952 Putnam Ave-Living Room-NYC

This Bed Stuy duplex apartment offers plenty of indoor space and has a backyard large enough for outdoor dining and recreation. Its three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms make it suitable for a family; all bedrooms accommodate queen-size beds plus sitting area furniture.

The first level features parquet floors in the living and dining rooms, and there is a big kitchen in the back with an island. There are also plenty of old details such as paneling, molding, a pier mirror and old doors.

Click through for more photos after the jump. The ask is $4,500 a month. Do you think that’s reasonable, considering the location fairly far east?

952 Putnam Avenue, #1 [Halstead]  GMAP
Photos by Halstead



NYC Housing Connect is now accepting affordable housing applications for the new building finishing up at 490 Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill. As you may recall, this is where the Associated Supermarket used to be, between Hall and Emerson.

Affordable units make up 20 percent of the seven-story, 93-unit building. The 19 affordable units start at $816 a month for a studio. (more…)

359 Decatur Street-1-4-14-15

This three-bedroom duplex in Bed Stuy retains an original feel with decorative marble mantels and original moldings. Modern kitchen appliances and a high end stacked washer/dryer complement the apartment’s original character. There is also an updated bathroom.

It occupies the top two floors of a brownstone and is close to Stuy Heights shops. Do you think it’s a good deal, for $3,300 a month?

359 Decatur Street, #2 [Douglas Elliman] GMAP
Photo above by Douglas Elliman; photo below by Property Shark


115 South 8th Street

This two-bedroom, one-bath apartment in a co-op building on Williamsburg’s Southside offers a spacious living area and two moderately sized, side-by-side bedrooms. The L-shaped kitchen is spacious too and opens onto the living area.

There’s also a washer/dryer in the apartment. One oddity: There are four closets in the entry, but none in the bedrooms.

Click through for more photos after the jump. Do you think it’s appealing for $2,850 a month?

115 South 8th Street, #3 [Douglas Elliman] GMAP
Photos by Douglas Elliman



This top-level duplex in a striking Crown Heights row house is spacious and attractive, with plenty of room for shares or a family. We see lots of original details, including mantels, doors and inlaid floors.

The kitchen retains its original hardwood floors but has been updated and outfitted with modern appliances. The 1.5 baths are modern as well.

There are two full bedrooms, plus a smaller bedroom that could also work as a nursery or office. (The living room could also be used as a bedroom, as the listing points out, although that wouldn’t leave much common space.) There is also a private backyard with a deck.

It’s pricey for Crown Heights at $4,200 a month, but it’s also top of the line. Do you think it will rent quickly?

1046 Sterling Place, #2 [Douglas Elliman] GMAP
Photo above by Douglas Elliman; photo below by Property Shark


178 68th street2

Here’s a listing for an entire townhouse in Bay Ridge. It’s got some great details, including herringbone floors, coffered ceilings and built-ins.

There are four bedrooms altogether. It’s only a few blocks from the Bay Ridge Avenue R stop, and Owl’s Head Park is at the end of the block.

The owner is asking $3,500 a month for the entire house.

178 68th Street [Dwell Residential] GMAP

Photo above by Dwell Residential; photo below by PropertyShark

Brooklyn sales report

Sales prices in Brooklyn climbed for the 10th consecutive quarter, setting a new record, while rents finally seem to have stabilized. That’s the overall picture we drew from data in reports out today from Douglas Elliman and Corcoran, confirming what we’ve been seeing in the market recently.

The Elliman report, prepared for the firm by Jonathan Miller, president of Miller Samuel, showed the median sales price for a home in Brooklyn was up 17.5 percent in the first quarter of this year over the same period last year to a record of $610,894. The median condo sales price hit a new record at $729,750. The median sales price for a one- to three-family home was up 26.9 percent over the first quarter last year to $744,000.

One of the biggest jumps in price was for two-family homes in northwest Brooklyn — the swath of 16 neighborhoods from Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope, from Fort Greene to Dumbo. Prices for those properties were up 46.2 percent over last year. (more…)


This Boerum Hill one-bedroom garden apartment has quite a few perks — a washer and dryer, space for a home office or den, and a private garden patio as well as shared garden space. It’s got wide plank floors and lots and lots of exposed brick (for those who like exposed brick).

The asking price is $2,750 a month which includes all utilities except for electricity.

What do you think of it?

200 Dean Street, #1 [Corcoran] GMAP

Photo above by Corcoran; photo below by PropertyShark


110 Green Street

This one-bedroom unit at 110 Green Street in Greenpoint (formerly the Viridian) is a reasonable size at 700 square feet. It has hardwood floors and a nicely appointed kitchen.

The building has plenty of amenities, including an indoor pool, a fitness center, a kid’s playroom and a library/reading room. It’s about three and a half blocks from the Greenpooint Avenue G stop.

What do think of a one-bedroom here for $3,115 a month?

110 Green Street, #B-504 [MNS] GMAP


15 dunham place

The views don’t get much better than the ones from this South Williamsburg studio apartment. The East River and Williamsburg Bridge look like they are right outside the window. And those windows are noise-proof, so the proximity to traffic and the subways on the bridge shouldn’t be a problem.

The building has a 13,000 square-foot common terrace, a lounge, game room, onsite laundry and a fitness center. The listing says the unit is rent-stabilized and this is a “lease assignment” that ends in January of 2016 with an option to renew before the end of the lease. The furniture is also for sale. What do you think of it for $2,049 a month?

15 Dunham Place [Brownstoner] GMAP


100 union ave 1

A large development site at 100 Union Avenue, south of Broadway in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle, sold last week for $6,000,000, a spokeswoman for brokerage firm TerraCRG told us. The 10,453 square-foot lot is currently occupied by Knight’s Towing and Collision. The buyers, Adam America, Slate Property Group and Naveh Schuster Limited, plan to build rental apartments with ground floor retail.

The same developers also bought neighboring 120 Union Avenue in September of 2014 for $15,000,000, where they plan to build a 100-unit rental building with about 2,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Both lots were initially marketed together but the sellers decided to wait longer on the second lot so they could continue operating their towing business, according to TerraCRG.

If the developers choose to include affordable housing at one or both sites, they could build up to 130,000 square feet on the sites combined. TerraCRG represented the sellers.

Click through for an aerial view of the lot.

Rendering for Six-Story Apartment Building Coming to Broadway Towing [Brownstoner]
Photos via TerraCRG

1317 Park Place2

Though the listing doesn’t give the square footage, this Crown Heights three-bedroom with a home office looks to be spacious. And it has some nice details, including hardwood floors and original moldings. Since it’s a corner building there are lots of windows and the kitchen appears to have been recently redone.

The building is pretty far east as Crown Heights goes — on the corner of Park Place and Schenectady Avenue. But the transit options are decent: It’s four blocks to the 3 and 4 trains on Eastern Parkway. The rent is $2,450 a month. What do you think?

1317 Park Place, #3F [Aptsandlofts] GMAP