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For the most part, news of a single Brooklyn home selling for more than five million dollars isn't, you know, really news. But when that home belonged to Beastie Boy Mike D., and when it was also an ersatz porn set, well, then, it's kind of news. Kind of. Via Curbed, "the Cobble Hill home of Beastie Boy Mike D. (alias Diamond) and director Tamra Davis has sold for just under its initial asking price. The Baltic Street...
Although we regularly decry the rentpocalypse and its steady encroachment upon New York neighborhoods far and wide, one rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn community has seen its average rents decrease over the last year. Bushwick might be home to newly constructed luxury buildings like 1209 Dekalb and upmarket condo-dwellings situated on the border of East New York, but the average rent in the neighborhood has dropped 16 percent in the last year, as per a report compiled by real estate...
Today in not shocking news: New data released by Douglas Elliman Real Estate reveals that rent and home prices in Brooklyn have reached an all-time high. What with former governor Eliot Spitzer colonizing the Williamsburg Waterfront and major retail chains cropping up in formerly industrial neighborhoods, the news should come as no surprise Brooklyn homes now go for an average of $788,529, a $5,233 increase from last year. Brooklyn’s median sales price came in at $605,000. Rentals in north-west Brooklyn (running from Greenpoint to...
Imagine for a moment that every time a media outlet covered Prospect Heights, a mention of the murder of Amy Watkins prefaced each description of the latest restaurant to open up along Vanderbilt Avenue. Or what if whenever the East Village was the focal point of an article, the 1988 riot in Tompkins Square Park was used as a descriptor, a way of orienting the reader, and reminding them about the true nature of the neighborhood...

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