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

09/17/14 12:58pm

392 3rd street park slope 92014

The original detail that still exists in the parlor floor of this princely duplex at 392 3rd Street is lovely. We’re not wild about some the renovation decisions however. In particular the surfeit of recessed lighting and exposed brick clashes with the moldings, fireplaces and wood architectural features. Sure, it earns its luxury badge honestly but it doesn’t work as a whole in our view. And for $2,495,000 we’d hope for a more unified design.

392 3rd Street, #1 [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

09/11/14 12:57pm

101 lafayette avenue fort greene 92014

101 Lafayette Avenue may have the distinction of getting the most Co-op of the Day nods over the past 10 years. (Yes, it’ll be ten years next month.) Why? There aren’t many big prewar buildings in Fort Greene, and we’re suckers for the casement windows and other original details that these apartments have. Today’s listing, a second-floor studio, is pretty basic — one living room plus, presumably, a small kitchen and bathroom. The maintenance is $555 a month and the asking price is $350,000.

101 Lafayette Avenue, #2L [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

09/10/14 12:58pm

42 remsen street brooklyn heights 92014

We’re pretty sure that this new listing at 42 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights has the highest asking price of any half-brownstone to date. Located in a 26-foot-wide house, it’s a good-sized pad and has a lovely garden to boot. The parlor floor has some striking original details (hello, coffered ceilings!) but we’re not wild about how the kitchen integrates with the main parlor. The maintenance is $3,475 a month and the asking price is, hold onto your hats, $4,500,000.

42 Remsen Street, #1 [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP