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Good-bye, Witnesses; Hello, Luxury Condos

“There is only one possible use, and that’s luxury condominiums.” So proclaimed David Lombino, the director of special projects for Two Trees, in a New York Times story published last weekend and accompanied by stunning photographs of the landscape currently inhabited by the Jehovah’s Witness complex that straddles Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. His conclusion is hardly a surprise, given […]

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Heights Residents and Electeds Gather in Opposition to Pineapple Walk Tower

As reported in detail by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, concerned Heights residents and numerous elected officials convened at 101 Clark Street on Wednesday night to brainstorm ways to convince their neighbors at 75 Henry Street and adjacent town houses to vote “NO” on the potential sale of Pineapple Walk.  A developer has offered $75 million […]

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Construction for Brooklyn Heights Cinema Slated for Spring

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that construction on the property at the corner of Orange and Henry is due to begin this spring. The developers who plan to turn Brooklyn Heights’ shuttered movie theater into condos expect to start construction in spring 2016 and complete the job in fall 2017, according to Colin Lieu, who handles […]

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LICH UPDATE: Lander & Electeds Oppose Mayor-Backed Re-Zoning Plan for Former Hospital Site

As reported by DNAinfo, The Cobble Hill Association’s Fall General Meeting took place on Wednesday evening where Fortis’ two proposed development plans for LICH were the hot topic.  After polling his constituents earlier this month, City Councilmember, Brad Lander (who represents Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus among other neighborhoods) publicly opposed the De […]

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New Plan for LICH Site: A Dormitory?

According to Capital New York, our erstwhile neighborhood hospital may be slated to become…a big dormitory. Following local outcries against Fortis Property Group’s plans to build high-rise luxury condos on the same, the developer has put forth another plan, which can, according to the story, be constructed without neighborhood feedback. Fortis Property Group, the developer […]

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High-End Fitness Center Headed To 120 Clinton Street

Following a Community Board Two Land Use Committee public hearing in January, a special permit has been approved for a fitness center to open on the ground floor at 120 Clinton Street and the corner of Joralemon Street. According to Brownstoner, the minutes of the meeting note the locale would be “a high-end gym open […]

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BBP Sniffing For Residential Developers On Vacant DUMBO John Street Lot

Brooklyn Bridge Park has issued a request for proposals to develop a waterfront residential complex along the DUMBO coast. A vacant lot on the north end of the park at John Street offers 9,600 square feet of develop-ready land just east of the Manhattan Bridge. According to BBP’s website, “It allows for up to 130 […]

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Subway Sandwich Coming To Atlantic Avenue & Hicks

As Atlantic Avenue continues to redefine itself as a burgeoning retail and foodie destination for local businesses and more upscale shopping, we’re not sure that the local BID had fast food in mind as consummate gentrification. We saw a sign today in the storefront at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street promoting a […]

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Who Needs Manhattan: BK’s Fulton Mall Revival A Bona Fide Reality

When The New York Times pens a story on the revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall, it heralds a watermark moment: sort of like, if the Times sniffs it as a reality, the revival has got to have credence. Its August 28 piece announced “National Retailers Discover a Brooklyn Mall.” Mind you—to toot our own […]

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