Park Slope

June 12, 2020

For $1.1M, a cottage-like Park Slope co-op with a roof deck

The pitched lapboard ceilings, exposed brick, and cozy nooks make this Park Slope co-op feel like a little cottage in the sky. But when you step onto the rooftop and peer across brownstone Brooklyn, you'll be reminded that you're still in the city. Located at 16 Montgomery Place, the two-bedroom apartment has even more lovely perks, including a wood-burning fireplace, three skylights, and tons of built-ins.
See more
May 28, 2020

$2.3M Park Slope rowhouse has tranquil interiors and a party-ready backyard

This uber-charming brick rowhouse on the Park Slope/Gowanus border is pretty perfect for quarantine; it has soothing interiors to keep you calm during this stressful time, but the backyard is party-ready for those times when you need to let loose. Located at 720 Sackett Street and just listed for $2.3 million, the 19th-century home was renovated in 2017 and has three bedrooms, a gated front yard, and a finished basement.
READ MORE
May 11, 2020

Lottery opens for 300-name waitlist for apartments across Brooklyn’s brownstone belt

A lottery launched this week for placement on a 300-name waitlist for apartments at half a dozen income-restricted buildings in Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, and Park Slope. New Yorkers earning 80 and 165 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from an $850/month studio to a $2,371/month one-bedroom. Eligible applicants will be randomly selected and placed on the waitlist for future vacancies.
How to apply
March 6, 2020

$5M north Slope townhouse on Prospect Park has original woodwork and deeded parking

Though the neighborhood may be lovely and its amenities many, it's not for nothing that Park Slope is known as "no place to park Slope." This gracious 23.5-foot-wide four-story home at 559 1st Street, asking $4,995 million, is in a prime spot right on the park; even better, deeded parking is available for trade with the sale. The two-family home is being used as a single-family townhouse, but the opportunity for rental income exists if the new owner wants to change the configuration.
House tour, this way
February 4, 2020

A private sleeping nook makes this $400K Park Slope studio feel like a one-bedroom

Along the hip "main drag" in the heart of Park Slope, this charming co-op at 285 Fifth Avenue is priced like a studio, asking $400,000, but a separate internal sleeping area keeps the one-room-living blues at bay. What's more, monthly maintenance is only $290, so your monthly outlay won't overwhelm, even in this pricey, though heavenly neighborhood.
See all the angles
January 21, 2020

In Park Slope, this $500K compact co-op has a working fireplace and lots of brownstone charm

This one-bedroom, pre-war co-op at 19 7th Avenue is just one flight up from a classic north Park Slope street. Asking $499,000, it has the proper postcard charm of a lovely landmarked brownstone–working fireplace included–and it's just a few blocks from Prospect Park.
Brooklyn brownstone charm, this way
December 27, 2019

For $2.4M, a townhouse-sized classic seven overlooking Prospect Park

As one of the highly sought-after, elegant pre-war Park Slope co-ops that overlook Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza, 47 Plaza Street West was built in 1928 and designed by renowned architect Rosario Candela. Asking $2.4 million, this "classic seven" unit is one of only two that share an elevator bank. And with four bedrooms and a unique corner configuration, the gracious apartment feels like a townhouse–without all the stairs. Plus, high-floor status means gorgeous views of Grand Army Plaza and the park below.
Take the tour
November 26, 2019

The 8 best neighborhoods in NYC for holiday shopping

New York is a prime spot for holiday shopping, in large part because of big department stores like Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, designer flagships that line the Upper East Side, and whatever hell awaits you in the Disney Store in Times Square. But true New Yorkers should avoid the major shopping hubs, and instead seek gifts and other goods in some of the city’s slightly less crowded and infinitely more interesting ‘hoods, including the many holiday markets and pop-up shops found across the five boroughs. Find our favorite neighborhoods for holiday shopping this season, ahead.
See the full list
November 12, 2019

Prime Park Slope duplex with a lovely private garden asks $6,500/month

Right around the corner from Park Slope's bustling 5th Avenue, this two-bedroom duplex at 695 Degraw Street is convenient, cozy, and comes with a private, well-maintained garden. Located in a three-unit building dating back to 1899, the home still has some of its classic pre-war details alongside all of the modern conveniences that are on your list: central AC, a laundry room, and more. For the asking rent of $6,500 a month, the apartment can come partially furnished or vacant.
Look inside
October 8, 2019

My 750sqft: A marketing strategist’s passion for sustainability is on full display in her Park Slope pad

