Construction worker killed at GFI’s DoBro hotel site

A construction worker was struck and killed by a falling piece of machinery on Tuesday while working on GFI Capital Resources Group and partners’ Downtown Brooklyn hotel project. The worker, who has not yet been publicly identified, was drilling piles at 61 Bond Street when a shackle snapped off and struck him in the head, DNAinfo reported. […]

Rabsky shelves plans for DoBro office tower

Rabsky Group is no longer moving ahead with plans for an office tower at the Downtown Brooklyn site it bought for $158 million, sources told The Real Deal. The developer bought the site at 625 Fulton Street, which allows for a 625,000-square-foot project as-of-right, from Forest City Ratner in January. It then tapped Eran Chen’s […]

Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point faces yet another delay

Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point development is being plagued with delays from its retail tenants. After learning that Alamo Drafthouse won’t be opening this August, Trader Joe’s has pushed back its opening from this fall to 2017. When Trader Joe’s opens at 445 Gold Street, it will be the chain’s second location in Brooklyn, and locals […]

Downtown Brooklyn’s second act: Q&A, part III

An artists rendering of Downtown Brooklyn’s skyline in 2020 (credit: CityRealty) From the May issue: The buzz surrounding Downtown Brooklyn’s skyline has lately reached a fever pitch. Last year, JDS and the Chetrit Group unveiled plans to build Brooklyn’s tallest tower, a 73-story residential skyscraper that would be twice as high as anything surrounding it. […]