Real Estate

Brooklynites In Florida: Orlando developer sets Brooklyn dynamic as blueprint for new community

Visionary Orlando real estate developer Craig Ustler, president and owner of Ustler Development, plans to redevelop the Parramore neighborhood into a thriving, diverse community that he envisions being like today’s revitalized Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library wants your feedback on controversial Brooklyn Heights proposals

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) says it is looking for feedback from the public on the seven proposals it has received for redeveloping the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. … Full Article

Ole! Mexican 'Urban Cuisine' comes to Montague Street

So what if folks say the upstairs space at 140 Montague St. is cursed? Giovanni Ventura's not scared. He and fellow chef Yovany Quisquina opened their first restaurant there last week. … Full Article

All Aboard! Grand Central's iconic Oyster Bar heads for Park Slope

Nothing says Manhattan like Grand Central Terminal – and the Oyster Bar with its succulent seafood, which has brightened commuters' days for a century. Are its charms transferable to Park Slope, to a block where there's no massive transportation hub nearby? … Full Article

'Coffee geeks' welcome at Gorilla's new java joint

For people who like coffee it's paradise, or pretty darn close to it. … Full Article

Food, glorious food! Brooklyn restaurant, coffee tenants on the move

Food, glorious food – you can make a living from it in B'KLYN if you have nerves of steel and a formula for keeping customers fascinated. … Full Article

Levin says he fought for concessions in Greenpoint Landing dispute

A plan to dramatically alter North Brooklyn’s waterfront with the construction of high-rise buildings will actually result in some good things for the Greenpoint community, according to City Councilman Stephen Levin, who said he negotiated with the city and with the developer and won severa … Full Article

Critics throw stones at Empire Stores' glass rooftop plan

Preservationists and DUMBO residents turned out Tuesday to oppose the rooftop addition planned for the historic Empire Stores warehouses in Brooklyn Bridge Park – and the city Landmarks Preservation Commission shared their objections. … Full Article

Forest City finalizes Atlantic Yards funding pact with Chinese firm

Forest City Enterprises Inc., the parent company of Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), and Shanghai-based Greenland Group Co. announced on Monday that they have completed a definitive agreement for a joint venture to develop the 22-acre Atlantic Yards project.  … Full Article

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