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Downtown Brooklyn

The Future of America's Cities Lies in the Past

Kate Ascher | Posted 05.07.2016 | World
Kate Ascher

NEW YORK -- A decade from now, the hearts of some of our largest cities will no longer be defined by gleaming skyscrapers surrounded by well-manicured corporate plazas. The city will regain its human scale and emerge once again as a series of communities -- completing a fascinating journey back to the future.

Rationalizing the Approach to Municipal Real Estate Assets

Tucker Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Tucker Reed

Physical space is a difficult commodity to create more of in the five boroughs, as such underutilized space can provide a powerful economic development tool that supports neighborhood revitalization, housing and job creation.

Downtown Brooklyn: New York City's College Town

Tucker Reed | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Tucker Reed

In Downtown Brooklyn, back-to-school season translates to 57,000 college students descending upon the area. While many acknowledge Downtown Brooklyn as New York City's College Town, we have not done a great job of engaging with these students.

Flatbush Avenue: Brooklyn's Proud Boulevard

Tucker Reed | Posted 10.06.2012 | New York
Tucker Reed

Today, Downtown Brooklyn is at once a cultural and entertainment destination, a college town, a fast-growing commercial district, an indispensible shopping hub and a diverse residential community.

Market Value

Allison Lirish Dean | Posted 07.13.2012 | New York
Allison Lirish Dean

A range of constituencies in Downtown Brooklyn care about local businesses, and about retaining Brooklyn's unique character. These points of commonality could spur a productive conversation at Dekalb Market, a spot that embodies these values.

Five Apps to Make NYC Greener: Built in a Weekend

Rachel Sterne | Posted 09.02.2012 | New York
Rachel Sterne

Can an app make New York City greener? It can if it influences the little decisions that New Yorkers make every day -- things like recycling a bottle instead of throwing it in the trash, or biking to work instead of driving.

SLIDESHOW: Brooklyn's Public Bucket List

Posted 12.26.2011 | New York

The owners of a soon-to-be Shake Shack in downtown Brooklyn have turned a temporary wall guarding the construction site into a 'Before I Die' blackboa...

Astoria Characters: The Couplets Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Gil and Maria, husband and wife, are poets. They don't complete each other's thoughts or even their sentences, but they do look over each other's work.

Bike Share Program Coming To Brooklyn?

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Boerum Hill Traffic Task Force heard some good news at their monthly meeting last night. Just after telling Department of Transportation Brooklyn ...

Barney's Joins Trader Joe's And Urban Outfitters In Downtown Brooklyn | By Jeff Wilkins and Erin Durkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Downtown Brooklyn is getting its highest-end store yet. Upscale fashion mecca Barneys Co-Op will open on Atlantic Ave. and Court St. in September, of...

Manhattan Bridge Cable Repair Will Take Four Years, Disrupt Subway Service | PATRICK McGEEHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A $150 million project to replace all of the vertical suspension cables on the 100-year-old Manhattan Bridge will cause sporadic weekend disruptions i...

2 Train Derails In Lower Manhattan, Causing Likely Rush Hour Delays | Michael M. Grynbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A train derailment on Monday morning scrambled subway routes from Manhattan's West Side to Downtown Brooklyn. Straphangers should brace for an afterno...

The Brooklyner, Borough's Tallest Building, Will Transform Downtown Tone

The New York Observer | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hundreds of new residents will pour into downtown Brooklyn when its tallest building�"the 51-story Brooklyner�"opens in 2010....