City Point – Game Changer and Opportunity Lost

More than any other single development, City Point will single-handedly alter the face of Downtown Brooklyn.  Not only is it planned to be an upscale mall, it is bringing three residential towers to the neighborhood. It replaces the Albee Square Mall which was torn down by developer Joe Sitt and replaced by 1.6-1.9 million square ...

New Housing, Library and Cultural Space coming to BAM

The last of the city-owned lots in the BAM cultural district are moving forward with new development. Hundreds of new residents will live there a few years now. The good thing is that there will  be affordable housing, a grand public plaza and library built there but no new school for Downtown Brooklyn.  An opportunity ...

Tucker Reed of DBP on the hot seat at Community Board meeting regarding schools

At a recent CB2 meeting, the several board members raised the issue of schools. Board member Nancy Wolf was concerned about the children in the neighborhood. “What are the plans for the new school?” she asked. “Because I know that the nearby schools have had a lot of pressure accommodating students out of district.” Reed ...