Brooklyn Heights

186 Remsen Street, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 186 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Permits have been pre-filed for a 14-story hotel at 186 Remsen Street in the Brooklyn Heights historic district of Brooklyn. Saint Louis-based HOK, the largest architecture firm in the US, will be responsible for the design. Located right across from Brooklyn Borough Hall, the site will have access to a plethora of transit options. Within just three to four blocks, guests can find the A, C, F, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.

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Quay Tower, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

YIMBY Visits Quay Tower on the Brooklyn Heights Waterfront

Past the historic Brownstones and occasional cobblestone roads in Brooklyn Heights, Quay Tower has found itself the perfect location, nestled between the BQE and the wildly popular Brooklyn Bridge Park. The location will guarantee future residents unfettered views of Downtown Manhattan, the rivers, and even burgeoning Downtown Brooklyn. The project is being developed by a joint venture between RAL Companies, Oliver’s Realty Group, and Vanke US, and today YIMBY has a look at the views across the Harbor from up top.

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280 Cadman Plaza West

Residential Skyscraper at 280 Cadman Plaza West Begins Rising Into the Brooklyn Heights Skyline

Development is underway for a new high-rise in Brooklyn Heights. It has been less than a year since the old Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) was demolished, at 280 Cadman Plaza West. Work has progressed swiftly since, and thanks to images from Tectonic, we can confirm the new skyscraper has reached its second floor, with foundation work now apparently complete.

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Quay Tower Tops Out, Façade Installation Underway, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Across the harbor from Manhattan, Quay Tower has been quietly and steadily rising. The 28-story condominium project at the southern edges of Brooklyn Bridge Park has recently topped out, and the façade is now eight stories above street level. The official address will be 50 Bridge Park Drive in Brooklyn Heights. The building is being developed through a joint venture with RAL Companies, Oliver’s Realty Group, and Vanke US.

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DDG's Joe McMillan with 180 East 88th Street at left and 100 Franklin Street at right

Ten Questions With Joe McMillan, CEO of DDG

Last week, YIMBY featured a look at some of the highest and most expensive real estate in the Western Hemisphere, scattered across the uppermost reaches of the Manhattan skyline. Today, we have an interview with a developer whose condominiums often attain similar price-points, even though they’re normally located much closer to street level. YIMBY sat down with DDG’s CEO Joe McMillan to discuss the firm’s current slate of work, their in-house design and development process, and the finer details on major sites like 180 East 88th Street on the Upper East Side, and challenging ones, like 100 Franklin in Tribeca.

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