Listing images by Shannon Dupree; courtesy of Compass
On the top floor of a brownstone at 111 Eighth Avenue in Park Slope and just one block away from Prospect Park, this one-bedroom co-op offers quintessential Brooklyn living for just $695,000. While a fifth-floor walk-up isn’t ideal, if you don’t mind the effort you’ll be rewarded with a cozy home filled with pre-war details, multiple built-ins, and lots of warm western light. The unit last sold in 2013 for $415,000.
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Photo by Allyson Lubow for the Corcoran Group
If you’re dreaming of a Park Slope brownstone but don’t have the required millions to spend, this one-bedroom co-op at 420 4th Street just a few blocks from Prospect Park asking $749,000 might be the answer. The parlor-floor home has 11-foot ceilings, pocket doors, stained-glass transom windows, a working wood-burning fireplace and even a private deck set in the neighborhood’s verdant collection of back gardens.
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Photo by Russ Ross.
This colorful co-op at 487 6th Avenue in Park Slope three blocks from Prospect Park is brimming with vintage-modern charm throughout its two custom-designed levels. The duplex–currently being used as a two-bedroom–is asking $1,050,000, and it’s uniqueness goes beyond decor. Just a few cool features in 1,100 square feet of indoor space include a customized office area with a built-in library nook with antique salvage doors and windows and an original mural hand-painted by a celebrated picture book maker; at the rear, a one-of-a kind treehouse overlooks a landscaped garden.
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Image courtesy of Brooklyn Flea; photo credit: Scott Lynch
The city’s local flea and food markets set up shop in springtime, bringing irresistible edibles and covetable goods to a neighborhood near you. Though dates and locations vary and favorite vendors come and go, the mighty market phenomenon keeps growing. The shop-and-nosh mecca Brooklyn Flea again changes locations (hello, WTC!), a favorite night market returns in Queens, and the Manhattan classics are back to offer more of what you didn’t know you couldn’t live without. Some of the best fairs are the most fleeting, and one-offs like the annual Renegade Arts and Crafts Fair are always worth the trip. The list below rounds up the city’s top food and flea picks. Let the hunting and gathering begin!
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Photos by Will Ellis of Donna Dotan Photography, courtesy of Compass
This beautifully renovated three-bedroom co-op at 421A Union Street sits atop a historic row house across the street from the Park Slope Food Co-op and a block from Prospect Park. Asking $2.25 million, the duplex-plus-roof-deck offers three outdoor spaces–including a gorgeous glass-walled sunroom–and stunning Manhattan views.
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Listing images by Al Seidman for Corcoran
The layout of this two-room residence may be straightforward, but rustic details—exposed brick, a barn door that is both decorative and functional, and bamboo floors—and industrial-inspired accents give this Park Slope co-op at 411 15th Street plenty of character and a cozy vibe. Asking $539,000, it’s on the market for the first time in 10 years, after previously selling in 2009 for $285,000.
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Situated on a stately Park Slope street lined with Victorian-era row houses, this 25-foot-wide red brick Neo-Georgian mansion at 633 2nd Street was, according to its $4,995,000 listing, constructed in 1908 as a token of love by architect Thomas O’Connor for his bride. Between the historic home’s grand center stair and rare double parlor, it would still be quite the fabulous romantic offering today. With its historic details beautifully preserved, the 4,127-square-foot, six-bedroom house is comprised of three stories over an English basement.
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Listing photos courtesy of Gamut Photos/Sotheby’s International Realty; Photo of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgarrd via Wiki Commons
Nearly thirteen years ago, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard spent $1.91 million on a Park Slope townhouse at 36 Sterling Place. Though their two daughters grew up and went to the exclusive St. Ann’s school in the friendly neighborhood, they now attend school elsewhere, so the couple has decided to list the brownstone in favor of being “able to walk [the children] to school,” Gyllenhaal told the Wall Street Journal. In addition to convenience, however, they’ll also be looking at a nice profit, considering the home has hit the market for $4,599,000.
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The Nitehawk Cinema will open a second location of its popular theater in Brooklyn this week after two years of renovation work. The theater will open on Wednesday in Park Slope at a refurbished Pavilion Theater, an iconic cinema that was built in 1928 and shuttered in 2016. Dubbed Nitehawk Prospect Park, the 34,000-square-foot facility includes seven theaters and a second-floor cocktail bar that overlooks Prospect Park.
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Situated on an elegant Park Slope corner lot where Sixth Avenue meets Garfield Place, the house at 267 Sixth Avenue has a rare and unusual history. Built in the 1870s, the building is the former home of the Swedish American Athletic Club. In its current incarnation, the 7,200 square-foot house is comprised of a 5,400-square foot owner’s triplex over a 1,800-square foot three-bedroom rental apartment–asking $5.999 million. In its athletic club days, the building featured a 90-foot ballroom, a billiard room, a bowling alley and a lounge with a 15-foot cocktail bar. The bar remains intact and the bowling alley (not pictured, unfortunately) lives partially unaltered on the home’s lowest level.
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