06/12/2017
DDG

Warm weather is upon us. And after spending all winter — and some of the spring — indoors, it’s time to open the windows to let the river breezes blow in, and head outside to enjoy one of New York City’s most beautiful neighborhoods. (more…)

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05/23/2017
Curbed
By: Amy Plitt

The idea of locality inspired DDG for one of its amenity offerings at The Standish, its anticipated 29-unit condo conversion within Brooklyn Heights’s former Standish Arms hotel. Residents of the building will have access to a “boat valet,” through the One °15 Brooklyn Marina in Brooklyn Bridge Park, who can arrange for sailing lessons and other “private boat experiences” along the East River.

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05/11/2017
Interior Design Magazine
By: Ryan Waddoups

The 5th Annual Collective Design Fair opened its doors on Tuesday, kicking off the expanded roster of NYCxDESIGN festivities taking place around New York City in May. Founded by architect Steven Learner, Collective showcases a treasure trove of design objects, installations, and vintage and contemporary furnishings.

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05/09/2017
DDG

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) is simply one of the finest parks in the entire city. With over 600 free activities scheduled for the coming months, you’ll never run out of things to do — and you won’t find a better place to do them. (more…)

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05/05/2017
Cool Hunting
By: David Graver

Brittain explains, “I was making a minimal structure. I needed it to be beautiful, but not let that get in the way of the bright points of light. They would be the star of the whole thing. The rest would be the support player.”

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05/03/2017
Brooklyn Heights Patch

The newly renovated Standish Arms Hotel at 171 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights – home to Superman’s alter ego in the DC comics – has been converted into condos. The building was also mentioned in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.”

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04/27/2017
New York Times

NYCxDesign, the citywide celebration of design, fashion, architecture and art, officially runs from May 3 to 24. But throughout the month, galleries, showrooms, museums and trade fairs will host exhibitions, tours and conversations. Here are some standouts.

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04/18/2017
Architectural Digest

Dale Chihuly’s otherworldly glass sculptures adorn some of the world’s most prominent hotels, museums, and transportation hubs, commanding awe with their impressive scale and inimitable hues. Now, for the first time in more than a decade, the artist will debut a major outdoor exhibition in New York, at the city’s landmark Botanical Garden.

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04/01/2017
Manhattan Magazine

As a former real estate titan digs into his role as the 45th president, his administration is gut renovating, shifting budgets and amending laws. But stay calm! These five residential projects provide exceptional housing.

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02/28/2017
artnet
By: Caroline Elbaor

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Public Art Fund (PAF) is bringing Descension, Anish Kapoor‘s continuously swirling black whirlpool, to the scenic Brooklyn Bridge Park. The striking installation—which is 26 feet in diameter and creates what appears to be a negative space in the ground—will be situated at Pier 1 of the waterfront park, in a striking juxtaposition with the East River.

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01/24/2017
12.29

Scent can control your emotions and influence your behavior, without showing you anything, without touching you, and without saying a single word to you. This power is something most people don’t even think about. In fact, most people are unaware that it is being used or when they themselves are using it.

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01/10/2017
New York Times
By: Hilarie M. Sheets

Keen to distinguish the Armory Show, which is facing competition from almost 300 other contemporary art fairs around the world, the New York art fair’s executive director, Benjamin Genocchio, is playing up the gritty industrial space of Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River.

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10/24/2016
Food & Wine
By: Morgan Goldberg

It’s official. Food & Wine is coming to Brooklyn this February to celebrate the borough’s epic culinary scene. On February 17th and 18th, 150 of the area’s top restaurants, chefs, artisans and purveyors will take over the Barclays Center for a weekend of food, music and entertainment. And it doesn’t stop there. On February 19th, the festival continues with on-location events all over Brooklyn.

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10/14/2016
New York Times
By: Louis Lucero II

It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. This guide is a sampling of cultural highlights taking place in New York this weekend and over the week ahead. And there’s much more where these came from.

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09/20/2016
Sight Unseen
By: Jill Singer

In hindsight, it feels almost like fate that Nick and Rachel Cope would end up in the sprawling, historic Red Hook loft they now call home. After all, where else in New York City could they have found the room to showcase not one but six of the wallpaper collections they’ve created since 2012 as partners in the Brooklyn-based Calico?

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09/07/2016
Curbed
By: Amy Plitt

Developer DDG, in collaboration with Westbrook Properties, is set to transform the former Standish Arms Hotel into luxury condos. The building will be converted into just 31 condos, ranging in size from one- to five-bedrooms.

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09/07/2016
Builder Magazine

The Standish Arms Hotel in Brooklyn Heights is being converted into a 31-unit condo building by its new owners, DDG and Westbrook Properties. Originally built in 1903, the hotel has achieved fictional fame both as Clark Kent’s Metropolis residence in the “Superman” comics and as the Boston location of Willy Loman’s affair in “Death of a Salesman.”

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08/15/2016
Sight Unseen

New York Design Week may come hot on the heels each year of the all-consuming behemoth that is the Milan furniture fair, but to pay it any less attention would be a mistake — between Sight Unseen OFFSITE, ICFF, Colony, Wanted, and the goings-on at outposts like the Future Perfect and Matter, the days when America’s most important contemporary design event was simply a watered-down rehash of Europe’s are indisputably over.

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07/04/2016
New York Times
By: SARAH MASLIN NIR

New York City is crisscrossed with rivers and bounded by the sea, facts easily forgotten when fighting the swift human currents of the city streets. But the owners of a marina that opened on Sunday off the banks of Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn Bridge Park are aiming to remind New Yorkers of the water that plies this place, and how to enjoy it.

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06/20/2016
Drop Magazine
By: author

It’s no surprise that Matter has one of the most impressive press pages going around, loved and lauded all over the world, Matter is an absolute Mecca for those of us who are constantly seeking good design.

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06/06/2016
New York Times

Convenience to Manhattan might have been the original impetus for the growth of Brooklyn Heights, but the neighborhood continues to attract residents for other reasons as well, including its leafy streets, its abundant historic buildings and the expanding Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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