821 halsey street bed stuy 122014

This two-bedroom, one-bath condo in a former tenement at 821 Halsey Street is nicely designed, but on the small side for a two-bedroom. (PropertyShark and the listing put the unit at 780 square feet, but we suspect that might include the stair.)

The living room is narrow at 8 feet and 10 inches but must get a lot of light from the skylight and window. The unit has a private terrace in the back and on the roof, and it faces Saratoga Square Park. An open house is scheduled for Sunday.

Back in 2009, it sold for $275,000, or $352 a square foot. Now the new ask is $549,000, which works out to about $704 a square foot, at least. Do you think that’s where condos in far east Bed Stuy are these days?

821 Halsey Street, #3B [Halstead] GMAP

135 lefferts place clinton hill 122014

We’ve been watching the building at 135 Lefferts Place take shape over the past few months (it’s on our route between home and office) and were just recently thinking that the developer deserved praise for putting up a small new building in this part of town that looks like someone gave a #@$%*!.

Decent ceiling heights, attractive and well-sized aluminum windows and even some plantings outside. Compare this to the atrocity up the block on the corner of Classon and Fulton or the cluster of buildings on Grand from Lexington to Greene and you’ll appreciate the difference.

As for the interiors, the modern doors are nice; the exposed Mitsubishi units not so much. This particular one-bedroom unit is 770 square feet and is asking $675,000, a helluva a lot more than the builder must have pro forma’d when he bought the place! Anyone checked this building out yet?

135 Lefferts Place, #2B [Corcoran] GMAP

200 water street rendering

The Brillo factory turned condo conversion at 200 Water Street in Dumbo now has its own teaser site with pricing and a new rendering. BuzzBuzzHome first spotted the site, which reveals that asking prices will range from $2,300,000 to $5,600,000-plus. Landmarks approved the conversion plus a two-story glass addition last year, and developer Shelly Listokin has been hard at work building out 15 new condos ever since.

Aufgang Architects is designing the project, which will include two-, three- and four-bedroom condos. Listokin bought two adjacent lots at 173 and 177 Front Street, along with 200 Water Street, from the Jehovah’s Witnesses in March 2013. At 177 Front Street, Aufgang filed plans last year for a 12-story, 105-unit rental, where prices will range from $3,000 to $6,000 a month for one- and two-bedrooms.

Teaser Site for Dumbo’s 200 Water Is a Beautiful Prose Poem [BBH]
200 Water Street Coverage [Brownstoner]

130 jackson street williamsburg 122014

For an apartment that was carved out of a Civil War-era munitions factory, this two-bedroom condo at 130 Jackson Street in Williamsburg doesn’t have much in the way of old-school detail. It does have a good layout, big windows and a private balcony though. And the tax abatement is clearly still in effect, with common charges at just $558 a month. The apartment is east of the BQE but the price is north of $1,000 a foot ($1,067 to be exact). That’s $1,165,000 for 1,092 square feet of interior space — but don’t forget that balcony!

130 Jackson Street, #3C [Corcoran] GMAP

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This ground-floor duplex at 802 Dean Street in Crown Heights looks well priced on a per-square-foot basis: For the asking price of $995,000, you get 1,500 square feet of interior space plus a big back yard. The only catch (in addition to having windows right on the sidewalk) is that two-thirds of the indoor space is below grade. There’s an open house Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m.

802 Dean Street, #101 [MNS] GMAP

138 broadway williamsburg 122014

With the large majority of condos in Williamsburg now of the new construction variety, lofts that have retained their original detail have a special appeal. The Smith Gray building at 138 Broadway was one of the first (if not the first) condo conversion in the area when it hit the market in 2002. There’s now a great corner three-bedroom that’s just come on the market for $2,550,000. That’s probably about three times what it first went for but, oh, how times have changed in South Williamsburg. Strong points include original floors and columns as well as big windows with lotsa light.

138 Broadway, #5E [Corcoran] GMAP

22 north 6th street the edge williamsburg 122014

This two-bedroom at The Edge in Williamsburg just hit the market asking $1,650,000, or $1,600 a foot. (It’s hard to believe that when Smorgasburg opened next door in 2011, these places were going for closer to $600 a foot!) This third-floor unit is well laid out, with a master suite, a decent-sized second bedroom and the living room on the corner. The floor-to-ceiling windows are a nice touch too. Common charges are $915 a month. There’s an open house on Sunday from 2:30 to 4 pm if this sparks your interest.

