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Crazy about kitchens? Check out new showrooms — in Red Hook

Here's something you don't hear people say very often about hot Brooklyn neighborhoods: Mayan Metzler went to Red Hook to open a business because the rent was low.

He leased two locations for showrooms to sell upscale European kitchen cabinetry on the Van Brunt Street side of 141 Beard St., Greg O'Connell's historic 19th Century warehouse building.

“The truth is I had built three showrooms in two years — I was maxed out,” said Metzler, 37, who came to the metro area in 1998 from Israel. “I needed cheap space.”


On the market for $24 Million — in Red Hook

That's a big chunk of change for an auto-body shop building — $24 million.

But this is sought-after Red Hook we're talking about, and the Perfect Bodies Auto Collision site at 145-165 Wolcott St. is 80,000 square feet in size, which is a big piece of property.

Realty Collective, the seller's exclusive agent, has sent the offering memorandum for the property to development firms that are active in Red Hook, the brokerage's president, Victoria Hagman, told Eye on Real Estate.


Viva Italia — in Red Hook

Spending spree! For Red Hook real estate.

Est4te Four, the chi-chi developer from Milan that's turning iconic 160 Imlay St. into condos, is buying a fourth development site in the neighborhood, Eye on Real Estate has learned.


Ignite Gala celebrates BAM’s education programming

The second annual BAM Ignite Gala celebrated the expansion of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM’s) education programming on June 30, raising $850,000 in funds and awareness to ensure their continued impact in the community.


VIDEO: A tour of Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters in DUMBO

Leaving Brooklyn? That's exactly what the Jehovah's Witnesses are doing. But when?

The Brooklyn Eagle caught up with some of the Witnesses' key staff members to get the inside scoop on the group's plans in this great video from our Dipti Kumar.


Democrats blast Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling

Members of Brooklyn congressional delegation had strong, and negative, reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in the so-called Hobby Lobby case.

In a 5-4 decision, the nation’s highest court ruled that the owners of Hobby Lobby, a chain of crafts stores, are not required to provide health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for their employees to cover certain types of contraceptives that the owners believe violate their deeply held religious principles. Hobby Lobby and another company, Conestoga Wood, filed suit against the Obama Administration.


Brooklyn’s mixed message to China

“Some people believe that I should not go and visit China, and learn about how we can join the Chinese residents of Brooklyn with the Chinese community,” Borough President Eric Adams trumpeted from Sunset Park’s Eighth Avenue early Sunday afternoon.

“NO WAY!” the crowd yelled.


Don’t even THINK about parking in Brooklyn Heights on the 4th!

With Brooklyn Bridge Park a prime viewing location for the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks this year, the NYPD is expecting thousands upon thousands of visitors – and parking in Brooklyn Heights is expected to be holy hell.

Even though the fireworks don’t commence until 9:20 p.m. on July 4, tow trucks will be out in force from Joralemon to Middagh streets starting 11 p.m. on the night of July 3to establish NYPD emergency vehicle and crowd management lanes.

Here is the list so far of where parking is strictly verboten:



Fortis signs contract with SUNY to buy LICH in Brooklyn

Brooklyn loses a hospital, and a developer gains a million square feet of Cobble Hill.

After more than a year of community protests and litigation, the State University of New York on Tuesday announced it has signed a contract with developer Fortis Property Group for the sale of the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) complex.

The deal, which will not maintain a hospital at the site, still must be approved by the state Comptroller, the Attorney General and the state Supreme Court.


Hasta la vista, IHOP!

Bye bye, IHOP.

There'll be a paucity of pancakes in Downtown Brooklyn when the Fourth of July weekend is over.

The flapjack franchise at 276 Livingston St. is closing its doors Sunday to make way for a new apartment house to be built by developer TF Cornerstone — with 714 residential units and approximately 56,000 square feet of retail space.

“There will be tears Sunday — tears for my bills that won't get paid,” said a worried  IHOP worker who doesn't know what she's going to do next.



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