Boerum Hill

December 19, 2023

After 20 years, Pacific Park faces foreclosure and an uncertain future

As the massive Brooklyn megadevelopment once known as Atlantic Yards reaches its 20th anniversary, news of the project's progress has been scarce. But recent changes affecting the development anchored by Barclays Center may put the 22-acre site–now known as Pacific Park–back in the spotlight. As The Real Deal reported in a wrap-up of its progress over the past two decades, current developer Greenland USA has defaulted on nearly $350 million in loans attached to the project's second phase. With foreclosure imminent, an auction, scheduled for next month, may mean a new developer will be responsible for fulfilling crucial affordable housing agreements and inherit penalties for unbuilt units.
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November 29, 2023

Lottery opens for 36 mixed-income apartments in Park Slope, from $834/month

Applications are now being accepted for 36 mixed-income units at a new residential development in Park Slope. Located at 375 Dean Street, the building, dubbed "Signum," rises 17 stories and contains 143 luxury residences. New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 60, 100, and 130 percent of the area median income, or between $31,543 for a single person and $165,230 for a household of three, can apply for the apartments, priced from $834/month for studios to $2,852/month for two-bedroom units.
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August 28, 2023

100 percent affordable housing to replace two Boerum Hill parking lots

New York City is moving forward with a development plan that will bring hundreds of new affordable apartments to a bustling part of Brooklyn. The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development last week began community outreach for two 100 percent affordable developments on city-owned parking lots in Boerum Hill. The sites, located at 153 Nevins Street and 108-114 Third Avenue, will include 125 new apartments for families and seniors.
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June 1, 2023

This $8M Boerum Hill home was an abandoned Navy boarding house before a total designer renovation

This 1920 Federal-style brick townhouse at 82 Dean Street in Boerum Hill was, in a former life, a boarding house for World War II Navy veterans. After being left vacant for half a decade, the building was stripped bare and brought back to life by a couple in search of a blank slate, according to a Curbed account of the multi-year renovation that yielded a designer home courtesy of the design firm Ashe + Leandro and Mercer Street Restoration. Asking $7,999,000, the home's interiors balance stunning design with comfort and ease of living; the renovation raised the ceilings and added an entire floor, a roof deck, a newly painted stucco facade, a custom bluestone stoop, and all-new windows.
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March 20, 2023

Live large indoors or out at this $1.8M Boerum Hill condo with a two-level deck and bedroom balcony

If you crave outdoor space with your city living, this two-bedroom Boerum Hill condo at 52 Third Avenue is a triple threat. Asking $1,795,000, this top-floor apartment has three separate decked terraces ready to become a multi-level garden paradise–or party space–complete with skyline views. You don't have to sacrifice indoor living, either, with 1,000 square feet of interior space.
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December 8, 2022

City Council approves Boerum Hill rezoning that will create 450 affordable housing units

The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to approve the rezoning of nearly an entire block in Boerum Hill that will make way for 450 new housing units, roughly 50 percent of which will be fully affordable. The rezoning includes a stretch of Nevins Street to Bond Street between Wyckoff Street and Bergen Street, the last manufacturing block in Boerum Hill.
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November 16, 2022

Here are NYC’s best holiday markets and pop-up shops of 2022

FAD Holiday Market The holiday season has arrived in New York City, and with it comes the dozens of festive winter shops that offer unique gifts and locally-made goods for New Yorkers and their loved ones. Ahead, discover the city's best holiday markets and pop-up shops, from the long-revered markets at Union Square and Bryant Park to newcomers like the Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market.
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August 5, 2022

$3.3M Gowanus penthouse has five private outdoor spaces

In New York City, having access to one private outdoor space is enviable enough. This three-bedroom Brooklyn penthouse boasts five separate outdoor spaces. Located at 450 Warren Street in Gowanus, "Penthouse B" has a minimalist sleek aesthetic that complements the unit's four open exposures, floor-to-ceiling windows, and 10-foot ceilings. Asking $3,295,000, the home, much like the rest of the newly constructed building, seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor living.
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June 16, 2021

Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a beautiful bar stand out at this $995K Boerum Hill co-op

This one-bedroom Boerum Hill co-op is full of custom additions that stand out. There's the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that line the living room, the large built-in bar made from reclaimed pinewood, and the lofted mezzanine, to name a few. Located at 423 Atlantic Avenue, the loft is on the market for $995,000.
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April 26, 2021

