Real Estate

Love that dirty water: The Gowanus Canal's Hamilton Avenue Bridge

Tainted Love. That song by Soft Cell could serve as the sound track for a visit to the Gowanus Canal. Just about everybody in Brooklym is enamored of the dangerously dirty waterway, and rightfully so.  … Full Article

Landmarking agency asks for design changes for supportive housing project on Crown Heights North mansion's lawn

What's the appropriate way to construct a new building that wraps around a landmarked mansion and occupies a big chunk of its garden? … Full Article

Proposed zoning change related to Williamsburg's 25 Kent Ave. office project is criticized at Borough Hall hearing

Will this actually help industrial businesses in New York City? The critics don't think so.  … Full Article

First tenants are moving into 7 DeKalb Ave. at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn

Our favorite buildings in this fine world were all constructed long before we were born. Still, it can be a splendid thing to witness the creation of a new building. … Full Article

Nearly 90,000 applications for affordable apartments at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn

If you wonder about how intense the demand for affordable housing really is in Brooklyn, consider this: There were 87,754 applications for the 200 affordable apartments at 7 DeKalb Ave. … Full Article

Jehovah's Witnesses will get big bucks from headquarters sale, New York Post reports

No, wait — the Watchtower's Brooklyn Heights headquarters is worth a bundle after all. … Full Article

A look at Green-Wood Cemetery's landmarking candidates

The back entrance is pretty awesome, too. This is Green-Wood Cemetery's Fort Hamilton Parkway entrance we're talking about. … Full Article

Coney Island before the season starts

Grim, grim, grim. A look at Coney Island's Neptune Avenue nearly sent us spiraling into depression. We headed there the other day to take fresh photos of the Coney Island Pumping Station. … Full Article

Is the Coney Island Pumping Station structurally sound? NYC's Economic Development Corp. is figuring it out

Is the Coney Island Pumping Station structurally fit? The city Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is doing a study to find out. … Full Article


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