Flatbush

Brooklyn, Flatbush, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Photo of Parkside Avenue courtesy of LPC

A tree-lined block in Brooklyn with architecturally distinctive homes may become the city’s newest historic district. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on Tuesday voted to calendar the Melrose Parkside Historic District, which consists of 38 intact single and two-family row houses built by two of Brooklyn’s most renowned architects, Benjamin Driesler and Axel S. Hedman. Located on Parkside Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, the collection of homes has a distinct appearance and sense of place in the surrounding neighborhood due to the use of “neo-Classical vocabulary” in their architectural style, according to the commission.

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Cool Listings, Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Midwood

Photo credit: Ed Menashy of Evan Joseph

A three-bedroom pre-war apartment that’s fresh, bright, move-in ready, and under $1,000,000 isn’t an easy thing to find in Brooklyn these days, much less in a neighborhood that’s growing, diverse, filled with amenities, and near the Q express train. This 1,400-square-foot co-op at 1160 Ocean Avenue, at the border between Midwood and Ditmas Park, has three bedrooms, two baths, corner windows, and hardwood floors. A stylish renovation adds fresh new fixtures, finishes, and conveniences to gracious pre-war proportions.

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Cool Listings, Ditmas Park, Flatbush

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

For $599,000, this bright one-bedroom-plus-office co-op at 1825 Foster Avenue in Flatbush/Ditmas Park has fresh, updated interiors, eastern and southern exposures, and treetop views. A pre-war 1931 building means the space is framed by hardwood floors and graceful moldings.

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Cool Listings, Flatbush, Prospect Park South

 Photo courtesy of Alex Staniloff at Greenehouse NYC

Located in the pre-war co-op complex known as Berkeley Square at 1701 Albemarle Road in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood near Prospect Park, this pristinely renovated three-bedroom, two-bath apartment offers more than just living space for $1,250,000. With a loft-like layout, this three-bedroom home is also a corner unit with three exposures and treetop views, in an Art Deco building with gracious amenities like full-time door staff and access to dedicated parking.

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Cool Listings, Flatbush

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

For a lot of young New York City families, $570,000 falls into the doable category. And at this 850-square-foot Flatbush condo, that’ll get you a beautiful, sunny home with modern, rustic vibes that has good closet space, two spacious bedrooms, and a third smaller bedroom that’d make a perfect home office, gym, or nursery. Bonus: it’s in a nice, family-friendly neighborhood and the building at 2116 Dorchester Road offers a shared courtyard.

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affordable housing, Flatbush, New Developments

A 900 unit affordable housing complex with public green space and community amenities is coming to Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighborhood. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the state selected the proposal to redevelop 7.2 acres of the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center Campus following a request for proposals last summer. Designed by Sir David Adjaye’s Adjaye Associates and Studio Zewde, the $400 million project includes affordable and supportive housing, senior housing, opportunities for homeownership, and two new homeless shelters that will replace existing, outdated ones.

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affordable housing, Flatbush, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of BRP Companies

On the border of Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, just two blocks away from Prospect Park, a new affordable housing development has opened its lottery for 254 apartments, ranging from $566/month studios to $3,542/month three-bedrooms. Located at 800 Flatbush Avenue and called Caton Flats, the 14-story mixed-use building sought “to reinvigorate the local Caribbean-American community through an upgraded Flatbush Caton Market, new retail space, and new headquarters of The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” reported CityRealty. The homes are available to those earning 40, 60, 110, and 165 percent of the area median income.

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affordable housing, Flatbush, housing lotteries

Photo of Brooklyn College Library by Beyond My Ken on Wikimedia

A housing lottery has launched this week for 58 affordable apartments for senior New Yorkers at a new Brooklyn rental. Located at 1488 New York Avenue, the Bishop Philius and Helene Nicolas Senior Residences rises seven stories and contains 89 studio apartments and social services for residents. To apply, New Yorkers must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older, qualify for Section 8 benefits, and earn $45,500 or less, annually. Eligible applicants will pay 30 percent of their income for the studio apartments.

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Brooklyn, Flatbush, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Photo courtesy of Landmarks Preservation Commission

East Flatbush now has its first historic district. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to landmark a section of the Brooklyn neighborhood on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D, home to 56 cohesive limestone and brownstone properties. As 6sqft previously reported, local residents led the landmarking effort of the block, which has been named the “greenest block in Brooklyn” by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden four times.

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Brooklyn, Flatbush, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Street view of East 25th Street; Map data ©2020 Google

The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday calendared a block in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighborhood for consideration as a new historic district. The proposed strip on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D consists of 56 remarkably cohesive limestone and brownstone buildings built by a single developer between 1909 and 1912. The effort to landmark the block, which has been awarded the “greenest block in Brooklyn” by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden four times, is being led by the community, which asked the LPC to evaluate the area last year.

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