Real Estate

Dazzling aluminum composite façade covers 286 Ashland Place in the Brooklyn Cultural District

Hark! That's 286 Ashland Place Shining Bright Like A Diamond (to paraphrase Rihanna's lyric) in the spring sunshine. … Full Article

Architectural eye candy near Downtown Brooklyn's 1,066-foot-tall skyscraper site

It's gonna be huge. No, wait. That's somebody else's catchphrase. Let's try again. This is a big deal. Very big. … Full Article

A privileged peek into the Brooklyn Academy of Music's storied past

The play's the thing. And BAM's the perfect place for it. Brooklyn Academy of Music, America's oldest performing arts center, is in the limelight these days because the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is in residency there. … Full Article

Here's the Coignet Building as you've never seen it before

Hello, Gorgeous. Here's the Coignet Building, in all its moon-pale splendor, fully revealed to the world. … Full Article

Our Lady of Loreto is an Ocean Hill cultural treasure

That's Amore. Did you know songwriter Harry Warren, who penned that Dean Martin hit and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” too, was a choirboy at Our Lady of Loreto Church? His real name was Salvatore Guaragna, by the way. … Full Article

Make Our Lady of Loreto a cultural center, activists ask

They saved her from demolition. So when is the adaptive reuse going to happen? … Full Article

Landmarks Preservation Commission greenlights thousand-foot Downtown Brooklyn skyscraper

Brace yourself, Brooklyn — a thousand-foot skyscraper is headed this way. It will be 1,066 feet tall, to be precise — and will be built on a site shared by the iconic Dime Savings Bank, an individual city landmark at 9 DeKalb Ave. in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Jehovah’s Witnesses reach $700M handshake deal for Brooklyn Heights plot

There's big news about the Watchtower's Brooklyn Heights headquarters and massive development site at 85 Jay St. in DUMBO. … Full Article

Manhattan Beach mess

How annoying for the neighbors. The owner of a tear-down house on an otherwise nice Manhattan Beach street should put a construction fence around the property ASAP so residents don't have to look at the mess.  … Full Article

A few of our favorite houses in Manhattan Beach

Puh-leeze. If we want to look at prim and proper houses, we'll go back to the snooty suburb where we grew up. We're in the mood for Manhattan Beach. We want to see big and bold. … Full Article

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