Park Union in Park Slope has sold out all but one of its 15 residences since October

Via the NY Daily News:

“Halstead Property ­Development Marketing sold all but one of 15  residences at Park Union at 910 Union St. off Grand Army Plaza since the end of  October.

That’s the power of Park Slope, and the power of a thought-out development  that has 13 three-bedroom homes that attracted young families from as far away  as the upper West Side.

Prices reached above $2 million for the last units sold.

“Park Slope is a brand,” said Halstead’s Kristin Krantz. the broker on the  project. “This is the most desirable neighborhood in Brooklyn. And this location  is one of the most desirable in that neighborhood.”

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Weekend Agenda 5/25-5/26


Prospect Park

This weekend is the kickoff to summertime.

In preparation for the first BBQ of the season, on Saturday, drop by the Fort Greene Park Greenmarket to pick up some fresh, green supplies. Make sure to stop by BAM for the DanceAfrica Bazaar, part of the DanceAfrica Program, which will feature “over 300 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM, transforming the neighborhood into a global marketplace offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.” Afterwards, head up to The Shelton for an Open House from 3-5 where we’ll be showing this amazing Penthouse with Manhattan Views.

On Sunday, spend the day in Prospect Park, where the semi-monthly Food Truck Rally is going on, along with the Pop-Up Audubon with lessons on bird watching, the local Eco System and keeping the park clean. The Lefferts Historic House will also be hosting an event to teach you how to turn fleece into yarn. There will be plenty to keep you busy or just pack a pick-nick and relax on the lawn. Stop by The Dean Lofts to take a look at our newest rentals in the area. Open House will be from 11-12:30.

New Manhattan Absorption Report

From our Chief Economist, Greg Heym:

We are pleased to introduce our newest product, a monthly absorption report for Manhattan.  For each market area, the number of active listings and absorption rate in months are given by type of apartment, and number of bedrooms.  Comparable data from the prior month and one year ago are also presented.

The report can be found at the link below.

Weekend Agenda 5/18-5/19

 img source: BLDG 92

This weekend, it’s time to celebrate a little bit of New York history.

Take a bike ride over to the Navy Yards’ BLDG 92 for the “Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future” exhibition which delves into the rich American history of the Navy Yards and describes the transformation into the manufacturing and green business facility it is today. Make sure to take the bike tour for a more in depth look at the changes made over the years. Afterwards, hop on the Vanderbilt bike lane to visit The Shelton on Lafayette for our Open House from 3-5.

On Sunday, head to the New York Transit Museum, to find out exactly how the subways work in the “ElectriCity” exhibit and catch the “Meet Miss Subways” exhibit, “a look at New York’s most iconic and democratic beauty contest.” After brushing up on your transit history, jump on the subway or bus and head to Prospect Heights to take a look at The Dean Lofts, some of our newest rentals. Open House Hours on Sunday are 11:30-1:30.

Uptown, The Bartow-Powell Mansion Museum is giving free guided tours of the grounds to celebrate Bronx Week on Sunday. Make sure to catch “The Age of Botanical Wonders, Illustrations from Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London, 1805–1829” on display in the museum’s library. After a thorough tour, head over to the Open House at Fieldston Lofts from 1-3 for a peek of this gorgeous new development in Riverdale.

Weekend Agenda 5/11-5/12

This weekend is all about celebrating Moms.

On Saturday, stop by the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene to pick out that perfect gift for mom. With Vendors featuring antiques, clothes, paper goods and art work, you’re sure to find just the thing to make her feel loved. Enjoy a specialty snack at the food vendors and then take a quick trip up Lafayette to The Shelton, open house from 3-5, to take a peek at this gorgeous Penthouse unit with private cabana and spectacular views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Or visit Dean St Lofts rentals at 818 Dean Street in Prospect Heights. Open House Hours will be 1-3pm.

On Sunday, bring mom to the Brooklyn Museum for brunch and a guided tour. Pick a tour from the list including, “The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago,” “Mummy Dearest: Mummies and More from Ancient Egypt,” “Extraordinary Women: Celebrating Mothers and Motherhood in Art through the Ages,” and more. Tickets and more info here. Or enjoy a walk through Prospect Park and head to Park Union to see the final unit on the market of this impeccably crafted property. On Sunday the Open House will be from 12-4.

If you and Mom are uptown, pick up some  of Yo-Burger’s delicious burgers, fries and fro-yo and take a picnic lunch to nearby Van Cortlandt Park. After a scenic stroll through the The John Kieran Nature Trail, hop out to our Fieldston Lofts Condo’s between 12-2 for an open house featuring units with private outdoor space and floor to ceiling windows.

img via: Brooklyn Flea

Historic Bob and Dolores Hope Estate Hits the Market

Bob and Dolores Hope’s “Dream Home” has hit the Palm Springs Market. Designed by Modernist Architect John Lautner, this 9 Bedroom, 9 Bath estate is 23,000 square feet overlooking the Coachella Valley and San Jacinto Mountains.

This is the largest private residence designed by Lautner who felt “The purpose of architecture is to create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities of life.” In this collaboration with the Hope’s, Lautner designed the perfect blend of concrete, steel and glass that compliments the neighboring mountains with its curving copper roof. Underneath is a grand courtyard in the center of the home, adding additional entertaining space to the estate which features two swimming pools, a tennis court and putting green. Completed in 1980, this extraordinary property is truly a “contemporary castle,” as Dolores described.

Listing via Luxury Portfolio


Weekend Agenda 5/4-5/5

May is Bike Month, so to celebrate another beautiful weekend why not enjoy a ride through Brooklyn.(image via

On Saturday, May 4th at 12 PM join a guided ride tour through historic Park Slope which will highlight the new additions to New York’s bike infrastructure. The ride is appropriate for cyclists 12 and up, make sure to bring, or rent, your own bike and don’t forget your helmet. Points to note will be some of the areas new bike lanes, bike corrals and the CitiBike station, opening soon.(via

After coasting through the park, drop by The Dean Lofts at 816 and 818 Dean Street to check out these new rentals. Saturday, open house hours are from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Sunday from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Or you can plot your own bike tour through the boro, travelling along the numerous bike paths. Make sure to stop off at the Fort Greene Park Market, open Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. List of Farmers and more info here.

After lunch, cycle up Willoughby’s bike lane and check out our open house from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM at the Shelton, 775 Lafayette Avenue.

On Sunday, ride over to Prospect Park for the bi-monthly installment of the Food Truck Rally. Aside from grabbing a little bit of sun, grab some lunch from some of the city’s best mobile eats.

We’ll be hosting an open house at our Park Slope development, Park Union, at 910 Union St, from 12-4 on Sunday, so drop by on your route.

Design in The New Heart of New York

A new exhibition at the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter/Center for Architecture launches this weekend and “will showcase the 26-acre Hudson Yards development and feature a rotating dynamic space where architects and designers will present never-seen-before elements of the design process and evolution of the massive project.”

For the next 8 weeks architects and designers will speak and connect with the public on various topics surrounding the Hudson Yards project including: the evolution of parks on the West Side, the technical development and evolution of the new residential tower at Hudson Yards, how the partnership created to develop Hudson Yards will keep NYC globally competitive, and more. Details and more info here.

The kickoff event is this Saturday, May 4th, where Open House New York will host a special viewing of the exhibition for members which includes guided tours by Hudson Yards architects. Head to to RSVP.