A pre-Civil War house with a remarkably well preserved exterior (a former Building of the Day) at 133 Carlton Avenue in Wallabout is being marketed as a development site for $5,200,000, along with two neighboring lots that include another small wood frame house and a convenience store. The house at 133 Carlton Avenue, once used as a church, is a wood frame Greek Revival house built in the 1840s.


These three low-rise buildings on Atlantic Avenue in Clinton Hill are being marketed as a development site for $12,000,000.  907-917 Atlantic Avenue is a 14,000-square-foot lot between St. James Place and Grand Avenue. Marcus & Millichap is marketing the site, which allows for up to 40,000 buildable square feet. Zoning is mixed commercial and residential and restricts potential building height to seven stories (75 feet). Seems like a lot of money, but Clinton Hill is getting pricey. GMAP


A 7,600-square-foot property on Broadway in the far reaches of Bushwick under the J,M,Z trains is for sale for $2,650,000. TerraCRG is marketing the property at 1787-1793 Broadway between Pilling and Granite streets, which at one point housed a one-story 99 cent store.

Potentially, a developer could construct a building as large as 22,800 square feet on the site, and the property has 15,600 square feet of air rights. Although property prices in Bushwick are heating up, we’re a little surprised to see something priced this high at the far eastern edge of the nabe.

There are plenty of empty storefronts in the area, and the elevated train is extremely loud. But the property could be much more valuable if the city upzones the area, as de Blasio promised in his affordable housing plan.

Image via LoopNet


This late Victorian Renaissance Revival limestone and brick townhouse is quite grand. For starters, it’s 27 feet wide and 7,500 square feet, according to the listing. It has a center hall stair and appears to be well preserved, with impressive tile and wood fireplaces, wainscoting, delicate plaster details in the stairwell, stained glass, and other original details.

It’s currently set up as four rentals over an owner’s duplex, though it does not appear to be an SRO. Although the most recently C of O we could find for it says it’s a four-family, not a five, the listing implies the units are occupied and, we presume, rent regulated.

The floor plan is hard to make out, but typically a center hall stair means renters have to pass through through the owner’s duplex to get to their units. “Property is in working condition but needs to be updated,” says the listing. What do you think of it and the ask of $2,999,000?

672 St. Marks Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP


The lastest new development on the market from Brookland Capital’s Boaz Gilad is a group of condos in three buildings accented with copper in Clinton Hill, as BuzzBuzzHome first reported. The homes at 260 Greene Avenue, collectively named Copper House, are priced from $899,000 for a full-floor two-bedroom, two-bath condo to $1,350,000 for a 1,580-square-foot three-bedroom duplex.

Each unit comes with private outdoor space, Carrara countertops, herringbone pattern hardwood floors and 11-foot ceilings. Click through the jump for interior shots. How do you like the way they turned out?

260 Greene Avenue Listing [Halstead]
Listings Out for Boaz Gilad’s Insta-Patina Copper House at 260 Greene in Clinton Hill [BuzzBuzzHome]
Copper Clad Condos on Greene Are Done [Brownstoner] GMAP


The landlord of the building that houses Brooklyn Heights Cinema, Tom Caruana, has begun marketing the property for sale or lease because he’s increasingly frustrated with trying to get his development plans approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, according to cinema owner Kenn Lowy. Massey Knakal is marketing the building at 70 Henry Street for $7,500,000 or for lease for $30,000 a month.

Their setup includes the most recent rendering and notes that it could accommodate a 10,000-square-foot residential build. When we last checked in on 70 Henry Street, the LPC didn’t vote and sent Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects back to the drawing board with their red-brick colored design.

However, Lowy says, Caruana hasn’t given up on his development plans or the cinema, and the movie theater is still part of those plans if the LPC approves them. The longtime cinema owner has no plans to close the theater and continues searching for a temporary space in Dumbo or Brooklyn Heights. But Caruana could ask the theater to leave permanently, depending on what happens. The marketing for the site says Lowy has a month to month lease and the property “may be delivered vacant.”

We’ve reached out to Caruana, but we haven’t heard back yet. Click through to the jump to see a message Lowy said he plans to post on the cinema door soon.


A three-unit “boutique” condo building at 246 Quincy Street in Bed Stuy launched sales last week with two triplexes and a duplex. The two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are large and range in price from $850,000 for a duplex to $895,000 for a triplex.

The units have white oak flooring, stainless steel appliances, oversized windows, washer/dryers and central air. The duplex unit has a private garden and the two triplexes have double height ceilings in the living room. What do you think of the design and pricing?

246 Quincy Street [Elliman] GMAP


Massey Knakal is marketing a senior home in Flatbush as a development site with a special tax abatement for $20,000,000, The Wall Street Journal reported. The property at 123 Linden Boulevard currently houses a four-story building, but it has air rights that allow for up to 250,000 square feet of development. Or it could be developed up to 316,000 square feet as a community building.

New York Congregational Community Services is selling the property, which has a 15-year tax abatement through the 421a program. The program encourages developers to build market-rate and affordable housing in underdeveloped neighborhoods. 421a requires that 20 percent of apartments in new developments be affordable housing, but the property will be eligible for the tax abatement even if only market-rate apartments are built.

The Colonial Revival building, a former Building of the Day, was built in 1918 and designed by the Parfitt Brothers.

Asking Price for Flatbush Site Is $20 Million [WSJ]
123 Linden Boulevard [Massey Knakal]
Building of the Day: 123 Linden Boulevard [Brownstoner]


A six-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom apartment at the Gretsch building on Broadway in Williamsburg just came on the market for a whopping $6,500,000, The Daily News reported. If it sells near ask, it will set a record. The highest price ever paid for an apartment in the borough is $5,100,000 for a Prospect Park West penthouse in 2008, according to the News.

The price puts the 3,800 square-foot apartment at $1,800 a square foot — “50 pecent higher than anything else in the building and well above the neighborhood average,” said the story. The unit is actually a combination of two three-bedroom, 2.5-bath apartments, according to the Elliman listing. One of the bedrooms has been converted to a closet, above, and two others are currently used as a library and an office. Businessman Mark Altman purchased the units in 2007 and 2010 for a total of $2,900,000, and then spent $1,000,000 combining them, according to the story.

“It’s an unparalleled unit in the hottest neighborhood on the planet,” said the broker when asked about the price. “There’s nothing else like it, in terms of size and views.” Do you think it will sell for ask?

A Luxurious Loft in Williamsburg’s Gretsch Building Has a Record $6.5 Million Price Tag [Daily News]
60 Broadway, #10CD Listing [Douglas Elliman]
Photo by Douglas Elliman via the Daily News