You live in Brooklyn, but are in Manhattan between appointments. Where’s a clean, well-lighted place to kill time or work that’s not a Starbucks? An obvious answer is libraries, home to (mostly) free WiFi, with bathrooms and power outlets if you’re lucky. (more…)
If you’re in the market for a multi-million-dollar condo, you could do a lot worse than this three-bedroom at 360 Furman Street, aka One Brooklyn Bridge Park. It offers a vista that’s hard to top, with massive banks of windows that look out on Brooklyn Bridge Park and the harbor. (more…)
The building at Site A was up to four stories in mid-November
The big affordable housing complex known as the Henry Apartments on Broadway in Ocean Hill is now very far along, with the first five stories peeking up over the construction fence on the two lots on two sides of Decatur Street.
Workers have been hurrying to finish up the outside of the two complexes before winter sets in, and it looks like they will succeed. They’ve been adding about one story a week on both sites for the past month or so. (more…)
So you found your dream home! Beautiful views, convenient location, nice neighbors, great landlord… now you owe it to yourself to make a smooth move.
Whether you’re moving across the city, cross-country, or even around the world, FlatRate Moving endeavors to make your move as easy as it can be. FlatRate gives you an upfront price for your move—a service pioneered by FlatRate that the company has a 25-year track record of providing. (more…)
As many New York neighborhoods grow into glassy forests of skyscraping condos, Brooklyn Heights’ architecture remains largely historic with plenty of sky, a fact which was earned through no small battle.
Love it or hate it, Christmas music is officially inescapable for the rest of the year. But it’s not all cheesy. Take, for example, Brooklyn’s beloved Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, whose soulful take on “White Christmas” can be heard below. (more…)
Man photo by Sutha Kamal via Flickr. Photo illustration by Barbara Eldredge
A Brownstoner reader has put a single-family home on the market, but the offers coming in are lower than expected.
We greatly underestimated the current down trend in the market for the fall, while trying to sell a SFH in a very popular part of Brooklyn. We have read it is the worst market for sales since 2008? We currently have an offer we are considering that is definitely below the market value of our place, and quite frankly we are insulted by it. We are not desperate to sell, but do intend to sell within the next year in order to move on to our next home. (Which needs to be funded by the current place being sold.) Is there a real benefit to coming off the market now, and coming back on in the spring? Or is this as good as it gets for the short-medium term pricing. Any input welcome.
Should they accept the offer, or take the house off the market and try their chances in the spring? Share your thoughts over in the original post.