Now We Know What’s Replacing Housing Works

Just what we all wanted and needed: another real estate office. The words above “Halstead” in the large window are “The new home of”…

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  • Banet

    Where was the old Halstead office?

  • brooklynbull

    Could “ironic” be properly applied here?

  • Teresa

    Perhaps we can hope that something interesting will go in the old Halstead space, on Montague between Clinton and Henry.

  • AEB

    Years ago I recall discovering that the (infamous) Christopher Street Bookstore, where literature of a decidedly non-literary sort was purveyed, had become, almost overnight, a maternity boutique.

    Putting aside the irony of the identity-witch, this once and forever summed up gentrification to me, the exchange of a treasured community resource for expensive frou-frou.

    Montague landlords work hard at making the street a self-parodying un-place.

  • Claude Scales

    There’s an interesting analysis of the Manhattan retail space market from three years ago (perhaps we’re just catching up) here:

  • David on Middagh

    The old office was half a block up the street, at 150 Montague.

  • David on Middagh

    AEB! “Self-parodying un-place”? Did you come up with that? SPUP.

  • Cranberry Beret

    The wasted value of the real estate agencies continually reshuffling their offices on Montague St could feed a small nation. My head spins from trying to keep track of who’s on first…

  • AEB

    Guilty, David. Feel free to, uh, disseminate the term….

  • rss

    Shoot, what a shame. Housing Works was one of the very few places on Montague i patronized. A real loss for the nabe.

  • Jorale-man

    To think that Montague Street was once cited in a Bob Dylan song for “music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air.”

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  • Andrew Porter

    I wonder if Housing Works could open a drop-off place in BH where people with donations could bring them? Perhaps I’ll contact HW. I know our store sent several trucks a week to the other stores.

  • David on Middagh

    I will spraypaint it across the usurping Halstead storefront.

  • David on Middagh

    This socks?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    In the meantime I think we’ve found the title of Bob Dylan’s next album.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Nail salon! Mobile phone retailer! Dry cleaner! Sushi! Boutique nicknacks at a significant markup!

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  • Claude Scales

    Actually, it focks.