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Duane Reade Store in Brooklyn Heights Appears to be Getting Mega Makeover

Remember the days when your local pharmacy sold cold remedies, prescriptions and maybe had a nice soda fountain and candy counter loaded with Mary Janes, Tootsie Rolls and Guess Whats? Yeah, those days are gone but the maga-drugstore era is just beginning. We received this dispatch from a BHB reader regarding changes coming to our [...]

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Shake Shack Coming to One Old Fulton by Mid-Summer

As we reported last August, the former site of Pete’s Restaurant, One Old Fulton Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water streets) in the Fulton Ferry Historic District, will become a Shake Shack. According to this Eagle story, the owners expect it to open by mid-summer.

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100 Clinton Street In Brooklyn Heights Gets A Broker

Real Estate Weekly reports that 100 Clinton Street is on the block. The broker’s site lists the property at $16.2 million. Fair price? What would you like to see there? REW: Hilly Soleiman of Besen & Associates has been exclusively retained to market 100 Clinton Street, Brooklyn for triple net lease. The property is located [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s Kenn Lowy Responds To 70 Henry Street’s Owner Listing Building For Sale

The saga of 70 Henry Street continues as Tom Caruana, owner of the building, has listed it for sale this week with real estate agency Massey Knakal. As the property is currently home to the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, the Cinema’s owner, Kenn Lowy, has issued this response which has also been posted at the movie [...]

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Design Within Reach Bugs Out Of Brooklyn Heights

Design Within Reach (76 Montague Street) have moved out of that location. A sign on the door claims they’ll be “relocating”. DEVELOPING

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Pour One Out For: Atlantic Avenue’s Module-R

Two BHB readers alerted us that Module-R will be closing its store at 141 Atlantic Avenue. Andrew Porter offers this comment:

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Is A Second Hotel Coming To Montague Street?

Word on the street is that the Treeline Cos-owned building at 189 Montague St may be torn down and rebuilt as a hotel. As the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports: For one thing, tenants’ leases aren’t being renewed at 189 Montague, one source said. For another, at 146 Pierrepont St., a small apartment house located next [...]

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What’s About To Happen At 153 Remsen Street In Brooklyn Heights?

Looks like the Quinlan Development Group is starting to move on its purchase of 153 Remsen Street. The Brooklyn Eagle reports that sidewalk shedding will be erected there soon, a sign that is usually a “prelude for demolition” the paper says. The paper adds that Wi-Pie Pizza at 155 Remsen recently closed as well paving [...]

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Neiman Marcus Coming to Municipal Building Mall

The Daily News reports that famed Texas high-end merchant Neiman Marcus will open a “Last Call” outlet in the second floor space above Sephora in the Brooklyn Heights Plaza retail complex being developed on the first two floors of the Brooklyn Municipal Building on the southeast corner of Court and Joralemon streets. According to the [...]

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Brooklyn Hospital Tries to Stay in LICH Fray with Expanded Proposal

The Eagle reports that Brooklyn Hospital (photo) has amended its earlier proposal for the Long Island College Hospital site. The Eagle story quotes Brooklyn Hospital’s press release: The revised proposal supports community health care needs by providing emergency services, primary and specialized ambulatory services, and urgent care services. The Brooklyn Hospital Center will draw upon [...]

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LICH Update: NYU Langone Joins Fortis to Rival Brooklyn Hospital Bid

See updates after the jump. TWC/NY1 News reports that NYU Langone Medical Center has joined in the bid by real estate developer Fortis Property Group, a bid that was earlier tabled by the SUNY board, to close Long Island College Hospital, convert most of its campus to residential use, and provide on the site a [...]

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Brooklyn Hospital Bids to Keep LICH Partially Open, But Won’t Treat Critical Cases

According to Crain’s, Brooklyn Hospital has joined with a private equity investor and a real estate developer to propose taking over Long Island College Hospital and converting much of its campus to “1.000 mixed income apartments.” According to the Crain’s story, the main hospital building …would be repurposed as a comprehensive care center with ambulance [...]

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BPL Solicits Comments on Proposals to Replace Brooklyn Heights Branch

We previously reported that the Brooklyn Public Library has selected seven proposals for consideration to replace the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch. BPL is now soliciting comments from the public regarding each of the seven proposals. To comment, go here and follow the links to comment on each proposal. If your comment is, “Keep the existing [...]

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Hand Written Signs Bid Clark Street’s Mr. Video III Farewell

Mrs. Fink send us this photo of signs (we assume written by kids, but hey you never know) bidding farewell to Clark Street’s Mr. Video III. Earlier this year, the store announced it was closing at the end of December. No word yet on a new tenant.

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Marina, Roller Rink, and More to Come at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Construction work at Brooklyn Bridge Park will pick up further in 2014, thanks to some recent awards in response to Requests for Proposals and decisions regarding other projects. Edgewater Resources, “a multi- disciplinary marina design, development, and management company with extensive national and international experience,” will develop and operate a marina between Piers 4 and [...]

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Here Are The Proposals for the Planned Redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Library

The Brooklyn Public Library has received seven responses to its Request For Proposals to construct a new Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, to be incorporated in a larger commercial or residential structure. Most of the proposals would provide 20,000 square feet of library space; Proposal A’s library would have 31,192 square feet, and Proposal E’s 30,000. [...]

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