As reported on Brownstoner yesterday, the real estate firm Citi Habitats has acquired Brooklyn’s own, the brokerage, rental and new development marketing firm. will now operate under the Citi Habitats name. The founder, owner and president of, David Maundrell, will take on the role of Citi Habitats Executive Vice President, Brooklyn and Queens New Development.


Sponsored By Citi Habitats.

Citi Habitats are neighborhood experts with a modern understanding of where and how our clients want to live.

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“Over the course of their 13 years in the business, Dave and his team have developed an authentic Brooklyn brand and established a major presence in the local real estate market,” said Gary Malin, president of Citi Habitats. “Citi Habitats and share a similar vision for what the combined company can achieve. Together we will offer greater opportunities for our affiliated agents, as well as a deeper pool of resources and insights for clients.”

The combined assets of a trusted local brand and an agency with national reach means that Brooklyn buyers, sellers, and renters will have even more tools to help them find the right home.



Sponsored By 465 Pacific.

465 Pacific is a boutique condominium building featuring 30 one to five bedrooms including terrace duplex homes and penthouses.

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Boerum Hill — especially Atlantic Avenue — has changed drastically over the past decade. The historic brownstones and rowhouses are still there, as are the antique stores and the Middle Eastern markets, but they’ve been joined by upscale restaurants, bridal boutiques, and art galleries. Add to that the proximity to institutions like Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and it’s no wonder that demand for housing in Boerum Hill has increased.

The newest change to this upwardly mobile neighborhood is at Atlantic Avenue and Nevins Street, in a lot formerly occupied by the Atlantis Super Wash Center and its oversized, largely unused parking lot.

Architect Morris Adjmi, the man behind Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel, has different plans for the space. Featuring a design meant to complement neighboring rowhouses, 465 Pacific will bring 30 new homes and plenty of retail space to the corner. The residences, ranging from one- to five-bedroom, will include terrace duplex homes and penthouses. The 1,300-square-foot rooftop garden features panoramic city views. (more…)

Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

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BRIC TV is rolling out three new shows this week. If you’re interested in the borough’s shifting cultural landscape, make sure to tune in to On the Grid with Zephyr Teachout—a new series exploring the real maps of a rapidly changing Brooklyn.

Hosted by Zephyr Teachout, a 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, the show uses data from CUNY’s Center for Urban Research to redraw traditional neighborhood boundaries. (more…)


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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Over the past few years, Brooklyn has become a mecca for entrepreneurs and freelancers that don’t fit into the traditional corporate mold. According to DNAinfo New York, nearly one in 10 workers in the Gowanus area work from home. It’s no surprise, then, that shared office spaces are filling the need for the largest employment demographic—the independent millennial workforce.

If you need a few hours away from your television and the cat keeps trying to sleep on your keyboard, and you’re sick of waiting in line for the power outlets at Starbucks, you’ll be glad to know that Coworkrs opened a Gowanus location in August. The popular coworking startup is known for its “At Home At Work” vibe and its beautiful industrial design. Their new Brooklyn outpost offers conference rooms, private offices, shared desk spaces, event space, and comfortable coworking lounge areas. (more…)



EQUITYMULTIPLE is an online platform for better real estate investing.

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It’s obvious there’s a lot of money to be made in Brooklyn real estate, but for individual investors, the barrier to entry can seem insurmountable. What about those of us who don’t have spare millions sitting around? How do we get in on the action?

The good news is that there is a way to invest in local real estate projects, like a redevelopment in Bushwick that will be the home of what promises to be the neighborhood’s next hot music venue.

In 2012, Congress legalized equity crowdfunding by passing the JOBS Act, and the phenomenon is changing the real estate game. Companies like EQUITYMULTIPLE offer individuals the opportunity to invest in shares of pre-vetted, high-yield commercial real estate projects across the country, and right here in Brooklyn.

This spacious, two-bedroom condominium in Cobble Hill is across from the playgrounds and tennis courts of Van Voorhees Park, three blocks away from Court Street, and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 is just around the corner. The apartment is in a relatively new building, built in 2011, with north-facing windows look out on a tree-lined street towards Manhattan.


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The kitchen features quartz counter tops and top-of-the-line designer appliances. The loft-like space is large enough to accommodate both a dinning room set and a separate living area, and the two bedrooms have ample closet space. Other perks include a washer and dryer, a linen closet, and central air conditioning and heating.

