Brooklyn

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.

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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.

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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]


SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

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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Architecture, Midwood, New Developments

1508 Coney Island Avenue, Baruch Singer, SHoP Architects

Midwood might not yet be considered an up-and-coming ‘hood, but this new mixed-use project from trendy architects SHoP might be the first step. CityRealty spotted renderings for a 10-story commercial building at 1508 Coney Island Avenue, which will be one of the largest in the area. Preliminary outlines detail three floors of medical offices, three floors for non-profit offices, and two floors for co-working. Plus, there will be two levels of parking, two levels of retail, an event space, restaurant, and, of course, food hall. And while SHoP’s design for the exterior seems pretty straightforward, the interiors take on a bit more of a fantastical approach.

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Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Major Developments, More Top Stories, New Developments

Rendering posted on the construction fence

On the site immediately south of the former Greenpoint Terminal Market, which was destroyed in a massive fire in 2006, three high-rise buildings are planned, containing hundreds of apartments. As of now, Halcyon Management Group has filed permits for a 19-story, 234-unit tower at 29 West Street, a 14-story, 92-unit tower at 37 West Street and a 33-story, 410-unit tower at 65 Private Drive. CityRealty recently uncovered the first renderings of the Brooklyn project, which show a total of four towers, with two 400-foot towers overlooking the East River, and two smaller buildings situated further inland. SLCE Architects is listed as the architect of record for the three buildings filed.

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Cool Listings, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

52 Midwood Street

Designed in 1889 by William M. Miller, a prominent architect for Cornell University during the late 1800s, this stately, single family home is located in the charming Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, one block from Prospect Park. 52 Midwood Street is a 20-foot-wide home with almost 3,800 square feet on a deep, 100-foot lot asking $2,750,000. Totally renovated, the house perfectly blends old and new bringing together quintessential Brownstone Brooklyn charm with all the modern conveniences.

Take the tour

adaptive reuse, Architecture, Bushwick

Glassworks Bushwick Rental

Photo via N7

Bushwick’s newest rental development, Glassworks Bushwick, is a cool blend of new construction and reuse of the original Dannenhoffer Opalescent Glassworks stained glass factory. Located at 336 Himrod Street, real estate developer and designer ASH NYC, in partnership with Martin Lomazow and the owner of the factory, are developing the 77,000-square-foot mixed-use development in the bustling Brooklyn neighborhood.

Ranging from $2,500/month studios to $3,800/month three-bedrooms, as well as a selection of penthouses, Glassworks Bushwick includes 63 rentals in the five-story building. The rental, currently under construction, will incorporate new construction, the rehabilitation of an existing factory space and the redevelopment of an existing garage building into a commercial space. The project is set to be complete this year.

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