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Park Slope / Prospect Heights neighborhood news

  • MaryAnne Gilmartin and a rendering of a pre-fab tower at Atlantic Yards

    MaryAnne Gilmartin and a rendering of a pre-fab tower at Atlantic Yards

    Forest City Ratner has filed a lawsuit demanding that the city slash its valuation of a section of the Atlantic Yards megaproject, despite the developer having received at least $761 million in subsidies and tax breaks from the city and the state for the project.

    The city’s Department of Finance valued the land on the southern side of the project, known as block 1129, at $11.2 million in the 2013 fiscal year. The land currently holds a parking lot, but is slated for high-rise construction. [more]

  • Bill de Blasio and 384 11th Street (left)

    Bill de Blasio and 384 11th Street

    While Bill de Blasio hasn’t yet ascended to the city’s highest office, he’s already made the grade in his role as landlord. The public advocate and front-runner to become the next mayor rents out a duplex home at 384 11th Street in Park Slope – very close to his own townhouse – and he’s been a big hit with his tenants. [more]

  • New York Methodist Hospital at 506 6th Street

    New York Methodist Hospital, 506 6th Street, Brooklyn

    Despite community consternation, New York Methodist Hospital is moving ahead with its expansion in Park Slope and has filed plans with the Board of Standards and Appeals for its new outpatient services center.

    The hospital at 506 6th Street filed its plans yesterday, which call for the center to have nearly 500,000 square feet of space and rise to a height of 152 feet. [more]

  • From left: Brad Lander and 165-167 West Ninth Street

    Brad Lander, 165 West Ninth Street

    A push to get a men’s homeless shelter in a vacant Carroll Gardens building has residents in an uproar.

    Mayor Bloomberg, they say, is rushing to get the proposal, which would turn a 10-unit building at 165 West Ninth Street into a shelter for 170 adult men, pushed through before he leaves office. [more]

  • From left: Eric Demby and 174-192 7th Avenue

    From left: Eric Demby and 174-192 Seventh Avenue

    The Brooklyn Flea kicked off in its new Park Slope location this weekend, uprooting a neighborhood market that operated out of the space for decades. [more]

  • Park Slope, Brooklyn

    Park Slope, Brooklyn

    Park Slope’s community board will consider the second extension of the neighborhood’s historic district today. Community Board 6’s Land Use and Landmarks Committee will consider the extension, which is roughly half the size of the recent extension and would include 287 buildings. [more]

  • From left: East New York, Park Slope

    From left: East New York, Park Slope

    Homeowners in upscale neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side Side often pay less in property taxes than their counterparts in not-so-affluent areas such as East New York and Canarsie, a new review by the Independent Budget Office shows. [more]

  • New York Methodist Hospital at 506 6th Street

    New York Methodist Hospital at 506 6th Street

    New York Methodist Hospital unveiled a revised design for its expansion in Park Slope in response to criticism from the surrounding community — but Park Slopers were still having none of it.

    Architects reworked the design of the outpatient services center the hospital intends to build between Seventh and Eighth avenues and 5th and 6th streets, in Brooklyn, after locals gave the project a thumbs-down at a community board meeting in July. [more]

  • From left: Councilman Brad Lander and 506 6th Street

    From left: Council member Brad Lander and 506 6th Street

    Park Slope residents want New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion plans to be smaller in scope and include parking, City Council member Brad Lander, who represents the area, said in a letter to hospital officials. [more]

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    470 Fourth Avenue (Credit: Brownstoner) and Ofer Cohen

    A large, soon-to-be-vacant Park Slope development site asking $20 million is now in contract.

    The 12,690-square-foot site at 470 Fourth Avenue allows for nearly 80,000 buildable square feet of residential use and the rest for commercial space and community facilities. Demolition started earlier this year on the nine buildings on the lot, and is ongoing. [more]

  • 45 Montgomery Place

    45 Montgomery Place

    A Park Slope townhouse asking $14 million could set a record neighborhood sale price — that is, if a nearby townhouse with a $15 million price tag doesn’t snatch the record first. [more]

  • ortner

    272 Berkeley Place in Park Slope, and Everett Ortner

    The Park Slope home of the late Everett Ortner, a pioneer in the revival of Brooklyn brownstones, has hit the market for the first time in half a century, priced at $4.8 million. [more]

  • 486-554 6th Street

    486-554 6th Street in Park Slope

    A new community group called Preserve Park Slope is campaigning to block Methodist Hospital’s expansion plans. [more]

  • A wooden row house at 13 Pineapple Street.

    A wooden row house at 13 Pineapple Street.

    Wooden row houses are the new hot properties in Brooklyn as prospective buyers look for homes that are cheaper than those ever-pricier brownstones.

    The boards-and-nails homes – often on side streets and mostly in the neighborhoods of Gowanus, South Slope and Greenpoint – are priced from $1 million and $1.7 million, about a $1 million less than some Park Slope brownstones, according to the Wall Street Journal.  The downside: They tend to be less well cared for and sometimes need repairs that cost big bucks. [more]

  • calexico

    Calexico at 645 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint and tacos

    A delay in renovation permits from the Departments of Buildings has prevented the Mexican restaurant chain Calexico from getting cooking in Park Slope. [more]

  • 596 Washington Avenue

    Renderings of 596 Washington Avenue

    A 13,103-square-foot, 16-unit rental is slated to rise at 596 Washington Avenue, just on the Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights line in Brooklyn. [more]

  • From left, The Chocolate Room, Barclays Center

    From left: the Chocolate Room, Barclays Center

    Landlords of retail spaces within a half-mile radius of the Barclays Center have begun to significantly increase rents. [more]

  • A Park Slope brownstone as the first "Passive House" in New York

    A Park Slope brownstone as the first “Passive House” in New York

    Home designer Julie Torres Moskovitz designed the first certified “Passive House”—a certification based on sustainability—in New York City, according to Dwell. [more]

  • Prospect Heights

    Prospect Heights

    Prospect Heights is the richest-looking neighborhood in New York, as perceived by non-NYC residents, according to a survey reported on by the New York Post. [more]

  • From left, HUD Secretary Sean Donovan, damage done to the Jersey Shore by Hurricane Sandy

    From left, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, damage done to the Jersey Shore by Hurricane Sandy

    In its competition to help rebuild areas hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy and to protect them from future storms, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has narrowed the finalists down to 10 architectural teams, Crain’s reported. [more]