Flipmaster Flash! This brownstone at 208 Lefferts Place in Bed Stuy was purchased in August of 2011 for $600,000. The new owner is now trying to sell the property for $1,449,000. Say what? If the house were in decent shape, that would be a reasonable asking price, but it looks like someone ran out of money in the very early stages of gutting the place. At least there are a few architectural details in place but this is clearly a great fishing expedition. We know the market’s hot and all but this is silly.
208 Lefferts Place [Keller Williams] GMAP P*Shark
Brooklyn is slated to lose a number of its wood frame houses to development this year. Often these houses are some of the oldest in the borough, although they may not look like much, at least from the outside. Just like so many other aging wood frames in Brooklyn, this little house on Chauncey Street […]
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Next weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society with panels and a wide variety of publishers, artists and writers selling their wares. Panels will discuss topics like queer and trans zine writers, zine collecting and publishing zines anonymously. And over 150 zine enthusiasts will be selling self-published magazines on everything […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people’s view, tucked away […]