Brooklyn is really taking off and is amazingly hot – and it is funny that in many ways Ron Hershco of United Homes and some others who broke ground in downtown Brooklyn with a $400 million, two-tower project were the 1st ones – beating even world-renowned entrepreneur Jay Z to the area.

This week alone, there are presentations of ‘Videozones’ short videos by artists from Brooklyn and Montreal, curated by Boshko Boskovic and La Fabrique d’Expositions, to be held at Anthology Film Archives, 32, 2nd Avenue, New York. And its all the time, from art exhibits to the Brooklyn Nets.  In Year one alone there were major concerts – from Barbara Streisand to hip-hop, and yes the Nets will beat the Knicks.  Jay-Z and many others had concerts there.

Real estate pricing is soaring, retail is booming in the arena and its really a great thing for the area on so many fronts.

306 Gold Street and 313 Gold Street were the first ground-up residential high-rise projects built – and of course many new projects have followed after them.  Also designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, of course the ever-present charismatic Brooklyn Borough President was tremendously beneficial for the project.  Ron Hershco bought the land in 2005.

Brooklyn:  Onward & Upward!


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