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2711 Avenue X             #1D

(Source: Abacus Properties)

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One Bedroom in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $130,000
Viewing: November 23, by appointment only
Location: 2711 Avenue X
Description: Are you looking for a dream home that you can build all your wants and desires in? Well, too bad. You’ll have to settle with a co-op. So why not this one? At least it has some natural light.
Contact: Jeff Surowska, Abacus Properties, (718) 284-4400

One Bedroom Co-op in Gravesend
Price: $295,000
Viewing: All weekend, 12pm – 2:00pm
Location: 526 Avenue Z
Description: You’re not just near a beach in this apartment, you’re near “historical Coney Island.” The hardwood floors aren’t just new, they’re glistening like those body-builders after being rubbed down with butter or whatever.
Contact: Angela Friedman, Fillmore Realty, (917) 916-4418

Two Bedroom Condo in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $619,000
Viewing: All weekend, 12pm – 2:00pm
Location: 2511 Ocean Avenue
Description: This building is so fancy that the indoor parking is heated (nice touch in this weather) and the building itself even has a name: Casa Bianco Condo. The place also has “Eastern exposure,” which either means great views of the sunrise or nasty looks everyday.
Contact: Loretta Nastasi-Rivera, Fillmore Realty, (718) 259-1600

Three Bedroom Condo in Brighton Beach
Price: $695,000
Viewing: November 9, 2pm – 4:00pm
Location: 2801 East 11th Street
Description: Here you only get the best in this “super condition” abode. Top of the line appliances, parquet floors, parking and an elevator. I say you buy the place and then strip it all and sell the goods.
Contact: Albert Wilk, Wilk Real Estate, (347) 377-0906

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3205 Emmons Avenue (Source: Kings & Queens Apartments)

3205 Emmons Avenue (Source: Kings & Queens Apartments)

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Three Bedrooms on Emmons Avenue
Price: $2,395
Location: 3205 Emmons Avenue
Description: “Located in the heart of Sheepshead Bay,” if the heart was where the public transit is a pain and shopping/dining is non-existent. But still, it’s by the water, appears to be pretty spacious and has a balcony and on-site parking.
Contact: Kings & Queens Apartments, (718) 575-4700, info@kingsqueensapts.com.

Studio on East 12th Street
Price: $1,225
Location: East 12th Street
Description: Under features and amenities, the only thing listed is “elevator.” Don’t try to sell us too hard, or anything.
Contact: Albert Attias, CitiHabitas, (917) 692-6628.

New to Market One Bedroom
Price: $1,550
Location: East 13th Street
Description: One bedroom. One bathroom. No one has ever lived there before, and there are laundry machines. Badabing.
Contact: Aaron Hillel, (718) 417-7000

(Source: Coldwell Banker)

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One Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $359,000
Viewing: November 9, 2pm – 4:00pm
Location: 1652 Emmons Avenue
Description: This apartment faces the water on Emmons Avenue but the realtor seems to have confused this place for a “picturesque view.” He also seems to think there is “fresh air” somewhere in that area, but I’ve yet to find such a thing. The building has a name. It’s Viking.
Contact: Joann Rosatti, Coldwell Banker, (212) 517-9100 ext. 354

Two Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $239,000
Viewing: November 9, 2pm – 4:00pm
Location: 2650 East 13th Street
Description: The co-op is located in a building where all of the apartments are owned so you don’t have to deal with pesky tenants. The bedrooms are large and there is also a foyer. While the foyer may not be as useful as the bedrooms, it’s fun to say foyer.
Contact: Mohamed Mahmoud, Citi Star Realty, (917) 771-7064

One Bedroom Co-op in Brighton Beach
Price: $225,000
Viewing: November 9, 12pm – 2:00pm
Location: 3130 Brighton 6th Street
Description: This completely renovated mini-abode has a window in the bathroom, a real blessing. There’s also a sublease after two years.
Contact: Svetlana Borovskiy, High Class Realty, (347) 557-8712

One Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $235,000
Viewing: November 9, appointment only
Location: 3311 Shore Parkway
Description: This week seems to be Co-op heavy so in honor of that, here’s one more Co-op. But what makes this place stand out is a purple carpet.  There is also parking in the building but there’s a waiting list to get a spot.
Contact: Aleksandra Sankovich, Bond, (212) 792-9253

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loehmannsThe owner of Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza, who is currently trying to expand the Emmons Avenue property to overcome what he says are financial hardships created by Superstorm Sandy, just doled out $16.5 million for a struggling mall in Milwaukee.

