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  Downtown Brooklyn
Two blocks north of Borough Hall are the Federal Building and the Brooklyn Eagle Building, the home of the borough's leading newspaper; and two blocks south of the Hall, on Schermerhorn Street, congregate many charitable institutions and juvenile societies, with the Children's Court, the Domestic Relations Court, and the Central Courts Building in their midst.
The Brooklyn Eagle was founded in 1841 by a group of Democrats, with Henry C. Murphy, later mayor of Brooklyn, as editor.
The parish was organized in 1822 by a group of seventy Catholics under the leadership of Peter Turner (1797-1863), a bust of whom stands in the churchyard near Jay and Chapel Streets.
www.brooklyn.net /neighborhoods/downtown.html   (780 words)

 NYCDOT - Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Blueprint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Blueprint is a new transportation planning effort that will reflect the broad multi-modal transportation needs for the downtown area during the next 20 years.
Other projects in the vicinity include Brooklyn Bridge Park, cruise ships at the Atlantic Basin, and the potential for an arena at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues that is the centerpiece of a major mixed use project.
An initial public meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 6, 2004 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 2nd Floor Courtroom to obtain your input and hear your issues and concerns.
www.nyc.gov /html/dot/html/motorist/downtownblueprint.html   (954 words)

 The New York Observer Real Estate: Downtown Brooklyn Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Downtown Brooklyn's lament has been the inability to attract mega-tenants to four different sites that were painstakingly drawn and measured in a city-led massive rezoning two years ago.
These buildings are the result of downtown Brooklyn's 2004 rezoning, which was originally planned to bring more office space to the area, but, as Matthew Schuerman explained in these pages a few months ago, it's turning into a bedroom community instead.
First, some downtown Brooklyn residents were unhappy when a city-hired consulting firm did not take oral histories of whether Underground Railroad stations existed in their neighborhood.
therealestate.observer.com /downtown_brooklyn   (1259 words)

 The Real Deal - Once unlikely, Downtown Brooklyn conversions grow
Surrounded by gentrified neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn has often been identified as a business center and has suffered from a perception that it is somewhat isolated from residential development opportunities.
But Downtown could soon take center stage as a development spot, though it might not be equal to the massive gentrification that has turned some Brooklyn neighborhoods into pricey locales.
Downtown’s first big new residential development, Boulevard East at 53 Boerum Place and State Street, was originally planned as a rental property until developers opted for condominiums.
www.therealdeal.net /issues/November_2004/1099357826.php   (786 words)

 Downtown Brooklyn - New York City Department of City Planning
The Department of City Planning and the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC), in partnership with the Downtown Brooklyn Council (DBC), a local business organization, are proposing a new comprehensive development plan to facilitate the continued growth of Downtown Brooklyn.
Downtown Brooklyn is the citys third largest central business district after Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.
Generally bounded by Tillary Street to the north, Ashland Place to the east, Atlantic Center and Schermerhorn Street to the south, and Court Street to the west, it is a diverse area with a high concentration of major office buildings, regional stores, residential buildings, government offices and a number of major academic and cultural institutions.
www.nyc.gov /html/dcp/html/dwnbklyn2/dwnbklynintro1.shtml   (275 words)

 The Plans For Downtown Brooklyn Ignore Both People And Public Spaces (Gotham Gazette. January, 2004)
With its Downtown Brooklyn Plan, the city wants to create 4.5 million square feet of new office space and 1,000 new housing units in a small area just across the East River from Wall Street.
Brooklyn civic groups say the potential expansion will be seven million square feet while the city is only considering the potential environmental impact of 4.5 million.
The same Brooklyn elected officials who defend the interests of the elite school of bridge commuters are also cheerleading for the downtown rezoning, compounding the damage.
www.gothamgazette.com /article/landuse/20040119/12/841   (1537 words)

 Government Innovators Network: Article: Partnership working to revitalize downtown Brooklyn
Since the 1980s, downtown Brooklyn has been popular as back office depots for tenants from the financial services industry, like Bear Stearns, Bank of America, and JP Morgan Chase, which have their corporate offices in Midtown Manhattan.
The surrounding areas, like Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Dumbo, are among the most desirable in the borough, but the commercial district at their center remains a ghost town after 6 p.m.
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a public-private, non-profit organization created earlier this year, is an attempt to streamline the duties of four local economic development organizations and catalyze development.
www.innovations.harvard.edu /news/15018.html   (729 words)

