First: congratulations, Greenpointers, for making it to Week 3 of the five-week G train shutdown. Hang in there. And cheer up, because next month, shortly after the shutdown ends, the Brooklyn Expo Center on Franklin Street will host its inaugural event.
According to Brooklyn Paper, the Brooklyn Expo Center, which we first learned about back in mid-April, will host the Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair on September 13 and 14, bringing more than 100 dealers of antiques and rare books to the 40,000-square-foot glass building at 79 Franklin Street.
Still, some residents are (appropriately) wary of the new Expo Center because it’s owned by developer Joshua Guttman, who has a two-decade history of mysterious fires consuming his buildings, including the Greenpoint Terminal Market, which burned down in May 2006.
Guttman and his son hope to regain the community’s trust with this massive, versatile real estate venture, which will house office space as well as a children’s festival, Jewish wedding expo, hot sauce festival and a trade show for the cooking industry in the coming months.
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