The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Law School has put on the market six residential buildings in Brooklyn Heights it has used as student housing. These are: 89 Hicks Street (photo), which BLS bought from Watchtower in 2006; 18 Sidney Place; 144 Willow Street; 100 Pierrepont Street; 27 Monroe Place; and 88 Monroe Place. The sale of these properties will leave several options for BLS students who do not commute from home or wish to rent on the market: 2 Pierrepont Street, 148 and 150 Clinton Street, and Feil Hall.
BLS President Joan Wexler declined to comment on why the school has decided to sell these properties now. The Brooklyn Paper speculates that it may be caused by a decline in enrollment that has affected law schools nationwide, and also by a new program at BLS that allows students to complete work for a juris doctor degree in two years instead of the customary three.
Stephen Palmese of Massey Knakel is handling the sale of the buildings.