The actress Michelle Williams and her partner, theater director Tommy Kail, are coming to Brooklyn Heights. According to the Wall Street Journal, who first reported the news, the couple have purchased a townhouse in the neighborhood for $10.8 million.
An affordable housing lottery has opened for 75 units in an eight-story building at 310-350 Clarkson Avenue in East Flatbush.
An 1892 house on a park block in the Slope has only been sold once previously in the last 100-plus years, according to the broker’s listing. It’s a well-preserved brownstone with exposed woodwork, exceptionally ornate mantels on the parlor level, a steel deck with steps to the garden and a compact kitchen renovated earlier in a style that still works.
These houses vary widely in the presence or absence of historic details on the inside, with one, being of recent vintage, naturally having none at all.
An attractive apartment in a 1912 Finnish cooperative a block away from Sunset Park nicely balances preserved woodwork with modern improvements — and not only the electric light specified in an early listing of apartments available in South Brooklyn near the new 4th Avenue subway.
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