Construction

No Halloween Prank: Half-Built ‘Horror House' Finally Dead

standard No Halloween Prank: Half-Built ‘Horror House’ Finally Dead

While many people may look at 1882 East 12th Street in Sheepshead Bay–now an empty lot surrounded by a chain-link fence–they may see neglected land and real estate blight. But it represents something very different to Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) and neighbors on […]

Dwayne Nicholson, CB9's new President, tried to calm the audience while Police Officers and District Manager Pearl Miles (seated) look on (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard CB9: Chaos and Cacophony Leave Empire Blvd. Vulnerable and Its Fate Uncertain

A  meeting of Community Board 9 Tuesday evening was rife with acrimony and disorder, interrupted by frequent shouting and protests by the general public concerning the fate of Empire Boulevard, a wide thoroughfare on the border of Crown Heights from Prospect-Lefferts Gardens that remains in a […]

Architects Propose 'Alternatives' to Atlantic Yards Construction

standard Architects Propose ‘Alternatives’ to Atlantic Yards Construction

A gallery exhibit offers five intriguing designs–scaled models and all–as alternatives to the current construction scheme proposed for the Atlantic Yards site. ‘Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards’ opened Thursday evening at Warehouse623 in Prospect Heights. The brainchild of architect Thomas Barry, […]

Is Landmarking Out of Control? Contentious Perspectives Clash at Crain's Event

standard Is Landmarking Out of Control? Contentious Perspectives Clash at Crain’s Event

A cataclysm of divergent views sparred in a healthy (if occasionally contentions) forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business. “Is Landmarking Out of Control?” brought together an array of prominent figures, from developers to preservationists and others involved in the industry. Kenneth T. Jackson, Professor […]