Bed Stuy

Bed Stuy, Brooklyn

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The Jacob Dangler House, the historic French Gothic mansion that has sat on the corner of Willoughby and Nostrand Avenues in Bed-Stuy for 120 years, was demolished last week. Despite a campaign led by local residents and public officials to landmark the building, the city’s Department of Buildings issued a permit for a full demolition on Tuesday, according to Brownstoner. The developer plans to build apartments on the site, as 6sqft previously reported.

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Bed-Stuy residents and public officials are urging the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to designate a historic mansion as a city landmark to save it from demolition. Known as the Jacob Dangler House, the property, located at 441 Willoughby Avenue, was built at the turn of the 20th century and features a striking French Gothic architectural style. After a developer filed demolition permits, the LPC added the property to its agenda last minute and voted last month to calendar the property, temporarily protecting the mansion. During a hearing on Tuesday, a majority of public testimony was in favor of designation.

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A housing lottery opened this week for 25 middle-income units at a new development in Brooklyn. Located on the border of Bed-Stuy and Bushwick, 912 Broadway is an eight-story mixed-use building with 81 total apartments. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income, or between $85,680 for a single person and $187,330 for a household of five, are eligible to apply for the apartments, which include $2,499/month one-bedrooms and $2,999/month two-bedrooms.

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The listing calls this 1887 Bed-Stuy brownstone “Barbie’s Bohemian Bed-Stuy Dreamhouse,” and we can see why. Asking for $1,650,000, this three-story, single-family home on a tree-lined residential street has plenty of original details and lots of livable charm–including a pink fairytale kitchen and a tree-shaded backyard. With three bedrooms and space to create more, the Brooklyn townhouse offers plenty of opportunities to create your own dream house, or enjoy it as-is.

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This two-family Bed-Stuy townhouse at 333 Gates Avenue is comprised of nearly 5,000 square feet of interior living space in the form of a 2,800-square-foot triplex above a garden-level apartment with a fully finished basement. But “Backyard Envy” might be the key attribute of this covetable brownstone. The team from the hit Bravo series by the same name designed the home’s back patio with a full kitchen and gas fireplace–part of 1,400 square feet of fabulously finished outdoor space including a roof garden and a 175-square-foot deck off the kitchen. All of it can be yours for $3,700,000.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

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This 1870s brownstone at 342 Decatur Street in the neighborhood’s landmarked Stuyvesant Heights district, asking $2,300,000, checks all of the boxes for Brooklyn townhouse living. Graceful architectural details like marble mantles and chair rails have been preserved and enhanced. A considered renovation from designer Allegra Muzzillo of ACM Interiors has added stylish and functional upgrades and luxuries. There’s a landscaped, paved backyard and a finished basement rec room. Finally, the owners’ space on the first three floors is topped by a move-in-ready floor-through apartment for rental income.

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The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development last week announced their plan for the construction of a 100 percent affordable homeownership development in Bed-Stuy as part of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Plan. HPD, along with Almat Urban and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, will work to develop the Norma, an 11-story mixed-use development that will bring 44 homeownership opportunities to first-time home buyers. Located on Fulton Street and Howard Avenue, The Norma will offer a mix of condo-style units ranging from one to three bedrooms designated for those with low to moderate household incomes.

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Applications are now being accepted for 24 income-restricted condos available for purchase in Bed-Stuy. Located at 948 Myrtle Avenue, the apartments are open to New Yorkers earning 60 or 80 percent of the area median income, ranging from a single person with an income of between $37,500 and $50,160 and a five-person household with an income up to $103,120. Available as part of the city’s Inclusionary Housing Program, the units include a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom homes, listed for between $203,682 and $355,811.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

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This three-bedroom duplex at 105 Lexington Avenue on the western side of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood is a genuine loft in a 1930s box factory, complete with details like maple factory floors, century-old exposed brick, and an original freight elevator. Asking $1,995,000, the 1,818-square-foot condominium has thoroughly modern finishes, a private terrace, and amenities.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of The InHouse Group.

This one-bedroom garden duplex unit in a collection of five condo residences at 394 Kosciuszko Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood offers plenty of space for living and recreation. In addition to a full lower level, there’s a backyard oasis that’s perfect for outdoor living, complete with a cook station, wet bar, and fridge.

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