Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Park for Williamsburg, Construction Progress at 85 Jay

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    Bjarke Ingels-Designed Williamsburg Waterfront Development Includes Two Towers, Public Beach

    A new waterfront development, complete with a public beach, massive rental towers, affordable housing and a starchitect designer, could be coming to Williamsburg.

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    A Townhouse With Garage in Move-in Condition and Others to See, Starting at $785K

    All of these picks have preserved period features and three could use at least some modest updating in parts. They range in price from $785,000 for a two-family brick row house in move-in condition with a garage in Flatlands to $1.796 million for an Anglo-Italianate brownstone in Clinton Hill with marble mantels.

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    Block-Long Residential Complex Quickly Rising on Former Jehovah’s Witnesses Parking Lot in Dumbo

    Construction is moving quickly at Dumbo’s biggest development site, where a massive, block-long building has risen 10 stories. Located at 85 Jay Street, and called Front & York, the eventual 21-story, 728-unit building will be part rental, part condo and have two swimming pools, one set aside for owners and one for renters, filings show.

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    Luxurious Industrial Modern-Style Carroll Gardens House With Two-Car Garage Asks $9.995 Million

    An unusual Carroll Gardens townhouse built from the guts of a garage is being resold a year after being completed. The exterior is reminiscent of a converted early 20th century factory or garage with its tapestry brick and multi-paned windows, disguising how extensively a new envelope was constructed.

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    Site of Demolished Clinton Hill Italianate Villa Sells as Development Property for $6.5 Million

    In Clinton Hill, after a number of twists and turns, a historic property that could not be saved has sold as a development site and will likely become apartments. Located just outside the Clinton Hill Historic District at 532 Clinton Avenue, the property sold for $6.5 million to 532 Clinton LLC earlier this month. The address of the LLC, which leads to a box at the Bay Ridge Mail Station located at 9728 3rd Avenue, appears to be shared with a company called EM Development, which has worked on small development projects in Kensington, Bath Beach and Carroll Gardens.

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