Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: The ‘Moonstruck’ House in Brooklyn Heights for Sale


    Brooklyn Heights ‘Moonstruck’ House With Lush Interior, Parking Asks $12.85 Million

    The 1987 film used the exterior of 19 Cranberry Street as the home of the multi-generational Castorini family, and the surrounding area figured prominently in the movie along with stars Cher, Nicholas Cage and Olympia Dukakis.

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    Photo via NYC Housing Connect

    Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 89 Units in Bed Stuy, Starting at $524 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for 89 units in a 6-story building at 645 Gates Avenue, between Throop Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bed Stuy. The building is called The Astra.

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    Photo by Reven T.C. Wurman via Avenue Sotheby’s International Realty

    Ornate Stuy Heights Limestone With Wood-Filled Interior, Working Dumbwaiter Asks $2.75 Million

    Practically bursting at the seams with details, this 1890s Stuyvesant Heights beauty is sure to appeal to lovers of Gilded Age interiors.

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    The house in December 2020. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Bed Stuy’s Landmarked Order of Tents Mansion Asks $9.75 Million in Suspicious Listing

    Someone claiming to be the owner of the Brooklyn headquarters of the United Order of Tents has posted a listing on Zillow, saying the landmarked 1863 mansion at 87 MacDonough Street in Bed Stuy is for sale — and asking $9.75 million for it.

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    Still from a 1929 Fox Movietone News story about Prospect Park. Film via collection of University of South Carolina University Libraries

    Watch Sheep Stroll Through Prospect Park in a Rare Newsreel From the 1920s

    A rare bit of film gives a glimpse of something that once greeted generations of Brooklynites: a flock of sheep taking a springtime stroll through Prospect Park.

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