Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Manse Hits the Market


    Brooklyn Heights Standalone With Designer Showcase Touches, Parking Asks $7.6 Million

    After a bit of a style tweak on the interior, this Brooklyn Heights wood frame is back on the market. The gray-shingled standalone at 13 Pineapple hosted the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse in 2019 and some of the bold finishes were left in place, adding another layer to the long history of the single family home.

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    The site in November 2020. Photo via Google Maps

    Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for Three Units in Park Slope, Starting at $2,241 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for three apartments in a four-story building at 383 12th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues in Park Slope. All three of the affordable apartments are one-bedrooms, with rent set at $2,241 a month.

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    Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Puts William Tubby-Designed Manse Up for Sale for $30 Million

    For almost 75 years, this detail-filled neo-Jacobean manse with Prospect Park views has been home to the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, but this week the organization put the impressive property on the market for $30 million.

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    A Bay Ridge Standalone With a Pool and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.678 Million

    Last weekend our picks for open houses included a brownstone in Bed Stuy and a detached Colonial Revival with a garage in Flatbush. Found in Bay Ridge, Bed Stuy and Flatbush, they range in price from $1.678 million to $2,899,900.

    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Brooklyn’s Icon Celebrates a Birthday: The Brooklyn Bridge Turns 138

    It’s been 138 years since the Brooklyn Bridge opened to the public on May 24, 1883, after 14 years of construction. While it provided a necessary link between Manhattan and Brooklyn it also quickly became a symbol of the borough. It’s still a must-see for tourists, a heavily used pedestrian pathway and, of course, one of the most photographed icons of the borough.

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