Townhouse set to smash Fort Greene price record

A Fort Greene passive house is about to break the neighborhood sales record just a few months after it was set. The renovated townhouse at 6 South Oxford Street, a stone’s throw from Fort Greene Park, went into contract last month for roughly $1 million over the $7 million asking price, according to Compass’ Christine Blackburn, who listed the property with her business partner Lior Barack. It was on the market for barely a week.

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Why passive house could become NYC’s next design standard

Nicholas Liberis knew his office project in Long Island City had to be different. A new 11-story building surrounded by former warehouses and budget hotels was not exactly a top-of-mind destination for tech giants or hedge funds. Then came a global pandemic, which forced companies to rethink their office footprints entirely. “You needed every competitive advantage that you could get,” said Liberis, a partner at Archimaera, the Brooklyn-based architecture firm responsible for designing the building,

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