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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Photo Credit: Gamut Photos for Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s not every day a mansion like this comes to the market in Brooklyn, especially at a $1.25 million discount. The incredible Renaissance Revival-style, limestone home in Prospect Lefferts Gardens first listed for $4 million in 2018, but the price has now come down to $2.75 million. Located at 125 Maple Street, it’s full of opulent, pre-war details like stained glass windows, elaborate moldings and ceiling medallions, and regal columns galore. Plus, there’s the sheer size of it–the home spans just about 6,000 square feet and has five bedrooms.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Photo via CityRealty

An affordable housing lottery has launched for those earning 130 percent of the area median income. There are 28 units up for grabs at 50 Clarkson Avenue, a new Prospect Lefferts Gardens rental with convenient amenities like a gym, a dog-washing station, and a parking garage. The available units include $2,000/month studios, $2,150/month one-bedrooms, and $2,500/month two-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Features, real estate trends

With New York City’s listing inventory hitting its highest level in 14 years and net effective rents still falling, according to a new report by real estate appraisers at Miller Samuel, this may be the best time for renters to snag a good deal on an apartment. This week, we’re taking a look at the best rentals currently on the market for under $3,000/month. From a Brooklyn studio with outdoor space and on-site laundry to a bright corner one-bedroom on the Lower East Side, find out just how far $3,000 will get you in NYC right now.

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Cool Listings, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Photo credit: DDreps

This townhouse at 179 Midwood Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens was built as a classic limestone residence in 1905, but in 2012, local firm von Dalwig transformed it into a modern, serene family home. By removing interior walls and opening up the rear facade to the garden, the architects were able to “accommodate the open living and views desired within a compact house and lot,” according to their project page. The three-bedroom house is now listed for $2,350,000.

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Cool Listings, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

41 Clarkson Avenue, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, cool listings

Photo credit: Rise Media courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

This cozy home in a condo conversion at 41 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens gets plenty of sun, a tax abatement and a spot just off Prospect Park. And since it’s a condominium, it’s likely to be a good investment as a rental for which you could count on a steady income stream to offset the $599,000 this two-bedroom unit is asking.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Rendering of 350 Clarkson Avenue; Credit: Phiro

A housing lottery will launch Friday for 75 middle-income apartments in a newly constructed Brooklyn building. Located at 350 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, the building, dubbed “The Lois,” contains 250 apartments with 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Designed by Cetra Ruddy, the eight-story building boasts a masonry facade with copper panel details, a nod to the area’s industrial history. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which range from $1,721/month studios to $2,975/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

dattner architects, kingsbrook estates, vital brooklyn

Rendering courtesy of Dattner Architects

A medical center in Brooklyn will be developed into a mixed-use complex with affordable housing, on-site counseling service, fitness programs, and integrated health care. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week plans to transform the current Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center North Campus, located between Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush, into Kingsbrook Estate, a three-building development with 266 units of affordable housing. Designed by Dattner Architects in collaboration with landscape architecture firm terrain, the development falls under the state’s Vital Brooklyn plan, created in 2017 to bring more housing and jobs to the Central Brooklyn area.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, housing lotteries, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

moinian group, bushburg properties, prospect lefferts gardens, plg, 123 linden boulevard, new developments, rentals

Rendering courtesy of ArX Solutions

A housing lottery launched this week for 141 middle-income apartments at a newly constructed building that borders Brooklyn’s Flatbush and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods. Dubbed “PLG,” the 26-story tower at 123 Linden Boulevard sits a few blocks from the southern end of Prospect Park and boasts 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space. As the tallest building in the neighborhood at 320 feet, PLG offers unobstructed panoramic views of Prospect Park, the Manhattan skyline, and the Verrazano Bridge. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which range from $2,156/month studios to $3,122/month three-bedrooms.

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New Developments, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Rentals

moinian group, bushburg properties, prospect lefferts gardens, plg, 123 linden boulevard, new developments, rentals

Renderings courtesy of the Moinian Group

The Moinian Group and Bushburg Properties have released interior renderings of the new 26-story tower with 467 rental residences at 123 Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The new rental tower, known as PLG, was designed by Hill West Architects and Whitehall Interiors and will offer more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space including indoor and rooftop pools, a lounge, a fitness center with a sauna and steam room, a dog run, a game room, a co-working lounge and a golf simulator. The new building also boasts Downtown Brooklyn, Manhattan and Verrazano Bridge views. Studios start at $2,300/month; one-bedrooms at $2,475/month; two-bedrooms at $3,600/month; and three-bedrooms from $4,500/month; 30 percent of the building’s units will be below-market-rate housing.

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Features, Interiors, My SQFT House Tours, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Our series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to Cristiana Peña’s Prospect-Lefferts Gardens apartment. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

Cristiana Peña is one of those people who will make you feel like you’ve known her for years when you’ve only just met her–especially when you visit her at her equally warm Prospect-Lefferts Gardens home. After growing up in Rapid City, South Dakota (her father was in the Air Force) Cristiana moved to NYC for grad school in 2006 to study preservation. She quickly became a force in the field, working at Woodlawn Conservancy and Cemetery and lending her expertise and advocacy skills to countless groups across the city. Today, Cristiana also works as a social media strategist, a perfect fit for her creative and snappy personality and natural knack for striking up a conversation. So it comes as no surprise that her pre-war apartment is also full of personal stories. From a mobile that her dad got while deployed in Saudi Arabia to a lobster-shaped wine decanter she found while on a trip to Maine, nearly every eclectic find in Cristiana’s home comes with a childhood memory or a great tidbit about an antiquing outing.

Get to know Cristiana and take a tour of her home

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