22 North 6th Street, #3I [Halstead] GMAP

472 atlantic avenue rendering 122014

Noted Brooklyn architect Morris Adjmi will design a seven-story mixed-use condo building, above, to replace the one-story laundromat at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Nevins Street in Boerum Hill, as New York YIMBY was the first to report.

The building at 472 Atlantic Avenue will have 31 apartments and a total of 63,629 square feet, including 6,982 square feet of ground floor commercial space, according to a new-building application filed yesterday. The building will have north and south sections with their own entrances. Retail will occupy the north side along Atlantic Avenue, according to the Schedule A. Residents will enter on the south side of the building, from Pacific Street.

Avery Hall Investments and Aria Development Group are the developers. Morris Adjmi’s other projects include the Wythe Hotel and 70 Henry.

The residential portion will have 16 parking spaces, 60 bike parking spots, a fitness room and storage spaces. The L-shaped property, which extends through the block from Atlantic to Pacific between Nevins and 3rd Avenue, sold for $18,025,000 in July, according to public records.

The brick and dark metal, the stepped facade with the first three floors mirroring the proportions of the surrounding brownstones, and the tall and narrow windows seem like a good fit for the neighborhood. We think it’s a big improvement over what is there now.

Revealed: Morris Adjmi-Designed Condos at 472 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill [NYY]
Laundromat on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill Will Become Apartments [Brownstoner]
Rendering by Morris Adjmi via NYY 

954 bergen street crown heights 112014

Brookland Capital’s latest condo development, Bergen House at 954 Bergen Street in Crown Heights, has launched sales. Prices start at $355,000 for a 407-square-foot studio and go up to $459,000 for a 617-square-foot one-bedroom.

No two-bedrooms have been listed yet, although we found some floor plans for the larger units. The 36-unit, six-story building was designed by Brookland Capital favorite Issac and Stern. Construction began earlier this year.

Interiors feature white oak floors, bright red kitchen cabinets, black granite countertops, glass subway-tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. The design choices are definitely bold. What do you think of the look and the pricing? Click through to see more interiors and floor plans.

954 Bergen Street Listings [Aptsandlofts.com] GMAP
The Bergen House [The Bergen House]
954 Bergen Street Coverage [Brownstoner]
Renderings via Aptsandlofts.com


oosten front rendering

Reps for the Chinese-developed and Dutch-designed The Oosten in South Williamsburg tell us that 55 of the building’s 216 condos, or nearly 25 percent, are in contract. The luxury development at 429 Kent Avenue released its first 75 units for sale in September, with prices ranging from $710,000 for a one-bedroom to $3,635,000 for four-bedroom, 3.5-bath townhouses.

The units in contract include a townhouse, but no penthouses because they haven’t been listed yet. When we checked in with the construction last month, the complex had risen to three stories. Piet Boon and WASA Studio designed the project, and Xin Development Group is the developer. 

Oosten Coverage [Brownstoner] GMAP
Rendering via Halstead

560 carroll street park slope 112014

What to make of this duplex in the sky at 560 Carroll Street? While we give it only a C for design, it gets a solid B for location (on the corner of 4th Avenue, despite what Google Maps says) and an A for views. It also benefits from a private rooftop cabana. The first open house is this weekend. Asking price for the 1,335-square-foot pad is $1,499,000.

560 Carroll Street, #11A [Halstead] GMAP

47 bridge street dumbo rendering

Greystone’s condo project at 47 Bridge Street in Vinegar Hill will launch sales this week with a private wine cellar and tasting room and 700-square-foot one-bedrooms asking $895,000. The Daily News reported last week that the seven-story, 25-unit development, dubbed Waterbridge 47, will have three duplexes and two penthouses with wraparound terraces.

Prices will go as high as $2,400,000 for a 1,200-square-foot three-bedroom. Besides the private wine cellar made of salvaged brick, the building will feature a fitness center, inner courtyard, bike storage and parking. Tribeca-based AB Architetekten is designing the condos. Click through to see some renderings of the tasting room and a few new interior ones.

Pretty fancy kitchen. What do you think of the design and prices?

Update: PR reps for the developer tell us that sales officially launched today, but listings haven’t gone up yet.

Renderings by AB Architekten via StreetEasy and New York Daily News