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Built in 1893, this Romanesque brownstone is quintessential Park Slope. It’s been renovated over the years, but since most of the historic details have been restored, these modernizations have only made it better. Most notably, the whole cellar has been converted into a home gym, which is clad in the original stone walls, and the garden level is one giant family room with a second kitchen that leads out to a backyard garden. Plus, the entire third floor is devoted to the master suite, which opens to a top-floor terrace. Located at 178 8th Avenue, it’s just hit the market for $6,450,000.

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Before moving to Chicago as a teenager in 1919, Al Capone lived in Park Slope, in three different townhouses along Park Slope. One of them was this townhouse at 21 Garfield Place. Just listed for $2.9 million (h/t Post), the home today is a three-family with an owner’s duplex and two one-bedroom apartments above, all of which have private outdoor space.

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Photo credit: Russ Ross, courtesy The Corcoran Group

The pitched lapboard ceilings, exposed brick, and cozy nooks make this Park Slope co-op feel like a little cottage in the sky. But when you step onto the rooftop and peer across brownstone Brooklyn, you’ll be reminded that you’re still in the city. Located at 16 Montgomery Place, the two-bedroom apartment has even more lovely perks, including a wood-burning fireplace, three skylights, and tons of built-ins.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

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This uber-charming brick rowhouse on the Park Slope/Gowanus border is pretty perfect for quarantine; it has soothing interiors to keep you calm during this stressful time, but the backyard is party-ready for those times when you need to let loose. Located at 720 Sackett Street and just listed for $2.3 million, the 19th-century home was renovated in 2017 and has three bedrooms, a gated front yard, and a finished basement.

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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 credit: Allyson Lubow courtesy of The Corcoran Group.

Though the neighborhood may be lovely and its amenities many, it’s not for nothing that Park Slope is known as “no place to park Slope.” This gracious 23.5-foot-wide four-story home at 559 1st Street, asking $4,995 million, is in a prime spot right on the park; even better, deeded parking is available for trade with the sale. The two-family home is being used as a single-family townhouse, but the opportunity for rental income exists if the new owner wants to change the configuration.

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Along the hip “main drag” in the heart of Park Slope, this charming co-op at 285 Fifth Avenue is priced like a studio, asking $400,000, but a separate internal sleeping area keeps the one-room-living blues at bay. What’s more, monthly maintenance is only $290, so your monthly outlay won’t overwhelm, even in this pricey, though heavenly neighborhood.

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This one-bedroom, pre-war co-op at 19 7th Avenue is just one flight up from a classic north Park Slope street. Asking $499,000, it has the proper postcard charm of a lovely landmarked brownstone–working fireplace included–and it’s just a few blocks from Prospect Park.

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As one of the highly sought-after, elegant pre-war Park Slope co-ops that overlook Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza, 47 Plaza Street West was built in 1928 and designed by renowned architect Rosario Candela. Asking $2.4 million, this “classic seven” unit is one of only two that share an elevator bank. And with four bedrooms and a unique corner configuration, the gracious apartment feels like a townhouse–without all the stairs. Plus, high-floor status means gorgeous views of Grand Army Plaza and the park below.

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695 Degraw Street, Park Slope, condos, duplex, outdoor space, cool listings

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Right around the corner from Park Slope’s bustling 5th Avenue, this two-bedroom duplex at 695 Degraw Street is convenient, cozy, and comes with a private, well-maintained garden. Located in a three-unit building dating back to 1899, the home still has some of its classic pre-war details alongside all of the modern conveniences that are on your list: central AC, a laundry room, and more. For the asking rent of $6,500 a month, the apartment can come partially furnished or vacant.

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