- Have you ever noticed the flag atop Trader Joe’s in Cobble Hill? Here’s the reason why the chain store flies the flag. [DNAinfo]
- Feeding your suburban-mall-food craving, Focus Brands (parent company to Carvel, Cinnabon and Auntie Anne’s) will now be delivering in the city starting this week. [CNN Money]
- A timeline of how Empire Stores went from a cargo warehouse in 1868 to the present development site. [Brownstoner]
- For their “Stats and the City 2015” series, Crain’s looks at “the mother of all megaprojects,” Hudson Yards [Crain’s]
- With projects like +Pool and 17 John Cotel, how does crowdfunding play into architecture? [ArchDaily]
- This sleek portable desk by Baine & Fricker comes with its own wheels for easy transportation. [ELLE Decoration]
The Significance Behind the Flag Atop Cobble Hill’s Trader Joe’s; Hold the Phone – Cinnabon Now Delivers, Mon, August 24, 2015
One thing we can say about this apartment currently for rent at 215 Degraw Street (a.k.a. 56 Strong Place) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn: The listing broker likes it. She writes, and we quote: “…this incredible 3 bedroom 3 bath duplex offers more to one lucky renter than this writer can ever hope to convey.” But she gives it a shot just the same, explaining that for a mere $8,750 a month, you can bag “The triple Crown of Rentals!” She says more, too, but let’s take a look at what’s causing all this excitement.
First, Landmark at Strong Place is a circa 1851 Gothic Revival church that was converted into a 23-unit condominium in 2010. So already it’s more interesting than your average apartment.
The Warren Place Mews is one of the most charming blocks of Cobble Hill, if not all of Brooklyn. It’s a gated street with 34 modest brick cottages that face a private courtyard. The mews dates back to the 1870s, when it was built by wealthy merchant and philanthropist Alfred Tredway White. White advocated for housing for the working class and built affordable housing all around Brooklyn. These homes in particular were used as workman’s cottages. But the mews has come a long way since then. This home, at 21 Warren Place, is now on the market for $1.495 million.
The client had purchased a standard 17-foot-wide townhouse in Cobble Hill, as well as the adjacent vacant lot, giving DXA over 30 feet of developable space. The firm used this chance to create a 5,600-square-foot, three-story home that blends with its Italianate neighbors from the outside and is entirely arranged around a central courtyard inside.
Even if this rustic carriage house at 172 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill hadn’t been featured in various films over the years (including Eat, Pray, Love), its star-quality is more than evident. Although currently configured as a two-unit home, its three loft-like levels can easily be converted into a spacious four-to-six bedroom residence with some very minor adjustments.