Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, real estate trends

Via Moso Studio

A combination penthouse at Quay Tower, a brand new luxury condo building on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, went into contract this week for over $20 million. If closed, the deal would become the most expensive residential sale in Brooklyn history, breaking the previous record of $16.645 million for a penthouse picked up by actor Matt Damon last year. And before that, a $15.5 million brick carriage house in Cobble Hill held the record for most expensive single residence sale in Brooklyn, which was purchased by photographer Jay Maisel in 2015.

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Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Cool Listings

Björk lists her Brooklyn Heights penthouse for $9M

By Annie Doge, Mon, September 24, 2018

bjork, cool listings, 160 Henry Street

Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk is putting her sprawling 3,000-square-foot penthouse in Brooklyn Heights up for sale, Variety reported. Asking $9 million, the four-bedroom apartment at 160 Henry Street spans the full top floor. The private wraparound terrace, with Manhattan and Statue of Liberty views, may be the highlight of the pre-war home. Or it could be the bedroom with the hot-pink walls and ceiling.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

cool listings, 196 Hicks Street, brownstones, townhouses, co-ops, brooklyn heights

This townhouse-sized and undeniably grand parlor floor duplex at 196 Hicks Street (also known as 34 Pierrepont Street) in historic Brooklyn Heights is one of only three apartments within the “mansion annex” of the 200 Hicks Street cooperative. But unlike most townhouses, the 2,800-square-foot property steps from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade comes with around-the-clock doorman, plus secure storage and a gorgeous roof deck. The apartment does, however, have its own private stoop.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn Heights, housing lotteries

Pier 6 and Brooklyn Bridge Park via MOSO Studio

It’s been just over a year since construction began at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s two-towered Pier 6 development, and as of today, the affordable housing lottery has launched for 15 Bridge Park Drive, the 15-story tower (the other is 28 stories). The buildings are designed by ODA New York and have a slew of amenities, including a fitness facility, 4,000-square-foot landscaped roof terrace, and a children’s playroom. 15 Bridge Park Drive has a total of 140 units; the 40 not included in the lottery are market-rate. The remaining 100 are reserved for households earning 80, 130, and 165 percent of the area median income and range from $1,394/month studios to $4,380/month three-bedrooms.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

24 Middagh Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Owning a piece of New York City history just got a little cheaper. The oldest home in Brooklyn Heights, located at 24 Middagh Street, has hit the market again, this time asking $4.5 million, a price drop of over $2 million from when it was listed last year. The five-bedroom Federal-style home boasts a private, landscaped courtyard and a separate two-bedroom carriage house.

Enough of a discount?

Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Landscape Architecture

Greenway Terrace, Granite Terrace, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Pier 3

Photo by Nicholas Sella

With the opening of five lush waterfront acres of park at Pier 3 on Tuesday, Brooklyn Bridge Park is now 90 percent complete. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, it’s the final pier to be converted into parkland and features two lawns surrounded by shrubs and trees, which will offer both shade and protection from gusts of wind. “Brooklyn Bridge Park is a gem that gleams brighter with each exciting acre it adds, building on our borough’s commitment to offer high-quality open space that brings people together from all walks of life,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

13 Monroe Place, cool listings, townhouses, brooklyn heights, interiors

This palatial five-story, 19th-century brownstone at 13 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights is a study in meticulously preserved historic detail integrated into a crisp, livable setting of all-American decor. After an 18-month renovation, the nearly 6,000-square-foot Yankee Doodle Dandy of a home appeared in Swedish Elle Decor, Paris Vogue, and MilK Magazine. Asking $10.5 million, the legal two-family dwelling is currently being used as a single-family home, complete with deck, backyard, gym, media room, and six bedrooms.

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Brooklyn Heights, Urban Design

A conceptual rendering of the pool via Brooklyn Bridge Park

After five years of having a pop-up pool at Pier 2, Brooklyn Heights is getting its own permanent public pool. This morning, Brooklyn Bridge Park officially announced plans to build a pool at Squibb Park, above Pier 1 near the Pierhouse condo. Together with the NYC Parks Department, BBP will develop, operate and maintain the pool and future amenities. Tentatively, the pool is scheduled to open in 2020, with community planning sessions to be held this summer and fall ahead of issuing a Request for Design Proposals.

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Brooklyn Heights, Celebrities, Recent Sales

jennifer connelly, 140 columbia heights

140 Columbia Heights via Google Earth; Photo of Jennifer Connelly via Wikimedia

Actors Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany are switching boroughs by selling their Tribeca co-op and picking up a Brooklyn Heights townhouse for $15.5 million. The sale represents one of the most expensive deals in Brooklyn ever, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the transaction was off-market, an old listing for the Brooklyn property at 140 Columbia Heights describes the 8,000-square-foot home as having views of the Statue of Liberty and the Lower Manhattan skyline. The sellers are Timothy Ingrassia, a Goldman Sachs executive, and his wife Stephanie, who serves as a vice chair on the Brooklyn Museum’s board of trustees. The Ingrassias paid $10.75 million for the property in 2006.

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Art, Brooklyn Heights, Events

Photo courtesy of the Public Art Fund

This summer, from June 9th to August 26th, from 12pm to 6pm, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm’s Hot Dog Bus will distribute free hot dogs to anyone who agrees to eat it. The Hot Dog Bus, which will be parked at Brooklyn Bridge Park, is presented by the Public Art Fund. The project’s goal is to both get people to eat (is this really a goal we need?) and to think of the human body as a piece of art, specifically as a sculpture. According to the Public Art Fund site, “it is the participation of the viewer that ‘completes’ the work.”

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