Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

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Prospect Park Boathouse via Flickr/cc

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is becoming a more and more coveted neighborhood, especially when you’re just a few short blocks from Prospect Park and the B and Q trains at Parkside Avenue, which is exactly the selling point for the new 20-unit rental at 830 Flatbush Avenue. The building was recently completed and as of today, households earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for six middle-income apartments, including $2,253/month one-bedrooms and $2,716/month two-bedrooms. They’ll also have access to a fitness center, laundry room, lounge, bike storage, and roof deck.

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52 Midwood Street

Designed in 1889 by William M. Miller, a prominent architect for Cornell University during the late 1800s, this stately, single family home is located in the charming Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, one block from Prospect Park. 52 Midwood Street is a 20-foot-wide home with almost 3,800 square feet on a deep, 100-foot lot asking $2,750,000. Totally renovated, the house perfectly blends old and new bringing together quintessential Brownstone Brooklyn charm with all the modern conveniences.

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Photo of Prospect Park via Maria Eklind on Flickr

A second affordable housing lottery launched for the Lincoln Road Apartments, a two-tower rental building offering up 27 middle-income units. Located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, the rentals at 31-33 Lincoln Road sit directly across from sprawling Prospect Park. In addition to its proximity to the park, 33 Lincoln provides residents a common roof deck, fitness center, a lounge and lots of storage. The apartments sit less than 500 feet from the B and Q trains at the Prospect Park Subway stop. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $1,807/month studios to $2,733/month two-bedroom apartments.

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Want Prospect Park as a backyard? Enter a lottery for 16 middle-income apartments at a brand new building in Brooklyn’s Prospect-Lefferts Gardens that sits directly across from the 526-acre park. Located at 510 Flatbush Avenue (also 33 Lincoln Road), the Lincoln Road Apartments rise nine stories and contain 141 units. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income can apply for units ranging from $1,807/month studios to $2,733/month two-bedroom apartments.

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125 Maple Street, Axel Hedman, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, townhouses, cool listings

Situated just two blocks from Prospect Park at 125 Maple Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, this 25-foot-wide limestone beauty was built by noted Brooklyn architect Axel Hedman in the Renaissance Revival style. Built on a corner lot, the house gets enough sun to feature a stained-glass-wrapped solarium, and moody,  dramatic interior details appear luminous rather than dark.

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Photo via CityRealty

Here’s your chance to live in pretty Prospect-Lefferts Gardens for, perhaps, less than the neighborhood’s market-rate rents. An affordable housing lottery is opening for seven units in a new, eight-story building at 212 Linden Boulevard. As 6sqft recently uncovered, many middle-income apartments throughout the city serve more to subsidize the truly affordable units, and therefore, don’t come in that much cheaper. Here, the homes are available to those earning 130 percent of the median income and range from $1,800/month studios to $2,714/month two-bedrooms. By comparison, the market-rate rentals range from $1,850/one bedrooms to $3,000/month two-bedrooms.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

This three-story brick townhouse is nestled on a charming street of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, the Brooklyn neighborhood east of Prospect Park. 88 Midwood Street also has some nice surprises inside, like carved woodwork, a big wood burning fireplace and a bonus sunroom. If you’re on the hunt for a lovely Brooklyn townhouse with some historic details still in tact—and have $2.399 million to spare—look no further.

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Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Prospect Park home hosts a graveyard of presidential rejects

By Metro New York, Tue, November 8, 2016

On Election Day, the winners go on to live their political dreams while the losers are largely forgotten—until now. A new art installation from Nina Katchadourian called Monument to the Unelected has taken over the lawn of Prospect Park’s Lefferts Historic House with 58 campaign signs for all the losing presidential candidates from every election in American history. And, yes, after Tuesday, November 8th, there will be 59. Monument to the Unelected only be on display through November 13.

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176 Lefferts Avenue, cool listings, prospect lefferts gardens, townhouses

On a quiet block of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens–lined with similar round-fronted row houses and low-rise brick apartments–this thoughtfully-renovated, 20-foot-wide limestone townhouse is move-in ready, no contractor required. Asking $1.95 million, 176 Lefferts Avenue changed hands in 2014 for $1.6 million, and just before that in 2013 for $830,000 to a local developer–so you can see how much property values in this neighborhood have changed in recent years. Though the home has been renovated for use as a one-family, it’s legally a two-family if you wanted to take advantage of the income–or other expansion–potential.

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Celebrities, History, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Ta Nehisi Coates, 207 Lincoln Road, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn brownstones

Atlantic Writer, National Book Award winner and MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates recently made an appearance in real estate news; Coates, who is among today’s most prominent writers on African-American issues, and his wife recently purchased a landmarked five-bedroom townhouse in Prospect-Lefferts Garden for $2.1 million. Not one to miss an opportunity to explore a facet of cultural history, the couple worked an interesting story into the LLC they used to purchase the property, DNAinfo tells us.

Buyers commonly register Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) to purchase property in order to conceal their identities (celebrities, for example, or when making a big-ticket buy), and LLC names are often mundane, using the name of the property itself. But the Coateses LLC, “Ellen and William Craft Excursions LLC” has an inspiring tale behind it: The Crafts were an escaped slave couple from Georgia in the 19th century. Disguised as a white male slave owner and his slave, they escaped to Philadelphia in 1868.

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