Brooklyn. Home to baby yoga, mouse taxidermy and… you, provided you have $1.4 million lying around for this Prudential Douglas Elliman property on Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights.
The duplex features two-and-a-half beds (a custom-built loft can be used as an office or a bedroom), three baths and double-height ceilings located Read More
Brooklyn Heights is often considered America’s first suburb, home to the commercial and financial giants of its day who wanted to escape the muck of the city for a more bucolic setting. Yet the area lacks one amenity that is a quintessential part of so many suburbs today–parking!
Not so at this converted carriage house Read More
under the bridge
Those effete, entitled Brooklynites are at it again. Now they want tour buses all but banned from Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The issue, according to The Brooklyn Paper, is not the tourists themselves–never!–but the fact that the streets surrounding the waterfront have gotten clogged with tour buses, double- and triple-parked ever since the Read More
on the waterfront
Oh, those entitled Brooklyn Heightsies. They decry the thought of condos lining Brooklyn Bridge Park — thus supporting the new greensward’s ongoing maintenance — because it would block their harbor views. Yet they also do not want to pay new taxes to help fund the park, even though the proposal helped State Senator Read More
A sign near the entrance of a $1.075 million three-bedroom apartment on 96 Schermerhorn Street politely asks visitors to remove their shoes.
“Eighty percent of contaminants come into the apartment on your shoes from the street,” broker Cara Sadownick said on Sunday, in stocking feet.
The apartment, like many others in Brooklyn Heights, has been Read More
From Brownstoner: "Talk about a trophy property. 88 Remsen Street, in Brooklyn Heights, sold for $10,800,000, nosing out 140 Columbia Heights—which went for $10.75M in ’06—as the most expensive house sale ever reported in Brooklyn Heights, and one of the priciest residential properties ever to change hands in the borough."
Brownstoner’s holding a vote today on how much (not if!) Brooklyn’s housing prices will fall because of the Wall Street crisis. The votes center on the blue-chip neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights and the up-and-comers like Clinton Hill. Have your voice heard!
Flocks of 21- to 35-year-olds moved to Brooklyn in 2008, as the condo boom gave way to a renters’ market, reports The Brooklyn Eagle.
Almost half of the new renters in the first quarter of this year were between 21 to 25 years old, and 93 percent were under 35. The typical renter in Read More
THE PLACES: 1. Tea Lounge 2. Press 195 3. Perch Café 4. Ozzie’s 5. Brooklyn Public Library 6. Brooklyn Writers Space 7. 826NYC 8. Brooklyn Reading Works/ Old Stone House 9. Brooklyn Lyceum 10. Prospect Park 11. Pete’s Candy Store 12. Sunny’s 13. Pacific Standard 14. Moe’s 15. Community Bookstore 16. BookCourt 17. Heights Read More
The average price of an apartment in Brooklyn rose 8 percent during 2007 to $661,000, according to a report from the Corcoran Group released on Wednesday. Here are some more Brooklyn tidbits:
- The average price per square foot for a co-op jumped 33 percent from 2006 to 2007 to $577.
- The average Read More