Real Estate

Landmarks Preservation Commission tells Marvel Architects to change its design for 29 Jay St. project

Bye-bye, ballet school. The owners of a DUMBO Historic District warehouse in which famous ballerina Gelsey Kirkland's dance school is located plan to tear down the structure and construct an 11-story office building. … Full Article

Jonas Equities buys latest in string of apartment-house purchases

Brooklyn apartment-building investor Jonas Equities has purchased a six-story, 121-unit Sheepshead Bay building at 2355 E. 12th St. for $31.9 million. This is just the latest in a string of recent purchases by Jonas Equities, according to The Real Deal.  … Full Article

Sales begin for 11 Hoyt Street high-rise condo development

Sales have begun for 11 Hoyt Street, a 57-story luxury condo development in Downtown Brooklyn that is being developed by Tishman Speyer. … Full Article

Alloy Development cuts height and density of 80 Flatbush project and wins a crucial City Council vote

Compromise! Alloy Development has trimmed the height of both its towers in its proposed 80 Flatbush Ave. project —  one of which was going to be as tall as the Chrysler Building — and reduced the density it's seeking for the Boerum Hill site. … Full Article

Park Slope homeowners could pay higher taxes

Under the current, complicated property tax system, which uses fractional assessments, homeowners in some neighborhoods are paying much more in taxes than those who own similar properties in other neighborhoods. … Full Article

Carroll Gardens' Hans S. Christian Memorial Kindergarten gets landmarked

The Hans S. Christian Memorial Kindergarten need not fear the wrecking ball. It has been landmarked. … Full Article

Come see street art near Bushwick's DeKalb Avenue L train stop

Mural, mural on the wall. There's lots of great street art in Bushwick. … Full Article

Come see Bushwick, before or after the L-pocalypse starts

The L-pocalypse is coming. Oy vey. There's something Brooklynites should keep in mind amid the planning for mitigative measures to deal with L-maggedon, as the looming L train line shutdown is also called.  … Full Article

Come see Canarsie, before or after the L-pocalypse starts

The L-pocalypse is coming. Oy vey. There's something Brooklynites should keep in mind amid the planning for mitigative measures to deal with L-maggedon, as the looming L train line shutdown is also called.  … Full Article

Come see Canarsie Cemetery, where Civil War veterans and Dutch Colonial descendants are buried

While we rally round the flag, boys, rally once again, Shouting the battle cry of freedom!  – George F. Root, “The Battle Cry of Freedom”  … Full Article

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