April 23, 2024

Prospect Heights pre-war co-op seen in ‘Black Swan’ lists for $1.7M

The home of Natalie Portman's character in the 2010 film "Black Swan" has hit the market. While in the movie, the apartment is shown near 103rd Street, just north of the ballerina's Lincoln Center workplace, in reality, the two-bedroom co-op is at 135 Eastern Parkway, across from the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights. Asking $1,700,000, the classic six home radiates pre-war charm, with herringbone oak floors and high-beamed ceilings. As the New York Post reported, the Art Deco-style apartment building, known as the Turner Towers, was the childhood home of the late comedian Joan Rivers.
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April 23, 2024

Asking $5.3M, the elusive Williamsburg townhouse is here, renovated and party-ready

Remember that impossibly perfect brownstone on "Girls?" Living in the buzzy neighborhood often means "home" is a pricy pad in a brand-new high-rise or a funky loft space; better to look elsewhere for the classic Brooklyn townhouse. But every so often an opportunity comes along that allows you to combine north Brooklyn coolness with the townhouse-with-backyard lifestyle. This 3,341-square-foot brick home at 70 Conselyea Street, asking $5,349,000, is one such opportunity. On a pretty block in Williamsburg's old-school residential section, the single-family home, built in 1899, has been freshly renovated for everyday living and easy entertaining in any season.
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April 22, 2024

$5.9M Civil War-era Clinton Hill mansion is a three-family home and an architectural gem

Clinton Hill is known for its ornate historic mansions set on blocks lined with brownstone and brick. This three-family home at 315 Washington Avenue, asking $5,900,000, is a fine example of just such a find. Built in the 1860s, this Francois I-style home is set back from the avenue, recognizable by the mansard roof added near the turn of the century by the Parfitt Brothers architectural firm. The free-standing manse measures a generous 30 feet wide and 68 feet deep on a gated lot surrounded by front, side, and back gardens, terraces, and a private driveway.
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April 18, 2024

Soar into spring with free kite flying and live music at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Celebrate the start of spring beneath hundreds of vibrant kites in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is hosting its annual Sound & Color! Spring Festival on May 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a free family-friendly event that celebrates the beginning of the season with kite flying, live music, food vendors, activities for kids, and more. Guests can craft their own kites in a workshop and send them off into the sky with help from expert flying instructors. The festival remains the only day of the year when kite flying is allowed at Pier 5.
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April 16, 2024

See ODA’s curving, connected residential buildings rising in Williamsburg

Renderings released this week show off a new full-block residential development coming to Williamsburg. Designed by architecture firm ODA, the project includes the Lorimer House, a 270-unit rental, and Copper Lofts, a "boutique collection" of 66 residences, connected by an elevated bridge, creating the illusion of one cohesive development. Taking advantage of their corner location in Broadway Triangle, the eight-story buildings feature a curving facade marked with alternating balconies and recessed terraces. Construction is expected to wrap up this spring.
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April 16, 2024

This compact $2M Red Hook home embodies the neighborhood’s unique, inventive spirit

The waterfront community of Red Hook is known for the fresh, unconventional vibe represented by the industrial-era buildings and wood-frame homes that line its streets. Built in the 1920s, this single-family home at 145 Van Dyke Street, asking $1,995,000, is simple and compact, yet offers the flexibility of city townhouse living. Set back from the street, modern architectural flourishes define the home's nearly 1,500 square feet. Perks include a private garage/studio, outdoor space, and four bedrooms.
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April 15, 2024

New Windsor Terrace rental opens lottery for 95 units next to Prospect Park, from $874/month

Steps from Prospect Park, a new rental building in Windsor Terrace is accepting applications for 95 affordable apartments. Located on the southwest side of the park, the 13-story mixed-use building at 11 Ocean Parkway, called 1 Park Point, has 375 rental units with thoughtful layouts, a suite of luxury amenities, and a prime location right next to Prospect Park. New Yorkers earning 40, 60, and 100 percent of the area median income, or between $33,806 for a single person and $152,500 for a household of five, can apply for the apartments, which range from $874/month for one-bedrooms to $2,832/month for two-bedrooms.
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April 10, 2024

Visit the studios of 150+ artists in Dumbo this weekend

This weekend, over 150 artists will open their Brooklyn studios to the public. Taking place on April 13 and 14, DUMBO Open Studios provides a behind-the-scenes look at the neighborhood's art scene as well as conversations with artists about their latest creations. The annual event also features interactive guides on this year's participant artists and their artworks and 11 gallery exhibitions. The event will conclude with video art projections on the Manhattan Bridge and along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
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April 4, 2024

