08/20/14 2:00pm

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The Chocolate Room’s Park Slope cafe will re-open in a new location at 51 Fifth Avenue this month, according to the the company’s website. Owners Jon Payson and Naomi Josepher opened their first dessert cafe in 2005, down the block at 81 Fifth Avenue. Eventually, they expanded to a much larger second location at 296 Court Street in Cobble Hill. Their longtime landlord wanted to increase their rent by nearly six times, forcing them to look for new space in January, according to the Daily News. GMAP

08/19/14 12:58pm

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This first-floor co-op at 99 Berkeley Place in Park Slope just hit the market with an asking price of $1,395,000. The three-bedroom apartment is located in a beautiful building but (unfortunately) doesn’t have much original detail left. (Sweet front windows though.) The floor plan is larger than your typical floor-through apartment and it comes with a private back yard. The maintenance is a modest $850 a month.

99 Berkeley Place, #1 [Halstead] GMAP

08/14/14 4:00pm

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Take a walk down 5th Avenue in Park Slope Friday night, and you’ll find a free performance of Romeo and Juliet, lots of food and drink from local restaurants, live music and sales at shops on 5th and 7th avenues. The Park Slope 5th Avenue BID is hosting a Summer Stroll between Dean and Sterling Streets from 5 to 9 pm tomorrow and next Friday. And South Brooklyn Shakespare will perform Romeo and Juliet for free at 5th and Dean, tomorrow at 7 pm.

08/13/14 12:58pm

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There’s nothing left post-renovation to indicate that this two-bedroom condo at 112 Saint Marks Place in Park Slope is located in an old brownstone, but luckily for the sellers not everyone wants to live in an old brownstone. While we can appreciate good modern design, this place falls somewhere in the middle for us. It’s clean and in good shape, to be sure, but lacks character. And at almost $1,000 a square foot, we’d expect the kitchen and bathroom finishes to be a little higher end. Asking price for the 1,050-square-foot pad is $985,000.

112 Saint Marks Place, #2 [CORE] GMAP

08/12/14 2:00pm

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Shake Shack opened its third Brooklyn outpost Sunday at 170 Flatbush Avenue, directly across the street from Barclays Center, according to a post on the company’s blog. The Park Slope location joins the franchise’s recently opened Dumbo storefront and its three-year-old Downtown Brooklyn one.

When we stopped by about 7 pm last night, it was pleasantly uncrowded. Brooklyn-specific concrete flavors include Fudge-eddabouitit, which has chocolate custard blended with fudge sauce, chocolate cookie and Mast Brothers dark chocolate chunks; Brooklyn Pie Oh My, which has vanilla custard and a seasonal slice of Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie; and a Barclays-specific Nothin’ But NETS, which features chocolate and vanilla custard blended with marshmallow sauce, crispy crunchies and chocolate sprinkles.

And one wall features a large piece by graffiti artist and typography master Greg Lamarche, who recently painted a mural on the construction wall for Williamsburg’s soon-to-open J.Crew. Click through to see the interior! GMAP


08/07/14 1:30pm

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This isn’t a super fancy Park Slope townhouse and it looks like it could use some work, although it’s evidently livable as is. There are no photos of kitchens or baths, and at the least it could use a few cosmetics such as a new paint job and floor refinishing. The listing doesn’t mention mechanicals. It’s currently set up as two rentals over an owner’s duplex. Do you think it’s worth the $2,999,000 ask?

427 6th Street [Elliman] GMAP

08/07/14 11:30am

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Frito Company heir Kaleta Doolin is building this modern, silvery home at 357 7th Street in Park Slope. We discovered the rendering back in October, and the house matches pretty closely.

At the time, we thought that the three-story, single-family home had a ’70s modernism feel. The architect is Lynch/Eisinger/Design, whose website says the building will have a sculpture studio, drawing studio, an archive on the lower level, and a residence on the upper floor. (more…)

07/25/14 4:00pm


The Park Slope Civic Council is accepting nominations for new construction projects that make a “positive contribution to maintaining or enhancing” the neighborhood’s historic identity, as part of its newly created Evelyn and Everett Ortner Park Slope Preservation Awards. The Ortners led a huge effort to preserve historic homes in Park Slope and other Brooklyn neighborhoods and played an important part in the creation of the Park Slope Historic District.


07/21/14 1:01pm

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Personally we prefer our townhouses to feel a little older, but the newer look of this triplex at 584 Pacific Street is bound to appeal to someone’s sense of cleanliness and order. The 2,050-square-foot condo has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in addition to four terraces. The proximity to the Barclays Center might be a deterrent to some though, especially at the asking price of $2,200,000.

584 Pacific Street, #2 [Warren Lewis Sotheby's] GMAP

07/18/14 1:00pm

475 1st street park slopePark Slope
475 1st Street
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens
Price: $3,000,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30

8 4th place carroll gardens 72014Carroll Gardens
8 4th Place
Broker: Elliman
Price: $2,999,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30

394 vanderbilt avenue fort greeneFort Greene
394 Vanderbilt Avenue
Broker: Fillmore
Price: $2,500,000
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30

127 halsey street bed stuyBed Stuy
127 Halsey Street
Broker: Sharon Scott
Price: $2,000,000
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00