Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Chris Rock Sells Carriage House, Organization Tips

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    Condo Plan Nixed, Old-Timey Shops Next to Pavilion Theater May Be Restored

    A surprising new proposal for 192 Prospect Park West, the one-story brick building next to the former Pavilion theater in the Park Slope Historic District Extension, was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission this week.

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    Chris Rock Unloads Historic Clinton Hill Carriage House for $3.35 Million

    After being spotted this week checking out bachelor pads in Manhattan, it appears comedian Chris Rock has sold his Beaux Arts style carriage house, located at 239 Waverly Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District, for $3.35 million, which was $500,000 under the asking price.

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    5 Brownstone Storage Secrets of Professional Organizers Revealed

    The new year is here, and for many of us, it’s time to get organized and purge old stuff to make room for the new. In brownstones and townhouse apartments, where closet and storage space are often limited, decluttering can seem overwhelming. We asked some professional organizers for their top tips for brownstone dwellers.

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    Two-Bedroom Co-op in Bay Ridge With Octagonal Living Room and Waterfront Views Asks $748K

    Here’s a move-in ready two-bedroom co-op in Bay Ridge whose most distinctive feature is an octagonal living room with views of the waterfront and the Verrazano Bridge. It’s on Shore Road, once home to many a grand one-family residence, now dominated by prewar buildings like this one, which was built in 1940.

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    Four Prewar Apartments in Move-in Shape to See This Weekend, Starting at $520K

    This weekend we’re putting a new spin on our Open House Picks, which offer less square footage than usual. That’s because they’re apartments rather than houses: three co-ops and a condo, to be exact. All are prewar and in move-in shape, though one could use some work.

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