Okay, enough hotels for the moment. Let's check in on the news headlines du jour, which today all seem to be whispering that siren's song... Brooklyn, Brooklyn.
1) Williamsburg: Following up on yesterday's news that construction seems to be afoot at 184 Kent, the Austin Nichols Warehouse passed over for landmarking back in 2005, our friend Simeon Bankoff at the Historic District Council issues a tantalizing update: "This might be one of those pulling 'victory from the jaws of defeat' stories. The new owners are interested in getting historic restoration tax credits and are working with the State Historic Preservation Office on this project. The devil is in the details but it's looking a lot better than it did in December 2005. Stay tuned." What does this mean for the developers' 358-unit plans? Unclear, ask again later! [HDC Newsstand]
2) Williamsburg: An update on the soon-to-open Music Hall of Williamsburg, courtesy of blogger INSIJS: "The newly gut-renovated theater at 66 North 6th Street in Williamsburg—formerly the 400-cap indie-rock standby Northsix—is just seven days out from its debut show... We're no construction manager, but from the looks of the interior and exterior, it might take a minor miracle (and gallons of Red Bull) to get the club ready in time." [INSIJS]
3) G-Slope: Leave it to architect Karl Fisher to trot out another impossibly mind-blowing building rendering. This one's for 399 Third Avenue (at Sixth Street), featuring 11 stories of glassy commercial goodness. Mercy. [Gowanus Lounge]
4) Brooklyn Navy Yard: A roundup of the development activity at the site. [NYTimes]