Brooklyn

Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

A renovation for this Park Slope co-op left it in lovely condition. The lofty floorplan–which boasts 18-foot ceilings–was taken full advantage of, getting customized floor-to-ceiling bookshelves with a library ladder. Huge windows bring in light, and the upper level of the apartment holds a large master bedroom and office space that looks down onto the living area below. The pad last sold in 2008, for $980,270, and now it’s on the market for $1.65 million.

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Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

  • Upper West Side Beaux Arts Beauty ‘The Willard’ Offering Two Months Free, 1-Bedrooms From $2,996/Month [link]
  • Live at LIC’s Hayden: These Majestic Skyline Views Could be Yours from $2,284/Month [link]
  • Grand Opening of 845 Grand Street in East Williamsburg, 1-Bedrooms From $2,675/Month [link]
  • Chelsea Leasing Special: $1,000 Security Deposits at 32-Story 777 Sixth Avenue [link]
  • 400 East 80th Street in Yorkville Leasing with $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • Leasing Launches for Phase One of Journal Squared; Live in 53-Story Tower for $1,855/Month [link]
  • Leasing Launches at Newly Constructed Astoria Rental, The Academy [link]
  • One Month Free at Newly Renovated Midwest Court Apartments on West 53rd Street [link]
  • Downtown Art Deco Tower 100 Maiden Lane Leasing with Up to Two Months Free [link]
  • Lenox Row Apartments on the Upper East Side Offer Up to Two Months Free for 2 and 3 Bedrooms Rentals [link]
  • Lofty Bushwick Rentals Offer One Month Free, 2-Bedrooms From $2,495/Month [link]
  • Downtown Brooklyn’s ‘Livingston Collection’ to Launch New Rentals in Borough’s First Public High School [link]
  • New Uptown Rental ‘Harlem 125’ Prepares for Spring 2017 Leasing [link]
  • Skyline Views from New Jersey’s Gold Coast: Landings at Port Imperial Leasing with Discounted Desposits, One Bedrooms from $2,325/Month [link]
  • Columbus Square Apartments on Upper West Side Offer One Month Free on Select Units [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): THE WILLARD, HAYDEN, 845 GRAND STREET and 777 SIXTH AVENUE

Midtown West, Policy, Sunset Park

Industry City, Design Week, ICFF, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC

At a Manhattan community board meeting Wednesday evening, city officials told garment industry representatives of plans to remove Midtown‘s manufacturing preservation requirement, Crain’s reports. The change to a 1987 zoning rule means that landlords will have the option to rent the formerly set-aside space to commercial office tenants. City officials cited the failure of the preservation effort to meet its goal, highlighted by a reported 83 percent decline the number of garment workers–from 30,000 to 5,100– since it was first implemented. As 6sqft recently reported, the rezoning is seen as “a clear push to drive these businesses toward lower cost space in Sunset Park.”

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, housing lotteries

The Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville are a huge NYCHA compex, consisting of 24 buildings. Recently, a $56 million public/private investment went towards constructing the first new development here in decades, a 100-unit supportive and affordable housing building designed by Dattner Architects for a vacant parking lot on the site. Of these apartments, 45 will be leased to NYCHA tenants through a site-based waiting list, 30 to formerly homeless families, and 25 to those earning 60 percent of the area median income. This last group is now available through the city’s housing lottery for $876/month one-bedrooms and $1,058/month two-bedrooms.

Find out if you qualify here

Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

111 South 3rd Street, williamsburg, co-ops, HDFC, restricted sale, cool listings

With a subtle and stylish renovation, lots of irresistible textures like pale wood and whitewashed brick, and tons of sunlight, this two-bedroom co-op at 111 South Third Street in prime south Williamsburg is the kind of home you don’t see every day in this city. Its $665,000 ask, while not dirt cheap, is well below the average market price for two bedrooms in this neighborhood. Some caveats: The apartment is only 680 square feet (though there are indeed two bedrooms); it’s a walk-up though only on the third floor; and it’s an HDFC income-restricted co-op, which is why the price is lower than average. But none of those things make this lovely little apartment seem any less like a charming, chic flat right out of Amsterdam.

Have a look

Brooklyn, Transportation

Last January, Governor Cuomo announced a massive undertaking to “modernize and fundamentally transform” the MTA and the subway by adding more countdown clocks, contactless payment by next year, Wi-Fi at all stations (mission accomplished, here), and other high-tech features. It also included news that 30 stations would be revamped, requiring them to shut down entirely for six to 12 months, instead of just on nights and weekends. As of Monday, as amNY tells us, the first three on this list– the R train stations at 53rd Street in Sunset Park, Bay Ridge Avenue, and Prospect Avenue–will close for half a year for a combined $72 million renovation.