Many New Yorkers fill their apartments with second-hand goods for that vintage aesthetic or because it's affordable. But Long Island-native Natalie Skoblow thrifts because it also benefits the environment. "From the clothes in my closet to the photos on the wall, almost everything in our apartment is either locally made, thrifted, or sustainably made," Natalie told us on a recent tour of her Park Slope apartment. What began as a hobby in high school became a "full-fledged love affair" with supporting sustainable, ethical brands. From the books found on the sidewalks of her neighborhood to the antique maps of Brooklyn above the piano, Natalie and her boyfriend Jesse's apartment brings new life into old pieces. Ahead, meet Natalie, along with the couple's newly adopted puppy Ollie, and tour her apartment, which she describes as "playful, vibrant, and welcoming."
Meet Natalie and see inside
September 20, 2019

$5.9M townhouse on Prospect Park comes fully loaded with a garage, gym, sauna, & so much more

Starting with a semi-private driveway and private garage, the attractive if unassuming neo-Federal townhouse at 31 Prospect Park West, built in 1919 by Brooklyn architect W. J. McCarthy, has just about every luxury you could imagine under its roof, and 600 square feet of irrigated, landscaped terrace on the actual rooftop. Recently given a truly spare-nothing renovation by local design duo Delson or Sherman Architects, this townhouse is already blessed with a prime Park Slope location across from Prospect Park. Asking $5.895 million, the home packs perks that include a fully-stocked gym and sauna to a wet bar and dual gas and wood-burning fireplace into its 2,800+ square feet of interior space. And that's without the fountain in the backyard.
Step inside this amazing townhouse
September 16, 2019

Express service on the F train beings today

As of today, the MTA has added four express trains to the F line during morning and evening rush hours. Two F trains will run express between the Church Avenue and Jay Street-MetroTech stations, stopping only at Seventh Avenue, during the morning and evening rush hours. Additionally, two Manhattan-bound trains will run express from Church Avenue between 7 and 7:30 a.m. and two Coney Island-bound trains will run the express route between 5 and 5:40 p.m. Previously, as the Daily News reports, the F train's route was the longest in the whole subway system without an express option.
Find out more
September 12, 2019

This $3.45M Park Slope brownstone has tons of original details and sits steps from Prospect Park

Just one block away from Prospect Park West in the Park Slope Historic District, the Renaissance Revival brownstone at 495 13th Street was built around 1895 by prolific Brooklyn architect Robert Dixon. Last sold in 2015 for $3.25 million, the historic property has since undergone a restoration of many of the original wood details, including the parlor mantels and wood floors. Most recently lived in as a one-family with five bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, there's also an opportunity to utilize the income-generating rental on the garden level. The brownstone is now on the market, seeking $3.45 million.
Take a look around
September 4, 2019

$975K Park Slope co-op feels like a loft with high ceilings and a modern renovation

Located in a former milk factory that was built in 1911 and converted to co-ops in 1989, here’s a rare chance to snag a loft-like apartment in the heart of Park Slope. This two-bedroom at 270 5th Street centers around an expansive living room and features 13-foot ceilings throughout and a newly gut-renovated kitchen. It last sold in 2014 for $805,000 and is now on the market for just under the million mark—$975,000 to be exact.
Take a look inside
August 5, 2019

De Blasio secured mortgages for his Park Slope homes from bank tied to dubious deal with city

The mortgages secured by Mayor Bill de Blasio for his two Park Slope homes came from a bank linked to a firm that received millions of dollars from the city in a controversial housing deal. The Daily News reported on Monday that the founder of the bank that gave the mortgages to de Blasio is Abraham Podolsky, the brother of Jay and Stuart Podolsky, whose firm sold 17 buildings to the city for $173 million earlier this year. Critics have questioned the deal with the Podolsky brothers, who are known for owning poorly maintained properties, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer called on City Hall to release the deal's appraisals.
Get the details
June 7, 2019

Six fireplaces, stunning woodwork, and a steam room at this historic Park Slope home, now asking $3.99M

The gracious four-story brownstone at 228 Garfield Place—part of the Park Slope Historic District—has been impeccably maintained and boasts many original architectural details, including six fireplaces, pocket doors, inlaid wood floors, wood shutters, and stained-glass transoms. The longtime owners also updated the residence with some modern, wonderfully decadent creature comforts, like a steam room in the master suite. The property was first listed in January for $4.495 million and has received a couple of price chops over the months before settling on its current asking price of $3.995 million.
Get the full tour
June 3, 2019

This $1.8M two-bedroom in the Ansonia clock factory is a loft lover’s South Slope dream

The Ansonia Court loft building at 420 12th Street, formerly a clock factory in Brooklyn's south Park Slope, has something of a cult following. Known for its European-style interior courtyard and rustic industrial-era interior architecture, the apartments within tend to be spacious, spare and cozy. Asking $1.775 million, this two-bedroom home is no exception.
Get a closer look
June 3, 2019

