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From the Forum: Documenting a Property Encroachment
Blog 19 hours ago
From the Forum: Documenting a Property Encroachment
Source Brownstoner

The neighbor's new fence was built over the property line and a homeowner isn't sure how best to deal with the situation. The survey shows it is...

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Daily Links: North Brooklyn Community Board Uses City Council Grant to Buy New SUV
Blog 1 day ago
Daily Links: North Brooklyn Community Board Uses City Council Grant to Buy New SUV
Source Brownstoner

In the News Banker Accused of Arranging Loans to Manafort to Gain Trump Post [NYT] Big-Box Store Could Imperil the Heart of Williamsburg [NYP]...

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Lottery Opens for 112 Units at LGBTQ Senior Housing on NYCHA Land in Fort Greene
Blog 2 days ago
Lottery Opens for 112 Units at LGBTQ Senior Housing on NYCHA Land in Fort Greene
Source Brownstoner

A lottery has opened for 112 units at an 18-story affordable building for LGBTQ seniors under construction in Fort Greene. Located at 112 St....

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Brooklyn Expats Find Green and Business-Friendly Climate Two Hours Away — in The Hudson Valley
Blog 2 days ago
Brooklyn Expats Find Green and Business-Friendly Climate Two Hours Away — in The Hudson Valley
Source Brownstoner

With rents and home prices rising in New York City, residents looking for cheaper options have found it in the Hudson Valley. In towns like...

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Daily Links: PLG Residents Plan Protest to Save Neighborhood Favorite Scoops From Eviction
Blog 4 days ago
Daily Links: PLG Residents Plan Protest to Save Neighborhood Favorite Scoops From Eviction
Source Brownstoner

In the News In Controversial Program, City to Foreclose on Brooklyn Homes [NYDN] There Are 3 Active Oil Spills on Newtown Creek [Eagle] Con Artists...

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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Grand Park Slope Manse, a Compact Prospect Heights Co-op
Blog 6 days ago
Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Grand Park Slope Manse, a Compact Prospect Heights Co-op
Source Brownstoner

The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a rental in Carroll Gardens, a grand Italianate in Brooklyn Heights and a brick...

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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 12 Units in Bushwick, Starting at $1,850 a Month
Blog 1 week ago
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 12 Units in Bushwick, Starting at $1,850 a Month
Source Brownstoner

An affordable housing lottery has opened for 12 newly constructed units in a four-story building at 783 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick. The...

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The Insider: Bright Park Slope Condo Stands Out for Covetable Kitchen and Out-of-the-Ordinary Baths
Blog 2 weeks ago
The Insider: Bright Park Slope Condo Stands Out for Covetable Kitchen and Out-of-the-Ordinary Baths
Source Brownstoner

When a developer purchased a century-old eight-family building outside the Park Slope historic district, he hired a childhood friend, architect...

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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 143 Units in East New York, Starting at $426 a Month
Blog 2 weeks ago
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 143 Units in East New York, Starting at $426 a Month
Source Brownstoner

A staggering 143 units have opened up in a new affordable housing lottery at 475-510 Vandalia Avenue, part of the Nehemiah Spring Creek project in...

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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Glamorous Estate, a Quaint Wood Frame
Blog 2 weeks ago
Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Glamorous Estate, a Quaint Wood Frame
Source Brownstoner

The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a wood frame Italianate, a Colonial Revival standalone and a Finnish co-op. Popular...

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Large One-Bedroom With Mantel, Details in Greenpoint Near India Street Ferry Asks $2,800
Blog 3 weeks ago
Large One-Bedroom With Mantel, Details in Greenpoint Near India Street Ferry Asks $2,800
Source Brownstoner

This floor-through apartment at 99 India Street in Greenpoint looks out from the mansard level above the cornice, but it's no servant's quarters....

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From the Forum: Getting Tenants to Recyle
Blog 3 weeks ago
From the Forum: Getting Tenants to Recyle
Source Brownstoner

The fines are piling up and a landlord is looking for ideas to get their tenants to obey the recycling laws. Since they don't live nearby they can...

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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 56 Units in Crown Heights, Starting at $1,168 a Month
Blog 3 weeks ago
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 56 Units in Crown Heights, Starting at $1,168 a Month
Source Brownstoner

An affordable housing lottery has opened for 56 newly constructed units in an 11-story building under construction at 409 Eastern Parkway in Crown...

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Daily Links: Community Groups Demand Gowanus Rezoning Does Not Stall Canal Cleanup
Blog 3 weeks ago
Daily Links: Community Groups Demand Gowanus Rezoning Does Not Stall Canal Cleanup
Source Brownstoner

In the News For Dumbo, a Different Kind of Condo [NYT] Gowanus Rezoning Must Not Disrupt Cleanup, Civic Watchdogs Say [BP] The Fight to Save Sunset...

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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Tiny Row House, an Elaborate Townhouse
Blog 3 weeks ago
Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Tiny Row House, an Elaborate Townhouse
Source Brownstoner

The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a Bed Stuy Italianate, a standalone in Midwood Park and a Park Slope brownstone. Bed...

