Bon Voyage: Final Fond Glance At Eammon’s Signage

Time to say farewell forever to Brooklyn Heights’ storied Eammon’s In Brooklyn… As BHB reported 1/21, demo has begun on the building that once housed the Irish pub & restaurant and Hallmark next door at 172-174 Montague Street.

With scaffolding in place as of this week, it’s only a matter of days before the beloved Eammon’s sign is just a memory. And so, here’s one last look…

As noted previously, the 8,150-square-foot property sold in June 2012 for $12 million, with plans for a highrise condo development to supplant the current two-story building. (Photos: CT)

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  • Jorale-man

    Does anyone know how tall the new condo will be? I noticed that the rental tower next door has west-facing windows on that side of the building. I wonder if those will be blocked now.

  • Knight

    From what I read initially, it is probably true that those windows will either be blocked or, at best, look out onto a small space with other people’s windows across the small space.

  • Joe A

    19 stories, 74 apartments, 18 months construction.

  • mlcraryville

    Is the height as of right or part of an air-rights swap. I thought the Archstone was as high as it is because it had bought the air rights over these two short taxpayers thereby assuring the block front of a little sky space. No?

  • TeddyNYC

    I know someone who lives on the 17th floor. I’m not sure if she has a window facing west (never been to her apt), but, if she does, she’s losing her great view.

  • Andrew Porter

    There is no right to a view. The problem is that the Archstone went up with the west-facing windows right on the property line, gambling that nothing would ever be built to block them. Oops!

    When the sliver on Livingston, next to 59, went up, suddenly people had their windows blocked by a blank wall 2″ away.

  • Jorale-man

    I’m sure that as renters they don’t have much ability to fight the building that’s going to block their views (which are probably pretty good). Still, I’d be pretty peeved if I lived there. They’ll go from tons of light and views to a dark, windowless room.