Now open in Windsor Terrace, at 154 Prospect Park Southwest: The Juice Pedaler, a new bicycle shop and cafe. The store offers bike rentals, bike accessories, and full-service bike repairs. On top of that, they serve a seasonal juice menu (with kid’s juice choices), Stumptown espresso drinks, and teas from Republic of Tea. There’s indoor seating as well as a backyard deck. Check out the prices and details of bike service, as well as the menu, at the Juice Pedaler’s website. And see a few more pictures of the space after the jump. GMAP (more…)
This is a railroad apartment at 481 7th Avenue in the South Slope/Windsor Terrace area. There are two bedrooms plus an office, and the listing is selling it as a potential three-bedroom. As the listing says, “It has two possible configurations [for a three-bedroom] but either one will still require one person to walk through one person’s room to get in and out. The unit does have a separate entrance in the back of the apartment off of the master bedroom which allows access to the apartment through there.” Despite that, the pictures show that this is a nice space. At $2,600 a month, we guess it’ll go pretty quickly. Agree?
481 7th Avenue [Sapphire Property Group] GMAP P*Shark
1. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $2,400,000
31 Schermerhorn Street GMAP P*Shark
Here’s the old listing for this Brooklyn Heights brownstone. First went on the market last year for $2,750,000, then came back for $2,495,000, and then decreased to $2,400,000 before entering contract. Entered into contract on 4/27/12; closed on 10/23/12; deed recorded on 11/13/2012.
2. WINDSOR TERRACE $1,625,000
50 Sherman Street GMAP P*Shark
This Windsor Terrace limestone home sold right at ask! Here’s the old listing. Entered into contract on 5/17/12; closed on 10/17/12; deed recorded on 11/14/2012.
3. GOWANUS $1,399,000
270 10th Street GMAP P*Shark
An Open House Pick this August. The ask for this home was $1,399,000. It previously sold for $499,900 in 2010. Entered into contract on 8/21/12; closed on 10/23/12; deed recorded on 11/13/2012.
4. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $1,360,000
360 Furman Street, #1222 GMAP P*Shark
This is a two-bedroom, two-bath unit at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, first asking $1,375,000. Entered into contract on 8/13/12; closed on 10/25/12; deed recorded on 11/15/2012.
Does $1,6500,000 seem high for a single-family house in Windsor Terrace? It’s fully renovated and steps from the park. The revamp left the living room and dining room largely alone, so the three-bedroom, two-bath house still has its inglenook fireplace, paneling, and other period details. It also has a finished basement with a media room and big bathroom. What do you think of the finishes and the price?
538 16th Street [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark
This two-bedroom in Windsor Terrace, at 207 Prospect Park Southwest, looks like it offers a lot of space. (There’s a private balcony included too.) What we do really like is the location, right off Bartel-Prichard Square and the southwest corner of the park. Do you think it’s enough to justify a monthly rent of $2,700?
207 Prospect Park Southwest [David West Properties] GMAP P*Shark
Brooklyn, one building at a time.
Name: FDNY Engine Company 240, Battalion 48, “Roadrunners”
Address: 1309 Prospect Avenue
Cross Streets: Greenwood Avenue and Ocean Parkway
Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace
Year Built: 1896
Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: Peter J. Lauritzen
Other buildings by architect: Brooklyn firehouses Engine Co. 235, Monroe Street Engine Co. 249, Rogers Avenue Engine Co. 237, Morgan Avenue Ladder Co. 114, 5th Avenue. Also Union League Club in Crown Heights North and Offermann Building on Fulton Street in Downtown.
The story: Peter J. Lauritzen designed eight “engine and truck” houses for the Brooklyn Fire Department between 1894 and 1897. Five of them still exist, and are among the finest firehouses this city has. Lauritzen was one of the city of Brooklyn’s more important architects, a man with a fine reputation for excellent buildings. During the course of his Brooklyn career, he designed the homes of some of the city’s wealthiest, as well as their clubs, and here: headquarters for the fire companies charged with protecting those assets.
What was then known as Engine 40 was established in 1888 as the only firehouse in Windsor Terrace, then considered a part of greater Flatbush. The village of Windsor Terrace had once been a part of the John Vanderbilt farm, and became part of Flatbush in 1851. In 1894, Flatbush was annexed to the city of Brooklyn, and the firehouse was built for Engine Company 40 in 1896. (more…)
We were recently admiring the short but charming block of Kermit Place in Windsor Terrace. This apartment at 17 Kermit is now up for rent, asking $1,900 a month for two bedrooms. The interior isn’t as charming as the block itself, but at least the apartment comes with a private backyard. Think the price is right?
17 Kermit Place [Space Real Estate] GMAP P*Shark
Here’s a one-family brick row house at 25 Howard Place in Windsor Terrace that’s close to Prospect Park. Overall, we love the Arts and Crafts interior, though we’re slightly mystified by the use of bathroom towel bars in the kitchen. Maybe this was a re-do of an earlier tiled kitchen? Shoulder-high subway tile with a contrast border was common in teens kitchens. The listing says the house was built in the 1920s, but we suspect it could be slightly older. At $1,400,000, is it well priced?
