Clinton Hill rents may be skyrocketing, but there are a handful of units coming up sure to bring some peace of mind to those worried that the neighborhood is turning into another haven for the rich. DNA Info reports that a brand new building coming up at 490 Myrtle Avenue at Hall Street that will boast a terrace, veggie garden, reflecting pools with cabanas and $1,064 two-bedroom apartments. The building is sited along one of the more rapidly gentrifying areas of the neighborhood, just a block away from the Pratt Institute along a stretch of Myrtle Avenue that is about to see a serious boom in new developments and green space.
Between hyper-developed hotspots, main drags in up-and-comers, and those genuinely avoidable areas, there can often be found a city’s “just-right” zones. They aren’t commonly known, but these micro-neighborhoods often hide within them real estate gems coupled with perfectly offbeat vibes. Continuing our Goldilocks Blocks series, this week we turn to Brooklyn.
The culturally rich, architecturally stunning Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill need little introduction. The Brooklyn Navy Yard to the north is busily growing as a start-up business incubator and creative and commercial hub. An “in-between” zone—the sort of area that engenders a question mark and a furrowed brow when perusing neighborhood maps—lies just north of Myrtle Avenue and south of the Navy Yard.
Known as Wallabout, the area was named for Wallabout Bay to the north, much of which was filled in to create the Navy Yard in the 19th century. Unique among its neighbors, a block-long stretch of this border district feels more like a small-town side street than a growing urban crossroads.
Your Daily Link Fix: Uptown Duplex Touts ‘Downtown Feel’; Rendering Posted for Apartment Building on Myrtle Ave., Wed, May 21, 2014
- New Yorkers Don’t Punish Their Babies By Naming Them ‘Kale’: It’s been the “Year of the Kale” since 2012 and America is taking it to another level, naming their babies after the superfood. Well, New Yorkers won’t cave into the pressure and the Observer has the report.
- The Workaholic’s Guide to Taking a Break: We know New Yorkers are workaholics, and their new ploy to get us to stop is by telling us that rest increases productivity. Well-played. Well, FastCo. has some pointers on how to do that “slowing down” thing.
- Rendering Posted for Apartment Building on Myrtle: The Brownstoner has been quietly stalking a five-story building that is coming up in Clinton Hill. Well, a rendering has been posted and they’ve got it for us.
- The WTC Retail Leasing Posse: Westfield Group is scurrying to lease out the rest of the retail spaces at the World Trade Center. The Real Deal has more on it.
- Uptown Duplex Touts its ‘Downtown Feel’: Curbed has some gorgeous pics of an uptown apartment that dares to be different.
- Motorola Contest Pegs Price of Moto 360 at $249: Engadget is less than impressed with the assumed evaluation of Motorola’s new smartwatch.
Images: Uptown Duplex (left), Myrtle Ave. Rendering (right)