Miss a headline this week? It happens. Here is a cheat sheet to a few of the more noteworthy real-estate stories regarding Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill.
Homeless Shelter Eyes Carroll Gardens
Housing Solutions USA/Aguila Inc. has submitted a proposal to the Department of Homeless Services to open a homeless shelter at 165 W. 9th St., between Court Street and Hamilton Avenue, reported DNAInfo on Wednesday. The agency, which opened a similarly small, 400-bed homeless shelter on West 59th Street in Manhattan earlier this year, is already receiving pushback from Carroll Gardeners worried about the shelter's impact on safety. The proposal will be presented in an informational meeting with Community Board 6 in the near future.
Brooklyn Rentals More Expensive Than Manhattan? Fuggedaboudit
Those looking for more square footage per dollar are better off in Brooklyn, according to a report released by Prudential Douglas Elliman. Despite the media frenzy around everything trés Brooklyn, the average price for a rental in even the borough's most coveted 'hoods in September was $2,548, roughly $29.68 per square foot, as opposed to $52.60 in Manhattan. Brooklyn wins again.
Cobble Hill, Still Alluring After All These Years
Last weekend the New York Times Real Estate section wrote a love letter to the 21-block neighborhood, citing its landmarked buildings, quiet streets and, in some parts, "dollhouse"-like scale. If you have a few minutes, it's a nice ego boost. But there is no new information presented for anyone who already lives here.
...Speaking of, Cobble Hill Actress Opens Up Her Apt. for L Magazine
If you're like us, then there are no limits to your real-estate voyeurism. This week, L Magazine was able to get inside the home of former Smallville actress Allison Mack, to share a slideshow featuring her bohemian daybed, flora-filled deck, original trim accents, and collection of globes. Quirky!