A pair of crumbling 1850s wood-frame houses has come back from the brink and been beautifully restored.
Artist and native Brooklynite Katie Merz recently covered a crumbling but landmarked property in Clinton Hill with one of her signature black and white hieroglyphic murals.
A historic Clinton Avenue house that has been in the same family for generations is on the market as a "prime development" site.
The storied Bed Stuy theater is gone, and its new owner plans a mixed-use building with apartments.
A piece of a Prospect Heights building fell and caused some damage this morning.
One of Clinton Hill’s most notable eyesores — a landmarked but completely messed up prominent corner property at 109 Gates Avenue — has sold and will be fixed up soon.
Interior spaces are often a reflection of our interior lives. But with Houseworld — a mind-bending immersive theater experience in Greenpoint — creator Andrew Hoepfner and his crew of collaborators take that idea to a whole new level.
After years of slow disintegration, the dilapidated Greek Revival domicile at 100 Clark Street is getting renewed scrutiny from the Department of Buildings, the Brooklyn Eagle reported. The DOB’s Emergency Response Team called out the building’s “partial open roof,” “cracked” and “bulging” facade, and unsafe sidewalk shed, among other complaints in violations last month.
The comments on 100 Clark’s facade are particularly troubling as they could signal a structure on the verge of collapse.
The building is notorious for being the most broken-down home in one of Brooklyn’s priciest neighborhoods. Its saga of decrepitude commenced more than ten years ago in 2004, when a 10-foot-by-10-foot portion of the facade fell onto the street, leading the Department of Buildings to vacate 14 families from the structure. But that was just the beginning.
It looks like notable real estate character James McGown — known for closing Brooklyn’s oldest bar and filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy at least six times since 2009, among other things — is losing a building at 555 Union Street, just a stone’s throw from the Ample Hills Creamery and Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. A tipster wrote-in:
“I know that George and Jim McGown (McGowan, McGowen) always drum up good conversations on the real estate blogs, most recently with their privately held auction on March 27, 2015 that seemed to be selling over a dozen prime properties but nothing actually sold.
There is currently a Sheriff’s Sale being held on July 8, 2015 at 1030am in the Kings County Sheriff’s Office, Brooklyn, New York on the property located at 555 Union Street.
This sale was previously advertised in the Daily News however McGown filed an Order to Show Cause which was inevitably lost. Since then the sale has been rescheduled.
Whats good about the Sheriff Sale as opposed to the privately held auction is that the winning bid will (more than likely) be more than the current debt and therefore the successful bidder should own the property free and clear.”
The two landmarked and formerly crumbling twin houses at 578 and 580 Carlton Avenue in Prospect Heights have come a long way since we last checked in February. The house on the left, No. 580, now has a fully rebuilt cornice. Meanwhile, No. 578, on the right, is being wrapped in insulation prior to getting a new facade.