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Everywhere You Look there are New Stores

There are lots of new stores popping up on the Avenue.

Let’s break them down.

First we have Big Robs Heroes (2662 Gerritsen Avenue) which is closer to Devon Avenue. This place reminds us of of the failed Sammitch shop. We wish them luck!

Next door to Rob’s we have another place ready […]

New Gerritsen Avenue Storefront Coming

There is a new storefront coming next to Salon Siena.

Developer Stephen Jemal Loses in Court Owes 18.9 Million

Since the summer of 2008 we have been tracking the progress of a court case of two Texas based companies: “Gerritsen Beach Investments Ltd” and “Riviera Investments I Ltd” vs Stephen Jemal. You may know Stephen Jemal and his company SSJ Development,LLC – they own the vacant Lacon Court and Knapp Street properties, and […]

Second Hand Joe’s All Closed Up

2674 Gerritsen Avenue former home to Kings Music is now the former home of Second Hand Joes.

The second hand furniture store almost lasted two years, they opened around November 2008.

Doreen Greenwood Office Transplant

Doreen Greenwood’s Real estate office has moved next door to the newly finished buildings next door.

Walls Go Up At Walgreens Site

At the former site of the foursome diner, walls have gone up for what is going to be walgreens.

Bulkhead Construction on $9Mil Knapp Lot

[Bulkhead Construction]

The lot which is currently on sale for $9 million, is currently undergoing bulkhead repairs. This is not the city repairing the bulkhead as some may have first thought, but the property owner. They have also repaired the entire sidewalk on Knapp Street adjacent to their […]

Rosco’s Doggy Day Care Closed

Previous Post: 3102 Avenue U Complete. Now 4 Stores.

Located at 3102 Avenue U , Rosco’s opened in March and now has closed its doors citing “problems with the landlord”

Photo Update

2736 Gerritsen Avenue is the address for the lot that is under construction and it looks like we will be getting a new building erected there.

Schatz Brothers Property Available

We knew of the rumblings, now it seems like the whole property is officially on the market via Greiner-Maltz Real Estate greinermaltz.com

If you know anything please comment.


Activity at the Former Nobody Beats the Wiz on Flatbush

Coming in from our soon to be hopping MarineParker.net

Since the Wiz closed way back when in 1997 not much has happened with the buildings that they used to occupy. Sleepys in recent years took over one of the two Wiz buildings.

The other building has always remained empty, in recent days […]

Schatz Brothers Rumblings of another Large Construction

There are rumblings…. of something large coming, but nothing solid to put “out there” right now.

If you know anything please comment.


Avenue U & Gerritsen Construction Now Complete

What used to be Citgo has now been completely transformed into a bunch of store fronts.


1610 Avenue S Allowed to Build

Via NYTimes CityRoom

The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals has spoken in the case of 1610 Avenue S in Brooklyn, and it has said, “You may build.”

On Tuesday, the board voted that construction on a stalled six-story, 25-unit condominium in Sheepshead Bay, a lightning-rod for community opposition, could proceed, putting an […]

10 Story Synagogue on Bragg Street?

2261 Bragg Street is applying to community board 15, to put a 7 story vertical extension to their existing 3 story building(above).

If you have anything to say about it (for or against) there is a public hearing scheduled for Monday, October 27th  7:00 pm in room U-219 at […]