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Official Re-Zoning Plan Unveiled at CEC Meeting-DOE Takes It On the Chin

Wednesday night the DOE’s Office of District Planning (ODP) rolled out their Official Rezoning Proposal for P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 at a densely-packed public meeting held at P.S. 307.  The zone lines, previously presented in draft form at two Town Hall meetings on September 16th at P.S. 307 and September 21st at P.S. 8., […]

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Court Dismisses Save The View Now’s Suit; Appeal May Follow

The Eagle reports that New York Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel has, as he did before, dismissed the suit brought by Save the View Now. Following the earlier decision, STVN filed a new action, claiming newly discovered evidence concerning plans for structures other than “mechanicals” on the Pierhouse roof, and that property leases between the […]

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An Imminent Opening for the Bossert?

Can it be true? Can the long-awaited grand–and I do mean grand–re-opening of the Bossert finally be upon us? The Brooklyn Paper says, yes, indeed. Or, maybe. Fen Hotels, which runs dozens of hotels across Latin America and a handful in the United States, will be the operator of the landmarked Montague Street hotel and […]

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Wall Street Journal Eyes Possible Rental Glut in Brooklyn

According to this WSJ story, real estate analysts are concerned about possible oversupply in the rental housing market in Brooklyn because of the large number of new buildings that have recently been completed, are about to be, or are planned in various locations, prominently including downtown Brooklyn, which real estate people have re-branded as “DoBro.” […]

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B.P. Adams Disapproves Library Plan, With Conditions

The Eagle reports that Borough President Eric Adams has “dissproved with conditions” the proposed redevelopment of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Among the conditions he has included in his recommendation are that the new library have as much public space as the old one, including the space of […]

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Fortis Finally Closes on LICH Acquisition; Shake-Up at CHA

Update: “Fool me once….” It seems the closing isn’t “final” yet. See this Eagle story for details. Crain’s reports that Fortis Property Group has finally closed on its acquisition of the Long Island College Hospital site. Meanwhile, as the Eagle reports, Cobble Hill Association president Roy Sloane has resigned following a controversy over whether the […]

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Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s “Eye on Real Estate” has been following the progress of The Hotel Bossert gut-renovation.  The project underway is to include 279 guest rooms and a rooftop restaurant.  Back in March they reported the “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn” re-opening had been pushed back to this summer.  Yet, here we are one week away […]

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BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing

In an email, the Brooklyn Heights Association has asked Brooklyn Heights residents to send emails to Rose-Marie Mahase at Empire State Development Corporation,, urging disapproval of the proposed modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan affecting two high rise residential buildings proposed to be built near Pier 6. Such emails must be sent […]

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August 31 Deadline for Comments on Pier 6 Towers

The Empire State Development Corporation is considering modifications to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s General Project Plan concerning the two high rise residential structures proposed to be built at the park entrance near the foot of Pier 6 and near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. The modifications would, among other things, slightly reduce the height of the […]

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Borough President’s Hearing on Library Plan Brings Out Players on Both Sides

Tuesday evening’s hearing, called by Borough President Eric Adams (at left in photo, next to his Land Use Supervisor, Richard Bearak) as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the proposed sale of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to developer Hudson Companies. Hudson proposes […]

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