Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Coignet Building on the Market, Wegmans Signs Go Up

Photo by Susan De Vries


    Gowanus’ Famed and Landmarked Coignet Building Hits Market for $6.5 Million

    Beautifully restored in 2016 after decades of decay, Gowanus’ landmarked Coignet Building is back on the market and asking $6.5 million. Built as the headquarters and showcase for the New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company in 1873, it was one of the earliest cast concrete stone structures in the United States.


    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Wegmans in Brooklyn Navy Yard Getting Closer to Reality as Signs Go Up

    It’s looking like the highly anticipated Wegmans will actually open in the Brooklyn Navy Yard this fall. A recent stroll past the site showed signage up, hiring banners in place and sidewalks going in.

    114 remsen street

    Photo via The Corcoran Group

    Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Co-op With High Ceilings, Big Windows, Elevator Asks $725K

    A petite but flexible one- or two-bedroom apartment in a circa 1860s brownstone mansion has grand details and is move-in ready.

    260 Knickerbocker

    At left, the site in 2015. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark. At right, rendering via ND Architecture & Design

    Are These 16 Units in Bushwick, Starting at $2,100 a Month, Really Affordable?

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for 16 units in a 10-story apartment building, dance hall and church under construction at 260 Knickerbocker Avenue, at the corner of Willoughby, in Bushwick.

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    Photo by Al Siedman, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    Simple Brick House in Windsor Terrace With Period Details, Tasteful Improvements Asks $1.895 Million

    Here’s a modest two-story early 20th century single-family brick house with a porch and striped retractable awning that is for sale in Windsor Terrace. Located at 179 Seeley Street, it can’t be much more than 1,300 square feet, not including the finished basement.

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