Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Retail in Fort Greene, a Crumbling Mansion for Sale


    Grand But Crumbling Ditmas Park Mansion Hits the Market Again at $1.5 Million

    Its columned facade was once a graceful sibling to the manse next door, but for decades the Colonial Revival on Ocean Avenue has been losing its luster. On the market in 2017 for $2.85 million, 1000 Ocean Avenue is back but with a new price of $1.5 million.

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    Instagram-Popular Brooklyn Heights Row House With Harbor View, Wine Cellar Wants $18 Million

    Chances are if you have drooled over beautiful pictures of Brooklyn Heights architecture on Instagram, you have spotted this 19th century row house. With its bright facade and always perfectly planted window boxes, it and its neighbors on Columbia Street pop up frequently. It’s appeared on Brownstoner’s own Instagram channel more than once. It also boasts an equally enticing rear facade facing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with views of the waterfront and the Manhattan skyline.

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    A Quirky Yet Sleek ‘Tiny House’ and Three Others to See, Starting at $1.595 Million

    Open houses highlighted last weekend included some multi-families with potential and a quirky yet sleek and modern “tiny house” in Red Hook with impressive outdoor space.

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    Rare Affordable Clinton Hill Co-op With Prewar Details, in-Unit Laundry Asks $575K

    This two-bedroom apartment is only for those who meet the income restrictions, but for those who do it offers a nice amount of space along with prewar details and a location in the Clinton Hill Historic District.

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    Homes Goods Store Clic Set to Open in Former Bird Location in Fort Greene

    As one store closes, another one takes its place. Taking over the iconic storefront at 85 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene is Clic, a home decor and book store. The space was famously occupied by Bird, the influential boutique that closed all their remaining stores in January (the Fort Greene space closed earlier this year due to the pandemic).

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