Bay Ridge

January 16, 2024

$450K Bay Ridge co-op has a beach house vibe in a waterfront neighborhood

Located in the waterfront neighborhood of Bay Ridge, surrounded by parks, Verazzano Bridge views and a convenient ferry landing, this two-bedroom, two-bath co-op at 191 73rd Street is filled with laid-back, beachy details not often found in a city apartment. With plenty of light and space and recently renovated interiors, this 800-square-foot home is asking $450,000.
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September 19, 2023

Famous Bay Ridge Gingerbread House is on the market again, asking $8.75M

This one-of-a-kind dwelling at 8200 Narrows Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is anything but cookie-cutter basic. Known as the Gingerbread House, this cute-enough-to-eat Hobbit-esque home is an American Arts and Crafts-style design by architect James Sarsfield Kennedy. Built for shipping mogul Howard Jones in 1918, the home was described as "the most magnificent residence in all of New York City." According to Brownstoner, the home was last listed in 2017 for $9 million. It's currently asking $8,750,000.
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September 14, 2023

Townhouse living in Bay Ridge with a deck and a country-sized backyard for $1.2M

The barrel-fronted townhouse at 644 76th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, may not be a mansion, but with intact pre-war details, two-family potential, and a front and backyard, the $1,200,000 ask makes it a charming condo alternative. The 20-foot-wide, four-bedroom home boasts original inlaid hardwood floors, high coffered ceilings, bay windows, pocket doors, fretwork, moldings, and colorful stained glass.
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May 23, 2023

California dreamin’ in a unique Bay Ridge townhouse for $1.3M

This chic single-family townhouse may be in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, but the semi-detached home at 356 94th Street has a decidedly laid-back Cali vibe that's evident the moment its sky-blue-painted brick facade comes into view. The home's modern casement windows let the sunshine in and provide a preview of the considered and livable design within. Asking $1,279,000, the home spans three levels and includes a finished basement, a driveway, and a garage.
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July 28, 2021

$5.5M Arts & Crafts home in Bay Ridge has modern period interiors and a magical backyard

It's always fun to see the big, suburban homes of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with their varying architectural styles. This six-bedroom Arts & Crafts beauty is on the market for $5.5 million, and it's certainly something different. Inside, a recent renovation restored period details from its construction in 1910 like coffered ceilings, marquetry floors, and built-ins, while adding modern takes on the style like barrel-vaulted ceilings and a wine cellar. Outside, the property feels like a magical garden, with a pool, waterfall, and fire pit.
July 19, 2021

For $1.25M, an attached house in Bay Ridge with sunny interiors and a lush backyard

In Manhattan (or many parts of Brooklyn for that matter), a three-bedroom townhouse would cost you at least three times the asking price of this home. But in still relatively affordable Bay Ridge, $1,250,000 goes quite a long way. This attached brick beauty was recently renovated and has airy, restored interiors, a finished basement, and a beautiful backyard that has a deck, patio, and garden.
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June 17, 2021

Beautiful Bay Ridge townhouse has 3 bedrooms, a 2-car garage, and a sun porch for $1.25M

Over in Manhattan, $1,250,000 would probably get you a standard one-bedroom apartment. But in Bay Ridge, that listing price is for an entire corner-lot townhouse, with three bedrooms, a detached two-car garage, a sunroom, and a backyard patio and garden--not to mention the beautiful interiors and cheerful decor.
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February 7, 2020

Loft living comes to Bay Ridge in this $939K two-bedroom

The facade of the new-construction condo building at 9907 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with its red brick and arched factory windows, could just as easily be in Dumbo. The loft aesthetic (minus the double-height ceilings and actual factory pedigree) carries through to the interior of this $939,000 third-floor home just a block from Shore Road and Parkway and New York Harbor. The 12-unit building was designed by Elizabeth McDonald, who, according to the listing, is known for her modern aesthetic and high-end interiors in Tribeca. The two-bedroom unit has an elevator landing that opens right into the open-plan living space, a designer kitchen, Siberian oak floors, and nine-foot ceilings.
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January 23, 2020

MTA considers restoring passenger service to freight line between Bay Ridge and Ridgewood

Since the 1990s, the Regional Plan Association has been advocating for the restoration of passenger service to a rail line known as the Bay Ridge Branch that runs from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to Astoria, Queens and is now used as a freight line. The MTA has announced that it will begin a feasibility study to "evaluate the potential for subway, commuter rail, light rail or bus service" along the line, which the agency notes would create the potential for reverse commuting and connect to 19 subway lines and the LIRR. In October, the RPA's Kate Slevin explained to NY1, "We don't have unlimited resources here in New York City, as we know, so the fact that we already have tracks there, that are underutilized, really means a lot."
January 8, 2020

For just $250K, the buyer of this chic Bay Ridge studio gets a parkside location and a Verrazano view

Tucked into a verdant strip of southwest Brooklyn overlooking Shore Road Park, a block from New York Harbor with stunning vistas of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from the street, this compact studio at 9902 Third Avenue is asking a relatively reasonably $250,000. In addition to bridge views, the Bay Ridge/Hamilton Parkway street is lined with pre-war co-ops and quaint two-story free-standing homes.
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October 30, 2019

