Brooklyn Eagle Building For Sale

The building that houses the offices of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle as well as two apartments has been listed for sale.

Brownstoner: Massey Knakal has a new, $3,000,000 listing for 30 Henry Street, which is home to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The property is being pitched as a development site with around 16,500 buildable square feet.

There is no word on where the Eagle offices may be moving. However the listing does mention the terms of the current leases – one for the Eagle and two for apartments in the building:

The subject property is a 4,800 SF development site, located on the corner of Henry & Middagh Street, in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. The property’s zoning is R7-1 w/ a C1-5 commercial overlay, which has an FAR of 3.44 & permits a total 16,512 BSF; the FAR increases to 4.8 for community facility use, which provides for 23,040 BSF.
Remaining on the site is a 1.5 story, 6,300 SF mixed-use building, containing 2 apartments and 1 commercial unit. The ground floor, occupied by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, is on a month-to-month lease paying $9,400 per month. The building features a full basement with 12’+ ceilings, a curb cut for a 4 car garage and open floor plates. Note: BDE’s lease includes use of one of the apartments. The second apartment is, also, month-to-month & is paying $1,400.

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  • EHinBH

    Now we know why they haven’t cleaned the grafeitti off the garage door… This sale is great news for the hood. I’d rather condos and some good retail over that place…

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Please tell me that this can be torn down without the BHA suing.

    Seriously, is this ugly of ugliest building landmark protected? If so what a joke.

  • nabeguy

    Can’t imagine that it’s landmark protected simply because it’s in the neighborhood. It was built for Ace Wire and Brush and wasn’t meant to look very nice. More than likely will go as a plot with development rights for an additional 3 stories to max out at 50 ft. Yet more development on my block. Man, am I glad to be getting out o’town.

  • AEB

    Are the apartments IN the building? Sort of a place for staff to use when and if? Or rented to other worthies?

  • nabeguy

    AEB, if you look on the Middagh side, there’s a separate entrance to the apartments which are above the Eagle space. From what I can see, they have no windows.

  • AEB

    No windows, nabe! Better and better!….

  • Eddy de Lectron

    You can’t have a legal apartment without windows.

  • Y

    Will a new building make the “apartments to let” sign on the wall on the firehouse (?) go away?

  • bornhere

    @Y — If you mean the “TO LET FLATS” sign, I hope not. I think the old painted notices/ads on buildings throughout the city, pitching everything from suits to furs to apartments, are great remnants of old New York. The Ace Wire Brush building, however, is a remnant of awful….

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