The ‘Brooklyn Eagle’ Has Landed

The one-story 1963 homely building that housed the long-lived “Brooklyn Eagle” newspaper at 30 Henry Street is history. It was two months ago that the lot in Brooklyn Heights was boarded up and by June 8 the roof of the structure had been removed. Brownstoner reports that all that remains as of Tuesday is the building’s foundation.

And now it’s time for the site’s new life: DUMBO-based developer Fortis Manor, which purchased the property in November 2011 for $3.5 million ($500K over its asking price), received Landmarks approval in December for a five-story, six-unit condo building, with underground parking and a courtyard with waterfall. Let’s hope this project goes smoother than its neighbor up the street at 20 Henry Street.

(Photo: Brownstoner)

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  • Ed

    The building’s down but the Eagle’s alive and quite well, thank you. The Eagle HAS landed — our offices now are in Dumbo, and at 16 Court St. And, like the Brooklyn Heights Blog, we’re online — at

  • AEB

    Remarkable–to me, anyway–how quickly the work is proceeding there in relation to that at 20 Henry or at nabeguy’s old dwelling on Middagh near Hicks.

    That job should be finished by 2020, assuming tailwinds do their thing….

  • Cranberry Beret

    Totally rebuilding a 200-year old frame house is a lot more delicate than knocking down a 1960s brick building with a bulldozer!! I think the Middagh Street house is moving along nicely.

  • David on Middagh

    Nabeguy’s house is like a centuries-old wooden Japanese temple that is renewed in place.

  • AEB

    …but having renewal pains, David….

  • AEB

    I’m sure you have a point, Cranberry, but what of the recent renovation of the wood-frame house that’s to the right of the HS yard–which ALSO involved the creation of additional back space?

    That seemed to happen with amazing speed.