Brooklyn has long been known for its townhouses, but usually they’re prewar brownstones. New development, on the other hand—at least the market-rate kind—tends to be multifamily, with developers cramming in as many small units as they can in send-ups of Manhattan condo towers.
But developers have started to warm to the single-family spreads (and not surprisingly, given the soaring cost of Brooklyn townhouses). Following on the heels of Carroll Gardens’ Sackett Union townhouses (six left, if you’ve got $4 million burning a hole in your pocket) and the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval of Dumbo’s first new townhouses comes word that five new townhouses are in the works for… well, we’re not quite sure whether it’s Boerum Hill or Cobble Hill, and we’d rather scratch out our eyes than call it BoCoCa(Go?), so we’ll just go with the historical term for the entire swath and call it South Brooklyn. Read More