The countdown to the Red Hook Criterium has literally begun: A timer on the event’s site lets visitors know exactly how many days, hours and minutes are left before the race kicks off this Saturday. The grueling and competitive track bike crit will draw entrants who run the gamut from professional road racers to bike messengers, all of whom will test their handling skills and fitness levels on fixed gear track bicycles.

“It’s the most exciting cycling event I’ve witnessed,” four-time champion Neil Bezdek told us. “It cuts across cycling subcultures by attracting all types of athletes and transcends cycling culture by appealing to a mainstream audience.”


Just listed is this two-bedroom parlor and garden level duplex in an 1890s Neo-Grec townhouse in Bed Stuy. Many original details remain, including wood work, window shutters, decorative fireplaces with colorful tile, and ornate plaster work.

In addition to 1,900 square feet of interior living space, there is a private garden and a deck. The one bathroom is located on the garden floor, in the extension.

What do you think of the $4,000 ask for this Bed Stuy location?

191 Hancock Street, #1 [Park Property Advisors] GMAP
Photos by Park Property Advisors


Workers were sprucing up the storefront for rent at 112 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights when we walked by yesterday morning. The wood trim around the front door and windows on the lower level have been primed and are being painted green.

The vacant storefront looks a tad more inviting, although inside there is still some trash and construction materials scattered sbout. This prime retail spot has been vacant since Starbucks relocated further down Montague Street to No. 134 way back in 2012.



Construction is finally coming along at 180 Myrtle Avenue, where grocery mogul John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Group is planning a 15-story mixed-use residential tower. The first level has risen, with 14 more to go, we saw when we stopped by Sunday.

Summer 2016 is the anticipated completion date, according to the sign on the construction fence. The building will be a rental with 213 apartments and will feature plenty of amenities, including a landscaped roof terrace.

Click through to see more construction photos and a previously published rendering of what the building will look like once complete. 


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Brooklyn’s Cherry Blossoms Are Starting to Peak! [Gothamist]
Park Slope’s Pavilion Theater Will Get Renovation, Apartments [Gothamist]
Charatan’s BCB Sells off Two Crown Heights Buildings [TRD]
9th Street Bridge Over Gowanus Will Be Closed Nightly Till October 2015 [PMFA]

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Photo by Megan Cerullo


This two-bedroom, one-bath co-op occupies the entire fourth floor of a Cobble Hill brownstone and has many charming details to boot. There are parquet floors, original shutters, a wood-burning fireplace, and a dining room.

The kitchen is new and features modern, high end appliances. It is distinct from the living room but not enclosed, and is quite spacious.

One possible deal breaker: The bathroom and second bedroom can be accessed only through the master bedroom. Perhaps the latter would work best as a home office or baby room.

What do you think of the apartment and its ask of $1,250,000?

193 Clinton Street, #4 [Corcoran] GMAP
Interior photos by Corcoran; exterior photo by PropertyShark


The remaining three “Four on Degraw” townhouses from developer H Holding Group are now up for sale, with an ask of $4,999,000 each. The first townhouse, No. 451, hit the market in April 2014 asking $1,000,000 less and is in contract.

Part of the Brooklyn new-construction townhouse trend, the residences are neo-Georgian on the outside and contemporary (and very luxurious) on the inside. The architect is Gerald J. Caliendo, who has designed quite a few midrange apartment buildings in Brooklyn.


The Piet Boon-designed The Oosten in South Williamsburg has risen to about six and a half out of its total seven stories, we saw when we stopped by Sunday. Workers have also started covering parts of the structure in gypsum and fiberglass insulating panels.

The building has risen to its full height on at least one of its corners, but still has one more story coming elsewhere, as the photos and previously published rendering below show.


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Few Weeks Left to Check out Red Hook’s Traveling Spanish Bookshop [DNA]
Five-Family Building to Replace Wood-Framed Structure in Borough Park [NYY]

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Photo by Megan Cerullo