Tag Archives | DUMBO

Kushner Cos. Drop Out of Watchtower Deal

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that The Kushner Cos. have dropped out of a deal to buy 90 Sands St. (photo), a building owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Kushner Cos. has purchased a handful of properties that used to belong to the religious organization. The company, which was headed by Jared Kushner until he stepped away to serve as senior […]

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Halloween Happenings: Brooklyn Heights and Boo-Yond!

Boo, Eek!   Halloween is finally upon us!! Here’s a round up of the best of what our end of Brooklyn has to offer. Add additional events or photos of your Halloween celebrations in the comments. Trick or Treat! Hands down, parents in Brooklyn Heights know the two best places to be on Halloween are […]

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DUMBO Gets A Lassen and Hennigs

To those commenters recently remarking on the empty storefronts and impatiently waiting for new food options to open: Here you go. Brooklyn Paper reports that the Montague Street deli is expanding to DUMBO, with plans to open on Water Street between Jay and Pearl. The new spot will have tables for eating in and a liquor […]

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Rolling Stone Publisher May Move To DUMBO

Bloomberg reports that ” a person with knowledge of the negotiations said” Wenner Media LLC, publisher of Rolling Stone, along with Men’s Journal and US Weekly, is considering moving its offices from 1290 Avenue of the Americas, in midtown Manhattan, to the Empire Stores (see rendering) near the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront in DUMBO. Bloomberg […]

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P.S. 8 Rezoning May Be Affecting DUMBO Apt. Sales

According to a Brownstoner post today, a three-bedroom apartment in DUMBO “used to be the real estate equivalent of a total eclipse or Halley’s Comet: Rare.” Now, there is an unusually high number of three-bedroom units available. Real estate agents also noted a general slowdown of high-priced two and three-bedrooms sales in DUMBO. Halstead agent Terrence […]

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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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CEC13 Issues Post Re-Zoning Statement, Kindergarten Admission Update

As a follow up to the January 5th 6 to 3 “yes” vote to re-zone P.S. 8 and P.S. 307, the CEC13 has issued a statement thanking “parents, community members, local organizations and elected representatives” along with school administrations and staff for their dedication and engagement over the many months of meetings, dialogue and debate. […]

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District 13 CEC Votes 6 to 3 in Favor of P.S.8/P.S. 307 Re-Zoning

After months of meetings, public discourse and national news coverage, the District 13 CEC has voted in favor of the re-zoning in a 6 to 3 split.   The Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch live blogged the proceedings. The CEC first held a Working Session where they attended to other district business including the Superintendent’s Report.  The […]

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CEC Sets Date for Re-Zone Vote, Debates Pros & Cons of Proposal

The District 13 CEC held a Working Session meeting this past Tuesday night.  Several items were on the agenda but the merits of the P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 re-zoning proposal was by far the longest and most multi-faceted debate of the evening. First, members approved a special session for the re-zoning vote.  The vote […]

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Re-Zoning Update: DOE’s PEP Approves Middle School Move to Dock Street

On Thursday night, The Panel for Education Policy unanimously approved the DOE’s proposal to re-locate M.S. 313, a.k.a. Satellite West to the newly constructed school at Dock Street.  Satellite West is currently housed on the third floor of P.S. 307 and has less than 80 students.  The school also resides on the “persistently dangerous” list, […]

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