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Forest City to go pre-fab for next tower

Atlantic Yards
Ending speculation about whether Forest City Ratner would build its first Atlantic Yards housing tower with off-site “modular” construction, the giant real estate firm this week announced that it has signed a $117 million contract with construction firm Skanska USA to build the tallest modular bu … Full Article

$90.5 million renovation of 25 Washington Avenue underway

Navy Yard
The $90.5 million renovation of 25 Washington Avenue, the future site of graduate film studies for Brooklyn College and the City University of New York, is underway, Brownstoner … Full Article

NYU on the `CUSP’ of MetroTech launch

Downtown
NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) Tuesday announced that it will launch its inaugural programs and host its first class of 50 students at MetroTech.  … Full Article

Ratner called in on New Nassau Coliseum plan

The developer behind Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has been named to a team that will come up with a new proposal to develop the 77-acre Nassau Coliseum site on Long Island. … Full Article

Empire Stores damage in DUMBO

DUMBO
The 19th century Empire Stores warehouse in DUMBO suffered doors torn from their hinges and other damage from Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

Cobble Hill Development Gets Green Light from Landmarks Commission

Cobble Hill
A proposed development at 110-128 Congress St. in the Cobble Hill Historic District is going forward with the recent approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The vote was unanimous, according to Elisabeth de Bourbon, press secretary.  … Full Article

Lightstone Group says it will proceed with Gowanus Canal development

Gowanus
In response to a request by City Councilmember Brad Lander to withdraw its application to build a residential development along the Gowanus Canal, developer The L … Full Article

Something stinks in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach
Residents of 301 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach building say an “intolerable” stench has developed as a result of flood waters mixing with barrels of oil located in the basement. News reports say the smell is so bad that it has forced everyone to move out. … Full Article

Changes to two Brooklyn Heights properties considered by Landmarks next Tuesday

Brooklyn Heights
Consideration by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) of two Brooklyn Heights development projects will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 Centre St. in Manhattan. 70 Henry St.  … Full Article

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