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Will 67 Remsen Be Brooklyn Heights’ Next Mansion?

Curbed reports that owner Gili Haberberg wants to convert the ten unit apartment building at 67 Remsen Street (photo) to a mansion-sized (4,700 square feet) single family residence. Haberberg bought the property from the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2012 for $3.35 million. It sits next to the back end of the Bossert, between Hicks and Henry […]

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“Queen of Brooklyn Heights Houses” For Sale

The AIA Guide to New York City (5th Ed. 2010) calls 29 Middagh Street (corner of Willow) [t]he queen of Brooklyn Heights houses: a wood-painted, gambrel-roofed Federal house with a garden cottage connected by a garden wall. According to Curbed, it can be yours for a cool $7 million. Photo: C. Scales for BHB.

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265 Hicks For Sale; One Of Brooklyn’s Costliest Properties

Curbed reports that the recently renovated townhouse at 165 Hicks Street, at the northeast corner of Hicks and Joralemon, is for sale, listed at $10.75 million. The asking price, according to Curbed, “puts it among the ranks of the most expensive homes currently for sale in Brooklyn” and notes that “unsurprisingly” many of these are […]

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Buyer Seeks To Convert Apartment Building At 50 Orange To “Megamansion”

Curbed, picking up from the Wall Street Journal, reports that Benchmark Real Estate Group, which purchased the 22 unit former Jehovah’s Witness apartment building at 50 Orange Street (photo; southeast corner of Orange and Hicks), has plans to gut it and convert it into a single family residence; in Curbed’s words, a “ridiculous megamansion”. Benchmark […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Coming to Pierhouse? Don’t Bet On It.

It sounds like a game of “telephone”: a security guard at Brooklyn Bridge Park (who heard it from wherever) told it to “a long-time Brooklyn Heights local.” The Brooklyn Paper reports that said long-time local announced the news at Wednesday evening’s meeting about the proposed tower on the site of Pineapple Walk, but was silenced […]

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Fortis Hires Firms With de Blasio Connections for LICH Site Proposal; CHA Hires Lawyer With Same

Last week’s public meeting on Fortis Property Group’s proposals for development of the Long Island College Hospital site produced little but the conclusion that the developers and local residents are far from agreement on anything other than the need for affordable housing: see Mary Frost’s Eagle story. Politico NY reports that Fortis has now hired […]

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Fortis Closes On LICH Site; Brooklyn Heights MD Says Medical Facility “Totally Inadequate”

Curbed reports that the purchase of the Long Island College Hospital site by Fortis Property Group, which intends to develop the site as a mixed residential, commercial, and medical area, possibly including a school, has finally closed. The Curbed piece also quotes Brooklyn Heights physician Dr. Jon Berall as calling the medical facility planned for […]

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Borough President Eric Adams Joins Pierhouse Fray; Park Corporation Replies

Reader and Brooklyn Heights preservation activist Martin L. Schneider has sent us a copy of a letter from Borough President Eric Adams to Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer in which Adams begins by noting that his office has received several inquiries expressing concern about the development of the Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park and […]

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Want to Live Above a Bank in Brooklyn Heights? It’ll Cost a Pretty Penny

According to Curbed and the Times, prices for condo apartments at 177 Montague Street, above the Chase Bank branch at the corner of Montague and Clinton, will range from $3.35 million to $4.35 million. Several of the apartments will be duplexes, and the top floor will have no windows, but will have “operable skylights.”

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Poplar Street Precinct Condos To Go On Sale This Fall, Targets “Urban Hipsters” [Video]

Our man with a cam Karl Junkersfeld ponders the meaning of condos going on sale at the renovated 72 Poplar Street Precinct in Brooklyn Heights in his latest video. The 72 Poplar website is now live. Curbed reported yesterday that units will go on sale this fall: Designed, by Freyer Architects, the 14 units will […]

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