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Magic Johnson in Foul Trouble at 20 Henry

As we’ve previously noted, the conversion of the “Candy Factory” building at 20 Henry Street to luxury condos, being done on behalf of Canyon Johnson Urban Funds, a developer controlled by basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, has been picketed by the Carpenters’ Union and taken to task by City Council Member Steve Levin for using […]

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Mr. J.: Loose Construction Material a Menace

Tree limbs aren’t the only victims of recent high winds. Karl follows the fate of some plywood from the sidewalk bridge surrounding 20 Henry Street, and gives a warning.

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Not So Magic, Johnson: Carpenters Protest Wages at 20 Henry Street

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America are miffed about how the developers of 20 Henry Street, Magic Johnson’s Canyon Johnson Funds, is compensating its workers. Our man in the NYC Council Steve Levin pointed out the firm’s questionable hiring practices earlier this year.

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Wrong Way Truck on Henry Street – Like He’s Got a Choice?

This monster truck from the construction site at 20 Henry Street cruises the wrong way up the one way street to make a right onto Cadman Plaza West this afternoon. But, really, does he have any other choice with a rig like that?

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Construction of 20 Henry Street Addition Begins in Brooklyn Heights

Brownstoner notes that the construction of the addition to 20 Henry Street has begun:

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Levin: “Magic” Johnson’s Firm Hired “Irresponsible” Contractor for 20 Henry

While many in the Heights were glad to see work resume on the renovation of the former candy factory building at 20 Henry after it was taken over by a firm in which basketball great “Magic” Johnson is a principal investor, the contractor hired for the project has a questionable record.

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“Magic” Johnson: Savior of 20 Henry?

According to this Brooklyn Daily Eagle article, it’s reported that a joint real estate venture in which basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson is a major participant, acting through a real estate investment service firm, has closed on a deal to take out troubled insurance giant AIG’s equity interest in the former Peak’s Mason Mint factory […]

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Brownstoner: Dudes in Suits at 20 Henry Means Reboot?

Brownstoner speculates about work at 20 Henry Street restarting: Brownstoner: 20 Henry—the high-end residential conversion in Brooklyn Heights—has been on ice since early last year when money and legal problems brought the renovation work to a halt. We’re starting to wonder if the 38-unit project might be on the verge of gearing back up though. […]

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BHB Wins Signage Change, Parking Clarification at 20 Henry

Thanks to a campaign spearheaded by BHB reader my2cents and taken up by our Karl Junkersfeld (who made the video above), the City has installed new, easily visible signs adjacent to 29 Henry Street, which now make it clear that parking is allowed along part of the block except on Wednesdays, when street cleaning is […]

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Feds Grabbing 20 Henry Parking Spots

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that federal law enforcement officials, evidently tipped off by our coverage of the “stealth no parking zone” next to 20 Henry Street, have been using the spaces there. The Brooklyn Heights Association’s Judy Stanton took strong exception to this, as Frost’s article notes.

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