60 dean street boerum hill 12015Boerum Hill
60 Dean Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $3,999,000
Sunday 12:00 – 2:00

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593 3rd Street
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens
Price: $3,750,000
Sunday 12:30 – 2:00

277 skillman street bed stuy 12015Bed Stuy
277 Skillman Street
Broker: Urban Compass
Price: $1,325,000
Saturday 2:15 – 3:30

243 howard avenue bed stuy 12015Bed Stuy
243 Howard Avenue
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,199,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30

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The recently renovated two-family at 531 6th Avenue in South Slope isn’t exactly to our taste, but we are sure someone will love it. It’s bright and cheerful, and the parlor floor has been opened up and now has a swanky new marble and walnut kitchen.

Since the house is small — 16 feet wide with about 2,000 square feet over three floors — we think it would work better as a one-family. In any case, the ask is $2,300,000, which works out to about $1,150 per square foot, according to our calculations. Do you think they will get it?

531 6th Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP

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If you’re hunting for a bargain in Park Slope, this three-bedroom on 4th Avenue is probably about as cheap as it’s going to get. The apartment isn’t huge, but there are three reasonably sized bedrooms and a decent living room. The kitchen even has a dishwasher. One caveat is that it’s on the second floor, so you’ll probably hear the traffic and feel the R train rumbling beneath you. But it’s only two blocks from the F/G/R at 4th Avenue and 9th Street. What do you think of it for $3,100 a month?

469 4th Avenue, #2R [Citi Habitats] GMAP

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An Open House Pick in November, this attractive Park Slope brownstone at 763 Carroll Street is still on the market. Inside, scads of original details appear untouched, including what looks like wood work with the original finish, and everything looks to be in tip-top condition.

We like the 1880s fireplace, bold wood work and ironwork, and the sleek modern kitchen with door going out to a deck. There’s also a pier mirror, central air, two wet bars, original shutters, and elaborate built-ins.

Set up as an owner’s triplex over a two-bedroom garden rental, it looks slightly narrow in the floor plan, but PropertyShark has it at 20 feet wide and 4,404 square feet. It’s located close to 7th Avenue and less than two blocks from the park.

Originally asking $4,250,000, the price has dropped to $3,950,000. Is there some catch we don’t know about?

763 Carroll Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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The owners of this sixth-floor co-op at 9 Prospect Park West have been trying to unload the three-bedroom pad for some time now. They originally had it on the market for $1,800,000 in 2011 and then again for $1,525,000 in 2013 — no takers either time. Now the 1,800-square-foot apartment is back, with a new-and-improved asking price of $1,935,000. It’s a lovely place with lots of prewar details and nice light and views. The layout seems slightly suboptimal to us and the place could use an extra WC accessible by guests. The monthly maintenance is $2,090.

9 Prospect Park West, #6A [Corcoran] GMAP

187 7th avenue park slope rendering

Plans and renderings have been revealed for the conversion of the dilapidated 19th-century apartment building on a prominent Park Slope corner across from P.S. 321. The Times reported that developer Sugar Hill Capital Partners will spend $6,000,000 revamping the five-story building at 187 7th Avenue into four condos and hopes to finish construction in the fall.

Two of the three-bedroom, two-bath condos at “2ND7th” hit the market last week for $3,198,000 and $3,500,000 respectively. Both of the pricey pads are just over 2,000 square feet, and the more expensive one is a penthouse with a private roof deck. The building will also have a common roof deck with cabanas and a communal kitchen for grilling, according to the listings.

While we’re happy the building is being revamped, we think it’s unfortunate the pressed-metal turret and its older-style windows will be lost. (Click through to see an old photo of the building.) It looks like they plan to match the old brick and keep the cornice.

What do you think of the rendering?

Restoring a Park Slope Wreck [NYT]
187 7th Avenue Listings [Corcoran]
187 7th Avenue Coverage [Brownstoner]
Rendering by New Amsterdam Design Associates via NY Times


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The Boerum Hill post office, which is relocating from 542 Atlantic Avenue, will not be moving into a newly renovated warehouse at 594 Dean Street, across the street from a big piece of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, after all. A few weeks ago, Crain’s reported that a coworking company, Industrious, had signed a lease for a 19,000 square foot space at the Dean Street warehouse, pictured in the rendering above.

