Real Estate

FIRST PUBLIC AIRING: Plans to rebuild Brooklyn Heights library, move Business branch, face a skeptical audience

Brooklyn Heights
Details of the Brooklyn Public Library’s plan to sell the building shared by the Brooklyn Heights branch and the Business & Career Library to a private developer were shared at a contentious meeting of the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Historic but rundown Coignet Building in Gowanus for sale

The New York and Long Island Stone Company Coignet Building in Gowanus – which today is quite dilapidated and covered in graffiti – is the earliest known concrete building in New York City and was designated with landmark status in 2006. It’s also for sale. … Full Article

The Zone gets bigger: New FEMA flood map impacts thousands of Brooklynites

Gerritsen Beach
Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners in Brooklyn to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the choice of building h … Full Article

Dolphin in Gowanus Canal draws crowds

Observers of the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal thought they had seen everything when, in 2007, a minke whale nicknamed “Sludgie” was found swimming in the Gowanus Canal. … Full Article

Markowitz task force meets to plan ‘Brooklyn Boulevard’

Bay Ridge
A task force organized by Borough President Marty Markowitz to come up with a plan to revamp the entire length of Fourth Avenue will meet to discuss safety measures for the Bay Ridge end of the four-mile thoroughfare. … Full Article

Rents down in Brooklyn, but up in Manhattan

Average rents in Brooklyn fell 5 percent from November to December, according to the New York Post. At the same time, however, average rents in Manhattan rose 1.5 percent, said the Post, quoting a Douglas Elliman survey. … Full Article

Renting in Brooklyn Heights? Try $14,000/ month for 2,800 square feet

Brooklyn Heights
A Brooklyn Heights townhouse at 36 Orange Street is up for rent for $14,000 a month, Brownstoner reports. … Full Article

Sunshine Connections: Williamsburg inspires South Florida waterfront project

Brooklyn native and South Florida developer Asaf (Asi) Cymbal of Cymbal Development says that the Williamsburg area of Broo
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