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Sponsored By Brooklyn Bridge Realty.

We have been serving this historic community for almost 30 years. We are your neighborhood resource... for everything!

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It doesn’t get any more quaint than this Clinton Hill carriage house, located right near Pratt at 244 Hall Street. The building, constructed in 1855, underwent a head-to-toe interior renovation back in 2009. The result is a well-designed single-family that still retains much of its historic charm. The renovation brought custom window treatments, Bosch appliances, central air and heating, and radiant heated floors in the kitchen, dining, living and bathrooms. There’s also a heated garage with a private entrance (that could also be used as a studio space), as well as a gorgeous two-tiered garden. Give us some sun and we’d be out on that terrace with the fire pit every day.

Overall you’ve got three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms over two floors. While 244 Hall is smaller than your typical townhouse, the design looks like it has completely maximized the space available. The asking price comes in at $2,315,000.

244 Hall Street [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Sponsored By Fillmore Real Estate.

Fillmore Real Estate has grown to become New York City's largest privately owned and operated real estate company.

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Fillmore Real Estate presents #BKOriginal, a series about businesses and personalities that capture the true spirit of Brooklyn. Showcase your #BKOriginal photos for a chance to win prizes at BKOriginal.com.

Childhoods don’t get much more musical than Grace Weber‘s. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter grew up in Milwaukee surrounded by musicians: Her grandfather was an accordionist and a pianist in the army, and he made sure all 10 of his kids learned to play an instrument. At holidays, they would gather around the piano and sing or put on miniature musicals.

“I don’t even remember the first time I sang, because it was just something I did. It’s like trying to remember talking for the first time,” Weber says. She grew up singing in gospel choirs, and even performed on Showtime at the Apollo. By the time she was a senior in high school, she appeared in a karaoke competition on Oprah. (more…)

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Sponsored By Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc.

Let Gotham show you how getting NYC home insurance is fast, friendly, affordable, and easy.

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Even if your children are angels 98 percent of the time, it only takes that other 2 percent to do some damage to your home. Maybe they decide to draw themselves a bath, and leave the water running, flooding your apartment as well as your downstairs neighbors’. They may try to flush their stuffed Nemo doll down the toilet, or surprise you with what was supposed to be breakfast in bed but ended up resulting in a small fire. 

Children, no matter how pure their intentions might be, are agents of chaos.

The right home and renters insurance can cover the damage to your belongings wrought by your little rogue angels. Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc., has over 50 years of experience matching New Yorkers with insurance policies that are right for them. And the process is easy and fast — easier and faster by far than it is getting your kids ready for school in the morning.

Your next kid-caused catastrophe could happen at any minute… contact Gotham Brokerage today.

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Bridge Realty.

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A freestanding home on a quarter acre of land in Brooklyn? It may sound unlikely, but that’s what’s up for sale at 690 East 18th Street in Ditmas Park. This gorgeous Victorian home, located in the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District, has it all: well-kept historical details, inlaid hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen, and tons of space. There are seven — seven! — total bedrooms over three floors and 2,900 square feet, as well as a private driveway with a single-car garage. As if that weren’t enough, the property comes with an adjoining 50-by-100-foot garden lot big enough to accommodate a pool or large garden.

Other features like the dark wood detailing, pocket doors, stained glass, front porch and the sitting room are pretty much icing on the cake. Overall, just a lovely property. The asking price comes in at $2,275,000.

690 East 18th Street [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Bridge Realty.

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These days, Atlantic Avenue is chock-a-block with high-end boutiques, cute restaurants, and enough antique stores to furnish Versailles. This newly renovated Boerum Hill studio apartment is right where the action is, blocks away from the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Barclays Center, and easy walking distance from the restaurants, bars, and shopping of Cobble Hill, Park Slope, and Fort Greene. It’s a great location for commuters, too — two blocks away from the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station, a hub for 2, 3, 4, 5, N, R, B, D, and Q subways as well as the LIRR.

Front-facing windows fill the apartment with light. Features include a newly renovated kitchen with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a dishwasher; a brand-new washer/dryer; a sleeping area with a walk-in closet; hardwood floors and bike storage. The asking price is $559,000.

503 Atlantic Avenue, #3F [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Sponsored By SoftDeposits.

SoftDeposits specializes in a brand-new approach to providing 'good faith' deposits for real estate transactions.

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In real estate, timing can be your best friend and your worst enemy — often at the same time. This was the case with one Florida developer — let’s call him “Rich” — who had a plan to build a mixed-use high-rise with retail, office, and high-end residential space. The right parcel of land became available, but he didn’t have the liquidity at that moment to put down the $5,000,000 soft deposit himself. The seller needed a good faith deposit to know he was serious, the investors needed him to be in contract to know he was serious, so Rich, if he wanted to move forward with the deal, was seriously in need of the cash for the deposit.

Rich had heard about SoftDeposits, a new company started by Avi Benamu and Jack Hazan of New York’s Winchester Equities. SoftDeposits offered him an innovative approach to financing his deposit. After checking out his purchase agreement, they set up an LLC to fund the $5,000,000 deposit on his behalf. It wasn’t a loan, and Rich didn’t need to go through a credit check or provide collateral. He only needed to pay a legal fee of $2,500 up front, plus an option fee equal to 2.5 percent of the deposit. He remained in control of the deal while taking the 30-day due diligence period to secure financing.

