Real Estate

Brooklyn Heights eyesore begins major makeover

Here's a piece of promising news for Brooklyn Heights Historic District residents: Work is underway in earnest to reconstruct a pre-Civil War house that is one of the area's few eyesores. … Full Article

The $10.7 million condo and other Pierhouse tales

Ka-ching! Brooklyn Heights couple Timothy and Stephanie Ingrassia have made the priciest purchase to date of a Pierhouse condo — for $10,669,579, city Finance Department records indicate. … Full Article

New office tower, rooftop park, will rise above Macy's

Tishman Speyer CEO Rob Speyer on Wednesday unveiled the firm’s plans and timetable for the development of The Wheeler, a 10-story creative office hub to rise above Macy’s historic department store in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Highland Park and other fine sights in Cypress Hills

Do you know the way to Highland Park? And we don't mean the affluent North Shore Chicago suburb. That name is shared by a city park with a stunning reservoir and a fascinating mini-neighborhood that's part of Cypress Hills, Brooklyn. … Full Article

Jackie Robinson, Mae West and Piet Mondrian rest in peace at Cypress Hills Cemetery

Jackie Robinson. Mae West. Piet Mondrian. A War of 1812 veteran who lived until 1905.

Four VIPs from very different milieus share the same eternal resting place — Cypress Hills Cemetery.  … Full Article

Beyond the Headlines: Multifamily real-estate investor Silvershore Properties and its Brooklyn Heights holdings

Ka-ching! A residential landlord with small rental buildings in Brooklyn Heights and other Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods hit the headlines recently because it's selling roughly half of its big property portfolio. … Full Article

A fine old firehouse, and other East Flatbush sights

You folks in Brooklyn Heights probably think Remsen Street is the only Brooklyn road named after the  Dutch family that was among the early settlers of our borough. … Full Article

Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House in East Flatbush is New York state's oldest building

Put this East Flatbush home on your list of must-visit sites this spring: Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House, the oldest building in New York state. … Full Article

Jackie Robinson's East Flatbush home sold for nearly $1 million

Jackie Robinson's East Flatbush house is now a Million-Dollar Baby. Almost. The house where Robinson, who famously broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, lived in the late 1940s sold for nearly $1 million this past January. … Full Article

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