Saturday, August 25, 2007

Brooklyn in Brief, Saturday

- BP Marty Markowitz came out against the 60-foot residential tower planned by his friends at Two Trees (see All That's Left of 182 Atlantic Avenue), right next to the future Trader Joe's at 130 Court Street. The building would be 10 feet taller than allowed under existing zoning. Brooklyn Paper

- Developers: A parking lot at 430 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn is on the market, with an asking price of $10.8 million. It's directly across the street from the proposed Albee Square Mall redevelopment. Brooklyn Eagle

- Look what $16 million will get you in Newport, RI. New York Magazine

- The Brooklyn Heights Blog has a photo (by Kurt Dietrich) of last night's car fire on the Brooklyn Bridge.

- In the Hamptons, there's a direct inverse between how rich you are and how screwed you'll be if a hurricane hits. Curbed Beach Edition

- Drivers: there's a very nasty BQE on-ramp, the one for west-bound traffic just north of Congress Street. The BQE Watch blog says: "Frequently there are ambulances, police cars, and, worst of all, distraught people emerging from automobiles." Check out the photos and map here.

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