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There goes the neighborhood: 1,000-foot tall building to move in next to Junior's

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Howard Halle

Living in Manhattan means having to shell out several thousand bucks a month at a minimum for a tiny studio apartment—if you're lucky. But you've known that already for, like, 20 years, along with the fact that most of Brooklyn has become uninhabitable for anyone earning south of six figures. But in a sign that the Borough Of King's is on the brink of a full-blown oligarch take-over, plans are afoot to build a "super-tall" tower rising 1,000 feet into the air above Downtown Brooklyn. The building will be Brooklyn's tallest, and will also be the tallest building in NYC outside of  Manhattan. As designed by starchitects SHoP, it would look perfectly at home on "Billionaire's Row" along 57th Street .

Combining rentals and condos, the tower will be located at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension—right next to Junior's! But it will be also constructed right behind the old Dime Savings Bank building hard by City Point on the Fulton Mall. The developers are planning to leave the classical beaux-arts bank building pretty much intact, though it will be converted into retail space (naturally). There's no word yet on when the building will get started or when it will open. As for amenities, it's easy to imagine that they'll be luxurious. One thing is certain: Cheesecake will be easy to come by. 

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