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Here’s a one-bedroom co-op for rent in Kensington that looks large and recently updated. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinets, and both the bedroom and living area are quite spacious. The building is also pet friendly, has laundry and a live-in super. It’s about five blocks from the Church Avenue F/G stop. What do you think of it for $1,750 a month?

310 Beverley Road [Halstead] GMAP

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This three-bedroom in a notable Bed Stuy multifamily row (a former Building of the Day) is freshly gutted, close to the train and priced for roommates. The living area and bedrooms seem reasonably sized, and the finishes look clean and modern. There’s exposed brick and some arched windows in the front-facing bedroom. Do you expect it’ll rent fast for $2,800 a month?

94 Decatur Street, #3B [Halstead] GMAP

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After nearly a decade in the works, this five-story building at 474 Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill is finally finished and offering eight two- and three-bedrooms priced from $3,475 a month. We spotted its angular, Tetris-like patterned facade last year while it was still under construction, and the finished product looks the same.

There are six apartments listed so far — two-bedroom, two-baths asking as much as $3,975 and a three-bedroom, two-bath duplex penthouse for $6,500. The interiors are very modern, with a mix of white lacquer and mahogany cabinets and glass-tiled backsplashes in the kitchen. We’re not sure what’s going on with those patterned, irregularly shaped showers in the master baths, but it kind of fits with the building’s quirky facade and randomly spaced windows.

Click through for more photos and a floor plan. What do you think of how these turned out?

474 Grand Avenue Listings [StreetEasy]
Surprising Look for Apartment Building Rising on Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill [Brownstoner]

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It’s not often we see places for rent in the Fairway Building in Red Hook, where Michelle Williams once lived, and where the flood waters rose high during Sandy. This big and beautiful loft sports exposed brick, original wooden beams and arched windows. The 2,000-square-foot pad is currently configured as a two-bedroom, two-bath, but we’re sure you could build out some extra rooms if necessary.

It also has 13-foot ceilings and an open kitchen with lots of cabinets. The apartment comes with a private parking spot, which seems like a big plus in the deepest part of Red Hook. Although it’s far from the train, the loft is right on the waterfront, above Fairway Market and only a few blocks from the Ikea ferry dock steps from the Van Brunt Street ferry dock. Do you think someone out there will rent this for $6,450 a month?

275 Conover Street [Aptsandlofts.com] GMAP

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This one-bedroom garden apartment in Gowanus is almost completely open from one end to the other, which might help bring some light into what appears to be a very long space, with two extensions, although PropertyShark says the building is only 38 feet deep. It has a nice loft-y vibe and a cool white-painted brick wall dividing the front room from the kitchen.

The Home Depot-style cabinets in the latter don’t add any style points, but there are lots of them and plenty of space for an island or dining table. Renters also get a walk-in closet, access to the shared garden and some basement storage. The Carroll Street F/G stop is two and a half blocks away, and the townhouse is located about a block and a half from the Gowanus Canal, in Flood Zone 2. Do you think it’ll rent for $2,700 a month?

463 Union Street, #1 [Corcoran] GMAP

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Last week we toured the new mixed-income rental building at 1133 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint — the one that famously received nearly 60,000 applications for its subsidized units. As for the market-rate units, they’re 40 percent rented after leasing kicked off in November.

The seven-story, 210-unit development is half affordable, half market rate, and move-ins began in early January. Thanks to tax abatements and subsidies from the state, the whole building is rent-stabilized. Market-rate rents start at $2,775 for a 636-square-foot one-bedroom and go all the way up to $5,900 for a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with over 1,000 square feet of space and a large terrace.

While not as over-the-top fancy as some equally big but more expensive buildings in Williamsburg, the finishes were about what we expected for the price, and the units were maybe even a little bigger than we expected.

Developer Domain Companies has assembled a typical laundry list of luxury amenities, including a full-time concierge, pet spa, ZipCar rentals, fitness center, free bike share and parking that costs $200 a month for tenants. Domain is also working with the homeless shelter across the street at 56-66 Clay Street, planning to offer job assistance and resume writing programs through the nonprofit arm of the company. Renters can also choose to donate to one of several local charities, including the shelter, when they sign their leases.

The Clay Street half of the U-shaped development opened on January 1, and the Box Street side is scheduled to open March 1. Click through to see more photos. What do you think of the look?

