Tag: real-estate

City’s proposed zoning amendment sparks debate, Brooklyn residents raise concerns about reduced community input


Feb. 13, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith A change to city rules that would allow up to 250-unit, 250-foot-tall residential developments to be built without going through the city’s environmental review process was largely met with support at a public hearing Wednesday. However, Brooklyn was heavily represented in those who spoke against the proposal, with speakers…
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Landmarks rejects townhouse proposal pitched for Brooklyn Heights’ historic Grace Court


Feb. 2, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith A Greek Revival-style townhouse pitched to rise on a garden lot on Brooklyn Heights’ historic Grace Court was roundly rejected by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday for being out of character, out of proportion, and “the visual equivalent of a defensive crouch,” according to one commissioner. At issue was also whether the lot, one of 10 street-facing backyards attached to Remsen Street houses that have provided greenery and open space along Grace Court for more than 170 years, should be developed at all or preserved. The backyard lot in question at 39…
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Plan to replace Park Slope’s iconic Grand Prospect Hall hits snag


Jan. 5, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith

After an ultimate-hour storm of protests failed to save Park Slope’s iconic Grand Prospect Hall, the wedding and event hall that had stood for over a century was razed in a jiffy, but the apartment building that will replace it is taking some time.

Wavy nine-story apartment building ascends in East Williamsburg


Jan. 4, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith & Cate Corcoran A nine-story apartment building with a curved and rippled facade like an Art Deco ocean liner is rising at the epicenter of one of the oldest settlements in Brooklyn. Benefiting from a rezoning and replacing the gas station that long held the corner of Bushwick and Metropolitan in East Williamsburg, the development will have 136 rentals, some of which will be affordable housing. The structure had reached six stories and dozens of workers were on site at 828 Metropolitan Avenue when Brooklyn Paper’s sister publication Brownstoner passed by last week. The…
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In 2023, Linden Street became a first for Bushwick


Jan. 1, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith

With 2023 on the way out, we take our annual look back at the Brooklyn buildings and neighborhoods considered significant enough to merit designation by the Landmarks Preservation Commission during the year.