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NYT on Long Time Riverside Apartments Resident

The New York Times writes about long time Riverside Apartments resident Brad Smith: New York Times: Mr. Smith, who turned 79 on Thanksgiving, has lived at Riverside since 1960, when he rented a three-room apartment for $68.33 a month. His quarters, for which he now pays about $365, are extremely modest in size. Yet he […]

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Squadron Urges Extension and Strengthening of Rent Regulations, End of Vacancy Decontrol

The Emergency Tenant Protection Act, the state statute under which residential rent regulation in New York City is authorized, expires on June 15. Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget amendments released earlier this month do not provide for its renewal. This is a matter of concern for many Brooklyn Heights residents who rent instead of own, including […]

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Willowtown Association to Present “Alfred” Awards

This in from Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association: The restorer of a long neglected brownstone in Willowtown in Brooklyn Heights, Jonathan Marvel, and the retiring chair of the tenants association at the Riverside Apartments also in Willowtown, William “Bill” Ringler, will become the first recipients of a new award, The Alfred, established by […]

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Last Gasp for Riverside Apartments Parking Lot?

A BHB tipster informs us that the  NY State Division of Housing and Community Renewal has denied the Pinnacle Group’s appeal to reopen the case for a parking lot in the Riverside Apartments’ courtyard.  Basically, he reports that the landlord was attempting to “restore retro-active tenant rents without making any improvements or restoration to the courtyard.” Pinnacle’s reps […]

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Willowtown Fair Celebrates Preservation Pioneers and Present Day Advocates

At yesterday’s Willowtown Fair, local residents and politicos praised those who, in the past and today, have worked and are working to preserve the neighborhood’s character and scale. In the photo above, William Ringler, a member of the Board of Directors of the Willowtown Association, as well as President of the Riverside Apartments Tenants’ Association, […]

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Update on Class Action Against Riverside Landlord

As a follow-up to our earlier story about a class action suit, charging, among other things, tenant harassment, brought against Pinnacle Group NY, LLC, owner of the Riverside Apartments, we received the following today as a comment to the prior post: At a press conference held at the Dunbar Apartments yesterday, Pinnacle tenants in the […]

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Opening Night at the River Deli in Willowtown

BHB’s Karl Junkersfeld stopped by the River Deli’s Opening Night and returned with this video report.

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River Deli Now Open in Brooklyn Heights

The River Deli’s opening night looks like a huge success, with people lining the window seats and antipasti for all.

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More Problems for Riverside Landlord

We previously reported that the petition of Pinnacle Group NY, the real estate company that owns, among some 400 residential properties in New York City, the historic Riverside Apartments, on Columbia Place between Joralemon and State streets, for review of an administrative decision denying its request for permission to build a parking garage under the […]

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Riverside Landlord Loses Garage Appeal

Last July, we reported that the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal had turned down the application of Pinnacle Group, Inc. landlord of the historic Riverside Apartments on Columbia Place, to build an underground parking garage between the apartment buildings and the BQE. Construction of this garage would require removal of mature trees that […]

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