Just one block North of Lefferts Manor is a Townhouse that recast row house living in PLG.
And we’re not kidding.
The area is home to some of the most remarkable townhouse architecture in New York City, most of which can be found in Lefferts Manor.
But the architects of that day applied small variations on the Victorian era theme present in homes throughout the neighborhood.
That is until one decided to rethink what row house living could be in 1925 Brooklyn, free of all the era’s 19th century tradition.
And here is where they remade the row house floor plan inside 1,654 square feet.
Lena and Henry walked from their home at 191 Sullivan Place to watch the last home game played at Ebbets Field.
They loved cheering for their Brooklyn Dodgers, especially when they played the Yankees and New York Giants.
Most summer nights they would sit out on the 2nd floor terrace of their home and listen to the announcer call play-by-play over the stadium’s PA system.
And they knew by the roar of the crowd when their team was at bat or on base.
So you can imagine how they and every Dodger fan felt when they saw where Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges and Jackie Robinson had played get reduced to rubble.
It would be 55 years before Brooklyn would have a major league sports team to cheer for.
Bushwick has been hot for a minute and for good reason.
Few neighborhoods in New York City offer as much as this one.
Great music, good food and iconic street art are just some of the reasons why so many people come here.
But homes like this one featured in this video sneak peak are the reason why they stay.
Gladys would sit on her stoop some mornings just to see how many people would come to Manny’s to eat when it opened.
She hadn’t seen a restaurant near her home in Bed Stuy since 1953.
Back then luncheonettes and bars lined Fulton St and Reid Ave (now Malcolm X Blvd) filled with people from the neighborhood chatting about the day’s news and events.
Watching Manny’s set up shop on Patchen Ave reminded her of how things were when she arrived here from South Carolina.
“Places like this give people a reason to get to know each other … to be neighborly and friendly to one another” she’d remark while sweeping the sidewalk in front of her brownstone on Macon St.
But as times change, so do the people who steward these late 19th century Brownstone row houses.
And this Brownstone is offering an opportunity that only a few would have a chance at … until now.
Think being a single parent is hard today, imagine what Tilly dealt with raising 3 kids alone in Bed Stuy during the 40’s and 50’s.
Back then, gangsters controlled the streets, gypsies peddled stolen goods along Sumner Avenue (now Marcus Garvey Blvd) and feminists were forming the foundation for a new social movement for self empowerment.
It wasn’t a place they wanted to raise James and his 2 siblings, especially after her husband died. Bed Stuy was one of the few neighborhoods in Brooklyn where rent was affordable.
But who would watch the kids while she was at work? What would keep them out of mischief until she got home?
Surprisingly, the apartments inside the brownstones they lived in helped ease her concerns.
Discover a living experience at a price that only our Johnny Lee could bring you.
Right here in Fort Greene, Brooklyn sits a 1 bedroom coop inside Kingsview Homes that rivals similar units available today in price, views and lifestyle alone.
And we’ll give you a chance to learn more at the end of the video. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
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Winter’s been rough this year in New York City.
It’s caused some to think twice about braving the elements to attend an open house.
I’m sure they weighed the risk of losing out on a great opportunity and may have even had some regret when they phoned to learn they lost the one they had their eye on.
But the winter thaw is coming this weekend.
And we’ve got 2 great properties we’ll have open for you to tour this Sunday, March 8th 2015.
Open House This Weekend in Brooklyn
Meet Johnny when you tour this 1 bedroom coop in Kingsview Homes at unit 10A 105 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Sunday, March 8th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Meet Michael and Allison when you tour this late 19th century brownstone townhouse at 490 MacDonough Street in Bedford Stuyvesant on Sunday, March 8th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Click the buttons below each open house to see photos, mapped locations and property descriptions with listing details included.
to gain admission …
We’ll need your cooperation with following:
- Sign in upon arriving (It’s done electronically with our Agent’s mobile phone)
- Provide your name, email and mobile phone (or we can’t send you a listing flyer)
- Please follow the Agent’s instructions while on premises
If you have any questions before attending, you can phone our agents at (718) 569-5760 and choose the extension for the agent you wish to speak to.
We look forward to meeting this Sunday.
Violet and Esther threw amazing dinner parties on Union Street.
Their table settings, complete with Wedgwood China, Fine Silverware and Waterford Crystal, caused guests to dine like the aristocratic Crawley family in the PBS series, Downton Abbey.
They would dress the dining room table with fine linen, a fragrant centerpiece and brass candlestick holders to dine under candlelight.
And once each course was ready to serve, Violet would open the pocket doors to the formal dining room to invite everyone to be seated.
Esther fondly recalls how much she and her mother enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home in such an opulent manner, whether the occasion called for it or not.
And now it’s your chance to own this stately townhouse to make lasting memories of your own.