Ace Reporter and Sulzberger Nephew Sam Dolnick Trades Brooklyn Brownstones

sulz Ace Reporter and Sulzberger Nephew Sam Dolnick Trades Brooklyn Brownstones

An embedded reporter? Dolnick's Brookklyn townhouse.

It’s no wonder that Sam Dolnick, metro reporter for The New York Times and grandnephew to former Times publisher Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger, has purchased a townhouse in Carroll Gardens. After all, The Times is obsessed with the borough and all of its charming, artisanal ways.

Mr. Dolnick and his wife Heidi are leaving their townhouse in the still-up-and-coming Prospect Lefferts Gardens for a strikingly-similar one in the well-established, Barneys-bearing neighborhood of Carroll Gardens.

The Dolnicks purchased 473 Sackett Street from Karnig Kaprelian and Miriam Trautman for $1.8 million, a good bit more than the $1.69 million ask, according to city records. It was on the market for a mere 22 days. But the couple has a lot of cash coming in from the sale of their old home, whose $1.15 million sale was first reported by Curbed. That house is currently in contract.

The Carroll Gardens townhouse, listed with Corcoran broker Deborah Rieders, looks like a comfortable spot to file a news story from. The place has skylights, two  restored Carrara marble wood-burning fireplaces, “pumpkin pine wide plank floors,” and “mullioned French doors opening to a sleek steel terrace and landscaped garden.”

“This is the exact home that you would create if you could renovate your own home from scratch, but without the hassle of doing the work yourself!” the listing exclaims. Much like the Dolnicks’ previous house.

Mr. Dolnick is the son of Lynn Dolnick, a former director of the Smithsonian Zoo. Mr. Dolnick and A.G. Sulzberger are the only Sulzberger-Ochs family members who work in the newsroom.

kvelsey@observer.com