Brooklyn | June 2021

According to New York City records, the median price for an apartment in Brooklyn in the month of June was $795,000. This price represents an 21.9% increase from last year’s median price of $651,680.  Not surprisingly, due to the pandemic, the number of sales climbed dramatically from 363 to 670, an increase of 84.5%. What does $795K get you in the borough of Brooklyn? Let’s have a look. Apartment 5-F at The ...

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A Former Clock Factory Stands the Test of Time – 420 12th Street, J-4L

We’re a fool for residential conversions.  Older buildings, many of which would never be duplicated today, bring with them the vestiges of the past.  Ansonia Court in Park Slope is one such building, offering turn-of-the century elements with today's modernity. Penthouse J-4L at 420 12th Street is an apartment that delivers at every level. The historic details hook you in immediately, imbuing warmth and comfort.  Stunning arched windows, walls of original ...

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BROOKLYN | MAY 2021

According to New York City records, the median price for an apartment in Brooklyn during the month of May was $840,000.  This price represents a 9.4% increase from last year's median price of $767,500.  So, what does $840K get you in Brooklyn at this time? Let’s take a look.  Well, we can tell you it gets you a studio in Brooklyn Heights, but that tidbit alone will only raise eyebrows.  This is ...

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A Maisonette on the Park – 35 Prospect Park West

It's not too often that we get to write about a gorgeous Maisonette apartment with Prospect Park as its front yard.  This prewar residence, located in one of Brooklyn’s most revered buildings, 35 Prospect Park West, offers the virtues of co-op living while providing a touch of privacy. We’d be remiss if we didn't place this gem in the latest edition of our “Apartments We Love” series.  And just in case ...

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A Palazzo Reclaimed – 72 Poplar Street

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque urban neighborhood than Brooklyn Heights. New York’s “first suburb” is well known for its romantic brownstones and narrow leafy streets, but the upscale neighborhood is also home to some stately buildings from the previous century that continue to impress.  One such building is 72 Poplar Street, a brick fortress which was the long-time home of the 84th Police Precinct.   Repurposed as a residential ...

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