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The 15 best NYC holiday markets of 2021

By Michelle Cohen, Thu, November 18, 2021

Photo: FAD Holiday Market

Even a pandemic can’t keep a New York City shopper down. The city’s retail landscape may look different now, but that hasn’t dimmed the sparkle of beautiful baubles, clever crafts, and the company of fellow shoppers. While most of the city’s holiday markets went virtual last year, many of our favorites have returned in their fabulous original form. The big Manhattan markets at Union Square, Bryant Park, and Columbus Circle are still impressive, but smaller, more intimate neighborhood gems shine brightly on their own. They’re all great places to find seasonal delights like ice skating, live music, drinks, food, and family fun designed to keep shoppers’ spirits bright.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Donna Dotan for Workshop APD/The Corcoran Group.

On the market for the first time, asking $12,500,000, this 25-foot-wide new-construction townhouse at 57 Wyckoff Street in Cobble Hill is a modern dream home in historic Brooklyn. Designed by Workshop/APD, the 7,000-square-foot townhouse was built three years ago, a stunning addition to a classic tree-lined block. From the elevator and walls of glass to the rooftop hot tub, there’s room for just about everything and everyone in this single-family five-bedroom home.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Because this Cobble Hill co-op was originally two separate apartments, its combined layout is quite unique. The building at 242 Baltic Street has an interior lightwell, which creates two narrow hallways off the living space–one that’s configured as a galley kitchen, the other as a den. Overall, the three-bedroom home is pretty and bright, with lots of cozy areas to curl up in. It’s asking $1,750,000.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Cobble Hill‘s co-op building at 121 Pacific Street was originally built in 1879 as a life preserver and ring buoy warehouse. Known as the Atlantic-Pacific Building, it was eventually converted to 46 apartments. This top-floor unit is described as a “mini-townhome,” with two floors, two bedrooms, and a 400-square-foot terrace. Asking $1,750,000, it’s also a lovely combination of original architectural details and stylish, modern updates and decor.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

If townhouses were students, this Cobble Hill home would definitely be the teacher’s pet. Unlike most townhouses anywhere in New York City, it has a 25-foot wide adjacent lot that’s used as gated parking, as well as 3,500 square feet of outdoor space that looks like it could be right out of a Napa Valley vineyard. The $12,750,000 house is currently configured as an owner’s triplex and an income-generating garden-level apartment, though it could easily be transformed into a grand, single-family residence.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photos by RISE Media, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Not many people can say they live in a 19th-century carriage house, but here’s a rare opportunity to rent a large, one-bedroom apartment in one in Cobble Hill. Built in 1830, 173 Pacific Street is comprised of two units, and this one is on the second level. Highlights include beamed ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, and a rear balcony. The home is asking $4,100 a month.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

For the first time since 1977, this one-of-a-kind Cobble Hill home is up for sale. Located at 16 Verandah Place, it’s the widest home on the block at 28 feet, and it was constructed in 1859 as a carriage house and stable. Now listed for $5.2 million, the four-bedroom home is full of original details, including the original stable floor, exposed brick, and beamed ceilings. An added fun fact–it was used as a green room for the movie The Intern.

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Celebrities, Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

“If These Steps Could Talk,” starts the listing. From 2009 to 2017, this utterly charming Cobble Hill townhouse flashed on television screens for Cat Greenleaf’s talk show Talk Stoop, where she interviewed celebrities from her own Brooklyn stoop. The brick rowhouse at 12 Wyckoff Street has just hit the market for $2,995,000, and the interior is even better than we imagined, with contemporary furnishings and art mixing with farmhouse-chic architecture. Cat designed much of the quirky decor herself, from a life-size chessboard in the backyard to a Harry Potter closet under the staircase to a dreamy Moroccan-style den in the basement.

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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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