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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 10 Units in Ocean Hill, Starting at $783 a Month
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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 10 Units in Ocean Hill, Starting at $783 a Month
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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 10 units in a four-story building at 2178 Bergen Street in Ocean Hill. Of the affordable apartments,...

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Daily Links: Residents Say 115-Year-Old Union Street Overpass Is Unsafe for Children to Cross
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Daily Links: Residents Say 115-Year-Old Union Street Overpass Is Unsafe for Children to Cross
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In the News Two Napoleons at the Brooklyn Museum, One in Timberlands [NYT] Comptroller Scott Stringer Floats Tenant Bill of Rights Proposal [NYDN]...

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Residents, LPC Tell Team Behind Greenpoint Proposal to ‘Go Back to the Drawing Board’
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Residents, LPC Tell Team Behind Greenpoint Proposal to ‘Go Back to the Drawing Board’
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Despite an energetic effort, the architects behind a proposal to build a six-story apartment building in the Greenpoint Historic District faced a...

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LPC Unanimously Approves 'Animated, Alive' Design for Empty Lot in Fulton Ferry District
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LPC Unanimously Approves 'Animated, Alive' Design for Empty Lot in Fulton Ferry District
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A revamped proposal for a one-story brick commercial building on a long-empty lot in the Fulton Ferry Historic District received unanimous,...

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Mayor Backs Developer Over Botanic Garden Shadowing Development in Crown Heights
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Mayor Backs Developer Over Botanic Garden Shadowing Development in Crown Heights
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In the News Development Will Bring Neighboring Vinegar Hill Sites to Life [Eagle] Mayor Supports Development Poised to Devastate Botanic Garden [BP...

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Daily Links: While Tenants Cheer, Real Estate Industry Sues State Over Broker Fee Ban
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Daily Links: While Tenants Cheer, Real Estate Industry Sues State Over Broker Fee Ban
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In the News The People vs. Big Development in Brooklyn and Beyond [NYT] Brokers’ Fees Ban: Renters Are Jubilant, But Agents Are Reeling [NYT] MTA...

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Public Scoping Meeting for East New York Affordable Mega-Development Set for March 3
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Public Scoping Meeting for East New York Affordable Mega-Development Set for March 3
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A draft scope of work is currently in the hands of the Department of City Planning for a 2.4-million-square-foot development that will surround a...

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Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Broker Fees Nixed on Rentals, Property Tax Proposal
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Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Broker Fees Nixed on Rentals, Property Tax Proposal
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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 75 units in an eight-story building at 310-350 Clarkson Avenue in East Flatbush. As the city quietly...

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Overnight, Rental Listings Nix Broker Fees, Hike Rents to Comply With New Law
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Overnight, Rental Listings Nix Broker Fees, Hike Rents to Comply With New Law
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When New York State ruled late Tuesday that charging broker fees to renters is now illegal, some in the industry immediately predicted some...

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Daily Links: Renters Will No Longer Pay Broker Fees, New York Rules
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Daily Links: Renters Will No Longer Pay Broker Fees, New York Rules
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In the News Surprise for New York Renters: No More Broker Fees [NYT] Cannabis Marketing Company Fyllo Moves to Dumbo [NYP] Gowanus to City: Fix...

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Daily Links: Red Hook, Prospect Heights Residents Lead in Complaints About Inadequate Bus Service
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Daily Links: Red Hook, Prospect Heights Residents Lead in Complaints About Inadequate Bus Service
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In the News A Rush to Make Synagogues Safe in Brooklyn and Beyond [NYT] Brighton Beach Manhole Explosion Causes Power Outage [BP] Developers...

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Daily Links: Brooklyn Heights Residents Thankful Promenade Won’t Be Removed for BQE Repairs
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Daily Links: Brooklyn Heights Residents Thankful Promenade Won’t Be Removed for BQE Repairs
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In the News How a Health Aide Won a $283-a-Month Bay Ridge Apartment [NYT] Council Speaker Urges Albany to Put $2 Billion in NYCHA Housing [NYDN]...

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From the Forum: Is That a Legal Garden Apartment Rental?
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From the Forum: Is That a Legal Garden Apartment Rental?
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Potential homeowners have an offer in on a two-family home but are concerned that the basement apartment may not be legal living space. In addition...

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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 54 Units in Williamsburg, Starting at $2,116 a Month
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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 54 Units in Williamsburg, Starting at $2,116 a Month
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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 54 units in a 23-story building at 251-273 South 5th Street in Williamsburg, located behind the...

