Stalled Williamsburg site on market at $4.75 million

A stalled residential development site in Williamsburg is on the market with an asking price of $4.75 million, according to David Schechtman, executive managing director of Eastern Consolidated, who has the listing with directors Gabriel Saffioti and Marion  Jones as well as Gary Meese,  director … Full Article

Meier’s On Prospect Park completely sold, occupied

It’s been a long time coming, but the units are finally sold at On Prospect Park, the luxury all-glass, Richard Meier-designed condominium at 1 Eastern Parkway that was begun more than five years ago. … Full Article

Cobble Hill church mourns after lightning strike leads to death of passerby and threatens building's future

Christ Church-Cobble Hill is considered the oldest and tallest building in the neighborhood, and has been hit by lightning several times. Until Thursday night, however, damage caused by lightning strikes had never claimed a life. … Full Article

There's just no stopping fast pace of Downtown Brooklyn growth

The renaissance of Downtown Brooklyn seems like a unstoppable explosion, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli suggested on Thursday.

Consider these statistics, which he presented to an enthusiastic audience at the BAM Fisher Building: … Full Article

Storm victim Richard Schwartz was state Asst. Attorney General


The only known casualty of last night's wild storm has been identified as 61-year-old Cobble Hill resident Richard Schwartz. … Full Article

Man killed when lightning strikes Christ Church in Cobble Hill

UPDATED 10AM Authorities say a 61-year-old pedestrian was killed after lightning struck the rooftop of Christ Church in Cobble Hill. Police say the lighting brought down bricks onto some church scaffolding, causing part of it to collapse on the man as he walked by. … Full Article

News Corp's DUMBO-built education unit will distribute free tablets

News Corp. on Monday laid out a plan for its grade school education business, built on its acquisition last November of DUMBO-based Wireless Generation for $360 million. … Full Article

Arrest made in 25-year-old murder; body was found near Gowanus Xway

New York City police have cracked a 25-year-old cold case.

Edwin Alcaide of Manhattan was arrested Thursday in connection with the stabbing death of Lissette Torres on Jan. 1, 1987. … Full Article

Lighten Up Brooklyn uses humor and fun to combat obesity

“Lighten Up Brooklyn," Borough President Marty Markowitz’s annual day to promote a healthy lifestyle and combat obesity, gave Borough Hall Plaza a festive air yesterday. … Full Article

Brooklyn a big beneficiary of new MTA routes and service restorations

The MTA is restoring about a third of the service cuts made in 2010, increasing bus frequency and creating some new transit routes and Brooklyn is a major beneficiary. … Full Article


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