Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Kushner Companies Out, Domino Park to Open

Photos by Lori Berkowitz and Barbara Eldredge


    Kushner Companies Pulls Out of Two of Brooklyn’s Biggest Development Sites

    Kushner Companies has sold off its stakes in two of its biggest Brooklyn properties, apparently in a move to raise cash for its embattled business.

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    The Insider: Modern Duplex Arises From Gut Reno of Structural Nightmare in Carroll Gardens

    The owners of this century-old corner brick townhouse, a couple in their 30s, had been living in a series of dark, claustrophobic spaces where the masonry structure was badly sagging. It cried out for a sweeping gut renovation.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Williamsburg’s Waterfront Domino Park Is Set to Open This Weekend

    Just a few more days and Brooklynites will finally be able to access more waterfront green space in Williamsburg. Domino Park, stretching from South 5th to Grand Street, is scheduled to open to the public on June 10.

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    The Insider: Architect Reconfigures Art-Filled Park Slope Townhouse With Fresh, Unfussy Style

    After a decade of living in a lower duplex with two rental units above, these homeowners decided it was time to take over more of their townhouse. So they called on architect Alexandra Barker of Gowanus-based Barker Freeman Design Office to create a triplex for their family of four, plus a garden rental.

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    Top-Floor Park Slope Three-Bedroom With Office, Seven Closets, Working Fireplace Asks $1.1 Million

    In Park Slope, this three-bedroom co-op needs some work but is rich with original details and decently sized. The unit has lovely woodwork and some delightful built-ins not to mention a wood-burning fireplace. While outside the historic district, the home at 361 4th Street is on a quaint, brownstone-lined block.

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