Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Housing Lottery in Bed Stuy, an IKEA Dresser Hack

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    Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 94 Units in Bed Stuy, Starting at $667 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for 94 units in an 11-story building at 1620 Fulton Street (with an alternate address of 1612 Fulton) in Bed Stuy. The building bears the name The Garnet.

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    Brownstone Boys: Updating Furniture With Our IKEA Dresser Hack

    We all have that one Ikea piece of furniture that’s been with us a little too long. For us, it’s the Hemnes three-drawer that’s hiding in our guest bedroom. We decided it was time for a little DIY love makeover. This redo cost us under $50 and took us just a couple of days to complete! Now, we have a new “old” dresser.

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    Petite Park Slope Co-op Near Prospect Park With Private Terrace, Deco Bathroom Asks $585K

    It isn’t particularly spacious but this Park Slope one-bedroom does benefit from a private terrace that offers up a generous amount of outdoor space. There is also a rather fetching mix of 19th and 20th century details on the interior of this second floor unit, reflecting the history of the limestone row house in which it is located.

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    Bed Stuy Limestone on Greenest Block With Pier Mirror, Mantels Asks $2.56 Million

    Located on a verdant stretch of Stuyvesant Avenue, this two-family limestone hasn’t changed hands since the 1960s and is overflowing with original, unpainted woodwork. There are mantels, wainscoting, columned partitions, a pier mirror and more. Within the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, the house at 412 Stuyvesant Avenue is also on a block that has been given the honor of Greenest Block in Brooklyn, last winning the top honor in 2017.

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    Grand But Crumbling Ditmas Park Mansion Hits the Market Again at $1.5 Million

    Its columned facade was once a graceful sibling to the manse next door, but for decades the Colonial Revival on Ocean Avenue has been losing its luster. On the market in 2017 for $2.85 million, 1000 Ocean Avenue is back but with a new price of $1.5 million.

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