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Just days after developer Greystone released a rendering for the luxury rental building it is planning for next door to Park Slope’s much-watched Lyceum, a landmarked former public bath on development-heavy 4th Avenue, it announced it has found a tenant for the century-old Beaux Arts building: Blink Fitness.

The no-frills gym chain will be taking up the whole 16,700-square-foot space at 227 4th Avenue, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. Greystone bought the Lyceum this year at a foreclosure auction, intending to turn it into condos — and subsequently snapped up the development site next door.

When Greystone recently announced it had dropped its condo plans for the Lyceum and was seeking a retailer or two, Brownstoner commenters said they would like to see an Apple or Trader Joe’s move into the space.


A rendering has been released for the much-watched development connected to the landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum at 227 4th Avenue in Park Slope. The Lyceum, one of the last public baths built in New York City, has had a drama-filled decade, as its longtime owner struggled to hold onto it — and claimed he was cheated — but finally lost the property to foreclosure, as Brownstoner has reported in countless articles.

Daniel Goldner Architects has designed a modern-looking 12-story rust-colored building with a set back in contrasting yellow brick. Offset windows of varied sizes give the facade a playful, dynamic look.


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Photo by Joel Zimmer