Get the full scoop

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

135 Hicks Street, co-ops, Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

It’s not every day a New York City apartment listing invites us to “Sleep safely and quietly with your doors wide open in the summertime,” so we definitely took notice of this top-floor co-op at 135 Hicks Street, located in a historic brownstone in Brooklyn Heights. You’ll have to hoof it up three flights to get to the serenity of this “Zen-like” one-bedroom home, but once you see the terrace, complete with Japanese garden, you’ll be glad you did. Eastern-inspired details include bamboo floors, grasscloth walls, and a rustic slate fireplace, all yours for $799,000.

More Zen vibes and a Mai Tai or two, this way

Boerum Hill, Celebrities, Cool Listings

Author Chuck Klosterman–perhaps best known for his essay collection “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs”–is looking to unload his cheerful Boerum Hill condo. According to a tipster, he and wife Melissa Maerz are moving to Portland and are therefore trying to make a semi-sizable profit on the 88 Wyckoff Street apartment, listing it for $1,369,000 when they bought it for $960,000 in 2010

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

A one-bedroom apartment in Mayor de Blasio’s private Park Slope home is back on the market. As Politico reports, the prior tenants of the row house at 384 11th Street have moved out, opening the upstairs apartment for non-smokers without pets for $1,825 per month. The listing describes the unit as having a “comfortable, sun-filled, and flexible layout.”

Find out more here

affordable housing, Gowanus, housing lotteries, Top Stories

363 Bond Street, Gowanus Canal buildings, Gowanus development, Lightstone Group

363 Bond Street, via Lightstone Group

When the Lightstone Group revealed their two-building, 700-unit, $350 million rental project at 363-365 Bond Street, right on the banks of the notoriously toxic Gowanus Canal, president Mitchell Hochberg said it was inspired by a residential project in the Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood in Paris that helped create a “newly hip atmosphere” near a similarly polluted waterway. Despite the area’s Superfund status, the promise of living in a trendy, up-and-coming area surely appealed to many; when the lottery opened for the 86 affordable units at #365, nearly 60,000 people applied. Now, the lottery is opening for the 54 below-market rate apartments at the under-construction #363, ranging from $833/month studios to $1,082/two-bedrooms, available to those earning 60 percent of the area median income.

Find out if you qualify

Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

no fee rentals, new york city apartments, rental concessions
  • Sutton Place High Rise Re-Introduced as Oriana Launches Leasing with Two Months Free [link]
  • Downtown Rentals at 90W in the Financial District Offer Up to 2 Months Free [link]
  • Spring 2017 Leasing Announced for DUMBO’s 181 Front Street, Website Launches with New Photos [link]
  • LIC Rental ‘The Independent’ Offers Two Months Free with 14-Month Lease [link]
  • New Uptown Rental ‘Harlem 125’ Prepares for Spring 2017 Leasing [link]
  • Williamsburg’s Printhouse Lofts Now Leasing with 1 Month Free on a 13-Month Lease [link]
  • Security Deposit Discount at Jersey City’s 70 Greene Apartments – Only $1,000 Required [link]
  • LIC’s ‘The Forge’ to Begin Leasing in Summer 2017 [link]
  • Free Month of Rent + Acres of Greenery at The Opal, Studios From $1,765/Month [link]
  • Select Listings at Boerum Hill’s Court House Apartments Offer One Month Free with 13-Month Leases [link]
  • Enjoy the Open Air Oasis at LIC’s The Maximilian, Now Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals at 95 Horatio Street in the West Village; Only $1,000 Security Deposits Required [link]
  • $500 Security Deposits at 180 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights [link]
  • Newly Renovated Rentals in Two Bridges Leasing with Two Months Free; 1-Beds from $2,014/Month [link]
  • Only $1,000 Security Deposit Required at Upper West Side Rental, The Westmont [link]
  • Up to Two Months of Free Rent at 33 West End Avenue on Upper West Side [link]
  • Midtown West Rental Skyscraper 505W37 Offering One Month Free + $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • Theater District High Rise on West 48th Street Leasing with Two Months Free + Discounted Deposits [link]
  • Up to Two Months Free at The Centra in Midtown East [link]
  • The Ellington in Midtown Offers One Month Free with Leases for One & Two Bedrooms [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): The Forge, Harlem 125, Printhouse Lofts and 70 Greene Street

Cool Listings, Interiors, Park Slope

548 8th Street, cool listings, park slope, townhouses

A dapper ebony cornice, a three-sided bay front, and a two-part stoop distinguish the house at 548 8th street from its Park Slope neighbors. Half a block from Prospect Park, this landmarked limestone townhouse was built at the turn of the 20th century by prolific local architect Benjamin Driesler. The three-story, two-family home has only changed hands once before, and it’s currently on the market for $3.25 million.

Take the townhouse tour

Cool Listings, Fort Greene, Interiors

Perched atop the 15th floor of the prewar Griffin co-op at 101 Lafayette Avenue, in Fort Greene, is this lovely studio apartment. Although it’s modest in size, prewar finishes, large casement windows, and a well-thought-out layout (not to mention the attractive mix of rustic and modern decor) offer a sense of light and spaciousness. It has just been listed for sale at an ask of $525,000.

