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Entries in real estate (134)

Monday
Sep092013

We're ready for you Anne Hathaway!

Image Via Business Insider

So reportedly, Anne Hathaway is selling her existing $4.5 million dollar Brooklyn pad and is looking to relocate to another BK locale. We here at FIPS need more celebrity material (sorry Patrick, Steve, Maggie, and Peter), so Anne, here are 5 reasons for you to consider Park Slope your next hood.

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Monday
Jul012013

Hold Onto Your Lady Parts...We're Getting Our Very Own "Power Center"!!!

Image via Racked.com

It’s now officially confirmed that BK gals won’t have to leave the borough to get their beauty fix, according to Racked.com. The first Brooklyn Sephora outpost will be housed in the Municipal Building downtown, and that’s not all ladies...

Sephora will allegedly be "the anchor for what is becoming a women's power center” in downtown Brooklyn.

Wait, what?

What the hell is a women’s power center? Isn’t that just called a mall?

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Wednesday
May152013

6.5 Million Former Swedish American Athletic Club Hits Market

Well, according to Pantone, emerald *is* the color of the year...so if you're in the market for a $6.5 millie Park Slope mansion, you're totally in luck, and totally on trend. Cause this joint at 267 Sixth Ave, is dripping in green. 

According to Curbed, this place served as the Swedish American Athletic Club from 1912 to 1970 (which just makes me think lewd and dirty thoughts. Just me? Thought so). It's got a 90ft ballroom, a billiard room, 63 windows, and it's 135 years old. It's definitely a bit dated, but daym: someone could turn this into something pretty darn fly. In fact, how cool would it be if we spun this into a cool, functional, way better version of the Montauk Club!? Someone would need to get a pool on the roof, and some central goddamned air (if it's not already there), but how hard could that be?

Givin out the ideas for free today, ppl.

Wednesday
Feb062013

WHO GIVES A SHIT: HAVE YOU EVER SUBLET YOUR APARTMENT? 

So have you ppl ever sublet your apt? Like, for a year or two, I mean?--Not the whole Airbnb scenario.

And if so, did you use a broker or did you do it yourself. And if you did it yourself, why?? (i.e. were you able to get a bit more cash cause there was no broker fee?).

What did you do for a lease (like, are we supposed to find this shit online?)

And finally, was your apt destroyed? 

Thank you Park Slope for solving all of our real estate conundrums. Ready, set, go (in the comments). 

Friday
Jan112013

Show Me Yours: 1-Bedroom on Hoyt

SHOW ME YOURS is a recurring column in which we do two things: show you Park Slope real estate (and a few from nearby neighborhoods!), and tell you how much it is. That's pretty much it!

Here's our latest victim Show Me Yours-erwho lives just down the avenues from proper Park Slope in nearby Carroll Gardens:

  • Location:  Hoyt Street between 1st and 2nd
  • Type: 1 Bedroom with bonus room affectionately known as "the 6X9""
  • Rent or Own: Rent
  • Cost: $1600 (best deal in town)
  • What year did you move into this place? late 2010
  • Square Footage: 550
  • How Did You Find This Place: My wife and I were sitting in the car at the Fairway Parking lot trying to calm ourselves after another apartment fell through.  We'd been searching for six months.  Maybe it was shot nerves or over-caffeination, but I spilled my coffee all over myself and the front seat.  My wife used the Village Voice to mop up the errant Starbucks and spied a tiny ad (1"X1") for our apartment! 
  • Amenities: heat, shelter, water
  • Who Calls this Place Home: A music teacher/writer and a photographer.
  • What’s really good about this joint:  Brownstones have an old New York charm which is not lost on our little building (circa 1865).  The location is great.  We're walking distance to tons of restaurants, bars, and of course Park Slope. 
  • What’s really bad about this joint:  Well, I really hate to complain.....but the fridge is in the living room and the bathroom is an offensive shade of tan-ish/pink.
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