100 Congress is a short walk from the F and G trains at Bergen and the 2/3 and 4/5 at Borough Hall. Parking is available for rent in the building’s garage. Nearby Atlantic Avenue offers a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants, and Trader Joe’s is a short walk away. The asking price is $1,230,000. Click through for more pictures.

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Sponsored By Green Blender.

Green Blender is a smoothie delivery service that sends all the pre-portioned ingredients and superfoods to make amazing smoothies at home.

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As fall looms and the sun is struggling to get out of bed, you’ll need a little boost to get you going too. Smoothie delivery service Green Blender will have you up and at ‘em in no time. And when you sign up, use promo code BROWNSTONER to receive 20% off on your first box.

Green Blender sends you five new smoothie recipes every week, with all of the ingredients and superfoods you’ll need to make ten smoothies. It’s an easy way to stay healthy and lose weight, and you’ll also feel good about Green Blender’s dedication to only the highest quality farm-fresh ingredients from local and organic farms.  (more…)

This three-family townhouse is situated on a tree-lined Cobble Hill street. The 3,000-square-foot property is currently set up as an owner’s duplex with two one-bedroom apartment rentals but with the ample square footage, other arrangements certainly exist.


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Built in 1899, the four-story property is replete with historic features, including a handsome brick facade and a decorative fireplace. The living space boasts high ceilings, big parlor windows, and 3.5 bathrooms.

The cook-friendly kitchen receives plenty of light and is equipped with stainless steel appliances. This unique home also comes with an oversized garden and an impressive staircase.

The property is within walking distance of many of Cobble Hill’s best eateries and just steps away from Court and Smith Streets. Nearby transportation options include the Bergen Station on the F and G lines (on the corner) and a bike path.

The asking price is $2,879,900. Click through for more pictures.

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Sponsored By TD Bank.

TD Forests: Rooted In NYC is a program spotlighting New Yorkers committed to improving their urban environment and their communities.

Nearly 14 percent of New York City is covered in green spaces, and many of the city’s most verdant spots are right here in Brooklyn.

You may spend a lot of time in the borough’s public parks, especially in the summer, but do you know who’s responsible for creating and maintaining them? According to a recent study from TD Bank, you might not.

The environmentally conscious bank recently released findings from its first “Rooted In NYC” survey, which revealed that 98 percent of Brooklynites believe that natural areas are important to the health of their community. However, more than half (53 percent) don’t know who to thank for keeping our green spaces beautiful and accessible. (more…)


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

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It’s hard to believe that Ellen Gottlieb hasn’t always lived in Brooklyn.

The self-described “Long Island girl” lived in Manhattan and Chicago before finally settling in Brooklyn a little over a decade ago. She found a parlor-level apartment in Cobble Hill and fell in love with the neighborhood. Her career at that point included stints in foreign exchange trading and advertising sales. Realizing that she was a natural born salesperson, she chose to use her sales experience in the real estate market.

Since then Ellen has become one of the top brokers in all of Brooklyn. She takes her sales craft very seriously. Ellen has a reputation for being able to close deals at the seller’s asking price, and in many cases, even more. She has assisted developers with their projects from the ground up, advising them on everything from winning floor plans to marketing and selling their condo developments. Ellen was the lead broker at 52 Dean Street, The Absolute, and the Landmark at Strong Place, as well as other prestigious properties.

Ellen Gottlieb is a busy woman — when not matching people with their dream homes, you can find her at the Brooklyn Arts Council, or singing soprano in the West Village Chorale. We did, however, get her on the phone long enough to ask her a few questions about her passion for Brooklyn real estate.  (more…)


Sponsored By Navy Green.

Navy Green is a brand new development of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condo units starting at $625,000 and 3-4 bedroom townhomes starting at $1.95 million, directly across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Big news on the homefront: condo units are now available at Navy Green, a new village of condos and townhomes in the historic neighborhood near the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Located at 8 Vanderbilt Avenue, Navy Green offers 24 market-rate condos on floors 8 through 12, all one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes. Each features open, modern layouts and large windows, filling each unit with natural light. There is five-inch plank, white oak flooring throughout, Kitchen Aid and Bosch kitchen appliances, and Grohe fittings in the baths. (more…)


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There are some things that, as a New Yorker, you can’t protect yourself from, like pigeons pooping on your head or packed subways on your morning commute. But there is one thing that you can arm yourself against: the cost of wind damage from fall storms. And Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. can make sure you find the right insurance policy for your needs.

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