Brooklyn Heights–Downtown

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007

Downtown movin’ up: Skyscrapers tower over same old infrastructure

Downtown plan: Downtown Brooklyn’s biggest booster said this week that the development the area will experience in the next five years — adding more than 14,000 apartments, 1,800 hotel rooms and 1.6 million square feet of office space — is happening faster than some of the neighborhood’s basic infrastructure can handle. But Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Joe Chan said he and his staff were on top of it. Comments (3)

‘Fischer’ price on Duffield

Downtown plan: Architect Karl Fischer got one step closer to building his dream hotel tower Downtown last month after V3 Hotel Management bought the VIM building on Duffield Street for $9.5 million. Comments (1)

Gingko stinks up Heights!

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist hates the smell — but loves the taste — of those damn gingko nuts. Comments (1)

Rallying for the union in Jay St.

DUMBO: Disgruntled non-union doormen, porters and maintenance workers took to the street in front of their DUMBO condo building to complain that they’re being cheated out of money and benefits by the company that runs the 33-story, all-luxury tower. But the president of the management company fired back this week, saying that his workers are paid the same — if not more — than union workers. Comments (1)

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