Located on 6th Avenue in Greenwood Heights, this three-story townhouse has been overhauled with a modern aesthetic, with lots of open spaces and clean lines. And it's been outfitted for maximum energy efficiency, with passive house construction, rooftop solar panels, and an energy-recovery heating and cooling system.


Here we go again. The eternal debate. Time Warner Cable or Verizon FiOS?

Start your engines. Go!

In the Brownstoner Forum, rd684 writes, “Verizon is getting ready to install FIOS on our block in Greenwood Heights. They’re currently contacting homeowners about running cable hookups to every bldg. I’m wondering what people’s experiences of FIOS quality for internet and TV are, especially in comparison to TWC, my current provider. I’m not ready to cut the cord.”

Just for the record, the Brownstoner office recently switched to FiOS.

Photo: Verizon FiOS spaghetti 

Have answers? Need help with something? Visit the Brownstoner Forum.


This two-bedroom garden apartment at 203 18th Street in Greenwood Heights has all kinds of beautiful details in its front room — a tin ceiling, wainscoting, mantel, parquet floors and French doors.

The combined living-dining-kitchen area is 19 feet deep. The apartment has one-and-a-half baths and a washer/dryer. The two bedrooms are at the back. It also has access to a rear patio via one of the bedrooms.

It’s three and a half blocks to the Prospect Avenue R train. What do you think of it for $3,500 a month?

203 18th Street, Garden [Corcoran] GMAP
Interior photos by Corcoran, exterior photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark


This rendering for a four-story apartment building at 324 20th Street in Greenwood Heights is surprisingly traditional and restrained. The brick building will have traditional windows, a traditional dark cornice, and simple dark lintels above the windows that echo brownstone architecture.

NY YIMBY published the design yesterday, which is by Marin Architects. (The firm is also designing 247 Bedford Avenue, Apple’s future Brooklyn address, as we noted in our 10 am story today.)

Each of the first three floors will have two apartments with balconies, and a full-floor penthouse with private roof space will sit on top of the building, set back from the street. Overall, the development will have seven apartments, averaging more than 1,400 square feet each. NIMBY speculated the spacious units will be condos.

Plans were filed in July. Two 19th century wood frame houses currently sit on the property, and demolition permits were filed in September. The rest of the block is mostly 19th century buildings, including a lot of three-story wood frames. Click through to see what the back of the building will look like.

What do you think of the design?

Revealed: 324 20th Street, South Slope/Greenwood Heights [NYY] GMAP


Park Slope
31 Prospect Park West
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $3,375,000
Sunday 11:00 – 1:00

Carroll Gardens
161a Carroll Street
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens
Price: $3,200,000
Saturday 11:00 – 2:00

Clinton Hill
69 Lefferts Place
Broker: Ideal Properties
Price: $2,499,000
Sunday 2:00 – 3:30

Greenwood Heights
203 19th Street
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens
Price: $1,375,000
Sunday 12:00 – 2:00


This garden apartment in Greenwood Heights has been completely opened up and gutted, with new floors and exposed brick. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but the renovation included some charming vintage-style details such as a subway tile in the kitchen, wainscot in the living room, hefty trim and tin ceilings.

The floor plan has been flipped so the combined kitchen-dining-living (a great room) is in the windowless middle, with windowed bedrooms (there are two) at either end. The apartment is being marketed as a duplex of 2,000 square feet, but we’re dubious since the second level appears to be in a below-grade cellar. The floor plan shows two “rec rooms” on that level, so the apartment “can be used as three to four bedrooms with two full baths,” according to the listing copy.

There is also a very attractive private garden and a washer/dryer. Do you think it’s worth $5,000 a month?

166 22nd Street, #1 [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP


This interesting addition is rising on top of a townhouse at 1 Woodrow Court in Greenwood Heights, at the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street. The little two-story brick townhouse is being enlarged with a third floor and 836 more square feet, according to alteration permits. The architect of record is Eric Safyan, and his website includes more construction photos and a schematic, which we’ve included after the jump.


A seven-story apartment building is planned for the corner of 17th Street and 5th Avenue in Greenwood Heights, in the parking lot of the former Aaron’s Fine Ladies Apparel. The project at 236 17th Street will have 17 units spread across 19,993 square feet, according to a new building application filed last week. It will also include seven enclosed parking spaces.