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Mother Gaston Affordable Home Ownership Program Helps Brooklyn Teachers Achieve Dreams

Growing up in a rent-stabilized apartment in Park Slope, 44-year-old Amy Hamberry remembers seeing the waves of gentrification roll in. At school, she started to notice differences with other kids, like not being able to go on ski trips, not feeling like she was fit in. Having a Black father and a white mother just accentuated that, she said. “I was in the community, but I was always, you know, on the outside of it,” he said.

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Unit in Brooklyn Heights Mansion With Harbor Views, Marble Mantel, Central Air Asks $5,800

While not large, this apartment in one of Brooklyn Heights’ most-stored mansions is elegant, with a carved marble mantel, unusually fine original moldings, and trompe-l’oeil bookcase wallpaper. It also overlooks the East River and has extraordinary views of New York Harbor and lower Manhattan.

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Bay Ridge Row House With Wood Floors, Moldings, Deck Asks $1.35 Million

In Bay Ridge, this early 20th century row house has some fine period details and appears to be move-in ready. At 432 76th Street, it is one of a row of single-family dwellings built in 1910 by Shlikerman Realty. The angled bay front brick houses all have restrained adornment, with bands of rusticated stone and ornamental panels beneath bracketed cornices. Those details are also in evidence in the historic tax photos of the block.

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The PLG branch of Greenlight Bookstore in 2018. Photo by Craig Hubert

After Eight Years, Beloved Greenlight Bookstore Closing Prospect Lefferts Gardens Location

Greenlight Bookstore will be closing its Prospect Lefferts Gardens location on May 14, the bookstore’s owner and cofounder Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo announced in an email to customers Monday morning. She also posted a six-minute video on YouTube explaining the decision.

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A Boerum Hill Wood Frame With Central Air and Three More to See, Starting at $1.95 Million

Our picks for open houses to check out last weekend were found in Boerum Hill and Park Slope. They range in price from $1.95 million to $3.7 million.

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