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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archit_K
    REGIONAL MARKET / BROOKLYN An Anchor Bookstore for a College and Its Neighborhood
    Jonathan Fickies for The New York Times
    Donald Condrey will manage PrattStore, which replaces a cramped bookstore situated in a basement.

    By SUZANNE HAMLIN

    Published: January 12, 2005


    PrattStore is determined to be than just another college bookstore. Housed in a sleek contemporary building with large glass windows, the new art-and-design store, which will open this month on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, has been purposely built to serve both town and gown.

    The store, a 15,000-square-foot soaring space, is a warehouse of books, publications and tools for every category of the arts. It combines bits of art shops and bookstores like Barnes & Noble, Rizzoli, MoMA, Pearl Paint and the Harvard Coop, all together in a wide-open merchandise display.

    "There is nothing else quite like it anywhere in the country," said Thomas F. Schutte, the president of Pratt Institute, the nation's oldest and largest art and design school. "Obviously, it will be a tremendous resource for our students but, because of its location, for the community as well."

    Community in this case is a broad concept. Pratt, which has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 800 faculty members, is on 25 acres in the middle of Clinton Hill. Founded in 1887 by Charles Pratt, an oil industrialist and philanthropist, who built his own home nearby, Pratt's 19th-century founding precepts - an ideal merging of art and commerce -seem much in evidence today.

    The highly visible new PrattStore, built on a corner of the Pratt campus on part of a school parking lot, is at Emerson Place and Myrtle Avenue, a low-rise commercial thoroughfare for both traffic and pedestrians that wends through Brooklyn's multiethnic, mixed-economic residential neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. While no hard figures exist, these high-density areas have a relatively high share of artists, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers and architects as residents.

    For them, PrattStore may become a regular shopping destination. Revenue for the store's first fiscal year, July 2005 through June 2006, is projected at $3 million. "Every penny of the net profits will flow directly back into Pratt operations," said Dr. Schutte, who has a doctorate in business administration.

    Constructed for $2.2 million and designed by the architect Richard Scherr, director of facilities planning and design at Pratt, the pale gray all-steel store was created from prefabricated components supplied by Butler Manufacturing of Kansas City, Mo., a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered metal building systems.

    The building's distinctive features include a striking red canopy on the exterior and poured concrete counters and wood seats inside. The interior space has been divided into a large, open ground-floor merchandise arena and a mezzanine overlooking the main floor, reached by open steps. The display cases are movable, so the space can be reconfigured at any time.

    The display racks are filled with art supplies, dorm supplies, Pratt logo merchandise and a big selection of books (about a third are textbooks with the rest being trade books) on painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, interior design, digital media, furniture, woodworking, fashion, ceramics and jewelry.

    The mezzanine has more books and design and fashion magazines as well as an open area that will be a performance space for readings and lectures by artists and writers. A 750-square-foot exhibition and retail space is evolving into "Pratt by Design" – featuring products and artwork created by Pratt alumni and faculty. Mezzanine seating encourages customers to stay as long as they want and an espresso bar is planned. Donald Condrey, general manager of the store, is a longtime retailer who ran the campus bookstore at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

    The previous Pratt bookstore was in a cramped space in the basement of an administration building. The new store is the latest of several changes during Dr.Schutte's tenure that have increased Pratt's visibility. PrattStore's official opening party is scheduled for Jan. 27. But last weekend, on a rainy late afternoon, PrattStore already appeared like a brightly lighted beacon on Myrtle Avenue, and passers-by continually stopped, knocked and mouthed through the glass doors, "Are you open yet?"

    The supplicants were a diverse group, older women carrying shopping bags, parents with strollers, bearded men wearing berets and children. Nodding toward one wall of the store, Mr. Condrey noted, "We do have a large kids' art supply section, and we're working with local schools on a discount program for students."

    Mr. Condrey said the store would welcome ideas from its customers. "At the front of the store, we're going to have a big bulletin board called Soap Box, where people can post their ideas about service, merchandise, even programs," he said. "We expect we'll get plenty of suggestions, and we plan to take them very seriously."

    It’s the largest book store in Brooklyn. The architect: Richard Scherr. Located at 550 Myrtle Ave.




