The eight condos in the former Broken Angel building at 4 Downing Street in Clinton Hill sold out in less than a month. Listings for the remaining two units in the development, both in a new townhouse under construction next to the former Broken Angel tenement at 8 Downing Street, have been taken down and will go back on the market in the fall, “when they are closer to completion,” according to an email update we received from developer and architect Barrett Design.
As you may recall, we were the first to tour and photograph the development at the former art project and neighborhood landmark, whose long, sad history we have been reporting on for 10 years, since this blog was founded. The eight units under construction in the existing tenement building sold out extremely quickly.
Our explanation? The prices are relatively affordable for new construction in this area, and the quality of the finishes, design and visible workmanship is extremely high compared to typical new construction in Brooklyn we have seen, in our opinion. And we’ve seen a lot.
The New York Times also profiled the development Friday and noted the sales. The story described the Broken Angel as “whimsical” and “topsy turvy.” That makes it sound like a decoration in a greeting card store. We think it was a lot darker than that.
Broken Angel Coverage [Brownstoner]