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120 Congress St. Photo via Google Maps

Former Airbnb exec buys Cobble Hill home for $4.6M

December 11 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A former Airbnb executive and his wife recently bought a three-story Cobble Hill townhouse for $4.6 million. Buyer Shaun Stewart, former global head of Airbnb’s vacation rental business, is now CEO of New Lab, a technology hub for high-tech entrepreneurs based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, according to The Real Deal. The $4.6 million cost […]

The Battersby storefront. Image via Google Maps

Cobble Hill’s Battersby to close

December 9 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Another one bites the dust.  Cobble Hill tasting restaurant Battersby, which made Bon Appetit’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America” list within a year after it opened in 2011, plans to close for good on Dec. 31. Chef-owners Walker Stern and Joe Ogrodnek blamed an expiring lease and a slowdown in business for their decision, according to Eater.  A final dinner […]

After Fortis Property Group withdrew its unpopular application to build a nine-foot-high brick wall around a swimming pool (above) as part of the planned luxury 5 River Park development, the Cobble Hill Association has come up with an alternate proposal. Rendering courtesy of Fortis Property Group

Cobble Hill: Replace Fortis’ brick wall with wrought iron fence

November 28 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Cobble Hill Association has come up with its own proposal to counter an unpopular 9-foot-high brick wall that Fortis Property Group asked to build around a swimming pool at its 5 River Park development. The wall or fence would extend 49 feet around the pool. Instead of a wall, the group is submitting a […]