Brooklyn

Cool Listings, vinegar hill

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The six-unit condo building at 237 Devoe Street in Williamsburg was recently completed, and perhaps the most unique unit is this duplex that sits behind the entire double-story wall of glass. The other interesting feature is the balcony, which has a cool grassy extension. Asking $1,225,000, the 1,020-square-foot one-bedroom has 20-foot ceilings, modern finishes, and tons of storage space.

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Art, Downtown Brooklyn

willoughby square park, downtown brooklyn, willoughby park

Renderings by Hargreaves Jones, courtesy of NYCEDC

After being in the works for nearly two decades, plans to build a public park in Downtown Brooklyn with a memorial to the neighborhood’s abolitionist history are delayed once again. The Public Design Commission last week tabled a conceptual proposal from artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed after preservationists and community members during an intense public hearing criticized both the design for missing details and the city’s lack of transparency.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

It’s not rare to find townhouses or apartments in Brooklyn with old-world details like exposed brick and ceiling beams, but we can’t remember the last time we found such a home that’s quite this cozy. Located at 80 Poplar Street in Brooklyn Heights, the duplex has three fireplaces–one wood-burning, one gas, and one decorative–two bathrooms, and a private terrace. It’s asking $1,750,000.

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Brooklyn Heights, Recent Sales

Google Street View of the home at 8 Montague Terrace in 2019. Map data © 2021 Google

As was first reported by The Real Deal, billionaire Vince Viola has sold his Brooklyn Heights mansion at 8 Montague terrace for a record-setting $25.5 million, according to city property records. The sale beats out the $20.3 million penthouse in Brooklyn Heights’ Quay Tower, which sold virtually back in April. Viola, an Army veteran who founded Virtu Financial and owns the NHL Florida Panthers, bought the home with his wife Teresa in 2007 for $8 million. At the time it was a multi-family dwelling, but they converted it to a single-family home. The new buyer is not identified, and it appears to be an off-market deal.

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Cobble Hill, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Cobble Hill‘s co-op building at 121 Pacific Street was originally built in 1879 as a life preserver and ring buoy warehouse. Known as the Atlantic-Pacific Building, it was eventually converted to 46 apartments. This top-floor unit is described as a “mini-townhome,” with two floors, two bedrooms, and a 400-square-foot terrace. Asking $1,750,000, it’s also a lovely combination of original architectural details and stylish, modern updates and decor.

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Brooklyn, Marine Park

Photo by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft

Covered with bottles, ceramics, and other 1950s household items and debris, Dead Horse Bay is a treasure trove in southern Brooklyn for collectors and historians. Last August, the National Park Service closed the southern part of the refuse-filled spot after finding radioactive contamination. Now, a petition has launched urging the NPS to collect and preserve as much as the debris as possible at Dead Horse Bay ahead of its planned cleanup of the site.

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Cool Listings, Prospect Park South

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The single-family homes in Prospect Park South often offer a suburban-like living experience right in Brooklyn, and this charmer at 169 Stratford Road is no exception. Built in 1899 and listed for $2,595,000, the 2,844-square-foot house has six bedrooms, a front porch, side porch, a rear deck and lovely backyard, and even a gated driveway.

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Right across from McCarren Park in Williamsburg is the modern condominium 20 Bayard Street, notable for the fact that every unit has gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows. This three-bedroom apartment on the 10th floor is one that has a full-wall, curved window with views of the skyline, as well as a rear balcony. Add to that the abundance of plants and subtle bohemian vibe, and the 1,312-square-foot home is a serene escape, currently listed for $1,779,000.

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Crown Heights, Major Developments

960 Franklin Avenue

Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday announced his opposition to two controversial high-rise towers proposed for a Crown Heights lot across from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. As first reported by Gothamist, the mayor said the project would “harm the research and educational work carried out by one of this city’s prized cultural institutions.”

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo Credit: Compass/Michael J. Franco

Just on appearances, this Park Slope townhouse stands out, with its unique neo-Federal style. But it’s also rare for the fact that it comes with a private driveway and garage. Located at 15 Prospect Park West, the location’s not too shabby, either. The home has four bedrooms, a finished basement, a backyard, and a roof deck, and it’s asking $4,400,000.

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