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Lena Dunham Could Probably Soon Buy Mansion House, As Book Deal Reaps $3.6M

Poor, poor misguided Uley… On the “Entertainment Weekly” website, he comments, “Is Lena Dunham honestly that big of a draw? To the general public, she’s a no name. I know of her, but I’m not interested in reading a book by her. Seems like publishers might be jumping the gun on this one.” Those literary […]

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Sawdust Memories: Mansion House Elm Ain’t Nothin’ but Mulch Now

BHB reader “Carl” shot these photos of yesterday’s clean up of the Mansion House American Elm, which met its demise early Sunday morning. Just as many of the trees felled by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, Brooklyn Heights’ beloved elm will be ground down into mulch. “Too bad it couldn’t be turned into lumber to […]

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#Irene Takes Out Mansion House Elm

The giant American elm tree that has graced the courtyard of the Mansion House at 145 Hicks Street was knocked down by Hurricane #Irene overnight. The elm, which faced the axe four years ago was beloved by many in Brooklyn Heights. VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP

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Still Standing: Mansion House Elm

Proving that man is ephemeral but trees are eternal, the Mansion House American elm tree which had faced the axe last summer blooms for another season at 145 Hicks Street.

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Mansion House Elm Not Dead Yet

Word from the Mansion House is that the coop board is working with Con Ed and others to find ways to save the American elm in its courtyard at 145 Hicks Street. Anyone else from the "inside" have an update?

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The Low House in Brooklyn Heights is on the Block for $40 Million

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Seth Low House at 3 Pierrepont Place is up for sale. The record setting asking price – $40 million dollars. As for the history of that home Seth Low II, who served as mayor of Brooklyn from 1881-1885 and later mayor of New York City, grew up there. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Mega-Mansion Trend Has Some Shouting ‘Move to the Suburbs!’

This week, Brownstoner posted about a planned addition to 108 Joralemon Street (photo here is a rendering of it). The multi-family dwelling is being converted into a 4,800 square foot one family dwelling. This could be a trend – earlier this year Jared Kusnher announced a plan to turn 3 former Brooklyn Law School dorms […]

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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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Curbed’s Historic Brooklyn Bike Tour Includes Eugene Boisselet House

Curbed has assembled a nifty bike tour of Brooklyn’s best 100 year old plus buildings – all located near Citi Bike docking stations. So after you take in Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour Saturday (6/1) morning, hop on a bike and hit those other historic sites. Stops in the Heights include the Brooklyn Historical Society (also part of our walking tour), the Hotel St. George and 24 Middagh Street aka the Eugene Boisselet House which is currently in the midst of an exterior renovation:

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After Less Than A Year, 40 Willow Place Mansion Flips For $7.65M

It was less than a year ago—in August 2012—when the 7,400sf, three-story, 45-foot-wide modernist mansion at 40 Willow Place sold for a wicked $7.35 million—a mere shaving off its October 2011 list price of $7.5M. Curbed reports that “Brooklyn’s most valuable townhouse” has again changed hands. About four months ago, it was back on the […]

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