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Duane Reade Store in Brooklyn Heights Appears to be Getting Mega Makeover

Remember the days when your local pharmacy sold cold remedies, prescriptions and maybe had a nice soda fountain and candy counter loaded with Mary Janes, Tootsie Rolls and Guess Whats? Yeah, those days are gone but the maga-drugstore era is just beginning. We received this dispatch from a BHB reader regarding changes coming to our [...]

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Curbed Ponders Price on $539K Joralemon Street Co-op in Brooklyn Heights

Curbed features a Brooklyn Heights property as park of its “Six Digit Club” feature. Commenters there are weighing in on the 1BR/1BA coop’s price point, $539K, which the site feels is low. However commenter “Folly Benz” says” This isn’t a remarkably low price by any means. It’s more than $1000psf, which is already a bit [...]

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192 Columbia Heights Site of Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights Writer’s Nest on the Block for $16 Million

Norman Mailer’s nautically themed apartment at 142 Columbia Heights is far more famous than the “writer’s nest” he kept down the street at number 192. This week, the entire brownstone went on the block for a potentially record setting $16 million. Former Granite Broadcasting CEO Don Cornwell and his wife Saundra are the sellers. It’s [...]

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Kushner Will Turn 3 Brooklyn Heights Properties Into Mansions

Developer Jared Kushner will turn three of the properties he acquired from Brooklyn Law School – 100 Pierrepont Street, 27 Monroe Place and 38 Monroe Place – into single family residences, the Real Deal reports. The $36.5 million transaction to buy a total of 6 buildings from the law school closed today. And apparently there [...]

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New York Daily News: Citizens Defending Libraries Ask deBlasio To “Help Pay” BPL’s $300 Million Repair Bill

Brooklyn Heights based Citizens Defending Libraries will hold a rally tonight (4/8) at 5pm in front of the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza. On the docket, the NY Daily News reports, is a request that Mayor deBlasio find a way to help the system with its $300 million dollar repair bill [...]

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Shake Shack Coming to One Old Fulton by Mid-Summer

As we reported last August, the former site of Pete’s Restaurant, One Old Fulton Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water streets) in the Fulton Ferry Historic District, will become a Shake Shack. According to this Eagle story, the owners expect it to open by mid-summer.

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SUNY Selects Full Service Hospital Proposal for LICH

Law 360 reports that, late Thursday afternoon, the trustees of SUNY agreed to accept the proposal of Brooklyn Health Partners to take over the Long Island College Hospital site. According to the report: Brooklyn Health Partners, a newly formed entity led by a hospital developer based in California, plans to continue to operate the property [...]

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LICH Proposals to be Presented to Public Tuesday Evening at St. Francis

The Eagle reports that the nine proposals to take over the Long Island College Hospital campus submitted by the March 19 deadline, four of which would continue LICH as a full service hospital, will be presented to the public on Tuesday evening, March 25, from 6:00 to 8:00, at St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen [...]

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Work Begins At 153 Remsen Street In Brooklyn Heights, Apartment Tower Coming

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that initial work has begun at 153 Remsen Street. The “eyesore” of a building will be replaced with apartments:

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100 Clinton Street In Brooklyn Heights Gets A Broker

Real Estate Weekly reports that 100 Clinton Street is on the block. The broker’s site lists the property at $16.2 million. Fair price? What would you like to see there? REW: Hilly Soleiman of Besen & Associates has been exclusively retained to market 100 Clinton Street, Brooklyn for triple net lease. The property is located [...]

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25 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights Sells for $35 Million

The Real Deal reports that 25 Monroe Place has been sold to DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners for $35 million. Changes are definitely in the cards for Brooklyn Heights’ widest street the recent sale of nearby numbers 27 and 38 Monroe Place to Jared Kushner and the continuing decay/renovation/demolition by dereliction drama at number 1 will shake things up at the very least.

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Shirky Gives the Word at BHA Annual Meeting: the Internet Will Not Destroy Culture

A lot went on at Thursday night’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting, much of which is touched on in our “Tale of the Tweets” coverage. I have a few points about the business side of the meeting to expand on. In addition to the awards for “best diner” to Clark Restaurant and to Patricia and [...]

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Brooklyn Eagle Video Asks: Which Brooklyn Heights Properties Will The Watchtower Sell Next?

The Brooklyn Eagle posted a video today exploring the fate of the remaining Watchtower properties in the Brookyn Heights area. Jared Kushner acquired a chunk of their portfolio last year and reporter Dipti Kumar ponders what the future holds.

Video after the jump.

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Here Are The Interior Renderings For The Poplar Precinct Condo Project In Brooklyn Heights

While we were digging the Finkmobile out of its Poplar Street ice palace earlier this week, the renderings of the former NYPD precinct at 72 Poplar were released. So are these designs fit for the “urban hipsters” the developers are targeting? Curbed: 72 Poplar Street, the Brooklyn Heights police station that is being converted into [...]

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Kushner Gobbles Up Brooklyn Law School Portfolio in Brooklyn Heights

First he made a blockbuster deal for some of the Watchtower’s properties. Now, Jared Kushner has acquired Brooklyn Law School’s impressive Brooklyn Heights real estate portfolio, the Real Deal reports:

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s Kenn Lowy Responds To 70 Henry Street’s Owner Listing Building For Sale

The saga of 70 Henry Street continues as Tom Caruana, owner of the building, has listed it for sale this week with real estate agency Massey Knakal. As the property is currently home to the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, the Cinema’s owner, Kenn Lowy, has issued this response which has also been posted at the movie [...]

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