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  • BK officeDowntown Brooklyn’s commercial office market continues to be tight, with 17 million square feet of office space occupied for a vacancy rate of 3.4 percent, according to a new report from the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. [more]

  • A Clinton campaign rally

    A Clinton campaign rally

    Wide-eyed political activists are discovering that NYC’s brutal real estate market is just as tough as winning an election. Eager to see Hillary Clinton in the White House, young people are pouring into Brooklyn as unpaid volunteers, only to discover that finding an apartment is one of the most difficult parts of the job. [more]

  • imageThere’s no doubt about it: Brooklyn remains hot. But while the flames that fanned this market keep core areas warm, a cooling can now be found in the borough’s more farflung neighborhoods, which had been embraced by many as up-and-coming places to buy a home.

    “A lot of people are starting to get nervous,” said Hakim Edwards, an agent at Park Terrace Properties in Brooklyn. They’re asking, “am I really going to pay $600,000 to live next to an abandoned building?”

     Read the full story from the March 2006 issue after the jump.

  • The view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park

    The view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park

    At the top of the market, some Brooklyn transplants are doing the unthinkable – moving back to Manhattan in search of a better deal. [more]

  • Jonas Equities

    From left: 15 Crooke Avenue and 620 Flatbush Avenue

    UPDATED, 5:43 p.m., April 13: Jonas Equities purchased two multifamily buildings in Brooklyn for a combined $28.4 million, according to property records filed with the city today. [more]

  • 22 Quincy Street

    22 Quincy Street in Clinton Hill

    The Salvation Army is in contract to sell its roughly 70,000-square-foot building at 22 Quincy Street in Clinton Hill for around $30 million.

    The four-story property, a former warehouse and stable, found a buyer last week. The in-contract price of the off-market deal was in the range of the building’s asking price. [more]

  • Broadway Triangle

    Broadway Triangle

    Simon Dushinsky’s Rabsky Group is proposing a housing and retail complex on a plot where three diverse neighborhoods — Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick and Williamsburg —converge.

    The real estate firm is seeking permission from the city to build a series of 10-story towers with a total of 777 apartments on property straddling Wallabout Street between Union and Harrison streets. [more]

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  • A map of Brooklyn in 1897

    A map of Brooklyn in 1897

    Many of the names of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods are steeped in history. Others are more modern appellations meant to speed gentrification. Here’s a look at a few fascinating Brooklyn neighborhood origin stories via Metafloss. [more]

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  • Brooklyn and Paris

    Brooklyn and Paris

    For centuries, Paris has been what other cities have aspired to. For instance, Bucharest, Prague, Istanbul, Beirut and Shanghai have all at some point claimed to be “the Paris of the East.” In North America, Montreal makes a claim to Parisian sophistication, while the Paris of South America is Buenos Aires. But now there’s a new standard for global cities: Brooklyn. [more]

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  • Cushman & Wakefield's Glenn Markman

    Cushman & Wakefield’s Glenn Markman

    Cushman & Wakefield commercial broker Glenn Markman passed away last week after succumbing to cancer, leaving behind a legacy as one of Brooklyn’s leading advocates for growth. [VIDEO]

  • barclay

    Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Stephen Schwarzman and MaryAnne Gilmartin

    Private equity giant Blackstone Group’s Stephen Schwarzman has agreed to buy up old loans for billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center, of which Forest City Ratner has a 55 percent stake. [more]

  • From left: the Atlantic Yards site and 470 Vanderbilt

    From left: the Atlantic Yards site and 470 Vanderbilt

    From the October issue: The Brooklyn investment sales market is well on its way from rising star to fixed point in the firmament. In the first three quarters of the year, overall transaction and dollar volume accelerated substantially and 2014 is on pace for a record number of large deals. [more]

  • venetian

    From left: Francis Greenburger, 421-447 Avenue P in Brooklyn and Stephen Shapiro

    Francis Greenburger’s real estate development firm Time Equities entered contract on Tuesday to acquire the six-story Venetian rental building in Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood for $27 million, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

  • Clockwise from left: Friends, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons and The Honeymooners

    Clockwise from left: Friends, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons and The Honeymooners

    Out-of-towners looking for a taste of New York City needn’t travel much farther than their couches, thanks to a bevy of sitcoms that helped portray the Big Apple from the late 1950s up until 2000. The Real Deal mapped out the residences of some of the city’s most beloved fictional characters. [Interactive map]

  • Where isn’t “the next Brooklyn?”

    October 12, 2014 02:00PM


    Brooklyn seems to invite (questionable) comparisons. Every gentrifying middle-city neighborhood is “the next Brooklyn.” And even the Gray Lady has been known to get sucked into this trapping. So, here is a list of all the places the New York Times has compared to Brooklyn, via the Atlantic. [more]

  • Williamsburg


    With Brooklyn’s home prices and rents rapidly approaching Manhattan heights, even the borough’s well-to-do hipster establishment is getting priced out. [more]

  • From left: Ronald Johnson and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn

    From left: Ronald Johnson and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn

    A Brooklyn man could face 15 years in jail after a jury convicted him earlier this month of felony larceny charges for falsely posing as a real estate broker. [more]

  • Brooklyn cyclists

    Brooklyn cyclists

    WEEKENDEDITION As rents rise and New Yorkers are pushed deeper into out-of-the-way neighborhoods, bicycles and bicycle lanes are becoming an important part of the real estate game. [more]

  • One Brooklyn Bridge Park

    One Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn’s most expensive apartment is now up for grabs. [more]

  • A view of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District at the Ridgewood/ Bushwick border

    A view of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District at the Ridgewood/ Bushwick border

    WEEKENDEDITION Locals once referred to Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue as “Murder Avenue,” but like so many things in Brooklyn, the eight-mile street extending from Downtown Brooklyn to Queens has become a drinking, dining and shopping hub.

    For instance, on Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, pastry-crazed locals can now pick up a Brooklynized Cronut, dubbed a “Squat,” at Chris Sanchez’s La Petit Bakery. [more]