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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Built in 1890, this townhouse at 639 Macon Street in Bed-Stuy has done a nice job of preserving some historic details while also completing a full designer renovation. Contemporary finishes and bright, open rooms now highlight both the three-bedroom owner’s residence that occupies the home’s top three floors, as well as the two-bedroom, income-generating rental on the garden level. For all this, the house is asking $2,695,000.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This unique Bed-Stuy cottage is full of surprises right from the start. The cast-iron railings lend way to a New Orleans-style balcony, made even more inviting with flower boxes and hanging planters. The large metal double doors on the first floor were salvaged from the Domino Sugar Factory, and there are historic cast-iron supports and wooden ceiling beams inside. And with the efficient two-story layout, the $950,000 asking price is just right.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

Listing photos by RISE Media, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

This Bed-Stuy townhouse 671 Hancock Street has a lot going for it. First, it’s got tons of character, including rustic brick walls and exposed ceiling beams. Second, it’s a two-family with an owner’s duplex and a garden rental. And third, the $1,650,000 price makes it a great investment for all that you’re getting.

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The recently reopened Nostrand Avenue LIRR station. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin via Flickr cc

On the border of Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights, a new rental building at 570 Nostrand Avenue is accepting applications for eight middle-income apartments. The $2,156/month studios, $2,245/month one-bedrooms, and $2,710/month two-bedrooms are available to households earning 130 percent of the area median income. The building has washer/dryers in the units, and is conveniently located to three major subway lines and the LIRR, as well as to all the cool restaurants and bars along Franklin Avenue.

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Located on the border of Stuyvesant Heights and Weeksville, this new rental building at 343 Ralph Avenue has just opened up an affordable housing lottery for 18 units available to those earning 60 percent of the area median income. The building is just two blocks from the C train at Ralph Avenue, and amenities include a backyard, app-operated laundry room, bike room, and storage. The units range from $1,355/month studios to $1,749/month two-bedrooms.

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Photo of Bed-Stuy by Andre Carrotflower on Flickr

Fifteen newly constructed apartments in Bed-Stuy are now available through the city’s affordable housing lottery, priced slightly below market-rate. Located at 325 Gates Avenue, the six-floor rental sits off bustling Bedford Avenue and just a few blocks from the G train on Lafayette Avenue. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include $2,204/month studios, $2,314/month one-bedrooms, and $2,792/month two-bedrooms.

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Photo by Matthew Rutledge on Flickr 

A lottery launched this week for placement on a 300-name waitlist for apartments at half a dozen income-restricted buildings in Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, and Park Slope. New Yorkers earning 80 and 165 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from an $850/month studio to a $2,371/month one-bedroom. Eligible applicants will be randomly selected and placed on the waitlist for future vacancies.

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Photo by Manny Moss on Flickr

Applications are currently being accepted to replenish a 4,000-name waitlist for income-restricted apartments across central Brooklyn. Located at 806 St. John’s Place, 924 Myrtle Avenue, 682 Chauncey Street, 1140 Bushwich Avenue, and 18 Stanhope Street, the buildings are located in Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which include studios starting at $1,700/month and two-bedrooms from $2,000/month.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

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Image credit: Rise Media courtesy of the Corcoran Group.

This one-bedroom-plus-office condominium in Bed-Stuy near the Clinton Hill border at 197 Spencer Street is ready to hit the ground running when it comes to modern convenience. From the keyed elevator landing to the wide-plank oak floors, central heat and air, designer lighting and private outdoor space, this 1,195-square-foot unit, asking $799,000, is a ready-for-anything contemporary home.

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Bed Stuy, Cool Listings

Listing images by DDreps; courtesy of Compass

Having last sold in February for $830,000, this Bed Stuy townhouse at 610 Bainbridge Street has since been transformed by a complete renovation. The modern upgrades live alongside restored classic details from the original 1899 construction, including a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and charming pocket doors. The five-bedroom, 3,200-square-foot property also has income-generating potential with a separate two-bedroom unit on the garden floor. It’s now asking $1,895,000.

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