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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: 
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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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view-tower

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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(Source: H.P. Greenfield Real Estate)

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Three Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $2,350
Location: 1911 East 29th Street
Description: The living room leads to a balcony, so if the person you swap spit with makes a bland dish, you can just throw it out the balcony without even getting up. The apartment also takes up two floors.
Contact: Tameka, H.P. Greenfield Real Estate, (718) 338-3380

Studio in Midwood
Price: $1,300
Location: 2300 Kings Highway
Description: It’s a studio. It’s in Midwood. And there may or may not be a toilet in the living room. But, hey, there is lots of light.
Contact: John Le Vine, EXR, (212) 991-8939

One Bedroom and a Red Carpet in Brighton Beach
Price: $1,375
Location: Banner Avenue
Description: Set in a building that has an EXIT sign where the exit is, this apartment comes with what appears to be a red carpet. The real estate agent doesn’t write if the carpet comes extra or if some heiress of a czar once lived there. The rooms are extremely dark, despite the windows.
Contact: Irina Herman, Diamond Real Inc., (917) 239-1804

Two Bedrooms in a Complex
Price: $1,625
Location: 9 Murdoch Court
Description: Although the realtor notes that this apartment is in a complex, they don’t mention whether it’s an Oedipal complex or an inferiority complex. So careless… Well, at least there are five closets.
Contact:DSJ Realty, (718) 266-3700

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The approximately footprint of the combined properties now owned by Muss Development. (Source: Google Maps)

The development site, with Voorhies Avenue to the south and Sheepshead Bay Road to the north.

The developers behind the 30-story residential tower slated for 1501 Voorhies Avenue are envisioning a luxurious haven for the area’s wealthiest residents, housed behind a gated entrance on Sheepshead Bay Road and with units starting at $700,000, Sheepshead Bites has learned.

Muss Development and AvalonBay, the development team behind the planned 280,000-square-foot, 333-foot tall proposal, briefed community stakeholders at an off-the-record, behind-closed-doors meeting a week before Sheepshead Bites shed light on the plans. Several people at the meeting shared details with this publication on the condition of anonymity, since the meeting was considered a courtesy and not required by the developer.

What emerged from their description is the first glimpse of a luxurious project that will change the physical and, potentially, the socio-economic landscape of the Sheepshead Bay Road area.

The most immediate effect of the plans is an impending demolition of a storefront on Sheepshead Bay Road at East 16th Street. Where the prior developers sought to create a street that runs through to Voorhies Avenue, Muss and AvalonBay will create a pedestrian walkway. Attendees at the meeting said renderings shared with the group showed that the walkway was a gated private entrance to the complex’s grounds.

Behind the gates was a roundabout that caps off a long driveway from Voorhies Avenue, where vehicles will enter. The 52 outdoor parking spots will be to the east, the building, with its 124 garage spots, will be on the west, abutting the subway station. It’s unclear if the Voorhies Avenue driveway will be gated or have a security booth like Muss’ Oceana Development.

The building itself will soar 333 feet into the sky at its highest point, but a portion of the building – possibly the garage – will only be a few stories tall, capped off with an outdoor common space that could have a pool and be connected to a gym and health spa. They’re considering alternative amenities for the outdoor space as well, including a dog run. The building will be pet-friendly.

Three other developments by the same architect, Perkins Eastman, for the same developer, Avalon Bay (Source: Perkins Eastman) (Click to enlarge)

Three other developments by the same architect, Perkins Eastman, for the same developer, Avalon Bay (Source: Perkins Eastman) (Click to enlarge)

The price is not for the weak of wallet. Our sources said that units are designed to be comparable to the Oceana Development, and will begin at $700,000 for a one-bedroom. One attendee told Sheepshead Bites that prices are based on a $700 per square foot rate, though this couldn’t be confirmed by others in attendance (most of the details shared here were corroborated by multiple sources). None of our sources could provide the proposed price for the building’s most expensive units, but at the Oceana they were marketed for approximately $2.1 million when the building first opened.

All of our sources say that the building will be split between rentals and owned condos, with Muss selling the condos and AvalonBay managing the rental properties. One of the sources said the bottom two-thirds of the building will be rental, while the top third will be owned condos. No proposed rates were given for the rentals.

Rental tenants and condo owners would enter using the same entrance and use the same parking lot. However, of three elevators, two will be for both renters and owners, and one will be owners only.

