This three-bedroom, 2.5-bath short-term rental in Carroll Gardens is bright and modern, and it comes furnished. It’s a penthouse unit in the luxury rental development at 360 Smith Street, which was fully rented by the summer of 2011. The furnishings look lovely if you like pink and purple, and the apartment seems quite spacious. The kitchen is well-sized with a large island for entertaining. Meanwhile, the master bathroom, painted lavender, has a double sink, glassed-in standing shower and a separate bathtub.
Apparently the third bedroom is smaller than the other two, appropriate for a guest room or a large office, the broker notes. There’s also a private terrace! The building has a fitness center, and parking costs $300 per month. How do you feel about the $7,900 a month rent? Seems like a sweet pad if you’re renting on the corporate dime.
This two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in Carroll Gardens has a ton of space and charm. It’s 1,300 square feet with an office, three closets, a dining room, and a huge eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher. The Deco-style master bathroom has interesting sea-green tile on the walls and floor and matching bath and sink. What do you think of it for $4,200 a month?
This three-bedroom, two-bath duplex loft in a converted Carroll Gardens candy factory seems bright and modern. The living and dining area on the parlor floor is quite large, and the bedrooms look nicely sized as well. There’s a 200-square-foot private outdoor patio in the front yard and a little balcony on the upper floor. The kitchen seems to have standard-quality fixtures for a rental, and it has a dishwasher. Utilities are included in the rent, and the building has a landscaped garden and courtyard. What do you think of it for $4,550?
Looks like 154 President Street has had a major renovation in the past year. When we last saw it — it was a HOTD in June 2012 — most of it looked like your average rental with featureless rooms and low quality fixtures. At the time, we praised the location but not much else.
Now it’s got new kitchens and baths, and the modern touches look pretty seamlessly integrated with the historic details that remain. Also new, according to the listing: central air, windows, updated plumbing and electric, oak floors, and a redone facade and stoop. (Unfortunately, the new front exterior is not pictured.)
The house was previously set up as a four-family and is now configured as a triplex over a one-bedroom, one-bath garden rental. It sold in October of last year for $1,549,000. The new price is $3,250,000. How do you like the renovation? Do you think they’ll get ask?
This one-bedroom garden apartment in Carroll Gardens is lovely and newly renovated. The living room and kitchen are spacious and have new appliances, including a dishwasher. There’s even a separate office nook just outside the bedroom. And tenants have access to a shared garden in the back. The apartment is close to the Smith-9th Street subway station but also only slightly more than a block from the BQE. Do you think it will rent at $3,200 a month?
City Councilman Brad Lander and seven other Carroll Gardens residents, including developers and architects, testified against the proposed contract with Aguila Inc. to run a homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens at a city hearing this morning. Another 12 submitted written statements, and the Coalition for Carroll Gardens submitted 500 signatures against the contract.
“They felt good about it,” said Coalition for Carroll Gardens chair Steven Miller of those who attended the meeting. He said he expects the city will take about six weeks to review the testimony.
Critics of the proposal have argued that the building at 165 West 9th Street, above, which consists of 10 apartments and one commercial unit, is too small to house 170 homeless men, which would not be allowed under the current certificate of occupancy. Aguila and the Department of Homeless Services have said they would not house any homeless people in violation of city rules or laws.
In January, the owner filed an Alt-1 to change the C of O from J-2 residential to R-1 residential (hotels and dormitories) in January. The permit was approved in March, and is now on hold with a notice to revoke dated today.
The Department of Homeless Services said nothing about the intense opposition — from pols, residents and the local community board — to a proposed homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens in a recent letter to Mayor Bloomberg outlining its plans. We received an email about the letter and Community Board Six’s response to it from the board yesterday.
“I find it nothing short of astounding that neither of those sections acknowledges or advises the Mayor and his staff of my November 26, 2012 letter to your predecessor Seth Diamond, which (i) communicated the fact that our Board had resolved by a vote of 31 to 1 (with 3 abstentions) to oppose the use of 165 West 9th Street as a 170 bed shelter based on both defective process and lack of merit, and (ii) provided four (4) pages of detailed explanation of the reasons for that resolution,” wrote the chairman for the community board in a letter in response.
