Kushner Transforms Brooklyn Heights Law School Dorms Into Rentals


Kushner Companies is just about done renovating three former Brooklyn Law School dorms into market rate apartments, and Curbed took a look at the project. The developer bought six dorm buildings last year for $36,500,000, and is in the process of converting the other three back into single family homes.

The buildings at 144 Willow Street (pictured above), 18 Sidney Place, and 89 Hicks Street have 69 renovated apartments, all studios and one-bedrooms. Eight of them are rent stabilized. Rents run the gamut from $2,500 for a studio to $4,700 for a 1.5-bedroom with a private backyard.

Each unit has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, new moldings, stainless steel appliances, and Caesarstone countertops. Bathrooms feature black tiled floors and white tubs and sinks. All of the buildings also got new plumbing and wiring, in addition to video intercoms. And every unit comes with one month free and a free six-month membership to Equinox.

As Curbed notes, given the lack of rental listings in Brooklyn Heights, 69 units should add considerably to the stock there. What do you think of them?

Old Student Housing Reborn as Rentals in Brooklyn Heights [Curbed]
Kushner to Turn Three Brooklyn Heights Dorms Back Into Single Family Townhouses [Brownstoner]
Kushner Buys Brooklyn Heights Law School Apartments for $36.5 Million [Brownstoner]

More of 144 Willow:

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And here are few of 89 Hicks Street:

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Photos by Curbed

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