Brooklyn

Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos by Travis Mark

Asking $1.4 million, this two-bedroom Park Slope condo at 231 16th Street has quite a few noteworthy features for the price. There’s 1,000 square feet of interior space, which feels even larger thanks to 14-foot ceilings and oversized 11-foot-tall windows. There’s also a bonus lofted area that holds a home office, washer/dryer, and second full bathroom. Outside, the 423-square-foot backyard is perfect for a gardener, equipped with electricity, water, and a large shed.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A restored carriage house of a former Brooklyn police station is asking $5,950,000. Located at 72 Poplar Street, the townhouse sits within the landmarked former Brooklyn Heights precinct building, which was converted into a boutique condominium in 2014. Constructed in 1912 in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, the carriage house now serves as a three-bedroom single-family home with renovations by The Brooklyn Home Company. The property boasts three terraces, a huge roof deck, a garage, Lower Manhattan views, and all of the perks that come with luxury condo living.

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Cool Listings, Marine Park

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow

Asking $999,999, this detached single-family house in Marine Park feels like a true slice of American suburbia. It has a charming front yard and lots of curb appeal, a driveway that leads to a garage, and a rear patio and garden. Inside, there are four bedrooms, a sunroom, and a finished basement complete with a rec room and bar.

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Cool Listings, Flatbush

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

For a lot of young New York City families, $570,000 falls into the doable category. And at this 850-square-foot Flatbush condo, that’ll get you a beautiful, sunny home with modern, rustic vibes that has good closet space, two spacious bedrooms, and a third smaller bedroom that’d make a perfect home office, gym, or nursery. Bonus: it’s in a nice, family-friendly neighborhood and the building at 2116 Dorchester Road offers a shared courtyard.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Fort Greene

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

Not far from the Clinton Hill apartment where he grew up, the former Fort Greene home of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. and his wife Faith Evens has hit the market for $1.7 million, as the NY Post reported. The two-bedroom duplex is located in a former stable building at 159 Carlton Avenue and is today owned by a well-known costume designer who infused the apartment with a gorgeous mix of historic architecture, art, and stylish upgrades. According to the Post, Biggie Smalls released his famous album “Ready to Die” while living here in 1994.

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Williamsburg

Rendering of 200 Kent Avenue courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

Cauliflower gnocchi and dark chocolate peanut butter cups will soon be easier to come by in north Brooklyn. As was first reported by Greenpointers, Trader Joe’s will be opening its third location in the borough this year. Currently, the beloved grocer has stores at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn and in Brooklyn Heights. The new outpost will be in Williamsburg at 200 Kent Avenue, a new commercial building between North 2nd and 3rd Streets near the waterfront.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The owner of this Red Hook rowhouse, a local architect and designer, bought the property at 373 Van Brunt Street in 2007 for just $700,000. He then created a “soaring industrial chic” home, as the listing describes, using repurposed salvaged beams, exposed brick, and structural steel. It’s set up as a live-work owner’s triplex, complete with a roof deck and a green roof, along with a ground-level commercial space that’s currently an art gallery. It’s now on the market for $2,875,000.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

Listing photos by DDreps

In Stuyvesant Heights, this beautiful brownstone was fully gut renovated and restored to perfection by Shakespeare Gordon Vlado Architects. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of historic details. From stained glass transom windows to tons of tracery to delicately carved moldings, the home is dripping in elegant 19th-century architecture. For the 21st century, there’s a large skylit extension on two floors and more than 5,000 square feet of living space, including a garden-level rental unit. All of this and more is asking $3,950,000.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This Red Hook loft at 160 Imlay Street has incredible views of the lower Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, and Statue of Liberty, but what truly sets it apart is how it overlooks the Red Hook Container Terminal, an active reminder of Brooklyn’s industrial past. The nearly 2,000-square-foot home is on the market for $1,995,000 and has two bedrooms, a separate study, and massive floor-to-ceiling windows.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Streetview of 321 Wythe Avenue; Map data © 2021 Google

The 19-story rental at 321 Wythe Avenue opened in 2019, just two blocks from the South Williamsburg waterfront. After initially opening a lottery for 39 middle-income units, the building is relaunching its waitlist for these apartments. Currently, there are two vacant units, but all applicants will be placed on the list for future vacancies. Those earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the units that range from a $1,999/month one-bedroom to $2,459/month two-bedrooms.

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