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Opening tonight at Valentine Gallery

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Valentine is pleased to present new and recent paintings by David Brody  and Cindy Tower, with Liz Ainslie, and featuring Cathy Diamond in the gift shop.  Opening Friday September 12th from 6:00 - 9:00, this exhibit will run through Sunday October 5th.  More info at http://valentinegallery.blogspot.com/

 

(Source: elizabethwisker)

New building planned for 189 Cooper St

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Photo: Google

Developer Boaz Gilad has filed with the Department of Buildings to construct a new six-story 13-unit residential building at 189 Cooper Street, between Wilson and Central Aves.

The 40 ft x 100 ft property - currently occupied by a two-family wood frame house - has been flipped twice in the past year: Park Slope Associates purchased the site in September 2013 for $540,000 and sold it five months later for $865,000.  That buyer - 812 Lexington Corp - sold to Gilad (via Cooper BU LLC) in August for $1,145,000.

(Source: benjaminjtaylor)

Real Estate Round Up

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New Buildings

  • Boaz Gilad has filed to construct a new six-story 13-unit residential buiding at 322 Menahan Street (between Wyckoff and Irving Aves).  The property was purchased in July for $2,350,000.
  • The new owner of a single-family house at 690 Bushwick Ave (between Willoughby and Suydam) has filed to demolish the building and construct a new four-story eight-unit building.  The property was purchased in June for $810,000.
  • An application has been filed to construct a new four-story eight-unit residential building at 46 Melrose Street, between Broadway and Bushwick Ave.

Alterations & Renovations

  • An enlargement application has been filed for 30 Starr Street (between Central and Wilson), to convert the single-family house to a four-story building with eight dwelling units.  The architect is Charles Mallea.
  • The new owner of a three-story mixed-use building at 1353 Myrtle Ave (between Stockholm and Stanhope Streets) has filed to add a fourth floor and penthouse, and convert to six-family occupancy.  The property was purchased in May 2013 for $465,000.
  • The owner of a two-family house at 362 Menahan St (between Wyckoff & St. Nicholas Aves) has filed to enlarge the building and convert to four-family occupancy.  The property was purchased in May for $447,500.
  • An application has been filed to renovate the first floor of a two-family house at 60-09 69th Ave (between 60th St & 60th Ln).  The property was purchased in October 2010 for $100,000.
  • The new owner of 17-04 Madison Street (between Cypress and Seneca Aves) has filed to relocate partitions and plumbing fixtures in the six-family building, which was purchased in April for $756,000.  The site has a current Stop Work Order for work without a permit.
  • An alteration application has been filed with 18-12 George Street (between Seneca and Forest Aves) to relocate partitions and plumbing fixtures at the 3rd floor.  The property was purchased in 2012 for $629,000.
  • An application has been filed for 17-19 Gates Ave (between Cypress and Seneca Aves) to relocate partitions and plumbing fixtures.  The six-family building was purchased in May for $1,075,000.
  • The new owner of 16-87 Gates Avenue (between St. Nicholas and Cypress Aves) has filed to renovate the six-family house.  The property was purchased in March for $1,000,000.
  • A renovation application has been filed for 407 Himrod Street (between St. Nicholas and Cypress Aves).  The six-family house was purchased in April for $978,738 by the Ridgewood Realty Group.  The architect is Alexander Stoltz.
  • An application has been filed to renovate a six-family building at 314 Suydam Street (between Knickerbocker and Irving Aves).  The property was purchased in June for $1,000,000; the DOB application lists the Ridgewood Realty Group as owner.  The architect is Alexander Stoltz.
  • A renovation application has been filed for 263 Weirfield Street (between Wilson and Knickerbocker Aves).  The two-family house was purchased in February for $1,100,000.
  • An application has been filed to install a photovoltaic array on the roof of a single-family house at 91 Suydam Street (between Evergreen & Central Aves).

Demolitions

Eating & Drinking

  • Official Ridgefood Grocery Shopping Guide! (Ridgefood)
  • Commodore Chef Stephen Tanner to Serve Mexican Barbecue and Buckets of Fried Chicken at El Cortez … Maybe (Grub Street)
  • Forrest Point Has Softly Opened at Flushing/Forrest Triangle (Bushwick Daily)
  • This New Bushwick Bar Is The Most Literal Boobie Trap We’ve Ever Seen (Bedford+Bowery | Previously)
  • The Spot is Open in Ridgewood (Brownstoner)
  • Maybe Don’t Go To This Shady Restaurateur’s New Bushwick Diner (BK Mag)
  • Roberta’s Block Party is Not Happening This Year (Bushwick Daily)
  • Savoy Cafe and Grill Opens in Bushwick (Brownstoner)
  • Orleans Is Now Dressing Po’ Boys in Bushwick (Bedford+Bowery)
  • 100 Organic and Biodynamic Wines Coming to Bushwick Bar (DNAinfo)
  • A New Coffee Shop off the Halsey Stop (Bushwick Daily)
  • Montana’s Trail House Is Either ‘A Very Bad Place’ or ‘Something Pretty Special’ (Bedford+Bowery)
  • Andalucia Bar Lounge Opens in Bushwick (Brownstoner)
  • Exploring the Convergence of New York’s Culinary Past and Present in Ridgewood (Grub Street)

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