$8.5M Boerum Hill townhouse has a retractable roof, wine cellar, and glass elevator

This state-of-the-art townhouse in Boerum Hill was built in 1910, but a 2018 overhaul reimagined it as a contemporary, light-filled, and tech-focused home. Located at 150 Bergen Street and asking $8,495,000, the townhouse has five bedrooms and a studio apartment, as well as fun additions like a glass elevator, wine cellar, home gym with a cedar-paneled sauna, and a roof deck with a motorized skybox.
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December 2, 2020

Recently ‘gutted and studded’, this historic beauty in Boerum Hill is asking $3.25M

Situated in the heart of the Boerum Hill Historic District, this brick townhouse at 122 Bond Street was built in 1852 but was recently renovated to include the best in modern living. At the price of $3,250,000, the single-family home provides 2,340 square feet of living space including three bedrooms and a full finished basement. There's also a lovely rear garden that rounds out this perfect family residence.
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August 4, 2020

$1.5M Boerum Hill beauty has a backyard sanctuary and barnyard-chic interiors

This duplex at 50 3rd Avenue in Boerum Hill definitely looks like it could've been designed by Chip and Joanna Gaines. Though we're pretty sure they didn't travel to Brooklyn to design this two-bedroom condo, it has plenty of their famous "modern farmhouse" design elements, most notably reclaimed wood on the walls and ceiling. The aesthetic is carried over to the backyard, where twinkly lights and climbing vines set the stage for a true outdoor oasis. The apartment has just listed for $1,474,000.
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July 16, 2020

$5.9M Boerum Hill townhouse has a garden-level apartment and loads of light

There's a lot to love about this $5.9 million Boerum Hill townhouse. The four-floor owner's residence has five bedrooms, including a top-floor master suite with an entire ceiling of skylights. It also has a convenient deck off the kitchen. But what makes this such a great investment is the garden-level, income-generating rental apartment. It's a one-bedroom unit, but it opens directly to the lovely backyard.
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May 29, 2020

23 chances to live in a new Boerum Hill building, from $1,262/month

A housing lottery launched on Friday for 23 middle-income apartments in one of Brookyn's most bustling and transit-friendly neighborhoods, Boerum Hill. Located at 346 Bergen Street, the six-story rental sits two blocks from the Atlantic Avenue Terminal, which holds the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, and Long Island Rail Road trains. New Yorkers earning 70 or 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $1,262/month one-bedroom to a $2,803/month two-bedroom.
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March 12, 2020

The outdoor kitchen and garden at this $1.9M Boerum Hill condo make for a true urban oasis

This two-bedroom-plus-office condo at 440 Atlantic Avenue, asking 1.85 million, offers the promise of tranquility and outdoor living in Brooklyn's bustling Boerum Hill. Situated at the back of the building with no adjoining neighbors is a private outdoor oasis complete with verdant landscaping and an outdoor kitchen.
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November 21, 2019

This classic Boerum Hill Italianate brownstone checks all of the boxes for $5M

At 20 feet wide, renovated in 2016 and complete with options for rental income and indoor-outdoor entertaining, the four-story townhouse at 355 Pacific Street is offering all the benefits of brownstone living in a pretty package. Built in 1869, this quintessential row house–it was featured on the 2016 Boerum Hill House and Garden Tour–on a postcard-perfect landmarked Boerum Hill block is asking $4,999 million. Inside are lots of original details and 21st-century amenities–including many wine fridges. There's also that covetable Brooklyn bonus of a backyard complete with mood lighting and a fire pit.
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November 7, 2019

$6.2M Boerum Hill townhouse corners the market on luxury, from the roof deck to the wine cellar

This late 19th-century Italianate brownstone has the good fortune of occupying a corner lot at 471 State Street in Boerum Hill. That means the four-story, single-family home is filled with light all year 'round from northern, southern, and eastern exposures. Currently asking $6.195 million, the 20-foot-by-50-foot residence sits on a 100-foot-deep lot, with 14 rooms–including four bedrooms–within; those rooms are filled with as many pristine historic details, state-of-the-art contemporary finishes, and high-tech comforts as it's possible to put under one smart-looking ebony-corniced roof.
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July 12, 2019

