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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…)

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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…)

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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

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Developer Cayuga Capital has removed the spire from the 19th-century church at 626 Bushwick Avenue it is converting into apartments, we noticed on several trips over the past few months. “The steeple had to be brought down for safety reasons and zoning does not allow it to exceed 70 feet,” Cayuga’s Jamie Wiseman told us when we inquired. “It was very old and unstable.”

However, the developer does intend to reconstruct a portion of it, and “we have a surprise in store to ensure the clocktower remains iconic,” he said. (more…)

149 Halsey Street

This top floor two-bedroom in a brownstone at 149 Halsey Street in Bed Stuy has a few details left, including original mantels and moldings. It appears to be solidly renovated, though the kitchen might not be suited to a serious cook.

The apartment is a short walk to the Nostrand A/C and the bars, restaurants and more opening up on Nostrand and Bedford and points west. No pets allowed.

It’s asking $2,000 a month. What do you think?

149 Halsey Street, #2 [Corcoran]
Photos by Corcoran

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The glassy facade of Brooklyn’s tallest tower has nearly reached the top floor on two sides. Originally slated to be complete in the third quarter of this year, Ava DoBro at 100 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn launched leasing earlier this month for units on the first six floors. Move-ins are expected to start August 14.

Pre-construction condo sales are nothing new, but we haven’t seen too many cases of renter move-ins while construction is still under way. The building does not yet have a certificate of occupancy, according to the Department of Building’s website.

Formerly known as Avalon Willoughby West, the building was renamed Ava DoBro in March. The 35-story building stands 595 tall and will have 861 apartments when complete. Its long list of amenities include indoor and outdoor lounges, a fire pit and barbeques on the 30th floor, heated indoor and outdoor pet runs, and 24-hour concierge service, as we have reported before. (more…)

241 Dean Street

This one-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a Boerum Hill brick row house has two decorative marble fireplaces. There is a second room off the master bedroom which the listing says could be used as a home office. The unit also has two large walk-in closets.

The downside? The kitchen appears to be tiny and lacking counter space. Heat and hot water is included. What do you think of it for $2,700 a month?

241 Dean Street, #3 [Corcoran] GMAP
Interior photos by Corcoran, exterior photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

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loft-like one-bedroom in Crown Heights

This one-bedroom at 542 St. Marks Avenue near Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights is a sleek, spare and modern alternative to the surrounding neighborhood’s historic homes.

The living room has a double-height ceiling with a big wall of windows. The floors are made of polished concrete, and the kitchen cabinets are clad in bamboo.

This duplex unit has its own private roof terrace. The building has a fitness center and a courtyard that is designed as a “modern spin on a Zen garden.”

Pets are allowed. What do you think of it for $2,380 per month?

542 St. Marks Avenue, #703 [Aptsandlofts.com] GMAP
Interior photos via aptsandlofts.com, exterior photo by Mike Hernandez for PropertyShark

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