Green-Wood Cemetery is hosting a history-filled Memorial Day celebration this year. Musicians and reenactors will march in a parade through Green-Wood Cemetery to its Civil War Soldier’s Lot for a ceremony that will include an artillery salute and names read by descendents of Civil War veterans.
Then the ISO Symphonic Band will play. The band was founded in 1995 to sponsor talented New York City students. Local food and drink vendors will be on site all day. (more…)
Over the weekend six listings went up for the condo building at 233 34th Street in Greenwood Heights called 233 Greenwood. The units range from studios to two-bedroom apartments priced from $500,000 to $868,000.
The units have floor to ceiling windows, wood floors and an attractively spare design. A ground floor duplex, Unit 1D, is quite large at 1,688 square feet but the lower portion of that duplex is below grade. The two-bedroom units are between 815 and 905 square feet. (more…)
This three-bedroom condo at the Traymore at 225 Eastern Parkway, a Crown Heights prewar condo building, is immense. At 2,043 square feet, it has two bathrooms, three bedrooms, an office and large living/dining room.
Many of the rooms feature custom woodwork, including built ins and wainscotting. We are really liking the use of rich, dark colors, especially in a space with so many windows and so much natural light. The building is right across the street from Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum and the Botanic Garden.
The unit was a Condo of the Day back in 2013 when it was asking $1,750,000. Two years later, the ask is $2,195,000 and maintenance is $1,134. Real estate tax is an additional $373 a month. What do you think?
This large and beautiful whole-brownstone rental has original details for days, not to mention a top-of-the-line parlor-floor kitchen and luxurious en suite baths. Original details include plaster ceiling medallions, several fireplaces, original wood work, wood paneling, moldings, doors and parquet floors with intricate details.
The four-story brownstone is large, with five bedrooms and and 4.5 baths. And, according to the listing, it is over 4,000 square feet.
It’s set up as a one-family, although the garden floor has a kitchenette, according to the listing. The house is near the corner of Nostrand, so it’s close to the A/C train and plenty of new restaurants and other businesses in the area.
Australia-based real estate investment firm Dixon owns and renovated the property.
The price is $13,995 a month. Do you think it will fly?
Editor’s note: Brownstoner plans to run more features on topics we have always covered, including restaurants, retail, and renovation, and maybe on some new subjects as well. We hope you enjoy this look at one of Brooklyn’s specialties, the pastrami sandwich.
When it comes to pastrami, that old world meat that is a staple of Jewish deli food and a hallmark of New York City’s culinary tradition, Brooklyn has an embarrassment of riches spread throughout the borough. Sure, Katz’s on the Lower East side gets all the attention — and don’t get us wrong, despite the tourists and the crowds they make a darn good sandwich — but for a tender, salty, juicy, stacked-high pastrami sandwich, you’re better off staying in Brooklyn. Here are a few of our favorites, including a few nontraditional takes on this most traditional of deli foods.
David’s Brisket House and Deli (Bed Stuy and Bay Ridge)
Halal pastrami may not be typical but at David’s Brisket House, it’s the key ingredient in one of the best sandwiches in the borough. The deli is over 50 years old and the store as well as the recipes have been passed down from one owner to the next over the years. According to a detailed story in Grub Street, “the original Dave was a Russian Jew who sold the deli to a Romanian Jew, who inherited the name.” He ran off with a Columbian woman, leaving two new partners to take over the operation — they were from Yemen, one Jewish and one Muslim. The Jewish partner died of a heart attack, leaving his Muslim partner with the deli. The pastrami, pictured above, is as good as you’ll find anywhere in Brooklyn. (more…)
All four of these Open House Picks sold, and they all sold under the asking price — unusual in this frenetic market. The biggest discount went to 171 Gates Avenue, a three-story, two-family house with lots of details in need of a renovation.
It went for $150,000 under the asking price. Still, in the grand scheme of things, the final sale prices weren’t anything to sneeze at — especially in Bushwick and South Slope, where both homes went for considerably more than a million.