Midwood

1972 Ocean Avenue, image from Google Maps

Permits Filed: 1972 Ocean Avenue, Midwood

Ocean Avenue was once seen as one of Brooklyn’s most desirable streets, and was catnip to developers. In addition to the ornate garden apartment buildings erected in the 1920s, it attracted one of only two pre-war residential…

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1170 & 1174 East 8th Street, image from Google Maps

Permits Filed: 1170 East 8th Street, Midwood

Gravesend is known for its opulent 21st century mansions, built mostly by Sephardic Jews from Syria in the decreasingly Italian neighborhood in southern Brooklyn. The area most heavily blanketed in huge new homes is the part of Gravesend…

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