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2021 East 23rd Street

(Source: Fillmore Realty)

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Three Bedroom Duplex in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $699,000
Viewing: September 28, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2021 East 23rd Street
Description: The inside of this house looks cozy but it’s a little worrying that the realtor writes that “you’ll be pleasantly surprised” with this brick home. Is there something going on that would initially turn us off?
Contact: Stephanie Chin, Fillmore Realty, (718) 332-8800

Three Bedroom in Manhattan Beach
Price: $875,000
Viewing: September 28, 12pm – 2:00pm
Location: 184 Norfolk Street
Description: This house is overwhelmingly modern so you have to be a true aficionado of dark, Ikea-looking wood and tiles. There are tiles everywhere. There’s also a big backyard and in true modern fashion, there’s no grass, just wood boards.
Contact: Alex Bragynsky, Home Corp, (917) 503-9582

Two Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $279,000
Viewing: September 28, 1pm – 2:30pm
Location: 1717 East 18th Street
Description: Slanted ceilings with fans on them seem to be this listing’s specialty. The place is also wired for Verizon FiOS, has a part-time doorman and something called a “community room.”
Contact: Marie-Ange Augustin, Abascus Properties, (718) 284-4400

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2752 Homecrest Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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One Bedroom in Brighton Beach
Price: $1,450
Location: 2752 Homecrest Avenue
Description: So apparently there’s a trendy bar and nightlife deal in Brighton Beach. According to the realtor, this apartment is steps away from this supposed cool spot. When you’re not partying it up in the red light district, this apartment has high ceilings for that indoor trampoline and the place is exposed to natural light.
Contact: Omar Dyer, Danrich Family Homes, (347) 785-0140

One Bedroom in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,800
Location: Sheepshead Bay Road
Description: This realtor is a true existentialist. Every amenity description ends in a question mark. Or, it’s a way to cover herself when the apartment ends up not having a media room. Either way, the true question is: $1,800 for a one bedroom?
Contact: Julia Korynevska, Oxford Property Partners, julia.kory@opgny.com

One “Desirous” Bedroom in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,500
Location: 3310 Nostrand Avenue
Description: Here’s your chance to live in the splendid Lawrence Towers, the jewel of Sheepshead Bay. The apartment includes a stove and a refrigerator, just some of the luxuries.
Contact: Ilene, DSJ Realty, (718) 266-3700

Three Bedrooms in Midwood
Price: $2,350
Location: 1911 East 29th Street
Description: While this apartment description has no mention of closet space, there is “tons of cabinet” space so get used to storing your stuff in cabinets. There is also a balcony. But, based on the realtors use of caps, the most important thing here is that the block doesn’t have alternate side parking.
Contact: Tameka Isaacs, HP Greenfield Real Estate, (718)338-3380
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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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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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A new premier, luxury, incredible, modern, state-of-the-art condominium development is headed to 3041 Ocean Avenue, between Voorhies Avenue and Jerome Avenue.

The former site of a medical center (minus one of those, natch), fencing went up at the site a few weeks ago, and a fancy-shmancy rendering of the site has been posted.

And, all my broker-babble derision aside, it actually looks pretty nice.

The Department of Buildings approved the plan on March 17. It’ll feature nine floors in all. The top seven stories will be home to 40-units (six on six of the floors, four on the top floor).

If you’re thinking, “Oh, great, I bet there’ll be a medical office on the first two floors,” well, you’re wrong. It looks like this developer is actually paying attention to the fact that they’re in a flood zone, and the ground level floor will be used for a lobby and garage for 30 cars and 20 bicycles, with flood-proofed storage space.

The second floor will have parking for 27 cars (including dedicated handicapped spots). This is where they’ll also be putting the mechanical equipment and boilers to protect them from potential flooding.

For those keeping track, that’s 40 units and 57 parking spaces, plus parking for 20 bicycles. Zoning for this lot requires only 20 parking spaces. So, yes, someone in this neighborhood actually put more parking than is legally required! Hell hath frozen over!

Moving on, the roof will not be dormant. The plans call for an “outdoor recreation area.”

The new owner, an LLC connected to local entrepreneur Sergey Rybak (one of the partners in the $20 million MatchPoint NYC sports development on Shell Road), bought the 12,650 square-foot lot in September 2013 for $4.1 million.

It’s too soon to say how much units here might cost. A note on the sign said more information will become available in September 2014.

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Source: www.ny.curbed.com

Rendering of the completed development.

We’ve written before about Brighton Beach’s Bright ‘N Green development, a sustainable residential development with state-of-the-art green design.

The eco-friendly building at 67 Brighton First Lane was approaching completion last fall, and the six units ranging in price from $325,00 to $850,000 hit the market in November.