A 100% affordable rental opens in Greenpoint

A fully affordable apartment building officially opened in Greenpoint this week, bringing income-restricted homes to one of Brooklyn's most expensive neighborhoods. City officials on Wednesday cut the ribbon at 35 Commercial Street, a 22-story tower with 374 affordable apartments, including 57 units for formerly homeless New Yorkers. The building is the 11th completed building in Greenpoint Landing, a 22-acre development with 5,500 new homes and five acres of public open space.
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April 4, 2024

Historic Crown Heights school is now a 40-unit luxury rental

A former Catholic school in Crown Heights is now a 40-unit rental building. The Gregory at 991 St. John's Place sits within the St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church complex, designed by Frank J. Helmle and Harvey Wiley Corbett in the 1920s. GEMA Capital Partners and PKSB Architects oversaw the conversion of the historic schoolhouse into a multi-family rental. Leasing has kicked off for the project's mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes, starting at $3,437/month.
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April 4, 2024

Williamsburg’s porcelain-clad condo One Domino Square launches sales, from $1.25M

Sales launched this week at One Domino Square, a new residential tower within the former Domino Sugar Factory site on the Williamsburg waterfront. Developed by Two Trees Management and designed by Selldorf Architects, the building, clad in a "pearl-like porcelain tile," consists of a 39-story tower with 160 condos and a 55-story rental with 400 units, the tallest building in Williamsburg. Condos range from one- to three-bedrooms, with prices starting at $1,250,000.
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April 2, 2024

Major East New York development opens lottery for 203 low-income apartments, from $465/month

Applications are now being accepted for 203 affordable apartments at a new residential development in East New York. The development is the final part of phase four of Nehemiah Spring Creek, a decades-long project led by the city to transform former marshland and landfill into a sprawling mixed-income and mixed-use community. New Yorkers earning 30, 50, 70, and 80 percent of the area median income, or between $18,480 for a single person and $122,000 for a household of five, can apply for the apartments. Units start at $465/month for studios, $591/month for one-bedrooms, and $700/month for two-bedrooms.
April 1, 2024

See inside the Brooklyn Paramount as historic theater reopens after 60 years

Fort Greene's historic Brooklyn Paramount Theater, which once hosted legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Duke Ellington, reopened last week for its first season in 60 years. A multi-million dollar restoration modernized the venue while preserving its opulent latticework ceiling, hand-crafted statues, and other Baroque features. For its first show in six decades, the Paramount hosted brothers Damian and Stephen Marley, who performed at the theater during their co-headlining Traffic Jam Tour.
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April 1, 2024

Brooklyn Tower faces foreclosure

Despite setting a record for Brooklyn's most expensive studio last week, the Brooklyn Tower is facing foreclosure. JDS Development has defaulted on a $240 million mezzanine loan issued by Silverstein Capital Partners in 2019 for the 93-story development, as reported by The Real Deal. Silverstein has scheduled a foreclosure auction for June 10.
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March 29, 2024

$3.4M Park Slope triplex condo has a roof terrace with heavenly views

This impeccably designed, 2,017-square-foot triplex at 390 9th Street is a house-sized apartment in a charming 1920s Arts and Crafts townhouse. It received a thorough renovation by the previous owner, who created unique living spaces–including a fabulous private roof deck–and modern amenities that complement its historic provenance. Located in prime Park Slope just a few blocks from Prospect Park, the condo, asking $3,400,000, has been featured in interior magazines like Elle Decor.
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March 28, 2024

This $5.75M Clinton Hill two-family home is five floors of brownstone perfection

Brooklyn townhouses can seem like fairytale castles from the outside, but they often disappoint when it comes to interiors and livability. This massive 4,300-square-foot brownstone residence at 211 Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill is as much of a dream home on the inside as appears from the curb. Asking $5,750,000, the 19th-century townhouse has been thoroughly renovated with maximum architecture and design expertise. Five stories of living space include a two-bedroom garden apartment, a four-level upper unit, and a lovely landscaped backyard.
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March 27, 2024

$905K Brooklyn Tower studio sets new sales record for the borough

The tallest tower in Brooklyn just broke another record. A studio apartment in the Brooklyn Tower has sold for $905,000, marking the most expensive studio sale on a price-per-square-foot basis in the borough. Situated over 720 feet above ground, the 440-square-foot apartment boasts soaring, unobstructed views of the city and way beyond. According to city records, the property fetched a little over $2,000 per square foot.
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March 27, 2024

Greenpoint rental near the waterfront launches lottery for 24 homes, from $1,546/month

A housing lottery opened this week for 24 mixed-income apartments at a new residential development in Greenpoint. Located at 33 Franklin Street, the seven-story building, dubbed Franklin Court, has 80 apartments with spacious layouts, impressive amenities, and a prime spot in Greenpoint near the waterfront. New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income, or between $55,680 for a single person and $165,230 for a household of three, can apply for the apartments. Units start at $1,546/month for studios, $1,620/month for one-bedrooms, and $1,881/month for two-bedrooms.
March 26, 2024

