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BIG, ARUP among finalists in the Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge design competition

The Van Alen Institute, along with the New York City Council, have announced the six finalists—three professional proposals and three proposals in the “young adult” category for designers 21 and younger—of Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that challenged entrants to breath new, cyclist- and pedestrian-focused life into the walkway of the iconic, borough-spanning […]

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Landmarks Preservation Commission sends Brooklyn Music School expansion back to the drawing board

The Brooklyn Music School in Fort Greene hit a roadblock Tuesday in its plans to more than double in size when New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) questioned the design of the proposed expansion and declined to grant its approval. Of the nine commissioners participating in the two-hour virtual public hearing, everyone but the […]

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Last piece of Brooklyn Bridge Park approved by Landmarks Preservation Commission

At a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a small but consequential section of Brooklyn Bridge Park that will be located directly at the foot of the 137-year-old landmarked bridge’s eastern tower; the eponymous Brooklyn Bridge Plaza. The new section, which will take the form of a spacious […]

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Tour | The Ultimate Insider’s Brooklyn Bridge

Join Kriss Roebling, New York historian and documentarian, for a special virtual tour of the Brooklyn Bridge. The great-great-grandson of Emily and Washington Roebling, builders of the Brooklyn Bridge, Kriss will guide us through the bridge’s nooks and crannies, while sharing a wealth of family tales, insights, and heirlooms previously unknown to the public. Watch as […]

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A/D/O, MINI’s Brooklyn design lab, will close permanently

Less than four years after the nARCHITECTS-designed co-working space, fabrication lab, and startup incubator A/D/O opened its doors in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, they’ve announced that the space will shut down come May 31, 2020. A/D/O was developed by MINI to serve as an accessible co-working space, home for the URBAN-X startup accelerator, and community amenity space. […]

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Inaba Williams and Kyle May infuse HUSH’s Brooklyn headquarters with impactful interventions

The ability to give attention to precise details when dealing with an expansive environment is no small task. The challenge requires that such elements be bold enough to resonate throughout the space. With the outfitting of digital design agency HUSH’s new Brooklyn Navy Yards HQ, AN Interior 50 honoree practice Inaba Williams and partnering architect […]

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Abruzzo Bodziak Architects inserts curvilinear tectonics in a Brooklyn townhouse renovation

Bringing a landmarked home up to snuff doesn’t only mean updating plumbing or putting in new kitchen cabinets. The complex undertaking requires an all-encompassing approach. Often, architects have to consider which elements of a house need to be restored and which can be replaced. The challenge lies in being able to maintain the historic integrity […]

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Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge

Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge is open to all. The general public, students, and international competitors are welcome, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to enter. The proposed designs should focus on the bridge’s walkway, but can include recommendations for the bridge’s roadway and nearby public spaces. Proposals must be submitted at vanalen.org by Sunday, April 5, 2020 at […]

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Andrea Steele’s L10 Arts and Cultural Center will bring integrative cultural space to Brooklyn

Set inside Enrique Norten’s towering residential project in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the upcoming L10 Arts and Cultural Center will bring together multiple mainstay institutions like the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), the Brooklyn Public Library, and 651 ARTS. The 32-story triangular 300 Ashland Place already boasts several […]

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South Brooklyn’s Metabolist-inspired green tower rejected over parking concerns

A 14-story, sustainable, mixed-use tower complete with a senior care facility that’s situated just blocks away from a subway station in the low-density, single-family home neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, sounds like a smart, responsible idea. However, community board opposition may shutter that dream due to—of all things—a lack of parking. Last week, Community Board 15 voted unanimously against […]

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AN visits Alloy, the architect-developer reshaping Brooklyn

One of the most talked-about towers in Brooklyn is being designed—and built—at the hands of Alloy Development, the 13-year-old company responsible for residential structures like 185 Plymouth Street and One John Street in DUMBO. Led by CEO and founder Jared Della Valle and president AJ Pires, the firm has its sights set next on two […]

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WeWork and S9’s ground-up Dock 72 opens in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

The 16-story, 675,000-square-foot Dock 72, the S9 Architecture-designed addition to the Brooklyn Navy Yard has officially opened after construction began back in 2016 and the zig-zagging complex topped out in 2017.  WeWork, the once fast-growing co-working company that reportedly may run out of cash as soon as next month, will anchor the building by taking […]

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Taubman College Alumni Reception in Brooklyn

Join us in Brooklyn this fall for an alumni reception in conjunction with the 2019 NOMA Conference. You are welcome to bring a guest, and you do not need to be attending the Conference to attend the reception. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. Please click here to RSVP We hope you can join for this reception, or […]

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Sou Fujimoto Architects will bring coliving to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Sou Fujimoto Architects (SFA), in collaboration with The Collective, a London-based coliving developer, will be developing the former Slave Theater site at 1215 Fulton, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The building, currently in permitting, is projected to open in 2022.  The 10-story, 240,000 square-foot project will be composed of three separate structures and will feature a […]

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