Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Amazon in Sunset Park, Demolition in Downtown Brooklyn

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    A Developer Is Slowly Buying Up an Entire Prominent Block In Downtown Brooklyn

    For months, green construction scaffolding has been wrapped around a triangular block of buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. Will there soon be another tower sprouting up in the neighborhood that is fast becoming a forest of high rises?


    The warehouse at 850 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park. Photo by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark. Photo of Jeff Bezos via Wikimedia Commons

    Amazon Mulling a Move to Brooklyn’s Industry City in Sunset Park May Not Be What It Seems

    After the Long Island City Amazon HQ debacle earlier this year, any rumors of Amazon setting up shop anywhere in New York City probably seem like a big deal. Crain’s today broke the news that Amazon is considering taking a “massive space” in Industry City in Brooklyn where it can operate a logistics facility.

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    The Insider: Designer Conjures Style in Cobble Hill Rental With Ingenious, Inexpensive Ideas

    In six years as an associate at Gensler, the behemoth global architecture firm where he developed concepts and strategies for major corporate clients, and five more years designing residences for private clients at some of Manhattan’s toniest addresses, interior designer Raphael Paul DiTommaso worked with budgets that knew no limit.

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    Park Slope Brownstone Modernized With White Paint, Streamlined Kitchen Asks $5.35 Million

    A row house in the Park Slope Historic District with sharply angled bays and fanciful woodwork has been renovated with a unified clean white aesthetic and streamlined kitchen and baths that show off its spectacular mantels, all painted. The 1890 brownstone with a dogleg stoop and rough-faced stones at the base is laid out as a triplex over a one-bedroom garden rental.


    Two With Backyard Pools and More to See During the Weekend Heat Wave, Starting at $665,000

    This steamy weekend’s open house picks span a range of Brooklyn styles of domesticity, including a full designer remake with central cooling in Bushwick, options for revamping a historic home in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and the potential for hopping into move-in ready houses in Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach, both with pools, and the latter with a garage and an extensive backyard patio with a trellis.

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