Rents at 172 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights to Start at $2,500/Month

At 172 Montague Street $2500/month will get you a studio apartment. A three bedroom high up will have a monthly rent of $9,000, according to this Daily News story. It quotes Anna Zarro, of the building’s (photo) leasing agent, Town Residential, as saying, “The views from here are nothing short of phenomenal.” Among the building’s amenities, according to the Daily News, are “a landscaped rooftop terrace, a fitness center, bike storage and a full-time doorman. Homes will have Bluetooth sound systems and USB charging outlets.”

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  • Steven

    I lived next door at 180 Montague Street last year! That block especially between Clinton and court streets, is very loud, lacks Brooklyn heights charm, Montague street really sucks in the way of nice restaurants or any really cool Brooklyn bars. Good luck to who ever lived there.

  • Martin L Schneider

    Who was asleep at the switch when this gray monster built about ten feet out onto the sidewalk ? This is one more blight on the neighborhood, creating ugly, dark canyons where there once were long views to the west and sky.

  • Carlotta

    @ Martin Schneider – You are the voice of sanity in this small Brooklyn Heights world. A number of us were fortunate enough to spend many wonderful years in a beautiful neighborhood which becomes smaller and smaller as the greed of building developers, supported by our politicians’ silence, covers the sky and blocks the sun. Unfortunately, our children are the inheritors of a small group of homes huddled together displaying better days. Greed has become the password for the 21st century.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    Ironically, that sort of unevenness makes the block feel unsafe to walk, which should depress occupancy of this very residential building that is causing the problem.

  • Andrew Porter

    Great views, except for all the people next door at the Archstone whose west-facing windows were bricked over when this building went up.

  • peterbrooklyn

    That little stretch encompassing 172 Montague is now one of the more depressing in the Heights. Another example of the impact of greed on neighborhood.

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  • DIBS

    So it’s not greed when your children inherit what has become a multi million dollar residence (because of development around it) but it is when others try to make money in development? No one violated zoning rules here.

  • CHatter

    Wow, is that an ugly building. But hey, I’m sure USB outlets and bluetooth will more than make up for it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in a place that boasts technology that rivals the Ford Fiesta they rented from Avis that one time?

  • johnny cakes

    Pathetic post, pathetic analogy. Is that the best you can do to praise sheer ugliness? What a poor attempt to say something intelligent.

  • Roberto Gautier

    The NY Daily News story about Bonjour’s Montague Street tower with a three-bedroom apartment rent of $108,000/ year, with its sun-blocking of nearby buildings, infrastructure stressing and marketing push for super amenities and great views is reminiscent of a classic strategy to create a gated community. GC’s consider the income level of residents, including whether buyers will use properties as primary residences, vacation homes or investments. The problem with Bonjour’s project seems to be yet another example of the destruction of an existing community in Brooklyn Heights. As with most creators of GC’s, developers cease to be involved in the community when construction of their project is completed. We should all consider what makes a community “gated.” According to Realtor Magazine, gated communities can be protected by natural features, key card access or private security forces. How will the privacy and security features of a GC be met on Montague Street? Buyers of condos at Pierhouse in the Brooklyn Bridge Park have already bemoaned the presence of the public in “their” park, “their” front yard.

  • Mini_Cooper

    A fugly building at no matter what the price. Too bad the historic distric ends at Clinton Street. We are slowly being hemmed in by these monstrosities.

  • Mini_Cooper

    It’s ugly and contributes to destroying the character of our neighborhood.

  • Mini_Cooper

    And it has NOT caused the value of my place (on Remsen Street) to increase at all.

  • Mini_Cooper

    Another fugly building.

  • Mini_Cooper

    And what are your thoughts about this building and the one being built? Or do you only criticize others’ posts?

  • johnny cakes

    If you’ve read any other of my posts, I am against any more condo development – until or unless the public infrastructure is able to support it. (Schools, hospitals, fire and police services, etc.)

    The public is obviously overwhelmed at the current time, and it is only getting worse. Further development must be halted.

    Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. It is not illegal to be ugly. Ugly isn’t a crime.

    Ignoring community safety standards or corrupting zoning laws should be a crime. But those laws and standards are being ignored by the courts. The politicians are responsible. They are the ones who aren’t stopping the real estate corruption. They are part of it.

  • Mini_Cooper

    I’m in full agreement with you. I only wish to add my own feelings about the aesthetics (or lack thereof) of what is currently being built just outside of the designated historical district. Even tho you may disagree with my use of the word ugly, you do see where I’m coming from, right? That buildings of this sort do not compliment our historic buildings which have been around for almost 200 years.

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    First of all NONE of the neighborhood
    Preservation organizations or leading
    Voices are doing the two MOST BASIC
    things to safeguard this community:

    1) Like ANY watchdog effort anywhere
    You have to review ANY and ALL
    Requests for permits. like any interest
    Group watching say, legislation, you
    Want to review all bills at their first
    Moment of introduction…same with
    The first indication of intention to
    Mount any building project in your
    Area. You watch the trade publications
    You watch the permits and you develope
    “sources” in the industry….

    2) You carefully and above all deeply
    Delve into the background of any
    Individual who wants to build-no
    exceptions (the BHA has for decades
    Refused to do this) you want to know
    Who the builder is, who are his associates,
    What his previous behavior is, WHO he
    owes money to…the works.

