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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

From the outside, this corner Cobble Hill townhouse is classic Brooklyn with its 1899 brick and brownstone facade, ornate doorframes, and stately bay windows. But inside, it’s like stepping into a Parisian flat, with floor-to-ceiling arched windows, historic mantles and moldings, and a design aesthetic full of gold accents, lush fabrics, and an eclectic mix of classical furnishings. That said, the best part of this $21,000/month, five-bedroom rental is that it comes fully furnished.

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Celebrities, Cobble Hill, Recent Sales

166 amity street, cobble hill, norah hill

Photo by Christian Harder for Nest Seekers International

In early November, Grammy Award-winner Norah Jones listed her Greek Revival Cobble Hill townhouse for $8 million. She had purchased it for $4.9 million in 2009. Located at 166 Amity Street, the four-story, five-bedroom brick home boasts beautiful interiors with preserved 1800s details like wooden ceiling beams, marble mantles, and classical moldings, as well as a disappearing heated pool and hot tub in the lovely backyard. The sale, which was first reported by the Post, has not hit public records yet, so the exact sales price is unknown.

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The Sill, Cobble Hill, NYC plant shops

Photos by Tory Williams, courtesy of The Sill

Cobble Hill got a little more green with the opening of The Sill‘s first brick-and-mortar in Brooklyn (they also have a recently opened kiosk at City Point). The outpost at 195 Pacific Street features an apartment-friendly collection of succulents, cacti, and tropical plants that can be potted in the store’s own line of planters or purchased on their own. And to make it easy for newbies, each plant has straight-forward labels that you know how much sunlight and water it needs, as well as if it’s pet-friendly.

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Brooklyn, Celebrities, Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

166 amity street, cobble hill, norah hill

Photo by Christian Harder for Nest Seekers International

Grammy Award winner Norah Jones has listed her four-story townhouse in Cobble Hill for $8 million, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The Brooklyn home sits 25 feet wide at 166 Amity Street and contains five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a backyard with a disappearing heated pool and hot tub. The singer-songwriter first picked up the 19th-century pad in 2009 for $4.9 million. Unfortunately, the vintage Krakauer piano found by the back door is not included in the sale.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing images by Tim Waltman, Evan Joseph Studios; courtesy of Compass

This four-bedroom unit at 355 Henry Street is one of three townhouse conversions inside the former Long Island College Hospital’s Lamm Institute building (previously 110 Amity Street). The French Renaissance-style structure was designed by William C. Hough and constructed in 1902. It originally served as nurses residence’s before the Lamm Institute for Developmental Disorders moved in during the 1970s. The landmarked Cobble Hill building and three adjacent lots were sold to investors in 2007 for $6 million. The modernized residence sprawls over four stories and boasts a roof deck with harbor views for the asking price of $5.4 million.

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Brooklyn, Transportation

Express service on the F train beings today

By Michelle Cohen, Mon, September 16, 2019

Image via Wikimedia cc.

As of today, the MTA has added four express trains to the F line during morning and evening rush hours. Two F trains will run express between the Church Avenue and Jay Street-MetroTech stations, stopping only at Seventh Avenue, during the morning and evening rush hours. Additionally, two Manhattan-bound trains will run express from Church Avenue between 7 and 7:30 a.m. and two Coney Island-bound trains will run the express route between 5 and 5:40 p.m. Previously, as the Daily News reports, the F train’s route was the longest in the whole subway system without an express option.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing images by Allyson Lubow; courtesy The Corcoran Group

Fresh off an architect-designed gut renovation, this top-floor two-bedroom at 130 Amity Street in Cobble Hill has been completely reimagined with luxe material finishings, custom millwork, and built-ins throughout. Now on the market for $1.495 million, the bright and somewhat Scandi-inspired pad includes a 400-square-foot lush roof terrace that feels like it’s nestled among the surrounding treetops.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

42 Tiffany Place, cobble hill, cool listings

Photo credit: Michael Weinstein courtesy of Compass.

This 2,000-square-foot condominium at 42 Tiffany Place in Cobble Hill, asking $1.85 million, is surrounded by over 1,000 square feet of private outdoor space. Windows and glass doors all around open onto multiple decks and gardens for indoor/outdoor living on the main level. On the lower level–where the bedrooms are–lots of windows keep things bright. An extra perk: There is a shuttle to take residents to the Borough Hall subway station, included in the common charges.

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Cobble Hill, hudson yards, little italy, real estate trends, Recent Sales, Tribeca

Hudson Yards, Vessel

Photo: Ajay Suresh via Flickr.

According to Property Shark’s just-released ranking of New York City’s most expensive neighborhoods, Tribeca once again takes the top spot in residential sales with a median price of $4.34 million. The bigger news is Hudson Yards, on the list for the first time as the city’s second-costliest neighborhood in Q2 of 2019 at $3.86 million. Also notable was Little Italy, the city’s third most expensive neighborhood, which saw median home prices increase by 153 percent over last year’s numbers.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

29 Tiffany Place, Cobble Hill

Listing images by Matt Vacca, courtesy of Compass

Located in a former warehouse at 29 Tiffany Place that was converted to condos in 1999, this loft-like Cobble Hill pad underwent a recent renovation which, among other upgrades, transformed it from a three bedroom to a two bedroom with a bigger living room. The unit last sold in 2015 for $1.155 million, and has just hit the market asking $1.295 million.

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