Eataly’s retractable roof beer garden to open within a month, Brooklyn’s Wallabout area is historic … and more

March 24, 2011 05:07PM

1. Bloomberg is looking for a developer for his Red Hook waterfront plan
[Crain’s]

2. Eataly’s rooftop beer garden and restaurant, with a retractable roof, should open in about a month
[Eater]

3. Construction will resume at 303 East 51st Street where a collapsed crane killed seven people in 2008
[DNAInfo]

4. A store specializing in items made in Brooklyn is coming to Smith Street in Cobble Hill [Brownstoner]
5. Robin Wilson Home helps one couple design city’s most eco-friendly unit at Battery Park City’s LEED-certified-platinum Visionaire
[Post]

6. Riverhead’s Atlantis Marine World Aquarium announces a $24 million, nearly 100,000-square-foot expansion
[Hamptons]

7. The Choir Academy of Harlem’s building at Madison Avenue and East 127th Street is about to get very crowded [DNAInfo]
8. Real estate acumen escapes these five celebrities
[AOL]

9. Freddie Mac closes option to foreclose in the name of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, or MERS [Calculated Risk]
10. State declares Brooklyn’s Wallabout area, 55 buildings between Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, a historic district [NY1]
11. Southampton Town Board rejects Robert Morrow’s “Tuckahoe Main Street” development plan
[27east]

12. Xavier High School looks to spend $2.5M to renovate Brooklyn park for its sports teams
[Brooklyn Paper]

13. Ad blasts Cuomo for not extending tax cuts to wealthy New Yorkers despite budget shortfalls
[Observer]

14. Brooklyn’s GLBT community gets financial aid for its own center amidst rising rents
[Brooklyn Paper]

15. Watch out for building supers living in basements not zoned for residences
[BrickUnderground]

16. The city’s top five tourist neighborhoods
[NabeWise]

17. A Duane Reade video billboard has UWS residents comparing their neighborhood to Times Square
[DNAInfo]

18. Congress will begin discussing housing finance policy reform next week
[Atlantic]

19. Property owners finally look to build something at long vacated corner of Fourth Avenue and 3rd Street
[Brownstoner]

20. Gourmet Park Slope grocery Bierkraft to open backyard beer garden at Fifth Avenue and Union Street
[Brooklyn Paper]