Alex Levin, the owner of Loehmann’s at 2027 Emmons Avenue, was identified last week as the top bidder on Shops of Grand Avenue, a 298,109-square-foot mall in the city’s downtown area  - shutting out a local nonprofit that hoped to turn it into a community space for higher educational institutions to collaborate and offer programming.

The mall had gone to auction following a foreclosure, as its previous owner struggled, like many malls, to retain national retail tenants. Levin confirmed to the Milwaukee Business Journal that he was the top bidder, using an anonymous LLC called Grand Avenue Mall LLC, which shares its address with Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza.

“We do want to bring new life to this mall,” he told the outlet, but declined to elaborate.

Levin made the steal after a bidding war in the auction’s final moments, climbing by $100,000 increments from $15 million to a final total of $16.5 million.

The group that had hoped to revitalize the mall for community purposes, WAM DC LCC, had won approval from the city’s economic development corporation to receive up to $20 million in city-backed bonding before it was out-bid. The idea for a collaborative space, spurred on by a similar successful project in Phoenix, was regarded as a key component to the downtown area’s renewal efforts. WAM’s proposal was called the “most vocal hometown interest in the property” by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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Featured: This new Manhattan Beach apartment is available now. See below.

FEATURED: Three bedrooms with a balcony in Manhattan Beach
Price: $2,700, negotiable
Location: West End Avenue
Description: This three bedroom, two bathroom apartment has a balcony with great ocean views overlooking Manhattan Beach. Three+1 closets, dining room and large living room. Grand master bedroom with separate bathroom. Newly renovated. Available immediately.
Contact: Michael Gershfeld, Bond New York Properties, (917)559-1487, Mgershfeld@bondnewyork.com.

 

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Featured: This ultra-modern commercial space is now available. See below.

FEATURED: Designer Office Space for Rent
Price: $2,500
Location: 2467 Ocean Avenue
Description: This office space can be used for a variety of different purposes, including medical/dental, marketing firms, accounting firms or even a tanning salon. It comes with a reception/waiting room, three multi-purpose rooms, one kitchen, one bathroom and an office. Windows and sinks are available in every room. Located in the newly constructed Wellbeing Medical Center (Suite C). No fees!
Contact: Owner, Boris Kerzhner, (347) 721-5348,  Boris.Kerzhner@yahoo.com.

 

One Bedroom in Gravesend
Price: $1,425
Location: East 3rd Street
Description: This apartment is a pretty basic place with a not so basic price. The rooms seem to get a moderately healthy amount of sunlight. But who’s really concerned with that as the dark, winter months approach?
Contact: William Oliphant, Hillel Realty Group, (347) 314-0138

Two Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,750
Location: Homecrest Avenue
Description: The appliances are being replaced. Floors are being re-sealed. Moves are being made for this “great big place, and little price.”
Contact:Chris Shiamili, Ardor Real Estate, (212) 588-3000

Three Bedrooms in Midwood
Price: $3,500
Location: 1535 East 14th Street between Avenue O and Avenue P
Description: Due to how “gorgeous” and “brand new” this place is, it’s rarely available.  I’m not sure if the realtor is describing an apartment or a potential date.
Contact: Morgan Rose Realty, (212) 213-0013

Two Bedrooms and a Fitness Room in Brighton Beach
Price: $2,651
Location: 1120 Banner Avenue
Description: Here you’ll find a fitness room and a beach nearby. Hopefully they aren’t referring to the beach as a fitness room. The windows are floor to ceiling length, giving the place a luxurious feel.
Contact: Irina Fibbio, Fillmore Realty, (718) 858-4700

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1976 Ocean Avenue             #3rd Floor

(Source: Fillmore Real Estate)

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Three Bedroom Condo With a Personality in Midwood
Price: $924,900
Viewing: October 26, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 1976 Ocean Avenue
Description: This condo is badass. Or, as the realtor puts it, the place is “cutting edge.” But the place isn’t the reckless kind of cutting edge that smokes a whole pack of cigarettes in an hour and then pukes in your fridge. It has just the right amount of grit tempered with classy terraces and a “deeded parking.” What does that last part mean? It means that you’ll actually have something valuable from this purchase to pass along to your loved ones.
Contact: Alexander Goldenberg, Fillmore Real Estate, (718) 252-2000

