As reported just hours ago here (see below), Hudson Inc. filed plans to build a 23-story tower at 626 Flatbush w/the firm Rogers Marvel doing the design. No reason for histrionics or pulled muscles yet, but needless to say this would be a massive change to the Flabenue and environs. I suspect they're throwing out the number 23 in an effort to arrive at a compromise that still gives them lots of units. 23 stories may one day be the norm along Flatbush (could the farms of 19th Century Breukelen ever have imagined today's 100 unit apartment buildings?), but for now it would be too tall too soon, in this blogger's opinion. It would tower over everything in an uncomfortable manner, like Shaq next to Prince. Something a bit taller than Patio Gardens would be more reasonable. How big is 23 stories? Well, another building by the same developers down in Dumbo looks like this:
As to the architect, I certainly hope he can come up with something similar to the below, from their portfolio:
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.