10/07/15 11:31am


Sponsored By 465 Pacific.

465 Pacific is a boutique condominium building featuring 30 one to five bedrooms including terrace duplex homes and penthouses.

Created By BlankSlate

Boerum Hill — especially Atlantic Avenue — has changed drastically over the past decade. The historic brownstones and rowhouses are still there, as are the antique stores and the Middle Eastern markets, but they’ve been joined by upscale restaurants, bridal boutiques, and art galleries. Add to that the proximity to institutions like Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and it’s no wonder that demand for housing in Boerum Hill has increased.

The newest change to this upwardly mobile neighborhood is at Atlantic Avenue and Nevins Street, in a lot formerly occupied by the Atlantis Super Wash Center and its oversized, largely unused parking lot.

Architect Morris Adjmi, the man behind Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel, has different plans for the space. Featuring a design meant to complement neighboring rowhouses, 465 Pacific will bring 30 new homes and plenty of retail space to the corner. The residences, ranging from one- to five-bedroom, will include terrace duplex homes and penthouses. The 1,300-square-foot rooftop garden features panoramic city views. (more…)

10/07/15 8:30am

Jay Street in Dumbo Brooklyn

El Nopal Restaurante Signs Lease in Park Slope [NYT]
Permits Filed: 135-Unit Building at 22 Eckford Street in Greenpoint [NYY]
Townhouses Grow in East New York, 402-424 Shepherd Avenue [NYY]
Heatherwood Plots 135-Unit Greenpoint Residential Development [TRD]
Cobble Hill Rental Prices Surpass Manhattan, Report Finds [DNA]
Here’s What Bike Lanes Could Look Like on the Verrazano Bridge [DNA]

[Jay Street in Dumbo | Photo: Cate Corcoran]

10/06/15 4:30pm

Monroe Street Clinton Hill Bed Stuy

Narcotic Poisoning Suspected After Multiple Dogs in Prospect Park Become Sick [DPC]
“Slow Zone,” With Signs and Speed Bumps, Coming to Brooklyn Heights [BHB]
Townhouses Grow in East New York, 402-424 Shepherd Avenue [NYY]
Meet the Lawyer Who Defends Brooklyn’s Underground Arts Scene [Vice]
Sausage Dogs, Schnauzers Celebrate Dog-toberfest [BK Paper]

[Monroe Street in Bed Stuy | Photo: Brownstoner reader Elizabeth Coughlin]

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Crown Heights Brooklyn -- 1183 Bergen St History

A look at Brooklyn, then and now.

The pink house on Bergen Street was still standing when I moved to Crown Heights North in 2000. Only two blocks from my house, I saw it often. It was in rough shape then, but hadn’t been boarded up yet.

According to a 1976 survey of Crown Heights North by the LPC, this house, at 1183 Bergen Street, between New York and Brooklyn avenues, was the second oldest house in the neighborhood.

It was built, they figured, somewhere between 1860 and 1865.

The oldest house in Crown Heights North is the George and Susan Elkins House, at 1375 Dean Street, a couple of blocks away. The Elkins house is only 10 years older, built around 1853.

Both houses were the last remnants of this neighborhood’s suburban past, the two oldest surviving houses in Crown Heights North.

The Bedford branch of the Lefferts family owned most of the land making up Crown Heights North. They stopped farming and began selling it off in the late 1840s and ’50s. The street grid had been marked out in the 1830s, and this land was advertised as a great place for a suburban villa community. (more…)