Most New Yorkers know the Grand Prospect Hall from its amazing TV ads, like the one below. But, pretty soon, the gaudy Park Slope party mecca will be better known for its new 11-story hotel, which was announced last week, and the controversy it’s likely to stir up. Sure, the Hall has been in Read More
In Da Slope
“It’s not Dean & Deluca, but the prices are unbelievable,” John Haffner Layden said, standing in front of the pretty decent cheese case at the Park Slope Food Coop last night. The 21-year member has been working the same monthly shift for more than a decade, and he took some time out to show Read More
On Monday, The Real Estate Desk looked at what’s wrong with Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue and why its 2003 rezoning has come in for mixed-reviews. The Desk’s theory was subpar design, but hoping to make a contribution instead of simply criticizing the six-lane street, we asked a few experts for their thoughts.
City Planning spokewoman Read More
Post Real Estate columnist Steve Cuozzo likes to act like he’s no architecture critic.
You don’t need a degree in architecture to hate the triangular mugging ground of “environmentally conscious landscaping, intimate seating areas” and a goofy, planted-roof subway entrance — a “flexible open space” more conducive to hosting a Crips-Bloods scrimmage than the intended Read More
While much of the article is a by-the-numbers status report on what’s built and what’s stalled, there is an undercurrent emphasizing Read More