In my latest blogpost on Carroll Gardens Patch, I discuss the importance of outdoor public space in buying a home. Read the full post here. What’s your favorite public space in Brooklyn? We’d like to know! Tell us on Facebook.
As we discussed yesterday, having a park near your home is one of the most desirable, and desired, amenities–some would even call it a necessity. And even in famously dense New York City, there’s room for more parkland to be carved out, wrested from vacant lots and reborn as urban forests. But, of course, creating [...]
Back in 2007, Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan to make sure every New Yorker lived within a 10-minute walk of a park. Three years later, the New York University Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy has found that, at least in Manhattan, we’re getting further away from that goal, according to the New [...]
Whatever you think about the transformation of Downtown Brooklyn — or DoBro, as many in the biz hoped it would come to be called — during the peak of the real estate boom, this much we can agree on: the amount of green space in the area much lagged behind the amount of new glass [...]