The Rockaways may technically be in Queens but, now that Williamsburg foodies are taking over the beach-side concessions and bearded surfers are everywhere, they have to be considered an honorary extension of Brooklyn. In case you needed further confirmation of the area’s hipification, the Wall Street Journal (via NY Mag) reports that Sean MacPherson (man-about-Montauk and developer of the Bowery and Jane hotels) is thinking about a project by the sea: “It’s the Lower East Side on the beach. It’s like, ‘Why are people not living out here?’” Obviously by “people” he means the cultured and moneyed classes. He does have a point though: Why spend your weekend in bumper-to-bumper traffic on Route 27 when you can just hop on the A train instead!
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A tipster tells us that a group of Chinese investors paid $18,500,000 for a big piece of property at 2300 Cropsey Avenue in Gravesend at a state foreclosure auction yesterday. The 45,688-square-foot property, which is sandwiched between Cropsey and Bay Parkway at 23rd Avenue, currently houses a six-story building with a demolished interior that’s zoned as […]
Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City. Here’s a little something for those of us who are afraid of commitment (and property taxes): Four lovely rental properties, all in Ulster County, none exceeding $1,600 a month. And […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. Beer helped make Brooklyn. Beer also enabled the German American community in Bushwick, Williamsburg and beyond become the most successful immigrant group in New York. At its peak, at the turn of the 20th century, Brooklyn was called the beer brewing capital of the country, with over fifty […]
A run-down but historic building at 71 Irving Place has been gutted and renovated and is back on the market. Last year, a section of the facade of the multifamily apartment building crumbled while it was for sale for $975,000. At the time, it was marketed as a gut renovation, not a teardown. The new owners, […]
The United States Postal Service and Community Board Two hosted a public hearing on Thursday evening about the relocation of two post offices: the Pratt Station Post office at 524 Myrtle Avenue and the Times Plaza Station Post Office at 542 Atlantic Avenue. Each location’s lease agreement will soon expire, at which point both property […]