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This three-bedroom, 2.5-bath duplex in Bed Stuy has a swanky renovation and a high price to match. The kitchen and baths are particularly luxurious, with a white Carrara marble backsplash in the kitchen and more marble and a patterned tile floor in the baths.

We’re not crazy about the framed, exposed brick in some of the rooms, but the 1,620-square-foot pad is certainly spacious, and there’s central A/C, laundry and a private garden too. It’s also on a very nice block of Hancock in Stuy Heights, and close to shops, although it’s a bit of a hike (about seven blocks) to the A/C at Utica. Do you think someone out there will pay $4,200 a month for it?

502 Hancock Street, #1 [Corcoran] GMAP

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If you’re looking for a three-bedroom in Bed Stuy, we think you could do a lot worse than this new-construction pad on Malcolm X Boulevard near Gates Avenue. The new kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, and an island that adds a little extra counter space.  The two bathrooms have fancy marble tile and a dark wood vanity and medicine cabinet. We’re not big fans of the building, which is a three-story Fedders special, but at least it only has one other apartment. Do you think it seems like a good deal for $2,400 a month?

135 Malcolm X Boulevard [Fillmore] GMAP

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Now that spring is almost here, the Municipal Arts Society is organizing tours of three very different Brooklyn areas —Prospect Heights/Atlantic Yards, Bushwick and Bed Stuy. First, preservationist Joe Svehlak will explore historic row houses and churches as well as new developments, like Rheingold Gardens, in Bushwick. The tour will discuss potential landmarks and Bushwick’s history as a German community known for breweries.

Then journalist Norm Oder, who’s behind the Atlantic Yards Report, will explain the politics, design, and decade-long controversy behind the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project. He’ll also touch on part of the nearby Prospect Heights Historic District and retail changes in the area.

Lastly our very own Montrose Morris columnist, Suzanne Spellen, will lead a tour of Bedford Stuyvesant with preservationist and real estate agent Morgan Munsey. Attendees will learn about the history and culture of Bed Stuy. Expect a healthy dose of architectural history and insights into buildings designed by some of Brooklyn’s finest 19th and early 20th century architects.

The tour of Bushwick will take place Sunday, March 22 at 11 am, followed by the Atlantic Yards tour at 2 pm. The Bed Stuy tour will happen on Sunday, March 28 at 2 pm. Each tour costs $20 or $15 for MAS members, and tickets can be purchased through the MAS website.

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A low-slung Bed Stuy warehouse with development potential at the corner of Gates and Bedford avenues just sold for $4,500,000, according to public records. The 7,500-square-foot property at 322 Gates Avenue is currently home to a wholesale beverage distributor.

Zoning would allow a developer to build up to 22,500 square feet on the site, according to PropertyShark. Overall, it seems like a good location for a residential building with ground floor retail. The buyer is an LLC that shares a Flatbush address with real estate firm S&C Realty. GMAP

Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark