When Gib Veconi moved to Prospect Heights in 1991, he and his neighbors spent years renovating brownstones. They started with garden-level apartments, and finished each successive story with rental income earned from the ground-floor tenants.
"No one could imagine tearing down a historic building," he said. "It was a question of economics." They Read More
The brownstone-laden neighborhood of Prospect Heights in Brooklyn may soon see new preservation regulations as the city has taken a step toward creating a historic district in the area north of Prospect Park.
On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is slated to vote to "calendar" a proposed historic district for the neighborhood, the first Read More
Apparently, the Prospect Park around which bad ass Neil Diamond grew up was a lot rougher back in the day. From today’s Page Six:
"One night we were scrapping with these guys in Prospect Park, around the corner from my house, when all of a sudden I heard this pop and felt a hit Read More
"I’m in this business for 40 years," said Joe Chirico, standing in front of Marco Polo Ristorante, the restaurant he owns on Court Street in Carroll Gardens. "I started with Joe’s Luncheonette two doors away–after so many years of being in fast food, I decided I needed to open a good restaurant."
Last week, Mr. Read More
“I was born in the South Slope on 11th Street off Sixth Avenue,” said Matthew Roff, 33, owner of the new Crown Heights beer garden Franklin Park. “Bar Toto was my bodega.”
Someday someone might say the same about the renovated garage that is now Franklin Park. The hip bar – which opened a few Read More
I was on my way to work recently when I noticed Park Place in Prospect Heights totally shut down to cars. Only one remained: a purple mini cooper on the block between Flatbush and Vanderbilt. A tow truck scooped it up and made way for huge trucks to rip up the pavement. For a few Read More
What do Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz and Keith Haring all have in common? Each artist has work up for sale at the 4th Annual Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM to us locals) Silent Auction.
BAM certainly plays an integral part in the Brooklyn art scene, and the auction, which raises money for BAM’s Read More
It seems like every time you turn the corner these days you run into yet another new bar. This is especially true in the gentrified neighborhoods of Brooklyn and very much so in Prospect Heights. Time Out New York recently ran a page-long charticle on the heavy bar presence on Vanderbilt Avenue, the go-to strip Read More
Apparently it’s quite controversial to discuss the experience of living in Brooklyn when it comes to the topic of race. A few weeks back, I dared to talk about it and received a lot of flack. But in my hood, Prospect Heights, and anywhere really, race, class and gentrification are heavy Read More
Rachel Eisner, an Obama supporter from Brooklyn with “much admiration for Hillary,” emailed this: My polling place at p.s. 9 in Prospect Heights was very organized and ran smoothly, as it tends to based on my experiences there. However, the machine for my district was out of order and I was required to fill out Read More