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For a few years now, Crown Heights has experienced the same influx of new residents—primarily white artists, young professionals, families, and entrepreneurs seeking affordability—that previously "transformed" Williamsburg, Fort Greene, and Park Slope. So it wasn't all that surprising when, two years ago, Brownstoner publisher (and Brooklyn Flea co-owner) Jonathan Butler, along with the developer BFC and Goldman Sachs' Urban Investment Group, purchased, for $11 million, the former Studebaker Service Station on Dean Street, a mammoth...
No. 2 Crown Heights Goes Commercial 1000 Dean Gets The Brooklyn Flea (and a Beer Hall) The days of schlepping to work in DUMBO—or worse, Midtown—may soon be over, thanks to the latest project from Jonathan Butler, founder of Brownstoner and the Brooklyn Flea. The long-awaited commercial offices at 1000 Dean Street (formerly the Studebaker Service Station) have been in the works since 2012, and now the four-story 1920s industrial building has been renovated into the kind...
The most common question New Yorkers ask each other is, “What do you do?” In this city of overachievers and workaholics, a person’s profession can say a lot about who they are and what they care about. But the second most asked question is, “Where do you live?” This isn’t just geographical curiosity (though, of course, we know... location, location, location), but a New Yorker’s way of saying, “How do you live?” After all,...