It’s less than two weeks until Christmas, and holiday markets are popping up all over Brooklyn. Besides the Brooklyn Flea at 1000 Dean Street, there are local craft markets happening in neighborhoods from Windsor Terrace to Greenpoint. Here’s an incomplete list of where you can find some interesting handmade items:

Holiday Crafts Fair and Christmas Tree Sale at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, 3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Windsor Terrace, Saturday, December 13, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Record Sale and Craft Fair at Bossa Nova Civic Club, 1271 Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick, Saturday, December 13, 5 pm to 10 pm
Pop2 Brooklyn Holiday Market at 200 Livingston Street, Downtown Brooklyn, Saturday, December 13, 4 pm to 10 pm and Sunday, December 14, noon to 8 pm
Brooklyn Pop-up Holiday Market at Bat Haus, 279 Starr Street, Bushwick, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas, Fridays 8 pm to 12 am, Saturdays and Sundays noon to 6 pm
Hand Makers Holiday Market at Golden Drum, 97 Green Street, #G1, Greenpoint, Sunday, December 14, 1 pm to 8 pm
Proteus Gowanus Holiday Fair at Proteus Gowanus, 543 Union Street, Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14, 12 pm to 6 pm
Arts East New York Holiday Market at 170 New Lots Avenue, Saturdays and Sundays, December 13, 14, 20 and 21, 11 am to 7 pm
Brooklyn-Made Holiday Pop-up Market at Times Plaza at 4th, Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues (across from the Barclays Center), Saturday and Sunday, December 20 and 21, noon to 8 pm

Image via Downtown Brooklyn Partnership 

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This Windsor Terrace teens two-family seems to have lots of lovely original details such as parquet floors, doors and stained glass. It’s also less than a block from Prospect Park.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer a whole lot of space for an owner-occupant. Each apartment occupies one floor in what was originally a two-story single-family house. We’d estimate the two upper floors total about 1,500 square feet. (There’s also a lower level, which the floor plan calls the “garden floor,” but it doesn’t look too promising to us. The boiler is down there and much of it appears to be below grade.)

We’re thinking a new owner might want to convert the house back to the one-family it was originally. The listing indicates it will need work, since it says “please bring your contractor and dreams.”

Do you think it’s worth the ask of $1,299,000?

226 Seeley Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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If you’re looking a for a modern, recently renovated three-bedroom in Windsor Terrace, this apartment is worth a look for the location and the price. It has three bathrooms and a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Carrara marble countertops.

At 1,050 square feet, it’s not huge, but it might work well for a small family. The living room and kitchen both look decently sized.

And it’s about five blocks from the 15th Street-Prospect Park F/G train stop and the park itself. Does it seem decent for $3,200 a month?

561 Prospect Avenue, #3 [Town] GMAP

586 20th Street combo

The outside of this rental is nothing to get excited about — it’s a Fedders special without the branded air conditioner covers — but it’s not too bad on the inside. The three-bedroom, two-bath apartment in Windsor Terrace has attractive diagonally placed floors and the bedrooms appear to be good sized (only one is pictured).

Plus, there’s a cute cat in the listing. We’re guessing this is the garden level, although the ad doesn’t specify. What do you think of it for $3,750 a month?

586 20th Street [Town Residential] GMAP

102 Gates AveClinton Hill
102 Gates Avenue
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens
Price: $3,350,000
Sunday 12:00 – 2:00

396 Vanderbilt Ave

Fort Greene
396 Vanderbilt Avenue
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens
Price: $2,300,000
Sunday 1:30 – 3:00

470 MacDonoughBed Stuy
470 MacDonough Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,425,000
Sunday 2:00 – 3:30

67 East 2nd StWindsor Terrace
67 East 2nd Street
Broker: Town Residential
Price: $989,000
Saturday 1:00 – 2:30

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Listings and interior photos have gone up for the rentals at 33 Caton Place in Windsor Terrace, aka the Kestrel, where studios (pictured) start at $1,662 a month. Halstead lists nine apartments so far on the official website for the eight-story, 126-unit building, first noted by FIPS. One-bedrooms are priced from $2,215, and two-bedroom, two-baths range from $3,046 to $3,900. Sam Boymelgreen developed the project, and the architects are Luca Andrisani Architects and DJ Associates.

Apartments feature white oak flooring, washer/dryers, Ceasarstone countertops, and deep soaking tubs in the bathrooms. Amenities include a landscaped roof deck with private cabanas, gym, bike storage, parking garage and a pet spa. Check out more interiors after the jump!