$1.1M Park Slope co-op with a private terrace charms inside and out

Just one block away from Prospect Park, this sunny two-bedroom co-op at 50 7th Avenue in Park Slope comes with a terrace that “allows you to enjoy a vast outdoor space without the compromises of a garden level unit,” as the listing notes. The apartment charms on the inside as well, where high ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and other pre-war details bring warmth and character, while a recent renovation adds modern comfort. The unit is now listed for $1.1 million.
Peek inside
May 20, 2019

This $6M Park Slope mansion is as stunning inside as it is outside, from finished basement to green roof

Just around the corner from Prospect Park at 60 Montgomery Place, this historic two-family  head-turner of a townhouse is in good company, but four stories of preserved and perfectly renovated interiors and a few surprises set it apart from its elegant Park Slope neighbors. In addition to a finished basement, plaster walls, central air and a private garden, this distinctive home, asking $5.995 million, is crowned by a green roof with park views.
Tour the many floors of this gorgeous home
May 16, 2019

$1.9M Park Slope co-op has a lush roof terrace with views of nearby Prospect Park

Since it last sold in 2013 for $1,120,000, this top-floor co-op at 437 2nd Street in Park Slope has undergone a complete renovation and now it’s back on the market seeking $1,895,000. With new floors throughout and elegant finishes in the kitchen and bathrooms, the best part of this three-bedroom home may be the stunning roof terrace landscaped by Future Green Studio. With plenty to love both indoors and out, its proximity to Prospect Park—just two blocks away—is, as the listing puts it, “just the cherry on top.”
Peek inside
May 15, 2019

Former carriage house in Park Slope boasts a glass-enclosed courtyard for $4M

A storied past led this Park Slope residence to its current incarnation as a townhouse with more of a loft feel. Originally a carriage house built in 1895, it was used as a car garage during the early 20th century, then it was a repair shop for boat engines, and later a sculptor’s studio. When the current owners—both architects—got their hands on the property, they transformed it into a two-story residence with an interior courtyard, a roof terrace, and a one-car garage. The three-bedroom home at 331 4th Street is currently listed for $3,985,000.
Get the tour
May 3, 2019

$1.6M Park Slope duplex has a unique layout and a great back patio

This flexible duplex at 246 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope feels more like a townhouse with its wood-burning fireplace and a dreamy outdoor space that's perfect as both your quiet retreat and the venue for your next party. Currently being used as a three bedroom, the residence features charming material details—there’s both white-washed and exposed brick—and some cool layout features, including a private lofted area in one of the bedrooms. The unique listing is fresh on the market for $1.595 million.
Get the full tour
May 1, 2019

$735K Park Slope co-op is light, bright, and brimming with rustic chic

This Park Slope co-op at 135 Garfield Place, asking $735,000, will definitely appeal to lovers of exposed brick and rustic chic. It's been freshly renovated with the latest in attractive materials and calming shades of pale. While the home has plenty of charm and modern conveniences like split-system AC and a top-of-the-line kitchen, the bedroom is only seven feet wide and the only closets are in the apartment's entryway. A lovely common roof deck looks great for warm weather, and Prospect Park is mere blocks away.
Get a closer look
April 30, 2019

There’s a rustic writer’s cabin hiding behind this $2.3M Park Slope house

On a quiet, tree-lined South Slope block, this whimsically color-blocked wood-sided house at 317 12th Street was built in 1871. The legal two-family dwelling is currently configured as a five-bedroom single family home, but there's potential for rental income. Comprised of three stories plus a sweet bedroom/playroom that spans the entire attic, the house, asking $2.299 million, has original details like marble mantles, tin ceilings, and parquet floors, plus a verdant back yard with a surprise addition.
See more, this way
April 19, 2019

Live in a charming Park Slope co-op one block from Prospect Park for just $695K

Listing images by Shannon Dupree; courtesy of Compass On the top floor of a brownstone at 111 Eighth Avenue in Park Slope and just one block away from Prospect Park, this one-bedroom co-op offers quintessential Brooklyn living for just $695,000. While a fifth-floor walk-up isn’t ideal, if you don’t mind the effort you’ll be rewarded with a cozy home filled with pre-war details, multiple built-ins, and lots of warm western light. The unit last sold in 2013 for $415,000.
Take a look inside
April 12, 2019

For $749K this Park Slope parlor co-op is an historic brownstone dream, outdoor space included

If you're dreaming of a Park Slope brownstone but don't have the required millions to spend, this one-bedroom co-op at 420 4th Street just a few blocks from Prospect Park asking $749,000 might be the answer. The parlor-floor home has 11-foot ceilings, pocket doors, stained-glass transom windows, a working wood-burning fireplace and even a private deck set in the neighborhood's verdant collection of back gardens.
Take a look inside