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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. The city’s top five tourist neighborhoods

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

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

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

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