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Standish Under New Ownership, What’s Next?

A BHB tipster tells us that the Standish Arms, which the Watchtower sold in 2007, has a new owner — or at least is under a different LLC than it was before. The tipster says that the building, now all rental, may be going co-op or condo. Our tipster adds: In addition to not renting […]

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Standish Ready to Rent

Halstead will be the rental agent for The Standish at 169 Columbia Heights, formerly a Watchtower residence. Brooklyn Eagle: …Ready to Rent: Monthly rent prices for the studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments range from $2,200 to $5,900 and $7,200 to $15,000 for several “deluxe, larger one-of-kind apartments,” according to William S. Ross, director of development […]

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NY Post: Standish Rental Prices

The NY Post reports today that apartments at Standish Arms Hotel, recently sold by the Watchtower, will be rental units starting at $2000/month:  New York Post: Jehovah Hits Rental Height$: "This is an incredible property in a great neighborhood with unparalleled views of the New York skyline," said Patrick McGrath, a managing partner with Taurus' […]

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Eagle: Standish Deal Closed

The Watchtower's sale of the Standish Arms Hotel closed on November 15, according to the Brooklyn Eagle: Brooklyn Eagle: Hotel Sold by Watchtower: David Semonian in the Watchtower’s Office of Public Information, told the Eagle yesterday that the closing took place on Nov. 15. Asked for information about the buyer, Semonian would only say, “The […]

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Watchtower to Sell Standish Arms

The Brooklyn Eagle reports today that the Watchtower will soon announce plans to sell the Standish Arms Hotel on Columbia Heights:   The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society —the Jehovah’s Witnesses — will be offering for sale the large property it owns at 169-171 Columbia Heights, formerly the Standish Arms Hotel, this newspaper has learned […]

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Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Buy “A Quiet Place” in Brooklyn Heights

The Real Deal and WSJ report A-Listers Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and John Krasinski (The Office) have purchased adjacent apartments at The Standish for a cool $11M. Sources close to the deal say once combined the renovated apartment will take up an entire floor of the building. The power couple, who starred together in the […]

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The “Martians” Are Coming! Matt Damon Touches Down in Brooklyn Heights

Last summer Brownstoner reported Actor/Producer, Matt Damon was in contract at The Standish on Columbia Heights for over $16.6 million. The deal has been widely-reported as the largest residential sale in Brooklyn to date. Now, it appears the Oscar and Golden Globe winning “Martian,” his wife, Luciana Barroso and their children have finally landed at the 6,218 […]

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Yes, Matt Damon Likely Will Be Your Neighbor

The Real Deal, citing a Wall Street Journal story that’s behind a paywall, reports that actor Matt Damon is in contract to buy the penthouse at The Standish, 171 Columbia Heights. According to the Real Deal, if the sale goes off at the asking price of $16.645 million, it could set a new record for […]

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Eagle: Watchtower Officially Bugging Out of Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Eagle reports today that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has decided to move its headquarters out of Brooklyn Heights.  The current state of the real estate market will slow the group’s departure, the article says. The group, while eventually complimented for saving some historic buildings like the Bossert and Standish Arms Hotels […]

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Krogius: What Does a Landmark Make?

Henrik Krogius’ editorial in the Brooklyn Eagle about Brooklyn Heights landmarks raises many great points on how the collective perspective on what makes certain buildings timeless changes over the years:

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