Real Estate

Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union – welcoming to Bushwick residents and entrepreneurs, Hispanic or not

It gives immigrant entrepreneurs business loans when mainstream banks say No way – but this is a good neighborhood place to keep your cash even if you're not Hispanic. … Full Article

Alegría de Vivir – whose $20 jeans are supposed to make the junk in your trunk look like Shakira's

Hipster ladies, why should Latinas be the only gals with perky tushes? … Full Article

Esmeralda's – for the prettiest pargo frito this side of Quito

It's got the prettiest pargo frito this side of Quito. … Full Article

Calibella – a Bushwick bakery that's muy buena

Calibella Bakery's name is the words “Cali bella” squished together, meaning “beautiful Cali” – and the Colombian shop owners don't mean California. … Full Article

A hipsters' tip sheet on Hispanic Bushwick

Bienvenidos a Bushwick, hipsters. Don't miss out on the coolest places in the neighborhood, the Hispanic places. … Full Article

Fears over future of iconic Brooklyn Heights St. George Hotel called unfounded

The management company running student housing in the historic St. George Hotel has scotched rumors that a change in use was in the works for the building at 100 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Rescue Me: Greenpoint brownfield site gets a cleanup – and a new apartment building

Once upon a time, 1133 Manhattan Ave. was the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Rail Yard, one of Greenpoint's polluted properties. … Full Article

Rescue Me: Shuttered Greenpoint Catholic schools are resurrected as apartment houses

Malky Landau and Meir David Tabak have excellent taste in ecclesiastic architecture. … Full Article

Coignet Building in a cocoon: Lonely little Gowanus landmark will emerge as white butterfly after renovation

A shroud has descended on Gowanus' little lost landmark – the one that's nearly engulfed by a neighboring Whole Foods store. … Full Article

Court Street Funeral Home property sells for $4.55 million

From house of mourning to house of healing. Developer Stuart Venner is turning a Cobble Hill funeral parlor location into a doctors' office – and as a step forward in that plan, he just closed on the property purchase, city Finance Department records reveal. … Full Article

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