Brooklyn

condos, Construction Update, Downtown Brooklyn, Major Developments, New Developments

Image courtesy of JDS Development Group

Brookyn’s first and only supertall tower officially launched sales on Wednesday. Designed by SHoP Architects, the Brooklyn Tower is a 93-story skyscraper standing at 1,066 feet in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 9 Dekalb Avenue, the building’s 150 condo units start on the 53rd floor of the tower at an elevation of 535 feet, providing unparalleled views of the surrounding cityscape. Residences are priced from $875,000 for studios to $8 million for four bedrooms. Two-bedrooms start at $2.4 million, three-bedrooms start at $2.95 million, and four-bedrooms start at $5.9 million.

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Art, Brooklyn, Museums

Deborah Kass (American, born 1952). OY/YO, 2015. Painted aluminum, 96 x 19 5 x 54 ½ in (243.8 x 495.3 x 138.4 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © 2018 Deborah Kass/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

The bright yellow OY/YO sculpture that sits in front of The Brooklyn Museum has been partially wrapped in blue fabric to show solidarity with Ukraine. Deborah Kass, the New York artist behind the piece, joined museum staff on Wednesday to cover the letter “O” with the fabric, a nod to the blue and yellow Ukrainian flag. According to an Instagram post published by the museum, Kass’ activation “aligns with her original motivation in creating this sculpture—to connect communities and to see our commonalities.”

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Brooklyn, Green Design, Policy, Sunset Park, Technology

Image courtesy of Equinor

Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday announced an agreement that will transform New York City’s South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into one of the country’s largest offshore wind ports. As part of the deal made with the city’s Economic Development Corporation, Equinor, and the Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, L.P., the terminal will become a power interconnection site for the Empire Wind 1 project, with heavy-lift platforms being built on the 39th Street Pier for use as wind turbine staging. The terminal’s transformation will help the city meet its climate goal of having 100 percent clean electricity by 2040.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Andrew Kiracofe for Sotheby’s International Realty

If you crave a historic brownstone with original architectural details, this 5,050-square-foot, four-story home at 77 Columbia Heights will certainly get your attention. Immaculately restored interior architecture frames a Brooklyn Heights corner townhouse with East River and Manhattan views from almost every room. In addition to state-of-the-art modern updates (including an elevator), the 25-foot-wide townhouse, asking $17,777,000, comes with a two-car garage, a wine cellar and gym, and a landscaped roof deck with a custom outdoor kitchen.

Historic townhouse details galore, this way

Brooklyn, Policy, Transportation

Photo courtesy of Mike Petrucci on Unsplash

Brooklyn officials are calling for the end of minimum parking requirements at new construction projects in transit-rich neighborhoods. Currently, developers of most new residential developments in the borough must create off-street parking spaces for both as-of-right and rezoned projects. Officials argue parking minimums disrupt the area by adding congestion, reducing walkability, and producing more carbon emissions. While changing requirements is seen as more of a long-term goal, officials on Monday voiced a temporary solution: asking the Department of City Planning to encourage developers to include special permit applications to waive parking requirements for any residential project subject to rezoning.
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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Crown Heights, Policy

Streetview of 1214 Dean Street © 2022 Google Maps

Mayor Eric Adams and New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday announced a $2.25 million settlement against Gennaro Brooks-Church and Loretta Gendville, who attempted to illegally evict tenants at their Brooklyn property during the pandemic in violation of the state’s moratorium, and reportedly ran an illegal hotel operation over the course of several years. By terms of the settlement, the property located at 1214 Dean Street in Crown Heights will be turned over to the city and transformed into affordable housing, with the previous owners paying $250,000 in fines.

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Brooklyn, condos, Greenpoint, New Developments

Images courtesy of SERHANT. New Development. Renderings by Christian Eriksson, Redundant Pixel

A new luxury residential project is set to rise on one of Greenpoint’s few remaining vacant waterfront parcels. First spotted last month by CityRealty, The Huron is a two-tower condo development featuring 171 units ranging from studios to four bedrooms. Developed by Quadrum Global, the two towers boast eight exposures that maximize waterfront views and 30,000 square feet of amenity space, including an indoor saltwater pool overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Greenpoint, housing lotteries

Renderings courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

A housing lottery opened this week for 125 mixed-income units at a new residential tower on the Brooklyn waterfront. Located at 1 Bell Slip in Greenpoint, the 31-story building offers its residents a host of luxury-style amenities and breathtaking views of the city skyline. New Yorkers earning 80, 125, and 130 percent of the area median income are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $1,437/month studios to $3,397/month two-bedrooms.

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Art, Brooklyn, DUMBO, Features, NYC Guides

Top right photo: Cey Adams’ “Love” mural; Photo courtesy of Dumbo BID

Dumbo, “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,” is a highly Instagrammable neighborhood that also happens to boast world-class art and cultural attractions. Once a manufacturing hub full of abandoned warehouses, Dumbo is now a vibrant area that is one of Brooklyn’s biggest draws. With newfound popularity buoyed by an influx of galleries, creative spaces, and public art, this former no man’s land has been refashioned into the height of cool.

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Cool Listings, DUMBO

Photo courtesy of The Corcoran Group

In the iconic Clocktower Dumbo at 1 Main Street, this 1,655-square-foot loft condo is the perfect home base for your life and your work. The $2,825,000 one-bedroom-plus loft boasts two separate compact office spaces, a flex room that’s large and lined with closets, and plenty of storage throughout, in addition to a huge kitchen-dining-living room and a gracious primary suite. For inspiration, large steel-framed windows offer the neighborhood’s unbeatable views of the Brooklyn Bridge, East River, and Manhattan skyline.

A very short commute, this way

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