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Rendering of The Atrium at Sumner. © 2019 New York City Housing Authority

Architect Daniel Libeskind, perhaps best known for the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the World Trade Center master plan, is one step closer to completing his first building in New York City. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced that they have secured financing for an all-affordable senior housing building in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy designed by the starchitect. The 190-unit Atrium at Sumner will be built on NYCHA’s Sumner Houses campus, with construction set to begin later this month on the $132 million project. The 11-story building will meet Passive House standards and feature a community garden, a year-round indoor garden, and a central atrium.

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Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

A two-bedroom condo in Brooklyn for under $1 million with $0 in monthly taxes is probably a steal no matter how you look at it, but this Bed-Stuy home is also completely beautiful and has a massive roof deck. Located at 464 Hancock Street, the $925,000 apartment also has a wood-burning fireplace, contemporary kitchen, heated floors in the bathroom, and a bonus storage room that makes a great home office or gym. And in addition to the nearly 800-square-foot deck, there’s also a lovely balcony off the primary bedroom.

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Listing photos by Al Siedman at VHT

The circus has (sort of) come to town in Bed-Stuy. This two-bedroom loft at 689 Myrtle Avenue, the Chocolate Factory condo, is owned by a juggler and an aerialist who has outfitted the 1,222-square-foot pad with some quirky touches. These include an assembly used for aerialist silks that now holds a fun egg chair, as well as retro and industrial touches. The home is asking $1,050,000.

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Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched last week for 44 affordable apartments at a new Bed-Stuy building. Located at 869 Myrtle Avenue, the building is a part of a massive mixed-use project on the site of the former Cascade Linen Supply Company. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $1,041/studios to $1,553/month three-bedroom apartments.

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Listing photos by Elizabeth Dooley of Dooley Images

Built in 1879, this Italianate rowhouse in Bed-Sty “has been meticulously restored while incorporating a modern flair,” as the listing describes. TBo architects oversaw a rear extension that extends to all four floors, while Townhouse Therapy renovated the interiors. Now on the market for $3,895,000, the nearly 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home has unique industrial bones, including natural wood tones almost everywhere you look, original brick walls, and exposed concrete columns and beams. But to soften the look, the decor has a modern, Scandinavian feel. There’s also an income-generating garden-level apartment.

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Listing photos by Shannon Dupre at DDreps

There are fun artistic touches almost everywhere you look at this Bed-Stuy loft, from the architectural built-ins to the retro and rustic decor. The two-bedroom home is located at 105 Lexington Avenue, a converted 1930s box factory on the Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy border, and it’s asking $1,150,000.

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Photo via CityRealty

A mixed-income affordable housing lottery has opened for 89 units at 645 Gates Avenue in Bed-Stuy. The apartments, which range from $524/month studios to $2,638/month three-bedrooms, are available to those earning 40, 50, 100, and 130 percent of the area median income. The building, known as The Astra, offers an outdoor terrace, roof deck, bike storage, a laundry room, rec room, and community center. It’s in the heart of the neighborhood and a short walk to the G train at the Bedford-Nostrand station.

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Rendering courtesy of BFC Partners

A housing lottery launched this week for 94 mixed-income apartments at a new rental in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Located at 1620 Fulton Street, the Garnet rises 11 stories and contains 103 total units. Building perks include a landscaped terrace, fitness center, children’s playroom, storage room, and on-site laundry. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 50, 100, and 150 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, ranging from $667/month studios to $2,741/month two-bedrooms.

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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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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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