Brooklyn

Coney Island, Events

Mermaid Parade 2018; Photo Credit: © Norman Blake

Following a virtual celebration in 2020 due to the pandemic, Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade is back for an in-person event this year. Coney Island USA announced this week that the 39th annual parade will take place on September 12, ending, instead of kicking off, New York City’s summer season.

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Bay Ridge, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow, courtesy of The Lesley Semmelhack Team at The Corcoran Group

Over in Manhattan, $1,250,000 would probably get you a standard one-bedroom apartment. But in Bay Ridge, that listing price is for an entire corner-lot townhouse, with three bedrooms, a detached two-car garage, a sunroom, and a backyard patio and garden–not to mention the beautiful interiors and cheerful decor.

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affordable housing, Coney Island, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of Handel Architects

As part of the Coney Island Phase I development, an affordable housing lottery launched today for 400 units, available to those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, 100, and 130 percent of the area median income. Located at 2926 West 19th Street, the new development is across the street from the Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park and just steps away from the Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Q train station and the historic Coney Island boardwalk and beach. Available apartments range from $367/month studios to $2,250/month three-bedrooms.

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Architecture, Downtown Brooklyn

Photos by Joe Thomas

The tallest office tower in Downtown Brooklyn officially opened its doors this week. Developed by JEMB Realty and designed by FXCollaborative, One Willoughby Square rises 34 stories and contains 500,000 square feet of office space. Abbreviated as 1WSQ, the tower is also the first new Class-A office building built in the area since the rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn in 2004.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This one-bedroom Boerum Hill co-op is full of custom additions that stand out. There’s the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that line the living room, the large built-in bar made from reclaimed pinewood, and the lofted mezzanine, to name a few. Located at 423 Atlantic Avenue, the loft is on the market for $995,000.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow

This unique Park Slope property sits on a large 25-foot-wide lot, and its industrial-style garage doors open to a private driveway that leads to a heated two-car garage that’s currently configured as an art studio/woodshop. On the market for $3,495,000, the two-family townhouse consists of a three-bedroom owner’s duplex plus basement that has direct access to the big backyard, as well as a two-bedroom income-generating apartment on the top floor.

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Cool Listings, Dyker Heights

Listing photos by Vistabee

Dyker Heights is best known for its lavish Christmas light displays, not surprising since the Brooklyn neighborhood is a wonderful, family-friendly enclave full of large detached homes. This brick and limestone house at 1151 83rd Street has six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a two-car garage with an additional apartment, and a large patio complete with a heated gunite swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. Plus, it’s raised above the street level, providing privacy and views. The home is on the market for $6,188,000.

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affordable housing, East New York, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Not far from Brooklyn’s Broadway Junction transit hub, a new building dubbed 50 Penn has launched an affordable housing lottery for 175 apartments, ranging from $354/month studios to $1,993/month three-bedrooms. Located at 2628 Fulton Street, it’s in the East New York neighborhood, close to both Atlantic and Jamaica Avenues and a quick walk to Forest Park. The ground floor offers retail space, including a grocery store. The units are open to those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, and 80 percent of the area median income.

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affordable housing, Greenpoint, housing lotteries

Photo courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

New Yorkers earning 80 or 130 percent of the area median income can apply for 27 apartments in Greenpoint through the city’s affordable housing lottery. The units at 1056 Manhattan Avenue range from $1,208/month studios to $2,592/month two-bedrooms. The recently completed building is in the heart of the neighborhood and offers spacious sunny apartments, a gym, roof deck, and parking options.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos by DDreps

Walking by this adorable baby-blue brick house in Boerum Hill, you can’t help feel happy. And when you walk inside, the cheerful disposition continues. Built in 1812 and located at 112 Nevins Street, the two-bedroom, two-story home is on the market for $2,750,000. It’s super bright, full of fun colors, and has a magical rear garden.

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