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Cool Listings, Green Design, Interiors, Red Hook

Photo credit: DDReps/Shannon Dupre

This stunning free-standing townhouse at 19 Wolcott Street in Red Hook is a well-executed combination of sustainable construction and beautiful modern design. Innovative materials and an architect’s eye are the backdrop for 21st-century living, with enviable features that include a spacious raised deck, an outdoor garden, and a fully enclosed garage with an electrical panel ready to install a charger. This modern classic of a three-bedroom Brooklyn townhouse, asking $2,500,000, was built using energy-efficient passive house construction throughout and solar panels above.

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Features, holidays, Restaurants, Shop

18 local chocolate shops to love in NYC

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, February 9, 2022

Photo credit clockwise: Adrian Mueller/Casse Cou,  Jessica Minghi/Borough Chocolates, Jessica Minghi/Borough Chocolates, Chocolate Noise.

It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to crave chocolate. But the sugar-coated holiday certainly provides a good excuse to indulge. Far beyond the red-wrapped drugstore box, creating the sweet (or bitter) treat is now recognized as a craft all its own. Chocolate purveyors range from the old-fashioned to the eco-conscious to makers who hand-mix exotic ingredients and flavors. If you’re really hooked, you can make an event of it at a chocolate-themed restaurant, factory tour, or private tasting. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift for someone special or just a sweet snack, the New York City establishments listed here have something for every chocolate lover–and you can order online or visit the source right in your borough.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

All images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Located at 142 Dikeman Street, this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom new-construction single-family home, asking $3.75 million, occupies a quiet corner in Brooklyn’s colorful and charming Red Hook neighborhood. Designed by architect Gabriel Calatrava (son of world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava) and design firm Decada, this modern four-story townhouse features towering atrium ceilings, three outdoor spaces including a private green roof, bespoke finishes, and a drive-in garage.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The owner of this Red Hook rowhouse, a local architect and designer, bought the property at 373 Van Brunt Street in 2007 for just $700,000. He then created a “soaring industrial chic” home, as the listing describes, using repurposed salvaged beams, exposed brick, and structural steel. It’s set up as a live-work owner’s triplex, complete with a roof deck and a green roof, along with a ground-level commercial space that’s currently an art gallery. It’s now on the market for $2,875,000.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This Red Hook loft at 160 Imlay Street has incredible views of the lower Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, and Statue of Liberty, but what truly sets it apart is how it overlooks the Red Hook Container Terminal, an active reminder of Brooklyn’s industrial past. The nearly 2,000-square-foot home is on the market for $1,995,000 and has two bedrooms, a separate study, and massive floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

Photo credit: DDreps

True to its Red Hook roots, this newly reimagined property is completely unique, blending laid-back vibes reminiscent of a California surf shack with contemporary design and industrial touches. The house itself is tiny, with just two rooms and a bathroom, but there’s a separate detached worked studio, a roof deck, and an outdoor oasis complete with two decks, a covered patio, and even a fire pit. This magical home is now on the market for $1,595,000.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

You don’t have to be super high to get incredible skyline views. This one-bedroom condo’s unique Red Hook location affords it with spectacular vantages of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and the Red Hook piers. Asking $995,000, it’s part of the New York Dock Building. Built in 1910, this was the first reinforced steel and concrete building in the United States, and it was converted to modern loft residences in 2017.

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Brooklyn, Events, Red Hook

You can have a sleepover at IKEA in Red Hook next month

By Devin Gannon, Mon, February 10, 2020

Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr

Lull yourself to sleep surrounded by ready-to-assemble furniture and Swedish meatballs during a sleepover at Ikea’s showroom in Brooklyn next month. The home goods store is launching a raffle to give shoppers a chance to spend the night at its Red Hook store on March 13. Coinciding with World Sleep Day, the “Swede Dreams” event aims to help the “tired, weary and sleep-deprived fans” of the store, according to a press release.

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City Living, Policy, real estate trends, Transportation

Stuck in traffic? Blame the internet.

By Michelle Cohen, Mon, October 28, 2019

Via Flickr

Driving from point A to point B in New York City is actually getting slower despite brand new bridges, tolls, congestion pricing, and public transportation options, and it has a lot to do with all the stuff we’re ordering online. A recent story in the New York Times outlines how massive growth in online ordering from companies like Amazon has added a whole new layer to the delivery truck traffic and parked vehicles that clog city streets each day. But the real news may be the new layer of infrastructure that’s being added to the city’s economy in the form of “last mile” fulfillment centers to get it all to consumers overnight.

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Architecture, Construction Update, New Developments, Red Hook

Red Hoek Point, Norman Foster, Red Hook waterfront, Red Hook development, Thor Equities

According to sources close to the project, plans for Norman Foster’s Red Hoek Point, a 7.7-acre commercial campus at the former Revere Sugar Factory on the Red Hook shoreline, appear to be getting scrapped, The Real Deal reports. The website still advertises the “revolutionary office campus on the Brooklyn waterfront,” but Thor Equities is reportedly going to abandon the 800,000-square-foot complex and replace it with warehousing, a change of course that Thor’s founder Joseph Sitt may have been considering as early as last October, as new renderings for Red Hoek Point were being developed.

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