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New Life for 186 Remsen? Bye-bye 192 Montague?

In a post this past September I speculated about the future of 186 Remsen Street (photo, by C. Scales), which I have long liked as an example of Victorian Romanesque architecture. In the post I noted that the building had been acquired by Up Ventures LLC, who had filed plans for a fourteen story hotel […]

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Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball?

I wish I could have gotten a better photo of what I consider to be a magnificent building, but the lighting and shadows were against me, as was a bit of sidewalk shed protecting pedestrians from falling debris generated by renovation work on the building at the corner of Court and Remsen. “Magnificent?” I know […]

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City Acts to Save 186 Remsen

Built in the late 19th century, the office building at 186 Remsen Street has, in the memory of your correspondent, been the national headquarters of the NAACP, the home of Little Flower Children’s Services, and, for the past decade or so, vacant. Now the City is moving to save it.

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Designs for 72 Poplar St., and other CB2 land use meeting recaps

Lots of exciting votes came out of tonight’s Community Board 2 Land Use committee meeting. For starters, there are plans to reconfigure 72 Poplar St., the former 84th Precinct station house, into 24 luxury, market-rate rental apartments. The developer — Regal Investments — has revised its 2007 plan and the building’s reconstruction now includes a […]

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Upcoming CB2 meetings

On Wednesday night, Community Board 2’s land use committee will host its monthly meeting and discuss a series of landmarking items. The meeting is at 6 pm, at Polytechnic University (5 Metrotech, on the Commons’ north side, in room LC400). There are some interesting items up for discussion:

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