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Over the weekend six listings went up for the condo building at 233 34th Street in Greenwood Heights called 233 Greenwood. The units range from studios to two-bedroom apartments priced from $500,000 to $868,000.

The units have floor to ceiling windows, wood floors and an attractively spare design. A ground floor duplex, Unit 1D, is quite large at 1,688 square feet but the lower portion of that duplex is below grade. The two-bedroom units are between 815 and 905 square feet. (more…)


A vacant lot protected by roll-down gates at 1425 Fulton in Bed Stuy is up for sale and could become a 33-unit apartment building with stores on the ground floor.

The seller, who’s offering it through GFI Realty Services Inc., is looking to get a whopping $6,000,000 for the site, located between Marcy and Tompkins. Ambitious, perhaps, though the broker touts development rights allowing for a 22,365 square foot mixed-use building.

That works out to $268 per buildable square foot. (more…)


Sales have launched at Brookland Capital’s new condo building at 1094 Madison Street in Bushwick, with three out of eight planned units hitting the market.

The condos, all one-bedrooms, run from $425,000 for a 567-square-foot unit to $479,000 for a 896-square-foot duplex. The finishes and layouts look pretty typical of new-construction luxury rentals, although these are not rentals. They have big windows, open plan layouts, Caesarstone countertops, walnut vanities and custom cabinetry.

With prices under $500,000 and under $1,000 a square foot, they seem like they could appeal to first time buyers.

We think the modern metal exterior looks much nicer than typical new-construction buildings of its size in these parts (which tend to be Fedders three-family rental buildings). We don’t think it’s a bad fit for Bushwick, either, although Bed Stuy residents have objected to modern-style new construction in their mostly brownstone neighborhood just a few blocks from here. (more…)

2527 Church Avenue

Development could be coming soon to this modest three-story building and adjacent vacant lot in Flatbush. Both lots sold to an LLC for $600,000 in November.

Now the parcel is for sale as a development site, and the new owner is asking $2,029,000 — quite an increase in just a few months. Epic Commercial Realty is the agent. (more…)

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Sales have started at the landmarked Brooklyn Trust Company Building in Brooklyn Heights, where a condo conversion is under way. Three condos at 138 Pierrepont Street have been listed — a four-bedroom duplex and two three-bedroom units. The launch was first reported by Curbed.

The four-bedroom duplex, 5i, is asking $3,760,000. It has 10 foot ceilings and five-inch-wide stained white oak floors. One bedroom is on the main level. The top floor has three more bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an ensuite bath with radiant heated floors. Common charges are $3,801 and taxes are $3,690. (more…)

257 S 5th street

The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh has put its Williamsburg headquarters up for sale. The huge parcel of lots in South Williamsburg includes the historic 1908 Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh building and is being marketed as a development site by real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield. The parcel could, theoretically, be worth a rather mind boggling $55,000,000 or so.

The site is a roughly 50,000 square foot group of lots for sale includes 257 and 275 South 5th Street and 146 and 150 Marcy Avenue as well as 262 South 4th Street and 209 Havemeyer Street.

According to the broker the buyer could create a mixed-use development of about 230,500 square feet with 125,000 square feet of parking. Apparently the 1908 Dime Savings Bank building is not in danger of being torn down.

The firm is taking bids; no price has been set, although the bank has an undisclosed reserve price. The average price per buildable square foot for development sites in north Brooklyn was $241 in January, according to The Real Deal. If it sold at the average, that would work out to be $55,550,500. (more…)

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A group of three developers purchased a three-acre industrial site in Bushwick for $26,750,000 and plans to turn it into a “creative community” with stores, restaurants and office space, according to real estate firm TerraCRG, which brokered the deal. Buyers Normandy Real Estate Partners, Royalton Capital LLC and Sciame Development will repurpose the existing eight buildings on the site, located at 333 Johnson Avenue, according to a release sent out by the developers.

The development will have more than 100,000 square feet of office and flex space, 60,000 square feet of retail space and 40,000 square feet of outdoor space. The developer plans to include space for “artisanal food production.” No plans have been filed for the site and the renderings are purely conceptual. The building is scheduled to be completed in early 2016 and tenants will have access as soon as late 2015, according to the release from the developers who were represented by real estate firm DTZ. (more…)


The eight condos in the former Broken Angel building at 4 Downing Street in Clinton Hill sold out in less than a month. Listings for the remaining two units in the development, both in a new townhouse under construction next to the former Broken Angel tenement at 8 Downing Street, have been taken down and will go back on the market in the fall, “when they are closer to completion,” according to an email update we received from developer and architect Barrett Design.

As you may recall, we were the first to tour and photograph the development at the former art project and neighborhood landmark, whose long, sad history we have been reporting on for 10 years, since this blog was founded. The eight units under construction in the existing tenement building sold out extremely quickly. (more…)

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The scaffolding has come down on the exterior and the first two of seven brand new neo-traditional townhouses at 345-353 State Street in Boerum Hill are on the market. The exteriors are neo-Georgian, and now the listings reveal neo-traditional interiors to match, as well as elevators, green building features, and parking.

The developers are IBEC and Strategic Development Corp. and the architect of record is Steven F. Levine Architect. The townhouse at 349 State Street is a single family configuration asking $4,100,000. The townhouse at 349 A is a two-family and is priced at $4,300,000.

The interiors blend traditional design with contemporary features. (more…)


We noticed additions, probably penthouses, being built on top of the old noodle factory that is being converted into condos at 338 Berry Street, the Williamsberry, in Williamsburg when we stopped by a couple weeks ago. Since sales of the building launched in March, two units have gone into contract. More units went on the market yesterday, as Curbed noted.

New windows have gone in on the side of the building visible from South 5th Street across from the BQE, although much of the building is still shrouded in scaffolding. Inside, the ground floor is totally raw and is being used as staging for the construction above, as is typically the case.

When complete the building will have 63 apartments ranging from a studio at $575,000 to a $4,000,000 penthouse. (more…)


Actress Christina Ricci is moving to Fort Greene. She and her husband, James Heerdegen, bought a townhouse at 67 Adelphi Street, The New York Post reported. The sale has not yet closed, so we don’t know the amount, but it was most recently asking $1,995,000.

The house is a wood frame and is 25 feet wide and semi-detached. It likely dates from the mid-19th century, but in other respects doesn’t seem especially distinguished inside or out. (more…)

1294 Buswhick Avenue

This three-story brick townhouse on Bushwick Avenue near the Halsey J/Z stop is for sale as a development site asking $1,250,000. The property includes the neighboring vacant lot — more catnip to developers. The combined lots are wide but not very deep, at 32 feet by 50 feet each.

The building and lot at 1294 Bushwick Avenue come with approved plans for two buildings with a total of six units.  (more…)