The charming, turn-of-the-century brick house at 185 Ocean Avenue (pre-demo, on right) is no longer. The building, which was the subject of an intense bidding war this spring, has been demolished, and in December the DOB approved plans for an eight-story, 20-unit property on the site. Across the Park, which has been covering 185 Ocean’s demise, says that we have received very few details about what will be built in its place – as we’ve said before, it had better not be some ugly piece of shit. It’s worth noting that an eight-story building will tower above most of the houses on the block, and we second the call for something that’s not an ugly POS.
PLG Shocker! 185 Ocean Closes 33% Above Ask [Brownstoner] GMAP DOB
185 Ocean Ave. One Step Closer to Biting the Dust [Across the Park]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Semi-detached row houses Address: 1238-1254 Lincoln Place Cross Streets: Troy and Schenectady Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: late teens, early 1920s Architectural Style: Vaguely Mediterranean Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: By the first two decades of the 20th century, housing was at a crossroads in […]
A San Francisco-based co-working space called Makeshift Society is opening a location in Williamsburg on the first two floors of a converted warehouse at 55 Hope Street. Makeshift’s Brooklyn spot occupies 4,000 square feet across both floors and offers 17-foot ceilings, open seating and dedicated studio desks. It will also have a creative tool lending library […]
Here the developers have gutted a small one-family and turned it into three small open-plan apartments, each with two bedrooms. (The listing says there’s an owner’s duplex, but going by the floor plan, it seems to be referring to the cellar.) Some charm still remains in the form of beautiful fireplaces and the exterior, which has […]