As president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the local development corporation, Joe Chan has overseen an ambitious plan to revive the business district known to many as the land of law firms, courthouses and offices. Mr. Chan, 39, talked about plans for new public space and thousands of square feet of fresh retail-and Read More
An upstart innkeeper on trendy Smith Street is facing off with transit officials over the decision to put a bus stop right in front of his hotel’s entrance.
Bertrand Nelson, general manager of Hersha Hospitality Trust’s newly opened Nu Hotel, tells The Brooklyn Paper that his lobby is filling up with bus fumes Read More
Location: About six months ago you released an Ian McKellen-narrated video of what downtown Brooklyn would look like in five years. Given the current economic turmoil, would you release the same video today?
Mr. Chan: Absolutely.
The video cited $9.5 billion in private investment—that included Atlantic Yards?
That Read More
Joe Chan, the head of the public-private Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, is scaling back expectations that downtown Brooklyn will ever achieve the dizzying heights of central business district-dom once imagined way back in 2004.
“You are not seeing historically what has happened in downtown Brooklyn, which is exclusively commercial office towers being built,” Mr. Chan Read More
Brooklyn coulda been a contender
Downtown Brooklyn’s lament has been the inability to attract mega-tenants to four different sites that were painstakingly drawn and measured in a city-led massive rezoning two years ago.
Joe Chan, the president of the new Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, indicated in an interview last week that he Read More
The Duffield Street Houses.
Some interesting articles in The Brooklyn Papers: Mayor Bloomberg is set to appoint a new development czar for downtown Brooklyn–sources say it’s Joe Chan, a chief advisor to Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff. City Council member David Yassky is demanding a 90-day stay in the demoliton Read More