We’re happy to let you all know that Cate, Brownstoner’s fearless managing editor, had a baby over the weekend and will be on the sidelines for the next month or so. In her stead, Jim Rendon will be in the driver’s seat. Jim’s a freelance journalist who has covered real estate for The New York Times, The Times real estate magazine, Key, and SmartMoney. He’s also written about a broad range of topics including architecture and design for Dwell, Metropolis and other magazines. He’s a long time Brownstoner reader and occasional commenter. He and his wife started renovating their Bed-Stuy brownstone at the end of 2005 and still think that they may actually finish one day. Please join us in congratulating Cate and welcoming Jim to the Brownstoner family.
Drug treatment and psychotherapy center New Directions lost its lease and plans to relocate to 500 Atlantic Avenue in March. The substance abuse treatment program has been headquartered at 202-206 Flatbush Ave between Bergen and Dean since 1983. More than a dozen neighbors came out at last night’s community board meeting to voice their opposition to the move. Community Board […]
This house has some amazing architectural details, although it’s going to take a bit of polishing to restore it to its former glory. A buyer might want to undo some unfortunate alterations, such as exposed brick, popcorn ceilings, and a modern tile floor in one of the bathrooms. We think it’ll be worth it: The […]
Hot stuff! The penthouse at 24 Monroe Place is pretty darn impressive, with a massive wrap-around terrace complementing the Classic Six layout. In addition to the killer views, this place has a great prewar pedigree and lots of entertaining space. Only thing not to like: The $4,770 monthly maintenance. Asking price is $2,395,000. 24 Monroe […]
This three-bedroom, 2.5-bath short-term rental in Carroll Gardens is bright and modern, and it comes furnished. It’s a penthouse unit in the luxury rental development at 360 Smith Street, which was fully rented by the summer of 2011. The furnishings look lovely if you like pink and purple, and the apartment seems quite spacious. The […]
A Sleep Inn Hotel is going up at 2590 Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, Amusing the Zillion reported. The Sleep Inn will have 12,989 square feet of space on a 13,000-square-foot lot. The building will be four stories with 53 units, according to a new building application for which permits were issued in October. Based […]