An affordable housing lottery has opened for a pair of apartments in a four-story building at 1666 Broadway in Ocean Hill.
Four years and 1,906 open houses ago, my wife, Evin, and I started looking for an apartment to buy in Brooklyn. Our wish list — a two-bedroom, on a nice block, a short stroll to good food, near a train whose letters or numbers we were familiar with — seemed modest and attainable. Back in the boom times, open houses were standing room only, brokers mostly ignored you, and buyers screamed out all-cash offers way above ask out the open windows of passing Ubers.
A well-proportioned top-floor walkup in a 1925 Finnish cooperative has a bank of windows overlooking Sunset Park. The most spacious room is the combined living and dining room, floored in bordered parquet–a wall was removed at some point, along with the French doors between. Hanging bookshelves cover the far wall.
The Salvation Army store at 22 Quincy Street in Clinton Hill has closed, although the warehouse is still accepting donations. The building, although little known, is a “major Brooklyn building,” as a Brownstoner commenter once put it, designed by renowned architect Francis Kimball in 1899 as a distribution center for tony Brooklyn department store Frederick Loeser & Company.
Design fans who follow the Instagram account of a certain visual director or remember Architectural Digest’s tour of his home may instantly recognize this Crown Heights barrel-fronted limestone townhouse. A two-family in use as one, it’s on the market for sale or for rent, listed by Compass agents Abby Dupree and Justin Dupree, who also happens to be an owner of the house.
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