Brooklyn News: Locals Rally for Toñita’s

Park Slope HDFC Edwardian Flat With High Ceilings, Three Bedrooms, Storage Asks $500K

Up a short flight of steps on the elevated first floor of a Park Slope HDFC co-op, this modernized Edwardian flat has high ceilings, three bedrooms, and a winding floor plan. Located at 471 17th Street, about a block from the sunken Prospect Expressway and close to Prospect Park, it appears to be move-in ready.

street view of row houses

Architect-Renovated PLG Limestone With Breakfast Nook, Central Air Asks $2.75 Million

In the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, this early 20th century row house was designed by prolific architect Benjamin Driesler and recently updated by a Brooklyn design-build firm. While the original architect gave the interior its moldings, wood floors, and mantels, a 2016 renovation by reBuild Workshop brought a renovated kitchen and central air.

living room with tin ceiling and chandelier

Sunset Park Two Bedroom With Mantels, Pocket Doors, Parquet Wants $2,800 a Month

The historic charm of this Sunset Park two-bedroom could not have been better preserved, from the tin ceilings to the Colonial Revival fireplaces to the pocket doors. Located on the top floor of a three-story circa-1900 two-family bow-fronted brownstone at 453 41st Street, the original floor-through has a flexible five-room layout.


Photo by Blue Slate Films

The Insider: Creative Solutions Address ‘Weird Geometry’ of Triangular Park Slope Prewar

Readers were taking another look at this Insider from 2022.

Few Brooklyn apartments present space-planning challenges as unique as those confronting architect Themis Haralabides, cofounder of Park Slope’s reBuild Workshop, where the focus is on sustainability and, usually, the transformation of vintage townhouses into energy-efficient homes for modern living.

Toñita's exterior

Toñita’s exterior in July 2022. Image via Google Maps

Locals Plan Rally to Support Endangered Puerto Rican Social Hub Toñita’s in Williamsburg

On Thursday, neighbors will gather outside 1 Center Street in Manhattan to support the owner of an important longtime community gathering spot and bar on the south side of Williamsburg, the Caribbean Social Club, aka Toñita’s, as the beloved matriarch faces a legal summons.

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