2015_05_17 Pierhouse 47

Rather than report again on the controversy over the height of 1 Hotel and Pierhouse, the Marvel Architects-designed three-building hotel and condo complex now rising in Brooklyn Bridge Park, today we’re just going to take a look at the progress of the project.

The metal and glass facade is almost complete at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park, a 200-key hotel in the structure nearest to the Brooklyn Bridge.

This will be the most recent hotel from the eco-friendly brand started by Starwood Capital Group, 1 Hotels, which has also launched in South Beach. Above, the west facade of 1 Hotel can be seen at the left.

The 10-story Pierhouse condo building next to it at 90 Furman Street topped out in January, and awaits its glass and limestone facade (above right).

The Pierhouse’s second condo building on the opposite side of Squibb Park Bridge, 130 Furman Street, has reached the fourth floor. (more…)

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Over the weekend six listings went up for the condo building at 233 34th Street in Greenwood Heights called 233 Greenwood. The units range from studios to two-bedroom apartments priced from $500,000 to $868,000.

The units have floor to ceiling windows, wood floors and an attractively spare design. A ground floor duplex, Unit 1D, is quite large at 1,688 square feet but the lower portion of that duplex is below grade. The two-bedroom units are between 815 and 905 square feet. (more…)

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This three-bedroom condo at the Traymore at 225 Eastern Parkway, a Crown Heights prewar condo building, is immense. At 2,043 square feet, it has two bathrooms, three bedrooms, an office and large living/dining room.

Many of the rooms feature custom woodwork, including built ins and wainscotting. We are really liking the use of rich, dark colors, especially in a space with so many windows and so much natural light. The building is right across the street from Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum and the Botanic Garden.

The unit was a Condo of the Day back in 2013 when it was asking $1,750,000. Two years later, the ask is $2,195,000 and maintenance is $1,134. Real estate tax is an additional $373 a month. What do you think?

225 Eastern Parkway, #5A [Stribling] GMAP
Condo of the Day: 225 Eastern Parkway [Brownstoner]
Interior photos by Stribling, exterior photos by Mike Hernandez for PropertyShark



Sales have launched at Brookland Capital’s new condo building at 1094 Madison Street in Bushwick, with three out of eight planned units hitting the market.

The condos, all one-bedrooms, run from $425,000 for a 567-square-foot unit to $479,000 for a 896-square-foot duplex. The finishes and layouts look pretty typical of new-construction luxury rentals, although these are not rentals. They have big windows, open plan layouts, Caesarstone countertops, walnut vanities and custom cabinetry.

With prices under $500,000 and under $1,000 a square foot, they seem like they could appeal to first time buyers.

We think the modern metal exterior looks much nicer than typical new-construction buildings of its size in these parts (which tend to be Fedders three-family rental buildings). We don’t think it’s a bad fit for Bushwick, either, although Bed Stuy residents have objected to modern-style new construction in their mostly brownstone neighborhood just a few blocks from here. (more…)

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Sales have started at the landmarked Brooklyn Trust Company Building in Brooklyn Heights, where a condo conversion is under way. Three condos at 138 Pierrepont Street have been listed — a four-bedroom duplex and two three-bedroom units. The launch was first reported by Curbed.

The four-bedroom duplex, 5i, is asking $3,760,000. It has 10 foot ceilings and five-inch-wide stained white oak floors. One bedroom is on the main level. The top floor has three more bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an ensuite bath with radiant heated floors. Common charges are $3,801 and taxes are $3,690. (more…)


The eight condos in the former Broken Angel building at 4 Downing Street in Clinton Hill sold out in less than a month. Listings for the remaining two units in the development, both in a new townhouse under construction next to the former Broken Angel tenement at 8 Downing Street, have been taken down and will go back on the market in the fall, “when they are closer to completion,” according to an email update we received from developer and architect Barrett Design.

As you may recall, we were the first to tour and photograph the development at the former art project and neighborhood landmark, whose long, sad history we have been reporting on for 10 years, since this blog was founded. The eight units under construction in the existing tenement building sold out extremely quickly. (more…)


We noticed additions, probably penthouses, being built on top of the old noodle factory that is being converted into condos at 338 Berry Street, the Williamsberry, in Williamsburg when we stopped by a couple weeks ago. Since sales of the building launched in March, two units have gone into contract. More units went on the market yesterday, as Curbed noted.

New windows have gone in on the side of the building visible from South 5th Street across from the BQE, although much of the building is still shrouded in scaffolding. Inside, the ground floor is totally raw and is being used as staging for the construction above, as is typically the case.

When complete the building will have 63 apartments ranging from a studio at $575,000 to a $4,000,000 penthouse. (more…)

977 Manhattan Avenue

Demolition permits were just approved on Friday for a three-story brick building at 977 Manhattan Avenue, home to Goldsholle and Garfinkel Hardware for decades. The building is like most that line Greenpoint’s main thoroughfare — retail at street level and a few modest apartments above.

The developer filed plans for an eight-story building with 14 apartments and ground-floor retail space last month. They were disapproved, but if the developer is able to get approval for its plans, the building will rise high above its neighbors on this thoroughfare of mostly three- and four-story buildings. (more…)

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Renderings released Tuesday by Rybak Development at a Community Board 15 meeting show the developer is planning an ambitious mall with condos above as well as a large public plaza in Sheepshead Bay.

The glass-fronted retail space is broken up with zig zagging and horizontal concrete divisions, and the whole thing comes to nearly a point at one corner, like the prow of a ship. (Perhaps the marine look is a reference to the nearby waterfront area.) The architect of 1809 Emmons Avenue is Brooklyn-based Zproekt.

The renderings were first published by Sheepshead Bites. The developer plans eight stories with 50 to 60 condos. Rybak will need a zoning variance to build that many apartments, which is where the big public plaza comes in. (more…)

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This one-bedroom duplex on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights does not offer much in terms of historic detail despite the fact that it is in a barrel-fronted limestone apartment building. But what it lacks in historic charm, it makes up for with space.

The unit is 1,140 square feet over two floors. It has exclusive access to a 24-foot-by-20-foot rear garden. The lower level of the duplex has a window and could be used as a bedroom, according to the ad, although the lower level is marked “recreation space” on the floor plan and appears to be located in the cellar.

The building is about five blocks to the 2,3,4,5 train and one block from shops on Franklin Avenue. The ask is $739,000. Worth it?

1431 Bedford Avenue, #1C [Corcoran] GMAP (more…)


The condos at Waterbridge 47, a boutique development under construction at 47 Bridge Street in Vinegar Hill, are selling quickly. According to the developer, Greystone, 15 of the building’s 25 units — that’s 60 percent — have gone into contract since sales launched in December.

The building has plenty of high-end amenities, including a glass-enclosed wine cellar and tasting room clad in salvaged brick, a fitness center, inner courtyard, children’s playroom, roof deck and bike storage. Two penthouses have wraparound terraces and all units include wood plank floors, marble counter tops and in-unit laundry machines.



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.