Three Bedroom Single-Family Home in Manhattan Beach
Price: $1,249,000
Viewing: October 26, 12pm – 1:30pm
Location: 168 Oxford Street
Description: Why pick this place? Because it’s new on the market and like anything else that’s new, you’re a good American consumer enthralled by shiny, new objects. The built-in grill is especially alluring.
Contact: Alexander Bragynsky,RE/Home Corp (718) 305-1139

Two Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $179,900
Viewing: October 26, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2251 Knapp Street
Description: Here’s an odd boast. This apartment, the realtor claims, is the nicest co-op on Knapp Street that is available. What if it’s the only co-op available on Knapp Street? This listing also doesn’t just have about 1,000 square feet, it “boasts” that much space.
Contact: Gina D’Onofrio, Fillmore Real Estate, (718) 858-4700

Three Bedroom Home in Gravesend
Price: $629,000
Viewing: October 26, 12pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2504 East 7th Street
Description: There are two floors in this house and all of the bedrooms are on the top floor along with the bathroom. Three to one doesn’t seem like a good ratio but maybe that’s why this apartment is relatively cheap.
Contact: Vincent Blandino, Weichert Realtors, (917) 336-6801

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Interboro Properties

(Source: Interboro Properties)

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Two Bedrooms in Gravesend
Price: $2,000
Location: 61 Village Road North
Description: This apartment is completely renovated and based on the pictures it’s a very beautiful place. But there are a few problems. First, the rooms all look small. And there are also a few hoops to jump for this place. Applicants must have a credit score of at least 700 and make 40 times the rent. Oh, and they charge $150.00 for credit checks.
Contact: Joseph Balisok, Interboro Properties, (516) 500-7719

Two Bedrooms in Midwood
Price: $1,700
Location: East 12th Street, off Avenue R
Description: Here is a place where the tiles in the bathroom and the kitchen are the same, acknowledging the circle of life that is your digestive process. There is also a laundry room and the floors are wood.
Contact:Michael Merola, Citi Habitats, (917) 892-6664

Two Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $2,200
Location: East 19th Street and Voorhies Avenue
Description: This apartment has two balconies, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. It’s also a second floor walk up. With all the twos involved here, this place is either good or bad luck. Or maybe it’s a message from the internet. Artificial life has come into existence. Run away. To this apartment.
Contact:Olga Vaysberg, Atlantic Properties Realty, (347) 608-6112

One Old World Bedroom in Midwood
Price: $1,600
Location: Ocean Parkway and Avenue P
Description: Here it is, lovers of the old world. This one bedroom possesses (contains?) the old world charm, according to the realtor with a sixth sense for these different worlds. But what exactly is this old world and what makes it charming? The window in the bathroom is narrow and small. Perhaps this is the source of the old world charm?
Contact:  Chris Shiamili, Ardor New York Real Estate, (212) 588-3000

 

 

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One Bedroom Condo On Sheepshead Bay Road (Sponsored Listing)
Price:
$399,000
Viewing: 
Call for details
Location: 1208 Sheepshead Bay Road
Description: One bedroom, one bathroom 830-square-foot condo in the heart of Sheepshead Bay. This is a gigantic sun-filled apartment with large, five-foot-wide windows, open layout, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, custom designed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. There are lots of closets and mirrors, a balcony and parking. Located on a quiet, residential block with very little car or foot traffic. Your home is your castle and you can enjoy it in silence. It is five minute walk to express train / bus with 30-minute service to Manhattan. Low HOA maintenance, which includes water, heating & gas.
Contact: (917) 720-2380

Three Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $239,000
Viewing: October 12, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2251 Knapp Street
Description: Welcome, to the extra-mint co-op. Or maybe, it has extra mint somehow lining the walls or something so your place is always minty fresh. The three bedrooms are renovated and the bathroom is modern, implying that there is hot water.
Contact: Laura Wright, Century 21, (718) 252-6060

Two Bedroom Condo in Brighton Beach
Price: $457,000
Viewing: October 12, 2pm – 4:00pm
Location: 52 Brighton 1st Pl
Description: This condo somehow has two balconies, giving the claim “luxury condo” some legitimacy. There’s also a private elevator and if I were you, I would give the elevator some kind of cutesy name. Like, “metal box that hasn’t killed me yet.”
Contact:  Svetlana Borovskiy, High Class Realty, (347) 897-0371

Four Bedroom Home in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $650,000
Viewing: October 12, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2218 East 15th Street
Description: With a separate entrance for the basement and four bedrooms, it is a good fit for renting out part of the house or housing your good-for-nothing son. You hear that, mom?
Contact: Stephanie Chin, Fillmore Realty, (718) 332-8800

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Scaffolding went up last week. (Source: Lisanne Anderson)

Scaffolding went up last week. (Source: Lisanne Anderson)

Neighbors are raising the alarm over potential plans to tear down a symbol of Midwood’s movie-making history, the 107-year-old Vitagraph smokestack near East 14th Street and Avenue M.