    Youll notice that NONE of the ” preservationist”
    Orgs or the various gasbags on the subject
    Are doing either of the above at all or anywhere
    Near necessary. WHY IS THAT? Right now
    any number of organized crime related groups
    Or guys with wild international fraud back
    Grounds could be planning huge building
    Projects and all of you would be clueless
    Because your “leaders” aren’t doing the
    Basic steps to protect you.

    All they want to do is carefully come to the BH
    Wailing Wall AFTER the damage is done.

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    So you…now…want to bemoan the latest
    RE/Financial group outrage..of course this is
    Safely AFTER the fact. This and $2.50 will
    Get you on the subway…

    So er, how do any of propose to prevent
    The flood of abuses which are shortly
    To arrive. If one insect finds it can draw
    Blood with you doing nothing’ what do you
    Think? Other vile insects will go elsewhere
    Or run to the feast?

    When is any of you going to start to do
    Something EFFECTIVE to PREVENT
    further attacks on the Heights????

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    So, er, who WAS asleep at the switch?
    The answer is…all of you “concerned
    Citizens” who simply were too distracted
    or lazy to do the few basic steps which have
    Successfully derailed destructive building
    projects in many other parts of the country.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    That Brooklyn Heights Wailing Wall is a graffiti-magnetic Brutalist gray monstrosity that never should have been approved AND it blocks the view of the harbor AND the developer ran out of financing before it could be topped off with a contextual cornice. I never pray there.

  • johnny cakes

    Are you describing the Fortis Group? The real estate group what corrupted NY State into closing Long Island College Hospital? Community groups went to court, had public hearings, disclosed the real estate corruption, disclosed the political corruption. And what happened?

    The hospital closed. People have died prematurely, and will continue to do so. Governor Cuomo could have stopped it, but he enabled it to happen. The State Courts were unable to stop Cuomo, and people are dying. Rich people, poor people, everyone is suffering.

    What is your solution to the LICH real estate matter? What did the responsible community people do wrong?

    The Feds wouldn’t do anything to stop the LICH closure before it happened. They said, hopefully the State will do the right thing and stop the scheme, and save the hospital. Well, the State was an accessory to the crime by stopping Judge Baynes from stopping the LICH closure, and people have died. Fortis got the land. They bought the prize from the State, Cuomo was the cause of the closure. Can anyone say “campaign money”? Can anyone say “Moreland Commission”?

    What went wrong? What was the end result?

    It is not right to say, nobody bothered to stop it. That is simply not true. Corruption is not being stopped. It is thriving like never before.

    No crooked real estate operations are being stopped, nobody is going to jail for lying, cheating, or stealing. It is all about the $$$$$$$$. It always has been. Justice has a price, and the public is the loser.

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    Its really difficult or impossible to respond to
    a reading of what I said such as your response.
    Much like trying to read a newspaper in a fun
    House distorted mirror.

    If you actually READ the clear, coherent points
    I offered, you’d know what needs to be done.

    Once again,…1) this community has to begin
    A orderly procedure of fully reviewing any and
    All sources of indication(s) of intent to build

    2) we need to begin to do deep background
    Checks on any or all persons or groups
    Seeking to engage in development any
    Where within like a mile of the Heights.
    No exceptions…

    Is any of the above unclear? Good, and by
    The way, my offering clear effective action
    Is NOT an occasion for the less intelligent
    To begin their nonsense.

    Our “leaders” have simply not done the
    Obvious basic steps to safeguard the
    Heights. Besides the above, you need
    To have high visibility

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    Public displays of community upset and a redirecting of
    Main fire to the banking/financial sector which allows
    Improper development. You also need the collection
    of information which leads to high visibility prosecution
    On a federal level. At this point, after years of lack of
    Proper action by our “leaders”, the Only devices which
    Will stop the Fast building confligation the. heights finds
    Itself in is: 1) serious jail time and 2) serious asset
    Seizure. Nothing else will change the financial “culture”
    Which is the real cause of where we are now.

  • johnny cakes

    Regarding LICH, The community did begin an orderly procedure of fully reviewing plans for development. We discovered problems, and disclosed them to the public, courts, and media.

    We did do background checks on all of the bidders. Many LICH bidders were corrupt, and some did not have the credentials to run a hospital, or have legit financing available to purchase the property. That was provided to the courts.

    You sound like a snob. It is not nice to attack people who differ with your point of view. It shows a complete ‘lack of class’ on your part to act in a

    condescending way.

    Is that clear?

  • bethman14

    Awwww jeez I feel so sorry for your kids being forced to walk past an ugly building on the way to their multimillion dollar real estate inheritance. Life if tough man, life is tough. I mean really, how do they cope?

  • bethman14

    “…redirecting of
    Main fire to the banking/financial sector which allows
    Improper development.”

    And which directly or indirectly pays the salaries of most folks living in Brooklyn Heights

  • bethman14

    You’re right. Whats happening in Brooklyn heights is horrifying. Our community has long been an exclusive enclave for the very rich and very white, and we’re being over run now by the super rich and super white. Whats next? The mega rich? Its simply terrifying.

  • Remsen Street Dweller