Changing Brooklyn

March, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: They’ll have nun of that! Comments (5)
Changing Brooklyn: A Brooklyn-based developer recently swooped up additional air rights above Downtown’s old Brooklyn Law School office complex on Boerum Place, which it purchased years ago, in order to erect an even larger tower on the site. Comments (5)

February, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: Builders are hard at work finishing five projects that will transform Fort Greene’s once-industrial Navy Yard into a new commercial hub when all are completed by early next year. Comments (4)
Changing Brooklyn: Mayor DeBlasio is the only person who can save the more than century-old Angel Guardian home from its impending demolition, according to a rep from a private citywide historic preservation organization. Comments (5)
Changing Brooklyn: A builder proposing a megadevelopment of six residential high-rises on the site of an old Crown Heights warehouse is pushing for a zoning variance that would allow the towers to rise as high as 37 stories — radically altering the predominantly low-rise nabe’s character, according to a local land-use guru. Comments (3)
Changing Brooklyn: Neon-red letters that spell the new name of the massive office-and-retail complex planned for the former Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters could float above Brooklyn Heights where the Watchtower letters once hovered, renderings show. Comments (4)
Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn Hospital Center honchos’ imminent deal to sell its Willoughby Street medical tower on Fort Greene Park to a residential-housing developer could stir controversy among residents who oppose bringing a swanky high-rise to the border of the public green space, according to a local civic guru. Comments (9)
Changing Brooklyn: Two developers will pay the city millions to build a pair of privately owned residential towers on a parking lot for residents of a Boerum Hill public-housing complex, leaders of the New York City Housing Authority recently announced. Comments (25)

January, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: Honchos of a popular Brooklyn-based creamery announced Friday that they will scoop their frozen confections at a new location inside a historic Prospect Park West building that once hosted an old-timey ice-cream parlor in the 1930s. Comments (3)
Changing Brooklyn: A swanky five-story hotel with a mind-teasing, circuitous rooftop straight out of a lithograph by Dutch artist M.C. Escher will replace an old Gulf gas station in Crown Heights. Comments (2)

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