Crown Heights


There’s a discussion going on at about the future of the armory at Atlantic and Bedford in Crown Heights that has been a homeless shelter in recent years. Evidently, Roger Green (who’s catching flack from Brooklyn Papers, among others, for killing the funding of the independent review of the Atlantic Yards project) mentioned at a community board meeting a couple of years ago that he was looking to convert either the Atlantic Armory or the one on Eighth Avenue in Park Slope from shelter to community recreational space. We don’t know what happened in Park Slope, but the one at Atlantic is still very much a homeless shelter–and at least several of the area residents are happy with it that way. Though we gotta admit, we wish we’d seen the Steel Pulse concert one commenter recalls seeing there years ago.
Armory on Pacific and Bedford [Brooklynian] GMAP


Another reader writes in...We didn’t have a lot of original detail left in this apartment (we live on one floor of our four family in Crown Heights) when we started our renovation. The entire apartment renovation took about 4 months and was done under a super tight budget of $12,000 for labor, including plumbing and electric upgrades. For the kitchen we spent about $4,000, including labor and appliances (which are basic GE stainless steel).


So what are the odds that the renovation done on this place didn’t totally destroy any trace of original detail? We’d guess about zero. Too bad, too, cuz it’s such a beautiful structure. And as long as we’re guessing, we’d say the location was Crown Heights somewhere. Anyone know for sure? Shlomo’s asking $799,000 for the place.
3 Family Limestone [Craigslist]