    Last edited by Archit_K; May 30th, 2005 at 12:56 AM. Reason: the pratt store

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    It's bland/ugly. When I was there I was wondering what the fuss was about.

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    If it were built a little better it would look like a small supermarket you might find in any new European suburb.

  4. #64

    Thumbs down 525 Vanderbilt Avenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    Project #25

    525 Vanderbilt Avenue
    525-527 Vanderbilt Avenue
    4 stories 40 feet
    Gerald J. Caliendo, RA
    Dev-Whitestone Properties
    7 units 8,263 Sq. Ft.
    Residential
    Under Construction 2004-2005

    June 01, 2005
    Another Case of the Blahs Near Atlantic Yards
    From Brownstoner

    Discussion here:
    http://brownstoner.com/brownstoner/a....html#comments

  5. #65

    Default 307 Grand Avenue

    Project #30

    307 Grand Avenue
    4 stories 41 feet (1 story addition)
    Aston Associates
    Dev-Issa Momeer
    Residential Condominium
    3 units 5,047 Sq. Ft.
    Completed 2003



    Corcoran
    307 GRAND AVENUE
    Brooklyn, NY11238


    http://www.corcoran.com/

    Overview
    SOLD OUT!
    Prime conversion. Three gorgeous duplex units. All low monthly common charges. Each have their own outdoor amenities. Located in Historic Clinton Hill. Close to Pratt Institute, St. Josephs College BAM, Manhattan, Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights. All units feature central air/heat, state of the art kitchen renovations, very high ceilings. All are duplexes. Recessed lighting throughout and well appointed baths and closets. Building is a massive 25’ wide so all three units are huge and distinguished with great family style layouts. Each have 1.5 to 3.5 baths

    Prime conversion. Three gorgeous duplex units. All ow monthly common charges. Each have their own outdoor amenities. Located in Historic Clinton Hill. Close to Pratt Institute, St. Josephs College BAM, Manhattan, Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights. All units feature central air/heat, state of the art kitchen renovations, very high ceilings. All are duplexes. Recessed lighting throughout and well appointed baths and closets. Building is a massive 25’ wide so all three units are huge and distinguished with great family style layouts. Each have 1.5 to 3.5 baths.


    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...te=NY&zipcode=
    Map

  6. #66

    Default 309-311 Grand Avenue

    Project #31

    309-311 Grand Avenue
    5 stories 55 feet
    Karl Fischer Architect
    Dev-Abe Lemmer
    Residential
    16 units 21,610 Sq. Ft
    Under Construction 2005-?




    Lot just to the right of 307 Grand in this photo.

    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...te=ny&zipcode=
    Map

  7. #67

    Default 335-345 Greene Avenue

    Contradicting information between what the WT Construction website says and the DOB.

    Project #32

    333 Greene Avenue
    12 stories
    Bricolage Designs
    Dev-WT Construction LLC
    Residential Condominium
    58 units
    Under Construction 2004-2005

    or

    335-345 Greene Avenue
    10 stories 110 feet
    Walter C. Maffei, Architect
    Dev-333-345 Greene LLC
    Residential
    53 units 77,520 Sq. Ft.
    Under Construction 2004-?




    WT Construction

    http://wtconstruction.com/projects.html

    Luxury Condo Development
    PROJECT: Condo Development ADDRESS: 333- Greene Ave Bklyn NY OWNER: WT Construction LLC JOB: General Contractor and New Construction Architect: Bricolage Design Corp. Status: 10% Complete / 8-1-04 Completion: June 2005

    This new construction project consisting of 12 story multi family structure — for a total of 58 units located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn NY is 10% complete with work to be done by WTC. The total project is over $35,000,000.


