10/05/15 12:00pm

Park Slope House for Sale -- 882 Carroll Street

Up for viewing today is a Park Slope limestone on a prime park block, at 882 Carroll Street. There are many a grand home on those park blocks — this one fits the bill and is in pristine condition to boot.

Parlor floor details include a pair of fireplaces, moldings, pocket doors, wainscoting, stained glass, triple bay windows and gleaming parquet floors with inlays. It should be noted that the staircase, per the listing, “has been artfully refashioned to create a voluminous eclectic gestalt.” What that means we couldn’t tell you, but we’re passing it along. (more…)

10/05/15 11:31am


Sponsored By Coworkrs.

Coworkrs offers coworking memberships, desks, and private office suites in Gowanus, FiDi and Flatiron NYC. Be 'At Home at Work'

Created By BlankSlate

Over the past few years, Brooklyn has become a mecca for entrepreneurs and freelancers that don’t fit into the traditional corporate mold. According to DNAinfo New York, nearly one in 10 workers in the Gowanus area work from home. It’s no surprise, then, that shared office spaces are filling the need for the largest employment demographic—the independent millennial workforce.

If you need a few hours away from your television and the cat keeps trying to sleep on your keyboard, and you’re sick of waiting in line for the power outlets at Starbucks, you’ll be glad to know that Coworkrs opened a Gowanus location in August. The popular coworking startup is known for its “At Home At Work” vibe and its beautiful industrial design. Their new Brooklyn outpost offers conference rooms, private offices, shared desk spaces, event space, and comfortable coworking lounge areas. (more…)

10/05/15 8:30am

Park Place Crown Heights Brooklyn

Crews Seek Missing Woman and Cause After Borough Park Explosion [NYT]
Two Dead After Boat Capsizes in Jamaica Bay [NYT]
Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: Loving Life in Brooklyn [NYP]
Artists Are Bringing Brooklyn Alive With Its Own Superheroes [NYDN]
Permits Filed: 195 Hawthorne Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens [NYY]
Nordic Startups Flocking to Williamsburg With Help of Business Incubator [DNA]
Boat Captain Dreams of Gowanus Canal Teeming With Life, Not Pollution [DNA]

[Park Place in Crown Heights | Photo: Cate Corcoran]

10/03/15 3:00pm

Cuomo De Blasio Subway

Cypress Hills J Station, arguably the most decrepit station in Brooklyn

The New York City Transit system needs help, and the state and city are both saying “not it” when it comes to accepting responsibility for the bill. Evidence of the Transit budget crisis is apparent throughout Brooklyn’s most decrepit stations, and Thursday afternoon’s broken rail along the L line is just the latest incident in a string of commuting troubles.

But which authority should pony up more funds for the beleaguered subway system? Where should the money come from? (more…)

10/03/15 10:30am

This post courtesy of Explore Brooklyn, an all-inclusive guide to the businesses, neighborhoods, and attractions that make Brooklyn great.


It’s usually no big deal when a guest come to town and crashes on your couch or in your spare bedroom. What if they have a dog or a cat with them? If you’re allergic, or have pets who are not fond of sharing their spaces, a four-legged house guest can be more than you bargained for.

You’ll be happy to know that there are a number of pet-friendly hotels in Brooklyn. Here are a few, along with pet-friendly things to do nearby.

The NU Hotel is located on Smith Street at Atlantic Avenue, putting it just minutes away from popular attractions like Barclays Center and BAM. There’s also a dog run at Pier 6, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Should anything go awry, it’s steps away from the One Love Animal Hospital. Or, if you need some last minute toys or treats, PetSmart is a block away.

Pets Policy: “We will accommodate your four-legged friends (as long as he or she is under 50lbs) for a $100 one-time cleaning fee.”

Pooch with suitcase photo courtesy of NU Hotel. (more…)

10/03/15 9:00am

Bushwick Gentrification
Local Writes Brownstoner About Gentrification in Bushwick: High Rents Forcing Out Families
A Brownstoner reader and longtime resident of Bushwick sent Brownstoner her thoughts about recent changes and gentrification in Bushwick: “Just a quick email to see if you can help me understand what exactly is occurring in Bushwick. I have lived in Bushwick for what seems like forever and seen the changes that have happened here…”


10/02/15 5:09pm

Thaddeus Young Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Nets player Thaddeus Young bought a $5,400,000 condo in Brooklyn Heights’ One Brooklyn Bridge Park earlier this summer. Apparently he’s already learned that the Atlantic Antic doesn’t make for a fast commute and that Brooklyn Bridge Park is a great place to let the kids cut loose.

But there’s more to life in Brooklyn Heights. To help Young get hip with the Heights crowd, we’ve put together a handy guide of five things he needs to know about his new ‘hood right now.