Brooklyn

Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Streetview of the Jacob Dangler House © Google 2022

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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affordable housing, Greenpoint, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group

A housing lottery opened this week for 224 middle-income units at a new residential development on the Brooklyn waterfront. Located within the Greenpoint Landing development, Eagle+West offers luxury homes, incredible views, high-end amenities, and unparalleled waterfront access. New Yorkers earning 80, 125, and 130 percent of the area median income, or between $51,840 for a single person and $206,875 for a household of seven, can apply for the apartments, ranging from $1,437/month for studios to $3,397/month for three bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn, housing lotteries, Park Slope

Image courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Applications are currently being accepted for 22 middle-income units at a new development in Brooklyn. Located at 262 9th Street in Park Slope, The Deermar is an 11-story residential building offering tenants spacious units and modern amenities, like a landscaped rooftop and fitness center. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income, or between $78,858 for a single person and $187,330 for a household of five, can apply for the apartments, priced from $2,300/month studios to $3,344/month two bedrooms.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

All photos courtesy of Allyson Lubow for The Corcoran Group

The oldest home in Brooklyn Heights is once again for sale, following an update to its interiors. The history of the Federal-style corner property at 24 Middagh Street is fuzzy, but reports date the home’s construction between 1790 and 1829. The five-bedroom home, which also includes a separate two-story carriage house and a private courtyard, was last on the market in 2018 for $4,500,000; it is currently listed for $4,250,000.

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Art, Downtown Brooklyn

All images courtesy of Daniela G. Maldonado

Bronx-born conceptual artist Fred Wilson last week unveiled his first-ever large-scale public sculpture. Located within Columbus Park in Downtown Brooklyn, Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds features the use of ornamental gates, fences, and 10-foot-tall statues of African figures as metaphors for systematic racism and “acts in conversation” with the neighborhood’s nearby landmarks and buildings. Presented by More Art, Wilson’s sculpture is on display through June 2023.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Photo courtesy of DD Reps–Donna Dotan

If you’ve strolled past it, you may have noticed the classic lines of the modernist home tucked among the brick apartment buildings and historic brownstones in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. The remarkable house at 77 Prospect Place, given its current form by architect Phillipe Baumann in 2004, was once a single-story carriage house, built in 1886. Baumann’s renovations included a new upper floor, a 30-foot skylight, and a dazzling great room that opens onto an outdoor patio with a hot tub; custom architectural interiors incorporate warm wood, glass, steel, and plaster. The stunning home last changed hands in 2017 for $6.6 million; it’s now back on the market for $7.9 million.

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Events, Features, History, Williamsburg

Photo by Howard Brier on Flickr

Revelers will once again gather in Williamsburg this week for a festival full of food, dancing, and live music. The Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola Feast is based on a tradition that got its start in Italy over 1,000 years ago, with its centerpiece a four-ton 72-foot tower. As part of the neighborhood’s nearly two-week feast, the tall, ornately decorated structure, known as the “Giglio,” is carried through the streets by over 100 men. The Giglio Feast, which kicks off on Wednesday, has been held in Williamsburg every July since 1903, nearly two decades before the better-known Feast of San Gennaro was celebrated in Manhattan’s Little Italy. Ahead, learn about the roots of the unique festival, how it’s evolved over the last 119 years, and what to expect this year.

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Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Recent Sales

All photos by Evan Joseph courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Amy Schumer is in contract to buy the Brooklyn Heights townhouse featured in the 1987 movie Moonstruck. As first reported by the New York Post, the actress-comedian has toured multiple homes in the historic neighborhood and put an offer on the corner property at 19 Cranberry Street, which was most recently listed for $11,000,000 after first hitting the market last summer for $12,850,000.

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Brooklyn, Design, Park Slope

All images courtesy of Evan Joseph, unless otherwise noted

Forget the annual fall trip upstate to go apple picking. At One Prospect Park West, a new condominium in Park Slope, residents have access to a pick-your-own apple orchard on the rooftop. Designed by ODA, the rooftop measures nearly 7,500 square feet, boasts panoramic views, and is considered the largest private roof terrace of any condo development in the borough. New images were released this week of the rooftop, which represents the first landscape-only project from ODA.

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Clinton Hill, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of Compass.

Among the brick homes and brownstones of Clinton Hill, this federal-style two-family townhouse at 240 Lafayette Avenue is currently configured as a single-family home. Asking $3,300,000, the four-story house has maintained its historic character, with five marble mantels, ornate ceiling medallions, exposed brick, tall ceilings, and full-height townhouse windows. Within the traditional layout are modern upgrades–like central heat and A/C–that make it a lovely and livable home–with the option of creating a rental apartment or suite.

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