A vacant lot protected by roll-down gates at 1425 Fulton in Bed Stuy is up for sale and could become a 33-unit apartment building with stores on the ground floor.

The seller, who’s offering it through GFI Realty Services Inc., is looking to get a whopping $6,000,000 for the site, located between Marcy and Tompkins. Ambitious, perhaps, though the broker touts development rights allowing for a 22,365 square foot mixed-use building.

That works out to $268 per buildable square foot.


A local developer plans to raise an eight-story mixed-use building at the corner of Fulton and Franklin Streets in Bed Stuy.

Plans filed with the city last week for 1134 Fulton Street call for 117 rental units that will sit atop ground-floor retail and, strangely, parking for 75 cars on the second story. The building, to be designed by architect Karl Fischer, will also hold a gym, a third-floor terrace, bicycle storage and a laundry room.


This three-bedroom duplex in Bed Stuy retains an original feel with decorative marble mantels and original moldings. Modern kitchen appliances and a high end stacked washer/dryer complement the apartment’s original character. There is also an updated bathroom.

It occupies the top two floors of a brownstone and is close to Stuy Heights shops. Do you think it’s a good deal, for $3,300 a month?

359 Decatur Street, #2 [Douglas Elliman] GMAP
Photo above by Douglas Elliman; photo below by Property Shark

Brooklyn, one building at a time.

Name: Originally Association for Improving the Conditions of the Poor, now Ebenezer Gospel Tabernacle
Address: 470 Throop Avenue
Cross Streets: Gates Avenue and Quincy Street
Neighborhood: Bedford Stuyvesant
Year Built: 1891
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Architect: Probably Parfitt Brothers
Other Buildings by Architect: St. Augustine RC Church, Grace Methodist Church in Park Slope. Berkeley, Grosvenor and Montague Apartment buildings in Brooklyn Heights, Truslow mansion, Crown Heights North, as well as row houses, flats buildings, fire houses and commercial buildings throughout Brooklyn
Landmarked: No

The story: The Association for Improving the Conditions of the Poor (AICP) was founded in New York City in 1843 as a charitable organization aimed at helping those the Victorians called the “deserving poor.”

They established outreach centers that could further their goals, which included housing reform, and distribution centers for clothing, dry goods, medical supplies and coal. They also aided in burial expenses and sometimes rent.

Here in Brooklyn, a separate branch was founded by Seth Low and other rich and influential Brooklynites. They commissioned a two-story building on Livingston Street that would act as headquarters as well as a distribution and help center. It was located where 110 Livingston is today. The architects for that project were the Parfitt Brothers.


It doesn’t get much grander than this Italianate at 166 Lefferts Place in Bed Stuy. The main attractions here are the elaborately detailed Italianate marble mantels — there are six.

The house also has its original front doors, shutters, inlaid floors, two pier mirrors, and many other original details. Click through for more photos and to see the well-preserved exterior.

It’s set up as two floor-through apartments over an owener’s duplex but the floor plan looks intact and easy to convert to a triplex or one-family. It appears to have been recently updated, with high-end appliances and granite counters in the owner’s kitchen.

An open house is scheduled for this Sunday, the 19th. What do you think of it and the ask of $2,100,000?

166 Lefferts Place Listing [Halstead] GMAP
Photos by Halstead


Another revamped retail space in a landmarked building in Stuy Heights is ready for a tenant. The second retail space at 616 Halsey Street, in the rear of the building at the corner of Malcolm X, had been closed up for decades.

Developer Weissman Equities opened it up again and renovated the interior and exterior, with Landmarks approval. The liquor store on the corner is staying, and the vintage-style exterior lights outside the apartment entrance are new.