The mixed-use property at 292-294 Atlantic Avenue (which includes the St. Clair Diner on the ground floor) recently sold well above the asking price to Thor Equities, the developer best known for its Coney Island holdings. Massey Knackal put the listing on the market in May for $4 million; it sold for $5,151,250 in December. The property was marketed as “three retail stores, two offices & four apartments.” The listing also noted that the corner retail space could be delivered vacant even though the New St. Clair Restaurant’s lease was good through 2017. (The eatery just got a big makeover in 2007.) According to Property Shark, there’s about 2,000 additional buildable square feet for the developer to play with. It doesn’t look like the development company owns any other sites nearby. We spoke with a worker at the diner (which is not closed) and he said he didn’t know what would be happening. A rep from Thor did not return a call about the sale.
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This two-bedroom, two-bath pad at 100 Luquer Street — the building that prompted a downzoning in Carroll Gardens — has big windows and that bright new-condo feeling. The 1,079-square-foot apartment comes with a private balcony, central air, master bath with radiant heat and a large storage/laundry room. Designed by Karl Fischer (whether that’s a negative […]
It’s your home. You have your own design sense, color schemes, and storage needs. The dimensions of your house or apartment aren’t like everyone else’s. That’s why Wonk makes every piece of furniture to order, based on your input. Wonk president and chief designer David Goltl’s cool, modern furniture designs look great in the catalog, […]
Ubiquitous Brookland Capital has picked up the vacant lot at 207 Wyckoff Street, where it plans to build a three-unit, four-story apartment building, according to permits filed in November. Sounds like it has some swank potential. In 2006, bricks from a long-neglected and vacant apartment building on the property crashed through neighboring roofs and cars, […]
A tipster tells us work has started up again at the long-dormant warehouse conversion at 53 Bridge Street in Dumbo. The latest alteration permits indicate the developer has scrapped residential plans. The developer of the long-troubled project was ordered to take down an unsightly and unstable six-story addition back in 2010, designed by disgraced architect Scarano. The architect of record is […]
For its latest “Living In” column, the New York Times took a look at what it is like to live in Carroll Gardens, from the neighborhood’s Italian roots to today’s expensive brownstones and condo developments. The number of Italian Americans living there declined from 52 percent in 1980 to 22 percent in 2012, as the median […]