We’ve known for a while that the Fifth Avenue Committee was working on a large affordable housing project on Wolcott Street, but until recently we were unaware that the nonprofit was also constructing another building (smaller, but with basically the same design) a few blocks away, on Coffey Street. Work on both buildings, which will have 60 mixed-income co-ops between them, is nearly complete. About a third of the total units are in the building at 135 Coffey Street, and prospective owners for those co-ops are likely to be selected soon, before residents for the Wolcott Street building, according to an FAC spokesperson. FAC says the Red Hook homes will be the largest affordable homeownership project in Red Hook history, and most of the units will be sold to people who make less than 80 percent of the area’s median income.
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Home renovation matchmaking and blog site Sweeten has mapped every residential renovation project filed with the New York City Department of Buildings over the past 10 years. They pulled some data for us that shows Brooklynites filed 6,776 home renovations in the first six months of the year, and $77,710 was the average cost of […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Marine Commandant’s House, Brooklyn Navy Yard, now BLDG 92 Address: 63 Flushing Avenue Cross Streets: Carlton Avenue Neighborhood: Fort Greene Year Built: Original building, 1857, new addition and BLDG 92 complex, 2012 Architectural Style: Original building, Italianate Architect: Original Marine Commandant’s house — Thomas U. Walter. BLDG 92 rehab and […]
Property owner Infinity Real Estate recently filed new building applications for 1245 Fulton Street in Bed Stuy, where Planet Fitness inked a lease in October. Although the gym had reportedly originally planned to add a second story onto the existing building, now it looks like the landlord is planning to build an entirely new one-story […]
This seems like such a cute house at such a good price for Brooklyn. We like Wallabout and we like the renovation, which features a steel and reclaimed wood staircase, teak hardwood floors, Carrera Carrara marble counters in the kitchen, and lacquer cabinets. All the mechanicals are new, as is the siding, windows, roof, and skylights. The […]