The Real Deal New York

Residential development of iconic Brooklyn Heights sites forge forward

August 30, 2012 03:00PM

The condominium development at the site of the old Brooklyn Eagle newspaper building has gotten its Department of Buildings approval and excavation work has begun, Brownstoner reported.

As previously reported, Fortis Realty Group is bringing a five-story building with full-floor units to the site, at 30 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights. But rather than bringing a glassy structure to the neighborhood, BKSK Architects’ design was actually criticized for being “too tame.”

Meanwhile, down the block, the developer of a 17-unit rental addition to the Brooklyn Heights Cinema site, at 70 Henry Street, is scheduled to present its plans to the Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday. The site is reportedly owned by former cinema customer Kenn Lowey and the addition is designed by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel. [Brownstoner] — Adam Fusfeld