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38th-Annual Atlantic Antic Scheduled For Sunday, September 30

September 4, 2012

The ever-entertaining end-of-summer Atlantic Antic—which brings madness, music and playful mayhem to a 10-block stretch of Atlantic Avenue, bordering Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill—will convene Sunday, September 30, noon to 6 p.m.

Sponsored by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, it offers 500+ retailers and pop-up shops pawning goodies, food, dancing, family fun and more, between Hicks Street & Fourth Avenue. Read all about it on the Brooklyn Heights Blog here.
(Photos: Chuck Taylor)

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Week-Long Brooklyn Book Festival Blankets The Borough

August 26, 2012

The Brooklyn Book Festival has announced its comprehensive lineup for the first-ever weeklong series of “Bookend Events” that will take place at venues throughout the borough from September 17 through September 23. The seventh-annual event is presented by Brooklyn Tourism and the Brooklyn Literary Council, initiatives of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, with support from AT&T.

It’s billed as the largest free literary gathering in New York City, with numerous events taking place in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene and Park Slope. See the full schedule here.

Markowitz commented, “Brooklyn has more writers per square inch than almost anywhere else in the country, all contributing to our growing reputation as the epicenter of the literary universe—where authors from across the globe gather each fall for the Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious free literary festivals. This year, the Festival expands from four days to an entire week of diverse literary offerings.”

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Winter Sun Farms Invites Cobble Hill & Park Slope Residents To Participate

August 22, 2012

Winter Sun Farms, which partners with local sustainable farms to supply a winter share of frozen and storage vegetables throughout the season, is available in Cobble Hill and Park Slope (as well as Bed Stuy, DUMBO, Prospect Park and Kensington). Their goal is to deliver a superior product at a fair price for consumers and the farmer, with a larger mission of creating a regional, fair and sustainable food system.

The initiative’s farmers “care for the land and the food they grow. They are part of our communities. We want you to know them, who they are and how they grow. We make it simple… the name of the farm goes right on the package,” Winter Sun Farms says.

For information on joining, see their website here.

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Open For Biz In Park Slope: Die Koelner Beirhalle Beer Hall

August 9, 2012

After months of bureaucratic delays, Die Koelner Beirhalle opened August 8 in Park Slope. The “KBH” beer hall at 84 St. Mark’s Place near 4th Avenue, boasts long wooden tables with capacity for 200+, with 30 German beers on tap and simple German fare, according to its Facebook page.

“We’d like to think of ourselves as a place where old meets new. Old (as in our beers) meets new (as in you, friendly neighbor folk and all your fun-lovin’ friends),” the KBH website hearkens. Beers range from 150 to over 500 years old and counting. “Good beer, plump sausages & more awaits.”

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Patrick Stewart Sets Up Digs In $2 Million Home (Somewhere) In Park Slope

August 8, 2012

Actor Patrick Stewart has moved to Park Slope, according to a Brownstoner tipster. While the address is not revealed, the writer hints that his new digs offer a plentitude of bedrooms and a large outdoor space. He reportedly paid around $2 million for the home.

The Yorkshire, England-born Stewart is best known for his starring turn for seven seasons as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the “Star Trek” redux, as well as numerous Broadway roles. Check out “8 Reasons Why Park Slope Is A Lot Like The Enterprise (And Maybe Better)” at F”d in Park Slope here.

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Saturday: Atlantic Avenue Extravaganza For Shoppers, Foodies & Families

June 14, 2012

Coming this Saturday, June 16, is the Atlantic Avenue Extravaganza, 1-5 p.m., all the way from the BQE entrance to Fourth Avenue. The neighborhood event is designed to draw shoppers, foodies, families and art lovers to the sidewalks of the thoroughfare with a lineup of special events, performances, demonstrations, tastings, tours and games in the name of making all more aware of Atlantic Avenue’s burgeoning commerce, culture and community.

Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band on the sidewalk in front of the Atlantic Avenue BID office in Cobble Hill at 340 Atlantic Avenue, between Smith and Hoyt Streets, a sidewalk parade and the “Sanitation Dance,” a choreographed piece by the Modern Dance Awareness Society.

Other performers include stilt walkers, acrobats, the Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth All-Stars, the Balkan sounds of Raya Bass Band, an all-female percussion band, and Underground Horns. Artists from Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) will also participate.

Businesses along Atlantic Avenue will also host special events and tastings throughout the day. The Extravaganza is sponsored by the Atlantic Ave. Business Improvement District. See all the details here.

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Luxury 85-Unit Rental Coming To Boerum Hill @ 316 Bergen Street

May 5, 2012

A new 85-unit luxury rental development is coming to Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill, one block from the border of Park Slope. Partners the Naftali Group and AEW Capital Management recently closed on a 90,000-square-foot site at 316 Bergen Street, at the corner of Third Avenue for $6.7 million. The eight-story building—with 45 residential parking spaces on the ground level—will include an attended lobby, health club, resident lounge, courtyard, storage and a roof deck with cabanas, sunbeds, a grill and dining area, with 360-degree views of Brooklyn and Manhattan, according to building reps.

The development is also in the vicinity of a Whole Foods market recently approved at Third Street and Third Avenue, next to the Gowanus Canal; and within walking distance to the 585-acre Prospect Park, with access to numerous subway stations and a five-minute walk from Atlantic Terminal.

“We are delighted to invest in this high-quality, well-located site to develop a luxury rental property in Brooklyn,” said AEW Director Anthony Crooks. “We believe the property will attract young professionals and families looking for affordable, quality housing, good amenities and access to public transportation.”

Residential brokerage is expected to begin marketing the units in Summer 2013.

Naftali Group is also building a 104-unit luxury residential property at 267 Sixth Street, at the corner of Fourth Avenue. That project is also expected to come online next year. The firm currently owns 100 apartments and 20,000 square feet of retail space in Brooklyn.

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Halstead Property Expands Presence In Cobble Hill: New Court Street Locale

March 22, 2012

Halstead Property has purchased two smaller firms in Cobble Hill and Park Slope, where it is expanding its Brooklyn business, according to The Real Deal. With the purchase of Cobble Heights Realty and Heights Berkeley Realty, Halstead now has five storefront offices in Brooklyn.

The new outposts “secure us two wonderful locations,” Trish Martin, Brooklyn director of sales for Halstead told the real estate pub, saying that Halstead has quickly outgrown its other Cobble Hill location, at 162 Court Street. The new office in Cobble Hill will be located at 206 Court Street, between Wyckoff and Warren streets.

The expansion brings Halstead’s total number of brokers in Brooklyn to 70, as they absorb 15 additional brokers from the newly acquired offices.

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