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Developer Adam America has released a rendering for its latest project in the Gowanus/Park Slope borderlands along 4th Avenue. The seven-story apartment building at 610 Warren Street will be stucco with large divided windows. We like the top of the building but wish there were a bit more going on at the street level, such as more windows or doors or stores rather than blank walls.

Building design along 4th Avenue has been much criticized for its lack of stores or other features at ground level that would make the area more inviting and pleasant to walk. This building is not directly on the avenue, but just off it, between 3rd and 4th avenues in Gowanus.

New York YIMBY first published the design for the 31-unit development, which has 16 parking spots on the ground floor and 36,000 square feet of residential space. Architects Issac and Stern first filed permits in late September. The property is currently home to a one-story garage and car rental business, and demolition permits have not yet been filed to knock down the garage.

What do you think of the design?

Revealed: 610 Warren Street, Boerum Hill [YIMBY]  GMAP
Adam America Plans Seven Stories of Apartments in Gowanus [Brownstoner]

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If you’re looking for a big, unique loft space and have money to burn, this two-bedroom duplex in Gowanus is worth a look. The living room on the lower floor seems huge, and the bedroom pictured upstairs looks sizable as well. The renovation is a little odd, but we like the exposed brick and the staircase. But there’s one caveat: The current rent is $3,600, and it will increase to $3,800 next April. Do you think it’ll rent for that price?

586 3rd Avenue, #6 [Town Residential] GMAP

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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

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U.S. Developments Group has just filed a new-building application for a 12-story mixed-use building at 269 4th Avenue, on the site of a former auto repair shop. NY YIMBY first spotted the paperwork, which calls for 26 units and 42,100 square feet of space.

The ground floor will have a 2,600-square-foot day care center and a 760-square-foot eating and drinking establishment, according to the Schedule A. There will also be 12 accessory parking spaces, 16 bike storage spots and a roof deck.

The applicant of record is an engineering firm. Next door at 275 4th Avenue developer Adam America is building an 11-story project on the site of a former McDonald’s.

Permits Filed: 269 4th Avenue in Park Slope [NYY] GMAP
Photo by Google Maps

festive fifth

Park Slope’s 5th Avenue is hosting a holiday festival this Saturday, complete with a tree lighting, Santa Claus and carolers. The fun begins with a tree lighting at 6:30 pm at the corner of 5th Avenue and 3rd Street (in front of S’Nice). There will be free hot chocolate, marshmallows, cookies, brownies and popcorn during the outdoor festivities, which will last until 9 pm. Puppetry Arts and NY Kids Club will present puppet performances and games, and singer-songwriter Amy Miles and carolers from Opera on Tap will perform. And there will be specials and sales at shops and restaurants all along 5th Avenue in honor of Small Business Saturday.

763 carroll street park slopePark Slope
763 Carroll Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $4,249,000
Sunday 2:30 – 4:00
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97 North 7th Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $3,250,000
Sunday 2:00 – 3:30
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445 Carroll Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,995,000
Sunday 1:00 – 2:30
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232 Greene Avenue
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,795,000
Sunday 1:30 – 2:30
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altamira workshop

Home goods and crafts store Altamira Workshop opened last weekend at 217 6th Avenue in Park Slope. Owners Philip Sachs and Amy Fierro sell handmade items, many of them produced locally, such as ceramics, jewelry, stationery, art and home goods.

The owners have “created an in-house brand of goods that emphasize a combination of affordability and high design,” according to the shop’s press release. They’ve been teaching printmaking classes and selling their prints for years at outdoor markets like the Flea, and now they’ll offer consultations on printmaking and an onsite print shop at Altamira.

The shop’s name refers to the Cave of Altamira in Spain, which contains some of the earliest known Paleolithic cave paintings. GMAP

Photo via Altamira Workshop

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This parlor-level floor-through apartment at 917 President Street in Park Slope just hit the market with a price tag of $1,495,000. That’s a princely sum for a single floor but the apartment is in a primo location and benefits greatly from a generous rear addition that accommodates a kitchen, a bathroom and an extra bedroom. The place is in beautiful shape and comes with lots of architectural detail.

917 President Street, #1 [Corcoran] GMAP

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This 1.5-bedroom in a North Slope brownstone is pretty big and loaded with attractive original details. We see original moldings around the doors and windows as well as mirrored wooden mantels. The bedroom pictured looks reasonably sized, but the kitchen seems pretty small. Do you think $3,250 a month sounds reasonable?

769 Carroll Street, #3 [Corcoran] GMAP

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This lower duplex at 542 9th Street in Park Slope just hit the market with an asking price of $1,950,000. There is some nice historic detail and the unit comes with a private garden. On top of that, both floors have an extension, which means a more generous layout than your standard brownstone. The place feels a little shabby to us, but nothing that a new owner couldn’t spiff up without much trouble. And, don’t forget, it’s less than a block from Prospect Park.

542 9th Street, #1 [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

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The Park Slope mansion at 17 Prospect Park West that Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany once called home is back on the market, as Curbed was the first to note. In short, it’s a Renaissance Revival townhouse, designed by noted architect Montrose Morris, on steroids and multiplied.

The house is about 23 feet wide; one of the parlor fireplace is faced in onyx; the dining room has a coffered ceiling, panelling, and over-the-top built-ins; the range is La Cornue; and the pass-through-sink area (slash dressing room) is palatial — just for starters.

The home last sold for $8,450,000, but has been extensively renovated since. Considering that anything over $10,000,000 can sometimes be a hard sell in Brooklyn, do you think someone will snap this up for the new ask of $14,000,000?

17 Prospect Park West [Elliman] GMAP
17 Prospect Park West Coverage [Brownstoner]

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This $2,400,000 duplex at 53 Lincoln Place in Park Slope is pretty slick. The 2,217-square-foot pad takes up the ground floor and basement of the 2009 vintage building. It’s all very modern but in an unrisky way that should have broad appeal. We can’t recall ever seeing such an intricately dug out back yard. It’s a little too institutional feeling for our taste but it looks pretty pro. Fair price?

53 Lincoln Place, #1 [Corcoran] GMAP