crown heights carnival

If you live in Crown Heights, you’ve seen the bright, elaborate costumes, the stiltwalkers and the steel drums that herald the coming of the West Indian Day Parade, which happens Monday along Eastern Parkway. There’s a full schedule of events happening all weekend at the Brooklyn Museum, starting tonight with a “Caribbean Woodstock” concert featuring a long list of popular Caribbean and West Indian musicians. Tomorrow there’s a free showcase of young reggae, steel-pan, rap, dance and spoken word performers in the afternoon, and a big brass and reggae concert is slated for the evening. (more…)

1351 dean street crown heights 82014

This top-floor one-bedroom in Crown Heights has a nice renovation and charming original details, but it doesn’t come cheap. The kitchen features stainless steel counters and appliances, exposed brick and wooden cabinets, while the living room and bedrooms are more traditional. The apartment is huge, though: At a whopping 1,200 square feet, according to the listing, the size might possibly justify $2,000 a month in this part of Crown Heights. What do you think of the look and the rent?

1351 Dean Street, #2 [Corcoran] GMAP

820-822 st johns place crown heights 82014

Two buildings on St Johns Place between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues in Crown Heights have gotten vertical extensions and completely new facades over the last few months. Workers have installed windows and recently started interior work. The two buildings at 820 and 822 St. Johns Place have expanded from three stories to five.

When work finishes, 820 will have seven apartments and 822 will house nine apartments, according to alteration permits filed last year. Armstrong Funeral Home occupied both buildings until it sold them to an LLC last year for $1,750,000, according to public records.

Three Small Buildings to Gain Height, Units in Crown Heights [Brownstoner] GMAP

255 eastern parkway crown heights 82014

Here’s a huge four-bedroom, two-bath co-op for rent in a prewar building in Crown Heights. The 1,675-square-foot pad was gut-renovated in ’06 and has a clean, modern feel. There’s a formal dining room, a “library nook” and lots of closets. However one of the bathrooms is ensuite, which is somewhat inconvenient. What’s your opinion of it for $5,200 a month?

255 Eastern Parkway, #D15 [Corcoran] GMAP

ps 138 addition 801 park place crown heights rendering 82014

The city’s School Construction Authority posted this rendering on the fence for an addition coming to a parking lot next to P.S. 138 in Crown Heights. No new building or alt-1 permits have been filed, and the permits on the fence are alteration type-2 permits for “installation of connecting link.” So we don’t have many details, but it looks like the three-story addition will have garages on the ground floor and either offices or classroom above. The architect listed is Macrae-Gibson Architects, who have worked on schools throughout the city.

The main school building is a huge turn of the century structure at 801 Park Place and 760 Prospect Place, because it sits on a lot that spans the whole block between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues. Constructed in 1907, it began its life as the Brooklyn Training School for Teachers. Click through for pictures of the lot and the school.

Building of the Day: 760 Prospect Place [Brownstoner] GMAP


834 sterling place 1 crown heights 82014

We haven’t seen much progress at this Hello Living project at 834 Sterling Place for the last several months, but now it looks like interior walls are going in. Developer Eli Karp began building the seven-story, 54-unit building about a year-and-a-half ago. Since last fall, the condo development has been an empty shell, with workers clearing the lot behind it for parking. But in the last few weeks there has been new activity at the site with contractors installing triple-glazed, soundproof windows, according to the Hello Living website. The architects of record are Zambrano Architectural Design. (more…)

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After only a month of leasing, the Adam America-developed rental building at 500 Sterling Place in Crown Heights has leased more than 50 percent of its units. A PR rep for Halstead tells us the development rented its 40th unit yesterday. The seven-story, 77-unit building has studios, one- and two-bedrooms ranging from $1,999 to $4,330 a month. It also features a roof deck with a misting wall, an outdoor movie projector, part-time doorman, gym, barbecues, bike storage and private parking.

500 Sterling Place Listings [Halstead] GMAP
500 Sterling Place Building Site [500 Sterling Place]
500 Sterling Place Coverage [Brownstoner]

Photo by Halstead

340 hancock street bed stuy 82014Bed Stuy
340 Hancock Street
Broker: Fillmore
Price: $1,100,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00

636 willoughby avenue bed stuy 82014Bed Stuy
636 Willoughby Avenue
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,100,000
Sunday 1:00 – 2:30

281 maple street prospect lefferts gardens 82014Prospect Lefferts Gardens
281 Maple Street
Broker: Fillmore
Price: $879,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00

2044 Pacific St-Building Façade-NYCCrown Heights
2044 Pacific Street
Broker: Halstead
Price: $749,000
Sunday 1:00 – 3:00

475 sterling place crown heights 82014

We know Crown Heights is getting trendy, but the asking rent on this three-bedroom, two-bath condo near the Prospect Heights border seems like a stretch. But the 1,736-square-foot pad is large and modern with big floor-to-ceiling windows. It also has a sizable private terrace and a washer/dryer. The building features a part-time doorman, gym, common roof deck and shared garden. Do you think it’ll fly for $4,750 a month?

475 Sterling Place, #5F [Corcoran] GMAP

591 washington avenue prospect heights 82014

A long-stalled condo project at 591 Washington Avenue in Crown Heights has just hit the market with one- and two-bedrooms starting at $849,000. The five-unit development currently has three listings up for grabs, and prices are similar to Hello Living’s condos across the street at 618 Washington Avenue. There’s a one-bedroom, 1.5-bath sized at 807 square feet asking $849,000, and two two-bedroom, two-bath apartments asking $995,000 and $1,025,000 respectively.  (more…)

954 bergen street crown heights 82014

Brookland Capital has installed windows and finished most of the facade on this apartment building on Bergen Street near Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights. The six-story, 36-unit development at 954 Bergen Street has risen quickly since construction started in March. Brookland’s usual architects, Issac and Stern, are designing. When it’s finished, it’ll look something like this. What do you think of it so far?

Update: Boaz Gilad tells us that this building is a condo scheduled to open in September.

Rendering Revealed for Boaz Gilad Building on Bergen Street in Crown Heights [Brownstoner] GMAP