Brooklyn Heights

May 21, 2024

Spend summer on the terrace of this $2.6M Brooklyn Heights co-op

This three-bedroom co-op on a historic Brooklyn Heights block at 167 Clinton Street has a townhouse vibe that reflects the 1800s building it occupies. The full-floor home, asking $2,595,000, offers a gracious layout and easy-on-the-eyes interiors. Though sunlight fills the rooms of the pretty corner flat, the best part may be its impressive outdoor space in the form of a landscaped terrace overlooking neighborhood greenery.
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March 14, 2024

Step from the glass-clad conservatory onto a magical tea porch in this $7.25M Brooklyn Heights townhouse

With its stately brick facade and charming front garden, this 19th-century townhouse at 163 State Street, asking $7,250,000, fits in perfectly among its neighbors on a historic Brooklyn Heights block. Inside, the five-bedroom home unfolds to reveal dramatic details like a light-filled parlor beneath a glass ceiling, original wide plank floors, and exposed brick and wooden beams. A stem-to-stern renovation has framed classic architectural details with a modern framework of functionality and style.
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February 28, 2024

Cozy Brooklyn Heights co-op has pre-war charm and a bright, sunny kitchen for $1.5M

In a classic pre-war building at 161 Henry Street in historic Brooklyn Heights, just a few blocks from the Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park, this two-bedroom co-op has a bright disposition, and not just in the sun-washed south-facing kitchen. Asking $1,500,000, the cozy 1,000-square-foot apartment has 10-foot ceilings, two full bathrooms, a washer/dryer, and treetop views from three exposures.
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November 17, 2023

Warm up by the fireplace in this cozy $1.4M Brooklyn Heights co-op

Asking $1,399,000, this two-bedroom home at 54 Willow Street in historic Brooklyn Heights definitely has location going for it. And though it may not be huge, the classic co-op has central air and a wood-burning fireplace for all-season comfort. Two baths and an in-unit washer and dryer make it all you really need for a compact and carefree home base.
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September 15, 2023

Center for Brooklyn History reopens in Brooklyn Heights after renovation

The world's largest collection of Brooklyn history is once again accessible to the public. Located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights, the Center for Brooklyn History reopened this week following an extensive renovation of its first floor, which includes space for visitors to read, study, and enjoy exhibitions. As part of the reopening, the Center debuted "Brooklyn is...," an exhibition celebrating the borough through the photos, artworks, and words of Brooklyn residents, who are invited to submit their personal memories to be featured.
September 13, 2023

$16.75M Brooklyn Heights townhouse has historic layout and modern extras, like a basement movie theater

The graceful brick townhouse at the aptly-named 25 Grace Court is a landmarked beauty in one of New York City's loveliest historic districts. Asking $16,750,000, the five-story urban mansion is a 5,975-square-foot single-family home, perfectly renovated from top to bottom, but with rarely-seen care taken to preserve its original grandeur. The home has received architectural preservation awards from the NY Landmarks Conservancy and the Brooklyn Heights Association–and we can see why.
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September 12, 2023

You can buy the 2023 Real Simple designer showcase home in Brooklyn’s Quay Tower for $8M

The Real Simple Home 2023 has officially been unveiled in Brooklyn. And it's available for purchase. Newly-minted Brooklyn Heights condo Quay Tower at 50 Bridge Park Drive has just listed a duplex penthouse asking $7,995,000. Crowned the magazine's sixth Real Simple Home, the 2,789-square-foot duplex has been transformed by top designers and influencers, who have put a one-of-a-kind, personalized touch on the sleek space–including Bobby Berk, host of Netflix's "Queer Eye," who designed the living room.
July 31, 2023

For $11M, live in a Brooklyn Heights mansion with perfectly restored details and a literary past

From the wine cellar to the landscaped roof deck, this 19th-century Greek Revival mansion represents five stories of pristine restoration, with historic flourishes accenting modern style and ease of living. Asking $11,500,000, the 6,094-square-foot two-family townhouse at 20 Remsen Street in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District has some notable literary history: Norman Mailer had his writing studio here. The house was also, according to the listing, the inspiration for Mailer's 1951 novel "Barbary Shore."
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June 19, 2023

This $2.4M Brooklyn Heights co-op is a turnkey classic six with a private balcony and skyline views

This spacious co-op at 75 Henry Street in one of the city's most sought-after neighborhoods is ready for whatever life brings. Asking $2,395,000, the three-bedroom home has three baths and a layout that provides privacy and plenty of work-from-home space, as well as closets to keep clutter out of the way. A private double balcony and bridge and city views are an inspiration in every season; an on-site parking garage adds rare convenience.
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May 4, 2023

All aboard a charming $2M three-bedroom townhouse flat in historic Brooklyn Heights

