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Bushwick, ridgewood, Transportation

Citi Bike expansion in Bushwick and Ridgewood begins next week

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, September 18, 2019

Next week, Citi Bike will begin the first phase of a four-year expansion that will double the system’s New York City footprint. The blue bikes are coming to a larger area of Bushwick and, for the first time, Ridgewood, Streetsblog reports. L train riders will have more options thanks to 85 new stations in those neighborhoods.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

44 remsen street, cool listings, brooklyn heights,co-ops, interiors

Asking $1.895 million, this circa 1844 brownstone duplex at 44 Remsen Street sits on one of the most sought after blocks in Brooklyn Heights. Situated on two floors of what was once a single-family home, the co-op’s crown jewel is also what may have been the original home’s grandest room: A 15-foot-by-20-foot great room is framed by a 12-foot-high coffered ceiling, paneled walls, intricately detailed oak trim and a southern elliptical wall featuring stained glass windows that depict the four seasons.

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Art, Brooklyn, Events

Dustin Pittman. Stroke of Midnight at Studio, 1978–79. Photograph, 15x 20 in. (38.1 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Dustin Pittman

An exhibition opening at the Brooklyn Museum next year will explore for the first time the enduring impact of Studio 54. Opening in March, Studio 54: Night Magic examines the influence that the disco-era nightclub continues to have on design, cinema, and fashion today. Iconic photography and roughly 650 objects, including drawings, paintings, music, and decor, will be on display.

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Brooklyn, Transportation

Express service on the F train beings today

By Michelle Cohen, Mon, September 16, 2019

Image via Wikimedia cc.

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.

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Architecture, New Developments, Rentals, Williamsburg

One South First, 1 south First, williamsburg, domino, domino sugar factory, two trees management, rentals, new developments

Image courtesy of Two Trees Management.

Two Trees Management announced yesterday the opening of the second building to rise at Williamsburg‘s Domino Sugar Factory site at the corner of Grand Street and Kent Avenue. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, One South First is a mixed-use 45-story building within the newly-created six-acre Domino Park that includes 330 rental apartments, office space and retail. Unique features include a distinct facade inspired by the structure of sugar crystals in honor of the site’s history as a sugar manufacturing plant. The building is now the neighborhood’s tallest tower at 435 feet, and it makes use of every inch of that height with dazzling amenities that include an outdoor granite pool overlooking the East River and City skyline.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

88 remsen street, brooklyn heights, most expensive, townhouses, cool listings

Brooklyn Heights is an expensive neighborhood to be sure, but the five-story townhouse at 88 Remsen Street, asking $18 million, takes the top spot for the entire borough, where the most expensive sale to date was around $15.5 million (h/t Curbed). For that price, you’re certainly getting your money’s worth. The five-story home offers a separate apartment on the ground floor, with an owners’ quadraplex above, complete with decks and harbor views. The historic home has lots of restored original details. But the most unique part of this pricey property is the carriage house that’s included in the sale; across a quiet alley, this quaint structure is thoroughly renovated and includes a garage, a full kitchen, and a skylit recreation room.

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Carroll Gardens, Cool Listings

Listing images by Rise Media; courtesy of The Corcoran Group

With a working woodshop in the basement, this garden level duplex in prime Carroll Gardens would be a perfect fit for an artist or designer. The one-and-a-half bedroom also boasts a deep front yard—characteristic of the neighborhood—private access to the back garden, and sweet details on the inside, including two fireplaces. After last selling in 2013 for $1.3 million, the residence at 86 2nd Place was recently listed for $1.495 million.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

8 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights, cool listings, co ops

Photo credit: Donna Dotan Photography courtesy of Compass.

Asking $3.25 million, this authentic landmarked loft at 8 Old Fulton Street is also a well-kept two-bedroom co-op in coveted Brooklyn Heights. Along with historic loft bones it offers stunning Brooklyn and Manhattan views and gorgeous renovated interiors in a pre-Civil War building.

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condos, Construction Update, Downtown Brooklyn, New Developments, Video

Rendering courtesy of Extell

Earlier this Spring construction of Brooklyn’s tallest residential tower, Brooklyn Point, topped out at 720 feet. Now, the 68-story skyscraper has reached another construction milestone and is fully enclosed. A new video released by Extell compresses two years of work on the facade into mere seconds, as the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed building nears completion.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing images by Allyson Lubow; courtesy of The Corcoran Group

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.

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