This $4M Bay Ridge home has a garage, a guest studio, a medical office, a mudroom and a sun porch

If you're a doctor, dentist or therapist, this Federal-style Bay Ridge home at 7600 Ridge Boulevard, asking $3.95 million, could make your daily commute a whole lot shorter, as the house is anchored by a medical professional's office at ground level. Even if there's no doctor in your house, there's income to be made on the space–along with the self-contained guest suite over the home's two-car garage. And you've still got a 6,000-square-foot Brooklyn mansion on a corner lot loaded with lovely decorative details and plenty of possibilities for living.
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September 27, 2019

Get to know Bay Ridge in the Urban Archive scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt can be a great way to get to know a new neighborhood–or discover things about its history that you might never have learned. Join Urban Archive, the Historic Districts Council, and the New York City Department of Records for a scavenger hunt using the Urban Archive app in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on Sunday, October 6th.
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June 25, 2019

LPC designates Bay Ridge’s first historic district

Bay Ridge has gained its first historic district. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted on Tuesday to landmark an area in the Brooklyn neighborhood along Bay Ridge Parkway between 4th and 5th Avenues. Dubbed Doctors' Row due to its historic and current demographics, the district consists of one block of 54 architecturally consistent row houses. LPC Chair Sarah Carroll said after surveying Bay Ridge, the commission found that this particular block "really does stand out in the neighborhood in terms of high-quality architecture and consistency."
A first for Bay Ridge
May 14, 2019

Bay Ridge’s first historic district moves one step closer to landmark designation

Bay Ridge residents and elected officials voiced their support for the neighborhood's first historic district during a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing Tuesday. The commission voted in March to calendar the proposed Brooklyn district, known as the Bay Ridge Parkway Doctors’ Row Historic District. Comprised of 54 architecturally consistent row houses along Bay Ridge Parkway between 4th and 5th Avenues, the district includes a row of limestone-fronted houses–referred to as Doctors’ Row based on both its historic and current residential demographics. This block reflects the neighborhood’s growth from a suburban resort community to an urban neighborhood ahead of the opening of the 4th Avenue Subway line in the early 20th century.
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March 26, 2019

Bay Ridge historic district to be considered for landmark status

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted today to calendar the Bay Ridge Parkway Doctors' Row Historic District in the first formal step toward designation. The proposed district is comprised of 54 architecturally consistent row houses along Bay Ridge Parkway between 4th and 5th Avenues in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood. The row of limestone-fronted houses–referred to as Doctors' Row based on both its historic and current residential demographics–is a distinguished example of the neighborhood's growth from a suburban resort community to an urban neighborhood ahead of the 4th Avenue Subway line in the early 20th century.
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October 3, 2018

With coffered ceilings, skylights, and a backyard, this Bay Ridge home is asking $1.4M

A four-bedroom Bay Ridge home hit the market this week for $1.35 million. The chic row house at 229 87th Street perfectly blends old and new, mixing pre-war styles with modern upgrades. The coffered ceilings, skylights, restored hardware floors, batten paneling, and original built-in cabinets are enough to make any New Yorker seriously consider moving to the South Brooklyn neighborhood. The less-dense area often allows homes to have real backyards, and this property, which also comes with a spacious deck, is no exception.
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September 4, 2018

Our 1,100sqft: A move to the Bay Ridge waterfront gave this couple serenity and space

Bay Ridge may not be on your list of top Brooklyn 'nabes, and that's exactly why it's such a peaceful enclave for those in the know. After living in a cramped West Village apartment, Daniel Saponaro and Kyle Hutchison set four must-haves in a new place to live--a bright and spacious home, green streets, proximity to transit, and great nearby restaurants. They found all of this and more in a beautiful pre-war apartment building on Bay Ridge's waterfront Shore Road. When they rented their 1,000-square-foot home in 2008, the couple always had a renovation in their back of their minds, and two years ago, when they were given the opportunity to purchase, these makeover dreams became a reality. Daniel, a fashion designer and women's clothing company owner, knew that it would take some work to sell his husband, a VP at a higher education consulting firm, on some of his remodeling ideas, from knocking down walls to coming up with creative ways to display their contemporary art and pottery collections. With the help of online decorating service Modsy, Daniel and Kyle created their perfect slice of serenity and learned a bit about their styles on the way. Ahead, hear more about the process and take a tour of this fun and functional home.
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August 30, 2018

For $1.5M, this Bay Ridge colonial offers suburban living without giving up the subway

If there was ever a time to invest in Bay Ridge, now is it. The charming suburban neighborhood in the southwest corner of Brooklyn has always been served by the R train, but as of last year, it's also accessible via the NYC Ferry's South Brooklyn line. And average sales prices in the area rose 10 percent from 2016 to 2017. Take this charming colonial home at 150 78th Street, for example. It last sold in 2013 for $900,000, and it's now asking $1.5 million. Not only does the three-bedroom, freestanding house have a real backyard and detached garage, but it's just two blocks from the beautiful Shore Road Park and Narrows Botanical Garden and the quickly-expanding list of restaurants on Third Avenue.
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November 28, 2017