 Downtown Brooklyn apartments for rent apartment sublets rentals. Downtown Brooklyn Rent roommate apartment rentals ...
Downtown Brooklyn is a historical area filled with courts, government offices, financial centers, and commercial businesses.
Downtown Brooklyn rents ranges from $1000 to $3000 based on the size of the apartments.
Downtown Brooklyn street are covered by brownstones, row houses, mid-sized apartment buildings, and basement walk-up apartments.
www.sublet.com /spider/areadesc/newyork/Brooklyn/DowntownBrooklyn.asp   (251 words)

 iBrooklyn - Downtown Brooklyn Fact Sheet
The Downtown Brooklyn office market contains more than 17 million square feet of office space, 7 million of which is Class A. The largest office development is the MetroTech Center, a $1 billion, 16-acre commercial, academic and high-technology office complex comprised of 12 buildings totaling over 6 million square feet of office and retail space.
While the highly acclaimed Brooklyn Academy of Music is the best-known cultural venue located in Downtown Brooklyn, numerous other organizations add to the area’s unique character and quality of life.
In addition, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the newly renovated Brooklyn Historical Society, and dozens of performing and visual arts groups are taking hold in DUMBO, Fort Greene and other Downtown Brooklyn neighborhoods.
www.ibrooklyn.com /site/aboutbrooklyn/downtownbrooklyncouncil/dbc_facts   (399 words)

 Downtown Brooklyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn.
Today, the area is a newly rezoned and growing commercial district, and it includes MetroTech Center, Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Kings County New York State courthouse, and the central courthouse for the Federal Eastern District of New York.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Downtown_Brooklyn   (860 words)

 Downtown Brooklyn NY - Jeff Grandis - Assoc Real Estate Broker
Downtown Brooklyn New York is a vital and lively hub of Brooklyn New York.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Downtown Brooklyn: from the East River, Cadman Plaza West, and Clinton Street on the west to the eastern border formed by the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Navy Street, Prince Street, and Ashland Street, from the East River on the north to State Street and Fulton Street between Smith and Ashland Streets on the south.
Vinegar Hill: from Jay Street on the west to the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the east, from the East River on the north to York Street on the south.
www.jeffgrandis.com /n-downtown_bklyn.php   (400 words)

 Downtown Brooklyn Development - Wired New York Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This area is made up of Brooklyn Heights, Atlantic Avenue and Fort Greene, and stretches from the water to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, quickly moving from warehouses to brownstones to the staid buildings found in most any civic center.
It is one of the first factory buildings in the downtown Brooklyn area that was rezoned by the Board of Standards and Appeals as part of a new master plan for the Brooklyn downtown redevelopment.
Also under construction at the site is the new headquarters for Brooklyn’s oldest Y. Brooklyn Central Y was originally housed on Hanson Place, where it functioned with pool and athletic facilities for the first half of the 20th Century.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?t=5840   (1840 words)

 Downtown Brooklyn, the Plan - Wired New York Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Brooklyn nurses its grudge against Manhattan with all the subtlety of King Kong, a Red Sox fan or Gerald R. Ford.
The new downtown Brooklyn rezoning plan is now moving through the city's land use approval process and local residents and civic groups are turning out in droves to raise their questions and register their complaints.
Downtown Brooklyn and its plan are large and complex.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3067   (3252 words)

 Brooklyn Record
Daniel Goldstein, the spokesman for Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, is among the plaintiffs.
Atlantic Avenue was packed with people for yesterday's Antic — so as much as we enjoyed snacking and drinking in the street, we were pretty excited to find a few empty seats at Floyd, and the brass band huddled in the back of the bar was a treat.
This stretch of Atlantic is a nexus of Downtown Brooklyn neighborhoods.
www.brooklynrecord.com /archives/downtown_brooklyn/index.html   (3067 words)

 Brooklyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brooklyn's Borough President is Marty Markowitz, elected as a Democrat in 2001 and re-elected in 2005.
In Brooklyn the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who are 65 years of age or older.
Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, and was the first public co-ed liberal arts college in New York City.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brooklyn   (4958 words)

 TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES: Testimony: Comments on the Downtown Brooklyn Development Environmental Assessment Statement
Downtown Brooklyn and the surrounding areas are an absolute traffic disaster.
Downtown Brooklyn could be a model for the rest of the city with dedicated bicycle lanes with their own traffic signals, street level light rail, and GPS-controlled bus rapid transit from the outer reaches of the borough.
Building the new Downtown Brooklyn around automobile traffic and copious parking is a recipe for disaster, failure and a dysfunctional future.
www.transalt.org /press/testimony/030530downtownbrooklyn.html   (1532 words)

 Brooklyn Heights Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the south, Cadman Park and Court Street to the east, Brooklyn Heights commands a spectacular view of lower Manhattan.
Brooklyn's Borough Hall is located just off Court Street, so named because of the Federal, City and State Courts nearby.
For those who commute to the city, Brooklyn Heights is a mere ten minute subway ride to Manhattan.
www.smalltownbrooklyn.com /bklynheights/heightshome.html   (321 words)

 DC: More Highways for Brooklyn
The City's Department of Transportation (DOT) is using clean air requirements as an excuse for two major downtown Brooklyn highway expansions -- reconstructing the Brooklyn entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge and building a new offramp from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE).
The majority of people entering downtown Brooklyn are only passing through on their way to or from Manhattan or points beyond, with relatively few car trips being generated from downtown Brooklyn.
To save Manhattan-bound drivers a few seconds in downtown Brooklyn, the DOT is willing to degrade the Ft. Greene neighborhood and even pave a park.
www.panix.com /~danielc/nyc/dntnbk.htm   (1080 words)

