Today’s condo sits within the former Graham Home for the Old Ladies at 320 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill. We favor the 1851 building both for that irresistible name and for its Romanesque Revival splendor. The unit is a two-bedroom on the ground floor, priced at $1,185,000.

The interiors of the building, which went condo in 2001, don’t match the exterior for character and detail. But this apartment is perfectly pleasant, with a sensible layout and ceilings of decent height.

The bedrooms are both amply sized, closets are generous, and there’s a stackable washer and dryer in a closet off the foyer. The kitchen is small but nice and well arranged, with black granite countertops and a breakfast bar that opens into the living/dining space. (more…)

South Slope Luxury Condo

Sales will launch and listings will go up this week for four luxury homes in South Slope’s 192 15th Street, Compass listing agent Gabriele Sewtz told Brownstoner. The newly constructed walk-up building is sandwiched by the area’s traditional crop of historic wood frame and brick houses. Units have 11-foot ceilings and four-inch-wide oak plank floors.

The loft-like homes will range in price from $1,495,000 to $2,295,000, she said. Luxury features include central A/C, heated bathroom floors, oversized showers and tubs, and Pella windows.


Vinegar Hill luxury condo development Waterbridge 47 launched sales last week of its two remaining penthouse units, putting both listings up online with previously unseen photos. As it happens, the first of these, Penthouse A, was already in contract, leaving only Penthouse B available.

Both feature open-plan dining and kitchen areas with wraparound windows, terraces and views. The kitchens have stainless steel appliances, Cararra marble islands and white glass and lacquer cabinetry. There are also herringbone patterned tile backsplashes. (more…)


Today’s condo is an attractive one-bedroom in Baltic Tower, a condo building at 378 Baltic Street in Carroll Gardens. (Some might say Boerum Hill or Cobble Hill — the listing has it as the latter.)

It’s on the ninth floor with a bunch of south-facing windows and a sliding glass door, so views and light are a big plus here — not to mention the small balcony where the sliding glass door leads.

The layout is basic and sensible. You’ve got a good-sized living/dining room, a kitchen and bedroom of moderate size, and a single bathroom. The kitchen is quite nice, with a white Caesarstone countertop and light-wood cabinets, and it looks to be pretty recent. (more…)


The condo at hand is a two-bedroom number in a five-year-old, three-unit building at 481 18th Street in the South Slope. Modern and minimalist, it’s on the market for $1,080,000, listed by Stribling brokers Dena Driver and Julie Greenspon.

To lead with the negative, that address overlooks the Prospect Expressway. If you want to look on the bright side that means no houses blocking light across the street, but you’d better be okay with the sights and sounds of high-speed traffic.

The place itself is cool and clean-lined, with some interesting finishes, beginning with the mod, angular concrete facade. It’s got two bedrooms and two baths in the rear (i.e., away from traffic noise), with a small balcony off one of the bedrooms. (more…)


The now-shuttered Walgreens on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill is likely to become a six-story, 29-unit condo building with stores on the ground floor. Architect Beyer Blinder Belle filed a new-bulding permit application Wednesday, NY YIMBY reported, that confirmed plans described by unnamed sources to The Real Deal in April.

The new-building application, filed under the address 505 Pacific Street, calls for a 71,742-square-foot building with 55,449 square feet of residential space and 16,293 of commercial. It will be 80 feet high.

There will be 12,725 square feet of underground parking for an unspecified number of cars as well as a fitness room for residents in a sub cellar. The cellar and ground floor will be given over to retail, as well as a lobby. (more…)


Prolific Brooklyn developer Brookland Capital has moved into Clinton Hill with an $8,800,000 purchase of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. What’s next for the former house of worship at 259 Washington Avenue? Condos, of course, according to the Commercial Observer, which first reported the sale.

However, the church is landmarked, according to city records, which could severely limit what Brookland Capital is able to do with the property. The Observer said Brookland Capital plans to restore “part of the exterior” and “extend the building in the back.” (more…)


Following a 16-month ban from selling condos after allegedly filing false paperwork for a condominium project in Harlem, developer Shiraz Sanjana, of the Sanjana real estate family, has purchased a corner property at 695-705 6th Avenue in Greenwood Heights for $9,900,000 from Yeshiva Machzikei Hadas, which currently owns a one-story school on the lot.

Sanjana plans to develop  a multistory, 34,8000-square-foot condo on the site, according to the Daily News (who’d have you believe the address, on 21st Street, one block from Green Wood Cemetery, is still South Slope).



Today’s condo is a duplex, the bottom floor of which sits below ground. Located at 114 India Street in Greenpoint, it’s listed as a one-bedroom, but the listing notes that it’s currently being used as a two.

Which is to say, you could use that sizable space down there —  identified as a “sleeping area” on the floor plan — as a second bedroom. But the words “drenched in sunlight” are not going to apply. (more…)


Finally, some action at 1255 Bushwick Avenue, where Brookland Capital has been planning a conversion of the former St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church into apartments. The developer has been steadily chipping away at the old building, and now it’s down to just a facade.

It’s braced in place, and ready for a foundation to be dug and an addition to rise behind it. The property is extensive and goes back deep into the block, wraps around the house next door, and continues out to the next side street. (more…)


So here’s a little nice little story to go with your morning coffee. You know One Brooklyn Bridge Park? That big condominium complex in an old printing factory between Pier 5 and Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park? Where a two-bedroom apartment costs about $2,500,000?

Hallways full of poop.

According to the New York Times, there are around 175 dogs that live in the building, and dog feces is a persistent problem. An incident report for December tallied up 52 occurrences:

…a mix of diarrhea, feces, urine and vomit: found on virtually every floor including the main lobby and north and south lobbies; found in all five elevators and with the staff cleanup time ranging from 10 to 50 minutes (average time roughly 20 minutes) per incident. (more…)