As a young real estate agent in the business I came to appreciate many of Brooklyn's beautiful neighborhoods and the rich architectural history of some of the homes and buildings.
Now, many years later as an owner of a real estate company Accord Real Estate Group, I am still captivated by the architectural treasures that we have in Brooklyn.
Today, there are many buildings that have become city landmarks Some of the buildings are in the Hasidic section of South Williamsburg. For example 125 Heyward Street which was built in 1888 and 1889 and was Public School 71. This building was designated as a city landmark in 1981.
Other buildings of note are the old New York State Armory located at 355 Marcy Avenue, the Shutts Bread Company building located at 87-105 Heyward Street with unusual white brick and red trim and a beauty of an apartment house designed by architect Montrose Morris located at 109 S. 9th Street. This Queen Anne style building was completed in 1890 with absolutely gorgeous details around the windows. The list of architecturally wonderful buildings continues with 559 Bedford Avenue, built in 1886 for the Smith family, Brooklyn's largest clothing manufacturer. This home has a lovely and elaborate facade. Still yet another gem of a building is located at 143 S. 8th Street and was the Long Island Business College. This building was designed by William Gaylor and built in 1891-1892. This combination Romanesque Revival - Second Empire brick building was designated a city landmark in Sept 2013.
In case you get hungry during your travels in South Williamsburg and Babka is your thing, then you must go to Oneg Bakery located at 188 Lee Avenue where you will find hands down the best and most yummiest chocolate babka around. Oneg Bakery is accessible via the G,J, M and Z trains.
For more information about South Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY or if you are planning to sell you residential, commercial, mixed use or investment propery call Jeff or Anna at 718-375-2065 or email us. You will be very happy that you did.