Metal fabricator building new Red Hook HQ with industrial-strength flood protection

There's a lonely little townhouse at 10 Coffey St., surrounded by vacant lots.

But before you know it, the lost-looking building will have a spiffy new next-door neighbor at 20 Coffey St.

That's where two brothers who are Parsons School of Design alums are building a new home for their business, Seetin Design Group, which fabricates high-end decorative metals, architectural metals and millwork.


I'm a believer: Developer Marshall Sohne bets on Red Hook with Dikeman Street 'Passivhaus'

Red Hook's current crop of home builders includes Marshall Sohne, a developer who's been busy of late in the nearby Columbia Waterfront District.

He's at work on a four-story single-family house at 61 Dikeman St. – a site an LLC of his bought for $500,000 five days before Hurricane Sandy struck, city records indicate. Regrets, he's had a few, but then again, too few to mention.


To hell with Hurricane Sandy: Artist Bosco Sodi builds Red Hook home despite flooded studio

Bosco Sodi believes in Red Hook.

Hurricane Sandy trashed the Van Brunt Street studio where he makes hybrid painting/sculptures of vividly hued sawdust – but the artist is building his family home in the neighborhood anyway.

“It's a great area,” said his wife, Lucia Corredor, who's an interior designer. “We just have to build smart and stay prepared.”


New Kid in Town: Est4te Four will Make Brooklyn debut with residential conversion of 160 Imlay St.

Ready, set … go Red Hook.

When will a newcomer to Brooklyn with plans to own more than 1 million square feet of Red Hook industrial properties start apartment sales at 160 Imlay St. – a residential conversion project that stirred years-long opposition?

The developer is Est4te Four (no, that's not a typo), which put up a teaser site before Thanksgiving indicating that sales would start Jan. 1 on apartments at the iconic former New York Dock Co. building.     


‘Brooklyn Abolitionists / In Pursuit of Freedom’ now on view at Brooklyn Historical Society

Now on view at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), “Brooklyn Abolitionists / In Pursuit of Freedom,” is a thought-provoking, interactive new exhibition that uncovers the lesser-known stories of Brooklyn activists who fought for freedom and racial justice in the 19th century. This groundbreaking exhibit will remain on view through December 2018 and will inaugurate the Shellens Gallery in BHS’ newly renovated building at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights.


Lawyers: Earn 3 free CLE credits while educating top collegiate mock trial competitors!

The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial Association ("EMTA"), in conjunction with NYU Mock trial, is pleased to invite you to our eighth annual Downtown Invitational mock trial tournament on Jan. 25-27 at Kings County Supreme Court. Each year the Downtown brings together 16 of the top collegiate trial advocacy teams. This year's field includes Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Virginia and the defending national champion, Florida State University. 

Fog engulfs Brooklyn Heights

Smoke on the water ... or fog really, seen above the shoreline from Brooklyn Heights Wednesday morning.


Brooklynite’s debut novel conjures futuristic New York

Brooklynite Adam Sternbergh, culture editor of The New York Times Magazine, has long been writing about New York City. Formerly an editor-at-large for New York magazine, he has written for numerous publications, including GQ and The Times of London. Recently, though, Sternbergh has moved beyond his background in journalism and tried his hand at New York-centric fiction. The result is an enthralling debut novel titled “Shovel Ready” (Crown, Jan.


BHA hosts online library branch survey

On Dec. 12, as the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has reported, the Brooklyn Public Library unveiled seven proposals for the redevelopment of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library.

Now, the Brooklyn Heights Association has prepared an online survey for its members and neighbors about the various proposals.


Brooklyn jury awards $62M in med-mal case

A Brooklyn jury awarded $62 million to a woman who lost her hearing and both of her limbs after a seemingly routine surgical procedure at a Long Island hospital.

Stacey Galette was awarded $58 million for pain and suffering and over $3million in special damages on Friday following a three-month trial in Brooklyn's Supreme Court. Galette sued Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island and three doctors after the 2009 laparoscopic removal of an ectopic pregnancy.  



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