Williamsburg Church to Be Demolished


Two Apartment Buildings to Replace Petite 19th Century Church on Williamsburg Corner

A small 19th century church in Williamsburg that was once used as a synagogue will be demolished and replaced by two four-story apartment buildings, if the new owner’s plans go ahead. The quaint house of worship has sat on the corner of Leonard and Stagg streets since 1855, when it was built for a German congregation in what was then a German enclave in the borough.

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Photo via Brown Harris Stevens

A Renovated Bed Stuy Brownstone and Three More to See, Starting at $1.495 Million

Our picks for open houses to check out last weekend were found in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, Park Slope, and Bushwick. They range in price from $1.495 million to $2.895 million.

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Architectural remnants of the Greek Revival Matthew Clarkson house that once stood in Flatbush are up for auction. Image from Brooklyn’s Garden: Views of Picturesque Flatbush via Library of Congress

Nab a Bit of Flatbush Greek Revival History at an Auction of Brooklyn Museum Collection Objects

Architectural details including columns, a curving staircase, and a marble mantel that once graced the Clarkson mansion in Flatbush are up for auction. Old house lovers had until Thursday to place their bid on the bits of Brooklyn’s architectural history.

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Park Slope’s Prospect Avenue. Photo by Susan De Vries

Park Slope Community Groups Merge, With Plans to Tackle Street Safety, ‘Out of Scale’ Development

Community group Preserve Park Slope has merged into the longstanding Park Slope Civic Council as the two groups look to create a unified and stronger voice for local advocacy and engagement, leaders said.

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Jitterbug-Era Late Deco Kensington Co-op With Three Bedrooms, Two Baths Asks $850K

This World War II-era apartment offers a spacious layout and original details close to Prospect Park for under a million. It’s on the fourth floor of a six-story, 59-unit elevator building at 415 Ocean Parkway in Kensington.

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