Tag Archives | Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown’s $2M, 14,000/sf Willoughby Plaza Officially Opens

Willoughby Plaza, the new $2 million 14,000/sf  pedestrian seating area between Panera Bread and Shake Shake near the entrance to Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall, has officially opened. On Friday, politicos, including Borough Prez Marty Markowitz, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony. In the coming months, the Downtown BK Partnership says it will be dressed with greenery, […]

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BK History: Downtown’s Pepper & Potter Nash Auto Dealership

Following the January 4 BHB post that a Hampton Inn is coming to 125 Flatbush Avenue Extension (near Tillary Street) in Downtown Brooklyn, we relished McBrooklyn’s take on the biz that once occupied the space: Pepper & Potter Nash car dealership. McB notes, “While we remember the old car dealership as a rundown wreck of […]

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Downtown Brooklyn Sprouts Another New Hotel Property

A Hampton Inn is coming to 125 Flatbush Avenue Extension, according to a sign posted on the construction fence there.

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‘My Brooklyn’ Premiers Friday January 4 At DUMBO’s reRun Theater

Opening Friday, January 4 at the reRun Theater in DUMBO (147 Front Street), IFP & Filmwax will premiere “My Brooklyn,” which follows director Kelly Anderson’s journey as a Brooklyn gentrifier to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, “a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that is maligned […]

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Group Warns That Congestion Is Increasing As Downtown Grows

As Downtown Brooklyn’s population continues to grow, a new report suggests that public transportation in the surrounding neighborhoods—including Brooklyn Heights—is falling behind as congestion mounts. On Tuesday, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Councilwoman Letitia James and three local civic groups released the “Brooklyn gateway transportation vision,” which argues for congestion pricing, residential parking permits, more bike […]

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Atlantic Yards: Big Plans To Transform Downtown Brooklyn Skyline

There may come a day where the eastward view from Brooklyn Heights reveals a very different skyline. Mayor Bloomberg and city planning officials have released a blueprint to transform the BAM Cultural District in Downtown Brooklyn to include a 32-story building, 16,000sf public plaza and cultural space to be utilized by BAM, the Brooklyn Public […]

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Brooklyn Sees Influx Of Taxis, Thanks To Barclays Center

A recent story in The New York Times suggests that thanks to the influx of out-of-borough attendees to Barclays Center events, neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights are seeing yellow—with a major influx of taxis cruising through the area. According to the Times, “In its first month of existence, the Barclays Center has helped bolster a […]

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Brooklyn Friends School Hosts Annual Winter Festival 12/01

The Brooklyn Friends School Winter Festival is coming up after Thanksgiving, Saturday, 12/1, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Get a jump on holiday shopping and have a blast with your children at the Downtown Brooklyn school’s 33rd annual holiday fundraiser benefiting Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School.” Festivities include a craft fair with 45 local […]

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Image Of The Day: Burgers & Franks Along Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall

This Hamburger/Frankfurter joint in Downtown Brooklyn along Fulton Mall—just across from the burgeoning City Point mixed-use project—continues to do stellar business, but as the neighborhood continues to gentrify by the week, will it soon be a memory of bygone times? Digitally enhanced a la 1960s, taken October 2012. (Photo: Chuck Taylor)

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Shake Shack Must Love Downtown Brooklyn; Opening Second Shop At Barclays Center

Shack Shack must be cooking up a fortune at its Downtown Brooklyn Fulton Mall location, which opened in December. The New York Post reports today that the burger joint is sniffing a second neighborhood shop on Flatbush Avenue, just across from the new 18,200-seat Barclays Center. The venue hosts its grand opening tonight with rap […]

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