Eleven33 [Official] GMAP
1133 Manhattan Avenue Listings [StreetEasy]
1133 Manhattan Avenue Coverage [Brownstoner]
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The five brand new townhouses at Carlton Mews in Fort Greene hit the market Tuesday, each with a triplex and a two-bedroom garden apartment. We took a tour in person the same day, and they look as incredible in real life as they do here in the listing photos.

We speculate these were built to sell, not rent, but issues stemming from the collapse that killed a construction worker in 2012 may make that difficult or undesirable for now, at least.

Kudos to the architect, who is Darrin Krumpus of Boro Architects, according to the permits.

For $12,000 a month, the triplexes feature four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a den, large living room and basement storage. The 3,200-square-foot homes have bronze cabinet handles, Viking Stoves, gas fireplaces, zoned central heating and cooling and five-inch-wide oak plank floors. There’s also a deck and landscaped backyard shared with the garden apartment.

Downstairs, the two-bedroom garden apartments are 1,000 square feet and asking $3,750 a month. The finishes are not as nice as the triplexes, but they still sport white oak floors, stainless steel appliances and central heating and cooling. Five of the 10 units — two triplexes and three garden apartments — have already been rented, agent John LaRocca of Arena Real Estate told us.

The Landmarks-approved townhouses at 225-233 Carlton Avenue were built in a traditional 19th century style that mirrors the rest of the block. We’ve been watching them since construction began two and a half years ago, as well as the adjacent church, which was converted to 12 rentals and began leasing last month.

More photos after the jump! What do you think of how they turned out?

231 Carlton Avenue [StreetEasy]
Carlton Mews Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photos by Arena Real Estate via StreetEasy

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This three-bedroom, three-bath duplex in the outer reaches of Bushwick isn’t pretty, but it seems like a decent deal for the amount of space. The kitchen is itty bitty and squeezed into a cramped corner but at least it has stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher.

The building is a pretty unfortunate-looking brick Fedders special, but the garage is a plus, and the bedrooms look pretty big. The broker is advertising a net effective rent of $2,487, which includes one month free on a 13-month lease.

You’ll actually be writing checks for $2,695 a month. Do you think it’ll fly?

685 Chauncey Street, #1 [Sotheby's] GMAP

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Here’s a loft-y looking two-bedroom in the Skytrack condos (a converted warehouse) in Boerum Hill. The first-floor pad has an enclosed terrace, a new bathroom, a washer/dryer and a combined living-dining-kitchen area that seems to go on and on.

The kitchen is not going to win any design awards, but there are plenty of cabinets and a dishwasher. One drawback is that the second bedroom looks small. There’s also an additional sleeping (or storage) loft. Do you think it’s worth $3,995 a month?

120 Boerum Place, #2M [Corcoran] GMAP

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The Kestrel in Windsor Terrace is now 50 percent leased, according to a spokesperson, who also sent along the above photo of a new model apartment furnished by BoConcept. The eight-story, 126-unit new building at 33 Caton Place kicked off leasing in September.

Units currently on the market start at $2,162 per month for a one bedroom, $3,102 per month for a two-bedroom, and $4,809 per month for a three-bedroom — and are available immediately.

The building was designed by Luca Andrisani Architects and is less than two blocks from Prospect Park.

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

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This recently renovated three-bedroom, two-bath duplex in Bed Stuy seems spacious enough for the dough and comes with a private backyard. The combined living and dining area looks adequate, and all three bedrooms are large. It’s all modern in style, with down lights, exposed brick, and baseboard heating. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher, and the bathrooms are sleek. It’s about four blocks from the Gates Avenue J/Z stop and 12 blocks to the A/C at Utica. What’s your opinion of it for $2,900 a month?

675 Monroe Street, #1 [Corcoran] GMAP

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The new Crown Heights development at 500 Sterling Place is completely rented out – and at record-setting prices – after almost eight months, according to reps from Halstead Property Development Marketing. The seven-story, 77-unit development hit the market in July, with rents ranging from $1999 for a studio to $4,330 for a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath duplex with two balconies. The apartments have fetched $61 per square foot, according to Halstead. Adam America developed the project, and Nataliya Donskoy designed it.

500 Sterling Place Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photo by Halstead