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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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).

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)