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Brooklyn, Bushwick, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Streetview of 25-29 Linden Street © Google 2022

A collection of rowhouses representing a variety of distinct architectural styles in Brooklyn may become the city’s next historic district. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday voted to calendar the Linden Street Historic District, which consists of a group of 32 intact brick and brownstone row houses in Bushwick. Located on Linden Street between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue, the rowhouses are designed in varying late-19th-century architectural styles that give them a distinct look and strong sense of place, according to the commission.

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Bushwick, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Allyson Lubow Photography

Though you might not think of Bushwick as the go-to neighborhood for grand, free-standing turn-of-the-20th-century mansions, a historic strip of Bushwick Avenue is home to quite a few. Known as “Doctors’ Row” or “Brewer’s Row” (several of its homes were built by beer baron William Ulmer), the avenue still boasts a number of impressive free-standing townhouses, including the landmarked Huberty House at number 1019. Built in 1900, the 4,250-square-foot home was designed in the Colonial Revival style by Helmle & Huberty, designers of the Prospect Park Boathouse among others. Asking $2,700,000, the townhouse has been owned by the same family since 1937, and many of its original details remain intact.

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affordable housing, Bushwick, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are now being accepted for 21 below-market-rate apartments at a new rental in Bushwick that has a rooftop terrace, dog spa, and a gym. Located at 1510 Gates Avenue, the 11-story building is located off Myrtle Avenue, a hot spot of dining and entertainment venues. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, ranging from $1,800/month studios to $2,400/month two-bedrooms.

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Bushwick, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

There’s a little something to see at every point throughout this beautiful Bushwick townhouse. The eclectic vibe is a mix of mid-century opulence and vintage steampunk, but it all comes together to create a lovely living space. The $1,489,000 price tag is even sweeter considering the home is made up of a 1,600-square-foot owner’s duplex with a rear garden, as well as an 800-square-foot garden apartment that provides rental income.

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Bushwick, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Photo credit: DDReps, courtesy of Compass

Every so often a truly unique listing comes our way, and this is one of those times. This stately building at 31 Belvidere Street in Bushwick was originally the office for the adjacent William Ulmer Brewery when it was built in 1885. Today, it’s been converted to an incredible two-family mansion, complete with massive arched windows, giant windows, a cobblestone courtyard, and that beautiful mansard roof.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Bushwick, housing lotteries

Photo by Shinya Suzuki on Flickr

Applications are now being accepted for 21 middle-income apartments at a brand new building in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. The five-story rental at 93 Linden Street sits between artsy Bushwick and Wilson Avenues, thoroughfares that are dotted with hip bars and restaurants. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include $1,899/month studios, $1,999/month one-bedrooms, and $2,350/month two-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, Bushwick, Crown Heights, housing lotteries

bushwick, brooklyn

Photo by Manny Moss on Flickr

Applications are currently being accepted to replenish a 4,000-name waitlist for income-restricted apartments across central Brooklyn. Located at 806 St. John’s Place, 924 Myrtle Avenue, 682 Chauncey Street, 1140 Bushwich Avenue, and 18 Stanhope Street, the buildings are located in Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include studios starting at $1,700/month and two-bedrooms from $2,000/month.

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Architecture, Bushwick, New Developments

Images by Eric Laigel and Imagen Subliminal, Courtesy of ODA

Five years in the making, the sprawling Denizen Bushwick is now complete. The 1.2 million-square-foot complex designed by ODA New York and developed by All Year Management stands on part of the former Rheingold Brewery Site and covers two city blocks with addresses at 54 Noll Street and 123 Melrose Street. Perceived as a monolith from the street, the complex’s interior features a series of interconnected courtyards and a green promenade. Also of note are 15 large-scale murals painted throughout the building’s circulation corridors by local artists. With an extensive amenities package that seems to include everything under the sun, it’s no wonder the project has been described as a “city within the city.”

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Bushwick, Cool Listings

27 Bleecker Street, bushwick, cool listings, townhouses

Image courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Immediately recognizable by its chic cadet blue facade, this three-story house in Bushwick is comprised of two residential units. Asking a not-unreasonable $1,499,000, the wood-clad home at 27 Bleecker Street has been given a contemporary redesign with good looks, quality, design trends, and comfort in mind. Fortuitously situated between burgeoning sections of Bushwick and Stuyvesant Heights, the best destinations in both neighborhoods are within blocks.

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Bushwick, Policy

Photo by Mike Steele on Flickr

The plan to rezone Bushwick hit a possibly fatal roadblock Monday after city officials and local politicians failed to reach an agreement on affordable housing requirements. The city said it will not study the Bushwick Community Plan (BCP), first envisioned by the community in 2014 to address out-of-context development, as part of its proposal, effectively postponing the rezoning. After years of Bushwick residents calling for a study of the area’s growing gentrification, the city released its official rezoning plan last April. But local stakeholders and leaders, including Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Rafel Espinal Jr., said the city’s plan fell short of the vision laid out in the BCP.

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