We ventured inside 71 Irving Place, the formerly rundown Clinton Hill multi-family which suffered from a facade collapse before a renovation started. The buyers, the Big Brooklyn Rehab Company, are in the midst of a total gut — the building was in a sorry state when they picked it up for $750,000 last year. There is an owner’s duplex as well as three three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. Each apartment has its own washer/dryer and there will also be a roof deck. The renovation will wrap up in about two months and then they plan to put the entire building on the market for about $2.5 million.
Work Happening at 71 Irving After Building Collapse [Brownstoner]
A Building Collapse on Irving and Putnam [Brownstoner] GMAP
A real estate firm named JEMB Realty bought a parking lot in downtown Brooklyn for $38,464,188. If that seems like a staggering amount to pay for a parking lot, well, it’s located at 420-428 Albee Square, right across the street from City Point. It’s got 185,000 buildable square feet, The Real Deal reported. That works […]
On a chilly day in late November, 1905, thirty-six year old Benjamin F. Chadsey was taken to the Raymond Street Jail in Brooklyn. He had been brought back to New York from Indiana after being on the run for two years. In 1903, he faked his suicide, and disappeared on the evening before he was […]
After noticing some trendy restaurants and a rise in development sales in Bay Ridge, DNAinfo wonders if it could be the next hip neighborhood with a real estate boom. Bay Ridge had 20 percent of the new development sales in the first quarter of 2014, the most of any neighborhood, according to MNS’ latest report. […]
J.Crew plans to open a store in a warehouse on Wythe Avenue and North 4th Street in Williamsburg, above, according to sources quoted in Crain’s. So Williamsburg may end up being the brand’s first Brooklyn store after all. Last year, it said it planned to open at 151 Court Street in Cobble Hill early this […]
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 […]