An extensive interior and exterior reno is planned for the two adjoining homes at 121-23 Fort Greene Place, between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place. The properties were a HOTD in March, when they were asking $2,724,000. At the time, we had this opinion: “doesn’t sound like a reach to us, but we suppose it’ll all turn on how much work needs to be done.” (It doesn’t look like the sale has come through on public records yet.) On Wednesday Barrett Design, the folks behind the conversion of 25 Carroll, presented a plan to CB2′s land use committee to restore the front facades, remove both rear extensions and construct a new full-width extension, as well as add a one-story, full-width rooftop addition. Notably, each building will get its stoop back, as per the design in the original tax photo. The interiors, which are described as being in “pretty poor condition,” will be renovated as well. When all is said and done, the properties will be combined to form a seven-unit building. The committee approved the designs, which will also need to be OK’d by the LPC.
HOTD: 121-123 Fort Greene Place [Brownstoner] GMAP
When other neighborhood businesses were closing up shop in the early ’60s due to changing racial demographics and civil unrest, Tom’s Restaurant chose to stay in Prospect Heights where it had been since 1936. Listen to owner Gus Vlahavus explain why in this mini-documentary about the restaurant. The episode is one of the first in a new […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Wood framed semi-detached row house Address: 133 Carlton Avenue Cross Streets: Myrtle and Park Avenues Neighborhood: Wallabout Year Built: 1840s Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but part of a proposed Wallabout Historic District. The story: In spite of all that’s happened on this block of […]
Bushwick’s Swallow Cafe has just opened a second location at 493 Driggs Avenue between North 9th and North 10th streets in Williamsburg. It opened Saturday and serves coffee, tea, sandwiches and pastries. There’s a short bar that will soon have a few stools under it. The otherwise nondescript storefront has a little hand-painted sign with […]
Yup, another incredible house on Arlington Place is for sale. The Renaissance Revival brownstone at No. 5 was built by George P. Chappell in 1887 and was a Building of the Day in 2012. It’s next door to the Crooklyn house, which sold for $1,700,000 in July. The house at No. 1, previously an SRO and delivered […]
We featured plenty of apartments at the Newswalk building in Park Slope in our day, but this two-bedroom duplex has to be one of the biggest and nicest of them all. The first level is a large, loft-like living area with a kitchen and bathroom; upstairs are two bedrooms and another bathroom along with a […]