Brooklyn News: Property tax hike, snowy Brooklyn

One bedroom in Brooklyn Heights with fireplace, stained glass and sleek kitchen asks for $825,000

Perched near the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in a landmark building in the iconic neighborhood, this smartly updated, compact two-bedroom apartment could make comfortable digs for one or a luxurious getaway for two. The asking price is not negligible, even if the monthly maintenance is relatively low at $654.

PLG Limestone Estate State with Mantels, Flush Mounts, Stained Glass Wants $2.35M

In historic Prospect-Lefferts Garden, this early 20th-century single-family home features neat original details, but also needs more than a few updates. The limestone at 174 Rutland Road hasn’t changed hands since the late 1960s and it shows in the kitchens and bathrooms. In addition to the mechanics, they would need an overhaul to realize the potential of this townhouse.

snowy scene in downtown brooklyn

A view from the steps of Borough Hall towards the General Post Office in 1956. PHoto by Max Hubacher via New York Public Library

Get into the winter spirit with some vintage photos of Brooklyn in the snow

While there’s no blizzard in the now forecast, you can still feel the winter chill as you browse these vintage snaps of Brooklyn covered in a blanket of snow.

exterior of 74-65 2nd Street South

Photo by Cate Corcoran

Three sparkling, modern space-age townhouses take shape in South Williamsburg

An unusual townhouse project is shaping up well in South Williamsburg. Precast concrete panels and rounded rectangular windows give the trio at 74, 74A and 76 South 2nd Street a utopian style of cities in the sky of the 1960s.

bed study houses

Bed study. Photo by Susan De Vries

A property tax hike could be coming for Brooklyn homeowners with the city’s proposed reforms

Brooklyn homeowners could see an increase in their property tax bills in the coming years, if the reforms proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and a commission he appointed to study the issue are implemented.

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Penny D. Jackson