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

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

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8 4th Place
Broker: Elliman
Price: $2,999,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30

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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

07/16/14 12:58pm

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This new listing at 145 Prospect Park West is pretty basic as far as the apartment goes — no historic detail to speak of and middle-of-the-road finishes — but being on the park is definitely worth something as is the common roofdeck. Asking price on the two-bedroom, one-bathroom pad is $729,000 and the monthly common charges (including taxes) come to $619.

145 Prospect Park West, #4B [Corcoran] GMAP

07/14/14 2:00pm

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The Midtown-based real estate company RES opened up a storefront last month at 291 5th Avenue between 1st and 2nd streets in Park Slope. The company handles sales, rentals, commercial property and development. While the company has an office near Times Square, this location is its first storefront. As part of its Brooklyn expansion, the brokerage has hired several new agents and is already searching for more locations in the borough. Click through the jump for interior photos. GMAP

Photos by RES


07/08/14 12:57pm

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We suspect there will be lots of demand for this three-bedroom condo at 133 Sterling Place in Park Slope. At 1,792 square feet, it’s sized for a family and the location and condition are going to be in a lot of shoppers’ sweet spots. The asking price of $2,500,000 is double what it went for at the bottom of the market in 2009 but actually sounds about right in this market.

133 Sterling Place, #4G [Corcoran] GMAP

07/07/14 1:30pm

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This huge and absolutely stunning Park Slope Renaissance Revival brownstone did not sell more than a year ago, when it was a House of the Day and asking  $9,000,000. Now the new ask is $6,995,000, which if our back-of-the-envelope calculations are correct, puts it about just under $1,100 a square foot.

It’s 22 feet wide and 78 feet deep, on a park block, and seems to have endless original features in perfect condition, including an original bath, an onyx fireplace surround and untouched woodwork. Still, most top-of-the-line Park Slope houses seem to clock in at about $3,000,000 less.

Think this cut will get the deal done?

312 Garfield Place [Betancourt] GMAP

07/02/14 1:30pm

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Here’s a low key but charming brick row house in Gowanus close to the Park Slope border. It doesn’t look like the type of property that was ever brimming with high-end luxuries such as burled hardwoods and the renovation doesn’t look too recent, but it’s still very attractive and there are plenty of original details such as moldings and floors.

We’re guessing from the floor plan it may have been built as three railroad apartments originally. In any case, it’s 21 feet wide and currently set up as three floor-through units that are actually condos.

The listings says it’s “in excellent condition structurally, mechanically and cosmetically.” It’s located on a fairly busy street, 9th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues. What do you think of it for $2,000,000?

248 9th Street [Corcoran] GMAP

06/30/14 4:00pm

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What better way to celebrate July 4th than to see a free performance of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” outside at the Old Stone House in Park Slope? The comedic rock musical takes a fun look at the life of populist idol and seventh U.S. President Andrew Jackson, beginning with his early years in Tennessee and continuing through his controversial presidency.

Presented by Piper Theatre and directed by Nigel Williams, the show takes “textbook history and kicks in electricity, dirty deeds, punk rock rawness,” according to the press release. Piper will be putting on free shows Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm from July 3 to July 19.

Performances will take place outside the Old Stone House in Park Slope’s Washington Park at 336 3rd Street between 4th and 5th avenues. You can find out more info here on the Piper Theater website.

Photo by Peter James Zielinski for Piper Theatre