Michael O’Connell, scion of Red Hook real estate mogul Greg O’Connell, is taking charge of a project to move the recently closed Cheyenne diner from its Chelsea location to a seaside spot in Brooklyn.
Mr. O’Connell, 37, has worked on developments with his father since he was 7. "It’s hard to do anything on my Read More
With the opening of a massive 346,000-square-foot Ikea in Red Hook on June 18, New Yorkers’ attention turns again to this tiny corner of Brooklyn waterfront. What they see is largely the legacy of one man, Greg O’Connell, the beat cop turned real estate baron.
At times, Mr. O’Connell can seem Read More
Well, the store’s quickly turned from a relaxed, cocktail-party-like atmosphere to a free-for-all, with shoppers crowding each other, carts banging into little children and each other, and grumbling overheard about the lack of space and poor traffic design.
Nevertheless, people are in a shopping frenzy, an orgy of food purchasing and sampling. Read More
Curbed’s got info that 160 Imlay is up for sale. Observers of the Red Hook scene will note that this property’s had problems since its developers started its condo conversion. Red Hook real-estate baron Greg O’Connell’s been opposed to the conversion since the beginning, and the projects been stalled for years.
Mr. O’Connell’s Read More
Before the deluge.
It’s finally open! After weeks–nay, months–of anticipation, the 52,000-square-foot Red Hook Fairway finally opened its doors to the press at 9:30 a.m., and the general public a hour later. From the look of it, it was a resounding success: plenty of media, followed by a large neighborhood turnout.
Media-savvy Fairway Read More
The Revere Sugar factory.
The Brooklyn Papers report that Community Board 6′s waterfront committee smacked down Thor Equities plea to have its Revere Sugar refinery, on the waterfront in Red Hook, exempted from the Industrial Business Zone. The refinery has sat abandoned for years.
The developer recently bought the property for $40 million Read More
The New York Times has a dense article today about Red Hook and the competing interests at play there. On the one side, there’s Greg O’Connell, the ex-cop and scourge of crooked politicians who is a proponent of the area’s industrial use and is renovating an old warehouse right on the waterfront Read More
The renewal–or gentrification–of Red Hook continues apace!
The Real Estate has infiltrated the fabled neighborhood that sits off the Buttermilk Channel (where, according to Wikipedia, low tide would allow farmers to herd their cows over for grazing on Governors’ Island), to bring you news of this four-story apartment building currently being constructed at 152 Beard Read More