The DUMBO Watchtower building was formerly home to the Jehovah's Witnesses' world headquarters.
Pierhouse condos will offer amenities including a yoga and meditation studio and a "pet wash."
The businesses on 125th Street say they want to be considered more in the Urban League development plan.
Despite much development on 145th Street, retail and restaurants lag.
Sidewalks, parks and other outdoor spaces will be revamped as part of the project.
Developers successfully appealed to residents with open space, affordable housing and commercial space.
Residents said building penthouses equated to "adding gravy to a parfait" in testimony to the LPC.
Empire Stores developer Midtown Equities presented residents with their architectural plans for the site.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz approved the two developments on the waterfront.
The Legal Aid Society has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Douglass and Baruch Houses residents.
Sources close to 1000 Dean say there's anxiety but few answers about anchor tenant 3rd Ward.
The Bloomberg administration's plan to allow bigger skyscrapers now heads to City Council.
The USPS is forced to look for new space because new Clinton Hill developers would not renew its lease.
The Central Park Conservancy unveiled renovation plans at a CB8 meeting.
An Independent Budget Office report found that the ambitious rezoning is needed for future demand.
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