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Historic Spotlight: 1313 Prospect Place

Historic Spotlight: 1313 Prospect Place

On quiet, tree-lined Prospect Place, in the heart of northern Crown Heights, you'll find a row of modest turn-of-the-century brick row houses with rounded full-height projections that give the block an undulating quality. On land acquired in 1907 by the short-lived Onslow-Moore Company, second-generation builders and brothers John and George Potts planned the row of five 20-foot wide two-family houses, each with four bays, stone decoration and bold cornices.

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Rentals: 3 Things to Know Before Moving

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Rentals: 3 Things to Know Before Moving

It’s become known recently as a neighborhood in transition, but really, Clinton Hill has always been changing. Once a bastion of the wealthy, it quickly became a middle-class hub. Now young professionals and families are moving into town thanks to its cheap(ish) rents and its friendly appeal. If this Brooklyn neighborhood could be your next adventure, here are three things you should know while searching for your Clinton Hill dream home.

Decking Out Your Roof Deck

Decking Out Your Roof Deck

In and around the city, any scrap of outdoor space is highly prized, but roof decks, in particular, lend a glorious sense of space and freedom to their lucky inhabitants. If the deck happens to capture a bit of our area's iconic water or skyline views, even better.

The Renovation: Fifth Avenue—History Meets 21st Century in a Harlem Showplace

The Renovation: Fifth Avenue—History Meets 21st Century in a Harlem Showplace

The Dixon team creates a tour de force fit for the modern era by updating a stately 19th century corner brownstone with enviable new amenity spaces and a luxurious transitional design scheme.

How to Become a Qualified Tenant

How to Become a Qualified Tenant

Few things move as fast as New York City real estate, so when you find a home you love, it's imperative that you're ready to pounce. Before you even start scanning listings, take a few minutes to get your finances and documentation in order. It could mean the difference between "home sweet home" and "the one that got away."