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Real estate and culture in Brooklyn's best neighborhood.

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I Love this Apartment

This is a huge floor-through apartment in an amazing, completely original brownstone on Dean Street in Crown Heights.  The living room (pictured) spans the full 20’ width of the building, and boasts 11’ high ceilings, as well as a decorative fireplace.  The room faces southeast, and gets great light all day.  

The bedroom will easily accommodate a king-sized bed, and features a second decorative fireplace and a large closet. 

The bathroom is HUGE and evokes the classic, 19th century roots of the building and neighborhood with its plethora of original details, including a claw foot bathtub sitting on a giant slab of solid marble.

Renting at $2150/month, with heat and hot water included. PM for a showing! Or email me at bblessinger (at) aptsandlofts (dot) com. 

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The 50 Best Street Corners in Brooklyn

Multiple intersections in Fort Greene make an appearance on this L Magazine list of the best corners in Brooklyn. Ashland Place and Lafayette Avenue, Fulton Street and Fort Greene Place, Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, and S. Portland Avenue and Fulton Street, all lie within the boundaries of the neighborhood.  What’s your favorite corner?  I was partial to Vanderbilt and Dekalb, for the outdoor seating at Brooklyn Public House, but I guess now it’s probably Carlton and Dekalb, for people-watching at Madiba…

Regarding the comments about the new Habana spot on Fulton and South Portland; it didn’t displace Not Ray’s, Not Ray’s moved two doors up Fulton Street. I personally think overall, the more options in the area the better.  

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This Could be the View from Your Living Room


Quaint brownstone rooftops and the Prison Ships Martyrs’ Monument in the foreground, and the Empire State Building and Manhattan’s skyline behind that. And the apartment itself is fantastic - large and sunny, with hardwood floors and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a dishwasher.


Located on Lafayette near South Portland, this is one of Fort Greene’s best buildings.  Elevator, laundry, and onsite super.  Across the street from Mo’s, Pequena, StoneHome Wine Bar, and within 2 blocks of Walter’s The Prospect, Habana, and more. MUST SEE!  


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Bed-Stuy Brownstone Perfection!

We have two units in this building on Bainbridge and Lewis. The garden apartment has outdoor space, the 3rd floor unit has a half bedroom, perfect for a studio or space for visitors. 

And the interiors are nicely done, with a mix of newer and original details. 

PM for a showing!  Peaches and Little Brother are a block away, and the Utica A/C is one block in the other direction.

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Price DROP! Clinton Hill 2 Bedroom with MASSIVE Wrap-Around Terrace for $2800/month!

Last month, this apartment was asking $3400/month. It’s now $2800/month. It’s in a brand new building, with elevator, laundry, and a gym in the building. The bedrooms are equally sized, and there’s a terrace that wraps around two sides of the apartment, and is as big as the interior of the unit. 

You could host a 10 person yoga class out here. Views north and east for days.  Some lucky person is going to live in this amazing apartment. Will it be you?

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One Bedroom for $2395 in the Heart of Fort Greene.

This is a great value for a one bedroom in prime Fort Greene.  Located on Cumberland Street near Greene Avenue, this building is two blocks from Fort Greene Park, 4 blocks from the Brooklyn Flea Market, and adjacent to neighborhood hot spots like No. 7, the Prospect, Olea and Habana Outpost. 

Fully updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Laundry in the building and the super is on site. Contact me now for a showing. 

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