Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, June 23, 2018

Images (L to R): New York By Gehry, The Pointe, The Addition and Jackson Park

  • Renting in New York’s Tallest Apartment Building, New York by Gehry [link]
  • Live at The Maya from $1,795/Month; No Fee Rentals in Jamaica Estates [link]
  • The Pointe Debuts in Rego Park with 1 Month Free; New Rentals from $1,962/Month [link]
  • No Fee, Oversized Rentals at StuyTown Offer WiFi/Cable Free for 1 Year [link]
  • Long Island City Rental Building ‘The Addition’ Debuts with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Williamsburg Rental ‘House No. 94’ Now Leasing with 2 Months Free [link]
  • Amenities Galore at Jackson Park, Shimmering LIC Rentals from $2,372/Month [link]


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affordable housing, Bed Stuy, housing lotteries

Photo via CityRealty

Act quickly: Just two one-bedroom apartments are available at a new rental building in Brookyln’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood. The rental at 88 Hart Street sits between Marcy and Tompkins Avenues and only a few blocks from the Kosciuszko Pool and the Herbert Von King Park, a historic green space designed by Frederick Law Olmsted that also has a cultural arts center. Plus, the building includes a laundry room. New Yorkers who earn 60 percent of the area median income, or between $33,772 and $50,100 annually, can apply for the affordable $985/month one-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify

affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Looking west down South 4th Street with Pies n’ Thighs on the corner, via *Bitch Cakes*/Flickr

If you’re a fan of Williamsburg’s food scene (what good New Yorker isn’t?) and earn between $31,646 and $50,100 annually, you may want to apply for one of two affordable apartments up for grabs at the new boutique rental 94 South 4th Street. For just $923 a month you’ll get a one-bedroom unit right near hot spots like Pies n’ Thighs, La Superior, Sunday in Brooklyn, Maison Premiere, and The Woods.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

359 bergan street, elizabeth roberts, park slope, cool listings, townhouses

6sqft covered the stunning traditional-yet-modern design found in this Park Slope Italianate beauty at 359 Bergen Street nearly three years ago; a gut renovation by townhouse titan Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design brought custom architectural detailing with the designer’s signature cool, clean backdrop and sophisticated, functional accents–and now it’s for sale, asking $4 million. The 13-room house is set up as a two-family home, with a two-bedroom income-producing garden apartment and three floors above for the owners.

Brownstone envy, this way

Cool Listings, DUMBO

50 Bridge Street, cool listings, lofts, dumbo, outdoor spaces

This classic industrial Dumbo loft at 50 Bridge Street is already ahead of the rental pack by being an extra-large one-bedroom, two-bath apartment that spans three levels. It has the prerequisite high ceilings and exposed beams plus a working fireplace, central A/C and large south-facing windows. It’s asking $6,900 a month, which seems a bit steep (even with a swing in the middle of the living room), until you discover the massive private roof deck with all the summertime fun necessities including a hot tub, a cabana and more.

Let’s take a closer look

Cool Listings, Williamsburg

This recently renovated late-1800s Williamsburg rowhouse’s future is so bright, you have to wear shades. Asking $2,899,000, natural light floods every room of this house and, best of all, it has an actual swimming pool in the backyard. And, if an owner needs more space, the house comes with unused air rights that could almost double it in size.

Get a look at the whole place

affordable housing, Brooklyn, Flatbush, housing lotteries

Via NYC HPD

An eight-story affordable rental building in Flatbush is offering up seven three-bedroom apartments for just $1,279/month. Located at 1345 Rogers Avenue, just a short walk from Brooklyn College, Crystal Towers contains 91,100 square feet of residential space with a total of 123 apartments. Residents will have access to amenities like an on-site super, a rear garden, bike storage and on-site laundry.  Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the seven $1,279/month three-bedroom apartments.

Find out if you qualify

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, June 16, 2018

Images (L to R): EVGB, 19 Dutch, The Alexander and The Lawrence

  • Rent at 19 Dutch, FiDi’s New “Culturally-Inspired” Skyscraper with Early-Bird Bargains [link]
  • Extell’s East Village Rental, EVGB at 510 East 14th Street, Already 50% Leased – See Remaining Listings [link]
  • Beachfront Living at The Tides at Arverne by the Sea – Now Leasing from $1,775/Month [link]
  • Glassworks Bushwick: Get to Know Brooklyn’s New Rental at 336 Himrod Street [link]
  • Brooklyn Waterfront Living at its Finest; Williamsburg’s 420 Kent is Now Renting [link]
  • One of the World’s Most Iconic Skyscrapers: Leases at 70 Pine Street Offer 2 Months Free [link]
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens Rental Debuts: Homes at The Lawrence Leasing from $1,938/Month [link]


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Brooklyn, History

Photo via Kirti Poddar/Flickr

Chocoholics all over the country know Brooklyn blackout cake, a three-tiered devil’s food cake with layers of chocolate pudding and chocolate frosting topped with cake crumbs. In recent years, the rich cake has become re-popularized from its heyday in the first half of the 20th century. But most of us who gluttonously indulge in this tasty dessert have no idea where its borough-centric name came from or just how long this confectioner’s delight has been around. It all started in 1898 at a German bakery called Ebinger’s on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, but it wasn’t until World War II that the moniker took hold.

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Architecture, Construction Update, navy yard, New Developments

399 Sands, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Dattner Architects

Rendering via Steiner NYC

Just six months after filing permits for a nine-story mixed-use building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, city officials and developers broke ground Wednesday on 399 Sands Street. Designed by Dattner Architects, the building will feature a parking structure on four levels, four floors of manufacturing space and one floor for creative office space. The construction of 399 Sands Street is a key part of the Navy Yard’s $1 billion expansion, overseen by Steiner Equities Group, which will add $2 million square feet.

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen also announced Wednesday a $40 million investment from the city to fund 230,000 square feet of leasable space above the parking area. “New York City grew up around the Brooklyn Navy Yard – and thanks to the City’s $40 million New York Works investment in 399 Sands Street, the Yard will continue to fuel growth, and provide manufacturing and creative jobs for generations to come,” Glen said in a statement.

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