Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Affordable Housing, Brooklyn’s Greenest Block

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    Are These Bed Stuy Apartments Starting at $2,100 a Month Really Affordable?

    An affordable housing lottery that stretches the idea of affordability has opened for three newly constructed units in a four-story building at 1032 Dekalb Avenue in Bed Stuy.

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    Park Slope’s Park Cafe Diner, Longtime 7th Avenue Staple, Suddenly Shutters

    Park Cafe, an unassuming diner located at 82 7th Avenue not far from Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, has suddenly closed up shop after more than two decades in business.

    Crown Heights Block on Lincoln Place Wins This Year’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest

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    Winners from multiple categories of the 23rd annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Photo by Susan De Vries

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    Open Houses With Fanciful Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.855 Million

    These open houses include a quartet of historic homes fabricated of brick and brownstone. They feature some special design elements of yesteryear with glimpses of the Italianate and Renaissance Revival alongside mostly modernized kitchens and bathrooms.

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    On a prominent corner at the border of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn, a new residential building is finally nearing completion.

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