Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Retail in Fort Greene, a Crumbling Mansion for Sale

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Retail in Fort Greene, a Crumbling Mansion for Sale

Grand But Crumbling Ditmas Park Mansion Hits the Market Again at $1.5 Million

Its columned facade was once a graceful sibling to the manse next door, but for decades the Colonial Revival on Ocean Avenue has been losing its luster. On the market in 2017 for $2.85 million, 1000 Ocean Avenue is back but with a new price of $1.5 million .
— Chances are if you have drooled over beautiful pictures of Brooklyn Heights architecture on Instagram, you have spotted this 19th century row house. With its bright facade and always perfectly planted window boxes, it and its neighbors on Columbia Street pop up frequently. It’s appeared on Brownstoner’s own Instagram channel more than once. It also boasts an equally enticing rear facade facing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with views of the waterfront and the Manhattan skyline. A Quirky Yet Sleek ‘Tiny House’ and Three Others to See, Starting at $1.595 Million

Open houses highlighted last weekend included some multi-families with potential and a quirky yet sleek and modern “tiny house” in Red Hook with impressive outdoor space. This two-bedroom apartment is only for those who meet the income restrictions, but for those who do it offers a nice amount of space along with prewar details and a location in the Clinton Hill Historic District. Photo by Craig Hubert As one store closes, another one takes its place. Taking over the iconic storefront at 85 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene is Clic, a home decor and book store. The space was famously occupied by Bird, the influential boutique that closed all their remaining stores in January (the Fort Greene space closed earlier this year due to the pandemic).

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