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Hare Krishna HQ for sale on development-busy Schermerhorn Street block

Krishna Krishna. Hare Hare. Bye bye!

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness has put its headquarters at 295-309 Schermerhorn St. up for sale as a development site – on a block that's already up to its neck in major construction projects.

Eastern Consolidated, the brokerage with the exclusive sale listing, recently announced that up to 187,000 square feet of new development can be built there with inclusionary housing bonuses.


Downtown Brooklyn progress report: Is gritty, groovy Grove Alley gonna get its big break?

The grooviest alley in all of Brooklyn, gritty Grove Place, may be about to get its big break.

Bushburg Properties bought a site at the dead end of the grimy-chic block-long street – which the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has been promoting in an attention-grabbing campaign. The developer plans to put snazzy retail spaces on the alley side of an eye-popping apartment tower envisioned for the site.


LICH tumult deepens as SUNY moves on to second bidder

The uproar surrounding SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn became more pronounced this week with SUNY’s rejection of the first-place bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners Development Corp (BHP) on Monday.

BHP plans to sue SUNY, and local community groups and doctors said they were “carefully weighing” their legal options.


All Along the Watchtower: Witnesses' former Bible-printing plants are morphing into techie-friendly complex

Tech tenants and non-techies alike are lining up for office space down the hill in DUMBO – in former Bible-printing plants that belonged until recently to the Jehovah's Witnesses.

“Four hundred thousand square feet is pretty much spoken for,” Jared Kushner, who is remaking the buildings he bought with investment partners for $375 million last year into a hip office campus called DUMBO Heights, said at the Brooklyn Historical Society Tuesday.


Brooklyn Museum presents ‘Inside Out’

In a new exhibit, “Inside Out: Perceptions and Reflections of Self,” at the Brooklyn Museum, 12 artists with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), explore the concept of self — both internally and what is projected. This is the ninth ICL artist exhibition on view in the first floor education galleries at the Brooklyn Museum, and it will run through May 18.


Williamsburg student wins national essay contest

A Williamsburg fifth grader has won a national contest by using his writing skills to highlight the importance of kindness.

Noah Fequiere, a student at PS 196, was the first place winner in a nation-wide essay contest sponsored by The Be Kind People Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the nation’s educational environment.

Thousands of students across the country entered the contest and wrote essays with the theme “Kindness is the Key to Unlocking Good Character.” 


Rejected LICH bidder to sue SUNY on Tuesday in Brooklyn

The development team whose bid to buy Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was rejected by SUNY said they are going to court on Tuesday to stop SUNY from starting negotiations with the second-place bidder.


SUNY ends negotiations with LICH hospital bidder BHP

The State University of New York (SUNY) ended negotiations on Monday to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group (BHP).

SUNY spokesperson David Doyle said in a statement, “Following good faith negotiations over the last thirty days, The State University of New York is unable to execute a satisfactory contract agreement with Brooklyn Health Partners. SUNY remains unwavering in its commitment to protecting community health care services and a viable long-term solution for Long Island College Hospital.


Team bidding for LICH delivers $25 million, but contract not in the bag

The team that won the bidding war for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) says they put it all on the line on Monday afternoon by delivering to SUNY and state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes a check for $25 million and all the signed commitments demanded by SUNY.

Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group (BHP) spokesperson Donnette Dunbar told the Brooklyn Eagle on Monday, “We sent out everything that SUNY required to SUNY, and the same to Justice Baynes, and we are delivering a check for $25 million to Justice Baynes.”

Velazquez gets federal funds for fair housing advocates

Two Brooklyn organizations that advocate for affordable housing in New York are getting financial help from the federal government to do their work, thanks to U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who obtained $975,000 in funding for the groups.



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