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The Insider: Architect Stacks Two Condo Units to Create 4-Bedroom Duplex in Prospect Heights
Blog 1 month ago
The Insider: Architect Stacks Two Condo Units to Create 4-Bedroom Duplex in Prospect Heights
Source Brownstoner

Inside the 15-story glass building by architect Richard Meier - a strikingly modernist presence at Grand Army Plaza - Dumbo-based BLD Lab...

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Tensions Flare at Community Board Meeting Introducing the Bushwick Rezoning Plan
Blog 1 month ago
Tensions Flare at Community Board Meeting Introducing the Bushwick Rezoning Plan
Source Brownstoner

Long in the works and under much scrutiny from local residents and activist groups, the draft plan to rezone Bushwick will be released by City...

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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Flatbush Standalone, an Italianate in Bed Stuy
Blog 1 month ago
Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Flatbush Standalone, an Italianate in Bed Stuy
Source Brownstoner

The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a grand Park Slope brownstone, a modest rowhouse in Bed Stuy and a rental in Boerum Hill...

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LPC Tells Developers Behind East New York's Empire State Dairy to Come Back and Try Again
Blog 1 month ago
LPC Tells Developers Behind East New York's Empire State Dairy to Come Back and Try Again
Source Brownstoner

Plans to restore and redevelop the landmarked Empire State Dairy in East New York and put up a new building next to it, adding more than 330...

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Daily Links: DOT Is Reportedly Committed to Temporarily Destroying the Promenade for BQE
Blog 1 month ago
Daily Links: DOT Is Reportedly Committed to Temporarily Destroying the Promenade for BQE
Source Brownstoner

In the News Williamsburg Yeshiva’s Preschool Program Closed by Health Officials [NYT] Local Grocery Store Irks Brighton Beach Community [BP] DOT...

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A Walk Through a Synagogue Slated for Demo on Prospect Place in Crown Heights
Blog 1 month ago
A Walk Through a Synagogue Slated for Demo on Prospect Place in Crown Heights
Source Brownstoner

Editor's note: Lifelong Brooklyn resident and author Ellen Levitt has written four books, including "The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn," published in...

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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Petite Bed Stuy Row House, a Lavish Park Slope Brownstone
Blog 1 month ago
Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Petite Bed Stuy Row House, a Lavish Park Slope Brownstone
Source Brownstoner

The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a rental in Boerum Hill, a restored brownstone in Bed Stuy and a manse in Newburgh, N.Y....

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Plans Call for 14-Story Building to Cantilever Over Landmarked Empire State Dairy in East New York
Blog 1 month ago
Plans Call for 14-Story Building to Cantilever Over Landmarked Empire State Dairy in East New York
Source Brownstoner

A nonprofit affordable housing developer is proposing major changes to the landmarked Empire State Dairy complex in East New York. They want to...

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Clinton Hill Condo With Herringbone Floors, Elevator, Sunshine Galore Asks $1.95 Million
Blog 1 month ago
Clinton Hill Condo With Herringbone Floors, Elevator, Sunshine Galore Asks $1.95 Million
Source Brownstoner

This two-bedroom, two-bath on a prime block of Clinton Hill offers loft-style living with luxury details in a neighborhood known for its strong...

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From the Forum: Should a Landlord Let Tenants Depart Before Their Lease Ends?
Blog 1 month ago
From the Forum: Should a Landlord Let Tenants Depart Before Their Lease Ends?
Source Brownstoner

The lease is supposed to last for six more months but the tenants would like to terminate before it has expired. They are offering to pay two...

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Modern Condo in Historic Park Slope Townhouse With Penthouse Master, Outdoor Space Asks $2.350 Million
Blog 1 month ago
Modern Condo in Historic Park Slope Townhouse With Penthouse Master, Outdoor Space Asks $2.350 Million
Source Brownstoner

There's a better-than-average-seeming new condo hidden inside this circa 1890 townhouse designed by architect and builder I. D. Reynolds & Son in...

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A Neighborhood Stalwart: The Sears Store in Flatbush
Blog 1 month ago
A Neighborhood Stalwart: The Sears Store in Flatbush
Source Brownstoner

Editor's note: This story is an update of one that ran in 2015. Read the original here. It's hard to believe, but this store has been here for over...

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East New York Apartment Building That Will Be 100 Percent Affordable Has Topped Out
Blog 1 month ago
East New York Apartment Building That Will Be 100 Percent Affordable Has Topped Out
Source Brownstoner

Linwood Park Apartments, a 10-story affordable housing complex in East New York, has topped out. During a recent visit, the building, located at...

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Lottery Opens for 121 Units in Spitzer’s Waterfront 'Burg Development, Starting at $867 a Month
Blog 1 month ago
Lottery Opens for 121 Units in Spitzer’s Waterfront 'Burg Development, Starting at $867 a Month
Source Brownstoner

An affordable housing lottery has opened for 121 newly constructed units in a 22-story building at 420 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, part of Eliot...

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Wisdom for First-Time Renters, Movers and Buyers: Protect Your Stuff Once and For Always
Blog 1 month ago
Wisdom for First-Time Renters, Movers and Buyers: Protect Your Stuff Once and For Always
Source Brownstoner

Whether you're renting for the first time, moving or buying, you need to protect your stuff. Here's how: 1. First-time renters First-time renters...

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