Million Dollar Mold, Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Plans, and Drug Woes on Manhattan Avenue – The Hook-up 11/04

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Filming this week on the corner of Nassau and Manhattan.

Thought you found a good deal on an apartment? According to this piece from Curbed, a new batch of apartments at 5 Blue Slip (part of the Greenpoint Landing project) will have options as low as $393 a month for low-income renters.

According to this story from DNAinfo, four shelter residents have had bad reactions to heroin they purchased near the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Clay Street. According to one shelter manager, easy access to the drug on the northern end of Manhattan Avenue is causing serious problems in the area.

According to this Curbed piece, residents of a luxury condo building on Box Street have filed a lawsuit against the building’s developers as well as the architect. Residents claim the building’s units suffer from serious flaws, including leaks and mold.

A man was reportedly shot in the leg early Tuesday morning near the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Clay Street. The same area has allegedly been troubled recently by heroin sales and problems with residents at nearby shelters.

The city revealed a 25-page report this week with details on proposed routes for a Brooklyn-Queens streetcar. The project will reportedly run 16 miles (from Astoria to Sunset Park), and be finished by 2024.

According to this report from DNAinfo, the city allegedly allowed water from a gushing pipe to flood the basement of a building at the defunct Greenpoint Hospital for two years before capping it.

 

About Erik Keithley

Originally from just north of Baltimore, Erik became enchanted with the country-tinged outlaw folk of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, and Guy Clark while studying journalism in North Carolina. As a direct result, he moved to Austin as soon as he could, where he saw a lot of music, recorded a little of his own, and honed a strong appreciation for brisket, New Orleans, and a generally slower and more inquisitive approach to life. Having just moved to Greenpoint from Austin, Erik aims to explore the mellow charms of his beloved new neighborhood with the same quietly searching eyes.

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