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1760 East 19th Street

(Source: Filmore)

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Two Family Home in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,299,000
Viewing
: September 14, 1pm  – 3:00pm
Location: 1760 East 19th Street
Description: This two family, two floors house has a semi-finished basement and a private backyard. You know space is getting tight in the city when the realtor has to put private in front of backyard, as if there are some backyards that you would have to share with random people.
Contact: Lucy Ciocia, Fillmore, (718) 998-8820

Two Bedroom Condo in Brighton Beach
Price: $439,000
Viewing
: September 14, 3pm – 4:00pm
Location: 52 Brighton 1st Place
Description: Most viewings have a two to three hour window but this condo is only being viewed for one hour. That either means that the real estate agent is saying “ain’t nobody got time for that” or the place is just really, really small.
Contact: Svetlana Borovskiy, High Class Realty, (347) 557-8712

Three Bedroom Condo in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $759,000
Viewing
: September 13 and 14, 12pm – 3:00pm
Location: 3165 Emmons Avenue
Description: With indoor parking and a jacuzzi, this condo is perfect for people who like to buy unnecessary things. The place also has a roof-top “cabana.” I assume this means that there are at least three people up there at all times whose sole responsibility is to be constantly drunk for your entertainment.
Contact: Delton Cheng, (718) 252-6060

One Family Brick Home in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $769,000
Viewing
: September 14, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2270 East 26th Street
Description:  Do you like to make your friends feel inferior to you? With the “eating-euro custom designer kitchen” and a Jacuzzi tub, you’ll find being pretentious easier than ever. There’s also a driveway and three bedrooms.
Contact: Anthony Sciortino, Brooklyn 4 U Realty Group, (347) 508-4104

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(Source: Sommerlyn Associates)

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Two Bedrooms in Brighton Beach
Price: $1,950
Location: 79 Brighton 11th Street
Description: First, this apartment doesn’t have a fee. That’s worth noting. Take it a step further. Suggest to the realtor that you pay the realtor his cut but don’t pay the rent “fee.” If he gives you a dour, unamused look — which he will — pretend to be a lawyer, spitting legalese about the ad not specifying what kind of fee. For good measure, throw the words DeBlasio and affordable housing in there.
Contact: Steven Hanna, Sommerlyn Associates, (347) 946-2105

One Bedroom in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,400
Location: Kings Highway
Description: People lived here once but they’ve since “vacated.” The pictures, as the realtor notes, reflect this recent migration of people. There’s a laundry room in the building and the place even has a lobby. No, you can’t just put your cardboard mat there.
Contact: Mark Benson, Bond New York, (646) 645-4400

One Bedroom in Midwood
Price: $1,350
Location: 1567 East 19th Street
Description: With a large closet and bedroom, this place is pretty big. The realtor accepts calls or texts. So feel free to text him anything you want at 2am. Like, the right way to take pictures.
Contact: Sam Fazilov, Zuz Realty, (646) 377-1181

Two Bedrooms in Gravesend
Price: $1,625
Location: 2775 Shore Parkway
Description: This apartment comes with all your basic stuff for realtors to lie to you and say it’s habitable. But something worth noting is a “new program” that the realtor announces. If you don’t want to pay a security deposit, you have the option to pay “a small monthly charge each month for a maximum of 60 months.” Sounds like what my bank told me about loans.
Contact: Ilene, DSJ Realty, (718) 810-2412

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Two Bedroom Co-Op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $339,000
Viewing: August 31, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 2626 Homecrest Avenue
Description: There’s a lot of closet space and the kitchen, while not huge, can hold a small table with chairs for those lonely meals.
Contact: Viktoria Dubrynskaya, (347) 251-4343

A Ranch Home With a White Picket Fence in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $309,000
Viewing: September 7, 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Location: 3800 Brown Street
Description: The realtor asks why live under the rules of a Co-Op when there are places like this on the market? This two bedroom abode is technically its own individual house but the inside is much like a Co-Op. Mainly, small and cramped. But that’s the price you pay for liberation.
Contact: Anthony Alotta, Fillmore, (718) 253-4040

