08/24/15 2:00pm
city point

Brooklyn leads the city in this. Cool. Photo by David Colon

We love a good old-fashioned rent panic as much as the next web site (whether it be maps of high rents here or news of high rents leaking into neighboring areas), but that doesn’t mean we don’t like good real estate news either. For instance, guess which borough leads the city in the construction of affordable housing? Hopefully you guessed “Brooklyn,” because that’s the correct answer and also this is a Brooklyn-based website, so why would you expect us to write really nice things about other boroughs? (more…)

09/22/14 1:00pm
atlantic yards

Pictured: Apartments that may or may not wind up full of water

As we all know, we’re supposed to allegedly maybe possibly see actual apartments fit for human life spring up at Atlantic Yards (or Pacific Park, if you have a very short memory) sooner rather than later. That possibility is looking a bit dimmer because Forest City Ratner is engaged in a nasty lawsuit with building partner Skanska USA Building over whose fault it is that the modular building going up next to Barclays isn’t going up anymore. The latest twist in the lawsuit is a fun one though, because according to Atlantic Yards Report, Skanska is alleging that the entire building could wind up leaking after it goes up. Maybe you don’t want any of that affordable housing after all. (more…)