Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Vehicular Impediments on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade


    Jazz Great Cecil Taylor’s Fort Greene Row House on the Market for $2.499 Million

    While this 1850s Fort Greene row house has a charming period facade it’s the 20th century history behind the house that should spark some interest. For decades 135 Fort Greene Place was the home of renowned avant-garde jazz pianist Cecil Taylor.

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    Ditmas Park Co-op With Private Terrace, Five Closets Asks $430K

    Here’s a modestly detailed one-bedroom that offers some appealing features, including outdoor space and plenty of closets. It’s on the fourth floor of a postwar building in Ditmas Park, at 1818 Newkirk Avenue.

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    A Flatbush Standalone With a Garage and Three More to See, Starting at $1.685 Million

    Our selections for open houses to see last weekend all have some period detail to offer, while two of the four have had more recent renovations. Found in Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Ditmas Park West, they range in price from $1.685 million to $3.75 million.

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    Brooklyn Nets Coach Steve Nash Scoops Up Cobble Hill Townhouse for $4.995 Million

    Former NBA player and current head coach of the Brooklyn Nets Steve Nash has settled down not far from Barclays Center. Property records show that Nash purchased a Neo-Grec brick townhouse in Cobble Hill for $4.995 million. The New York Post was the first to report the news.

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    Brooklyn Heights Promenade Gains Strategically Placed Boulders to Prevent Vehicle Access

    A Christmas tree isn’t the only new adornment for the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Strategically placed boulders have appeared at several entrances to the pedestrian walkway.

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