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Sales begin for 11 Hoyt Street high-rise condo development

Sales have begun for 11 Hoyt Street, a 57-story luxury condo development in Downtown Brooklyn that is being developed by Tishman Speyer. … Full Article
 

High-tech water fountain can't be used at Brooklyn school due to lead problems

City officials last Tuesday brought fresh water and a repair plan for a high-tech water fountain at a Brooklyn high school that cost $5,100. The bubbler has sat unused since June because of dangerous lead levels.  … Full Article
 

Postcards from Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s grand street fair

While this year’s edition of Atlantic Antic took place on Sunday under a cool mist—compared with last year’s record 91-degree sunshine—nothing could dampen the exuberant festival’s oversti … Full Article
 

Two plead guilty to violent armed robbery of Court Street jewelry store

Two of the four men involved pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to the violent armed robbery of a jewelry store located at 60 Court St. in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article
 

Squibb Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park busted indefinitely

The formerly bouncy Squibb Bridge connecting Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park will be closed indefinitely, according to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The bridge was barricaded shut in July after an inspection revealed a piece of wood was in “poor condition.” … Full Article
 

BQE rehab plan would replace Brooklyn Heights Promenade with 6-lane highway

The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is backing a plan that would temporarily replace the famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway during the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. … Full Article
 

Greenpoint restaurants gain attention of Travel + Leisure

Greenpoint may now be the most exciting restaurant destination in New York City, Travel + Leisure said.  … Full Article
 

80 Flatbush gets shorter and slimmer

In a negotiation that went down to the wire—past the start of a scheduled City Council subcommittee hearing Thursday—months of debate over the scale of the ambitious two-tower 80 Flatbush project co … Full Article
 

Alloy Development cuts height and density of 80 Flatbush project and wins a crucial City Council vote

Compromise! Alloy Development has trimmed the height of both its towers in its proposed 80 Flatbush Ave. project —  one of which was going to be as tall as the Chrysler Building — and reduced the density it's seeking for the Boerum Hill site. … Full Article
 

To desegregate Brownstone Brooklyn middle schools, high scores, good grades no longer a factor

Change is coming to Brooklyn’s District 15 schools. On Thursday at Park Slope’s M.S. 51, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza launched a plan to increase diversity at Brownstone Brooklyn’s sought-after middle schools. … Full Article
 

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