Brooklyn News: Brooklyn Teacher Achieves Ownership Dream

A Standalone PLG With a Garage and Three More to See, Starting at $1.85 Million

Our picks for open houses to check out last weekend were found in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and Crown Heights. They range in price from $1.85 million to $11.49 million.


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The Insider: All-Out Renovation of Brooklyn Heights Gothic Revival Fulfills Homeowner’s 50-Year Dream

This transformation of a grand brownstone was a long time coming — five decades, approximately. When it came, it was totally with a capital T. The original exterior was almost perfectly preserved, said Steve Marchetti of Manhattan-based Studio Marchetti Architecture, whose firm took on the massive project. But the interior had been broken up into 10 studio apartments sometime after World War II.

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Amy Hamberry outside her new house. Photo by Anna Bradley-Smith

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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Photo by Marc Agger

Vinegar Hill Construction Uncovers Mystery Structure

Workers recently uncovered two large and mysterious round structures at 218 Front Street in Vinegar Hill while prepping the site for construction of a new 218-unit seven-story apartment building. Brownstoner reader Marc Agger snapped some photos. Turns out the structures are remnants of 19th century coal-gas holders, also known as gasometers.

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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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