ODA-designed Crown Heights rental with 328 apartments secures $135M in financing

The Crown Heights rental development that drew the ire of residents for replacing an Associated Supermarket is moving forward. The Hudson Companies on Monday announced it closed on $135 million in financing for the mixed-use project at 975 Nostrand Avenue, a new nine-story development with 328 apartments. As part of a deal reached in 2021, a grocery store run by the same manager of the previous store will take up about 20,000 square feet at the new building.
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March 21, 2024

Take a cherry blossom tour in NYC

Thousands of cherry blossom trees across the five boroughs have begun to sprout their vibrant petals, marking the arrival of spring in NYC. One of the best ways to experience the breathtaking flora is by embarking on a tour through one of the city's cherry blossom hot spots. Luckily, plenty of locations across the city offer tours of cherry blossoms and spring flowers, including Central Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Green-Wood Cemetery, and more.
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March 20, 2024

New block-long Boerum Hill condo to offer sun-drenched units with outdoor space, from $700K

Stretching nearly a block on Bergen Street in Boerum Hill, this new condo was designed to maximize natural sunlight. Rising seven stories between 3rd and 4th Avenues, just south of the Barclays Center, the residential project, dubbed Bergen, was designed by Mexico-based architecture studio Taller Frida Escobedo to complement the brownstone-filled neighborhood. New images and details of the development were released this week ahead of an upcoming spring sales launch.
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March 18, 2024

NYC Chinese food festival returns next month with expanded lineup

Dragon Fest, New York City’s first-ever outdoor Chinese food and culture festival, is returning next month after a successful debut last year. This year’s festival includes an expanded lineup, featuring 16 unique events hosted in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens from April 6 through October 6. Attendees can enjoy Chinese art, cultural traditions, and more than 100 varieties of Chinese food from esteemed local vendors such as Nan Xiang and MìLa.
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March 14, 2024

Coney Island opening for 2024 season

Coney Island’s beachfront amusement district, Luna Park, is set to reopen for the 2024 season next weekend. The historic amusement park will reopen on Saturday, March 23, kicking off a weekend of fun featuring its annual opening ceremonies, including the first ride and egg cream christening of its famous rollercoaster, the Coney Island Cyclone. Keeping in line with tradition, to celebrate the 97th birthday of the Cyclone, the first 97 visitors will ride the rollercoaster for free and get a free egg cream.
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March 14, 2024

Step from the glass-clad conservatory onto a magical tea porch in this $7.25M Brooklyn Heights townhouse

With its stately brick facade and charming front garden, this 19th-century townhouse at 163 State Street, asking $7,250,000, fits in perfectly among its neighbors on a historic Brooklyn Heights block. Inside, the five-bedroom home unfolds to reveal dramatic details like a light-filled parlor beneath a glass ceiling, original wide plank floors, and exposed brick and wooden beams. A stem-to-stern renovation has framed classic architectural details with a modern framework of functionality and style.
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March 7, 2024

This new $14.75M Cobble Hill townhouse looks like it’s been standing for a century

Built by its current owners in 2016, the five-story, 8,000-square-foot townhouse at 435 Henry Street occupies a corner lot in the charming brownstone neighborhood of Cobble Hill. From the outside, the newly-constructed home fits right in with its historic neighbors with its stately brick facade, two-over-two windows, and bay window detail. Designed by The Brooklyn Studio, the mansion-sized home with a private garage, yard, and roof deck puts all the modern design firepower on the inside. Asking a very 21st century $14,750,000, the seven-bedroom single-family townhouse features dramatic open spaces for entertaining and family living, light from three exposures, outdoor terraces with skyline views, a separate guest or work studio, and a garage.
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March 5, 2024

For $4.6M, this classic Park Slope limestone updates history without erasing the details

On a leafy Park Slope block, the townhouse at 351 Fourth Street embodies the neighborhood's historic elegance. Built in 1909, the restored limestone residence consists of a two-bedroom garden flat and a gracious upper duplex. Behind a charming bay window, interiors have been renovated for the 21st century with a careful hand, while preserving details like original millwork and plaster walls and moldings. Asking $4,595,000, the 20-foot-wide home offers a total of five bedrooms, a rear garden and a deck.
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March 1, 2024

Landmarked Boerum Hill townhouse owned by 90s designer Daryl K asks $6M

A stately Brooklyn townhouse owned by fashion designer Daryl Kerrigan is on the market for $6,000,000. Built in the mid-1870s, the red brick home at 324 State Street in Boerum Hill features a facade of original Italianate and Greek Revival elements so striking that the building was designated as a city landmark. The Dublin-born designer, better known as Daryl K, became a fixture of the lower Manhattan fashion scene during the 90s, designing clothes for musicians and artists and costumes for movies like “My Cousin Vinny.”
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