Today at 11 am, the City will hold a public hearing on the proposed contract between the shelter operator and the City.
Councilman Brad Lander and the Coalition for Carroll Gardens will answer questions and provide updates on the controversial proposed homeless shelter at 165 West 9th Street in Carroll Gardens at a meeting tonight, according to an email blast from CCG. As you may recall, nonprofit shelter operator Aguila Inc. has said it intends to open a permanent homeless shelter for 170 men in the location, a Scarano-designed building with 10 apartments and one commercial unit. The building, which exceeds its allowed FAR, has been plagued by problems with the DOB and has sat empty for years, although it now has a C of O.
The Coalition for Carroll Gardens appealed to the courts about the shelter proposal, causing the Department of Buildings to look into supposed violations in the buildings, but now those have been cleared by the DOB, according to the Coalition. The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed contact between the Department of Homeless Services and Aguila Thursday at 10 am at 49-51 Chambers Street in Manhattan, where anyone can come and offer oral or written testimony. The proposed contract is for six months four and a half years and $29,987,257.
Tonight’s meeting will take place at 7 pm in the lobby of 505 Court Street.
We toured one of the unfinished seven townhouses on Sackett Street yesterday, part of the 11 townhomes on Sackett and Union and the condo complex that comprise the Sackett Union development. Ken Horn, president of developer Alchemy Properties, said the Sackett Street townhouses would be finished by November 1, and the Union Street townhouses would be finished in the next year. The two-family home we saw at 298 Sackett is one of four townhouses still available. It had five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms spread across four stories plus a basement, totaling 4,240 square feet with an asking price of $3,680,000.
When we last toured the complex, the townhouse we saw was in a much rawer state. At 298 Sackett, there is a one-bedroom rental on the garden level. In the owner’s triplex, all the living is on the parlor (first) floor, including a small den at the front of the house, a powder room, and plenty of closets. The kitchen is open to the living room and there is no formal dining room. Bedrooms are on the second and third floors. Each townhouse has a roof deck and a backyard. The houses come with a parking space in the adjacent condo complex, and for $250 a year, townhouse residents can use the fitness center and children’s playroom in the condo building.
Click through the jump to see pictures of the interiors!
The new townhouse that is being built to replace the one that collapsed in July 2012 at 241 Carroll Street will be made of brownstone. ”The new building will have a brownstone facade, a full stoop, and will blend in with the rest of the block,” developer Gino Vitale told the Brooklyn Paper. Each floor will have a balcony in back, and the whole thing will be made of concrete and steel.
Owner Howard Schneider said he and his family are still shaken by the collapse and are not sure they want to live in the building. Luckily, he and his family were out of town when the side of the brownstone crumbled in the middle of the night, because the children’s bedrooms were located in the “kill zone,” the paper said. No one was hurt in the incident. Construction started a month ago and is scheduled to finish in six to eight months.
A health insurance consulting service for seniors put up its sign and opened its doors last week at 545 Court Street close to the BQE. The free service, Advocate Services for Senior Health Insurance, helps seniors get on Medicare and find insurance to supplement it, owner Michael Petro told us. The firm works with all the major insurance providers, which pay Advocate Services about the same amount regardless of which plan a senior selects, he added. GMAP Photo by Advocate Services for Senior Health Insurance
A family disco dance party will take place this Sunday, September 22, in Carroll Park. The We Are Family Dance Party is part of the Carroll Park Kids’ Concert Series, revived in 2008 by Carroll Gardens’ mom Simmi Degnemark, according to the blog Pardon Me For Asking. There will be disco dance lessons, a D.J., and live music by Mingo and the Metropolis Band NYC. Local schools benefit from concession sales. The fun starts at 2 pm and goes till 5 pm in Carroll Park, at the corner of President and Smith streets. PMFA has all the details, and photos of previous dance parties.