Circling Back to (Oh So Ugly) 792 Sterling Place

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We thought we’d circle back to a project that we haven’t looked at since 2007. The six-story, 60,000-square-foot building is now built and it ain’t much to look at, that’s for sure. On the other hand, it’s providing 80 or so new rentals to the neighborhood, and if this defunct listing is any indication, they are fairly inexpensive. There’s a phone number posted out front for interested renters: 718-399-7395.
Development Watch: 792 Sterling Place [Brownstoner] GMAP

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  • that Is ugly….

  • It’s funny, Bxgrl and I walked past this on Saturday, it is not in our usual path. There still doesn’t seem to be anyone living in there, the parking lot is empty, and no lights are on. This is a neighborhood in need of affordable housing, so it will eventually fill up. It’s also on a block that will probably see much more new construction, as there isn’t much here, just garages and a smattering of houses/small apt buildings. Sad, on a huge lot like this, someone couldn’t have done better.

  • I know someone who moved in a few months ago and quickly moved out to Hoboken. The heat was sporadic because the building is almost empty AND the prices were not that affordable for the area.

    I believe a one bed room is $1,600 and a two bedroom $2,200. For that money in such a hideous building I would hope they would have a lot of great amenities.., which they do not.

    It seems like this development was badly planned from the beginning.

  • Snow, that is a HUGE amount of money for this area, and that block in particular. Considering the average for a floor through in a brownstone is around $1200, that’s absurd.

  • Rogers/Sterling for $1,600 – $2,200, 1 and 2 BR respectively?! Developer’s hand forced by their underwater mortgage perhaps. Yes, snowboardqueen, poorly planned as many before and after it.

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • Saw this building back in August when I was looking for a rental in the area — ugly on the outside, but they went all out on the inside. Guessing it was originally supposed to be condos…OOPS! Stainless appliances, granite countertops, etc.

    Building wasn’t pet friendly, and mgmt company sucked the big one. Not surprised the building is still empty.

  • All new buildings suck. Landmark everything. I love vacant lots. Fight the power! Free Mumia!

  • It’s an abomination! This is what I do not understand; why do developers have to make ‘inexpensive’ or subsidized housing so ugly? (It’s not even inexpensive–$1200 and $2200. ARE THEY CRAZY!) Just because a person makes less money doesn’t necessarily mean that they have no taste. One can use cheap materials and design a building and interiors in a chic or aesthetically pleasing way. Even the outside color of the building is hideous! It is the same awful color as that building which is next to it on the corner. I drive by it everyday, and I think it has to be one of the ugliest buildings in Brooklyn or at least in the top ten. What are those strange medallions on the side?!?@!–the color, the strange bulging rocky stone on the bottom, the brite white cheap looking windows. OMG! WTF! I look at it, and I just don’t understand how someone could pour money into making a building and think that looks good. I JUST DON’T GET IT!