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  1. From Brooklyn: ...

    From Brooklyn:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2178/2519400526_36895884ec_b.jpg

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  2. Yup. Oh, no wait, that's not what I said. You...

    Yup. Oh, no wait, that's not what I said. You were just reading that into what I said, you sly fox! Almost had me there!



    Um, you're the one who wants to build more highrises in Williamsburg....
  3. first of all, this is the 21st century....

    first of all, this is the 21st century. supporting industry smack in the middle of urban areas amounts to publicly subsidizing businesses of questionable value to the market at large.

    second, i...
  4. i walked up bedford ave from bed stuy to...

    i walked up bedford ave from bed stuy to williamsburg last week and there is a ton of construction along bedford and in the general vicinity. lots of 4-6 story residential buildings.
  5. FYI, it looks to me like interior demolition of...

    FYI, it looks to me like interior demolition of the rear wing of 25 broad is well under way. perhaps we'll see something rising at 45 broad by next year.
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    Poll: as heard on NPR yesterday: ratner needs $700m in...

    as heard on NPR yesterday: ratner needs $700m in financing for this project. he couldn't find a single lender, so he has been working on getting the money from multiple lenders instead. that process...
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    Sticky: i've lived in brooklyn for the last 9 1/2 years,...

    i've lived in brooklyn for the last 9 1/2 years, though only a year in the gowanus area (and that was 3 years ago). and i'm not arguing that the area is not changing. i just throw up in my mouth a...
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    Sticky: so far the only thing 4th ave complements are the...

    so far the only thing 4th ave complements are the fetid waters of the gowanus canal. very disappointing, and frankly i can't see it getting much better.
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    Poll: walked by there yesterday and noticed that they...

    walked by there yesterday and noticed that they erected a sidewalk shed in front of the entrance of NY Downtown hospital. there were also a few people milling around on the site, but i'm not sure...
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    Poll: it's my understanding that the plaza will be on...

    it's my understanding that the plaza will be on the west side of the site. the foundation extends below the plaza (presumably to create more parking spaces?).
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    18. Survivor staircase gets shipped off to...

    18. Survivor staircase gets shipped off to Neverneverland
  12. Walked by the site yesterday and counted 21...

    Walked by the site yesterday and counted 21 floors (including half-finished floors at the top).
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    Poll: I thought they headed south earlier than...

    I thought they headed south earlier than November. Must be due to global warming.

    I was at NY Downtown Hospital and had a prime view of the site as they were using a pump to pour foundation floor...
  14. i work next door, and although i've lost track of...

    i work next door, and although i've lost track of the actual floor count i believe they are only 1-3 floors (mechanical, from what i understand) from topping out now. it tapers a bit after the 43rd...
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    anyone know what's up with that triangular site...

    anyone know what's up with that triangular site to the left of #16? it's been boarded up for a while now ... another flatiron perchance?
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    well, unfortunately this issue easily gets...

    well, unfortunately this issue easily gets voters' attention ... though i can't say that she's done a bad job otherwise. ultimately, if there is a real need to build higher in ten or twenty years,...
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    you mean just below 400', since that's the limit...

    you mean just below 400', since that's the limit for most of these. and a number of them will be closer to 300', much like forte.

    still, a ton going on in the area. the plots along myrtle and...
  18. i'd be surprised if many of these apartments are...

    i'd be surprised if many of these apartments are actually sold to individuals, or if they are they are probably still managed by larger management companies. i would guess the buyers are REIT's, or...
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    ... we'll probably end up with a mirror image of...

    ... we'll probably end up with a mirror image of what's across the river. sad.
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    [QUOTE=lofter1;172481]That's 37 East 4th Street: ...

    [QUOTE=lofter1;172481]That's 37 East 4th Street: Curbed has the info

    Thanks. The design is passable. Not fantastic, but it fits in with the general architectural vibe of the area, including new...
  21. Yup. Walked by there last week and there's...

    Yup. Walked by there last week and there's nothing happening as far as I can tell. Not even a proper lake.
  22. Does anyone else think that it is a bit odd that...

    Does anyone else think that it is a bit odd that they would actively start pouring concrete, as it appears from the last picture, without having demolished the buildings on the adjacent properties...
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    This building almost makes a serious statement,...

    This building almost makes a serious statement, compared to the usual lam/poons.
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    anyone know if there are any plans for that...

    anyone know if there are any plans for that parking lot in the foreground of the above picture? been wondering about that one for a while. (and yeah, i know i should look it up on the dob site...
  25. They are working on the 14th floor now. One floor...

    They are working on the 14th floor now. One floor every three days. At the current rate the building should top out in less than four months.
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