Though this three-bedroom co-op at 167 Clinton Street in the heart of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District might be a standard railroad flat, it's definitely in the first-class section: The one inconvenience of the room-after-room layout–having to walk through every room to get to the others–has already been remedied with a closet-lined hallway in the bedroom wing. Situated on the suitably grand parlor floor of a mid-1800s townhouse, there's plenty of space in this charming residence, asking $1,995,000, that spans the length of the main townhouse plus its rear carriage house.
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February 9, 2023

This $10M historic wood-frame in Brooklyn Heights is one of the neighborhood’s oldest homes

Listed for a Heights-priced $9,950,000, this compact wood-frame home at 69 Orange Street makes up in history and location what it may lack in size. Charming inside and out, the 1829 townhouse on a covetable, picturesque "fruit street" is on the market for the first time in nearly a century. Though the home could use some TLC from what we can see, there are plenty of period details, and it has been equipped with a central A/C and a washer and dryer.
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February 7, 2023

Brooklyn Heights rental with rooftop terrace launches housing lottery, from $1,528/month

A 20-story rental in Brooklyn Heights has opened a housing lottery for 38 mixed-income apartments. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, 200 Montague Street features a unique dark facade with a polished granite base and bronze-tone metal detailing, an interpretation of the neighborhood's historic architecture. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 80 and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, priced from a $1,528/month studio to a $3,918/month three-bedroom.
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January 9, 2023

Rooftop bar made of ice opens on the Brooklyn waterfront

New Yorkers will soon be able to relax in an ice lounge with cool views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Located atop the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Polar Lounge at Harriet's Rooftop offers patrons a glacial experience with seating, sculptures, and drinks made from ice. The lounge opens to the public on Thursday, January 12, and will stay open until February 26.
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January 3, 2023

Brooklyn icon Sahadi’s recognized by the state as a historic business

Sahadi's, a New York City staple for more than 120 years, has been added to the state's Historic Business Preservation Registry, as first reported by the Brooklyn Paper. The Middle Eastern grocery store and cafe first opened in Lower Manhattan in 1895 before moving to Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue in 1948 where it has been located ever since. The registry, overseen by the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, recognizes businesses that have operated for at least 50 years and have "contributed to their communities' history."
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December 5, 2022

For $1.6M, two bedrooms and a terrace in the treetops of Brooklyn Heights

On a tree-lined block in historic Brooklyn Heights, this co-op at 123 Pierrepont Street, asking $1,595,000, is tucked within a landmarked circa 1848 townhouse. Although thoroughly renovated, the two-bedroom home offers the kind of light-filled prewar charm often found in this sought-after neighborhood. Gracious proportions, hardwood floors, and high ceilings are a backdrop for details like a wood-burning fireplace and custom shelving. The most pleasant surprise: A terrace just outside the primary bedroom.
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November 22, 2022

On a quaint cul-de-sac in Brooklyn Heights, this $14.9M townhouse doubles as an art gallery

With special windows to protect the art from sun damage and lighting fit for a museum, this Brooklyn Heights townhouse doubles as a gallery. Located on a historic mews block at 12 College Place, the brick home also has a drive-in garage, a fully furnished basement, and over 1,000 square feet of outdoor space. Asking for $14,975,000, the property is one of the priciest listings currently on the market in the borough, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
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October 17, 2022

Brooklyn Heights modernist landmark Merz house is back on the market for $5.85M after total renovation

The modernist townhouse at 44 Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights is a New York City icon. Designed by renowned architects Joseph and Mary Merz in 1965, it is one of a trio of distinctive townhouses on a secluded historic Brooklyn Heights street known by locals as Willowtown. A true trophy home for lovers of modernism, the property was recently given a gut renovation while preserving its landmarked facade. Within the 3,036-square-foot house are three bedrooms, a 21st-century kitchen, artfully-designed living, dining and home office spaces, and a private garage. The reimagined home is asking $5,850,000.
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September 13, 2022

Step onto the terrace from nearly every room in this elegant $5M Brooklyn Heights penthouse

Filled with eye-pleasing details and surrounded by an abundance of outdoor space for dining, dancing, or enjoying the view, we'd find it hard to leave this three-bedroom Brooklyn Heights penthouse. Asking $4,995,000, the 2,000-square-foot full-floor condo residence at 72 Poplar Street is a study in considered interior design, wrapped by 2,458 square feet of terrace and stunning views of lower Manhattan through walls of oversized windows.
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August 30, 2022

On a colorful cobblestone block in Brooklyn Heights, a Greek Revival townhouse asks $4.9M

