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This seven-bedroom townhouse is located on one of the greenest blocks in Carroll Gardens. An impressive 34 feet (and four windows) wide, the three-story property is double the width of many other homes in the area.

This uncommonly large home boasts 6,000 square feet of living space. Currently configured for three families, it features a windowed English basement with a separate entrance, private garden access, hardwood floors, and three bathrooms.

The already palatial property also comes with additional buildable square footage. While it requires a full renovation, the flexible layout offers a wealth of possibilities.

The townhouse is located just 2.5 blocks from the Carroll Street F and G subway station. It is within walking distance of Brooklyn Bridge Park and steps away from many of the area’s favorite eateries. The list price comes in at $5,500,000. Click through for more photos.

16 2nd Place [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Sip and relax | Nick Watts via Flickr

You’ve booked your tickets, packed your GoPro, and announced your plans on Facebook. You even got your boss to sign off on your holiday request. It’s finally time for your summer vacation.

Now that you’ve checked everything off of your to-do list, you can forget all about your city life and focus on important things like sipping drinks with tiny umbrellas.

Wait a minute. There might be one thing left on your list. Did you remember to update your renters insurance?

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Built in the 1880s, this palatial Prospect Heights brownstone boasts seven bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and four updated fireplaces. The five-floor property just completed a meticulous renovation this spring. It is currently configured as an owner’s triplex with a garden rental.

The house is located on a landmarked block in Prospect Heights. Nearby transportation options include the 2/3 and Q subway lines, which are within walking distance of the property.

The 4,100-square-foot space features parquet flooring, eleven-foot ceilings, ample closet space, and designer appliances. All of the house’s original period features remain intact.

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This three-bedroom condo is located in an award-winning property in Cobble Hill. Constructed in 1852 by influential architect Maynard Lefever, the building began life as the Strong Place Baptist Church. After its sale in 2005, Baxt Ingui Architects was commissioned and the historic landmark underwent a lengthy restoration process.

Reimagined as luxury condominiums, all of the building’s units feature historic details from the church. But there are also such 21st-century amenities such as a package room for deliveries, an exercise/yoga room, parking, and a 24/7 virtual doorman.

At a spacious 1,500 square feet, the light-filled living space features hardwood floors, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a designer kitchen with a dishwasher. All of the bedrooms boast en suite bathrooms and two of them feature adjacent balconies.

The asking price is $8,750 per month. Click through for more pictures.

Photos by Peter Peirce.

58 Strong Place, #4A [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP

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Openings 

Williamsburg residents rejoiced over the news that Trader Joe’s — the affordable grocery favored by hipsters and normals alike — is on its way to 206 Kent Avenue.

Paris Baguette has a certain je ne sais quoi. The quirky, Seoul-based bakery opened its first Brooklyn location at 97 Court Street in April. Pastry-loving Do-Bro residents just got more good news. According to Peter Schubert, Maison Kayser — the high-end artisanal boulangerie — just signed the lease on a space a block north of Paris Baguette.

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This post courtesy of Explore Brooklyn, an all-inclusive guide to the businesses, neighborhoods, and attractions that make Brooklyn great.

It’s been a hot and humid summer, and we really didn’t even get a nice spring. But it’s nothing a pitcher of sangria can’t fix. From red to white to sparkling, the classic summer cocktail is refreshing and (dangerously) tasty. It’s also a great excuse to consume vast quantities of boozy fruit. Here are six stellar Brooklyn spots for getting your sangria on.

El Almacén (Williamsburg)
This cozy Argentinian restaurant is a carnivore’s delight. It’s also a great place to spend a lazy afternoon with a pitcher of sangria. Can’t choose between red and white? Order one of each and sip them al fresco in the backyard garden.

El Almacén photo courtesy of Facebook.

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Court House Apartments has a lot of things going for it. Each apartment features a designer kitchen, red oak hardwood floors, and big windows with impressive views of Brooklyn. There’s underground parking, access to a 40,000-square-foot fitness center, and a 24-hour concierge.

But where Court House Apartments really shines is its location. Situated at the crossroads of four neighborhoods — Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, and Boerum Hill — Court House combines the convenience of living in a city center and the charm of Brooklyn’s most scenic and cozy residential areas. Hungry for a quiet afternoon picnic on a sunny day? Cobble Hill Park is only a five-minute walk away.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park fireworks. Photo by Etienne Frossard via Facebook

Pyrotechnic-loving Brooklynites, rejoice! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are returning to the East River. This year, the 25-minute-long show will be launched from two different locations instead of one. A double barge will be placed just south of the Brooklyn Bridge and four additional barges will sit between East 23rd and East 42nd streets.

The East River location is a major win for Brooklyn — but you’re going to need to strategize if you want an Instagram-worthy view. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the borough’s most firework-friendly spots. Even though the spectacle kicks off at 9:20 p.m., you’ll need to arrive a few hours early if you want a front-row seat.

Too agoraphobic to deal with the crowds? Start texting everyone you know in north Brooklyn. Williamsburg and Greenpoint will both have stellar views of the display. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to (smugly) watch the fireworks from your friend’s roof. If you prefer teeming throngs, though, these spots should give you a good vantage point.