Real Estate

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

What are Brooklyn's ugliest Buildings? Cast your vote

Which buildings are Brooklyn's Ugliest? Help us decide. Soon we won't have 153 Remsen St. to kick around anymore (to paraphrase Dick Nixon). We need other eyesores to obsess about. … Full Article

What's going on with 30 Henry St, the old Eagle digs?

The Brooklyn Eagle has a swell home high in the sky on Court Street, but sometimes we miss our old digs at 30 Henry St.
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Rehab begins for lonely little landmark, the Coignet Building

At last! It's rehab time. Gowanus' lonely little landmark, the Coignet Building, is getting the long-awaited fix-up its giant neighbor, Whole Foods, has promised. … Full Article

NY comptroller DiNapoli: Housing cost pinch worsening

ALBANY— Housing is becoming unaffordable for millions of New Yorkers amid declining incomes and increasing costs for rent and home ownership, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Monday. … Full Article

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