A Greek Revival townhouse on one of Brooklyn's most picturesque cobblestone blocks is now available. Located in a row of colorful 19th-century homes on Brooklyn Heights' Joralemon Street, the pastel green residence at No. 43 measures 21 feet wide and is currently configured as two duplexes. Asking $4,900,000, the home measures roughly 3,200 square feet across four floors and boasts a charming rear garden and original details like its brick and brownstone facade, wide plank flooring throughout, and marble fireplaces.
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August 24, 2022

A Brooklyn Heights penthouse with French flair and panoramic harbor views asks $8.5M

The penthouse at One Brooklyn Bridge Park at 360 Furman Street owned by Elizabeth Stribling, founder of real estate firm Stribling & Associates, which was sold to Compass in 2019, is for sale for $8,500,000. The Brooklyn Heights condo–a combination of two units adding up to 3,440 square feet–is wrapped on all sides by a terrace and blessed with 360-degree views of New York Harbor, the Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the home's current owner is a devoted Francophile; French inspirations and old-world European style can be found throughout the home, including salvaged antique French oak herringbone floors, heavy wooden pocket doors, fossilized marble fireplace mantles, a Lacanche range, custom millwork, and a powder room sink inspired by the milk basin in the Palace of Versailles.
July 8, 2022

Brooklyn Heights’ oldest home is back on the market with refreshed interiors for $4.25M

The oldest home in Brooklyn Heights is once again for sale, following an update to its interiors. The history of the Federal-style corner property at 24 Middagh Street is fuzzy, but reports date the home's construction between 1790 and 1829. The five-bedroom home, which also includes a separate two-story carriage house and a private courtyard, was last on the market in 2018 for $4,500,000; it is currently listed for $4,250,000.
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July 6, 2022

Amy Schumer buys Brooklyn Heights townhouse from ‘Moonstruck,’ last listed for $11M

Amy Schumer is in contract to buy the Brooklyn Heights townhouse featured in the 1987 movie Moonstruck. As first reported by the New York Post, the actress-comedian has toured multiple homes in the historic neighborhood and put an offer on the corner property at 19 Cranberry Street, which was most recently listed for $11,000,000 after first hitting the market last summer for $12,850,000.
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June 27, 2022

For $8.6M, this historic six-family Brooklyn Heights townhouse is huge–as a home and an opportunity

The 25-foot-wide six-family townhouse at 118 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights has the classic good looks that define the neighborhood's covetable brownstones, complete with restored original interior details dating from 1900. Asking $8,599,000, the 10,200-square-foot property represents an opportunity for both living and earning–or creating a new space altogether. The house currently offers an owner's triplex and five separate market-rate one-bedroom apartments. Options include creating a single-family mansion or condominiums, or skipping the renovation effort and enjoying the home as-is, with income-producing units and a spacious residence.
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June 9, 2022

New Brooklyn Heights library opens at base of One Clinton luxury condo

The Brooklyn Public Library on Wednesday opened a new branch at 286 Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights–the second-largest library in the system (Central Library is the largest). The 26,000-square-foot space will include a children's area, a teen library, a multipurpose room with a capacity of 225, public meeting rooms, and lots of spaces to enjoy a book or some quiet thoughts. Located within the base of a new luxury residential tower, the library is the result of an unusual redevelopment plan that also included $40 million in repairs throughout the library system and 100 new affordable apartments elsewhere in Brooklyn.
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June 7, 2022

The former Brooklyn Heights home of American Express founder Henry Wells asks $6.6M

This Greek Revival townhouse at 158 Clinton Street in historic Brooklyn Heights, once home to American Express and Wells Fargo founder Henry Wells, is now on the market for $6,595,000. Built in 1847, the 25.5-foot-by-42-foot home presents a facade of red brick with brownstone sills and lintels, with five bedrooms, a parlor-floor deck and backyard, and a separate garden apartment.
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May 18, 2022

Architect Bjarke Ingels buys Brooklyn Heights penthouse for $2.16M

One of the world's most famous architects has closed on a Brooklyn penthouse he's eyed for years. Denmark-born architect Bjarke Ingels has purchased a penthouse in the St. George Tower in Brooklyn Heights for $2,163,525, as reported by the New York Post and confirmed by property records. The apartment, located on the 29th and 30th floors at 111 Hicks Street, has been on the market since 2010 when it was listed for $2,490,000.
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May 17, 2022

New public art exhibit in Brooklyn Bridge Park explores ‘hybrid identities’ created by diaspora

Spread across three piers at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Black Atlantic is a new outdoor art exhibition inspired by the diaspora across the Atlantic Ocean and which proposes "an open, multifaceted, and heterogeneous idea" of Black identity in the United States today. Co-curated by artist Hugh Hayden and Public Art Fund Adjunct Curator Daniel S. Palmer, Black Atlantic features work from Hayden, and artists Leilah Babirye, Dozie Kanu, Tau Lewis, and Kiyan Williams. The exhibition is on view through November 27.
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