Time to take a look

affordable housing, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, East New York, gentrification, Policy

governor cuomo, vital brooklyn

Governor Cuomo announced a $1.4 billion initiative last week to bring resources like health care services and new jobs to Central Brooklyn. According to the governor, the plan, called “Vital Brooklyn,” will bring 7,600 jobs and more than 3,000 new affordable housing units to Brownsville, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights. And while Cuomo’s administration found these neighborhoods to be some of the most disadvantaged in the state, residents worry about the possible gentrification and displacement effects (h/t NY Times).

Learn more about Vital Brooklyn here

affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Starting tomorrow, New Yorkers earning between 50 and 60 percent of the area media income can apply for eight units in the heart of East Williamsburg. The apartments–six one-bedrooms for $1,020/month and two two-bedrooms for $1,224/month–are located at 845 Grand Street, a new contemporary rental building with high-end interiors and a bevy of trendy amenities, including a 4,000-square-foot roof deck with hammocks and a turf lawn, communal backyard, gym with yoga room, bike room, laundry room, and indoor lounge with pool tables.

See the interiors

Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Interiors

222 Madison Street, nyc lofts

Although this listing looks like a basic garage from the outside, inside 222 Madison Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant is actually a single-family home on the market for just over $1.9 million. The cured cement floors, exposed white-washed brick wall, and high ceilings topped by skylights add plenty of industrial glamour, while a private garage, multiple sleeping areas, and 3,000-square-foot open layout retain all the functionality one could hope for in a residence.

Check out the unique space

Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Developments, Queens, Rentals, Uncategorized

NYC Rental Concessions and Pecial Offers, NYC rentals
  • Brookfield Launches Leasing at The Eugene with One Month Free; Sole Residential Building in Manhattan West is Now Midtown’s Tallest Rental [link]
  • Leasing Launches at Hayden; Studios Starting from $2,281 with One Month Free [link]
  • Leasing Launches for Phase One of Journal Squared; Live in 53-Story Tower for $1,855/Month [link]
  • Avalon Brooklyn Bay Prepares for Leasing; Beach-, Bay- & Pool-Side Living in Sheepshead Bay [link]
  • Clinton Hill’s 180 Franklin Ave Offers Studios to Duplex Townhomes with One Month Free [link]
  • Spring 2017 Leasing Announced for New 12-Story Midtown Rental, The Lewis [link]
  • Flatiron District’s 7 West 21st Street Now Leasing with Two Months Free + Discounted Deposits [link]
  • Chelsea Tower on West 26th Street Leasing With One or Two Months Free [link]
  • Leasing Has Launched at Newly Constructed 19-Unit Rental in Red Hook, Brooklyn [link]
  • Reimagined Prewar Apartments at 25 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
  • Limited Time Free Rent Offer Jersey City’s The Beacon [link]
  • $1,000 DepositSpecial at Murray Hill’s Parc East Apartments on East 27th Street [link]
  • Lease at The Caledonia and Receive a $1,000 Gift Card [link]
  • Have Stunning City & Waterfront Views from 200 Water Street, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
  • Up to Two Months Free + $1000 Security Deposits at The Olivia on West 33rd Street [link]
  • Two Months Free at 416 West 23rd Street in Chelsea [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): Journal Squared, Avalon Brooklyn Bay, Hayden and The Eugene

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Williamsburg

This four-unit, 19th-century townhouse at 52 South 6th Street isn’t your average Williamsburg dwelling, if only because 19th-century townhouses are the exception in the trendy north Brooklyn neighborhood. This particular home, however, didn’t get the memo and awaits with sunny interiors, gardens, and a waterfront spot where–according to the listing–you can watch the boats on the East River from your front porch, all for $4 million.

See what’s happening in the garden

Cool Listings, Ditmas Park, Interiors

The listing also calls this lovely one-bedroom co-op at 601 East 19th Street sweet, cozy and tranquil, and we have to agree with those adjectives, at least from the looks of this top-floor apartment in an elevator building in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. Freshly updated interiors highlight charming details both old and new, like original arched entryways and chevron-patterned hardwood floors. Best of all, the sprawling co-op has more room that you’d expect for $399,000–700 square feet including a very large bedroom, separate kitchen and tons of closets–all a short walk from the B and Q subways, cafes and shops at Newkirk Avenue and Cortelyou Road.

Take the tour

Architecture, condos, New Developments, Sheepshead Bay

As 6sqft noted just over a year ago when the project was first revealed, a 331-foot tower isn’t even news in Manhattan or much of western Brooklyn and Queens, but “in the once-sleepy waterfront community of Sheepshead Bay” it’s quite the headline maker. The 30-story building from Perkins Eastman Architects will, in fact, be the tallest residential building in South Brooklyn. Just last week, developer AvalonBay Communities launched a new website with info on the project’s rental component Avalon Brooklyn Bay, and now, Muss Development, who’s behind the condo portion known as 1 Brooklyn Bay Condominiums, has revealed details on these 56 luxury, high-rise units, as well as a brand new rendering of the glassy behemoth and how it’s set to dwarf its surroundings.

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