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    Demo is happening for the Hub building over on Schemerhorn too, right?

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    yes. demo was also recently completed at the nassau/duffield site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynLove View Post
    lots of action in DTB these days beyond the projects mentioned here, particularly dormant site that have come back to life:
    1) oro 2 over on gold street
    2) 85 flatbush at flatbush ext and tillary
    3) hampton inn at tillary and flatbush ext
    4) 2 hotels on schemerhorn across from the steiner tower project
    I don't think I've seen the Hampton Inn rendering posted here.



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    Hampton Inn
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    The 13-story Hampton Inn Downtown Brooklyn is located at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge on the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Tillary Street. The new-build project is 3 blocks from the Metro Tech Center and companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Verizon and the Bank of New York.

    Opening Spring 2014
    116 guestrooms

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    Doesn't look too bad for small site.

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    I'd like to see more of a night life in DtB. Still seems a bit 9-5 Mon-Fri.

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    I agree, though I don't expect it in this hodgepodge area.
    It'd be nice to get a hotel like this one drawn for the site next door. The views could negate the sub-par location. Happy Holidays by the way.

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    The design for the new 65,000 sqft hotel that hovers over an existing artists’ loft building in downtown Brooklyn is a tapered form. In these preliminary studies, concrete party walls “bookend” the glass curtain walls. Two public open areas occur where the tower meets the existing building and at the top of the tower, where a suspended swimming pool allows bathers to swim in the clouds.

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    It's really sleepy. Could the area support Ft. Greene, Smith St., and downtown all at once? I don't think there's enough residential officially downtown to do it. You also don't see much night life in a place like DUMBO that's somewhat family oriented (same thing goes on in Battery Park City and Riverside whatever).

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    I think more residential downtown will generate at the very least more late night fine dining options. For true night life it's pretty easy to jump in a cab and go to Williamsburg (or Manhattan).

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    there is going to be plenty of late night services soon enough. 5th avenue in park slope took about 5 years to develop into an entire late night destination unto itself from basically one sole restaurant for 10 years.

    5 years ago people were doubting that any of the planned large scale development in DTB would ever move forward. then they were doubting that it would ever fill up. then they were doubting that more would follow. now they're doubting that services will come. this is not a novel pattern of urban development. it's happened many times in various neighborhoods throughout NYC over the past 25 years. the doubters are simply ignorant, simple or some combination of the two.

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    That's hot. Reminiscent of those great shots from the 1930s of the old industrial NYC.

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    Two Trees Needs Zoning Change for 32-Story DoBro Tower

    by Sara Polsky



    There was one fact developer Two Trees forgot to mention when it announced its plans for a 32-story, 300-400-unit residential tower in Downtown Brooklyn's BAM Cultural District: the tower would require a zoning change. The current zoning allows about 53 percent of any building on site to be residential space, The Brooklyn Paper explains, while a full 86 percent of the floor space would be apartments under Two Trees' proposed plan. (Pursuing this zoning change was always part of the plan, a project rep reminds us.)

    That plan also includes about 50,000 square feet of cultural space, for three Brooklyn Academy of Music Theaters, a rehearsal space, and other uses. Two Trees argues that this is a better use of the site than the kind of building Two Trees could construct without a zoning change. Some area residents disagree, and prefer the original plan for the site, which had thee times as much arts and commercial space.

    Looking for Apartments: Two Trees seeks zoning change to allow for more housing near BAM [BK Paper]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...obro_tower.php

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    Comparing Tectonic's photos to the rendering in the previous post #1572, it appears that the large expanse of glass on the street level facade has be 'Value Engineered' out of existence. That set of construction site photos sure reminds how deceptive those glossy architectural renderings often (or always) are, compared to the AS BUILT reality.

    Thanks for the photos Tectonic....

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    Right now it looks like 388 Bridge could be completed first.

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