Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Flatbush, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, Manhattan, Midtown East, Park Slope

Images (L to R): 136 West Houston Street, 223 Fourth Avenue, 10 Rutgers Street, and Halo LIC

  • High-End Greenwich Village Rentals Available at Newly Constructed 136 West Houston Street=[LINK]
  • 223 Fourth Avenue Offers Luxury Park Slope Rentals from $2,452/Month [LINK]
  • Newly-Renovated Lower East Side Rentals at 10 Rutgers Street; No Fee + 1 Month Free[LINK]
  • Halo LIC: Industrial-Inspired No-Fee Rentals with 1 Month Free in the Heart of Long Island City [LINK]
  • Context? Fuggedaboutit! Luxury Rentals Debut in Flatbush at 8 Fairview Place [LINK]

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Brooklyn, Design, Ditmas Park, Features, My SQFT House Tours

6sqft’s series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to Stephanie Berman’s family home in Ditmas Park, which got a full renovation from Fauzia Khanani, founder of design firm Studio Fōr. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

Advertising professional Stephanie Berman went into a design consultation with designer Fauzia Khanani, of Studio Fōr, simply seeking advice on decor for her Ditmas Park home. “I figured that Fauzia might help me choose a few new throw pillows and maybe a rug or two,” Stephanie told us, “but once we sat down to talk, I realized that soft furnishings were not going to do it.” After the free two-hour session, won through a silent auction at work, Stephanie and her husband Drummond concluded they actually wanted a full renovation of their century-old home, where their family has lived for over a decade.

Through an in-depth collaboration with Fauzia, the Bermans’ home was refreshed with brightly painted walls, Mid-century modern touches, eclectic elements, and, of course, new throw pillows. For this project, the first in the neighborhood for Studio Fōr, Fauzia told us: “We wanted to add some modernity to the house but also be respectful of the original design and context.”

See inside Stephanie’s cozy home

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

This classic pre-war penthouse at 200 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights sits atop one of the city’s oldest co-ops, built in 1910 by William A. Moring. This elegant apartment has the kind of charm and detail–high ceilings, skylights and French doors opening to reveal a private landscaped terrace–that brings to mind a Paris atelier–with the added bonus of New York Harbor and Manhattan skyline views. The two-bedroom home is asking $1.95 million.

Have a look

Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

Rental Offers: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Annie Doge, Sat, November 10, 2018

Images (L to R): The Max, Quinn, and 2222 Jackson Avenue

  • Hello Albemarle in Flatbush: Loft-inspired rentals with direct elevator access from $2,475/month [LINK]
  • 2222 Jackson Avenue in LIC: Stylish rentals with balconies from $2,262/month [LINK]
  • Quinn at Paulus Hook in Jersey City: Grand layouts and big city views from $2,750/month [LINK]
  • The Max at 606 West 57th Street: Brand new rentals with heavenly amenities from $3,160/month [LINK]
  • The Buchanan in Midtown East: Renovated no-fee prewar rentals from $2,756/month [LINK]
  • 1068 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill: Sleek one-bedrooms from $2,800/month [LINK]
  • 14-01 Broadway in Astoria; New family-sized rentals from $2,538/month [LINK]


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Brooklyn Heights, Policy

Watchtower, Jehovah's Witnesses, 25-30 Columbia Heights

Via Wikimedia

The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals voted on Thursday to allow for a replacement of the iconic ‘Watchtower’ sign in Brooklyn Heights, which was taken down last December. The 15-foot-tall red sign had sat atop the building, which served as the headquarters for the Jehovah’s Witnesses, for nearly 50 years. The religious group sold the site at 25-30 Columbia Heights to the Columbia Heights Associates in 2016 and soon after the letters were removed, leaving its framework intact. While originally the Department of Buildings said the sign could not be replaced, the group of developers filed an appeal and won the right to put up new signage in the Brooklyn skyline, as the New York Post reported.

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Cool Listings, Rockaway

Gaudy Rockaway house lists for an eye-popping $2.5M

By Dana Schulz, Fri, November 9, 2018

Prices creeping toward the $3 million mark are typically reserved for Manhattan condos and Brooklyn brownstones, but this rather unsightly home in the Rockaways thinks it can fetch a similar sum. Sure it’s on the water in the affluent enclave of Neponsit (and has enough parking for eight cars–what New Yorker doesn’t want that?), but $2.5 million is much higher than most comparable houses in the area. But if you’re willing to drop the dough, you’ll get pretty impressive bay views, balconies off every bedroom, a rear deck, and a backyard with a greenhouse.

See inside

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Features, Interiors, My SQFT House Tours, Williamsburg

6sqft’s series “My sqft” checks out the homes of New Yorkers across all the boroughs. Our latest interior adventure brings us to graphic designer Ksenya Samarskaya’s industrial-chic Williamsburg loft. Want to see your home featured here? Get in touch!

Ten years ago when graphic designer and typographer Ksenya Samarskaya moved into Williamsburg’s famous artist loft 475 Kent, the building and neighborhood were much different. Her view of the Williamsburg Bridge remains, but it’s now obscured by the slew of glassy towers rising along the waterfront, a literal representation of how the area has lost some of its creativity to corporate entities. And though the building has seen its share of controversy, Ksenya’s loft feels like stepping back to Brooklyn’s Millenium-era artist boom.

In true artist loft fashion, the space was completely raw when Ksenya moved in. With a little help from her friends and neighbors, she achieved the perfect balance of industrial charm and chic, minimalism. From staining the concrete ceiling and retaining the original floor and wooden beams to having custom multi-use furniture pieces designed, Ksenya created her own little oasis.

Take the tour

DUMBO, Restaurants

Via Time Out Market

From the company that tells us where and what to dine in New York City, comes a brand new food hall with some seriously good eats. Time Out Group, the company behind freebie magazine Time Out New York, on Tuesday revealed the first group of chefs and concepts coming to its 21,000-square-foot space in Dumbo, expected to open in the spring. From NYC classics like the Mermaid Oyster Bar and Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant to newbies like Alta Calidad, Time Out Market will offer a wide array of delicious bites.

See the lineup

affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

This new luxury rental in the heart of Williamsburg is offering the best of the neighborhood, located just steps from the East River waterfront and the Bushwick Inlet Park, as well as all of the trendy eateries and hot spots. The building at 56 North 9th Street launched a lottery on Tuesday for nine affordable apartments, all which boast floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, and state-of-the-art appliances. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from a $907/month studio to a $1,165/month two bedroom.

Find out if you qualify

Construction Update, Downtown Brooklyn, Major Developments, Rentals

Rendering via SHoP Architects

Since the plan to bring the first supertall tower to Brooklyn was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in the spring of 2016, few updates have been announced about the project. While construction kicked off last year, work on 9 DeKalb Avenue was stalled for months. But YIMBY reported on Tuesday that construction of the Downtown Brooklyn tower appears to have made some progress, with its foundation now visible and workers on site. The planned 1,066-foot-tower is being developed by JDS Development, with SHoP Architects handling its design.

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