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  • Rendering of

    Rendering of CAMBA Gardens Phase II (Credit: Dattner Architects)

    A new affordable housing complex is slated to rise on the site of a former psychiatric ward in Crown Heights. [more]

  • Hello Living’s latest outpost unveiled

    February 03, 2014 06:20PM
    Design and floor plan for 2415 Albemarle Road

    Exterior design and floor plan for 2415 Albemarle Road (Credit:Hello Living)

    Design plans for the latest installment of Eli Karp’s Hello Living, the developer’s fifth on tap for Brooklyn, have been revealed. [more]

  • From left: Billy Macklowe and Taconic's Paul Pariser

    From left: Billy Macklowe and Taconic’s Paul Pariser

    Some of the city’s biggest real estate players are looking past Manhattan for development opportunities and are upping their investments in boroughs such as Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

    Taconic Investment Partners, for example, has earmarked $70 million out of a $220 million investment fund for Brooklyn and Queens projects. Washington, D.C.-based Madison Marquette is looking to do $400 million worth of New York City deals outside Manhattan in 2014. And Scott Rechler’s RXR Realty plans to spend $1 billion on properties in the Bronx, Long Island City and Staten Island. [more]

  • east-river-partners

    171 South Portland Avenue and East River’s Jody Kriss

    Developer East River Partners, which specializes in converting townhouses in Brooklyn, is dabbling in new development with plans for two neighboring four-story residential properties in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

    An 1865 townhouse and a carriage house are located at 164 South Oxford Street, while a garage occupies 171 South Portland Avenue.  [more]

  • st-mark

    626-628 Bushwick Ave.

    Bushwick developer Cayuga Capital Management has nabbed city permits to convert the former St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church into a 99-unit rental complex in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

    The property at 626-628 Bushwick Avenue near Jefferson Street will remain the same height while gaining a fourth floor in the conversion. The city granted a permit in August to put up scaffolding on the site. Back in 2012, an alt-1 permit was disapproved. A partial vacate order is currently in effect. [more]

  • 36-rutland

    Alan Dixon and 36 Rutland Road

    Dixon Advisory, an Australian financial services firm, added a record-setting purchase to its recent shopping spree in the New York area.

    The firm bought a single-family brownstone in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, for $1.85 million — a record for a single-family home in the neighborhood, according to Fillmore Real Estate broker Louis Belisario. A limestone building in the neighborhood, at 52 Midwood Street, has held the record since 2007, when it changed hands for $1.67 million. [more]

  • Donna Myrie

    Donna Myrie

    Real estate brokerage Evans & Nye’s record-setting Bedford-Stuyvesant team has left the firm and joined Halstead Property.

    Evans & Nye co-founder Ban Leow confirmed the decamp to Brownstoner, adding that Halstead did not purchase the firm. Morgan Munsey and Donna Myrie, brokers with the firm who set a number of brownstone price records in the neighborhood over the last year, are also headed to Halstead. [more]

  • Gorelick

    Alan Gorelick (inset) and 2475 West 16 Street Brooklyn

    Saparn Realty executive Alan Gorelick has been arrested and charged with funneling over $600,000 from Harway Terrace — a building complex he managed — into his firm’s own account. [more]

  • From left: 140 58th Street and 3D printed meat from Modern Meadow

    From left: 140 58th Street and 3D printed meat from Modern Meadow

    Modern Meadow, a tissue-engineering firm that grows leather in test-tubes and meat via in-vitro, is looking to lease for up to 10,000 square feet in Brooklyn Army Terminal’s BioBAT facility. [more]

  • Jumaane Williams

    Jumaane Williams

    Brooklyn Democrat Jumaane Williams, the newly anointed chair of the City Council Housing Committee, once tried to toss out two of his own tenants from his property in Canarsie.

    In October 2010, Williams started eviction proceeds against a couple renting a two-story residence he owns at 1392 East 98th Street. At the time, the couple owed about $1,500 in unpaid rent. In December of that year, Williams filed suit in Brooklyn Housing Court seeking “final judgment of eviction,” after the couple apparently failed to make the required payments under a November settlement agreement. [more]

  • 864 Elton Street (Credit: PropertyShark)

    864 Elton Street (Credit: PropertyShark)

    A Brooklyn slumlord in East New York who actively blocked the city from trying to improve conditions at his building has been jailed on criminal contempt charges. Kris Gounden, who owns a dilapidated six-unit building at 864 Elton Street, will also have to pay more than $382,000 in civil penalties, according to the ruling by a Brooklyn Housing Court judge. [more]

  • Aquarium

    Rendering of New York Aquarium at 602 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn

    As part of its $157 million renovation project, the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn, recently launched construction on a 57,000-square-foot shark exhibit with a coral reef tunnel. [more]

  • 123 Linden Boulevard (Credit: Brownstoner)

    123 Linden Boulevard (Credit: Brownstoner)

    A development site in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood with an unusual tax abatement is asking $20 million. Senior care provider New York Congregational Community Services is selling a four-story building at 123 Linden Boulevard that would allow for a 250,000-square-foot residential development. [more]

  • Rents at industrial properties in Brooklyn and Queens are on the rise as rezoning, incoming retail tenants and a recovering economy boost demand and squeeze availability. [more]

  • 504 Georgia Avenue

    504 Georgia Avenue

    Brooklyn’s East New York may have a reputation for crime, but a newly gut-renovated 3,000-square-foot home with granite counter tops, new appliances and a $599,000 price tag may be a sign that the neighborhood is a burgeoning real estate destination. [more]

  • From left: 930 and 940 Prospect Place

    From left: 930 and 940 Prospect Place

    As New York City temperatures plunge below freezing, the number of complaints from tenants bedeviled by poorly-heated apartments has nearly doubled from last year. [more]

  • Sunset Park to get an 88-room hotel

    December 23, 2013 04:04PM
    833 39th Street, Sunset Park

    833 39th Street, Sunset Park

    Yet another hotel is slated to spring up in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park — this one with 88 rooms at 833 39th Street. [more]

  • Childs Restaurant

    3052-3078 West 21st Street

    A proposal to convert Coney Island’s Childs Restaurant to an amphitheater and public park is well on its way to full City Council approval before the body’s last meeting of the year. [more]

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    339 Hicks Street and Fortis’ Joel Kestenbaum

    UPDATE, 12:20 p.m., Dec. 18: Fortis Property Group’s plan to build condominiums and an urgent care facility at the site of the Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill has been set aside for the time being.

    The hospital’s operator, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, considered it the most viable of the six proposals that had been submitted. But hospital officials said it would not truly benefit the long-struggling hospital, and intend to reconvene next month to discuss other options. [more]

  • van-dyke

    Van Dyke Houses at 370 Blake Avenue and New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea

    The New York City Housing Authority vowed yesterday to remove mold from asthmatics’ apartments at Brooklyn’s Van Dyke Houses as part of a lawsuit settlement. [more]