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Today’s condo is at 1 Hanson Place, aka the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building, aka the clock tower that looms over the Brooklyn skyline. The building is home to some seriously luxe, big-ticket units — this isn’t one of them, but it’s still quite a nice one-bedroom, on the 14th floor.

There’s a nice view from up there, to be spied through the two good-sized windows in the good-sized living room. The ceilings are high, the floors are a nice dark walnut. The kitchen is sleek and attractive, with Viking appliances, a Lavastone counter and lacquered cabinets. (more…)


Outwardly, there is not much sign of progress at 850 Metropolitan Avenue in East Williamsburg, where one of Brooklyn’s busiest developers, Boaz Gilad’s Brookland Capital, plans to convert an old condensed milk factory into condos. And indeed, a dive into the permits reveals construction has not yet started.

We have high hopes for this project, which has a very attractive rendering that shows a contrasting modern addition. The new design is actually more interesting than the existing factory and enhances it, in our opinion.

But building rules may prevent it from happening. After closing on the property in July of last year for $9,350,000, the developer filed an application for alteration permit in December, intending to add a fourth story and 34 apartments. The permit has not yet been issued, and zoning approval (or disapproval) is pending, DOB records reveal. (more…)


LED skyscraper: It sounds like an electronica group from the ’00s. But it’s actually a shorthand description of a 28-story tower with an unusual nighttime lighting scheme planned for a Downtown Brooklyn development site at 16 Nevins Street.

As we told you last year, Williamsburg-based developer Bushburg Properties was planning to put up 149 rentals here, along with some ground-level stores. Now subsequent investor-owners are flipping the property to Adam America Real Estate and Slate Property Group, who plan condos instead of rentals, according to a story in The Real Deal. They’re in contract for more than $50,000,000.

The buildings on the site were demolished in April, as we reported at the time, and plans for the skyscraper were approved the same month. However, a full permit has not yet been issued, slightly increasing the possibility the new owners might commission a new design. The applicant of record on the new-building application is the Stephen Jacobs Group, a large and award winning firm best known in Brooklyn for designing The Edge on the Williamsburg waterfront. (more…)


Continuing with our horizontal fence week, this condo, in the 39-unit Washington, at 35 Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights, is a duplex with a patio and a bottom floor that sits below ground. It’s on the market for $1,475,000, listed by Corcoran broker Rodolfo Lucchese.

On the plus side: The open-plan living room and kitchen make for a nice, expansive living space. The granite-countered kitchen is attractive (though that tile scheme may not be for everyone), and the wall of glass at the rear offers light and a nice feel. There’s a good-sized outdoor space in the rear, which is low on greenery, but still a nice thing to have.

Overall, it’s almost 1,900 square feet of space, which is fairly roomy. There’s a lot of closet space, and a storage room on the bottom level. There’s a washer and dryer, and two-zoned central air conditioning. (more…)


This small two-bedroom condo at 41 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens isn’t going to set anyone’s heart aflutter, but it looks solid enough and is — for Brooklyn these days — relatively affordable.

It’s located in the Parkside Condominiums, a 40-unit complex made up of two adjoining prewar buildings, the Helen Court and the Jason Arms, that went condo a couple years ago. The buildings have been rehabbed on the inside, as has this apartment, which has been scrubbed of any prewar detail. (more…)


This one-bedroom unit at The Absolute, a condo building at 111 Steuben Street at the corner of Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, has a typical open layout. The living room faces out to a wall of windows and a sliding glass door that leads to a terrace that runs the length of the apartment.

The bedroom has a similar wall of windows and, conveniently, automatic blackout roller shades.  The bathroom has a deep soaking tub. The apartment’s climate controls can be operated using a smart phone.

The building, which launched sales in 2008, has a gym that is open 24 hours a day, a parking garage and a lounge with pool and ping pong tables.


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Listings for eight apartments at 550 Vanderbilt, the first condo building in the large and controversial Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards complex, have gone up online. The 17-story, 278-unit market-rate building is under construction on the corner of Vanderbilt and Dean Street.

The listings show the first interior renderings we have seen for the apartments. Prices range from $565,000 for a studio to $2,890,000 for a three-bedroom, 3.5 bath apartment. We expect more listings will go up over the next few days. (more…)

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Sales launched last week at a 19th-century building at 229 Sackett Street in Carroll Gardens that has been converted to condos with unusually luxurious marble bathrooms and kitchens. Two of a total of four units at the four-story brick building are on the market, starting at $1,250,000 for a two-bedroom.

The two-bedroom unit, No. 3, takes up a whole floor. It measures 998 square feet and has two bathrooms and in-unit laundry. (more…)

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Sales have started at the brownstone-style new construction condo building at 353 Jefferson Avenue in Bed Stuy. As readers may recall, neighbors and preservationists were alarmed when they first saw the building under construction on the brownstone row, but relieved when they realized the design would fit in among its neighbors. The area is part of the proposed Bed Stuy North Historic District.

The small infill building has four units in total. A 1,056-square-foot two-bedroom unit came on the market in April. It has a living/dining room in the front, an open kitchen in the middle and two bedrooms in the back of the apartment. It also has two bathrooms. It’s asking $899,000. (more…)

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You can’t live closer to the Coney Island Boardwalk than this. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at 3030 West 32nd Street is right on the boardwalk.

It has views of the beach, the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also quite large at 1,500 square feet.

There are wood floors throughout, and it appears to get plenty of that beach light through the large windows and doors. This unit also has a balcony and a private roof deck. (more…)

615 Dean Street

Greenland Forest City Partners Monday filed for a permit to build a 26-story condominium tower at 615 Dean Street in Prospect Heights, part of the massive Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project. This is the fifth building in the 15-unit complex.

The condo building will have 312,746 square feet of residential space and 244 units of housing, according to the permits.

The building will be 278 feet high, and have 4,435 square feet of retail. The condos, which will be market rate, according to the Atlantic Yards Report, are likely to be quite large: an average of 1,282 square feet per unit. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is the applicant of record. (more…)

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Listings went up Tuesday night for six of 33 new-construction condos at 212 North 9th Street in Williamsburg. The developer, Fortis Property Group, is calling the building Two12 Williamsburg.

The building will have a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, including three penthouse units. Prices on the units listed range from $590,000 for a studio to $1,473,000 for a three-bedroom. (more…)