Brooklyn’s doing just fine, if you believe yesterday’s bullish article in Crain’s: In the first six months of the year, almost 25,000 borough residents found work, more than 200,000 square feet of commercial space was rented and retail rents began to stabilize. Why? Brooklyn’s such a desirable place to live now. Certainly, for anyone under 30, Brooklyn is now their first choice and not their second choice, says Doug Steiner, president of Steiner Studios and not totally unbiased given his interests in real estate development (80 Met). Let’s hope Crain’s is onto something!
Brooklyn Feels the Love of Rising Economy [Crain's]
Comment: Three out of four sold! Open House Picks 10/11/2013 [Brownstoner]
Have we yet extolled the virtues of Coxsackie? Pretty sure we have, but we’re going to do it again, because it’s spring and you need an excuse to visit a new place. Coxsackie in Greene County, 30 minutes south of Albany, 10 minutes north of Catskill, and two hours and 35 minutes north of Brooklyn. […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. Since wooden houses are in the Brownstoner news lately, today’s Past and Present shows some that are no more. They were lovely little frame houses on Bainbridge Street, between Malcolm X Boulevard (formerly Reid Avenue) and Sumner Avenue. These houses were from this eastern part of Bedford’s early […]
A tipster sent us a construction-site rendering of the seven-story, 35-unit building going up on the large empty lot at 1035 Fulton, and we then found more on the website of the now-ubiquitous Issac & Stern. The red brick building resembles 19th century warehouses of the type you see in Soho, Dumbo and the South […]
Construction continues on the corner of Strong Place and Kane Street in Cobble Hill, where Brennan Realty is building three Landmarks-approved neo-traditional townhouses. The first of the townhouses, 2A Strong Place, is a 3,720-square-foot five-bedroom, 3.5-bath home that’s entered contract after an asking price of $4,475,000. This house first hit the market last spring at $4,150,000, and […]