By: Betsy Hoffman Over the Holidays I was looking for “Brooklyn” gifts. I scoured shops, galleries and the internet for anything that SCREAMED Brooklyn. I found the Brooklyn Bridge on greeting cards, tiles, ornaments, t-shirts, bags, magnets. To no avail, the Manhattan Bridge was no where to be found. Why?! It’s only steps away from [...]
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On Friday, March 15th, the PS 29 PTA held their Annual Spring Gala and Silent Auction. With budget cuts and the cost of educating our children constantly increasing, fundraisers have been an important part in providing the children of PS 29 with a well-rounded education. As a boutique Brooklyn real estate firm we pride ourselves [...]
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Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an old neighborhood, with a history that goes back to the beginnings of Breukelin, and the area’s first Dutch settlers. The first farmers in the area were granted land patents as early as the 1640’s, for land stretching from the East River shore to the Gowanus Valley. What is now Cobble [...]
Brooklyn’s land-marked districts are known for their historic charm and their exclusivity. The prices of townhomes in Brooklyn have been on the rise not only because of their gorgeous architecture, but also because of the rarity of these homes. I came across this New York Times article (see link below) which discussed the influx of [...]
In my latest blogpost on Carroll Gardens Patch, I discuss the importance of outdoor public space in buying a home. Read the full post here. What’s your favorite public space in Brooklyn? We’d like to know! Tell us on Facebook.
371 Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens recently sold for its list price of $2,695,000, according to a Brownstoner post. Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Yes! Read why here. More links of interest: –One-three family homes in Brooklyn selling briskly: What does it mean for the buyer and the seller? –Have you received your May Brennan Buzz Newsletter? [...]
While I’m not a huge fan of the double duplex configuration in this narrow brownstone, it could be easily converted to a single family home. (I am, however, a fan of the garden level Chef’s kitchen and French doors.) Get all the details in my latest “2 Cents” column here.
This brownstone has an ideal configuration–an owner’s triplex and a garden-level rental–and it’s in move-in condition. But is it worth the $2.695 million? Get all the details here.