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Architecture, Bed Stuy, New Developments, Starchitecture

Renderings courtesy of The Collective and Artefactorylab

Days after filing building permits for 1215 Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy—the site of the former Slave Theatre—London-based co-living startup The Collective has announced it will be partnering with renowned Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto on the design, his first in New York. The 10-story structure will span over 240,000 square feet and be comprised of three buildings connected by an expansive “ground-floor hub” designed to feel like “an extension of the street.” The project aims to create “a new idea of how a community can come together in a building,” as the architects explained in a design statement.

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Bed Stuy, New Developments

View of the Slave Theater in 2012. Map data ©2012 Google.

London-based communal living company The Collective filed a building permit application last week for a planned development on the site of the former Slave Theater in Bed-Stuy, which the company bought earlier this year for $32.5 million. As Brownstoner first reported, the application is for a 10-story, roughly 161,000-square-foot structure that will comprise residential units, a hotel, and community space. Ismael Leyva Architects will lead the project, which is expected to include 136 apartments, 222 hotel rooms, underground parking, a restaurant, a public courtyard, spa lounges, and other amenities. The finished building is expected to open in 2022.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Interiors

401 Monroe Street, Bed-stuy, cool listings, townhouses, interiors

Built in 1891, this three-story brick townhouse at 401A Monroe Street in Bed-Stuy uses each of its three floors to the best advantage of whomever’s lucky enough to be in residence. The single-family home is available for rent for $5,500 per month beginning September 15. Within are four bedrooms, two baths, a finished basement and a private backyard.

Tour the triplex, consider the options

Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Listing images by Anton Brookes, H5 Photography; courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This charming 20-foot wide Victorian home at 47 Chauncey Street in Bed-Stuy is not only part of the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District—it’s one of the four oldest remaining rowhouses in the district, dating back to circa 1870. Last year, the two-bedroom home was sold in a pretty run-down state and has since undergone a gut renovation that brought modern finishes and conveniences to the historic property. It’s now on the market for $1.599 million.

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Art, Bed Stuy, Features, Interiors, My SQFT House Tours

Iris Scott, Mysqft House Tours, Bed-Stuy

Our series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to artist Iris Scott’s Bed-Stuy loft. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

Nearly ten years ago, while living in Taiwan, artist Iris Scott didn’t feel like washing her blue-stained paint brushes. Instead, she used her finger to finish the piece and, to her surprise, discovered that this childhood arts and crafts project works really well on her own oil paintings. She searched online to see if any artists out there were already dedicated to finger painting and found no one. “I was like, it’s my purpose!” she told 6sqft during a recent tour of her Bed-Stuy studio.

Iris, who grew up on a farm outside of Seattle, started posting photos and videos of her vibrant animal and nature-centric artwork on Facebook and instantly received feedback from what she calls a “virtual crit group.” She began selling her paintings online and because her Taiwan apartment was just $100 per month, was able to immediately work full time as a finger painter. Iris, credited with starting the Instinctualist movement, calls her career trajectory a “magical path.” “I’ve always wanted what I have and I’ve always felt what I have is more than I expected I could have.” Now, a decade later, Iris has her first big solo exhibition in New York City, a Ritual in Pairing, at Filo Sofi Art’s pop up space at the High Line Nine, which closes June 6. Ahead, see inside Iris’s sun-drenched corner loft in Brooklyn and learn about her 20-piece solo show, her fierce love of animals, and why she finds it flattering when children like her paintings.

Meet Iris and tour her studio

Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Interiors

689 Myrtle Avenue, The Chocolate Factory, Lofts, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Listing images by Shannon Dupre, Donna Dotan, DDreps; courtesy of Compass

Built in 1947 as the Cocoline Chocolate Factory, the pale-orange brick building at 689 Myrtle Avenue in Bed-Stuy now houses 45 condo apartments with unique, spacious layouts. This two-bedroom corner unit offers a quintessential Brooklyn loft, spruced up with a fresh renovation, pops of color, and clever space-maximizing ideas. The 1,182 square-foot residence just hit the market seeking $999,000.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Interiors

Photos by DD Reps, courtesy of Compass

The landmarked 1894 row house at 386 Stuyvesant Avenue, among the elegant Beaux-Arts limestones of Brooklyn’s Stuyvesant Heights neighborhood, has the impressive layout and scale of a trophy brownstone and the interiors of a designer show house. Brought back to life by designer duo Dahill Bunce, the two-family home is asking $3.195 million. Rich in original detail, the 19′ x 48′ home has a few surprises that set it apart, like a convenient “summer kitchen” leading to an enviable back garden.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

408 Macon Street, Bed-Stuy, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn brownstones, jeremyville

This two-family townhouse at 408 Macon Street in Bed-Stuy‘s Stuyvesant Heights Historic District was renovated a few years ago by Australian expats Jeremy Andrew–the artist Jeremyville whose colorful feel-good graphics have a sizable following–and Megan Mair. The creative pair–she’s a creative director, curator and brand strategist–bought the home for $1.5 million in 2013, when it was divided up into three units. They gave it a top-to-toe renovation, as featured in Brownstoner. The 3,400-square-foot four-story Neo-Grec brownstone was built around 1880 by local builder Charles Isbill.

Townhouse tour, this way

affordable housing, Bed Stuy

1921 Atlantic Avenue, Affordable Housing, HPD, Dabar Development Partners, Thorobird Companies.

Rendering of 1921 Atlantic Avenue via Dabar Development Partners.

On March 27 the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve an application for a 14-story affordable development that will bring 235 residential units to 1921 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, New York Law School’s CityLand reports. The mixed-use project is funded by private developers Dabar Development Partners and Thorobird in partnership with a program run by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development that creates affordable housing and set-asides for the formerly homeless. The proposed project, which will be located on city-owned vacant land and three adjacent private lots, will feature a community facility run by Oko Farms and NHS as well as a fresh food grocery store.

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Bed Stuy, Urban Design

restoration plaza

Image courtesy of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.

Restoration Plaza, the commercial complex on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy that has served as a neighborhood hub since it opened in 1972, is getting a major revamp, with British starchitect David Adjaye at the helm for its design. Curbed reports that the nonprofit Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, which owns and operates the plaza, has announced the creation of a five-year plan for re-imagining the site, including improved services for the surrounding neighborhood and the addition of 400,000 square feet of office space to the complex that currently houses the Billie Holiday Theatre, office space, restaurants, grocery stores and the Brooklyn Business Center.

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