29 tiffany place columbia street waterfront 102014

The original details are the main attraction at 29 Tiffany Place in the Columbia Waterfront District. This fifth-floor pad sports beautiful wood columns and ceilings (which are 11 feet high). The kitchen has also been well renovated recently. One drawback of the 862-square-foot unit is the fact that it has only one bathroom. The common charges are fairly low though — and it’s just around the corner from Pok Pok.

29 Tiffany Place, #5I [Halstead] GMAP

10/07/14 12:55pm

143 bergen street boerum hill 102014

It’s painful to shell out a million bucks and only get a single floor of a townhouse, but such is life in several Brooklyn neighborhoods these days. At least in the case of this top-floor place (which is asking $1,025,000) you get a nice-looking product. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad has been very tastefully and thoroughly renovated. Being on the top floor also has its benefits: The skylight really enhances the kitchen and natural light in general seems ample.

143 Bergen Street, #401 [Corcoran] GMAP

10/06/14 12:58pm

580 carroll street park slope 102014

If you’re looking for a building in Park Slope with a strong modern pedigree, the Enrique Norten-designed development at 580 Carroll isn’t a bad place to start. In addition to clean lines and slick finishes, it has a large common yard and this unit comes with a private balcony. One potential drawback depending on your lifestyle: The kitchen is really just a kitchenette set into the wall of the living area. The asking price for the 1,270-square-foot apartment is $1,397,000.

580 Carroll Street, #2C [Elliman] GMAP

10/02/14 12:55pm

555 washington avenue clinton hill 92014

The condo apartments in the old seminary building at the corner of Washington and Atlantic avenues have plenty of architectural details to recommend them but can present challenges when it comes to subdividing into living quarters. This three-level ground-floor pad has a showstopper of an archway leading out to the private yard as well as 14-foot vaulted ceilings. A portion of the apartment is mezzanined, with the kitchen tucked in underneath a sleeping area. The 1,094-square-foot unit is asking $795,000.

555 Washington Avenue, #1D [Halstead] GMAP

09/30/14 12:56pm

255 eastern parkway crown heights 92014

Here’s a nice blank slate for someone who wants to put his or her mark on a prewar pad. The 1,618-square-foot classic seven apartment at 255 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights has original floors, plaster walls and 11-foot ceilings. The only negative we can spot is that it appears it might be on the ground floor — or at least just up from street level. The asking price of $999,000 comes in at $617 per square foot.

255 Eastern Parkway, #A3 [Corcoran] GMAP

09/29/14 12:58pm

157 prospect park west park slope 92014

This true two-bedroom — rare in a brownstone conversion – has lots of family friendly features as well as original details. There’s a formal parlor as well as a den or playroom with double height ceiling that can be viewed from upstairs. The duplex has a real internal staircase, and an attractive private backyard. The ask is $1,200,000 and the maintenance is $884.

157 Prospect Park West, #1 [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

09/24/14 12:58pm

609 myrtle avenue clinton hill 92014
You gotta love the wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows that define this new listing at 609 Myrtle Avenue in Bed Stuy. (Sorry, border stretchers, this is east of Classon.) The two-bedroom pad is in a newish building (built during the previous boom) and has a nice layout. It’s open plan with decent-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. Asking price for the 1,073-square-foot apartment is $759,000.

609 Myrtle Avenue, #4C [Corcoran] GMAP

09/23/14 12:58pm

165 north 10th street williamsburg 92014

This new listing at 165 North 10th Street is pretty sweet as far as new condos go, with a wall of windows, large living area, and floating staircase. But it does have only one bedroom, which makes the asking price of $1,249,000 a bitter pill to swallow. But that’s what buying in this hot market is all about, right? Not many spoonfuls of sugar to be found.

165 North 10th Street, #4R [AptsandLofts.com] GMAP

09/22/14 12:58pm

130 jackson street east williamsburg 92014

This listing at 130 Jackson Street is a good reminder they don’t make ‘em like they used to. The Civil War-era foundry sports some of the most impressive wood columns and beams we’ve ever seen and the ceilings on the ground floor of this apartment are a generous 13 feet high. There’s technically only one bedroom but the lower level space, dubbed the “spa room” in the listing, is clearly usable as a sleeping chamber. Finishes look high-quality and modern. Asking price? $1,536,000. There happens to be an open house Tuesday from 5:45 to 7:15 pm.

130 Jackson Street, #1B [Corcoran] GMAP

09/19/14 10:15am

smorg-flier-0914
Many thousands of people come from far away places like Asia and Europe to visit Smorgasburg on the Brooklyn waterfront every season but there are still plenty of folks in Manhattan who haven’t made the subway or ferry trip across the river so we’re finally taking the show on the road tonight for one night only. From 5 to 9 pm tonight we’ll have 30 food vendors along with an assortment of craft beers and wines at SummerStage in Central Park. As an extra draw, Mile End will be preparing a special Shabbos dinner and Mister Saturday Night will be DJ’ing the family-friendly night away. SummerStage is located at Rumsey Playfield @ 72nd Street. Entry is free but food and drink is not.

09/18/14 12:59pm

60 pineapple street brooklyn heights 92014

Long-time readers of this blog may recall that we’re generally not fans of recessed lighting in a prewar setting. This co-op at 60 Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights is no exception to the rule. It’s a lovely corner apartment with 1,475 square feet and a very generous, almost loft-like, living area along with the three bedrooms and two bathrooms — but it’s got recessed lighting galore. No matter. If you’ve got the $1,775,000 to buy the place you can always tweak the lighting.

60 Pineapple Street, Apt. 4J  [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP