All Along the Watchtower, A Tree Grows in Gowanus, and Dumbo Gets Some TLC — Hometown Headlines (2/1)

Controversial Condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park via Patch

Controversial Condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park via Patch

Hey Dumbo, welcome back to our bi-weekly local news feature, Hometown Headlines! This time around, there’s lots in the press about Real Estate development in our lovely borough. To start, Two Trees, the development firm that has reshaped DUMBO and Williamsburg is now setting its sites on Gowanus, buying up sites along the Gowanus Canal, for over $100 million.

And DUMBO itself is getting a little TLC. Mount Sinai has opened a State of the Art Urgent Care center at 110 York Street.

Meanwhile, The former Watchtower Building will be transformed into a high-end office space and retail complex.  

Further, the disputed condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park, whose construction advocates of Save the View are trying to halt, will start at $1.9 when sales begin in the spring.

Speaking of preservation advocacy, some members of the city’s preservation community feel the Landmarks Preservation Commission has been neglecting its duty.

Speaking of neglect, the BQE: Reconstruction of the roadway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street must be completed by 2026, or the City will have to divert trucks onto local streets, a situation which the Brooklyn Heights Association feels would be an “unmitigated disaster.”

And on the topic of transit troubles, a 24 year-old man threw a chair on the tracks at Jay Street-Metro Tech on Wednesday, causing delays.