Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz lent his support to plans to designate the center of Downtown Brooklyn as New York’s first “Skyscraper Historic District”, according to The New York Post. However, he clarified that his support hinges on the removal of a co-op complex at 75 Livingston St. from the proposal. The designation would protect […]
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be opening a new subway stop in Downtown Brooklyn. According to NY1, the MTA announced it is opening a transfer connector between Jay Street and Lawrence Street, connecting riders from the A, C and F lines at Jay Street to the R line at Lawrence Street. Not only will the […]
New York City’s Landmark Preservation Commission is planning to designate Downtown Brooklyn a first-ever “Skyscraper Historic District,” reports the New York Post. A public hearing on the proposal will be held December 14.
Prosecutors in Brooklyn say a construction company agreed to pay $20 million to resolve an investigation that claimed the company falsely reported hiring minority subcontractors on several New York City projects. The Schiavone Construction Company signed a nonprosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday, says the Daily Eagle. The company […]
By Caitlin Kasunich Since July 2009, the second floor of 136 Lawrence St. in Downtown Brooklyn has served as a collective house for many young people who move in and out of New York City. They share all of their food and spend much of their time together. They work on various creative arts projects […]
A school will host their 31st Annual Holiday Extravaganza in two weeks, according to Brooklyn Heights Blog. Brooklyn Friends School, an independent Quaker school in downtown Brooklyn, will host its winter festival on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will include a holiday plant and wreath sale, crafts activities by local artisans, […]
Tourist friendly maps and kiosks will appear in the next few months in Downtown Brooklyn, the New York Post reports. 45 Kiosks in all will be installed as well as 33 directional signs pointing to places like Fort Green and DUMBO according to Michael Weiss, Executive Director of the Metro Tech Business Improvement District. His […]
Throughout most of Brooklyn, the housing market has rebounded from the slump that followed the economic collapse of 2008. While the number of new properties being sold in America is currently the lowest in recorded history, Brooklyn has seen an increase in total sales and sales prices in the past year. But the health of […]
By Cambrey N. Thomas At 10 a.m. on a busy morning the doors of Barneys’ new outpost in downtown Brooklyn opened for the first time and the locals walked by nonchalantly as if its windows were still covered with paper. “Are you from Brooklyn?” asked the greeter at the door who wore red aviator glasses. […]
A new medical center that specializes in treating fertility problems opened at 16 Court St. in Downtown Brooklyn. Reproductive Specialists of New York provides full-service infertility treatment from ovulation induction to in vitro fertilization, according to a press release.