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Park Slope / Prospect Heights neighborhood news

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    9 Prospect Park West and Chloe Sevigny

    Actress Chloe Sevigny — known for “Boys Don’t Cry,” “American Psycho” and other envelope-pushing fare — picked up a three-bedroom co-op at 9 Prospect Park West in Park Slope for $2.05 million, about $300,000 above the asking price.

    The 2,100-square-foot unit features a private elevator landing, French doors and high-beamed ceilings. Dogs are forbidden at the white-glove, pre-war building. Douglas Elliman brokers Carter McHyman, John Barnett and John Cronin had the listing. [more]

  • New York Methodist Hospital at 506 6th Street

    New York Methodist Hospital at 506 6th Street

    New York Methodist Hospital’s plans for a 500,000-square-foot expansion at its Park Slope location were shot down by Community Board 6’s landmarks and land use committee, which said last night that the expansion would change the makeup of the neighborhood. The vote is advisory. [more]

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    New York Methodist Hospital on Sixth Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues

    Community group Preserve Park Slope has turned to petitioning in its ongoing protest of New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion plans. [more]

  • 1579 Bedford Avenue

    1579 Bedford Avenue

    After more than a year of delays, plans to convert the Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights into a sport and recreation center are finally in motion. [more]

  • De Blasio announcing his run for mayor in front of his Park Slope townhouse on 11th Street

    De Blasio announcing his run for mayor in front of his Park Slope townhouse on 11th Street

    Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio ponied up his quarterly property taxes late – the New York Post is blaming his countless hours of campaigning for his tardiness – and got nailed with a $3.43 fine. De Blasio missed the deadline for the quarterly property tax payment of $660.26 on his Brooklyn townhouse, which led the Department of Finance to lay the smackdown. [more]

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    272 Berkeley Place

    The asking price for historic preservation pioneers Evelyn and Everett Ortner’s Park Slope brownstone, purchased for $32,000 in 1963, just got $1 million cheaper. [more]

  • 646 2nd Street

    646 2nd Street

    A Park Slope townhouse, purchased by “Everything Is Illuminated” novelist Jonathan Safran Foer and “History of Love” author Nicole Krauss for just over $5 million in 2005, is back on the market with a $14.5 million ask. [more]

  • MaryAnne Gilmartin and a rendering of a pre-fab tower at Atlantic Yards

    MaryAnne Gilmartin and a rendering of a pre-fab tower at Atlantic Yards

    Forest City Ratner has filed a lawsuit demanding that the city slash its valuation of a section of the Atlantic Yards megaproject, despite the developer having received at least $761 million in subsidies and tax breaks from the city and the state for the project.

    The city’s Department of Finance valued the land on the southern side of the project, known as block 1129, at $11.2 million in the 2013 fiscal year. The land currently holds a parking lot, but is slated for high-rise construction. [more]

  • Bill de Blasio and 384 11th Street (left)

    Bill de Blasio and 384 11th Street

    While Bill de Blasio hasn’t yet ascended to the city’s highest office, he’s already made the grade in his role as landlord. The public advocate and front-runner to become the next mayor rents out a duplex home at 384 11th Street in Park Slope – very close to his own townhouse – and he’s been a big hit with his tenants. [more]

  • New York Methodist Hospital at 506 6th Street

    New York Methodist Hospital, 506 6th Street, Brooklyn

    Despite community consternation, New York Methodist Hospital is moving ahead with its expansion in Park Slope and has filed plans with the Board of Standards and Appeals for its new outpatient services center.

    The hospital at 506 6th Street filed its plans yesterday, which call for the center to have nearly 500,000 square feet of space and rise to a height of 152 feet. [more]

  • From left: Brad Lander and 165-167 West Ninth Street

    Brad Lander, 165 West Ninth Street

    A push to get a men’s homeless shelter in a vacant Carroll Gardens building has residents in an uproar.

    Mayor Bloomberg, they say, is rushing to get the proposal, which would turn a 10-unit building at 165 West Ninth Street into a shelter for 170 adult men, pushed through before he leaves office. [more]

  • From left: Eric Demby and 174-192 7th Avenue

    From left: Eric Demby and 174-192 Seventh Avenue

    The Brooklyn Flea kicked off in its new Park Slope location this weekend, uprooting a neighborhood market that operated out of the space for decades. [more]

  • Park Slope, Brooklyn

    Park Slope, Brooklyn

    Park Slope’s community board will consider the second extension of the neighborhood’s historic district today. Community Board 6’s Land Use and Landmarks Committee will consider the extension, which is roughly half the size of the recent extension and would include 287 buildings. [more]

  • From left: East New York, Park Slope

    From left: East New York, Park Slope

    Homeowners in upscale neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side Side often pay less in property taxes than their counterparts in not-so-affluent areas such as East New York and Canarsie, a new review by the Independent Budget Office shows. [more]

  • New York Methodist Hospital at 506 6th Street

    New York Methodist Hospital at 506 6th Street

    New York Methodist Hospital unveiled a revised design for its expansion in Park Slope in response to criticism from the surrounding community — but Park Slopers were still having none of it.

    Architects reworked the design of the outpatient services center the hospital intends to build between Seventh and Eighth avenues and 5th and 6th streets, in Brooklyn, after locals gave the project a thumbs-down at a community board meeting in July. [more]

  • From left: Councilman Brad Lander and 506 6th Street

    From left: Council member Brad Lander and 506 6th Street

    Park Slope residents want New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion plans to be smaller in scope and include parking, City Council member Brad Lander, who represents the area, said in a letter to hospital officials. [more]

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    470 Fourth Avenue (Credit: Brownstoner) and Ofer Cohen

    A large, soon-to-be-vacant Park Slope development site asking $20 million is now in contract.

    The 12,690-square-foot site at 470 Fourth Avenue allows for nearly 80,000 buildable square feet of residential use and the rest for commercial space and community facilities. Demolition started earlier this year on the nine buildings on the lot, and is ongoing. [more]

  • 45 Montgomery Place

    45 Montgomery Place

    A Park Slope townhouse asking $14 million could set a record neighborhood sale price — that is, if a nearby townhouse with a $15 million price tag doesn’t snatch the record first. [more]

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    272 Berkeley Place in Park Slope, and Everett Ortner

    The Park Slope home of the late Everett Ortner, a pioneer in the revival of Brooklyn brownstones, has hit the market for the first time in half a century, priced at $4.8 million. [more]

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    486-554 6th Street in Park Slope

    A new community group called Preserve Park Slope is campaigning to block Methodist Hospital’s expansion plans. [more]

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