No one has bought one yet, but the building has drawn the eyes of environmentalists, who are praising it for its net positive design, meaning it will actually sell energy back into the grid. It also has a number of other features, like an independent sewage system that composts human waste for the gardens outside, massive solar panels, sustainable and recycled materials and more – while not sacrificing luxury.

The features have earned it certification for LEED, EPA, four Green Globes and other honors for environmental design. It’s currently in the running for Living Building certification, the most extreme building standard in the nation, and if it earns it Bright ‘N Green will be the first multifamily development in the country to do so.

But while such things might normally attract endless chatter in the design and environmental cliques, it’s the developer himself who has tongues wagging.

As we’ve noted before, Robert Scarano isn’t the most reputable character in New York City real estate. A decade ago, the architect was banned by the Department of Buildings for submitting false and misleading paperwork, and he spurred a crackdown on and reforms of the self-certification process. He became the poster child for abuses in over-development and the Building Department’s lax oversight.

The Daily News recently toured the development with Scarano, and depicted him as a brash egomaniac determined to reinvent himself as an eco-warrior.

Here are a few choice quotes from the piece:

  • “The air in this building is better than the air in a Columbia-Presbyterian surgical suite,” Scarano boasted on a recent tour. “The water is like if you put a spoon in the Catskill reserves.”
  • “It’ll look like that National Geographic documentary about what would happen if the people left and all the plants took over,” Scarano joked. “It’s totally different than the projects I used to do.”
  • Scarano said the hullaballoo was merely a matter of interpretation of the zoning law … “Quite frankly, I said I did nothing wrong, but I guess I must have done something wrong to be vilified like that,” Scarano says today.
  • With that gleam in his eye, Scarano is proud to show off [the sewage composting] technology, opening the lid and declaring, “That’s the worker doo-doo by the way.” Next, in a moment of TMI, he declares: “I got the honor of christening it!

With the units having been on the market for five months without a sale (and, in fact, an increase in price), we’ll be keeping an eye on these units in an area less than well known for environmental consciousness. And once people move in, we’re eager to find out just how well those systems hold up.

Rendering of the interior of one of the one bedroom lofts.

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The description, presented without comment:

Have the sensation of being in a calm suburb with the luxury of a private beach, while still being in New York City. Think Gatsby, but even closer to downtown Manhattan.

Located in an exclusive part of Brooklyn, this one-family house on Manhattan Beach is a not-so-hidden treasure. Surrounded by palaces, the restricted, up-market neighborhood has both a country club feel with tennis courts and a peaceful beach area, and maintains the charm of New York’s trendiest borough.

Okay, not entirely without comment. I’ll give you Curbed’s comment. You read that, people in a certain condominium complex that isn’t Lake-a or Sea-a? It’s Curbed’s comment. Not mine.

It may not be as blatantly blinged-out as our favorite controversy-tinged mansion in the similarly Russian neighborhood of Mill Basin, but there is the somewhat funky typical interior design decision of a giant flatscreen TV flanked by two classical-style statues.

Curbed writers must be petty, jealous people and live filthy, trashy peasant lives.

Them, not me.

Oh, yeah, asking price for this house at 925 Hampton Avenue is $1,872,000. Check out the listing for details.

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The bungalow communities near Emmons Avenue provides a glimpse into how people in Sheepshead Bay – along with much of coastal Southern Brooklyn – used to live when development first began coming to the resort destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The small waterfront homes were built for summer stays, and later became year-round homes as Sheepshead Bay became more residential.

Greenlawn Bungalow Colony on Emmons Avenue near Batchelder Street remains one of the largest intact examples in Brooklyn of how the area looked, still sporting landscaped walkways in front of the homes. We’re told it’s also one of the oldest in the area, and may have led the way in cooperative ownership, where homeowners owned a stake in the land like today’s co-op apartments.

Greenlawn, though, was one of the worst hit colonies by Superstorm Sandy, as we reported back in November 2012. Several houses were destroyed or severely damaged. Now, 22 of the bungalows are being sold for prices ranging from $250,000 to $600,000, according to the Edward Re, who is representing the property.

Re is selling the bungalows on behalf of Realty Finance Trust. Before Sandy, most of the bungalows were being rented out with the option of buying it. But after the storm, owners and tenants were left with a repair bill they didn’t want to pay for.

Waterfront activists concerned that the property might be sold to developers, who could tear down the homes and block out views of the waterfront, might take relief that the broker is hoping to preserve the properties.

“You would be buying the shell of a bungalow,” Re said. “We’re interested in finding people that want to restore the bungalow community.”

Re noted that the bungalows get interest from local business owners who want a summer home but can’t run off to another state because of the constant demands of running a small business.

But for the asking price you actually get more than a shell. Each cottage has water rights, known as riparian water rights for all you real estate geeks, to the Bay. The owner of a bungalow also has access to a communal bungalow with a cabaret license, he said.

“It’s like the old world,” Re said.

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