This three-story, two-family townhouse at 19 Dennett Place is located on a one-of-a-kind block in Carroll Gardens.

19 Dennett Street

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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The townhouse offers a living room, dining area, and kitchen on both the first and second floor. The eat-in kitchen on the first floor is finished with granite, lots of counter space, and a dishwasher. There are two full baths, and a laundry room on the lower level. The lower level master suite bedroom features a custom jacuzzi bathroom, barbecue patio, and extra storage.

There is a lot to choose from in the area. There are multiple restaurants, cafes, and bars right down the street and even more options for shopping nearby on Smith Street. The F and G trains are two blocks away, and there are multiple schools in the area.

The ask is $1.595 million, and there is an open house Sunday, February 7, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Click through for more photos.

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Coworkrs space Yves Klein

The main open working space, photo by Keziban Barry

Sponsored By Coworkrs.

Coworkrs offers coworking memberships, desks, and private office suites in Gowanus, FiDi and Flatiron NYC. Be 'At Home at Work'

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In some parts of the world, maybe, the word “work” conjures up images of business suits in a dreary commute to do 9 to 5 at cookie cutter cubicles in a drab office.

This, however, is Brooklyn, where we work at creative and innovative jobs, and demand office spaces to match.

The new Coworkrs Gowanus space is a great example. As with other successful Coworkrs spaces in Flatiron and the Financial District, the Gowanus location offers freelancers and small businesses a light-filled, airy coworking space, with open common areas, conference rooms, and kitchens that put most office break rooms to shame.

But what really makes this space special is its carefully thought-out design. We talked to some of the architects and artists that worked together to give this converted warehouse its unique look, and make Coworkrs Gowanus an ideal HQ for creatives and entrepreneurs of all stripes. (more…)

NYC Renters Insurance: Gotham Brokerage

This isn’t pizza.

Sponsored By Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc.

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

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New York City isn’t like the rest of the country. Don’t believe us? Look at what national chains call pizza. Stuffed crusts? HOT DOG CRUSTS? Yeesh.

This may pass for pizza in parts of the country that don’t know any better, but here in New York, good sauce and a perfect crust are more important than weird gimmicks. Real New Yorkers eat local pizza, whether it’s from the fancy brick-oven pizzeria in the next neighborhood or the cheap slice place on the corner.

When it comes to finding the right insurance for your Brooklyn apartment, there are a lot of national insurers with 800 numbers who think they know what you need. Thanks to the stuffed crusts, you know better. You need to talk to someone local. Someone who knows that New York property values and labor costs are higher, while crime rates are lower. Someone who knows how to deal with the peculiarities of Brooklyn co-op boards and condo associations, and can evaluate the risks inherent in buildings with older plumbing and electricity.

Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. is a local, family-owned company that has been helping New Yorkers find the right apartment insurance for more than 50 years. They know the ins and outs of New Yorkers’ insurance needs. They work with quality brands such as Progressive and Travelers, hand-picking policies that work best for locals. (more…)

Pelham Town Hall

Sponsored By Pelham Life.

With a population of only 12,000, Pelham offers great community life just 29 minutes away from mid-town Manhattan.

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With the soaring prices of Brooklyn real estate, Brooklyn families who need more space may find themselves looking for a great new undiscovered area to settle down, hopefully for the long-term. For those who have vowed never to move to the “suburbs,” Brooklynites are finding that an often overlooked town at the edge of the city offers incredible value, a pedestrian-oriented culture, an easier commute, and great public schools.

The Town of Pelham sits right along the New York City border in Westchester County, but Arthur Scinta — the town’s top real estate agent and former mayor — says its residents bristle at being called “the suburbs.”

“Pelham has more in common with Park Slope than it does, say, with Chappaqua,” Scinta says, “which is why we have seen so many of our home buyers coming from Brooklyn.” (more…)

Navy Green townhouses

Sponsored By Navy Green.

Navy Green is a brand new development of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condo units starting at $720,000 and 3-4 bedroom townhomes starting at $1.995 million, directly across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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The wait is almost over: Phase 1 of the townhouses at Navy Green are within weeks of occupancy. By the time the snow from this blizzard melts, you could be settling into one of these airy three- or four-bedroom homes, each featuring over 3,000 square feet of space.

We recently went on a tour of one of the homes, and when we weren’t too busy daydreaming of living here ourselves, we took plenty of pictures of the interiors for you to check out. Come on inside! (more…)

Casper

Sponsored By Casper.

Casper constantly innovates sleep research and products because it's their mission to help everyone achieve their best life possible, a life well slept.

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Meet Casper, the company that offers a completely new way to shop for a mattress. Casper started in 2014, selling one perfect mattress directly to customers in order to avoid inflated, commission-based pricing. All of Casper’s mattress sizes are under $1,000. And with the discount code “BROWNSTONER” you can get $50 off your purchase of any Casper mattress. (more…)

123 On the Park exterior

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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Living directly across from Prospect Park gives Brooklyn city dwellers a front-row seat to the changing seasons, whether by sledding with the kids in winter, watching the flowers bloom in spring, a leisurely summer bike ride, or a view of fall’s brilliant foliage. This connection with nature is one of the things that makes 123 On The Park one of the most in-demand new addresses in Brooklyn.

