This brick home at 213 13th Street in South Slope has plenty of stately original Italianate-slash-Neo Grec details on the parlor and bedroom floors, including three carved marble mantels.
It’s set up as a one-family, with kitchen and dining on the parlor floor. The ground floor is currently an open-plan “recreation room,” but there’s room for an additional bedroom or two, as the alternate floor plan on the listing suggests.
It’s 17.67 feet wide and 35 deep, according to PropertyShark, or about 1,855 square feet. It was an Open House Pick in 2007, but last sold for $798,250 in 2004.
With an ask of $1,795,000, do you think it’s attractive?
We witnessed a group of about 10 activists for safer streets wheatpasting a public art installation on the construction fence at Domino Site E at 325 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg Saturday afternoon.
Incredibly, after we left, a truck crashed into the very same fence, according to an article in the Daily News — an ironic turn of events that sounds like it might be a prank, April Fool’s Joke, or Onion article. (more…)
Development has hit this ramshackle corner of south Williamsburg a stone’s throw from the Williamsburg Bridge overpass. A shiny new apartment building is being grafted onto an existing 19th century brick building at 95 South 5th Street right next door to a 19th century wood frame house.
When we stopped by Saturday, workers were hoisting building materials over the construction fence with a crane. They were also building what looked like a platform on the roof of the wood frame house next door, whose address is 345 Berry Street, perhaps to protect the roof.
We’ve been curious about the latter building, whose address is 345 Berry Street, for years. It’s not pretty but its size and shape (25 feet wide with a peaked roof) signal it could be very old indeed, potentially early or mid 19th century. (more…)
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All our picks today are renovated with details, and the prices show “emerging” and “prime” Brooklyn converging again. Nothing is under a million, with three just under $2,000,000 and one just under $3,000,000.
The most expensive listing, in Park Slope, is relatively affordable for the area and has charm to spare. Our first Crown Heights pick has particularly lavish wood work and mantels.
Park Slope 291 8th Street
Broker: Brooklyn Properties
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 GMAP
A long-empty storefront at 327 Stuyvesant Avenue is being renovated, we saw when we passed by Saturday. The property sits on a well-trafficked corner in Stuyvesant Heights not far from the express stop at Utica.
Many empty retail spaces in the area have found new commercial tenants recently or are being spruced up in the hopes of attracting them. (more…)
Landlords Joel and Aaron Israel were arrested Thursday on criminal charges for allegedly intentionally destroying apartments they own in Greenpoint and Bushwick and lying to the court about it, the Times and many other outlets reported yesterday. The brothers have been in the news for about two years after reportedly destroying kitchens, baths, gas lines and hot water heaters of longtime tenants at several buildings in Brooklyn to force them out and increase rents to market rate for newcomers.
The cases have been winding through housing court. Criminal charges in such cases are unusual — but then so are the alleged actions of the accused. (more…)