The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rounding Out the Development Picture

Thanks to Mike F (Known online as whynot?) over at Brooklynian for offering up a fuller picture of what's going on in the nabe development-wise. Most of the below descriptions are outdated...click through to find the latest updates. Mike hosts all manner of conversations on many neighborhoods, but he's shown particular expertise in Crown Heights, which for me feels very much related to the uptick in activity down here. Which is to say, builders are not particularly concerned about the arbitrary cutoffs of micronabes like Lefferts. It's a big picture thing, and the key is proximity to cultural institutions, transportation, upscale amenities, the Park etc.

From Brooklynian:



1. The long closed, former movie theater at Bedford and Lincoln will be torn down and construction on a large apartment building will begin. It is not yet known whether it will be condos or rentals:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/26049/big-building-on-northeast-corner-of-lincoln-pl-and-bedford

2. The long vacant, large lot located on Sterling, between Washington and Classon will be built on:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/36676/vacant-lot-on-sterling-between-washington-and-classon


3. The 1000 Dean St project (located between Classon and Franklin) might provide a permanent home to the Brooklyn Flea. An associated food court and beer hall will be opened nearby:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/36017/new-development-coming-to-dean-between-franklin-classon#Item_92

http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/37390/899-917-bergen-street-soon-to-be-food-court-and-beer-garden-smorgasborg

4. The building being constructed at the highly visible corner of Franklin and Eastern Parkway will be substantially completed:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/35888/the-curious-case-of-341-eastern-parkway-aka-the-hole-

5. The Court Officers Academy, located in the St. Theresa Complex on Classon, will open and house students:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/32588/former-st-teresa-school-to-train-court-officers


6. Construction on a large residential development will begin on St. Marks, between Classon and Franklin.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/34884/compare-supermarket-brings-in-the-builders


7. The enormous, decrepit complex of buildings at Franklin, Bergen and Dean has been listed for sale. I don't expect demolition to happen until late 2014 though...
http://www.brooklynian.com/index.php?p=discussion/comment/501136


8. A church and community hall located on Rogers at Crown St. will be torn down to make way for 165 apartments.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/39022/south-of-ep-the-church-at-rogers-between-carrol-and-crown-is-next-to-go


9. The big Parking garage on St. John's near shuttle tracks is to become a really big apartment building
http://www.brooklynian.com/index.php?p=discussion/39125/parking-lot-on-st-john039s-to-become-apartments


10. Formerly the home to Hot dog and Pepsi combos for $1.99, and Gulf gasoline, the corner of EP and Bedford is believed to be in the process of becoming a Marriott hotel.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/38184/the-gulf-stationdunkin-donuts-at-ep-and-bedford-1550-bedford


11. The former site of Sea Crest Laundry, 46 Crown St at Franklin Avenue.
Brooklynian is WAY AHEAD of the real estate press on this one, because the company only recently ceased operations.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/39234/the-sea-crest-linen-site-46-crown-st-#Item_10

12. The repurposing of the Armory at Union and Bedford

http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/35353/mtg-about-the-armory-at-bedford-and-union#Item_114


13. The repopulating of Tivoli Towers:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/43762/tivoli-towers-crown-and-franklin/p1 


14. A large site at Carroll and the Shuttle tracks is presently listed for sale, and will likely become a high rise that provides nice views of the Botanical Garden and Prospect Park:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/39263/931-carroll-between-franklin-and-the-shuttle-tracks#Item_2

15. Although it is still in operation, and I have no information about it being for sale, I have decided to add the "The Spice Factory on Franklin near Empire" to this list:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/38820/that-warehouse-for-spices-on-franklin-near-sullivan-used-to-be-a-brewery#Item_8

16. The massive car wash and gas station at the corner of EP and Bedford.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/44338/goodbye-huge-epbedford-car-wash-and-gas-station - See more at: http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/44634/links-to-the-big-16-developments-in-western-crown-heights#Item_1

Here's the Big 16 links I am presently watching, complete with some dated commentary. To get the latest commentary and news on each development, follow the link.

I'll be posting this index thread around the web over the next few weeks....