25 Howard Place [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP P*Shark
And the fight for the Windsor Terrace Key Food goes on. Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch reported that the Walgreens planned for the now-empty Key Food space is negotiating with a nearby Key Food to open a dual pharmacy and grocery store. The Walgreens was previously slated to open in the space next spring. Assemblyman Jim Brennan told a group of Windsor Terrace residents that the plan is under discussion, but there is no deal yet. The neighborhood group called Green Beans Not Walgreens has rallied against the neighborhood losing its only grocery store. Over the summer local pols joined the cause as well. Patch reports that 5,000 residents have signed a petition against the coming pharmacy chain. Here’s a list of what the community feels like it actually needs.
Brennan: Walgreens, Key Food Negotiating Possible Collaboration [WT Patch]
Rally Against Windsor Terrace Walgreens Draws Pols [Brownstoner]
The Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights are keeping an eye on the empty lot at 377-379 Prospect Avenue, between 7th and 8th avenues. A developer filed new building renewal permits this summer; the permits are still pending with the Department of Buildings. Plans call for a three-story, ten-unit multifamily with seven parking spaces. (The lot is 14,465 square feet total.) The development will top out at 35 feet. IMBY noticed that the DOB first approved plans at the site in 2008. It does not look like the developer has changed since then. The last listed architect on the DOB plans is Moss and Sayad Architects. GMAP
Today the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on calendaring two Brooklyn firehouses, among other firehouses in Queens and the Bronx. The first is the Engine Company 28 building (pictured right – and now called Engine Company 228) at 436 39th Street, between 4th and 5th avenues. It’s a Romanesque Revival building built in 1891. The architect is unknown. The second is Engine Company 40 and Ladder 21 (now called Engine Company 240 and Battalion 48) at 1307 Prospect Avenue, right off Greenwood Avenue. It’s another Romanesque Revival design built in 1895. The architect is Peter J. Lauritzen. Click through for the full historic write-up by the LPC.
Photos via the LPC (more…)
Plans are in motion for the new pre-K through 8th grade school at 701 Caton Avenue, serving Windsor Terrace and Kensington. Council Member Brad Lander announced a meeting this Tuesday with the School Construction Authority concerning the construction of what will be PS/IS 437. The SCA will share information about the construction project and their plans to minimize the school’s impact on its new neighbors. The meeting will be tomorrow evening, 6:30 pm, at the Windsor Terrace Library (160 East 5th Street). Read all the details at the Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights blog. Construction will wrap in 2015, and the school will serve approximately 750 students in Community School District 15. The city bought the lot for the school last December.
An impressive array of politicians and about 200 residents protested yesterday in the parking lot of the now-defunct Key Foods at 589 Prospect Avenue in Windsor Terrace, the same date Walgreens’ lease on the spot started, reported Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch and DNAinfo. Borough president Marty Markowitz, a Windsor Terrace resident, joined the rally, as did Councilman Brad Lander, State Assemblyman James Brennan and State Senator Kevin Parker. Locals are demanding a grocery store to replace the one that closed in June, the only supermarket in the neighborhood. In the meantime, they’ve been driving to Key Food on 5th Avenue and Fairway Market in Red Hook. Residents are calling for a boycott of Walgreens when it opens in the space, said NY1.
Windsor Terrace Sends Message to Walgreens [Patch]
Windsor Terrace to Walgreens: Stay Out of Our Neighborhood [DNAinfo]
Brooklyn Community Protests Walgreens Move to Supermarket Location [NY1]
Photo by Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch
The residents of Windsor Terrace continue to fight against the Walgreen’s planned for the space that used to house the neighborhood’s only grocery store. Residents started a website, Green Beans Not Walgreens, which states, “Walgreens claims they will offer ‘expanded food offerings,’ but the store they are planning would not include meats, fish, a bakery, or many other items that Windsor Terrace residents need from a grocery store. Less than one-third of the small store would be devoted to food items.” So far Walgreens has rejected the neighbors demands that it either terminate its lease or include a full-service grocery store. More than 1,000 residents have signed the petition against the mega-chain’s arrival. There will be a community meeting on the matter on Monday, July 30th, and then a rally outside the site on August 1st.
Windsor Terrace Don’t Want No Stinkin’ Walgreens [Brownstoner]
Windsor Terrace Key Foods Shutting Down Abruptly [Brownstoner]
Photo via Green Beans Not Walgreens
This studio’s at 167 Prospect Park Southwest in Windsor Terrace. The three big windows are the biggest asset, but they’re offset by one of the tiniest kitchens ever. Rent for this 500-square-foot space? $1,600 per month. Think it’s worth it?
167 Prospect Park SW [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark
Here’s an 852-square-foot two-bedroom for rent at 138 Seeley Street in Windsor Terrace. The finishes are nice and the unit’s a block away from the park. The bedrooms, however, look a little cramped for a place asking $2,700 a month, dontcha think?
138 Seeley Street, #2B [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark