Thursday, April 30, 2015

Big Party at BAM Honors Hopkins; Remsen St. Building for Sale; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Flowers bloom at Chelsea Garden Center in Red Hook. MK Metz
 - Celebrate Brooklyn! announces summer season with Chaka Khan, Lucinda Williams, Esperanza Spalding. [Billboard]

- The gala honoring BAM's Karen Brooks Hopkins Tuesday night was a just a little affair with 900 guests. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- 2015 Kentucky Derby parties in Brooklyn – where to watch it. [Free Williamsburg]

- The co-op board for a seven-story Brooklyn Heights building on Remsen Street is putting the property on the market for $30 million. [The Real Deal]

- Brooklyn pols Antonio Reynoso and Stephen Levin threw their support behind the bridge-tolling Move NY Fair Plan on Thursday. [Bedford and Bowery]

- A Staten Island woman disappeared from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She's 4'3" and speaks only Russian. [SIlive]

- Professor Joseph Crea, who turned 100 years old on April 26, has been teaching at Brooklyn Law School for more than five decades, including a course in 2014. [Brooklyn Eagle]

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Andrew Porter said...

161 Remsen Street's rear is next to the Archstone, the high-rise apartment building on Montague Street (visible in the top left photo), and next to an empty lot where another 180-foot-high apartment building is to rise. It would seem logical for the owners to sell out, rather than be surrounded by enormous apartment and office buildings, with months of construction noise and dust. The owners of the vacant lot next door would seem prime candidates to buy the building and combine the sites.

mcbrooklyn said...

With 20 tenants, that's $1.5 million each (assuming it sells for $30 million). Is it worth the hassle?