Brooklyn Heights

Daily Link Fix

  • Did you know the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has its own Twitter? Comedian Matt Haze talks about being the voice behind the account. [WSJ]
  • Pop Candy author Whitney Matheson is moving out of her Brooklyn Heights apartment. But before she goes, she’s saying goodbye with a list of 33 things she’ll miss about the ‘hood. [BK Heights Blog]
  • A new documentary seeks to capture the spirit and struggle of ’90s-era Lower East Side squatters. [Animal]
  • Why do proposals for offshore parks like Pier 55 keep popping up all over the world? [CityLab]
  • This colorful end table is covered with crocheted plastic bags. [Design Milk]

Images: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (L); Brooklyn Heights (R)

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

96 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights

S-C-H-E-R-M-E-R-H-O-R-N.

A village in the Dutch province of North Holland. The name of one of President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Commissioners responsible for removing the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians beyond the Mississippi River (later known as the Trail of Tears). And the street where you will find this impeccable corner loft in Brooklyn Heights.

See why this Brooklyn Heights corner loft is letter perfect

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

28 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights

Carriage houses, stables, factories…in a city short on space you have to get creative when looking for residential development opportunities. And this former warehouse at 28 Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn Heights is a perfect example of how a little vision can go a long way.

When Brooklyn architect Frank Freeman completed the Eagle Warehouse and Storage Company building in 1894 it served as a place to store furniture and silverware. However, at the time, even warehouses were designed with a simplicity steeped in grace and beauty, often lacking in their modern-day counterparts. One look at the main entrance’s bold Roman arch adorned with the company name in large bronze lettering and there is no mistaking the care Mr. Freeman took with his “warehouse project”.

Read on to see what the future held for this warehouse

Daily Link Fix

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  • If You’re Not In Brooklyn, You Can’t Be “Brooklyn Made”: This is for all the posers out there capitalizing on the made-in-Brooklyn trend. AM NY reports that the Brooklyn Commerce will now be certifying big and small companies in King County that are “Brooklyn born and made.”
  • Restaurants in the Heights History: Brooklyn Heights Blog featured some of the neighborhood’s favorite restaurants. Take a trip down memory lane and see what these eateries looked like back in the day.
  • Now’s Your Chance To Become A Tenement Inspector: Head down to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and for $20 you can be a “certified” tenement inspector. Read more about one person’s experience in The New Yorker.
  • Watch Where You Step: Brick Underground did some dirty work and find out the neighborhoods that got the most complaints for dog poop. Find out if your nabe tops the life.

Images: Tenement life photo courtsey of Ephemeral New York (left); The JtH Oyster Room by Evan Bindelglass for Brooklyn Heights Blog (right)

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors

192 Columbia Heights

We have never been more thankful for the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” And though we may have expressed this sentiment before when bringing you other properties, we are pretty sure our words for this $16,000,000 townhouse at 192 Columbia Heights may fall a wee bit short. Fortunately, we have lots of lovely photos in our gallery to ensure you are properly astonished. We had our pick of beautiful Brooklyn residences to share with you today, but this one called to us. It wasn’t a “Pick me, pick me!” kind of calling, but more of a “Could this home be anymore beautiful?” type of calling. In our humble opinion the answer is “no.”

Come see why this home spoke to us, and in turn, left us speechless

Brooklyn Heights, Interiors, Recent Sales

273 Hicks Street, Michael Fleisher townhouse, Brooklyn Heights, Michael Fleisher home interior

Wayfair CFO and apparent fan of extramarital endeavors, Michael Fleisher has sold his Brooklyn Heights town home, and for 6.4 million according to city records. The former Warner Music co-chairman listed the home at 273 Hicks Street five months ago with Corcoran agents James Cornell and Leslie Marshall, asking a staggering $6.95 million. After two months, he reduced the asking price to $6.495 million before finally settling in at a sale price of $6.4 million.

Take a look inside the Brooklyn Heights Beauty here

Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings

One Brooklyn Bridge Park #1216 at 360 Furman Street

In a city where parking is always at a premium, one might consider this $32 million penthouse at One Brooklyn Bridge Park for the two deeded spaces alone — although fortunately, that record-breaking price tag comes with a tad more to pique your interest.

There’s a long list of reasons to never leave this beautiful one-of-a-kind residence at 360 Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights, so let’s just start with the view — or should we say “views”. The Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, New York City’s glorious skyline… take your pick. Because in addition to the terrace’s breathtaking panorama, you’ll enjoy incredible views from just about every room in this sun-drenched 11,000-square-foot, 6BR/6BA home located on the waterfront.

See why a picture is worth a thousand words

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Recent Sales

Brooklyn Heights Brownstone at 37 Remsen Street

A beautiful, Italianate brownstone at 37 Remsen Street in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District sold for $7 million through a listing held by Brown Harris Stevens. It was originally listed for $6.2 million when it went on the market in January. The buyer is Jeremiah T. Healey, former Jersey City Mayor from 2004-2013, and his wife Megan McKee Healey, a tax law professor at NYU.

Built in 1899, the 25-foot-wide, 7,000-square-foot home retains a wealth of historic details including fanlight windows, cast iron vent covers, etched pocket doors, and wood-paneled chair rails. The decorative elements such as ceiling medallions, painted borders, and fancy ceiling moldings were likely to the taste of the previous owner, but they certainly add a bit of whimsy to the classical home.

More photos of the five-story regal brownstone this way

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