Each attendee that we spoke to emphasized that the developer stated that the plans are far from set in stone and are only drafts; they’re subject to change.

Our sources told us that little opposition to the plan was raised by those in attendance, which included representatives for local elected officials and members of Community Board 15. Instead, they questioned specifics of the development that could be problematic.

Multiple attendees asked about affordable housing units, and were told “absolutely not.”

Parking was also a key issue raised by the stakeholders, with some saying 176 parking spaces for 250 units plus office spaces, although the minimum required by zoning, was far from sufficient for the neighborhood.

The developer responded saying that the building’s proximity to the subway station would make it unlikely tenants would have cars. One source told us that the developer said they believed much of the parking lot would sit empty most of the time.

This was described alternately by almost all of our sources as “bullshit” and “horseshit.”

Parking wasn’t the only vehicle-related issue raised. Voorhies Avenue is often at a standstill during the day, especially at that location where vehicles stop to pick up or drop off commuters at the train station, and a constant flow of cars depart the Belt Parkway at the exit ramp directly across from their proposed driveway.

The developer told attendees they’re working with the Department of Transportation to figure out the best road configuration to accommodate vehicles entering and exiting the property’s driveway. A Stop Sign on the property is being considered.

Sound and vibrations from the subway, just feet away from the property, was also discussed. The developers told attendees that the building would have special windows to block out the sound.

Among other concerns that came up was the additional stress that the highrise would place on sewage infrastructure, already criticized by some as deficient to handle the number of homes and businesses in the area. The developer said they’re conducting an environmental impact study. One source said the developer completed the study and found that there would be no problems to the infrastructure, but this was contradicted by another source. Other sources could not recall.

The building’s plans are still being reviewed by the Department of Building, and one source said they expect it that it will be put to a more vigorous process than most – although it will likely pass. The building is as-of-right and completely within zoning, so it will not need approval from the Community Board.

The developer told attendees they expect to begin construction by spring 2015 if all goes smoothly.

Demolition of the Sheepshead Bay Road storefront will happen within the coming days.

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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The approximately footprint of the combined properties now owned by Muss Development. (Source: Google Maps)

When developers proposed a 22-story development at 1501 Voorhies Avenue, the community balked at the sheer scale of the project. After sitting silent for five years and a change in ownership, new plans have been filed for a whopping 30-story residential development.

Muss Development and AvalonBay submitted the plans to the Department of Buildings yesterday outlining a 333-foot tall building, with 266,244 square feet of residential space spread across 250 units. At 30 stories, it will be approximately four times taller than anything else in the area except the St. Mark Church belltower.

The building will have a lounge, playroom, bike storage, and outdoor recreation space, according to plans filed with the agency. There will be 14,530 square feet of office space and parking for 124 vehicles inside a split-level garage, and another 52 spaces available outside.

The building’s basement level will be used for storage in addition to parking, with mechanicals and utilities elevated to the first floor to protect against flooding. The lot was overwhelmed with water during Superstorm Sandy.

The plans are being designed by the architecture firm Perkins Eastman, a top-tier outfit that has done a number of ultra-modern luxury apartment developments in New York City and elsewhere. They previously teamed up with AvalonBay to build Avalon White Plains and Avalon Riverview North in Queens.

Avalon White Plains (Source: Eastman)

Another development by the same architect and developing company, Avalon White Plains (Source: Perkins Eastman)

And if Muss Development sounds familiar, it should. Muss made a name for itself in outerborough residential development when it built Brighton Beach’s Oceana Condominium complex. It appears they’re trying to replicate that success with luxury market-rate apartments in Sheepshead Bay.

As we previously reported, Muss and AvalonBay snatched up the 110,028-square-foot lot in July for $20.2 million. Originally it appeared the lot was split in two, with the former Verizon parking lot taking up 87,500 square feet and a commercial strip along Sheepshead Bay Road at East 16th Street comprising the rest. The latest plans appear to indicate that the development will encompass both sites, but it’s still unclear.

The land was sold by Acadia Realty Trust, which purchased them for $20.3 million in 2008. Acadia, in partnership with PA Associates had planned a two-building complex dubbed Station Plaza that included a 22-story mixed-use tower. There was to be mall with four floors of shopping, a new public street that cut through the property at East 16th Street, and more than 650 parking spaces – anchored by 16 floors of residential condominiums.

The plans are currently under review to see if they exceed zoning. We’ll keep you posted.

Addition (September 25): The development was also covered by Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY).

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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