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Food Critic Sam Sifton Sells Red Hook Home for $1.25 Million

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2,600 square feet of Red Hook residential just sold for $1.25 million, a top earner in a neighborhood with few members in the $1 million club. Turns out, the 1899 structure (that under went a historical-obliteration renovation in 2006 under a previous owner) was sold by none other than Sam Sifton, New York Times restaurant critic and Brooklyn cheerleader. Sifton purchased the home at 82 Visitation Place in 2007 for just over one million, netting a $180,000 profit.

Brownstoner points out that a nearby brownstone at 138 Coffey Street that was listed for $1,690,000 is now under contract, so Sifton's pad may not be the biggest breadwinner in the Hook. It's also, as a commenter notes, "directly across the street from Section 8 housing and a few doors down from a juvenile justice courthouse." However, it is adjacent to the leafy square between Richards and Dwight Streets and is configured as a two-family residence with a 3-bedroom rental unit on the ground floor for extra income. Anyone care to share a photo of the kitchen?
· One For the Record Books in Red Hook? [Brownstoner]
· A BK Weekend [EaterNY]