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  • DIBS

    I have Fios in Philly and love it.

  • Andrew Porter

    Permits have been filed to tear down 186 Remsen Street and erect a 14-story hotel. The building is under Landmarks rules. Expect this to be fought tooth and nail by preservationists.

    Details (on YIMBY, a we-never-met-a-building-that-shouldn’t-be-torn-down website) here:

  • Andrew Porter

    I did, but they said nothing.

  • TJ

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  • StudioBrooklyn

    Thanks, Andrew. Just to offer a trivial correction to the article’s content, HOK are presently the 5th largest architecture firm in the US. 1st place goes to Gensler.

  • Jorale-man

    What the? That’s insane. What do they gain – a couple more stories and cheaper construction? Remsen (east of Clinton) has already lost most of its architectural heritage – I guess they feel they have the green light to ruin what’s left of it.

  • Robert Perris

    Looking at the official map, the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District ends at 184 Remsen Street. (For the record, the Brooklyn Heights Historic District ends at 156 Remsen Street.)

    Responding to Jorale-man, 186 Remsen Street is zoned C5-2A, which has a Floor Area Ratio (or FAR, a multiplier of lot size) of 10.0. At 14 stories, the planned hotel will be more than twice as tall as the current building.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    I haven’t had Verizon landline service since before May 1st of this year. But Verizon won’t give me and others in my building credit for the lack of service so we must call each month and fight with them.