The New York Times offers an 1,100-word profile in its Real Estate section about potential evolution in Brooklyn Heights, as a number of new projects change the face of its brownstone persona. The story by Constance Rosenblum opens: “That enclave of impeccably restored brownstones lining narrow, leafy streets has long been immune to the buzzy changes washing over communities beyond its borders. But thanks to a more buoyant economy, changes are nibbling at the neighborhood’s edges that will bring luxury accommodations through the pipeline.”
The piece discusses the impact of five projects: the Bossert Hotel’s conversion back to a hotel, 20 Henry Street’s 38 luxury condos, 30 Henry Street’s five floor-through condos, 72 Poplar Street’s 14 family-size condos and 70 Henry Street’s five-story rental conversion.
Robert Perris, district manager of Community Board 2, notes, “Brooklyn Heights is very much a community in which people belong to the same institutions, like the Casino and the Brooklyn Heights Association. These new projects don’t necessarily destroy that. In a way, they simply expand the size of the pie.” (Photos: NYT)