Three Bedroom Condo in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $499,000
Viewing: August 30, 11 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Location: 3814 Shore Parkway
Description: All of the rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated. There’s even a few different colors on the walls. Let’s just hope that if you buy this three bedroom condo they don’t remove it all (and rip down the walls) and say, “just kidding, nothing in this country is free.” That’s what dad would do.
Contact: Evelyn Seales, NY Missions R E Brokerage,  (631) 816-6053

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Source: CitiHabitats

Source: CitiHabitats

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One Brighton Bedroom
Price: $1,550
Location: Brighton 2nd Street
Description: This apartment is one block away from the beach and has parquet floors, good lighting and a bedroom the size of a king. And, holy of holies, a dishwasher!
Contact: Diana Rodriguez, CitiHabitats, (917) 736-3203

One Bedroom With a Questionable Beach View
Price: $1,525
Location: East 17th Street and Avenue V
Description: Real estate agents tend to stretch the truth when trying to sell an apartment, but claiming there’s a beach view on East 17th Street and Avenue V is, well, purely fictional. Barring roof-top access with powerful binoculars on hand, no beach will be viewed, nor even smelled.
Contact: Aaron Hillel, Hillel Realty, (718) 417-7000

Two bedrooms and a Really Long Living Room
Price: $1,700
Location: Homecrest Avenue
Description: Fancy-shmancy “forman foyer.” Mountain Dew-chugging “extreme space.” A kitchen “for any cook.” Rooms that look… rectangular. Wow.
Contact: Chris Shiamilis, Ardor New York, (212) 588-3000

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The following is a press release from the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz:

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) is urging the Board of Standards and Appeals to reject a special permit application by a Sheepshead Bay ambulatory health care facility that would severely impact residential parking.

The applicant, Eric Palatnik, P.C., for 2464 Coney Island Avenue, wants BSA to reduce the facility’s required number of parking spaces in the building’s indoor garage. Thirty-four spaces are currently reserved but BSA can reduce that number to 17. BSA is conducting a hearing on the matter tomorrow at 10 a.m. [Ed. -- The meeting has now passed.]

Community Board 15 has already voted against the proposal.

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz says eliminating indoor parking spaces will cause parking woes for people on East 9th Street, located around the corner from the facility, in addition to other nearby streets. “East 9th Street consists of attached homes with no garages. Residents here must rely solely on street parking, which is already in short supply,” he said in a letter to BSA.

Curb cuts have been installed on East 9th Street for the health care center’s underground parking garage, limiting parking for residents even further, he said.

Exacerbating the situation is a car rental business on the first floor of the same building, Assemblyman Cymbrowitz said. The car rental business will use the underground garage spaces when necessary, meaning that patients at the health care facility will need to look for available street parking when the indoor spots are occupied.

“In order to minimize the impact on residents’ quality of life, it is essential that BSA vote against the application to reduce the required number of parking spaces for the ambulatory health facility,” he said.

137A W End Ave # 5, Brooklyn, NY 11235

(Source: Bright Horizons)

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Three Bedroom Penthouse Condo in Manhattan Beach
Price: $1,075,000
Viewing: August 17, 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: West End Avenue
Description: There are more terraces than bedrooms. Also, the elevator opens directly into the apartment so, if you’d like, think of the elevator as another room, or perhaps a mobile walk-in closet.
Contact: Katherine Pontone, Bright Horizons, (718) 615-3054

Two Family Home in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $679,000
Viewing: August 17, 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 1950 East 24th Street
Description: This house is “detached” and also has a “detached” garage. What was this house once attached to and who felt the need to remove it? Perhaps, the realtor means that the house and garage are emotionally detached and therefore cool headed. Having anthropomorphized this house enough, go check it out this Sunday.
Contact: Pepe Real Estate, (718) 475-6817