If Rich walked away from the deal, he would have no loans to repay, and the LLC would be dissolved. The total fees to SoftDeposits, whether he moved forward with the deal or not, would never come to more than 1 percent of the price of the property. Rich’s total costs to go hard on the contract, at $325,000, would only be 0.29 percent of the acquisition.

If you’re interested in learning more about SoftDeposits and how it can help you with your real estate purchase, check out SoftDeposits.com. You can learn more about the details of its services, use its online calculator to estimate your costs, and contact the owners directly. Never again miss a big opportunity due to a temporary lack of liquidity.

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Sponsored By 51 Jay Street.

51 Jay Street is a collection of 74 condominiums set in a thoughtfully converted Dumbo warehouse.

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In the 1970s, artists who had moved into old industrial buildings, in what was then called Fulton Landing, started calling their neighborhood Dumbo. At present, the appeal of the neighborhood is proven undeniable. Attracted by the copious living and commercial space, and the neighborhood’s scrappy charm, Dumbo has become one of Brooklyn’s premier destinations for tourism, art, and cutting-edge industries.

Continuing in this tradition, construction is now underway on 51 Jay Street, a former factory for printing on metal plates being converted into high-end residences. Designed by acclaimed architecture firm ODA, 51 Jay Street hopes to attract discerning buyers with its modern living spaces, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Bridge Realty.

We have been serving this historic community for almost 30 years. We are your neighborhood resource... for everything!

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A spacious condo in the heart of brownstone Brooklyn, Unit #3C at 52 Dean Street offers two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two outdoor spaces, and 1,300 square feet. There’s a lovely open kitchen and living room with high ceilings and wood floors throughout. The open layout allows enough space for a dining room set, children’s play area, or office.

Large glass doors in the living room lead to a private terrace. The kitchen includes an island with a breakfast bar, granite countertops, and oak cabinetry. The master bedroom is fully outfitted with a private balcony and en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. The condo comes with a washer/dryer unit, as well as individual storage in the basement.

The asking price of $1,545,000 accounts for the condo’s location. Straddling the border of Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill, the building is situated a block away from the restaurants, bars, and shopping of Court and Smith streets and a few blocks away from Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn… Close to all yet tucked away on a quieter side street — making it both an attractive and convenient location to live.

52 Dean Street, #3C [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Sponsored By Arias Park Slope.

Spacious, light filled, unique, and stylized. Studio, one- and two-bedroom luxury rentals in Park Slope.

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Who wouldn’t want to live in Park Slope? This charming, family-friendly neighborhood is known not only for its stunning architecture but its great parks, schools, transportation, restaurants, and bars. The growth has extended down to 4th Avenue, a bustling main drag that’s now home to up-and-coming restaurants, friendly neighborhood bars, and a number of subway lines. Arias Park Slope, a luxury rental building located on 4th Avenue and Butler Street, is in the heart of it all. Here, you’ll find spacious, modern apartments designed to accommodate both families and individuals. (more…)

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Bridge Realty.

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The one thing that sticks out about 226 Pacific Street, a four-story townhouse up for sale in Cobble Hill, is its potential. Currently coming in at 3,760 square feet, zoning allows for up to approximately 6,000 buildable square feet. This means that the current single-family configuration could be expanded into a massive single-family home, or two spacious duplex apartments. It seems like an ideal investment for buyers looking for a historic property that offers room to renovate and modernize.

The listing helps you imagine this home’s potential, with renderings from Baxt Ingui Architects. The design includes five stories, six bedrooms, a lush rooftop garden and an indoor pool to boot. (There’s even room for an elevator.) The house’s proximity to all the shopping, bars, and restaurants along Court Street, Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue is a major selling point as well. The asking price is $4,200,000, with the sellers asking for cash-only buyers.

226 Pacific Street [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Sponsored By 123 On The Park.

123 on the Park is a new rental residence that directly overlooks one of the most beautiful parks in all of New York City... Prospect Park.

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Prospect Park is the crown jewel of Brooklyn, a masterpiece of landscape architecture by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the visionaries behind Central Park and hundreds of parks and green spaces across the U.S. To Brooklynites, however, Prospect Park is more than a piece of history — it’s their playground, their meeting place, and their chance to commune with nature.

It’s no surprise, then, that many in Brooklyn dream of living across from Prospect Park. 123 on the Park, a new rental development on the southern edge of the park, can make that dream a reality. With modern luxury rental units and numerous amenities, 123 on the Park offers a unique parkside living experience. Following are five of the best reasons to live across from Prospect Park. (more…)

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Sponsored By MySpaceNYC.

588 Myrtle is a new 16-unit luxury residence in Clinton Hill featuring a variety of layouts, from 1 and 2-bedroom units to large upper duplexes with balconies.

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As an up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood, Clinton Hill has a lot to offer — historic 18th-century mansions, industrial spaces repurposed for loft living, and a vibrant, diverse community of artists and professionals. It’s close to Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, and Fort Greene and its beautiful park. It’s no wonder that Brooklynites old and new are flocking to the neighborhood.

588 Myrtle, a brand-new 16-unit residence situated on Clinton Hill’s main drag, is the latest entry in the neighborhood’s luxury living options. One block away from the Pratt Institute and just steps away from Myrtle’s myriad gourmet eateries and craft boutiques, 588 Myrtle offers a variety of rentals, from 1- and 2-bedroom units to 3-bedroom units and 6-bedroom upper duplexes, both of which feature balconies. (more…)