By Devin Gannon, Tue, February 28, 2023
Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
A residential building rising next to a landmarked Gothic Revival church in Brooklyn is currently accepting applications for 42 middle-income apartments. Designed by DXA Studio and located across the street from Clinton Hill, the Parish House is a 17-story rental with 138 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, priced between $2,700/month and $3,400/month. Find out if you qualify
By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, January 6, 2023
Rendering courtesy of Aufgang Architects
Applications are now being accepted for 15 mixed-income units at a new residential development in Brooklyn. Located at 108 Downing Street in Clinton Hill, the 8-story building offers residents spacious units and a prime location in the heart of Brooklyn. New Yorkers earning 70, 80, and 120 percent of the area median income, or between $38,160 for a single person and $172,920 for a household of five people, can apply for the units, which range from $1,036/month studios to $2,883/month two bedrooms.
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By Devin Gannon, Wed, November 9, 2022
Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group
This four-story Brooklyn brownstone is a treasure trove of 19th-century architecture, both inside and out. From its triple-arched windows and brickwork to the wainscoting and intricate woodwork, the home at 206 Saint James Place rightfully sits within the Clinton Hill Historic District. Asking $2,985,000, the row house features four bedrooms, four baths, a garden apartment with a private entrance, and a deck and backyard surrounded by trees.
Take the tour
By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, October 24, 2022
All photos courtesy of MNS
A housing lottery opened this week for 41 mixed-income units at a new development in Clinton Hill. Located at 540 Waverly Avenue, the nine-story rental offers tenants brand-new luxury units and a wide variety of amenities. New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income, or between $41,315 for a single person and $187,330 for a household of five, can apply for the apartments which range from $1,119/month studios to $3,344/month two bedrooms.
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By Michelle Cohen, Thu, August 25, 2022
Photos © 6sqft
After a top-to-toe renovation of their 1870s Clinton Hill two-family townhouse that spanned two years (read all about it here), 6sqft writer Michelle Cohen and her husband, Stanley Peck, decided to relegate sprucing up their brownstone backyard to “phase 2.” They’d already added a rear terrace with steps to the yard and created a small roof deck above their lower extension. The couple certainly planned to address the neglected outdoor space–even though the existing weed-jungle-meets-mud-patch had a certain overgrown charm. Below, hear from Michelle about the results, along with professional advice for creating a verdant outdoor space in the city.
How to create an urban garden retreat
By Michelle Cohen, Tue, July 5, 2022
Photos courtesy of Compass.
Among the brick homes and brownstones of Clinton Hill, this federal-style two-family townhouse at 240 Lafayette Avenue is currently configured as a single-family home. Asking $3,300,000, the four-story house has maintained its historic character, with five marble mantels, ornate ceiling medallions, exposed brick, tall ceilings, and full-height townhouse windows. Within the traditional layout are modern upgrades–like central heat and A/C–that make it a lovely and livable home–with the option of creating a rental apartment or suite.
Take the townhouse tour
By Michelle Cohen, Fri, May 13, 2022
Photo credit: Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty
For anyone coveting Brooklyn brownstone living, this four-story townhouse at 107 Greene Avenue would certainly fit the description. The 3,360 square-foot home, asking $4,100,000, has retained its historic details as a backdrop for modern living. With four bedrooms and an enviable backyard, the legal two-family dwelling is currently configured as a single-family home, so there’s potential for adding a second apartment for income or guests.
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By Michelle Cohen, Mon, December 27, 2021
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Asking $1,825,000, this airy duplex garden condo at 260 Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill has two official bedrooms and two and a half baths. A sunny backyard spans both levels, serving as an outdoor extension of a lower-level rec room. Known as Copper House, the new-construction condominium residence was completed in 2014.
Tour the duplex
By Michelle Cohen, Fri, December 10, 2021
Photo credits clockwise from top left: Park Deli; Frankie Marin/Verameat; Quality Goods; Michele Varian
We’ve been shopping online for what seems like forever, and there’s not a thing wrong with it–except when we crave that amazing experience of finding just the right thing and getting to take it with us now. While brick-and-mortar shops aren’t going away anytime soon, we appreciate the good ones that much more. If you’re lucky enough to live in New York City–where shopping is high art–some of the best shops on the planet could be just around the corner from where you live. You’re sure to find something fabulous for everyone on your list among the local addresses below.
Amazing local NYC shops, this way
By Devin Gannon, Tue, November 30, 2021
All photos by Ben Fitchett
The late architect Wallace Harrison had a major role in developing some of New York City’s most iconic structures, including Rockefeller Center, the United Nations, and Lincoln Center. Harrison, who was a close friend to Nelson Rockefeller, also designed the Clinton Hill Co-ops, a 12-building complex spread across two campuses in Clinton Hill. A charming and sunny junior two-bedroom at the historic complex is now available for $699,000.