Green-Wood Cemetery awarded Level II Accreditation

The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum have announced that Green-Wood Cemetery has been awarded a Level II Accreditation.

By achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens, Green-Wood Cemetery is now recognized as an accredited arboretum in The Morton Register of Arboretum.


Town hall meeting discusses controversial issues in Brooklyn Heights

A town hall meeting explored controversial issues in the Brooklyn Heights area on Tuesday night, discussing the effects a “condo economy” is having on the neighborhood’s residents.


Franco Scala's brownstones of Thornton Park inspired by Carroll Gardens' architecture

Last year, The Brownstones of Thornton Park near downtown Orlando, Florida, held the groundbreaking ceremony  for a new  $6 million residential development project that will give Orlando's most stylish district a very distinctive Brooklyn flair, thanks to Franco Scala.  


Construction keeps on rolling at 160 Imlay St. in Red Hook

Full speed ahead.

The residential conversion of one of Red Hook's most distinctive industrial buildings, 160 Imlay St., rolls on with the return of warm weather.

When we dropped by the other day, we could hear the buzz of construction machinery behind the shrouded walls of the ghost-white former New York Dock Co. building.

Developer Est4te Four is crafting 70 condos in the cast-in-place concrete structure, which is more than a century old.


Speedy condo sales at DUMBO's 51 Jay St.

Hot Hot Hot.

The sizzling DUMBO luxury condo market has been written about again and again. Nevertheless, we want to offer a fresh example of vibrant demand — because we're obsessed with the building in question, 51 Jay St.  

Developers who are doing a condo conversion at the handsome old warehouse near the waterfront recently announced that more than 50 percent of the apartments in the project have been sold in less than five months.


New studios planned for Mark Morris Dance Center

Bravo! for Mark Morris Dance Center, which plans to build two new studios at a development next door to its home base at 3 Lafayette Ave.

The Brooklyn Cultural District institution is expanding at 280 Ashland Place, a mixed-use project Jonathan Rose Cos. has just started building. See related story for more details about the Brooklyn Cultural District: Apartments (BCD:A), which is the new name of this residential and retail development.


The Center for Fiction is moving to the Brooklyn Cultural District

Book lovers rejoice! The Center for Fiction is moving its headquarters to the Brooklyn Cultural District.

Brooklyn is the literary capital of the world; that's what former Borough President Marty Markowitz often said. This came to mind when we found out the Center for Fiction — which has been headquartered in Manhattan since its founding as the Mercantile Library in 1820 — is heading our way.


Opponents of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 highrises: ‘Build only to support park!’

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) began the public process to change the park’s General Park Plan (GPP) at a board meeting held at the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) on Monday.

The park hopes to change the GPP to allow affordable housing in two high-rise towers planned for Pier 6, and shift the number of residential units between the towers.


New Book highlights ‘fascinating tapestry’ of Brooklyn Heights

Robert Furman, president of the Brooklyn Preservation Council Foundation, will release his new book “The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb,” on July 13, bringing to life one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods — Brooklyn Heights.

“This lavishly illustrated book brings to vibrant life one of New York's and America's oldest and most fascinating offers a fascinating, panoramic tapestry of the Heights' human texture both high and low,” said author and historian Fergus M. Bordewich.


City Tech holds topping off ceremony for $400M complex

The New York City College of Technology’s new $400 million academic complex going up in Downtown Brooklyn reached a major milestone on Monday when the school held a “topping-off” ceremony to mark that the final steel beam has been placed upon the structure.



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