What it used to look like:
When I looked in today, carpenters were busy constructing what looked like a bar along the left side of the space, and a big bench type seat that ran the length of the right side of the space.
Beagle Found! Prospect Hghts, Monday night 6/17/2013. Contact HouseBroken at 718-622-0600 if you recognize this dog.
A neighbor of mine has had two people try to break into her building in the neighborhood recently. But I haven't heard of anyone else having this problem. Is she just extremely unlucky, or have other people heard about recent break-in?
Whether you are ready to think about the end of the summer or not, tickets are now (June 17, 2013) on sale for the labor day events that will be held behind the Brooklyn Museum:
This has been going since this afternoon and showing no signs of stopping at midnight. I can Shazam the music (2 Chainz) through a shut window and I'm a half block away on the other side. Does anyone know who's running these? Weird thing is when you walk down Park Place, you can't hear it and you don't see any people coming and going, so 186 is only an educated guess (you can see flashing lights coming from the back of that address if you look). Last summer was relatively quiet -- I thought they might have moved on to another venue -- but they're back again.
Wish something could be done about this, at least make it stop at a reasonable hour so people in the vicinity can actually sleep. I'm sure the partiers are having fun, but they're ensuring that no one else on the block is able to enjoy some peace in their own gardens or in the back rooms of their homes or apartments for more than half a day and way into the night.
Street closed at st Marks. Blood and crime scene paraphernalia. Who's got the scoop?
Does anyone know where I can find photos of East New York in the 1920s? Thanks
Did anyone see a man dressed as a priest and two women in serious blue nuns' habits walking around the neighborhood? I swear they tried to get into my apartment.
Think I heard what sounded like 10 or 11 gunshots a little after 11:00, followed by several police cars and an ambulance turning onto Saint Marks near Grand. Anyone know what happened?
I think the official street address is 115-123 Kingston. The sign on the door says it's now owned by 115 Kingston LLC and that the work is being done by Balfore Construction.
For a picture and other info: http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/Property/150943/115-Kingston-Ave-Brooklyn-NY-11213/
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I just posted my photographs of our 43rd Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House Tour on Flickr:
There have been changes to Flickr and I can no longer post a link to the photographs as a slide show. However, to view this set of photos as a slide show, just click on the two overlapping rectangles on the top right, above the set.
apparently not. I have in the past many times had white friends call to see houses, because some times it was hard for me to get appointments.
The study reveals that minority renters and home buyers are told about and shown fewer homes and apartments. Black renters who contact agents about recently advertised units learn about 11% fewer available units and are shown roughly 4% fewer units. Black homebuyers who contact agents about recently advertised homes learn about 17% fewer available homes and are shown about 18% fewer units.
Similarly, Asian renters who contact agents about recently advertised housing units learn about 10% fewer available units and are shown nearly 7% fewer units. In addition, Asian home buyers learn about 15% fewer available homes and are shown nearly 19% fewer units.
Hispanic renters who contact agents about recently advertised housing units learn about 12% fewer available units and are shown roughly 7% fewer units.
However, the difference in treatment for Hispanic home buyers is not statistically significant, the study finds.
Work has been going on for several months, and (from the outside) one can see that there are one or two apartments that are not being touched, while the rest are being gutted.
Presumably, the building has a few holdout rent stabilized apartments.
Here's the pitch the developer took:
BRAND NEW TO MARKET. This massive CORNER limestone building is 90’ X 20’ and is on of the single best tree lined blocks in Prospect Heights. Delivered vacant with approximately 7200 square feet on four floors plus an additonal 1800 square foot partially above grade, windowed cellar, this building offers literally all the space and possibilities of two huge townhouses. Currently configured as 8 large two bedroom apartments (two of which could be duplexes), this building could achieve approximately $6 Million in sales as a condo conversion or $250K plus in annual rental income.Alternatively, this could also make an incredible unique home (plus tremendous income!) for a new owner. This property is offered VACANT and READY FOR RENO; bring your contractor today!
Here's what each unit could look like:
Here's the obligatory street photo from a few years ago:
2010 photo from Brownstoner
June 2013 photo:
Photo: Crown Heights North Association
Believed to be abandoned for over 30 years, work has now begun on this building, 951 Prospect Place, located at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue.
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