Superman’s Old Pad for Rent

If you're looking for the perfect rental space along the Heights waterfront, your opportunity may have just arrived. As previously reported, the former Standish Arms Hotel, a residence for the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society for 26 years, has been sold, and its units are now on the market.

The property was snatched up for $50 million by Boston real estate firm Taurus Investment Holdings, which has begun making units available to prospective renters. Located at 169 Columbia Heights, the 12-story Beaux-Arts-style building has had an interesting place in pop culture; it was the home to Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, as well as the location of Willy Lowman'’s affair in Death of a Salesman.

Its sale comes in the wake of a recent decision by the Watchtower organization to consolidate its Brooklyn holdings. Five other buildings in the Heights remain for sale. The Standish has more than 100 units, with studios starting at $2,000/month. One-bedroom apartments begin at $2,750, while two-bedroom apartments start at $3,600. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a fully-equipped gym, renovated interiors—and of course, killer views! For more information on available units, visit Awaye Realty’s site.

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