Happy Friday, Greenpoint, and welcome to the Da Vinci Code. There’s been an art heist on Bayard Street, and the NYPD has made an appeal for information from the public. The thief broke into the Crozier Fine Arts Warehouse in Williamsburg, and made off 6 Hudson River School landscape paintings worth a combined 1.7 million dollars.
Speaking of the River, this week, local community advocacy groups Riverkeeper, Newtown Creek Alliance, Guardians of Flushing Bay and Perkins+Will teamed up to launch their Vision Plan for Newtown Creek and Flushing Waterways.
Newtown Creek Alliance is also part of a coalition of nearly 200 environmental groups that staged a rally this week to pressure Gov. Cuomo to ban single-use plastic shopping bags in New York State.
And when it comes to shopping, there is, as ever, new real estate on the market in North Brooklyn. In fact, instead of just one luxury apartment, you can snag the whole building. The entire 14-unit development at 977 Manhattan Avenue between India and Huron is asking $14.25 Million (would our friendly neighborhood art thief consider this a steal?!?)
Meanwhile, further south, at 470 Manhattan Avenue, a sprawling residential development is now moving forward.
And finally, in a tragic end, a man was killed in a hit-and-run on Metropolitan Avenue on Monday night.