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Greenpoint's got an apartment house built by oil tycoon Charles Pratt – yes, the man who started the Pratt Institute – for neighborhood workers in the 1880s. … Full Article

Building sales update: 2 bldgs sell in Brownsville

Brownsville
Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates Inc. (KDA) reports the sale of two industrial buildings in Brownsville.
The two properties, at 252 Newport St. and 507 Osborn St., sold for $6.3 million, according to Kalmon and Neil Dolgin, co-presidents.
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Lightstone responds to CB 6 vote; to offer free space to Gowanus Dredgers

Gowanus
Saying he was gratified by the 27-4 vote by Community Board 6 to conditionally approve The Lightstone Group’s proposed Gowanus Canal development, Kasra Sanandaji, senior vice-president, said he believed the firm has proceeded “with total transparency and has been responsive to the community’s c
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Carroll Gardens fights homeless shelter, while officials question conflict-of-interest

Carroll Gardens
More than 440 residents of Carroll Gardens have signed a petition expressing their dismay with the lack of community input surrounding a homeless shelter for single adults planned for their neighborhood. … Full Article

Gowanus Development gets CB 6 approval

Gowanus
The Gowanus Canal waterfront may soon see the start of work on a 700-unit residential development to be constructed by the Lightstone Group, a Manhattan-based developer. … Full Article

Sale completed of Domino Sugar Factory to Two Trees Management

Williamsburg
Representatives of Two Trees Management Co., now the official owner of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, will be spending “significant time” in that community over the next few months to listen and learn from local residents and community leaders. … Full Article

Atlantic Yards 'Quality of Life' meeting on Tuesday

Atlantic Yards
While Brooklyn Nets and Barbara Streisand fans have been showing the love, some residents near Barclays Center have complained that the arena’s bright lights have been shining all night, contrary to agreements. Others are annoyed about frequent nighttime helicopter overflies. … Full Article

Mayor announces major media center coming to DUMBO

DUMBO
Building on DUMBO’s strength in media and all things digital, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city officials gathered in Brooklyn on Thursday to announce that a state-of-the-art “Made in NY” Media Center will be constructed at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO, overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Construction to begin soon on City Tech’s new Klitgord building

Downtown
The NYC College of Technology, known more familiarly as City Tech, will soon begin construction on a new building to replace the old Klitgord Building at 285 Jay St., corner of Tillary Street in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Seniors move to the basement to make way for the kiddies in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens
In a sign of the times, a national franchise called Kidville has taken over the Eileen Dugan Senior Center at 380 Court Street in Carroll Gardens. The senior center, funded by the city, couldn’t meet the landlord’s request for more money, so the seniors are moving to the basement. … Full Article

Armani will be first to open store at City Point

Downtown
With many officials and business leaders touting the resurgence of Downtown Brooklyn as a prime retail center, another new and highly regarded fashion tenant has been announced for the Fulton Mall.
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