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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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Source: Alexander Rabb/Flickr

The owner of the landmarked Shore Theater has been declining all proposals to rehabilitate and reactivate the building, including one by a Manhattan restaurateur to turn it into a sprawling restaurant and culinary school.

The 1301 Surf Avenue building was inherited by Jasmine Bullard following the 2013 death of her father, Horace, a Coney Island visionary who long fought to revitalize the neighborhood during its darkest days. Although the building was on the market at the time of his death, Bullard has declined to hear out would-be buyers, Brooklyn Eagle reports.

“I have clients who are ready, willing and able to write a check for the Shore today,” broker Joe Vitacco told Eye on Real Estate.

He has tried to submit purchase offers to her, but in vain: “She won’t even look at them.”

Vitacco said he has four “solid” suitors for the Shore Theater:

* A “very well known restaurateur” from Manhattan who wants to build a cooking school downstairs and a restaurant on the top two floors.

“The view from the seventh floor is magnificent,” he said, and there’s a Juliet balcony where diners would be able to watch the Brooklyn Cyclones playing baseball at MCU Park.

* A “nationally known athlete” who would turn the Shore back into a movie theater — and no, it’s not Magic Johnson (who isn’t actively involved in Magic Johnson Theatres’ operations these days, anyway).

* A billionaire with a home in Brooklyn who “thinks it’s a beautiful building and should be restored,” Vitacco said.

This interested party made an offer when Horace Bullard was alive, but it wasn’t high enough. Now, “he’s willing to come to the table with more money,” the broker said.

* A real estate developer who is involved in Coney Island.

Vitacco marketed Horace Bullard’s properties for about a decade. When the Shore was Vitacco’s listing, the asking price was $12 million.

It is estimated that it will take approximately $35 million to renovate the 115,000-square-foot, seven-story structure.

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Source: Danrich Family Homes

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Two Bedrooms and Bathrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,950
Location: 2797 Bragg Street
Description: This apartment has many claims to fame. There’s a lot of “trendy” bars in the neighborhood and it’s a “walker’s paradise.” But the true jewel here is the green plastic chair in the laundry room. It’s something to marvel at and all should be in thrall of its convenience and design.
Contact: Omar Dyer, Danrich Family Homes, (347) 785-0140

One Bedroom in Brighton Beach
Price: $1,750
Location: Ocean Parkway
Description: This apartment is located near the beach and according to the realtor it’s also near the Q train. There’s also parking available and the building has a pool. Just hope that these features aren’t one in the same.
Contact: Megan Kernan, DSA Realty, (917) 231-6289

One Bedroom in Gravesend
Price: $1,350
Location: 49 Nixon Court
Description: With the bold claim that this is the largest one bedroom in the Beach Haven Complex, it can’t be helped but to awe at the amazing effort shown by this realtor for checking each and every apartment unit in the complex. There is also 24-hour emergency service in the building, which might just mean there’s a fire-escape and if so, good job following regulations.
Contact:Ilene, DSJ Realty, (718) 266-3700

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