02/01/18 11:06pm
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.   (more…)

12/04/15 3:20pm

Dumbo Development: Watchtower Jehovah's Witnesses

News broke this week that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are selling their property at 85 Jay Street, as well as 25-30 Columbia Heights and 124 Columbia Heights. That much undeveloped land in Dumbo is bound to command a huge price. Also in Dumbo news: more debate about schools, Google gives local techies startup tips, and a new challenger for a congressional seat steps into the ring.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Put Three Hot Sites on the Market in Dumbo and Heights [Brownstoner]
Dumbo Neighborhood Group Slams P.S. 8, P.S. 307 Rezoning Plan [Eagle]
Yungman Lee Mounts Primary Challenge to Velazquez in 7th Congressional District [Eagle]
Google Introduces Primer Mobile App at Digital DUMBO [Technical.ly]

Above: Photo of 85 Jay Street via Watchtower