|Curb Appeal 157 16th Street: Corcoran has the listing for this "quaint and cozy" single family wood frame house renovated back in 2003-04. I'm a big fan of these little shacks. They clean up rather nicely. Homes like this one used to be the affordable alternative for someone wanting to buy rather than rent. In 1993, when I first started to look to buy in the South Slope, you could pick up a house just like this for around $150,000. The current owners are asking $609,000, comparable to what you might pay, more or less, for new condo construction around these parts. But then there is the location...|
|Coming and Going: Existing driveway and cub cut directly next door will serve the 9,300 square foot parking lot for both newly constructed condominiums 169 16th Street and 182 15th Street. Karl Fischer's plans says 31 off street parking spaces to service the 60+ residential units.|
|The drive... The Vue.|
|Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Floor Plans|
"A" marks the spot. Asphalt Jungle: A missed opportunity to restore the neighborhood's "Green Donut". That's a significant amount of rainwater diverted to the city sewer system and the Gowanus Canal instead of seeping back into the soil. Check out this mapping link to Oasis NYC to see how your donuts rate.
|In black and white, crunching the numbers.|
|During Foundation Construction: The view from in front of 182 15th Street. Follow the green construction fence to the right and that's 157 16th Street in the distance between the blue and green houses. Click on any photo to enlarge.|