An affordable housing lottery has launched for 230 apartments in an under-construction two-tower high-rise on the waterfront in Greenpoint. The development, which tops out at 40 stories and is known as Tower 77, sits close to the mega-development Greenpoint Landing and was similarly made possible by the 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg.
Popular East Village Ukrainian restaurant Veselka, after earlier this year announcing plans to expand to Brooklyn, will make its Kings County debut in a former car wash on Williamsburg’s Lorimer Street, next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
A stretch of Bed Stuy’s Myrtle Avenue will likely change from 19th century storefront and industrial buildings to modern mid-rise apartment buildings as developers push for zoning changes in the area.
Its picturesque stone exterior is charming enough, but the detail-filled interior of this 1930s Westchester County cottage adds even more to the fairytale-like allure. There is woodwork galore with beamed ceilings, paneling, and built-ins as well as a working stone fireplace to gather around on a winter’s eve.
Our picks for open houses to check out last weekend were found in Fort Greene, Midwood Park, Bed Stuy, and Bay Ridge. They range in price from $1.175 million to $4.25 million.