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  • Brooklyn and Paris

    Brooklyn and Paris

    For centuries, Paris has been what other cities have aspired to. For instance, Bucharest, Prague, Istanbul, Beirut and Shanghai have all at some point claimed to be “the Paris of the East.” In North America, Montreal makes a claim to Parisian sophistication, while the Paris of South America is Buenos Aires. But now there’s a new standard for global cities: Brooklyn. [more]

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  • Cushman & Wakefield's Glenn Markman

    Cushman & Wakefield’s Glenn Markman

    Cushman & Wakefield commercial broker Glenn Markman passed away last week after succumbing to cancer, leaving behind a legacy as one of Brooklyn’s leading advocates for growth. [VIDEO]

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  • barclay

    Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Stephen Schwarzman and MaryAnne Gilmartin

    Private equity giant Blackstone Group’s Stephen Schwarzman has agreed to buy up old loans for billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center, of which Forest City Ratner has a 55 percent stake. [more]

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  • From left: the Atlantic Yards site and 470 Vanderbilt

    From left: the Atlantic Yards site and 470 Vanderbilt

    From the October issue: The Brooklyn investment sales market is well on its way from rising star to fixed point in the firmament. In the first three quarters of the year, overall transaction and dollar volume accelerated substantially and 2014 is on pace for a record number of large deals. [more]

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  • venetian

    From left: Francis Greenburger, 421-447 Avenue P in Brooklyn and Stephen Shapiro

    Francis Greenburger’s real estate development firm Time Equities entered contract on Tuesday to acquire the six-story Venetian rental building in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood for $27 million, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

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  • Clockwise from left: Friends, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons and The Honeymooners

    Clockwise from left: Friends, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons and The Honeymooners

    Out-of-towners looking for a taste of New York City needn’t travel much farther than their couches, thanks to a bevy of sitcoms that helped portray the Big Apple from the late 1950s up until 2000. The Real Deal mapped out the residences of some of the city’s most beloved fictional characters. [Interactive map]

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  • Where isn’t “the next Brooklyn?”

    October 12, 2014 02:00PM
    Brooklyn

    Brooklyn

    Brooklyn seems to invite (questionable) comparisons. Every gentrifying middle-city neighborhood is “the next Brooklyn.” And even the Gray Lady has been known to get sucked into this trapping. So, here is a list of all the places the New York Times has compared to Brooklyn, via the Atlantic. [more]

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  • Williamsburg

    Williamsburg

    With Brooklyn’s home prices and rents rapidly approaching Manhattan heights, even the borough’s well-to-do hipster establishment is getting priced out. [more]

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  • From left: Ronald Johnson and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn

    From left: Ronald Johnson and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn

    A Brooklyn man could face 15 years in jail after a jury convicted him earlier this month of felony larceny charges for falsely posing as a real estate broker. [more]

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  • Brooklyn cyclists

    Brooklyn cyclists

    WEEKENDEDITION As rents rise and New Yorkers are pushed deeper into out-of-the-way neighborhoods, bicycles and bicycle lanes are becoming an important part of the real estate game. [more]

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  • One Brooklyn Bridge Park

    One Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn’s most expensive apartment is now up for grabs. [more]

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  • A view of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District at the Ridgewood/ Bushwick border

    A view of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District at the Ridgewood/ Bushwick border

    WEEKENDEDITION Locals once referred to Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue as “Murder Avenue,” but like so many things in Brooklyn, the eight-mile street extending from Downtown Brooklyn to Queens has become a drinking, dining and shopping hub.

    For instance, on Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, pastry-crazed locals can now pick up a Brooklynized Cronut, dubbed a “Squat,” at Chris Sanchez’s La Petit Bakery. [more]

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  • 98-linden-street

    98 Linden Street

    Landlords Joel and Aaron Israel, who gained attention for their apparent efforts to expel tenants from their apartments, have caught the attention of the Housing Court.

    The two landlords, who operate under JBI Management, have been issued a subpoena by the Cuomo administration in response to allegations about their property at 98 Linden Street. Now, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has indicated that the case has been brought before Housing Court. The court could move to temporarily strip the Israels of control of the building. If that occurs, the court would bring in an outside administrator until the building is repaired, according to a report in Gothamist. [more]

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  • 341 Eastern Parkway

    341 Eastern Parkway

    WEEKENDEDITION A teaser site promoting a long-in-the-works Crown Heights rental development is now up and running. The 65-unit, eight-story building at 341 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom rentals, including duplexes.

    The almost finished project at Franklin Avenue will have approximately 8,000 square feet of retail and community space. One retail tenant will be Capital One Bank, which signed a 10-year lease for 3,000 square feet at the base of the building. The asking rent was $100 per square foot. Another tenant will take the remaining retail space.

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  • From left, Jonathan Miller, Plymouth Street in Dumbo

    From left, Jonathan Miller, Plymouth Street in Dumbo

    The median monthly rent in north and northwest Brooklyn rose to $2,900 in March, more than 13% higher than it was last year, 26% higher than it was the year prior and roughly 35% above what it was back in 2008.

    According to estimates by Miller Samuel Inc. and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Brooklyn rents are closing in on those of Manhattan’s. [more]

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  • Nets-1

    Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Brooklyn tech company BlankSlate are launching a new tourism website specifically for Brooklyn.  [more]

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  • rock-roll

    Rendering of 280 Bond Street in Brooklyn

    The Department of Buildings’ decision to uphold the “non-conforming use” zoning status for the proposed Rock and Roll Playhouse — a part-children’s music school, part-bar in Gowanus — would allow it to open despite opposition from residents. The Board of Standards and Appeals is continuing to review the matter, however, and will make the final decision.  [more]

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  • barclays-move

    Mikhail Prokhorov and Barclays Center

    The billionaire owner of the Brooklyn Nets is looking to relocate his basketball team’s Manhattan corporate office to his home country of Russia amid the ongoing political clash between that country and the U.S.

    Mikhail Prokhorov, a Barclays Center investor and former Russian presidential and mayoral candidate, said earlier this week that he will transfer ownership of the team to a Russian company, the Brooklyn Paper reported. [more]

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  • From left: Rendering of Domino Sugar refinery redevelopment and Bill de Blasio

    From left: Rendering of Domino Sugar refinery redevelopment and Bill de Blasio

    The deal the City Planning Commission struck with Two Trees Management to redevelop the Domino Sugar refinery in Brooklyn is being declared a win for the city — and real estate interests, too. [more]

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  • From left: Renderings of Intercontinental's hotel at 300 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn and Toll Brothers and Starwood's hotel at Pier 1 in Brooklyn

    From left: Renderings of Intercontinental’s hotel at 300 Schermerhorn Street and Toll Brothers and Starwood’s hotel at Pier 1 in Brooklyn

    Builders are pursuing more hotel projects in Brooklyn this year than in 2012, in spite of a lackluster hotel market in the borough, according to figures by hotel data-crunching firm Smith Travel Research. [more]

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