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This one-bedroom co-op at 54 Orange Street in Brooklyn Heights is replete with designer touches. Located on picturesque Orange Street, the property is directly across from The Plymouth Church Gardens. Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and Cadman Park Plaza are just around the corner.

The apartment is in a well-maintained building with an elevator, live-in super, and laundry room. The kitchen is equipped with granite counter tops, high-end maple cabinetry, and top-of-the-line appliances. The light-filled bedroom features French doors that open onto a spacious living/dining room area, and the living area provides ample space for a dining table and home office. Other perks include a common courtyard and bike storage. Pets are allowed upon approval.

Conveniently located near the 2/3 and A/C subway lines, the apartment is within walking distance of Montague Street and many of the area’s best restaurants. The asking price is $679,000. There will be an open house Sunday, October 25, from 12-1:30 p.m. Click through for more pictures.

54 Orange Street #3G [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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BRIC TV is rolling out three new shows this week. If you’re interested in the borough’s shifting cultural landscape, make sure to tune in to On the Grid with Zephyr Teachout—a new series exploring the real maps of a rapidly changing Brooklyn.

Hosted by Zephyr Teachout, a 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, the show uses data from CUNY’s Center for Urban Research to redraw traditional neighborhood boundaries.

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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.

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This three-family townhouse is situated on a tree-lined Cobble Hill street. The 3,000-square-foot property is currently set up as an owner’s duplex with two one-bedroom apartment rentals but with the ample square footage, other arrangements certainly exist.

Built in 1899, the four-story property is replete with historic features, including a handsome brick facade and a decorative fireplace. The living space boasts high ceilings, big parlor windows, and 3.5 bathrooms.

The cook-friendly kitchen receives plenty of light and is equipped with stainless steel appliances. This unique home also comes with an oversized garden and an impressive staircase.

The property is within walking distance of many of Cobble Hill’s best eateries and just steps away from Court and Smith Streets. Nearby transportation options include the Bergen Station on the F and G lines (on the corner) and a bike path.

The asking price is $2,879,900. Click through for more pictures.

261 Warren Street [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Nearly 14 percent of New York City is covered in green spaces, and many of the city’s most verdant spots are right here in Brooklyn.

You may spend a lot of time in the borough’s public parks, especially in the summer, but do you know who’s responsible for creating and maintaining them? According to a recent study from TD Bank, you might not.

The environmentally conscious bank recently released findings from its first “Rooted In NYC” survey, which revealed that 98 percent of Brooklynites believe that natural areas are important to the health of their community. However, more than half (53 percent) don’t know who to thank for keeping our green spaces beautiful and accessible.

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

Sometimes life calls for pie. Luckily for us, the borough is a great place to indulge. Many of New York’s best pie shops are right here in Kings County. Some have been around for years—others are the result of a more recent pie renaissance. Below are five stellar pie shops that will make your dessert dreams come true. What are your favorites?

Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Opened by Emily and Melissa Elsen, two sisters from rural South Dakota, Four & Twenty Blackbirds has been serving up handmade pies in Gowanus since 2010. Their seasonally inspired treats quickly gained a loyal following. Their pies are made from local and organic ingredients and often come in unexpected flavors such as chocolate julep (mint + bourbon + chocolate). Can’t decide what to order? The black bottom oat pie is a cult favorite.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds by Vikram S. via Foursquare.

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This five-bedroom townhouse is located on a picturesque block in Boerum Hill. Reimagined as a luxury single-family home by the Meshberg Group*, the historic property comes with plans for a roof terrace, fully finished cellar, and a manicured garden.

The 3,340-square-foot home is replete with designer touches, including a striking limestone fireplace and a custom slate bench. A spacious living room leads to an open kitchen and dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Large glass doors open onto the private deck and garden.

The kitchen has Calacatta marble countertops, Miele appliances, and a Kallista stainless steel sink. The master bathroom is outfitted with Carrara marble walls and stone countertops and boasts a freestanding tub. Hate stepping on cold floors? Heated porcelain tiles will keep your feet toasty on chilly mornings.

*Property description is based on plans provided by the Meshberg Group, the existing home is currently unfinished.

The asking price is $4,975,000. Click through for more pictures.

203 Bergen Street [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Rocket Factory Lofts is shaking up Williamsburg’s rental market. Located in the neighborhood’s vibrant Southside area, the property offers industrial-chic lofts in a former rocket and plane parts factory. (How cool is that?)

The pre-war building has had many incarnations over the years. Built in 1910 as a Gretsch musical instrument factory, the seven-story building also served as the headquarters of the Interstate Electric Novelty Company in the 1920s. Fun fact: they developed the first portable electric flashlight there in 1923.

Rocket Factory Lofts underwent an extensive renovation after it was purchased by Meadow Partners in 2014. Although they were careful to preserve the property’s historic character, the developer outfitted the turn-of-the-century factory with marble hallways and a glass-paneled elevator.

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This five-bedroom Prospect Heights townhouse has six bathrooms, wood floors, and plenty of exposed brick. The three-story property has a potential 4,000 feet of living space and a spacious private garden (check the square footage with your architect). A large basement affords ample storage space.

Although the home is in need of renovation, its generous layout has tons of potential. Currently configured for multiple families, it can also be converted into a palatial single-family home.

The property is located on tree-lined Underhill Avenue, just two blocks from Prospect Park and steps away from Grand Army Plaza and many of the area’s favorite eateries. Nearby transportation options include the 2/3 and 4/5 express and local lines.

The asking price is $2,549,000. Click through for more pictures.

Prospect Heights Townhome [Brooklyn Bridge Realty]

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Kids feeling cooped up? The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park has plenty of summer activities to keep them busy.

Lakeside’s “Rollerskate in the Tot-Spot” skate session caters to the three-and-under crowd. Held every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the toddler-only skate session features games, music, and activities. Kids even get a snack!