Two Floor House in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,299,000
Viewing: August 17, 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 1760 East 19th Street
Description: The basement is semi-finished and the second floor is “a 3 or 4 bedroom duplex.” What’s with the flip-flopping? Mid-term elections aren’t upon us yet so I say there’s no reason for that kind of behavior. The attic has one lone bed with windows behind it, lending it a very royal atmosphere.
Contact: Lucy Ciocia, Fillmore, (917) 746-5226

Two Bedroom Condo in Gravesend
Price: $387,000
Viewing: All weekend, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 526 Avenue Z
Description: Do you wish to own property but are too attached to living extremely close to strangers and walking up several flights of stairs? Well then you can own this thing called a condo and it’s basically buying property that doesn’t actually touch the ground. There are two bathrooms and a balcony sprawled across 1,021 square feet.
Contact: Angela Friedman, Fillmore, (917) 916-4418

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Source: Google Maps

Source: Google Maps

The corner property at Avenue U and Ocean Avenue, home to Investors Bank, has hit the market for $12 million, according to Commercial Observer.

The building, at 1926 Avenue U, is described by the outlet:

The building’s 17,280 rentable square feet, ranging from the basement and ground-level retail to two spaces on both the second and third floors, are currently occupied with the exception of one 2,200-square-foot space on the third floor, according to a marketing brochure from GFI Realty Services, which has been named the exclusive sales agent for the property.

The building appears to also have the address 1928-30 Avenue U and 2560 Ocean Avenue.

Aside from Investors Bank, which we learn pays $22,000 a month to the landlord, the building also currently has three medical tenants. The ground floor location has been a bank in one form or another since at least the 1980s.

GFI is the same group behind the $39.5 million sale of 1125 Banner Avenue, a residential property that had its share of troubles before the company’s development wing, Irongate Realty Partners, purchased it and turned it around.

Commercial Observer doesn’t share information about the owner, but property records on Property Shark appear to indicate it was purchased by 2560 Ocean Realty Corp in 1998 and has suffered through a few tax liens.

Batchelder St, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Ermagud, cat! (Source: Citi Habitats)

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Three Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $2,700
Location: Batchelder Street and Voorhies Avenue
Description: With high ceilings, many windows, a realtor that refers to himself in the third person and a balcony, this apartment is a catch. There’s also a cat in one of the pictures, hiding in a box. You wouldn’t have noticed this if I didn’t point it out and now your life is that much better for seeing the cat.
Contact: Albert, Citi Habitats, (917) 692-6628

Three Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $2,300
Location: 1205 Avenue Y
Description: This apartment has French doors, giving it an open atmosphere. There’s two bottles of wine in the fridge (amount unknown), a bottle of orange juice (full) and a half-empty water bottle. All coming together to make a great apartment.
Contact: Coldwell Banker, (718) 621-2000

One Bedroom in Gravesend
Price: $1,600
Location: Ocean Parkway
Description: Using the word “flooded” in a positive way might not be the best idea for an Evacuation Zone A neighborhood. But still the realtor tries and for that you have to give her credit. And the realtor also writes that it’s rent stabilized.
Contact: Megan Kernan, DSA Realty, (917) 231-6289

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The site of the proposed development. (Source: CPEX Retail Leasing)

Rendering of the proposed development. (Source: CPEX Retail Leasing)

An enormous commercial development slated for Coney Island Avenue in Midwood is facing opposition for its proposal to cut out 74 required parking spaces, but its backers say it’s moving forward regardless.

The construction site at 1504 Coney Island Avenue, at Avenue L, is to be the largest retail development in the neighborhood, according to boasts from its leasing team. Councilman David Greenfield is calling it a “mega development,” saying it will feature more than 160,000 square feet of space. Zoning requirements call for a minimum of 346 parking spaces, but the owner has requested permission from the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals to scale that back to 272 spaces.

