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Articles about "Brooklyn Development"

  • Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue: Moving On Up By Kamini Ramdeen | February 14, 2014

    The “Park Avenue” of Brooklyn, is the name fitted for Fourth Avenue. After a 2003 rezoning and withstanding this latest recession, residential development and construction has begun and the transformation we’ve been waiting for is finally happening, according to the New York Times.

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  • Rumors of a Starbucks are Brewing in Williamsburg By Olivia Smedley | December 27, 2013

    In Manhattan, you can’t go two blocks without seeing one. Its coffee cups are a chic accessory for celebrities. It is a studying, reading, and socializing space of choice for many people, and it is coming to a neighborhood of endless development. Yes, Starbucks is making its way to Williamsburg.

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  • Are Chains a Pain? By Peter Black | December 10, 2013

    New Yorker’s really like donuts, according to the annual State of the Chains report. Dunkin’ Donuts now has 515 stores splaterred across the five boroughs, the most of any major retailer or restaurant in New York City. 

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  • Surprise! Williamsburg Activists Release Alternative Renderings for Domino Site By Bryan Gamble | November 27, 2013

    In an unexpected and slightly bemusing twist, a new rendering for the Domino Sugar Factory site has been made public. The alternative rendering, released by the Holm Arcitecture Office (HAO) with support from community activists, is a far-cry from SHoP’s renderings in that it repurposes the entire site into a center for the arts and public space rather than new residential and office space. 

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  • Everything is the New Something in Brooklyn By Olivia Smedley | November 20, 2013

    Brooklyn is the new Manhattan. Weird is the new normal. Owling is the new planking. “Orange is the New Black”. These “blank is the new blank” phrases are thrown around a lot these days, and those in real estate love to claim that every area is the next big thing.

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  • Steiner Studios Media Campus Will Bring Hollywood to Brooklyn By Olivia Smedley | November 18, 2013

    If you thought Williamsburg was the end all be all of Brooklyn, you are sorely mistaken. Is the Barclays Center the most interesting example of progress in the borough? Think again. The Brooklyn Naval Yards and other developing areas are what’s hot these days. New York State has just thrown even more money at the Steiner Studios Media Campus project in the naval yards, bringing the total state help to $11.3 million dollars.

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  • Winter Wonderland in Prospect Park: Lakeside Project By Peter Black | November 01, 2013

    The soon-to-be Lakeside Skating Complex will be Brooklyn’s premier public skating rink, so how will it hold up to its more famous Manhattan counterparts?

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  • The Williamsburg Civil War: North Vs South By Olivia Smedley | October 10, 2013

    In the past, Williamsburg was known as home to all sorts of ethnic groups like Italians, Latinos, Hasidics, and Pollacks. While some of these communities have stayed fully intact, they aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Williamsburg today. Gentrification in Brooklyn is constant, and this hip neighborhood is no exception. Its popularity is certainly not news, but now it has been further divided into north and south by residents and visitors alike.

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  • NYC's Retail Revolution By Peter Black | October 01, 2013

    New York City’s absurd residential rents are, unsurprisingly, matched only by New York City’s absurd retail rents. Exuberant costs are to be expected in the Big Apple. However, the current numbers are sure to make even the most seasoned Gotham locksmith or barber tremble with fear (or perhaps anger). 

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  • Tech Explosion in Brooklyn: is BK the Next Silicon Valley? By Peter Black | September 18, 2013

    Brooklyn’s remarkable real estate boom has been the talk of the town for the last few years. Rents have risen dramatically as young professionals, hipsters and artists flee Manhattan—and fly in from Wyoming—in search of cheaper housing options. Their quirky little businesses have inevitably followed. Every Brooklyner must now wade through an endless swamp of artisan flatbread shops, organic coffee houses, and locally sourced tofu vendors just to get back to their roach infested, 2,000 a month studio apartment.

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