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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 75 Units in East Flatbush, Starting at $1,721 a Month
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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 75 Units in East Flatbush, Starting at $1,721 a Month
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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 75 units in an eight-story building at 310-350 Clarkson Avenue in East Flatbush. Of the affordable...

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From the Forum: Putting Up a Construction Fence on a Neighboring Property
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From the Forum: Putting Up a Construction Fence on a Neighboring Property
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Homeowners have noticed that a neighbor has applied for a permit that would include installing a construction fence in the backyard. There's...

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HDC's 'Six to Celebrate' Highlights Proposed Historic Districts in East Flatbush and Center Slope
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HDC's 'Six to Celebrate' Highlights Proposed Historic Districts in East Flatbush and Center Slope
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The architectural character of two Brooklyn neighborhoods is getting attention, thanks to the Historic Districts Council. This year the...

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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Condo in Cobble Hill, a Standalone in Kensington
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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Condo in Cobble Hill, a Standalone in Kensington
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The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a Park Slope brownstone with some modern updates, an Art Deco co-op in Flatbush and a...

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Take a Look Inside Warby Parker’s Latest Store, Opening January 25 in Park Slope
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Take a Look Inside Warby Parker’s Latest Store, Opening January 25 in Park Slope
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Warby Parker, purveyors of bookish and fashionable eyewear, will open their new Park Slope location on Saturday, January 25. Located at 208...

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Work Starts on Long-Delayed One-Story Shops on Long-Empty Lot in Dumbo's Fulton Ferry District
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Work Starts on Long-Delayed One-Story Shops on Long-Empty Lot in Dumbo's Fulton Ferry District
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Work on a long-delayed small glassy commercial structure on a long-empty lot in the Fulton Ferry Historic District is finally under way. A recent...

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The Fougera: The Lost Apartment Building of Brooklyn Heights
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The Fougera: The Lost Apartment Building of Brooklyn Heights
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When digging into the history of 20th century buildings in Brooklyn, inevitably intriguing tales of earlier structures are uncovered. Such was the...

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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 91 Units in Midwood, Starting at $2,346 a Month
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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 91 Units in Midwood, Starting at $2,346 a Month
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An affordable housing lottery has opened for a whopping 91 units in an eight-story building at 1277 East 14th Street in Midwood. Of the affordable...

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Bjarke Ingels-Designed ‘Burg Project Gets Mixed Reviews at Packed Meeting
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Bjarke Ingels-Designed ‘Burg Project Gets Mixed Reviews at Packed Meeting
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Residents packed into the Swinging Sixties Senior Center to hear about Two Trees's plan to build two massive towers at the Williamsburg waterfront....

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An Inventive Architect Designs A Bank With Industrial Grit in Williamsburg
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An Inventive Architect Designs A Bank With Industrial Grit in Williamsburg
Source Brownstoner

Editor's note: This story is an update of one that ran in 2014. Read the original here. Although many of Brooklyn's historic bank buildings are...

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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Classic Brownstone, a Row House With Parking
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Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Classic Brownstone, a Row House With Parking
Source Brownstoner

The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a standalone in Kensington, a modern house in Fort Greene and a condo in Cobble Hill....

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City Reveals Sweeping Plan to Make Bed Stuy More Affordable With Bed-Stuy Housing Initiative
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City Reveals Sweeping Plan to Make Bed Stuy More Affordable With Bed-Stuy Housing Initiative
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Last night the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development revealed a draft proposal for its Bed-Stuy Housing Initiative, the result of...

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Ornamenting Brooklyn: The Fashion of Terra-Cotta
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Ornamenting Brooklyn: The Fashion of Terra-Cotta
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Editor's note: This story is an update of one that ran in 2010. Read the original Part 1 here and Part 2 here. As most people know, terra-cotta...

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The Insider: Architects Realize the Potential of a Parlor Floor With Extension in Fort Greene
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The Insider: Architects Realize the Potential of a Parlor Floor With Extension in Fort Greene
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Got a project to propose for The Insider? Please contact Cara Greenberg at caramia447 [at] gmail [dot] com. The configuration of this brownstone's...

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Salvation Army Sells Francis Kimball's Clinton Hill Gem to Developers for $28.5 Million
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Salvation Army Sells Francis Kimball's Clinton Hill Gem to Developers for $28.5 Million
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A long-rumored sale of an obscure but striking Clinton Hill building by a celebrated 19th century architect has gone through. While DOB records...

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McNally Jackson Bookstore Poised to Open in Downtown Brooklyn
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McNally Jackson Bookstore Poised to Open in Downtown Brooklyn
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McNally Jackson's second Brooklyn outpost is prepping to open soon in Downtown Brooklyn. The bookstore's owner, Sarah McNally, confirmed in an...

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