What’s outside, though, is just the beginning. Inside there’s a stylish lobby with a Fireside Lounge, a welcoming place to greet guests or just take a break after a long day. The apartments—spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom—feature high ceilings and big windows, many with lovely views of the park. (more…)

Red Hook Brooklyn -- Map History

Sponsored By The O'Connell Organization.

The O'Connell Organization is a family owned and operated real estate development business with over 150 properties in New York State.

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Live in Brooklyn long enough, and you’ll be used to change. Shops, restaurants, and bars come and go, warehouses become condos, whole blocks are transformed as high-rises replace three-story buildings.

None of us, however, have lived in Brooklyn long enough to see how much the shore line itself has changed. For that, we need to go much further back.

By looking at almost 250 years of Brooklyn maps, we can watch the entire shape of Red Hook morph as it evolves from marshlands to docklands and beyond. The first stop on our time machine will be 1770.
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This two-bedroom, two-bath condo at 111 Steuben Street in Clinton Hill has a beautiful open layout with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the space.

111 Steuben Street

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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The kitchen has plenty of storage and counter space that leads into a large open plan dining and living room, and both bedrooms are very large. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The second full bathroom has a soaking tub. The unit also comes with washer and dryer hook-ups.

Common spaces include a gym, a recreation room with pool and ping pong tables and a deeded underground parking space accessible by the building’s elevator. There are bakeries, restaurants, lounges, grocery stores, and small shops close by.

The ask is $1,175,000 with common charges of $674, and parking space is included in the selling price. Check out this condo at their open house Sunday, January 17, from 1—3 p.m. Click through for more photos.

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This article is part of a series of real estate tips from Brooklyn broker Gabriele Sewtz of Compass, a specialist in the Brooklyn family market.

How to Find a Real Estate Agent

Sponsored By Compass.

It's all about Brooklyn for Gabriele Sewtz, mother and top-producing Real Estate Broker with Compass specializing in the family market.

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If you’re about to buy or sell your first place in Brooklyn, the thought of where to start can be enough to induce a mild panic attack. You know that a good real estate agent should be able to help you navigate the process… but how do you know if a real estate agent is right for your needs?

Take a breath. It’s going to be OK.

We asked Gabriele Sewtz, a top agent with Compass, how she would go about finding and hiring an agent, based on her inside knowledge of the industry. Here are her recommendations:

Define your goals
Whether you plan to buy or sell it is important to know what would constitute a successful sale or purchase for you.

Ask yourself what sort of neighborhood would fit your lifestyle. When do you want (or need) to move? Do you need to sell first before you can buy another property? How much do you plan to net if you’re selling your property? What are the maximum purchase price and monthly carrying costs you would be comfortable with? For how long could you carry two properties simultaneously? (more…)

Pierhouse

Sponsored By Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Pierhouse offers expansive one- to five-bedroom, townhome-style condominiums in world-class Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Brooklyn shed its “little brother” complex with Manhattan long ago, but you have to admit that one of the best sights in the borough is the view of the Manhattan skyline from across the bustling East River.

Located immediately to the south of the Brooklyn Bridge, Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park offers unobstructed views of lower Manhattan, Governors Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Pierhouse sits at the intersection of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights, situated in the stunning landscape of Brooklyn Bridge Park and within walking distance of some of Brooklyn’s most popular attractions, including The River Café, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and the bridge itself.

And then there’s the building itself. Every residential unit is a duplex that faces Brooklyn Bridge Park and Manhattan, with views to the west and the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood to the east. Limestone-clad piers frame the western façade, while playfully tinted panels on the east façade riff off of the colors of Brownstone Brooklyn. The rooftop is made up of private, paved patios interspersed with native grasses and shrubs.

With 18-foot ceilings in most living rooms, wood floors made from reclaimed heart pine, water and energy efficient design, and automatic roller shades, Pierhouse is as forward-looking as it is stylish. (more…)

Brooklyn Historical Society

Real Estate Roundtable at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Fickies for Brooklyn Historical Society.

Sponsored By Brooklyn Historical Society.

Brooklyn Historical Society continues its popular Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable series on January 20, 2016.

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The Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1861 — originally as the Long Island Historical Society — and has been in its gorgeous landmark building in Brooklyn Heights since 1881. It’s a nationally recognized urban history center, and one of the best places to learn about Brooklyn’s 400-year history.

It’s also a great place to learn about what’s happening in Brooklyn right now, thanks to the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable series. The Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable consists of quarterly luncheons and networking events where industry professionals gather to exchange insider knowledge on Brooklyn’s bustling real estate market.

The first event in 2016 will be the Kick-Off Networking Party on Wednesday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Othmer Library. Guests will have the opportunity to network with top influencers in Brooklyn’s real estate industry, as well as enter to win a seat at the head table at the February Roundtable luncheon. Tickets are $65 per guest, or free for those with a 2016 Roundtable series subscription. The event is sponsored by Citi Habitats, and you can purchase tickets here.

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