Brooklyn

Carroll Gardens, Cool Listings

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“From the moment you walk through the door, your mood will be elevated by the natural sunlight streaming in through the grand 16-foot wall of windows,” starts the listing for this three-bedroom duplex in Carroll Gardens. Its abundance of windows is made more striking by their location within several architectural nooks and by the apartment’s double-height configuration. Another perk? it comes with a private roof deck. Located at the ultra-modern Satori condominium, the home is asking $1,398,000.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

You don’t have to be super high to get incredible skyline views. This one-bedroom condo’s unique Red Hook location affords it with spectacular vantages of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and the Red Hook piers. Asking $995,000, it’s part of the New York Dock Building. Built in 1910, this was the first reinforced steel and concrete building in the United States, and it was converted to modern loft residences in 2017.

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Cool Listings, Ditmas Park

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A pretty, suburban-like home in Ditmas Park has hit the market for $2.4 million. Recently renovated by the current owner, 498 Westminster Road artfully mixes old and new, with stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and bay windows accompanied by all new appliances and top-of-the-line fixtures. Located on a tree-lined street that feels a ways away from city life but is really around the corner from the subway, the freestanding home–with its two porches, backyard, and basement–offers the best of both worlds.

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Coney Island, New Developments, Rentals

Renderings courtesy of LCOR

Real estate developer LCOR last week filed plans with the city to bring a 461-unit residential project to Coney Island. Located about a block from the beach and boardwalk at 1515 Surf Avenue, the proposed 16-story development will rise on the parking lot of Gargiulo’s Restaurant, a 100-year-old neighborhood staple. Gargiulo’s owner Louis Russo agreed to a 99-year ground lease for the lot late last year.

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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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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo credit: Brown Harris Stevens

Wall Street Journal food columnist Kitty Greenwald has put her Park Slope co-op on the market for $850,000. Located at 1 Plaza Street West, just across from Grand Army Plaza, the charming one-bedroom is a corner unit on the 11th floor with lots of windows and, of course, a fully outfitted and renovated kitchen.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, East New York, housing lotteries

Photo credit: The Arker Companies

A housing lottery launched this month for 112 affordable apartments at a new complex in the Spring Creek section of East New York. The building at 881 Erskine Street sits within The Fountains development, a mixed-use project of six buildings that will ultimately bring more than 1,100 affordable homes to the area. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 40, and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $331/month studios to $1,472/month three-bedroom apartments.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo credit: Allyson Lubow

After the current owners bought this Park Slope penthouse in 2011, they completed some beautiful renovations throughout, including a sleek kitchen, refinished wood floors, and even a “pet nook” underneath the stairs. The loft-style triplex is located in the Carriage House on the Slope, a 24-unit condo at 231 15th Street. It has three bedrooms, two large balconies, and incredible New York Harbor views.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Photo credit: Ryan Lahiff

Situated in the heart of the Boerum Hill Historic District, this brick townhouse at 122 Bond Street was built in 1852 but was recently renovated to include the best in modern living. At the price of $3,250,000, the single-family home provides 2,340 square feet of living space including three bedrooms and a full finished basement. There’s also a lovely rear garden that rounds out this perfect family residence.

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Brooklyn, holidays

ShopIN.nyc’s VP of Marketing, Andrew Tider, picking up an order from Shirley Bryant, co-owner of Geometry Kids; Photo courtesy of ShopIN.nyc

Shopping local this holiday season is more important than ever as small businesses across New York City struggle to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. A startup company is making it easier to stay home and avoid Amazon and other major online retailers by offering same-day delivery from Brooklyn-based stores. ShopIN.nyc is a one-stop-shop for every-day items like household supplies and pantry staples and even special occasion gifts and holiday decor, all from small businesses in Brooklyn.

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