This landmarked house in Stuyvesant Heights, one of a pair, has some sick original detail, including elaborate Queen Anne wood work, stained glass and a huge original kitchen range. It also has some unfortunate later alterations — jacuzzi tub, we’re looking at you — but most of them look relatively easy to undo. (more…)
We had wondered if the Unity Democratic Club at the corner of Ralph and Howard was still active, but hadn’t seen any signs of life since Obama’s first election. Now it looks like the old sign at 203 Ralph Avenue is coming down, perhaps for a new tenant or repairs. What would you like to see go into this space? GMAP
If you’re buying in east Bed Stuy, the 600 block of MacDonough is certainly an attractive one. This particular house at No. 636 appears reasonably well maintained and has plenty of cute original details, though a buyer may want to customize the kitchens and baths.
It has not changed hands recently, and appears to have passed to a family member from an estate in 2007. Do you think it is appealing for $1,200,000?
If you’re on the hunt for a cheap three-bedroom, two-bath apartment, this newly renovated listing in eastern Bed Stuy seems like a good bet. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, a microwave and granite countertops. (more…)
When we stopped by the old Liquid Oz space at 302 Malcolm X Boulevard in Bed Stuy recently, the building was still for sale (or at least the sign was still up) but workers were busy building out the retail space for a new business. (more…)
The three buildings on this multi-lot site in western Bed Stuy have come a long way since we checked in last summer. Then, foundations were just being poured. Now the units are enclosed and windows are in. (more…)
A French bistro is planned for the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and Hancock in Bed Stuy. We hear it will be called The Antagonist. When we stopped by 238 Malcolm X earlier today, workers said it would open in about two months. As you can see in the photo below, an area for dining in the backyard is under construction. GMAP(more…)
After nine years in five other locations, the Long Island Automobile Club finally got their headquarters near “The Gateway of Long Island;” Grand Army Plaza. As Brooklyn’s first, and most elite automobile club, with members of such social standing as William “Willy” Vanderbilt, they were now located in a building that was worthy of their wealth and prestige. Yes, it was another garage, but what a garage!
This building was something out of Europe, with a façade reminiscent of the Austrian Art Nouveau Movement, called the Vienna Secession. It was a four story building built in 1904 as the Plaza Garage. Art Nouveau architecture is very rare in New York City, and rarer still in Brooklyn, but this garage definitely qualified, with sinuous arches over the main entrance and flanking windows, and some rather overdone Germanic –style Roman eagles at the top. It was designed by an architect named Oscar Lowinson. (Thank you, Christopher Gray.) (more…)
A tipster tells us that a three-story multifamily at 71 Stuyvesant Avenue in Bed Stuy has sold for $3,800,000, setting a new record for multifamily buildings in the neighborhood. The property last changed hands for $540,000 in 2010, after selling at a foreclosure auction a few months before, according to public records. The 6,200-square-foot apartment house has 12 units and sits near the corner of Stuyvesant and Dekalb Avenues. Until now, the most expensive multifamily sale was 281 Tompkins Avenue, which sold for $3,300,000 in January 2013.
The folks who run Mayfield are busy with renovations at their next venture, a bar with Mexican food truck in Bed Stuy. We wrote about the popular Crown Heights eatery’s plans for 323 Franklin near Clifton back in April. (more…)
This three-family on Hancock Street in Stuyvesant Heights is not as fancy as some but has plenty of ornate original details, including some we have never seen before. The mantels have that Gibson Girl-era look with rounded inset and beveled mirrors and wedding cake decorations. (more…)
Here’s a fairly spacious one-bedroom condo for rent in Bed Stuy, at a two-year-old building near the Clinton Hill border. The 777-square-foot pad features two balconies at either end of the apartment. (more…)