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River Deli: Nearly Open for Business?

It’s been quite a week for Joralemon St., what with the secret subway entrances and all. But almost flying under the radar is news that the kraft paper in the widows of Joralemon and Columbia will finally be torn down and a new River Deli may be open for business soon. This morning I happened […]

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Tipster: Iris Cafe Coming to Willowtown Thursday

BHB newshound “AW” sends us this tip: I was walking home tonight down Columbia Place and noticed that one of the formerly empty storefronts was no longer empty. I stopped and talked to the person there. Apparently it’s going to be a coffee shop and will be open this Thursday. It’s called Iris Cafe. As […]

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New restaurant on Columbia Place

BHB caught up with Andrea Mocci and Giovanna Fadda yesterday, who are the new leaseholders at the former River Deli at 34 Columbia Place, at the base of Joralemon Street. The couple, who moved to New York from Sardinia nearly three years ago, hopes to open an Italian restaurant or café in the spot by […]

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No parking at Riverside Garage?

Updated Thursday at 4:50 pm BHB just got word that the state Division of Housing & Community Renewal has rejected the landlord’s proposal to build a garage at the Riverside Apartments at the westernmost end of Joralemon Street. Ken Fisher, the attorney for landlord Pinnacle Group, told BHB, “While we are disappointed, this is only […]

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Garage Project Dead at Riverside Apts?

A BHB tipster sent us this photo of a notice posted at Riverside Apartments. It suggests that the landlord’s proposed garage project is dead. DEVELOPING….

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Willowtown Fair Draws Local Dignitaries

Riverside Apartments resident Brad Smith (at right in photo) opened today’s Willowtown Spring Fair with a short speech about the life and accomplishments of Alfred T. White, the Heights resident and philanthropist responsible for the building of Riverside and of other affordable housing complexes in Brooklyn. Listening were (right to left) State Sen. Daniel Squadron, […]

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Willowtown Spring Fair to Celebrate Affordable Housing Pioneer Alfred White

The Annual Willowtown Spring Fair will be held on Saturday, May 16 from noon to 5:00pm on Willow Place and, according to the Willowtown Association’s press release, “will feature an Alfred T. White impersonator, pony rides, face painting, standing games, races, food served by Jones Bar-B-Q of Atlantic Avenue, a blues music group, a raffle, […]

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Breaking news — literally! Work Starts on Riverside Apts Garage

Loud, earth-shattering deconstruction work started today in the courtyard of the Riverside houses as part of a plan to build an underground garage there — that is, scoping work for the project. “We’re doing work in anticipation of the project,” explained a man who said he represented the building’s owner. The buildings sit on Joralemon […]

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Kid to Riverside Tenants: No Garage Related Rent Hike

New York State Senator-elect Daniel Squadron has written tenants of the Riverside Apartments assuring them that they will not be subject to garage construction related rent increases.  Squadron spoke to the building’s landlord, the Pinnacle Group, who claim that they will not seek an MCI increase for the construction of its proposed garage. The content […]

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Riverside Tenants: Garage Flap is Not Over

Despite the go ahead yesterday from the Landmark Preservation Commission allowing the Pinnacle Group to build an underground garage at the Riverside Apartments,  tenants are shouting “it’s not over until the Fat Lady sings”. The tenants group has hired the law firm of Collins Dobkin Miller to represent them at New York State Division of […]

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