Boerum Hill residents sue to undo 80 Flatbush rezoning as tower plans advance

Nearly a year after the New York City Council voted to approve 80 Flatbush, a five-building mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn, a group of Boerum Hill residents has mounted a court battle to halt the rise of tall buildings on the site and roll back the rezoning that allows them. As the Brooklyn Eagle reports, the 400 & 500 State Street Block Association, comprised mainly of residents who live in the neighborhood's sprinkling of low-rise brownstones, have filed a lawsuit seeking the annulment of the 2018 zoning changes that gave the green light to an 840-foot skyscraper, a 510-foot tower, 670 market-rate apartments and 200 affordable units, two public schools and office and retail space on the property, which is bounded by State Street, Third Avenue, Schermerhorn Street and Flatbush Avenue.
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April 26, 2019

Charming pre-Civil War Boerum Hill house asks $3.2M

Though not quite as old as this wooden West Village townhouse, this four-story wood-frame house at 446 State Street in Boerum Hill dates back to the 1840s. The home has been lovingly preserved by generations of residents and still maintains many of its original features including a portico, wood pocket shutters, hardwood floors throughout, and a fireplace. The unique property is now on the market for $3.2 million.
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March 26, 2019

$3.2M Boerum Hill townhouse has location and space covered, with charm to spare

On a pretty Boerum Hill, Brooklyn block, near what seems like just about everything, this classic four-story brick townhouse, asking $3.195 million, offers plenty of space and a charming back yard, no renovation required. All the brownstone living boxes are checked: front and back garden, stoop, original details, fireplaces, lots of closets.
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October 31, 2018

A big brick fireplace warms up this $900K Boerum Hill apartment

This duplex condo up for sale at 384 Warren Street, in Boerum Hill, easily stands out with its beautiful living room fireplace. It's a still-working, wood-burning brick fireplace that's going to be perfectly cozy as winter approaches. Other than that, the apartment has a host of other perks. High ceilings make the pad feel spacious, a small deck offers a nice hang-out spot in warmer months, and a skylight brightens the space. It just sold last year for $830,000, and now it's back on the market with a price bump to $900,000.
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October 22, 2018

Contemporary ‘upside down’ townhouse in Boerum Hill asks $1.6M

Located in the quintessentially Brooklyn neighborhood of Boerum Hill, this contemporary-design carriage house is a dramatic example of loft-meets-townhouse on a landmarked block. Seeking $1.649 million, the home at 139 Bond Street offers modern perks that you'd expect in a new apartment, such as split-system A/C and a washer-dryer, with the added bonus of multi-level townhouse living and a gorgeous roof deck
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July 25, 2018

Men of steel: How Brooklyn’s Native American ironworkers built New York

The Empire State Building. The George Washington Bridge. The United Nations. The Woolworth Building. 30 Rock. The Seagram Building. Lincoln Center. The Waldorf Astoria. Virtually all of New York’s most iconic structures were raised in part by Mohawk Native American ironworkers. Since 1916, when Mohawk men made their way to New York to work on the Hell Gate Bridge, ironworkers from two Native communities, Akwesasne (which straddles Ontario, Quebec, and New York State) and Kahnawake (near Montreal), have been “walking iron” across the city.
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June 26, 2018

New Historic District more than doubles the landmarked buildings in Boerum Hill

In a vote today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Boerum Hill Historic District Extension. The 288-building district is split into three distinct sections, all adjacent to the existing 250-building Boerum Hill Historic District that was designated in 1973. According to an LPC press release, the extension "represents the diverse cultural and economic history of Boerum Hill, as well as its largely intact 19th-century architecture." It's mostly residential blocks, made up of late 19th-century brownstone and brick townhouses, along with a block-and-a-half commercial stretch of Atlantic Avenue.
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May 15, 2018

The buzz on Boerum Hill: How an iconic Brooklyn neighborhood blends old and new

Shelly Place, an agent with Triplemint, describes Boerum Hill as “the perfect blend of old and new. Geographically, it is smack dab in the middle of Brooklyn, convenient to downtown [Manhattan], and close enough without being in the middle of the hustle and bustle. You can go days or weeks without ever leaving Boerum Hill but, if you want, you have the rest Brooklyn right there.” Known for tree-lined streets filled with historic brownstones, Boerum Hill is one of those unique neighborhoods that has successfully blended past and present in a way few communities have been able to. There are a ton of great restaurants and creative cocktail lounges and independent specialty stores alongside the big brands, like Apple, Whole Foods’ 365, and Lululemon, lining Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue. And with a slew of new contextual developments springing up, it's time to turn your attention to the buzz on Boerum Hill.
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