Real estate firm TerraCRG announced it has closed sales on five commercial properties in Brooklyn. While all were spread out across the borough and separate deals, the value of the five came to $10.08 million, the firm said. The new owner of a vacant, 9,540 square foot residential development site at 375 Prospect Place in Prospect Heights, above, plans to develop a six-story-high building with seven units. It sold in October for $1.2 million, said TerraCRG. As we reported that month, the architect is Bricolage Architects and Design. Other deals likely to spur changes were at 156 Broadway between Bedford and Driggs in Williamsburg. There, a vacant, mixed-use, three-story building sold in September for $2.65 million. Over in Cobble Hill at 213 Union Street another vacant, three-story, mixed-use building sold for $1.275 million. The other sales were at the boutique-condo-turned rental building at 137 5th Avenue in Park Slope and a rent-stabilized eight-unit building 139 Starr Street in Bushwick, both occupied. “These recent transactions demonstrate the strength of the Brooklyn commercial sales market which we anticipate will total $3 billion dollars in sales for 2012,” said Ofer Cohen, founder and president of TerraCRG.
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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 […]
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Although obviously in need of work to turn it into living space, this has got to be one of the coolest properties for sale we’ve ever seen. There’s tons of curb appeal (or will be, pending a fresh paint job), beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, diagonal floors and three skylights in this seemingly untouched […]