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Ridgewood, Queens was once part of Brooklyn–call it Far East Williamsburg–until its secession in 1979. But the neighborhood might as well be part of that larger-than-life borough today; it has long been a creative (if quiet) neighborhood in some ways barely distinguishable from neighboring Bushwick. This colorful turn-of-the-century single-family home at 62-46 61st Street has enough historic details for anyone with city townhouse dreams. The 1,890-square-foot four-bedroom home has a full basement and the added bonus of three private garages. Inside, vintage chic meets elegant proportions. 6sqft previously featured the home in 2017, when it was listed for $850,000. It’s now asking a more gentrified $1,375,000.
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Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group
Not only is Ridgewood, Queens desirable for its location on the Bushwick border, but it’s got a great housing stock that’s semi more suburban than surrounding neighborhoods. This little brick rowhouse has a cute front yard and a rear deck leading down to a private garden complete with a gas fire pit and pergola. It’s currently set up as an owner’s duplex and a second-floor apartment, and it’s asking $1,625,000.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Located where Ridgewood, Maspeth, and Bushwick all meet is this completely adorable carriage house that’s been listed for $749,000. Built as a back house in 1901, the two-story, two-bedroom home has completely nailed the farmhouse-chic look, with reclaimed hardwood floors and beams, original tin ceilings, and carefully curated decor.
Rendering courtesy of Aufgang Architects
In Ridgewood–the Queens neighborhood that’s right on the border of Bushwick, has lots going on, but is still somewhat under-the-radar–a middle-income housing lottery has just come online for those earning 130 percent of the area median income. The brand-new building, designed by Aufgang Architects and known as The Strand, offers tons of fun amenities (do note additional fees may apply) like onsite parking, a laundry room, bike storage, fitness center, outdoor terraces, co-working lounge, and a media/gaming lounge. The 40 apartments up for grabs range from $1,797/month studios to $3,508/month three-bedrooms.
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, Wed, September 18, 2019
Next week, Citi Bike will begin the first phase of a four-year expansion that will double the system’s New York City footprint. The blue bikes are coming to a larger area of Bushwick and, for the first time, Ridgewood, Streetsblog reports. L train riders will have more options thanks to 85 new stations in those neighborhoods.
More on the rollout, this way
Image courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty. Photo credit: Warren Young.
The listing for the circa 1867 Thomas Watlington house in Ridgewood, New Jersey’s Prospect Street Historic District calls it “unforgettable,” and it’s certainly not one you’d pass by without taking note. The six-bedroom Second Empire style home at 226 Prospect Street, on the market for $1.825 million, is filled with historic details. But the home’s wide, gracious porches, grand port-cocheres, in-ground heated pool and 3-car garage make it especially well suited for enjoying everyday life.
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As if Quooklyn wasn’t bad enough. A recent tipoff about townhouse at 16-35 Hancock Street in prime Ridgewood near the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway stop informed us that: “SoMA (South of Myrtle Avenue) is the new SOHO, with a blossoming creative community of artists and restauranteurs. Former Soho/Tribeca residents have moved to Ridgewood for a more authentic experience and stimulating lifestyle.” It’s true that Soho/Tribeca residents have long ago fled those neighborhoods on account of billionaire rents and not wanting to live in a sneaker mall, and also true that Ridgewood is ablaze with creative newcomers and packed to the gills with authentic experience. But after SoBro (South Bronx), Dobro (Downtown Brooklyn) SoHa (South Harlem), Soho West (New Jersey) and NoLo (uh…we’re really not sure), and, apparently, NoBat, NoCal, BoHo, and GoCaGa, enough may just be enough. Plus, Ridgewood requires no rebranding–it’s cool enough on its own.
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On a landmarked cobblestoned street near the border between Ridgewood and Bushwick, 1886 Stockholm Street is one of a row of quaint row houses. The duplex for rent, asking $5,700 a month, comprises the top two floors of the house, which belongs to a couple whose renovation turned the three-story house into a charming reminder of their favorite upstate farmhouse–and led to a career in interior design. The hand-built shiplap kitchen and dreamy garden are only a few highlights.
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6sqft’s series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, Basia Serraty shares her photos of Ridgewood. Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected].
While Basia Serraty admits in an essay she wrote for Ridgewood Social that, upon moving to New York from her small town in Poland, the city did not fit her expectations, she has grown to love this place nonetheless. Her photos of Ridgewood, her neighborhood since moving here in 2004, capture the quiet but colorful corners of the nabe, portraying a clear sense of life despite a general lack of people. Ahead, we talk to Basia about her journey from Poland to NYC, her work, and why she loves Ridgewood.
Stroll through Ridgewood with Basia’s photos
The plan to turn an early 1900s Ridgewood townhouse into a two-family home was also an opportunity for the Manhattan design firm White Arrow to design bold, modern interiors throughout. The two-story townhouse is now configured with an upper-level owner’s level, and a rental unit on the ground floor. More importantly, the spaces are finished with modern furniture, bursts of color, and a playfulness that makes it hard not to want to move right in.
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