In Bay Ridge, you can own Tony Manero’s house from ‘Saturday Night Fever’ for $2.5M

This 1920s home on a tranquil Bay Ridge street looks innocuous enough from the outside, but its claim to fame is something it has in common with the neighborhood itself, and about which residents have an uneasy pride: The house had a star turn as main character Tony Manero's family home in the decade-defining "Saturday Night Fever." But the house at 221 79th Street was renovated in 2005, and there's not a disco ball to be found (though there is a Jacuzzi). And the family-sized home with a deck and a driveway is asking a very un-disco-era $2.498 million.
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October 17, 2017

Bay Ridge Avenue R subway stop reopens with a modernized station

The Bay Ridge Avenue train station that was once a dark and dreary stop along the R line has completed its six-month renovations, the MTA announced Friday. The 102-year-old station was closed in April so the agency could bring it into the modern age with countdown clocks at all three entrances, Wi-Fi, digital displays, USB ports […]

August 16, 2017

Two plaques honoring Robert E. Lee in Brooklyn will be removed

Following the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend, officials announced Tuesday that two plaques honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee outside of a Brooklyn church would be taken down. The plaques, tacked to a maple tree, belonged to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton, although the church has been closed since 2014. As Newsday reported, the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island owns the church and will sell it.
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August 8, 2017

U.S. Army won’t remove Confederate street names in Brooklyn

Despite a push from advocates and politicians, the United States Army decided to keep the names of two streets in Brooklyn that honor Confederate generals. The streets, General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive, can be found in Fort Hamilton, the city’s last remaining active military base. Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, along with U.S. Reps Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez and Hakeem Jeffries, had written to the Army in June asking them to consider changing the street names. As the Daily News reported, the Army said the names will stay because they remain an “inextricable part of our military history.”
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July 11, 2017

Hip loft with vaulted ceilings and a private roof deck asks $485K in Bay Ridge

The neighborhood of Bay Ridge, in southern Brooklyn, isn't exactly known for cool loft spaces. But this 850-square-foot, two-bedroom pad, at the cooperative 307 72nd Street, might be mistaken for being in Williamsburg. It has high vaulted ceilings with skylights, multiple exposures, exposed brick, and a lofted home office. A large private roof deck is the icing on the cake. And it's definitely cheaper than any two-bedroom in Williamsburg: while the apartment was last listed for $359,000 in 2012, it is now asking $485,000.
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June 20, 2017

Politicians push for Brooklyn’s General Lee Avenue to be renamed

When four Confederate statues were removed in New Orleans last month, many sided with Mayor Mitch Landrieu's plan, but others felt it was an attempt to erase history. Nevertheless, the monuments all came down, prompting national elected officials to take notice--even here in NYC. As 6sqft previously explained, there exists a General Lee Avenue and a Stonewall Jackson Drive in Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton, the city's last remaining active-duty military base, and a group of local politicians has sent a letter to Army Secretary Robert Speer asking that they both be renamed, with Colin Powell and Harriet Tubman suggested as possible replacements (h/t Gothamist).
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May 19, 2017

$1.6M limestone rowhouse in Bay Ridge is filled with original details

We may not think first of Bay Ridge when we think of barrel-fronted attached limestone row houses lining sun-dappled city blocks. But they do exist, and this one at 456 74th Street asking $1.575 million is a fine example. This turn-of-the-century townhouse is filled with meticulously restored original details like 10-foot ceilings, oak parquet floors with detailed inlaid borders, pocket doors and fluted oak columns while offering a modern kitchen and bath, basement family room and plenty of play space indoors and out.
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April 12, 2017

Astoria, Morningside Heights and Bay Ridge have highest turnover of rent-stabilized apartments

Scoring a rent-stabilized apartment is a big win in New York City, as these regulated pads usually offer rent at below-market rates and provide tenants more protections against landlords. While more than 925,000 rent-stabilized apartments still exist in the city, these units turn over at a faster rate in certain neighborhoods than others, and their availability continues to dwindle (h/t WYNC). According to a new report by the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO), the neighborhoods of Astoria, Morningside Heights and Bay Ridge all have high concentrations of rent-regulated housing built prior to 1974 and therefore, higher rates of turnover compared to other parts of the city.
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February 9, 2017

$399K for an adorable Bay Ridge co-op with plenty of potential and space to spare

We sometimes see a floor plan that makes this much sense, but not often. This window-wrapped Bay Ridge apartment at 6665 Colonial Road currently has one bedroom, but the potential for another–or even two more–is immediately evident. The flow of space through the home makes important spaces like the kitchen and bath easy to get to from everywhere, while keeping private space private. The home's interiors are sunny and cozy without being cramped. And $399,000 isn't a number you see too often in New York City, even in well-kept secret Bay Ridge.
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