Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Crown Heights Tenants Protest Eviction, Houses for Sale

Tenants of 1214 Dean Street, and landlord Gennaro Brooks-Church. Photo by Ben Verde


    Crown Heights Tenants Say Prominent Brooklyn Couple Tried to Illegally Evict Them

    Tenants living in a house owned by a prominent Brooklyn family say their landlords harassed them and attempted to illegally evict them from their Crown Heights townhouse.

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    Renovated Fort Greene Brownstone With Mantels, Built-ins, Terrace Asks $3.995 Million

    This 1870s brownstone has had a recent reno that burnished some original details, added some that had vanished over time and incorporated some modern upgrades. Located at 374 Vanderbilt Avenue, it’s at the edge of the Fort Green Historic District.

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    Building photo via The Standish, Matt Damon photo by Nicolas Genin via Wikipedia

    Did Matt Damon and His Family Move Into The Standish in Brooklyn Heights This Week?

    With the news this week that a Brooklyn Heights street was shutdown so Matt Damon and his family could move into The Standish, the 2018 Brownstoner story about the purchase was popular with readers looking for background.

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    Brooklyn Heights Carriage House Rental on Charming College Place Asks $16,500 a Month

    The photo-ready facade of this 19th century carriage house hides a surprisingly spacious and modern interior. Set on one of the scenic cul-de-sacs of Brooklyn Heights, 32 College Place is an atmospheric rental for anyone able to afford the pricey monthly tab.

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    Detail-Rich Colonial Revival With Porch, Mantels, Garage in PLG Asks $1.975 Million

    Filled with original details like wainscoting, stained glass and built-ins, this early 20th century house also has space to offer, both inside and out. Located in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District at 74 Lincoln Road, the detached house has outdoor space, a wraparound porch, garage and multiple bedrooms in which to spread out.

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