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Housing Opponents Swarm Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. Board Meeting, Channeling Spike Lee

Opponents of the new residential buildings being constructed at the north and south ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park were out in full force at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBP) board meeting Thursday (2/26). The gathering of upwards of 70 remained mostly polite but — as has been the case in other recent BBP meetings — […]

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Historic Districts Council Joins Fray Over Pierhouse View Obstruction

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the Historic Districts Council, an organization with a 44 year history of advocacy for the protection of historic districts, such as Brooklyn Heights, has allied itself with the Brooklyn Heights Association and Save The View Now in their efforts to limit the height of the Pierhouse structure adjacent to Pier […]

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What’s The Deal With Small Business in Brooklyn Heights Lately?

It’s been a tumultuous few months for businesses in Brooklyn Heights. Brooklyn Heights Cinema, Crumbs, Taperia, Connecticut Muffin, and Siggy’s have all closed or announced closures recently. Meanwhile, a handful of new businesses have begun to inhabit the area: there’s the new Clean Bedroom showroom, Gramercy Park restaurant Friend of a Farmer is busy setting up […]

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Want to Live Above a Bank in Brooklyn Heights? It’ll Cost a Pretty Penny

According to Curbed and the Times, prices for condo apartments at 177 Montague Street, above the Chase Bank branch at the corner of Montague and Clinton, will range from $3.35 million to $4.35 million. Several of the apartments will be duplexes, and the top floor will have no windows, but will have “operable skylights.”

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Packer Collegiate Institute to Borrow $22 Million For Expansion

Bloomberg reports that Packer Collegiate Institute, the 170 year old private primary and secondary school located at Joralemon and Clinton streets, plans to issue $22 million in tax exempt 30 year bonds to be used to finance the acquisition and renovation of property at 100 Clinton Street. The building, which is at the northwest corner […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park States Its Case in Pierhouse View Dispute

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has provided us with a link to part of the visual presentation that accompanied Park Corporation VP for Real Estate David Lowin’s talk at last Wednesday’s Community Advisory Council meeting. The presentation shows comparative views (scroll to the bottom) in photos taken in 2008, before the National Cold Storage Warehouse […]

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Rents at 172 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights to Start at $2,500/Month

At 172 Montague Street $2500/month will get you a studio apartment. A three bedroom high up will have a monthly rent of $9,000, according to this Daily News story. It quotes Anna Zarro, of the building’s (photo) leasing agent, Town Residential, as saying, “The views from here are nothing short of phenomenal.” Among the building’s […]

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The Low House in Brooklyn Heights is on the Block for $40 Million

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Seth Low House at 3 Pierrepont Place is up for sale. The record setting asking price – $40 million dollars. As for the history of that home Seth Low II, who served as mayor of Brooklyn from 1881-1885 and later mayor of New York City, grew up there. […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park CAC Asks for Construction Halt, New Environmental and Financial Studies

Last night’s meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Community Advisory Council ended with the passage, by an overwhelming majority, of a resolution proposed by Council member Judi Francis, requesting (1) full disclosure of the Park’s financials; (2) a new Environmental Impact Statement taking into account new data regarding the impact of housing proposed and under […]

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Looks Like Something Big and Fugly is Coming to Remsen Street

Pro-development website YIMBY reports that designs for 153 Remsen Street are in – and boy are they…interesting.

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