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Today’s House of the Day at 210 Bergen Street was featured on this year’s Boerum Hill House Tour. The single-family brownstone (which the listing describes as being four stories while we count only three) was recently gut-renovated and, unlike many similar efforts that turn us off, this one turned out very nicely in our opinion. Do you agree? How about that asking price of $2,095,000?
210 Bergen Street [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark


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This attractive two-bedroom at 115 Willow Street was just reduced from $675,000 to $635,000. It’s in a very nice prewar building and has plenty of prewar details. Since the price isn’t particularly high for the Brooklyn Heights location, we’re assuming that the small kitchen and/or the lack of a second bathroom must be holding it back.
115 Willow Street, #6D [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP P*Shark


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Get a load of this $18,000-a-month rental listing at 2 Pierrepont Place in Brooklyn Heights! The entry way is stunning, but it’s like the apartment itself just couldn’t keep up. It’s not that we dislike the look of the apartment itself, but much of it is surprisingly bland and postwar looking given the building that it’s in. (This apartment is located in a former Building of the Day, and is labeled one of the most elegant pair of brownstone mansions remaining in NY by the AIA Guide.) Then again, we are talking about seven bedrooms and harbor views, which don’t come cheap. Think they’ve got a shot at renting it for this price?
2 Pierrepont Place [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark


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Lettuce Sandwich, Anyone?
We’ve been meaning to get over to Saltie in Williamsburg, where unusual sandwiches are getting rave reviews. But could the Romaine Dinghy, a sandwich made mostly of lettuce, be as good as Grub Street says it is? “The bread is fairly oozing with gobs of good mayo. The romaine is crisp and dressed to order with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon, and anchovy, and then piled high as if it were a portion of Katz’s pastrami. Some radish slivers and chives give it a little bite. In short, it’s a BLT without the B or the T, but damn if the dinghy thingy didn’t win us over.” Photo by Grub Street.

This Week’s Openings
Cafe Collete is now open in the old Silent H space in Williamsburg, says EaterBombay Garden is now open in Greenpoint, and New York Shitty has photos of the food and the rather amazing plaques used in the decor… Gyro King is opening “right next to the Chase bank on Newkirk Plaza,” says Ditmas Park Blog… And Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Star, which was severely damaged by a fire, is on the road to reopening, Eater reports.

Ted & Honey Preps for Liquor License
We mentioned last week that the folks at Ted & Honey were thinking about applying for a liquor license. Now, the owners are telling Grub Street that they’ll have their liquor license by July and will be serving “Sixpoint and beer flights, white sangria, [and] beer cocktails.”

After the jump: Will Shake Shack come to Brooklyn? Plus, the early word on Seersucker, Saturday brunch at Buttermilk Channel, crepes in Dumbo, and a musical supermarket…

bike-lane-thumb-0610.jpgThe Brooklyn Paper is chock full of stories about bike lane conflict today. First up is more drama surrounding the new lanes on Prospect Park West. As you may recall, DOT’s decision to axe one lane of car traffic to make way for a two-way bike lane was done despite opposition by Marty Markowitz and many others in the driver camp. Now, it turns out, some pedestrians who are used to only having to look one way before crossing are up in arms. Meanwhile, down in Bay Ridge, Community Board 10 voted earlier this week against two new proposed bike lanes. “The city is bent on taking away driving lanes for cars,” said Allen Bortnick, a member of Community Board 10. “We are not going to be able to live with this comfortably.”

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Curbed got a look inside Enrique Norten’s 580 Carroll yesterday, and came out with plenty of images to boot. They snapped a picture of the ever-elusive front yard, some model units and some nice views. According to Curbed, five units are currently in contract, and the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy should be arriving this month, allowing buyers to start closing. The prices are in the mid-$600s for 900-square-foot two-bedrooms, up to $1 million for a pair of ground-floor duplexes with private outdoor spaces, and $1.2 million for the top-floor unit. Gazillions of photos on the link.
Exploring the Green Grass and Shiny Glass of 580 Carroll [Curbed]
Man on Street: 580 Carroll [Brownstoner]

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We’re a bit behind reporting this, but the 14-unit development at 225 Pacific has sold out. A broker tells us the sales process only took five months start-to-finish, which would put the sell-out date back in March. Eleven out of the 14 units have currently closed, and price concessions were minimal. (One bedrooms were priced at $599,000 with a top-floor three-bedroom with outdoor space at $1,500,000.) The development is now planning its second phase, which is the space with frontage on Pacific, Boerum, and Atlantic. The broker explains it will be a mixture of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom condos.
Checking In On 225 Pacific Street [Brownstoner]

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The Daily News ran this rendering of the new Water Slide Beach that’s slated to open in Coney Island on July 4th weekend and stay up and running through Labor Day. “It’s a giant inflatable water slide,” said Anthony Gach of Party Magic USA, the concessionaire. “You’ve never seen anything like it. It’s really a treat.” Dunno, looks pretty low-budge to us.



Coney Island Keeps the New Attractions Coming [NY Daily News]