So what happened to the post office? Rob Perris, District Manager for Community Board 2, told the Atlantic Yards Report the postal service switched plans because it “discovered belatedly that the proposed location isn’t in 11217.” (Seems kind of strange the post office didn’t know the zip code.) We’ll keep you posted when we hear what the new location will be.

Coworking Space Coming at 594 Dean Street (Updated: No Post Office) [AYR] GMAP
594 Dean Street Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photo by Google Maps

Update: This story originally said the post office would be moving to 290 Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope. The owner of that retail condo, Janet Yagoda, contacted us to say our story is incorrect. When we asked her if she is talking to the post office and a lease has not yet been signed, she said “no comment.”

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This Park Slope Italianate at 35 Park Place is a bit of a mixed bag. There are some original features, but the house has suffered from being chopped up into four floor-through units, in our opinion.

On the plus side, the exterior is attractive, particularly the entry, and inside there are arched white marble mantels, an original staircase, molding and other features. But we think this one is going to take a lot of work. Unless, of course, you want to buy it as an investment property and keep it as is.

The ask is $3,095,000. Think it will fly?

35 Park Place [Sotheby's] GMAP

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Four former rent-stabilized apartments in a pretty Park Slope apartment house have just hit the market as condos. The one-bedrooms at 19 St. Johns Place range from 601 to 666 square feet and are priced from $631,000 to $732,000. For those of you keeping score at home, that shakes out to roughly $1,049 per square foot.

The priciest apartment, Unit 4B, has been upgraded with new cabinets, a new bathroom and stainless steel appliances, as well as an open plan kitchen/living room. It also comes with roof rights. The rest of the apartments have more traditional layouts, with separate kitchens, standard white appliances and white cabinets. A fifth condo will go on sale in the spring, according to the broker. (Some of the units “were briefly on the market in 2010,” he added.)

The four-story turn-of-the-century building has eight units, three of which are still occupied by rent-stabilized tenants. Do you think these condos sound attractive?

19 St. Johns Place [Corcoran] GMAP

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It seems like a bit of a stretch to call it a four-bedroom, but this fourth-floor co-op at 40 Prospect Park West in Park Slope is a big prewar pad with park views priced at well under $1,000 a foot. That ain’t bad in this market. The 1,850-square-foot apartment is asking $1,695,000. The maintenance is $2,524 a month.

40 Prospect Park West, #4BC [Corcoran] GMAP

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A local investor has been buying up properties on 4th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets in South Slope, which could mean a new megadevelopment is coming to the block. One More Folded Sunset noticed that six buildings on the east side of the avenue have recently changed hands. The sale of 549 4th Avenue last month, for $2,250,000, filled in the last gap in a contiguous run from 543 to 553 4th Avenue.

The blog wondered if more buildings in the row might be next, particularly No. 541, on the corner of 15th Street, which has an interesting old ad for Uneeda Biscuits still faintly visible on its brick. All of the properties are typical 20-foot-wide, three-family apartment buildings with storefronts. We don’t see any demolition permits yet.

The buyer is an LLC with an address on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. Anshel Fridman of Nalcorp Investment Group is the managing member, according to deeds and mortgage documents.

Filling in a Buy-up Gap at 4th and 15th? [One More Folded Sunset]
Photo via One More Folded Sunset

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The two-year-long battle between community group Preserve Park Slope and Methodist Hospital has finally come to an end, because the two negotiated a settlement to limit the size of the hospital’s new building, both parties announced today. The court-ordered agreement ends the lawsuit Preserve Park Slope filed against the hospital and the city last summer, which prevented the expansion plans from moving forward. Methodist has agreed to build only six stories, instead of seven, on hospital-owned property bounded by 5th Street, 8th Avenue and 6th Street, across the street from its current building. (The rendering above shows the previous plans.)

The proposed U-shaped outpatient center will be 14 feet shorter — Preserve Park Slope wanted it 45 feet lower — and 28,000 square feet smaller. The hospital will move a planned pedestrian entrance to 6th street not far from 8th Avenue, rather than on the corner of 8th Avenue and 6th Street. A traffic expert will also develop a plan to manage congestion on nearby streets, and landscaping will be added on the 8th Avenue side of the building.

Community activists will be included on committees that will weigh in on the building’s design, construction and demolition plans. And Methodist will create a website to update the community on its construction plans. The planned Center for Community Health will house a cancer center, surgery center, urgent care and a 300-car garage. 

Methodist Coverage [Brownstoner]