Real Estate

A little bit of decay — or in some cases, a lot — can be absolutely eye-catching. Brooklyn's got its fair share of buildings whose decrepitude is part of their charm. … Full Article

What are those things on the top of 146 S. Fourth St.?

This Williamsburg rental building, on an otherwise charming low-rise block, has appendages on top of it that look like something like giant orange ears.  … Full Article

214 Richardson St. is 'the other finger building'

Brownstoner.com mocked this Robert Scarano-designed dark-gray brick tower – which sticks up between two low-rise buildings like it's flipping the bird – with a catchy nickname, “the other finger building.”  … Full Article

What's with the convoluted front entrance at 20 Bayard St.?

There's mucho mockery of Williamsburg and Greenpoint residential projects. … Full Article

110 Beaumont St. was mocked – but it sold for $3.17 million

Money can't buy you love, as the purchasers of some Manhattan Beach homes have discovered. … Full Article

No 'obscene performances' or birth control counseling allowed at 215 Exeter St. – but building a ginormous house is okay

The Manhattan Beach Community Group and the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association opposed its construction in 2012, Brownstoner.com reported. It's being built anyway. … Full Article

1882 E. 12th St. is a 'five-story monster'

State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Midwood, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach) recently called this towering addition to a partly collapsed Homecrest bungalow a “five-story monster of a house,” Sheepshead Bites reported. … Full Article

45 Third Place is the 'Carroll Gardens Atrocity'

Brownstoner.com writers called it the Carroll Gardens Atrocity and said it was “the poster child for inconsiderate and non-contextual design in Brownstone Brooklyn.” … Full Article

370 Jay St. looks like a 'derelict'

This once-handsome downtown Brooklyn office building has been turned into an ugly duckling by the neglect of its tenant, the MTA, which started emptying out much of the building in 2001. … Full Article

This 'eyesore' at 8658 16th Ave. was a city Health Department building

If you squint at this former city Department of Health property, you can imagine it was a respectable building, useful to the neighborhood – before it was left to rot. … Full Article

85 Bay 8th St. 'should be condemned'

Back in the day, it was the nicest house on the block, the neighbors say. Boy, does that feel like a long time ago. … Full Article

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