The celebrity many New Yorkers love to hate really wants you to know she is so over Brooklyn. In a recent interview with The Cut, Lena Dunham talks (or shall we say rants?) about relocating from Williamsburg to the West Village in the wake of her recent hysterectomy: “My whole identity was, like, Brooklyn, and now I’m like, Thank you, Lord. I’m back amongst my tribe, which is like old people puttering around the health-food store… … I just wanna live around old people who are not reminding me every day of my infertility and loneliness.” And to drive the point home, Variety has now gotten the scoop on the official listing for her former pad at 60 Broadway, which is on the market for $3 million, just a hair over the $2.9 million she paid for it back in April.
This apartment at The Gretsch condo building, at 60 Broadway in Williamsburg, is a loft lover’s dream. For $1.55 million you get 1,150 square feet of space with 13-foot ceilings, big windows looking out from the sixth floor of the former warehouse, and a totally open living, dining and kitchen area spanning nearly 24 feet.
There’s a hot new loft available in Williamsburg’s coveted Gretsch Building, asking $2.5 million. The 1,832-square-foot corner apartment boasts three bedrooms and unobstructed views of the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Add to that soaring 13-foot beamed ceilings, imported custom cabinetry, high-end custom finishes and…well, just look at it. The place is to die for.
In our humble opinion putting down roots in New York City should be on everyone’s bucket list. And that’s exactly what Friedrich Gretsch, an immigrant from Mannheim, Germany did in 1883, when he founded a small musical instrument shop in Brooklyn that later became a dynasty still in existence today. In 1916, as The Gretsch Company expanded, his son moved the operation to a mammoth ten-story factory at 60 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, now the site of this luxury residential condominium conversion by architect Karl Fischer and interior designer Andres Escobar & Associates completed in 2003.