And across downtown, while the Brooklyn Law School is building dorms and the Brooklyn Marriott is expanding, and lofts are going up in DUMBO and mixed-use commercial/residential space is under construction on the edges of Cobble Hill, major corporations are working to pave the way for even more development.
That downtown Brooklyn should be an exciting 24-hour community with activities ranging from the commercial to the cultural, educational, and recreational, has become a mantra among the borough’s boosters.
Catell is chair of the Downtown Brooklyn Council (DBC), a two-year-old advocacy organization that is part of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
www.thebrooklynrail.org /local/winter03/billionsforbrooklyn.html   (3039 words)

 Mayor To Name Development Tsar To Oversee Downtown Brooklyn - May 17, 2006 - The New York Sun
The Bloomberg administration is looking to boost downtown Brooklyn by naming a Brooklyn development tsar to oversee the planned growth of the city's third largest business district.
If the city's initiative moves ahead as expected, the tsar would oversee a new organization that would coordinate economic development in the area and market downtown Brooklyn as a mixed-use neighborhood that is a cultural and entertainment destination.
Chan has strong Brooklyn roots: He is a former director of real estate for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and a director of a local development corporation for East New York.
www.nysun.com /article/32884   (379 words)

 iBrooklyn - Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) is an economic development advocacy organization devoted to promoting the growth of the greater Downtown Brooklyn area.
Downtown Brooklyn is New York City’s third largest commercial district.
The Downtown Brooklyn Council, in partnership with the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), created the Downtown Brooklyn Development Plan, a comprehensive zoning plan that seeks to expand the commercial, residential, retail, cultural and academic space in Downtown Brooklyn.
www.ibrooklyn.com /site/aboutbrooklyn/downtownbrooklyncouncil   (311 words)

Both buildings dodged what Brooklyn Heights Association governor Meredith Hamilton saw as a rapidly closing window in light of the Downtown Brooklyn Plan, which seeks to replace many of the older buildings with new skyscrapers.
Since the plan was passed in July, many landowners whose buildings fall within the 60-block area could stand to profit by selling or demolishing their property to redevelop rather than going to the expensive lengths a landmark would require.
Michael Burke, director of the Downtown Brooklyn Council, said that while he was aware of the apprehensions of the landowners, he thought developing incentives would help ease the transition for owners of landmarked buildings.
www.brooklynpapers.com /html/issues/_vol28/28_13/28_13nets5.html   (536 words)

 Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278)
It is possible that the proximity of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a sensitive area prior to wartime, was a determining factor in this decision.
Brooklyn Heights remained intact, as the expressway was moved four blocks to the west and redesigned into a bluff-hugging, double-level roadway topped by the Promenade and its magnificent Manhattan panorama.
The final section of the BQE in Brooklyn was completed in 1960 in the area of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
www.nycroads.com /roads/brooklyn-queens   (3786 words)

 Downtown Brooklyn a booming place for housing, retail Real Estate Weekly - Find Articles
Over the past several years, the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens and DUMBO have been among the most popular residential areas in the city.
The incredible strength of downtown Brooklyn's residential market is evidenced by its rental and sales prices, which have increased by more than 50 percent over the past five years.
The Downtown Brooklyn Council, a newly formed economic development advocacy group, is now seeking to put in place steps to advance the vision of Livingston Street put forward in our report.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3601/is_6_48/ai_78639751   (680 words)

 Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming
New York City began its first ever collaborative traffic planning venture when the Department of Transportation and its international traffic calming consultant, Ove Arup, kicked off the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming project with a series of small public meetings in March 1999.
The innovative $1.2 million Downtown Brooklyn project study was the result of intensive negotiations between neighborhood groups, T.A. and City officials in late 1997 and early 1998 and came in response to a virtual uprising by residents fed up with heavy traffic in their neighborhoods.
This discontent was manifested in a series of early morning street blocking demonstrations in 1997 which drew a broad spectrum of west Brooklyn residents.
www.transalt.org /campaigns/brooklyn/dbtc/index.html   (1079 words)

 Atlantic Yards Home Page
Welcome to Atlantic Yards, the development dedicated to building a new vision for downtown Brooklyn and creating an exciting new home for Brooklyn’s very own NBA franchise: the Brooklyn Nets.
Atlantic Yards will be a dynamic mix of affordable, middle-income and market-rate housing, commercial offices, retail establishments and a boutique hotel surrounded by over seven acres of beautifully landscaped publicly accessible open space.
In order to blend masterful design with Brooklyn’s continuing growth and unique character, the developer, Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), has hired world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and landscape architect Laurie Olin to oversee the design of the development.
www.atlanticyards.com   (233 words)

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