This bright and airy one-bedroom — in the Jacksonia building at 139 Jackson Street in Williamsburg — doesn’t come cheap, but it’s got a lot of functional space in it, including a large mezzanine that could easily hold another bed or would make a great home-office space.

One obvious selling point here is the double-height ceiling in the living room, with windows from top to bottom. Less splashy, but handy, is an alcove between the kitchen and the bathroom that could be another spot for an office. The bedroom is decent sized and has a large window and a ton of closet space.

The mezzanine, up a flight of stairs from the living room, measures about 250 square feet, with a wall of built-in shelves. It leads out to a private terrace from which you can see the city skyline; the building also has a common roof deck. (more…)


This rental unit in the Newswalk condominiums, at 535 Dean Street in Prospect Heights, is a real-deal loft. It is not “loft-like,” or an apartment with a “loft-ish feel.”

It’s a big huge open space with a soaring ceiling in a former industrial building, with an open kitchen and a bedroom that’s partitioned off, but not a fully separate room. (more…)


Co-living is having a moment. Common, the co-living startup founded by General Assembly cofounder Brad Hargreaves announced this morning that they raised $7,350,000 in Series A funding for operating costs and business growth.

While shared living arrangements are not new, a successful business model hasn’t yet emerged. Campus, a once-burgeoning co-living company with 30 locations across the country (including one in Park Slope), announced in June that it would close its doors. “[W]e were unable to make Campus into an economically viable business,” says a statement on their website.

But Common’s model is different. The company will cleverly use investor assets — Brooklyn brownstones — through a sharing model.



If you’ve got a landlord from hell, you’re invited to speak out tonight and Thursday at a pair of town hall meetings held by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and veteran civil rights attorney Norman Siegel.

The goal of the “Tenant Harassment Hearings” goes beyond letting aggravated tenants vent — the idea is to identify Brooklyn’s worst landlords and spur criminal investigations and lawsuits.

“We’re not waiting for tenants to reach the end of their rope, we’re getting proactive,” said Adams in announcing the hearings last month. Adams — pictured above with Siegel (left) and tenant advocates — linked the hearings to the city’s affordable housing crunch, and noted that tenant harassment complaints in housing court have almost doubled since 2011. (more…)


You might say this one offers some decent views. It’s a three-bedroom penthouse at the top of the luxury condo building The Edge on the Williamsburg waterfront, with a living-room wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skyline.

There’s also a large balcony, for another sweeping vista. And a private rooftop terrace. In total, 841 square feet of outdoor space, with sky in every direction.

Inside the nearly 1,600-square-foot apartment there are three large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom; a kitchen with quartz countertops and high-end appliances; a washer and dryer; and a gas-fueled slate fireplace in the living room. Does it need to be mentioned there’s a wine fridge? (more…)


There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles attached to this one. No landscaped roof deck, no on-site yoga studio, no marble-countered kitchen in which to “unleash your inner Wolfgang Puck.” What we’ve got here is a straight-up, modest one-bedroom in prime Brooklyn Heights in decent shape for under $2,000.

They’re calling the bedroom “good-sized” — “not very big” would be another way to describe it. Without a floor plan we can’t tell if there’s a closet in there — if so, presumably we’re not talking about a walk-in. The kitchen is small and drab, though serviceable. (more…)


The first units are being offered at the Atelier, a new rental building developed by Fortis Property Group at 239 North 9th Street, between Havemeyer and Roebling streets in Williamsburg, starting at $2,610 a month for a studio.

The site’s got an odd history — it was previously owned by murdered developer Menachem Stark, who had a project in the works with architect Karl Fischer before Fortis took over the property in 2012. Fortis drafted the architecture firm S9 to design the Atelier, and broke ground in April of 2013. (more…)


This two-bedroom is one of seven apartments up for rent in the Kestrel, the high-end, eight-story rental building at 33 Caton Place in Windsor Terrace.

Readers will recall that the Kestrel, which opened for business a year ago, drew some attention for bringing “luxury” style appointments and amenities – and matching prices – to the outer edge of low-key Windsor Terrace.

This one’s got two bathrooms, a large living room, a decent-sized master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a lot of nice floor-to-ceiling windows, a washer and dryer, and a kitchen swanked out with stainless steel, Caesarstone and dark-wood cabinets. (more…)

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This two-bedroom apartment in a former carriage house at 495 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill has hardwood floors, original moldings and a working fireplace. A spiral staircase leads up to a private roof deck.

According to the listing the apartment is 1,000 square feet — large for a two bedroom. Cats are allowed.

The house is near Pacific Street and 3rd Avenue. It’s not the most quiet location, but close to BAM, Barclays Center, just about every subway line in the city and plenty of restaurants, shops and more.

What do you think of it for $3,750 a month?

495 Pacific Street, #2 [Corcoran] GMAP
Interior photos by Corocran, exterior photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark


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Six stories of modern glassy apartments will replace this low-slung brick building that garaged and serviced cars at 600 Bushwick Avenue for 100 years. The existing building, a Building of the Day in 2013, has a pleasing symmetrical design with Neo-Classical columns and triangular pediments.

The new design, by Hustvedt Cutler Architects, adds four stories to the existing building, and replaces its triangular pediments with glassy, asymmetrical bays and balconies. At first we thought the renderings showed an entirely new building, but the contemporary adaptation retains the brick base and second-story windows of the original. (more…)

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This one-bedroom condo for rent in the Knickerbocker at 318 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick is quite a bit nicer than your average rental in the neighborhood. It has high ceilings, wood floors, those nice arched windows in the living room and bedroom, a dishwasher and central air. And it is large for a one bedroom at 796 square feet.

The building has a roof deck, a gym and a bike room. Heat, hot water and gas for the stove is included in the rent. Of course you’ll pay more to get more.

The owner is asking $2,500 a month. What do you think?
318 Knickerbocker Avenue, #3B [Corcoran] GMAP
Interior photos by Corcoran, exterior photos by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark (more…)

38 Wyckoff Street

This two-bedroom condo for rent at 38 Wyckoff Street in Boerum Hill is not huge, but it does offer two proper bedrooms as well as a wood-burning fireplace, a washer/dryer in the unit, and its own private roof area.

It has been renovated, and the kitchen is open to the combined living and dining area. What do you think of it for $3,595 a month?

38 Wyckoff Street, #3R [Corcoran] GMAP