Real Estate

2014 Brooklyn development to watch: 19 Kent Ave.

Residential projects are percolating all over Williamsburg. But the development at 19 Kent Ave. promises to be something special – it's going to be Brooklyn's first new-from-the-ground-up speculative office building since World War II. … Full Article

Brooklyn real estate in for wild 2014

Happy New Year, Brooklyn. A new Mayor (one of Brooklyn's own), a new Borough President, a new lineup in the City Council – we'll see how it all plays out on the Brooklyn development scene. … Full Article

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


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