Not So Spooky — Joralemon Jem Renovation


Brooklyn Papers: The Real Ghost Stories of Brooklyn: Not all ghost stories have scary endings. Nestled between two brick buildings worth millions, the abandoned, 178-year-old wood-framed house on Joralemon and Sidney Place that has long haunted tony Brooklyn Heights is finally getting renovated.  “I am restoring the interior and keeping the exterior that is landmarked,” said the house’s owner. “I’m not sure if I’m going to sell it or keep it. “The last restoration to this house was in the 1930s,” he added. “It was previously abandoned — no one has lived here since December, 2004.” Neighbors say the renovation couldn’t come soon enough. “I absolutely hope they can restore it because it’s really a beautiful house,” said a woman who lives across the street. “It’s a shame it wasn’t taken care of properly. It’s such a gorgeous house with a lot of character. I’m looking forward to seeing it once it’s finished.” The curse of 133-135 Joralemon Street, it seems, has lifted.

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