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October 10, 2006

New Vanderbilt Ave korean restaurant

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 10:09 pm

Down the block from the Washington Condos at 35 Underhill is this new Korean restaurant from the owner of Le Gamin. Noo Na is the name, a new Korean BBQ joint.

This is quite an adventurous and bold foray into this part of Vanderbilt, I must say. The owner is basically depending on the gentrifying masses to support them financially. God knows you won’t be getting any of the McDonalds demographic that is going into their drive thru across the street.

We wish them well– just stay open at least until the 35 Underhill condos close!

NB: Just checked the chowhound bboards and there’s a glaringly bad review. And I quote: ‘over-Americanized and under-spiced’ How sad. Did we really expect an authentic Korean place in Prospect Heights/Clinton Hill? Nope. A blogger can dream, can’t he?


302 Washington Condos come at a price

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 9:49 pm

The brownstone/carriage house conversion at 302 Washington Avenue has been under construction for some time until very recently. Now, all 4 units are on the market, at some chart-topping prices. The 3 floor-thru 2 bed, 2 baths units with 900 square feet are asking $685K, about $761 psf. Yes, indeed, quite high for this point in time. This is more than any Graham Condo has ever sold for, I believe.

The units are being marketed by Warburg Realty, which up until now hasn’t made much of a push into Brooklyn yet. This may be their maiden voyage.

The 1,825 square foot duplex is asking $1.325MM and the 2,274 square foot carriage house is asking $1.75MM. Quite a tall order, because all potential buyers will be weighing the fact that they can buy a decent, livable (all relative, folks) townhouse for that same price.

October 9, 2006

Man dies in leap between buildings at Prospect Place

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 9:47 am

The NY Times metro briefing has it here, at 462 Prospect Place.

October 7, 2006

Yankees go down in a heap of shame

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 11:22 pm

The owner of this grocery on Myrtle next to Five Spot must be one sour owner tonight. Once again, the overpriced, overpaid, no-chemistry Yankees failed miserably.

As the incredibly smug Michael Kay said today about the Yankees performance, it was ‘absolutely unacceptable’ and ‘disgraceful.’

Sorry Abreu and Damon. No rings for you. The Yankees once again are the laughingstock of the league.

October 6, 2006

Nice piece of ass @ Fort Greene’s Forte Condos

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 7:37 pm

Continuing on brownstoner’s theme of ‘ass,’ there’s a nice ass on the Forte Condos web page. Shown on the left, it’s on the ‘amenities’ page of the web page, which now has a lot of information, including floor plans.

Topping out at 30 glorious stories and containing 108 condo units, the project is quite interesting. Surely though, some detractors will balk at the 30 stories at Ashland and Fulton.

There’s a mix of many units – 1 bed, 1 baths, 1 bed, 2 baths, 2 bed, 2 baths and 3 bedroom units. Some units have lot-line windows, which will be important to note. The higher units seem to also be set back a bit from the original footprint, as the square footage is not quite as comparable.

The project seems to be a middle-of-the-road one, as they mix GE appliances with Dornbracht fixtures. Also be sure to check out the 4 different bathroom choices.

It will be interesting to see how these price out compared to One Hanson Place.

October 4, 2006

Mets win

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 9:36 pm

October 3, 2006

Shoe Factory Lofts @ 242 Greene

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 8:05 pm

There are new loft condominiums on the market and they certainly are enticing. Starting from the finishes to the spaces, to the light, to the up-and-coming area, what’s not to like about these apartments?

Also note the very functional kitchens with the GE cooktops and the double-wall ovens (sure to please the baker in the family).

Located on Greene between Grand and Classon, these might be deemed a bit out of the way, but they are close to Pratt and the G train at Clinton/Washington.

There are 13 units, the smallest at 1170 square feet. Prices may be a slight reach for the area and at this point in time. A few 2,000 square feet ground floor duplexes are asking $795K, or $850K for a unit with a garden. Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1588 square feet lofts are $775K or $815K. Penthouses start at $710K (which was sold already). Common charges start at $481 per month, with no doorman as of yet.

October 2, 2006

Happy New Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 11:07 pm

Happy Yom Kippur. In honor of the new year, here’s a photo of some parve margarine for you. Courtesy of this unique new Clinton Hill blog with a Brooklyn-based theme of how to span the world yet stay in Brooklyn. Blender Project visits ethnic food stores in Brooklyn and comes out with a new product every time. Keep up with their blog to find out what’s next.

October 1, 2006

Eat your heart out bobby flay

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 9:50 pm

This is the real deal Mexican, Bobby. You can’t touch this. Taken at Red Hook Ballfields – huarache con bistec. All for $5.

“Trifula” ??

Filed under: Uncategorized — ltjbukem1 @ 10:32 am

In a case of friendly blog-warfare, Clinton Hill Blog and Set Speed have each staked claim to what the area between the Triangle between Fulton and Lafayette should be called.

Set Speed has termed it TRIFULA.

Clinton Hill Blog has termed it LAFU or TRILAFU

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