Scaffolding now surrounds the smokestack, which still has the historic silent film company’s name on it, though no plans have been filed to indicate its fate. The appearance of scaffolding has some worried that new owners plan to demolish the structure.

Brooklyn Eagle reports:

The smokestack, at East 15th Street and Locust Avenue, is an artifact from the historic Vitagraph Studios, a silent film company founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith in 1897. It is now shrouded in scaffolding after permits were filed to erect a heavy duty sidewalk shed and pipe scaffold at the location.

“It is 110+ years old, and an important part of Brooklyn and film making history,” [neighbor Ellen] Levitt added. “I don’t think this is landmarked, which is a shame.”

Despite the age, passersby could clearly see the Vitagraph name embedded in the brickwork before scaffolding was erected. (Source: Lisanne Anderson)

Despite the age, passersby could clearly see the Vitagraph name embedded in the brickwork before scaffolding was erected. (Source: Lisanne Anderson)

The smokestack is part of the larger property at 1277 East 14th Street, which was most recently the site of Shulamith School for Girls. The complex became part of Warner Brothers after Vitagraph was sold in 1925.

The Encyclopedia of New York City has this on Vitagraph Studios (via Forgotten NY):

An open-air, rooftop motion picture studio, opened in 1898 by American Vitagraph in the Morse Building at 140 Nassau Street [Manhattan]. The film Burglar On The Roof was produced in the studio during its first year. In 1890 the company moved its offices to 110-16 Nassau Street and then opened a glass-enclosed studio in 1906 at 15th Street and Locust Avenue in Flatbush…

…Warner Brothers purchased American Vitagraph in 1925 and used the studio for many of its Vitaphone short subjects before closing it in 1939; it continued to produce film there even after the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) bought the studio in 1952 and began using it for color television broadcasts.

Though a portion of the sprawling complex continued to operate as a studio into the 21st Century, the more historic facility at 1277 East 14th Street was repurposed by Yeshiva University in 1967.

Attempts to landmark the smokestack itself have failed to win approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

A new petition by neighbor Melissa Friedling is making the rounds to save the smokestack.

“Prodigious and proud, the smokestack stands beautifully emblazoned with inlaid brickwork spelling out Vitagraph (visible from the Q train as you approach the Avenue M subway station),” the petition states. “We would like to make a plea for preserving it as a landmark for the the borough of Brooklyn and for cinema posterity.”

The property sold in July 2014 for $20 million. Despite using an anonymous LLC moniker, Sheepshead Bites has learned that the new owner is Hampshire Properties, a Midwood-based manager and developer of residential and commercial properties across the nation. They manage several properties in Midwood, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach, among others.

Though Hampshire Properties has confirmed ownership, they did not return requests for comment on the plans.

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In a neighborhood of one- and two-family homes, with buildings that max out at seven stories, it’s really hard to get an idea of the scale of a 30-story building.

Fortunately, an anonymous amateur drone enthusiast got curious and dispatched his flying machine over the building site at 1501 Voorhies Avenue, where Muss Development is planning their luxury residential tower. The rest of us schmucks in our itty bitty homes and low-rises will appear as ants.

Our tipster filmed during one of last week’s overcast days. He said he hopes to visit the site again during clearer weather. But even with the foreboding clouds obscuring the view, the drone hovered at just under 330 feet, illustrating the views to be enjoyed by the residents of the building’s penthouse. It clearly dwarfs all buildings in the area, making even the tallest structure – the St. Mark Roman Catholic Church steeple – look like a children’s toy.

The jaw-dropping view goes out for miles, and the thin outline of One World Trade Center makes an appearance in the video. On a clear day, this tower will be visible from just about anywhere you can see the skyline south of Prospect Park.

Our tipster also turned the camera down, snagging an aerial shot of the lot.

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