Your Neighborhood at a Glance: Halstead’s New Brooklyn Expansion
We have exciting news at Halstead Property, the company has acquired two real estate firms in Brooklyn: Cobble Heights Realty in Cobble Hill and Heights Berkeley Realty in Park Slope. Halstead now has five storefront offices in the borough, bringing the total number of tri-state offices to 23. The two new storefronts are in wonderful locations, one is at 76th Seventh Avenue at Berkeley Place in Park Slope, and the other is at 206 Court Street between Wyckoff and Warren Streets. As Halstead President Diane Ramirez says, “Halstead has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years and we are committed to growing the firm in a smart and strategic way. These two boutique firms are the perfect addition to our brand.”
We’ve talked to our local Brooklyn agents to get the scoop on the areas surrounding the two new storefronts, and there’s plenty to do. We’ve handpicked some neighborhood highlights:
206 Court Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11201
This location is surrounded by fantastic restaurants and cafes. In the immediate vicinity is Nectar, an amazing juice bar and sandwich shop that has earned rave reviews, Café Pedlar, where you can find a perfect espresso or delicious cup of coffee, and Brucie, an intimate Italian restaurant with a warm atmosphere, top-notch service, and perfectly prepared dishes. For dessert, right down the street is Blue Marble ice cream shop, with some innovative flavors (cinnamon, pumpkin, and green tea) and offerings such as ice cream cupcakes, maple syrup toppings, and excellent sugar cones. Down the street is also The Chocolate Room, where you can satisfy absolutely any chocolate craving you have with unique handmade items.
You can also get your shopping fix after visiting this new Halstead location, Pink Pepper is a women’s fashion boutique with an assortment of stylish clothing, handbags, jewelry, beauty products and accessories. There’s also Serene Rose, another women’s fashion boutique that has upscale offerings that specializes in bridesmaid and specialty dresses. Then there’s the Community Bookstore, a neighborhood staple where you can find hidden treasures of books with the help of the personable and helpful owner who is always on hand.
Want to catch a movie? Cobble Hill Cinemas is right down the street.
76 Seventh Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Right near this new Halstead location is the Grand Army Plaza, which serves as the main entrance to Prospect Park. It’s perfect for those upcoming spring and summer days.
The restaurants and cafes in the area include Noella Brew Bar, a cafe that offers free WiFi and unique counter culture and bean brews of coffee, Oshima, a high quality sushi place that locals adore, the Olive Vine Café, an excellent BYOB Mediterranean restaurant, and the Santa Fe Grill, a bustling Mexican restaurant with great sangria and avocado fries. For dessert, you have to try Cousin John’s Café and Bakery, which offers decadent pastries and confections that are absolutely superb.
Around the corner is the Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall where you can catch some exquisite live classical music and many special events and musician’s workshops. There are also some excellent nightlife options in the area for you to enjoy, such as Bierkraft, which boasts an outdoor seating area, Cocoa Bar, a one-of-a-kind chocolate, wine and dessert bar, Union Hall, a 5,000 square foot bar, restaurant and live music hall, The Sackett, with it’s charming and intimate space and the best jukebox in Brooklyn, and Red, White & Bubbly, a fantastic wine shop.
And those are just some of the highlights in these extraordinary areas. Stop by one of the new office locations and let a local expert agent show you the neighborhood and all of the available properties.