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(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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Here's a Big One

From left: 845 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush and Harbor Group’s Jordan Slone
From The Real Deal comes news of a major purchase down the Flabenue a piece. This will be 30,000 s/f, a nice chunk for a developer who digs big projects. I suspect you don't pluck down $22 million to leave it as is. Unless Slone really loves working out at Blink Fitness, and this is his way of getting a V.I.P. membership. Or V.I.M. membership if you will. Look for lots of the deals along Flatbush. There are tons of taxpayer buildings to turn into apartments. Some of the old buildings would be nice to retain, but many of them, sadly, are already condemned and unlikely to be salvaged.


Anonymous said...

Can you give us any updates on this building? Its a corner with so much potential...

suzanne said...

Also - it's looking like a new project is getting underway at Winthrop and Bedford. Construction workers were affixing "particle board" to the existing fence this morning. Any idea what builders are planning for that corner? The one bright side is the debris on that lot will finally be cleared. Wish someone would also clear trash and debris on the development site on the north side of Hawthorne between Bedford and Rogers. I've called 311, but haven't noticed much change.