Fiming in Dumbo Brooklyn on Thursday, December 5, 2013 is Taxi Brooklyn, a TV series to be released in 2014.
Also filming in Dumbo on Friday and Saturday, December 6-7, 2013 will be Power, a TV drama series on Starz to be released in 2014. The plot, according to IMBD: “A wealthy New York night club owner catering for the city’s elite and dreaming big lives a double life as a drug kingpin.”
Architecture firm AB Architekten has designed two buildings next to eachother on Water Street in Dumbo/Vinegar Hill. Brownstoner posts a proposed 8 story hotel development at 247 Water Street with 46,000 square feet with a restaruant and lounge, and gym. This plan was disapproved by the NYC Department of Buildings.
Next door on the corner of Bridge and Water Street is another development already started that will be a 27 unit, 8 story building with 36,000 square feet, which includes a parking garage below grade that will accommodate 60 cars and ground floor retail space, according to AB Architekten. The plans were approved by the NYC Department of Buildings on November 1, 2013, but the filing states that there will be 7 parking spaces, not 60 per the AB Architekten website. Anticipated completion for this residential building is Spring 2015.
Artist’s rendering of 200 Water Street courtesy of Aufgang + Subotovsky
200 Water Street (November 2013)
On November 19, 2013, the LPC approved the alteration of the facades and rooftop construction at 200 Water Street (14-7905, Block 41, lot 13, aka 196-204 Water Street and 185 Front Street). Brooklyn Eagle reports. The 200 Water Street building is a former factory building designed by Sydney Goldstone built in 1950 and used by the steel-wool pad makers Brillo Manufacturing Co.
Developer Shelly Listokin, who is also involved in the redevelopment of 20 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, bought 200 Water Street and neighboring lots 173 and 177 Front Street in March 2012 for $30.6 million from the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The plan is to create 15 apartments at 200 Water Street, designed by Aufgang + Subotovsky. Brooklyn Eagle says that for 177 Front Street, “Listokin has filed plans with the city Buildings Department to construct a 105-unit, 12-floor apartment house with commercial space on the first floor.” (More photos after the jump)
Artist’s rendering of 177 Front Street courtesy of Aufgang + Subotovsky
Hillside Cafe in Vinegar Hill is launching a couple of new things:
Every Thursday they are hosting a night of Music and Oyster with Kings County Swing, a band that plays gypsy jazz, swing and blues. They will be performing from 7-10pm every Thursdays.
Every Sunday they are introducing a cassoulet night from 5:30 to 11pm. This is a perfect classic French winter dish of white beans with duck confit and pork sausage topped with bread crumbs baked in a cazuela ($19).
Kings County Swing
70 Hudson Avenue (at Water Street), Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn NY
Punto Bianco Cafe is now serving dinner. For $20-$25 the dinner includes a soup, entree and dessert/cookie. Each night, from Monday to Friday until 9 pm, they serve one or two types of entrees. The evening we photographed the above dinner included a crispy tilapia fish, pesto pasta, a stuffed artichoke, and a salad. It was fresh, healthy, and tasty.