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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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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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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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High Rise for Remsen?

The Eagle reports that “[a]n LLC formed by Upper West Side-based Quinlan Development Group” has acquired three adjoining buildings on Remsen Street between Clinton and Court: numbers 153, 155, and 157 Remsen (see photo), in a series of transactions for a total of $13.89 million. One of the buildings, 153 Remsen, former home of Saigon [...]

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Corcoran Out; Kiehl’s In On Montague Street In Brooklyn Heights

Skin-care giant Kiehl‘s will be opening its first Brooklyn store at 124 Montague St., the current site of The Corcoran Group. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports: Kiehl’s shop will be 1,200 square feet in size, with its front door located where Corcoran’s is now, on a diagonal right on the Montague and Henry corner of [...]

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Eagle: Developers Licking Their Chops Over Brooklyn Heights Library

After the Brooklyn Public Library issued an RFP in June for development of the Brooklyn Heights branch location, they were flooded with responses, the Brooklyn Eagle reports. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s NYC Council Select Committee on Libraries Oversight hearing. Councilmembers Steve Levin and Letitia James were on hand. Brooklyn Eagle: “We were [...]

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City Council Hearing on Libraries Monday

This in from City Council Member Steve Levin’s office: On Monday, September 30th, the City Council’s Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations will hold an oversight hearing on capital construction needs and the potential disposal of libraries in New York City. While this hearing is not exclusive to the proposals for Brooklyn [...]

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Read What People Think Of The Changing Retail Landscape Of Downtown Brooklyn

The New York Times writes about the changing retail landscape of Downtown Brooklyn. As outlets like Shake Shack and H&M set up shop on Fulton Street, the older businesses which long catered to African-American and Caribbean-American customers are starting to disappear. The Times describes the history of the strip saying, “Fulton Street has been Brooklyn’s [...]

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Poplar Street Precinct Condos To Go On Sale This Fall, Targets “Urban Hipsters” [Video]

Our man with a cam Karl Junkersfeld ponders the meaning of condos going on sale at the renovated 72 Poplar Street Precinct in Brooklyn Heights in his latest video. The 72 Poplar website is now live. Curbed reported yesterday that units will go on sale this fall: Designed, by Freyer Architects, the 14 units will [...]

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Karl on 177 Montague and Neighboring Brooklyn Heights Architecture

Mr. J. has put together an impressive video presentation (after the jump) focusing on the Brooklyn Trust Building, now occupied by Chase Bank, the upper floors of which are being converted for residential use. He then gives us a tour of some neighboring architectural gems, including the Brooklyn Historical Society, St. Ann and the Holy [...]

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Pier House Construction Underway

Reader Andrew Porter has been keeping an eye, and a camera lens, on construction activity at the site of Pier House, the hotel/retail/condo complex that will sit between Furman Street and Pier 1. The pedestrian bridge connecting Squibb Park and the uplands of Pier 1, which will eventually be between two sections of Pier House, [...]

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