A reader sent in the above photos of 836 and 834 Halsey Street, between Howard and Ralph Avenues. He said: “These two houses were just declared uninhabitable [by the DOB] and are slated for demolition any day now. Right across the street from a public school and the Bed Stuy Fish Fry.” A full vacate order exists at No. 834 (the home on the right) due to structural damages that compromised the party wall. No. 836 has a very long list of DOB violations and complaints, most of which pertain to the persistent failure to maintain the building. Our tipster says the side of the yellow house has been falling apart since he moved nearby two years ago. Once the homes are demolished, there will be five empty lots in a row there, right across the street from Saratoga Park, which could mean an eyesore for the block or a development to come. GMAP
Scaffolding went up on the Montauk Club at 25 8th Avenue in Park Slope earlier this month. Looks like they might be repointing the brick in the front. Anyone know what they’re doing? Incidentally, when there was scaffolding on the landmark building in 2011, six brides threatened to sue to get their deposits back.
A mixed-use row house that looks like it will fit in well with the neighbors is going up at 202 Grand Street in Williamsburg, in what was previously an empty lot. We’re happy to see the heights of the stories are in keeping with the context. This has potential, depending on what finishes are chosen. […]
Winter has finally packed its bags, and it’s a perfect time to plant all manner of trees, perennials and annuals. It is also a great time to weed and reseed your lawn, before the weather gets so warm Bermuda grass takes over. Warmer days and frequent rains give everything a good start. In preparation for […]
Seven homes out of nine have sold at the Townhouses of Cobble Hill development, according to a PR rep. The Landmarks-approved modern-yet-contextual houses at 110-126 Congress Street went on the market in May for $3,650,000 to $4,200,000, and only 110 and 114 are still available. The four-bedroom, five-bath house at 110 Congress has 3,318 square feet […]
Average rents rose 77 percent in Brooklyn while city wide real median income fell 4.8 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to a report out from the city comptroller described in The New York Post. The increases were the largest in any borough. A story in the Times implied that meeting Mayor de Blasio’s stated […]