Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Demolition in Downtown Brooklyn

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    A Prominent Block in Downtown Brooklyn Is Quickly Being Demolished During the Pandemic

    A triangular block of buildings in Downtown Brooklyn is facing the wrecking ball. Currently, 10 of the 16 buildings that are on the block, which fronts Fulton Street, Dekalb Avenue, Flatbush Extension and Bond Street, have been demolished. One of those buildings, located at the tip of the flatiron-shaped block at 547 Fulton Street, overlooking Albee Square, once prominently displayed a mural by the artist Steve “ESPO” Powers that said, “All I Need Is You and New Shoes.”

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    A Cozy Cottage Near Downtown Cold Spring Can Be Yours for Under $400K

    Likely built as a worker’s dwelling in the 19th century, this petite cottage has charm in its compact size and is a short distance from the amenities and transit in Cold Spring, N.Y.


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    Grand Bed Stuy Limestone With Five Mantels, Hall Mirror, Wainscoting Asks $2.695 Million

    One of a stretch of Renaissance Revival row houses built by a husband and wife team at the turn of the last century, this two-family in Bed Stuy is overflowing with lush details, including an abundance of unpainted woodwork. There are columned room dividers, mantels, a stair hall mirror, wainscoting, a window seat and more.

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    Detail-Filled Park Slope Victorian With Dumbwaiter, Parking Asks $6 Million

    For those who aren’t sure whether they want a period interior dripping with Victorian-era-inspired wallpaper or one with white-walled sleekness, this extra wide Park Slope single-family offers a bit of both. The lower floors of 873 President Street are filled with original details, including mantels, wood floors and moldings, while the top floor has been renovated into a modern bedroom suite.

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    Rendering via DH Property Holdings

    Here’s a Closer Look at the Massive Warehouse Planned Next to IKEA in Red Hook

    We now have a better look at what the end result may be for the massive fulfillment center being built next to Ikea in Red Hook. It’s located at 640 Columbia Street, and newly spotted renderings as well as a video on a commercial leasing website shows the full scope of the project along with detailed views of the design of each of its eventual three floors.

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