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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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The Warren Place Mews is one of the loveliest blocks in Cobble Hill, with historic cottage homes built around a lush garden courtyard. It’s pretty rare to see a property on the market here, which is why the listing for 141 Baltic Street is exciting indeed. This isn’t one of the smaller cottages — it’s actually a larger brick townhouse that’s four stories tall with 1,600 square feet. The rear of the house provides access to the Mews. Ultimately it seems like you’re getting the best of both worlds: a spacious, historic townhouse alongside the quaint, private community of the Warren Place Mews.

The landmarked, brick home was constructed in 1878 but it’s going to need a modern upgrade. This is an estate sale, with potential buyers urged to bring their architects along. While you’d be working from scratch, it’s the ideal property for a buyer who envisions modern, top-of-the-line finishes within a historic Cobble Hill home. This has tons of potential to be a very special project indeed. The asking price comes in at $2,250,000, and the property is available to look at by appointment only.

141 Baltic Street [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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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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Today we walk along the piers in Red Hook and admire the view of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty. We enjoy the quietness and relative remoteness of the surroundings. You can hear the seagulls, the gentle slap of the water against the rocks, and the excited laughter of children. If you turn around and look towards shore, the iconic warehouses called “stores” await you; today enviable apartments, lofts and working spaces. Red Hook is a unique place.

But back in the 1800s, the scene would be very different. There would be no strolling along the piers, as this was the site of one of the busiest ports in America. Goods from all over the world arrived and departed from here. The stores that remain were joined by dozens of others along the shore. Granaries rose along the waterfront, joining sugar refineries, factories and warehouses making and storing more goods and products that you could imagine.

The Red Hook waterfront was a rough place. Men from all over the world mixed here, jostling each other as they rolled wagons and barrels of merchandise to and from the ships and the stores. These stores held everything from jute to tobacco, leather hides, coffee, cotton, molasses and sugar. They also stored pitch, resin, turpentine and benzene. (more…)

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Sponsored By Two Trees.

60 Water, in the heart of Dumbo, offers some of the best views in NYC from its studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments.

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If you’re up high enough, one of the best things about Dumbo is the view. The panorama includes the East River, the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the Staten Island Ferry, and the Statue of Liberty. Apartments that look out on to this vista are the most sought-after in the neighborhood.

60 Water, a new rental building in the heart of Dumbo, offers views that are hard to beat.

Apartments in this 17-story glass tower feature floor-to-ceiling windows ideal for taking it all in. And the rooftop garden, designed by one of the landscape architects behind The High Line, offers a breathtaking proximity to the Brooklyn Bridge. (more…)

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Sponsored By MySpaceNYC.

212 N. 4th Street is a new 25-unit luxury residence in Williamsburg. 1-, 2- and 4-bedroom apartments will be available for rental starting May 1.

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If you’ve been following the story on Brownstoner about the industrial-style brick apartment building going up on Metropolitan in Williamsburg, you will be interested to know that it’s nearing completion. MySpace NYC, the boutique firm that has handled other area projects such as 271 Metropolitan and 227 Grand, is the exclusive listing agent.

The building is called 212 N. 4th Street, and it will have 25 apartments available for rent beginning on April 15.

Situated at Metropolitan and Roebling, 212 N. 4th Street is steps away from everything Williamsburg has to offer. Bedford Avenue, the neighborhood’s main drag, is a block and a half to the west. The bars, shops, and restaurants of Grand Street are two blocks south. A block and a half east on Metropolitan, the cluster of restaurants and bars includes such Billyburg favorites as Fette Sau, Spuyten Duyvil, and Momofuku Milk Bar.

New residents to the area should plan on setting aside a budget for all the eating out they’ll be doing. (more…)

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Sponsored By Groundworks Inc..

Groundworks Inc. create landscapes which educate, enhance, and refine the outdoor experience.

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Hauling a 600-pound panel of weathered steel, by hand, from the street through the parlor floor of a brownstone, is no easy feat. That was just one of the many challenges faced by Groundworks Inc., a Brooklyn-based garden design-build firm, during a recent Upper West Side garden installation. Nina Kramer Landscape Architecture, RLA, and Anne Berman, RLA, had designed roof and backyard gardens and a green roof for a residence, and Groundworks Inc. was charged with the task of making their design a reality.

Following is a detailed look at the project, with photos of the construction.

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Sponsored By Hill Country Barbecue Market.

Hill Country Barbecue Market honors the barbecue and live music capital of Texas, taking its 'cue' from the legendary meat-markets-turned-barbecue-joints of Central Texas.

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Walking into Hill Country Barbecue Market in Downtown Brooklyn feels like stepping into another world. It’s a big, open space with lots of activity — live music playing in the corner, patrons at the bar sipping Shiner Bocks and margaritas in mason jars, and diners going back and forth from their tables for trays full of Texas barbecue and sides.

With everything that’s going on, you may not know where to start. That’s why we’re giving you an insider’s guide to Hill Country Barbecue Market. With these seven tips, you’ll impress your friends with your barbecue knowledge and ordering skills. (more…)

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Preschool of Science.

The Brooklyn Preschool of Science uses curiosity and wonder to provide a foundation for meaningful math, language, and literacy development.

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From the moment you step inside, you can tell that the Brooklyn Preschool of Science isn’t your typical institute of education. A pterodactyl swoops down from the ceiling and bright blocks of color line the walls just inside the entrance. One classroom is lined with terrariums containing exotic creatures like an Australian bearded dragon and Madagascar hissing cockroaches; in another, green plants grow sideways from a living wall.

The Cobble Hill school is the brainchild of Carmelo Piazza, better known to his pint-sized fans as Carmelo the Science Fellow. Piazza is well known to thousands of Brooklyn children from birthday parties, day camps, after-school programs and play groups. Parents marvel at his unique ability to communicate his passion for learning with young audiences. Within seconds, he has the attention of every kid in the room, eliciting belly laughs and gasps of wonder.

Piazza opened the Brooklyn Preschool of Science in 2013, with the aim of using science as a jumping-off point for a dynamic early-education curriculum. To accommodate high demand, a second location will open in Park Slope later this year. Parents can apply now for both schools, which will accept children on a first-come, first-served basis. (more…)

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Sponsored By Brooklyn Bridge Realty.

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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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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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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