The Kestrel [Official] GMAP
33 Caton Place Listings [Halstead]
33 Caton Place Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photos by Halstead



Hopefully the third time’s the charm for Sam Boymelgreen’s The Kestrel, which was going to start leasing in April, then June, and now “the fall.”

One-bedrooms at 33 Caton Place will start at $2,300 a month, according to a story in The New York Times. Meanwhile, the Hudson Companies development across the street at 22 Caton Place, plan to finish up in the spring.

Brooklyn’s Future of Luxury on Caton Place [NY Times]
Leasing for Windsor Terrace’s The Kestrel Starts in June [Brownstoner]
Rendering by DJ Associates

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Construction is progressing at The Kestrel in Windsor Terrace, where the first windows are being installed. The 126-unit rental development at 33 Caton Place will include a mixture of studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms, and amenities like a gym and concierge service. DJ Associates Architect PC and Luca Andrisani Architects are designing the eight-story building, whose developer is Sam Boymelgreen. Leasing was supposed to begin this month, but given the construction progress, we’re guessing it won’t happen until the fall.

Meanwhile, four stories have risen across the street at 22 Caton Place. Hudson Companies is developing the seven-story, 73-unit building. Kiss+Cathcart Architects are designing it. It will be LEED Gold certified and feature an “articulated brick facade… with vine-covered balconies.”

We’ve included a construction photo of 22 Caton and a rendering after the jump.

33 Caton Place Coverage [Brownstoner]
22 Caton Place Coverage [Brownstoner]


715-811 Greenwood Ave, JGarchik, 3

Brooklyn, one building at a time.

Name: Row houses
Address: 715-811 Greenwood Avenue
Cross Streets: E.17th E. 7th Street, Sherman Street, and Prospect Park Southwest
Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace
Year Built: Between 1900-1909
Architectural Style: Vaguely Renaissance Revival
Architect: Thomas B. Sherman
Other Buildings by Architect: Similar homes all over Windsor Terrace, Kensington
Landmarked: No

The story: These two sets of houses were brought to my attention by one of our readers. They are 715-725 and 801-811 Greenwood Avenue. They are separated by Sherman Street. He was interested in the architecture of Windsor Terrace, especially these and other houses of the same general style. He had done some research on his own, and had come up with the name of the builder, Thomas B. Sherman. Sherman was working with a new building material here, the results being a new and modern take on a familiar row house form.

Thomas Sherman was a local developer who built quite a few houses in the neighborhoods of Windsor Terrace and Kensington. He shows up in the papers and building trades magazines in the 1890s, building here, and also on the other side of the park, in Prospect Heights. He not only developed his properties, but acted as his own architect and builder. He wasn’t one of the big guys, but he dealt with them, at one point buying property from William Reynolds, one of Brooklyn’s largest and most storied developers. After Reynolds had made his mark in Bedford Stuyvesant and Prospect Heights, in the 1880s and 90s, he moved south, picking up plots of land in Windsor Terrace, Kensington and Borough Park. (more…)

Here’s a charming little one-bedroom in Windsor Terrace. It has nice moldings around the windows and walls, a tin ceiling and a mantel painted a cheerful light green to match the trim in the bedroom. We kind of like the cutouts between the living room and bedroom, but they might not suit everyone’s tastes. Clearly, pets are allowed. It’s five blocks from the F train and Prospect Park. Do you think $2,500 a month sounds about right for the location?

443 17th Street, #3R [Corcoran] GMAP

This beautifully restored Windsor Terrace house is close in price to some recent Bed Stuy and Crown Heights listings that are in need of a top-to-bottom renovation.

“All plumbing, heating, electrical, insulation, and walls have been replaced within the past seven years,” says the listing, and yet it has many beautiful details, including original floors, a restored staircase, and a vintage style kitchen and baths.

The kitchen has a Monitor Top fridge, vintage Chambers stove and farmhouse sink. The bathrooms have subway tile, marble hex tile, a restored claw foot tub and a walk-in shower. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,900,000?

505 17th Street [Corcoran] GMAP

The large rental building at 33 Caton Place in Windsor Terrace will begin leasing in June, a PR rep for the developer tells us. Halstead Property Development Marketing will handle the leasing for the 126-unit rental, which is owned by Sam Boymelgreen. Marketing signage also went up this week at the construction site, pictured above.

The rentals will be a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms and amenities that include a gym, concierge service, attended parking and a roof deck, as we reported last month. The teaser site for the development, known as The Kestrel, has been up for a while but now includes an information form.

Mystery Windsor Terrace Build Belongs to Boymelgreen, Will Start Renting in April [Brownstoner]
Here’s What 33 Caton Place Will Look Like [Brownstoner] GMAP
Photo by The Kestrel