This new-to-the-market Prospect Heights condop borders Park Slope and has an irregular, triangular floor plan that creates interesting, angular living spaces. There is a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, an open plan kitchen, and three bedrooms.

The master bedroom is large (16 by 17.2 feet) and includes an en suite bath and double closets. Another has its own twin sink bathroom. The third is smaller and could be turned into a nursery.



Big changes are in the works for Pavilion movie theater, a beloved Park Slope institution that has been showing signs of wear. (In recent years it has been in the news for bedbug infestations.)

Developer Hidrock Realty plans to turn the movie house at 188 Prospect Park West into a 24-unit apartment building, but will leave the exterior intact and possibly include a new movie theater in the retail space as well. The developer, which has owned the building since 2006, filed an application for an alteration permit Wednesday, The Real Deal reported. (more…)

The Oosten at 429 Kent Avenue

The Piet Boon-designed The Oosten in South Williamsburg has risen to about six and a half out of its total seven stories, we saw when we stopped by Sunday. Workers have also started covering parts of the structure in gypsum and fiberglass insulating panels.

The building has risen to its full height on at least one of its corners, but still has one more story coming elsewhere, as the photos and previously published rendering below show.


At 31 stories high, 100 Jay Street holds the title for tallest building in Dumbo. The almost 10-year-old luxury condominium towers above its neighbors and offers panoramic views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

This one-bedroom, one-bath apartment features 789 square feet of high-ceilinged, indoor living space plus its own sizable 500-square-foot outdoor terrace. Both the bedroom and living room open onto the terrace, which looks out at the Manhattan Bridge.

Counters are granite and floors are hardwood. There’s plenty of closet space, including two large ones in the bedroom, and a third in the entryway. A large deeded storage unit is also a part of the deal, and building features include a parking garage and bicycle room.

Residents have access to plenty of amenities, such as a 2,000-square-foot gym, media room and children’s play area.

The ask is $1,100,000. Do you think it’s a good deal for Dumbo, considering this unit is on one of the building’s lower levels?

100 Jay Street, #4M [Stribling] GMAP
Photos by Stribling & Associates (more…)


We found a drawing on the fence showing the unusual-looking 48-unit condo building going in at 502 Waverly Avenue near Fulton Street in Clinton Hill. Workers were digging the foundation when we passed by.

A previously published rendering, below, shows a glassy facade with a Deco-style curved edge and a color-blocked gray and white facade consisting of narrow divisions between the large expanses of glass. It looks more like an office building than residential, to our way of thinking. In any case, we expect potential buyers will be happy to see more condos (as opposed to rentals) going up in the area.  (more…)


Forget the renderings. The condos at 4 Downing Street, in the building formerly known as the Broken Angel, are very beautiful in person.

The design and finishes are restrained, carefully considered, and meticulously constructed. We toured one finished model apartment as well as several others under construction Thursday.

A few artifacts from Arthur Wood’s Broken Angel remain. (more…)


Listings went up Monday for six units on the site of what was formerly Broken Angel, the otherworldly art project that was once a well-known Clinton Hill landmark. Developed by Barrett Design, the property at 4-8 Downing Street contains 10 units altogether in a 19th century former tenement building and an under-construction new two-family townhouse.

The six apartments range in price from $1,125,000 for a two-bedroom, two bath to a three-bedroom, two-plus bath for $2,375,000. Renderings and floor plans show spacious units with modern finishes inside and views. Bathrooms in the four-story 19th century building have “original architectural details,” according to the listings.

There are Bosch appliances, white oak floors, an elevator, common roof deck with views of Manhattan. Some units also have private outdoor space.

The least expensive unit, No. 1B on the ground floor, is priced at $847 a square foot with 1,888 square feet total and common charges of $498 a month. The units are still under construction. The apartment building is scheduled to wrap this summer and the townhouse this fall.

Click through for renderings and floor plans. What do you think of the design and prices?

4-8 Downing Street Listings [Compass]
4Downing [Official]
Broken Angel Coverage [Brownstoner]
Renderings via Compass



Brooklyn’s priciest condo will soon be back on the market. The 11,000-square-foot triplex apartment at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, aka 360 Furman Street, was originally listed in May but was taken off the market in February without selling. But now the couple who owns it decided to put the sprawling home up for sale again because it was suddenly feeling too big, as the Wall Street Journal first reported.

One recent evening, while the owner, Stuart Leaf, was in his condo, he got a call from his wife asking when he would be home. As it turned out, “we’d both been home for three hours,” he told the Journal, but the space was so massive neither realized it. (more…)


The windows and facade are in but the balconies are still under construction at 61 Park Place in Park Slope. A filing last month for a division of the property into two tax lots reveals the building will be condos.

Inside, the drywall appeared to be up, at least in the units we could see from the street. The five-story building will have 17 apartments, as previously reported.

There will also be parking for 15 cars, nine bicycles, a day care facility in the cellar, and an 81-square-foot “community facility,” according to the Schedule A. The architect is Shiming Tam, and the developer is Brandon Hornbeck.

It’s been under construction since 2013 and is supposed to wrap in the next few months, according to a sign posted on the construction site. Click through for more photos and the previously published rendering.

61 Park Place Coverage [Brownstoner] GMAP



Williamsburg favorite Karl Fischer is designing a five-story condo building planned for 1060 Bedford Avenue at the corner of Clifton Place in Bed Stuy. The rendering, first published by New York Yimby, reveals a boxy building in three shades of gray.

It’s not the most exciting design we’ve seen but it does have some good points: The expanses of glass and the overall size are broken up by mullions and different colored blocks of materials, so the building relates to nearby brownstones, although of course it is much taller. The stores at street level also make it friendly to peds and the streetscape. (more…)

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This new townhouse development in South Slope has put its first three units on the market — all two bedroom apartments. The most expensive unit in the building at 289 13th Street is a duplex consisting of the garden level and finished cellar with a back yard for $1,599,000.

The parlor floor unit, which has a rear balcony and access to its own roof deck, is asking $999,000. The top floor apartment, which also has a rear balcony and a roof deck, is asking $1,029,000.

While the building is a story taller than those of the adjacent houses, the architect, Ben Ellis of Ellis + Donnelly  Studio managed to create a design that, for the most part, fits in well with its neighbors by incorporating  red brick, stone lintels and a cornice. The interiors, however, are modern.

Curbed, which first reported on the development, took issue with the kitchens — which are a far cry from the typical subway tile and slab of marble — calling them “some of the ugliest kitchens in the world.”

What do you think about them, and the rest of the project? Click through for images of the kitchens and more.

New Park Slope Condos Masquerade as an Old Townhouse [Curbed]
289 13th Street [Douglas Elliman] GMAP (more…)


Brookland Capital is planning more Crown Heights apartments — and this latest batch will be at 1312 Lincoln Place in Crown Heights north, close to Eastern Parkway. We agree with YIMBY, which first published this rendering, that the parking at street level is unfortunate — but required by code.

Otherwise, this building looks decent to us, and seems to have an interesting, or at least unusual, pearlescent or metallic green-gray finish. We like the geometric pattern of the color blocked panels. The stepped upper stories relieve what could otherwise be a too-massive structure, and the fringe of greenery at the top further softens the lines. (more…)