October 12, 2020
Three condo boards seek $2 million for city’s failure to maintain parks.
Written by Victor M. Metsch on September 10, 2020
Co-op and condo boards need to meet the letter of the law to thwart violations.
September 24, 2019
Federal government hits developer for failing to provide accommodations.
Written by Dale J. Degenshein on August 26, 2019
Brooklyn buyer asks: What’s wrong with my $850,000?
Written by Bill Morris on April 24, 2019
Board shaves electricity bill by $40,000 a year with lighting retrofit.
February 08, 2019
Liens filed against Chinese developer over $250,000 in unpaid common charges.
March 09, 2018
Sponsors are bending to condo buyers' demands.
April 27, 2017
Sponsor not responsible for $2 million in construction flaws.
April 19, 2016
Condo conversion to feature a “jam room” for musicians.
February 13, 2015
Once upon a time there was a bakery at 331-333 Kent Avenue. When artist Cosimo Cavallaro bought the building, he had big plans for it. Brownstoner reports that, in 2004, Cavallaro wanted to convert the once bakery-then artist loft into an 11-story luxury condo called Punctilio. It was not to be, however. In 2012, the spacious building near the Williamsburg Bridge sold for $5,000,000. All we know about the new owner is that it's an LLC. And thanks to Brownstoner we also know that the mystery owner plans to develop a huge gallery space with apartments, most likely condos. "The first two floors will house a cafe, reception and art gallery over 7,805 square feet…. A two-story addition is [also] planned, which will house two duplex apartments with terraces over 4,663 square feet." The Department of Buildings (DOB) has reportedly given a thumbs down to the planned expansions. And we agree with Brownstoner, which praised the modernity of the new design, but added: "We think it would be even better if the original building were restored, arched brick windows and all."
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