The site of the proposed development. (Source: CPEX Retail Leasing)

The site of the proposed development. (Source: CPEX Retail Leasing)

That’s unacceptable, according to the pol. The intersection is already home to one of the neighborhood’s most popular markets, Pomegranate, and adding more development without sufficient parking would bring that stretch of Coney Island Avenue to a standstill.

“I frequently drive by Avenue L and Coney Island Avenue and am stuck among double and triple-parked cars. It’s really ridiculous that anyone would suggest that the lack of parking is not a problem in this neighborhood. That is why I am fighting to make sure the community gets the required amount of parking for this new mega development,” Greenfield said in a press release.

The project’s developer expects the site to be a shopping destination, with a 50,000-square-foot department store as its anchor, with 25,000 square feet of additional retail and 3,400 square feet of office space. A 56,000-square-foot section of the building will be set aside for ambulatory medical care, and another 28,000 square feet will serve as community space and home for a non-profit, the developer’s representative, attorney Howard Goldman, explained during a meeting last week of the BSA. (The BSA is empowered to grant waivers to zoning regulations if the situation meets certain conditions.)

The parking would be underground, served by an entrance on Coney Island Avenue, and the building will use a robotic system to store and retrieve vehicles. According to Goldman, the system won’t requiring any on-street queuing which would otherwise lead to congestion.

Greenfield, who is also chair of the City Council’s powerful Land Use Committee, and Community Board 12 District Manager Barry Spitzer, who is also Greenfield’s deputy chief of staff, testified against the developer’s application, saying that the parking just isn’t sufficient in the neighborhood. Greenfield spokesperson Jane Carey, who testified on behalf of the councilman, and Spitzer both focused on double parking and truck traffic caused by Pomegranate, which only has 40 parking spaces. Though that may be Pomegranate’s fault, the BSA should enforce the parking minimum at the new, unrelated development to prevent the problem from getting worse.

Their plea appears to be in vain. Goldman said they’re going forward with the stated amount of parking whether or not the Board approves it – they’ll just reduce the medical office’s square footage, which requires more parking than other uses.

“If the request is not granted by the Board, it doesn’t mean the project won’t be built. What it means is that instead of the medical office, we will have the non-profit office space,” he said before the BSA. “So, matter of fact, it’ll be the same amount of spaces but a different mix of uses.”

Goldman added that, for all the bellyaching about parking, the new project will help ease the burden created by Pomegranate.

“This is a congested intersection. And the reason it’s congested is because there’s a very popular supermarket across the street called Pomegranate,” Goldman said, noting that their analysis showed congestion was worst on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons. Pomegrenate’s parking “is really insufficient. Our garage’s excess capacity can handle some of that excess overflow from Pomegranate and the net result will be a benefit to the neighborhood, not a detriment to the neighborhood.”

The developer submitted a letter of support for the project from Pomegranate’s owners. The BSA has another hearing on the development scheduled for September 9.

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Double-decker kitchen! Hoorah! Source: Citi Habitats

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Three Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $2,700
Location: Batchelder Street
Description: With an elevated kitchen and a balcony adorned with flowers, this apartment is the best Sheepshead Bay has to offer – except proximity to the subway. The rooms all look very spacious and there is also parking available.
Contact:Albert Attias, Citi Habitats, (917) 692 6628

One Bedroom in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,425
Location:3280 Nostrand Avenue
Description: This apartment comes with all the embellishments of modern living. It’s cable ready, there’s an air-conditioning unit and the bedroom and kitchen are their own separate rooms. There’s even a doorknob on all of the doors!
Contact: Diana Abramov, DSJ Realty, (917) 804-7473

One Bedroom in Midwood
Price: $1,500
Location: Kings Highway
Description: The foyer has “extra bookshelf space.” The implication is that there is also bookshelf space somewhere else in the apartment or that there’s a bookshelf in the foyer. Either way, I like. But what I especially like is the idea of giving the grand tour to friends and nonchalantly mentioning the “extra bookshelf space in the foyer.”
Contact:Israel Barber, Zuz Realty, (917) 396-9552

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