1. The long closed, former movie theater at Bedford and Lincoln will be torn down and construction on a large apartment building will begin. It is not yet known whether it will be condos or rentals:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/26049/big-building-on-northeast-corner-of-lincoln-pl-and-bedford

2. The long vacant, large lot located on Sterling, between Washington and Classon will be built on:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/36676/vacant-lot-on-sterling-between-washington-and-classon
- See more at: http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/44634/links-to-the-big-16-developments-in-western-crown-heights#Item_1
Here's the Big 16 links I am presently watching, complete with some dated commentary. To get the latest commentary and news on each development, follow the link.

I'll be posting this index thread around the web over the next few weeks....

1. The long closed, former movie theater at Bedford and Lincoln will be torn down and construction on a large apartment building will begin. It is not yet known whether it will be condos or rentals:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/26049/big-building-on-northeast-corner-of-lincoln-pl-and-bedford

2. The long vacant, large lot located on Sterling, between Washington and Classon will be built on:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/36676/vacant-lot-on-sterling-between-washington-and-classon


3. The 1000 Dean St project (located between Classon and Franklin) might provide a permanent home to the Brooklyn Flea. An associated food court and beer hall will be opened nearby:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/36017/new-development-coming-to-dean-between-franklin-classon#Item_92

http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/37390/899-917-bergen-street-soon-to-be-food-court-and-beer-garden-smorgasborg

4. The building being constructed at the highly visible corner of Franklin and Eastern Parkway will be substansially completed:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/35888/the-curious-case-of-341-eastern-parkway-aka-the-hole-

5. The Court Officers Academy, located in the St. Theresa Complex on Classon, will open and house students:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/32588/former-st-teresa-school-to-train-court-officers


6. Construction on a large residential development will begin on St. Marks, between Classon and Franklin.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/34884/compare-supermarket-brings-in-the-builders


7. The enormous, decrepit complex of buildings at Franklin, Bergen and Dean has been listed for sale. I don't expect demolition to happen until late 2014 though...
http://www.brooklynian.com/index.php?p=discussion/comment/501136


8. A church and community hall located on Rogers at Crown St. will be torn down to make way for 165 apartments.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/39022/south-of-ep-the-church-at-rogers-between-carrol-and-crown-is-next-to-go


9. The big Parking garage on St. John's near shuttle tracks is to become a really big apartment building
http://www.brooklynian.com/index.php?p=discussion/39125/parking-lot-on-st-john039s-to-become-apartments


10. Formerly the home to Hot dog and Pepsi combos for $1.99, and Gulf gasoline, the corner of EP and Bedford is believed to be in the process of becoming a Marriott hotel.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/38184/the-gulf-stationdunkin-donuts-at-ep-and-bedford-1550-bedford


11. The former site of Sea Crest Laundry, 46 Crown St at Franklin Avenue.
Brooklynian is WAY AHEAD of the real estate press on this one, because the company only recently ceased operations.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/39234/the-sea-crest-linen-site-46-crown-st-#Item_10

12. The repurposing of the Armory at Union and Bedford

http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/35353/mtg-about-the-armory-at-bedford-and-union#Item_114


13. The repopulating of Tivoli Towers:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/43762/tivoli-towers-crown-and-franklin/p1 


14. A large site at Carroll and the Shuttle tracks is presently listed for sale, and will likely become a high rise that provides nice views of the Botanical Garden and Prospect Park:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/39263/931-carroll-between-franklin-and-the-shuttle-tracks#Item_2

15. Although it is still in operation, and I have no information about it being for sale, I have decided to add the "The Spice Factory on Franklin near Empire" to this list:
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/38820/that-warehouse-for-spices-on-franklin-near-sullivan-used-to-be-a-brewery#Item_8

16. The massive car wash and gas station at the corner of EP and Bedford.
http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/44338/goodbye-huge-epbedford-car-wash-and-gas-station
- See more at: http://www.brooklynian.com/discussion/44634/links-to-the-big-16-developments-in-western-crown-heights#Item_1
Here's the Big 16 links I am presently watching, complete with some dated commentary. To get the latest commentary and news on each development, follow the link.

1 comment:

MikeF said...

You are welcome.