66 midwood street prospect lefferts gardens 82014

This Romanesque Revival home and former House of the Day at 66 Midwood Street has just sold for $2,300,000, beating the neighborhood record for Prospect Lefferts Gardens by $450,000. The landmarked five-bedroom, five-bath house hit the market in March for $1,975,00. The 1898 townhouse is dripping with original details, including ornate wooden mantles, dressing rooms and four functioning fireplaces. It hit the public records last week. Its sale price blew through the previous record of $1,850,000, set by Dixon with its purchase of 36 Rutland Road in January.

66 Midwood Street [Halstead] GMAP
House of the Day: 66 Midwood Street [Brownstoner]

30 chester court prospect lefferts gardens 82014

We drooled over 30 Chester Court when it was for sale. Now the house is back on the market as a rental, and we’re pleased to report the owners have done a great job with the renovation. The teens Tudor Revival still has all its incredible original features, including a parlor window seat, coffered ceiling and paneling in the dining room, leaded glass windows, and bead board ceiling in the sleeping porch. (more…)


After years of getting the brush off on requests to limit building heights in Prospect Lefferts Gardens to six stories, PLG residents, activists and community board members are now meeting with City Planning to consider how the neighborhood should be rezoned.

In addition to supporting a rezoning of Flatbush Avenue, pictured above during this past winter, that would limit building heights there to six stories, neighborhood group The Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP) opposes a brand-new move to rezone commercial district Empire Boulevard to allow residential, MTOPP President and PLG homeowner Alicia Boyd told us. (more…)

125 hawthorne street prospect lefferts gardens 62014

This one-bedroom co-op sublet in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is large, with an attractively renovated kitchen and an appealing vintage bathroom. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher, and the classic prewar black-and-white tile bathroom looks to be in good condition.

There are noise-reducing windows (since it’s on the first floor), and full blackout shades in the bedroom. Of course, you’ll have to get co-op board approval and pay an application fee. Seems like a pretty good deal for $1,800 a month. What do you think?

125 Hawthorne Street, #1-K [William B. May] GMAP

190 maple street prospect lefferts gardens 62014

This one-family limestone at 190 Maple Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens was gut renovated in 2010. It features all new mechanicals, a new kitchen, new baths, built-in cabinets and some new moldings and trim mixed in with the original inlaid floors, fireplace mantel and other details.

The parlor, center stair hall, dining room and kitchen are all one level with the bedrooms above. The English basement has been turned into a media and recreation room with a marble bar and also has a laundry and extra bathroom. There is also a landscaped garden. What do you think of it for $1,675,000?

190 Maple Street [Corcoran] GMAP

346 lincoln road prospect lefferts gardens 62014

This 2.5-bedroom apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is freshly renovated and seems reasonably priced. The 930-square-foot pad has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, and two nicely sized bedrooms.

There’s an additional small room that could be used as a third bedroom, home office or nursery. It’s two blocks from the 2/5 trains at Sterling Street. What do you think of it for $2,400 a month?

346 Lincoln Road, #2 [Corcoran] GMAP


The judge overseeing the case against the Hudson Companies’ development of a 23-story mixed-use building at 626 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens has lifted the temporary restraining order against construction on the site, saying the plaintiffs “have not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits” of the case.

The case is still ongoing, but a lengthy written decision said the environmental review that was already conducted was adequate. Read the full text of the decision here.

Rendering by Marvel Architects

261 fenimore street prospect lefferts gardens 62014

This center hall stair house with triple parlor has acres of unpainted wood work and plenty of original details, including inlaid floors, stained glass, pocket doors, mantels and a coffered ceiling. There is an updated kitchen on the parlor floor, an updated bath with a claw foot tub, and central air.

There is also tons of closet space upstairs, including two walk-in closets, as well as an additional room that could be used as a home office. Although 261 Fenimore Street is located in the Lefferts Manor district with its single-family covenant, there is an in-law unit or guest suite with a kitchen in the English basement.

There is also a landscaped backyard with pond, waterfall and automatic irrigation. What do you think of it and the asking price of $1,595,000?

261 Fenimore Street [Elliman] GMAP


A reader sent in these photographs of the rally in Manhattan Friday calling for a temporary moratorium on high-rise construction along the east side of Prospect Park in Prospect Lefferts Gardens while residents try to downzone the area. Our tipster said she counted at least 75 people in attendance, although the photos seem to show fewer.

Speakers at the event included City Councilman Mathieu Eugene and Community Board 9 member Diana Richardson. The protest was organized by the Prospect Park East Network and cosponsored by the Lefferts Manor Association, Flatbush Tenants Coalition, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association.



Construction is not yet finished, but a listing is up for one of a row of new-construction town houses in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. The ask: $1,875,000. The phenomenon of building new townhouses started in prime brownstone neighborhoods close to Manhattan and now is spreading outward through the borough.

As Curbed noted last week, the marketing identifies the neighborhood as “Heights Park,” and that is also the name of the row. The developer is Residential Development Group.

The facades strike a balance (or a compromise?) between modern and traditional. Each one will have three units, including an owner’s triplex that includes an underground “finished basement,” the ground floor and part of the first floor. This floor plan is more typically seen in condos, not townhouses. An owner would likely get more space — or a grander space — for the money in a traditional row house, but the rental income is likely to be higher with these.

What do you think of the design and the price?

280 Hawthorne Street Listing [Douglas Elliman]

No trace remains of the “berserk-eclectic” house at 111 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Demolition began in March, and now the site has been completely cleared.

Last week, architect Joseph Spector filed new building applications for a seven-story, 22-unit building and an eight-story, 28-unit one on the site, which lines up with plans developer Seth Brown announced in January. The two rental buildings will have mostly one-bedrooms with a few two- and three-bedrooms thrown in.

We expect construction will start at the 12,000-square-foot lot soon after permits are issued, and Brown told us it will finish in a year.

111 Clarkson Avenue Coverage [Brownstoner]


Early Friday morning, a group of opponents to the 23-story tower Hudson Companies plans for 626 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens spontaneously blockaded some cement trucks that had arrived to pour the building’s foundation, according to a protestor who was present and sent us these photos. The protesters prevented the cement trucks from entering the site for about an hour or more, until the police arrived. One person was arrested.

Later that morning, at a previously scheduled hearing at the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, a judge issued a temporary restraining order against the pouring of the foundation while a court case concerning an environmental review of the project is proceeding.

A rally against the project is planned for this Friday, June 6, at City Hall.

While the lawsuit is likely to be dismissed, said Hudson Companies principal David Kramer, in any case the as-of-right project will proceed even if litigation requires modifying the financing. “While some neighbors might be unhappy that a new, 23-story building is being developed next to them, there’s no reason to demonize Hudson in all their inflammatory comments,” he said. “We’re very proud of this development, which will offer new housing, new affordable housing, new retail stores for Flatbush Avenue and new community facility space for nonprofit use.”

The Prospect Park East Network (PPEN) contends Hudson could put up a shorter building with the same square footage but a different foundation on the existing lot.

To see the press release issued by the Prospect Park East Network about the temporary restraining order and rally, Hudson’s full response, and more photos of the protest and the site Friday morning, click through to the jump. (more…)