This new listing at One Brooklyn Bridge Park might be the nicest apartment we’ve seen in the waterfront building. (We’re not forgetting about the $32,000,000 penthouse but that’s sui generis and not really comparable.) This place has it all: four bedrooms, five bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, amazing views. This kind of place doesn’t come cheap though: Asking price is $7,950,000. Get out those checkbooks!
This five-story brownstone at 36 Garden Place didn’t sell when it was a House of the Day in 2012 and listed for $10,000,000. Now it’s back on the market for $8,250,000 with a new broker (Stribling) and different photos. Some unusual artwork that appeared in the original listing is no longer pictured. (more…)
A judge today will hear a motion to block the city from selecting a developer to build housing towers on two remaining empty lots on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Neighbors are suing the Brooklyn Bridge Park corporation to require them to perform a new environmental impact study to replace the one that was done in 2005, reported The Wall Street Journal. (more…)
19 Grace Court is a charming prewar building at the end of dead-end street by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. This third-floor two-bedroom is currently the only unit on the market; it’s got an asking price $875,000. It’s got nice light and is in good shape but only has one bathroom; what’s more, it appears that much of the original detail was lost in a recent renovation. Monthly maintenance is $998.
This new condo listing at 94 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights is a real looker. The two-level pad has lots of original detail and benefits greatly from having windows along the entire eastern side of the building. The 1,417-square-foot apartment has a separate dining room in addition to the living room at the front of the parlor floor; it’s also got a master suite on the second floor at the rear of the apartment. The asking price is $1,750,000 and it’s also available for rent for $7,500 a month.
The Bossert will not re-open as a hotel until 2015. “Clipper Equity is excited to open a fully renovated and modernized world-class hotel in Brooklyn Heights by early next year,” a spokesman for owner David Bistricer told The Brooklyn Eagle in a written statement. The opening date has been moved at least twice, with the most recent date spring 2014. (more…)
We applaud the broker on this new listing at 30 Clinton Street for her honesty: “This prewar one bedroom coop apartment needs EVERYTHING. New walls, new floors, new fixtures, new appliances, and probably wiring and plumbing as well.” It’s a nice prewar building, though, and in a convenient Brooklyn Heights location. The asking price is $325,000.
This townhouse on the corner of Joralemon and Henry Street Streets in Brooklyn Heights is getting a modern update. The multifamily building at 108 Joralemon Street is losing a four-story rear extension and backyard garage and gaining a rear two-story extension with large windows. The four-story house is currently clad in scaffolding, and we found this rendering tacked to the front.
The building recently had five apartments, but alteration permits indicate it’s being converted to a one-family. The 4,800-square-foot building last changed hands in February 2013 for $3,210,000. What do you think of the addition?
There’s plenty to recommend this top-floor unit at 9 College Place in Brooklyn Heights — location, size, outdoor space — but it’ll be interesting to see whether the 1,688-square-foot apartment can achieve its ambitious asking price of $2,675,000. After all, it’s only a two-bedroom we are talking about. Seems pretty pricey for a pad you’re going to have to move out of when the second kid is on the way.
The Brooklyn Historical Society is serving up beer and some interesting tidbits from 19th century Brooklyn next week for their first summer beer garden event. In “19th Century Brooklyn: Snapshots of Change,” archivist John Zarrillo will explore quirky photos and documents he found while sifting through the records of the Brooklyn Corporation Counsel. The cache of legal documents chronicles lawsuits, infrastructure changes, and property ownership, and covers topics like the 1895 fire that destroyed part of the Coney Island boardwalk and female prison guards called police matrons.
Zarrillo’s discoveries include a boxing match in Coney Island, a 10-acre farm in East New York, and a herd of cattle in Williamsburg. His “Tales From the Vault” talk will take place June 19 at 6 pm, followed by the beer garden social at 7 pm. The talk is free, and drink tickets are $5. RSVP here through Eventbrite.
It is still possible to buy an apartment in Brooklyn Heights for less than $300,000, as this new listing for a studio at 54 Orange Street shows. At $299,000, it’s coming in just under the wire but looks like a reasonable deal: There’s good natural light, the place is in good shape and it’s not on the ground floor. What’s more, the monthly maintenance is just $366.
This handsome two-bedroom co-op at 65 Montague Street just hit the market asking $1,300,000. The Brooklyn Heights pad has great prewar bones, an attractively updated kitchen and generous proportions in the bedrooms. No square footage total is provided but we’re guesstimating that this asking price is coming in at about $1,000 a square foot. The maintenance is a very reasonable $1,034 a month. There’s an open house tonight from 5:30 to 7 pm.