Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: An Influential Brooklyn Retailer Closes

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    Sale of Brownstone Mansion on Brooklyn Heights Promenade Sets Borough Record at $25.5 Million

    On Christmas Eve, a pricey brownstone in Brooklyn Heights set a new sales record for the borough. Property records show that a five-story mansion located at 8 Montague Terrace and overlooking the Brooklyn Heights Promenade sold for $25.5 million on December 24.

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    The Fort Greene storefront at 85 Lafayette Avenue in June 2020. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Influential Brooklyn Retailer Bird Shuts Up Shop

    The pandemic has killed another Brooklyn retailer. Bird, the men’s and women’s clothing store known for its interiors by Brooklyn architect Ole Sondresen and fashions by such as Rachel Comey and Dries Van Noten — and which at its height had four stores in Brooklyn and one in Los Angeles, as well as the online shop — will close by the end of the month, owner Jen Mankins announced on Instagram.

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    Carriage House on Cobble Hill’s Verandah Place With Wood Burning Fireplace Asks $2.995 Million

    Verandah Place is one of those little Brooklyn streets that oozes charm thanks to its row of low-scale 19th century brick homes and a location facing popular Cobble Hill Park. While not all of the modest buildings originally served as stables, 20 Verandah Place was indeed originally constructed for Brooklynites of the hooved variety.

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    A Prospect Lefferts Gardens Colonial Revival With a Garage and Three More to See, Starting at $950K

    Our selections for open houses to see last weekend included two substantial houses by the same prolific Brooklyn architectural firm and two others that are a bit more on the petite side. Found in Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Bed Stuy, they range in price from $5.95 million to $950,000.

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    Prospect Park South Standalone With Wood Burning Fireplace, Parking Asks $2.425 Million

    With a gambrel-roof, columned portico and expansive front yard, this Dutch Colonial Revival single-family offers some curb appeal along with a coveted Brooklyn amenity these days: off-street parking. The Prospect Park South detached home is also just a short stroll from the Parade Ground.

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