    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...te=ny&zipcode=
    Map

  8. #68

    Default Juliana Curran Terian Design Center

    Project #33

    Juliana Curran Terian Design Center/Pratt Design Center Entrance Pavilion
    369 Dekalb Avenue
    3 story infill
    Hanrahan Meyers Architects
    Dev-Pratt Institute
    Academic
    8,000 s.f. of new construction; 100,000s.f. of renovation
    Under Construction 2005-2006









    Hanrahan Meyers Architects


    Hanrahan Meyers Architects
    http://www.hanrahanmeyers.com/


    Project: Pratt Design Center
    Location: Brooklyn, NY
    Client Pratt Institute
    Size 8,000 s.f. of new construction; 100,000s.f. of renovation

    Hanrahan Meyers Architects are designing a new Pratt Design Center Entrance Pavilion to join the existing Pratt Studios and Steuben Hall together as a single entity on the main campus of Pratt Institute. The new Entrance Pavilion will bring the two buildings together as one and establish a single identity for the Design Center. The Entrance Pavilion will symbolize the forward thinking and creativity of design education at Pratt Institute, which has an international reputation for design.

    Pratt Studios and Steuben Hall house the principal design programs for the School of Art and Design. Both buildings will also be renovated to house all design programs of Pratt Institute.









    http://www.pratt.edu/news/prmain04.p...gn_Center.html
    PRATT INSTITUTE TO BREAK GROUND FOR THE
    JULIANA CURRAN TERIAN DESIGN CENTER

    http://www.brooklyneagle.com/archive...ce.php?id=3218
    Pratt To Break Ground For Design Center
    by Brooklyn Eagle (edit@brooklyneagle.net), published online 11-24-2004

    http://www.helpern.com/news_more.html
    Helpern Completes Master Plan for Pratt Design Center

    http://www.aiany.org/designawards/2004/projects/193.htm
    AIANY 2004 Project Design Award Winner

  9. #69

    Default The Kent

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    Project # 1

    The Kent
    970 Kent Avenue
    9 stories 126 feet (Renovation + 2 story addition)
    Elissa Winzelberg Architect
    Dev-970 Kent Avenue Associates
    Residential Condominium
    103 units 146,342 Sq. Ft.
    Under Construction 2004-2005





    Marketers:
    http://www.thedevelopersgroup.com/bu...ildingid=1017&

    Almost done installing the windows.






    10-23-05

  10. #70

    Default The Spencer

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    Projects #2 & 3

    The Spencer I
    209 Spencer Street
    9 stories 85 feet
    Bricolage Designs
    16 units 186,400 Sq. Ft.
    Under Construction 2003-Early 2005


    The Spencer II
    201 Spencer Street
    9 stories 85 feet
    Bricolage Designs
    18 units 24,533 Sq. Ft
    Under Construction 2003-Early 2005



    http://www.thedevelopersgroup.com/bu...uildingid=1005

    There's also a thread here:
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...ighlight=11205


  11. #71

    Default 541 Washington ave

    541 Washington Avenue
    8 stories 70 feet
    THE STEPHEN B JACOBS GROUP
    Dev-WASHINGTON LLC (KOUROS TORKAN)
    Residential
    66 units 119,634 Sq. Ft
    Under Construction 2006-?

  12. #72

    Default Empty lot on Wash Ave bet Fulton & Atlantic Ave

    I hear there's a luxury residential building going up on the parking lot space that's next door to the Cathedral Condos on Washington Avenue near Atlantic Ave. Does anyone know if this is true and if there is a website for the project? Thanks!

  13. #73

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    Ha, are those brick contraptions what pass for condo construction these days? I see those monoliths being erected all the time here in Queens.

  14. #74

    Default 260-262 Skillman Street

    yea, unfortunately.
    Quote Originally Posted by elb25
    541 Washington Avenue
    8 stories 70 feet
    THE STEPHEN B JACOBS GROUP
    Dev-WASHINGTON LLC (KOUROS TORKAN)
    Residential
    66 units 119,634 Sq. Ft
    Under Construction 2006-?
    Thanks, I got to check that out soon.

    Project # 34

    260-262 Skillman Street
    8 stories 80 feet
    Scarano & Associates Architects
    Dev-Delux Development
    Residential Condominium
    16 units 26,948 Sq. Ft. (x2)
    Completed Late 2005




    Map
    Last edited by Derek2k3; December 29th, 2005 at 11:39 AM.

  15. #75

    Default 309-311 Grand Avenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    Project #31

    309-311 Grand Avenue
    5 stories 55 feet
    Karl Fischer Architect
    Dev-Abe Lemmer
    Residential
    16 units 21,610 Sq. Ft
    Under Construction 2005-2006


    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...te=ny&zipcode=
    Map[/i]





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