The parks committee of Community Board 2 will host Claire Weisz, a principal at WXY Studio, who will present the final plan for Brooklyn Strand, a reimagining of the open spaces from Brooklyn Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park and extending to the NYCHA developments. The plan was devised after a series of stakeholders meetings and a public session co-sponsored by Community Board 2. The project is a collaboration between the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the office of the mayor, the city’s parks and planning departments, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Strand is one aspect of the planned Brooklyn Tech Triangle strategic plan.
Location: Brooklyn Law School, Feil Hall, Geraldo’s Cafe, 205 State Street (between Boerum Place and Court Street), in Downtown Brooklyn. Please note the non-standard location.
Date/time: Monday, March 16, 2014, 6pm
After being closed for renovations for almost 2 months, Peas & Pickles has reopened with a bigger and brighter space that includes a larger deli counter, more seating, and a wall of fresh produce.
The renovation opened up the existing back room and installed new floors, LED lights (which brightens up the space), and extended the prepared food counter to cater to the lunch crowd with custom sandwiches, wraps, burgers, quesadillas, and sushi selections.
Peas & Pickles Grocery
55 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(corner of Washington and Front Streets in Dumbo)
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Two Trees Management, the real estate management firm is relocating art galleries on the second floor of 111 Front Street to other gallery spaces in Dumbo, according to Hyperallergic.com.
From the article:
“The galleries will take over retail spaces on Plymouth Street, and we are converting the former Galapagos building,” Lisa Kim, the director of cultural affairs at Two Trees, told Hyperallergic. “This street-level presence will be a big move for the galleries, and we’re excited to be able to make this happen.”
MNS, the Brooklyn real estate firm published their January 2015 Brooklyn Rental Market Report earlier this week (along with their Manhattan Rental Market Report). Andrew Barrocas, CEO of MNS, notes that average rents throughout Brooklyn increased by 2.64% from $2,598 in January 2014 to $2,666 in January 2015.
The market has picked up since December 2014. The largest percentage increases in rent prices were seen in Studio units in Cobble Hill, Clinton Hill and DUMBO. The largest percentage drop was seen in Studio units in Greenpoint.
Some other highlights of the report include the following:
Rent Prices in Brooklyn decreased by approximately 0.02%- from $2,666.88 in December 2014 to $2,666.26 in January 2015
Average rents throughout Brooklyn increased by 2.64% from $2,598 in January 2014
Listing Inventory increased slightly by 5.34% from 3,148 listings units in December 2014 to 3,316 listings Units in January 2015
The largest percentage increases in rent prices since December 2014*
Studios in Cobble Hill (up 11.3%), Clinton Hill (up 10.19%) and DUMBO (up 9.72%)
The largest percentage decreases in rent prices since December 2014*
Studios in Greenpoint (down 18.14%)
*It is important to note that these neighborhoods had 10 or less studio listings at the time the sample was taken, a minimal number compared to other Brooklyn neighborhoods
The largest annual upward shift in rent prices
Boerum Hill rents increased from an average of $2,673 in January 2014 to $2,983 in January 2015, a 11.6% increase
The largest annual downward shifts in rent prices
Greenpoint saw a decrease of 10.0% from $2,904 in January 2014 to $2,615 in January 2015
Notable additions to the market
1 North 4th Place, a 510-unit amenity-rich luxury rental development on the Williamsburg waterfront
395 Leonard Street, a 188-unit rental development on the former Meeker Flea Market site saw various listings enter the market
DUMBO: The annual average rent increased by a substantial 9.9% from $3,918.58 in January 2014 to $4,308.27 in January 2015
Williamsburg: Inventory increased 18% from 638 in December 2014 to 754 in January 2015 due to influx of new listings from 1 North 4th and 395 Leonard Street
Average studio pricing: $2,104, down from $2,136 in December 2014
Average one-bedroom pricing: $2,547, down from $2,552 in December 2014
Average two-bedroom pricing: $3,348, up from $3,313 in December 2014
In Dumbo, the annual average rent increased by a substantial 9.9% from $3,918.58 in January 2014 to $4,308.27 in January 2015. In Dumbo for January 2015, studios were $3,160 (vs $2,955 in December 2014), one bedrooms $4,091 (vs $3,943 in December 2014), and two bedrooms $5,674 (vs $5,751 in December 2014). Here are the Dumbo price trends over 13 months for studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms:
Overpass recognizes the artists, musicians and renaissance souls that staked claim and built a community Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (D.U.M.B.O.). Their creativity is embodied by the juicy citrus and tropical hop aromas in a deep golden, richly aromatic IPA.
“We wanted to bottle the essence of Brooklyn in our beers,” said Mike Sheehan, Coney Island Beer Ringleader. “With rich flavors, eclectic ingredients and a mix of both recognizable and subtle flavors, we hope people can really get a taste for the spirit of the borough.”
Coney Island Brewing Company’s Overpass is available at Foragers Market and at Bridge Fresh in Dumbo (other available locations: coneyislandbeer.com/find).
(This is not a sponsored post; we haven’t received or tried this beer, but if anyone has tried it, let us know what you think in the comments below).