Friday, June 12, 2009

Riverside Apartments, Brooklyn Heights, Gets New Tenant?

After years of going empty, it looks like the old Riverside Deli on the ground floor of the Brooklyn Heights' historic Riverside Apartments at Columbia Place and Joralemon Street is getting ready for a new tenant.

Workers have been giving the site a redo for the last week or more. One worker told McBrooklyn that he thought a new deli would be going in.

In April, McBrooklyn reported that many of the retail sites on the ground floor of the complex had been put up for rent. It's long been a mystery as to why the controversial owner of the apartments (the Pinnacle Group) cleared out the retail tenants on the ground floor and left the spaces empty for years.

Last month, a tree in the Riverside Apartments' courtyard "with a trunk so large it couldn’t be embraced by tree-huggers” was dedicated to the memory of Brooklyn humanitarian Alfred Tredway White (1846-1921) at the Willowtown Association’s annual fair.

The tree and several other towering elms and sycamores are to be uprooted if a proposed parking garage is constructed in the courtyard, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

UPDATE here.

Photo by MK Metz

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