05/27/14 3:01pm
(Image courtesy of Mary B Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting)

(Proposed: Image courtesy of Mary B Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting)

(Image courtesy of Google Maps)

(Current: Image courtesy of Google Maps)

The Brooklyn Community Board 2 has noted that a Landmarks Preservation Commission Certificate of Appropriateness Applications has been filed to construct a new one-story building at 20 Old Fulton Street (Fulton Ferry Historic District).

No word yet on whether the proposed building will be residential or commercial/retail.

(Image courtesy of Mary B Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting)

12/13/13 10:08am


Commercial real estate brokerage TerraCRG has posted the 46 Old Fulton Street building on the market for $7,795,000. The 17,864 square foot, 4 story building has 42 feet of frontage on Old Fulton Street and 50 feet of width on Doughty Street. The building includes 4,466 square feet of basement, totalling 22,330, of which 50% will be delivered vacant. It’s currently configured as 7 commercial units plus basement. There’s 3,466 sf street level retail space on the ground floor.

The 1925 building was on the market about two years ago for $7 million. Commercial Observer points out that a retail boom in the Fulton Ferry District makes this building attractive for retail space: “A Shake Shack is set to open nearby at One Old Fulton Street while existing restaurants in the immediate area include the famed Grimaldi’s pizzeria, River Cafe and Juliana’s. There’s a major redevelopment going on at the nearby Empire Stores, which will have 360,000 square feet of office and 75,000 square feet of retail space.”

This is a prime commercial location that with some investment to update the interior, could be profitable. The Property Shark listing for 46 Old Fulton Street shows a tax bill of $34,351.

{NYC.gov BIS: 46 Old Fulton St}
{Propertyshark.com listing for 46 Old Fulton St}

08/14/13 11:56am

Shake Shack Dumbo

Shake Shack announced on their facebook page that they are opening a location at One Old Fulton Street (corner of Water Street) in Dumbo, Brooklyn (technically it is in Fulton Ferry Landing) in mid-2014. They will be taking the space formerly occupied by Pete’s Downtown Restaurant. Back in October 2012, we thought that this would be a great location for a Shake Shack.

The new Shake Shack Dumbo location is joining the other restaurants such as River Cafe, No 7. Sub, Luke’s Lobster, Grimaldi’s Pizza, Juliana’s Pizza, 7 Old Fulton Restaurant, and Gran Electrica on the block.

Now all that’s missing in Dumbo is a good diner, at least according to these Dumbo supporters.

07/19/13 10:19am


The Community Board 2 notified us of the Department of Transportation (DOT) has planned, weather permitting, NIGHTTIME milling (removal of the top layer of asphalt) of the following streets around Dumbo:

  • Monday, July 22:
    Jay Street, from the former end of Myrtle Avenue (MetroTech) to Tillary Street
    Jay Street, from Tillary Street to John Street
  • Tuesday, July 23:
    Jay Street, from Tillary Street to John Street
  • Wednesday, July 24:
    Jay Street, from Tillary Street to John Street
    Fulton Street, from Hudson Avenue to Greene Avenue
  • Thursday, July 25:
    Fulton Street, from Hudson Avenue to Greene Avenue
    Old Fulton Street, from Front Street to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Friday, July 26:
    Old Fulton Street, from Front Street to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (more…)
04/17/13 2:47pm

Old Fulton Creperie: 17 Old Fulton Street

The former O’Crepes store has relocated and opened in Fulton Ferry Landing. Now called Old Fulton Creperie (facebook.com/ocrepes), they are located at 17 Old Fulton Street (formerly occupied by the tourist trap store called Julians and Julius).

Viktoriya, the founder of the store tells us, “We miss our locals, and wanted to give everyone another food option that’s not a pizza place or a tourist trap. We serve gluten free and buckwheat crepes, Vietnamese sandwiches, soups, coffee, tea. For locals [who mention], get two large savory or sweet crepes for $17.”

Congrats Viktoriya and good luck!


Old Fulton Creperie
17 Old Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hours: 7 days a week, 10am-8pm

{O’Crepes in Dumbo to Relocate Near Brooklyn Bridge Park, 09Nov2011}
{O’Crepes Open in Dumbo, 01Apr2010}

10/23/12 5:46pm

smokestack shack, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge park has requested proposals for the creation and operation of Park concessions, including restaurant, food carts, and a marina at Pier 6 and for the Smokestack building. From the Brooklyn Bridge Park:

The Smokestack Building is prominently located at the intersection of Water Street and Old Fulton Street, adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge. Situated between Pier 1 and the Empire Fulton Ferry sections of the Park, the site has great visibility from Old Fulton Street and sits in a highly trafficked pedestrian thoroughfare. Empire Fulton Ferry features spectacular views of the harbor and is the location of the historic Tobacco Warehouse and Jane’s Carousel. Located at the foot of Old Fulton Street, Fulton Ferry Landing is one of Brooklyn’s most historic sites and a popular tourist destination. Pier 1 to the south is the largest of the park’s piers and the location of many of the park’s special events and programming. In the future, BBP plans to reconstruct the area beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and offer additional amenities to the public which will further increase pedestrian traffic to the area.

The smokestack could be a great place for something like Shake Shack or a seafood shack, no? What else would you want to see there?

Information Session & Site Tour November 7, 2012
Submissions Due December 3, 2012

(via Brownstoner)