This three-bedroom, two-bath duplex in a Prospect Lefferts Gardens house looks large and well-cared for. The 1,500-square-foot pad has an updated eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher, and both bathrooms appear to be in good shape although not renovated super recently.

The house also has a screened-in porch, shared backyard, and parking for an additional fee. It’s located a block and a half from the 2/5 trains. Do you think $2,900 a month is fair?

139 Winthrop Street, #2 [Elliman] GMAP

04/24/14 10:00am

Grocery mogul John Catsimatidis’ real estate firm Red Apple Group has released renderings for 180 Myrtle Avenue, one of at least three large developments, all clustered together, it is building in Fort Greene. NY YIMBY found the renderings, designed by Dattner Architects.

The renderings show a large, boxy building whose design elements are formed by intersecting rectangles of yellow brick, glass and jutting balconies. Red Apple Group’s two buildings nearby at 218 Myrtle Avenue and 81 Fleet Place are also designed by Dattner. Dattner’s master plan for the area, originally scheduled for completion in 2008, called for four buildings, all next to each other, at 218 Myrtle Avenue, 180 Myrtle Avenue, 160 Myrtle Avenue, and 86 Fleet Place.

The 15-story mixed-use building at 180 Myrtle Avenue received its new building permits last week. Permits indicate the development will have 170,312 square feet total, including 10,485 square feet of retail space and 500 square feet dedicated to a community facility. The community space will be a medical clinic, according to Schedule A filings. The residential portion will have 191 units, and there will be 137 parking spaces, mostly underground. Through the state’s 80/20 housing program, 20 percent of the apartments will be affordable.

Check out more renderings after the jump. What do you think of the design?

Revealed: 180 Myrtle Avenue [YIMBY]

04/24/14 9:30am

A new boutique condo development has hit the market at 1329 East 17th Street in Midwood, with one-bedrooms starting at $399,000. The Graystone has “one bedrooms plus home offices,” according to the Aptsandlofts listing.

There are currently five units on the market at the six-story building, which has a common roof deck. Each apartment is about 815 square feet and has nine-foot ceilings, washer/dryer hookups, central heating and cooling, and private outdoor space.

1329 East 17th Street [] GMAP


04/23/14 4:30pm

Pierhouse Starts to Take Shape Beside Brooklyn Bridge Park [Curbed]
The Apocalyptic Landscape Near the Kosciuszko Bridge Is Now Complete [Greenpointers]
Four Arrested in Williamsburg Beating of Gay Black Man [Gothamist]
Senior Housing in Bed Stuy Will Undergo $6 Million Upgrade [DNAinfo]
Crown Heights Drivers Ticketed up to 88 Percent More This Year, Police Say [DNAinfo]
Paintings by Neighbor Karen Friedland Chosen for Kings County Hospital Walls [Ditmas Park Corner]
Tie Baron Seeks to Build Five-Story Retail Development on Kings Highway [Sheepshead Bites]
Tenant Profiles in “Brownstone” Brooklyn [The Q at Parkside]

Photo by Juni Safont

The Brooklyn Greenway is expanding to Columbia Street between Degraw and Kane, and a desolate stretch of waterfront is about to get much greener. There’s already a protected bike lane on Columbia Street, but the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is going to begin landscaping the first part of the Columbia Waterfront Park.

They’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with spreading compost, laying seed, and covering the seeded area with jute mats. Volunteers will work under the direction of landscape architect and ecologist Bryan Quinn.

The park is part of the Initiative’s effort to restore native plant communities and the ecosystems they support. Interested volunteers can find RSVP details here on BGI’s website. Gardeners will meet Sunday morning at 10 am at the BGI offices at 153 Columbia Street. To see what the Columbia Street part of the Greenway looks like now, click through the jump.

Rendering by Rogers Marvel Architects for Brooklyn Greenway Initiative


04/23/14 12:15pm

This three-bedroom condo for rent in Crown Heights seems perfect for a small family or roommates. It’s in a classic Art Deco apartment building, the Woodrow Wilson at 255 Eastern Parkway, that features storage, bike parking, landscaped gardens, a doorman and a live-in super.

The kitchen has some attractive features like a dishwasher, wine glass rack, wine fridge and a breakfast bar, and it’s separate from the dining area. The apartment has 1,350 feet of space, including a large living area that’s been sectioned off by a gigantic barn door, which could be taken down to give the place a roomier feel. What’s your opinion of it for $3,950 a month?

255 Eastern Parkway, #F-11 [Citi Habitats] GMAP

04/23/14 10:00am

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 of interior space and a 485-square-foot roof deck and is asking $3,900,000; the one at 114 has three bedrooms, five baths, 3,630 square feet of interior space and a 694-square-foot garden for $3,850,000. Construction should finish by the end of this year.

Designed by Adjmi and Andreoli (Adjmi was the architect of the Wythe Hotel), the project has been jointly developed by JMH Development and Madison Estates and Properties. GMAP

Rendering via Townhouses of Cobble Hill

04/22/14 4:30pm

Bushwick Inlet Park Gets Nod for Sustainable Architecture [Curbed]
Meeting About Controversial North Brooklyn Boat Club [Greenpointers]
Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach Nears Completion [BHB]
Food, Entertainment and Family Fun This Saturday at the Prospect Park Fair [South Slope News]
Nostrand Avenue Street Improvements to Be Completed by June, City Says [DNAinfo]
Listings Go up for Former Police Station 72 Poplar in Brooklyn Heights [BuzzBuzzHome]
Where to Get Art Supplies in Bushwick [Bushwick Daily]

Photo by Joel Zimmer

04/22/14 11:30am

Eli Karp’s Hello Living has filed a new building application for its Flatbush development at 2415 Albemarle Road. New York YIMBY also spotted a new rendering for the project in the brochure for its Owners Club, which markets units to buyers while the building is still under construction.

Designed by Zambrano, the 12-story condo building will house 43 units across 34,857 square feet, according to permits. Amenities include 30 open parking spaces and 22 bike storage spots. Floor plans show 630-square-foot one-bedrooms and 816-square-feet two-bedrooms, each of which has a 90- or 100-square-foot balcony, as previously reported.

Hello Living is working on three other projects nearby: Two in Prospect Lefferts Gardens East Flatbush (New York Avenue and Lenox Avenue Road) and one on Sterling Place in Crown Heights.

Revealed: 2415 Albemarle Road [YIMBY] GMAP
Design Debuts for Hello Living in Flatbush [Brownstoner]
Rendering by Zambrano via Hello Living

04/22/14 10:00am

Eight condos have hit the market at Barrett Development’s 440 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, with two- and three-bedrooms starting at $875,000. The thoroughly modern building replaced two decrepit 19th century townhouses and is still under construction.

BuzzBuzzHome spotted the listings, which range from $875,000 for an 888-square-foot two-bedroom to $2,200,000 for a 1,687-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bath penthouse. Corcoran is marketing the condos, which include features like wide plank white oak floors, powder coated steel cabinetry, washers and dryers, and private basement storage. The building materials are cast-in-place concrete over steel deck, which “allows for extra-high ceilings and superior soundproofing” says the listing.

Four of the units come with private outdoor space, and Unit 2A has the largest terrace at 900 square feet. You can check out the floor plans on the development’s website, and we have more renderings after the jump.

What do you think of the look of the building, interiors and pricing?

Say Hello to Barrett’s 440 Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Starting at $875,000 [BuzzBuzzHome] GMAP
440 Atlantic Avenue Listings [Corcoran]
440 Atlantic [Barrett Development]

Renderings via 440 Atlantic