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New Rite Aid Store Will Open Wednesday

Posters are up on both the current Rite Aid at Clinton & Montague and the new one at Clinton & Joralemon. The Montague St. store will permanently close next Wednesday, July 30th, and the new store on Joralemon will open on Thursday, July 31. The new store will be open 24 hours a day, with [...]

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Forest City Ratner Again Focus of Local Residents’ Ire

Fort Greene residents are holding their noses—literally—as a result of the latest Forest City Ratner incursion into their neighborhood. Residents at One Rockwell Place have complained to a host of public officials, including Public Advocate Tish James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and New York City Council Member Laurie Combo, about 10 MetroTech Center, where [...]

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TRO Issued on Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Towers

As previously reported, area resident Lori Shomp is not a fan of the current plan for housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Emboldened by just under 3,000 signatures on her petition at Change.org, the activist won her first battle yesterday.
Do you agree with Ms. Schomp? Vote in our poll after the jump.

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Downtown Brooklyn Macy’s a Teardown Option?

With reports Wednesday that Macy’s is considering a sale of its flagship location in Brooklyn, speculation begins about the fate of Fulton Mall’s largest and grandest building. According to Women’s Wear Daily, executives at the Cincinnati-based retail chain are said to be debating whether to renovate the venerable building at 422 Fulton Street or to [...]

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BHA on Fortis ER: “When seconds count, we’ll be out of luck.”

The Brooklyn Heights Association has released the following statement in response to a letter you, like me, may have received recently concerning Fortis Property Group’s plans for an “emergency room” on the LICH site: Following the announced closing of Long Island College Hospital (“LICH”), residents are confused by a letter they received that is signed [...]

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Hotel Bossert Won’t Reopen Until 2015

The Brooklyn Eagle reported Friday that the historic Hotel Bossert, which has been under renovation since June of 2013, will not reopen until 2015. The 280-room Bossert—acquired in 2012 by David Bistricer and Joseph Chetrit—is in the midst of an extensive renovation to restore the crown jewel of Brooklyn Heights hotels to its former glory. [...]

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Crumbs Bake Shop Might Be Saved

CNBC is reporting that Crumbs Bake Shop, which closed all its stores including its Montague Street outlet on Monday, may be getting a bailout from “an investor group that includes the Fischer Family and Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises and star of CNBC’s “The Profit.”

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Brooklyn Real Estate Bubble Still Growing

The New York Daily News starts off their story about record real estate prices here by saying “soon no one will be able to afford Brooklyn.” But yet the bubble continues to blow…errr.. grow:

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104 Willow Street Tops June Sales in Brooklyn

While it was placed on the market for $12 million in August, 104 Willow Street didn’t quite sell for asking but it did top all Brooklyn sales in June. The broker, Brown Harris Stevens had hoped to top 70 Willow Street’s sales record of $12 million. TRD: A three-story, two-family house in Brooklyn Heights that [...]

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Crumbs Bake Shop Is Closing All Its Stores Including Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

The entire Crumbs Bake Shop is done as of tonight, the Wall Street Journal reports. Workers at all its locations were told this morning that today would be their last day. This includes the chain’s Montague Street shop which opened here in 2010. The company has been financially troubled lately, its stock hitting .30 cents [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Mega-Mansion Trend Has Some Shouting ‘Move to the Suburbs!’

This week, Brownstoner posted about a planned addition to 108 Joralemon Street (photo here is a rendering of it). The multi-family dwelling is being converted into a 4,800 square foot one family dwelling. This could be a trend – earlier this year Jared Kusnher announced a plan to turn 3 former Brooklyn Law School dorms [...]

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What Has Some Brooklyn Heights Residents Upset Over 172 Montague Street?

The entryway cover of the new tower being built at 172 Montague Street has some residents concerned that it might be jutting out too far onto the sidewalk. Current construction staging looks to be creating an illusion of a larger structure than the renderings (photo) suggest.

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Brooklyn Paper: Atlantic Avenue Shell Station Doomed

The Atlantic Avenue Shell station is likely to close soon reports the Brooklyn Paper:

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Baby It’s Hot In This Library

With splashy promotional pieces touting its 2014 summer reading campaign, the Brooklyn Public Library is enticing thousands of local school children, many of whose academic year ends this week, to patronize its 60 branches located throughout the vast borough. The kids just shouldn’t be surprised if the air conditioning at their local branch is on [...]

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Are Love Lane Mews Condo Prices Insane?

Curbed ponders the escalating prices of the Love Lane Mews condos. Built on the site of, among other things, a former parking garage sellers are getting well over asking price. Like a million dollars over asking. Curbed: …which makes this new Love Lane Mews listing very interesting. A two-bed, two-bath duplex with a large private [...]

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Affordable Housing Forum at St. Ann’s Church Tuesday Evening

There will be a public forum, “Brooklyn Housing Matters: Tackling Affordability,” on Tuesday evening starting at 7:00 at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets. Panelists will be City Councilmember Stephen Levin; Caitlyn Brazill, VP of CAMBA, a Brooklyn multi-service nonprofit; and Aaron Koffman, Director of Affordable Housing for developer Hudson [...]

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