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By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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This may not be one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Brooklyn to some, but since I was a little kid seeing these buildings was amazing to me. The old world Dutch architecture and the materials they used are so much different from what we see here in Brooklyn today.    Wow... This apartment ...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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     1595 UNION STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11213 BUILT: 1901 BEAUTIFUL LARGE 2 FAMILY LIMESTONE IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD.LARGE ROOMS AND FINISHED BASEMENT WITH SEPARATE ENTRANCE. BEAUTIFUL PARQUET FLOORS, NEW ROOF, NEW SKYLIGHTS, CLOSE TO TRASPORTATION, SHOPPING, MAIN HIGHWAYS AND HOUSES OF WORSHIP. 785K...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
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  Let's face it. Right now a majority of the properties out there are overpriced. The real estate market hit an apex recently and a lot of property owners still think their houses are still at that value... WRONG. It looks like it may take some time for a large portion of the market to come down ...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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A bank foreclosure listing can include foreclosures at public and private auction, pre-foreclosure listings and real estate owned properties. These properties are sold mostly below the actual market value price. The value may even decreases up to 60 percent of the current market value for similar...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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The former Sunset Park Court House is a Classical Revival style building located at 4201 Fourth Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets in the southwestern section of Brooklyn. It is one of only two courthouse buildings known to have been designed by Mortimer D. Metcalfe, a New York architect who al...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
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Kings Highway runs through the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The street has over 100 stores and shops. The road begins at Bay Parkway. After intersecting with Ocean Avenue the street becomes mostly residential, snaking through Brooklyn and ending at East 98th Street. At that point, it connec...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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Coney Island Avenue is a roadway in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, that runs almost parallel to Ocean Parkway. It starts at Neptune Avenue (in Coney Island), and goes all the way to Parkside Avenue (at the south-west border of Prospect Park), where it becomes Prospect Park Southwest. The ...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
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A decade ago, Katrina and Peter Millard bought a home in TriBeCa, a neighborhood they found open and quiet. She felt they should settle in a place big enough for children. He felt up-and-coming TriBeCa was a good value. And how. The Millards bought their 1,400-square-foot duplex for $270,000. Fou...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
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Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights got theirs, now Bensonhurst wants "in" on the downzoning frenzy. "It is time for Bensonhurst to get the rezoning ball rolling," said Bill Guarinello, the chairman of Community Board 11 at last Tuesday's CB11 meeting. "We are going to make this a big issue soon," he add...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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A long-awaited plan to tighten zoning regulations and preserve Dyker Heights is moving forward, city planning officials said as they unveiled the proposal for public review. The goal of the plan - which follows a 2005 rezoning of adjacent Bay Ridge - is to maintain the architectural character of ...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
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WHY HIRE A REALTOR?      When you're ready to think about buying or selling your property, you need to ask yourself the following questions: Do you have the time, energy, sources of information, and contacts to do the job yourself? If you were one of the 'do-it-yourself' people, would the results...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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  The lower prices and negative psychology that dominated the New York City real estate market last year went "poof!" last month as the bonus-rich and others showed a renewed appetite for residential properties of all shapes and asking prices. Overall, both prices and the number of signed contrac...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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IKEA is about to realize its dream of building its first store in New York City next to the loading docks of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Last week, the Swedish furniture manufacturer and its brokers announced that IKEA has purchased a 48-acre Brooklyn waterfront site from U.S. Dredging Corp. for $31.25 m...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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Sheepshead Bay, named for the fish that used to be abundant there, has been occupied by Europeans since the 1640s when English noblewoman Lady Deborah Moody planned the village of Gravesend which borders it. Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the easte...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
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"By the end of 2008, 6,100 families in Brooklyn could be at risk of losing their homes" The next two years could leave thousands of Brooklynites homeless, as the aftermath spawned by a "rogue" industry comes to light, a federal lawmaker recently warned. A rash of foreclosures fueled by subprime m...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
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On Sunday, BrooklynSpeaks, the milder of two coalitions fighting Atlantic Yards, will rally to stop what it says will be a repeat of history: premature clearing of the area around Atlantic and Flatbush avenues. Above is the picture they are sending out on postcards showing the area just north of ...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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For 125 years, Holy Name Church has stood sentinel over Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn as the community has grown from a poor hillside community dotted with farms and orchards, stables and small frame houses to the thriving and desirable residential neighborhood of 16,000 we know today.  (Holy Name Ch...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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Gravesend (pronounced "GRAVES end", not "grave SEND") is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA. It is bordered by Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, and Coney Island. The name is derived from the Dutch "grafe ende," which means "the end of the grove." However, many speculate that...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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Brooklyn (named after the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. An independent city until its consolidation into New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York's most populous borough, with nearly 2.5 million residents.[1] If all five boroughs were independent cities, Brookl...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass - DUMBO for short - is coming of age.   Some say it has already made it, eclipsing many of Brooklyn's premier neighborhoods. The days of cheap artist lofts and workspaces are fading fast, with multi-million dollar condos and coops sprouting all over the gr...

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