When Nina Lorez Collins and her husband moved into 212 Columbia Heights in 2005, The Times declared that “the Manhattanization of Brooklyn took a great leap past the point of no return.” One violent divorce later, Ms. Collins, a once celebrated literary agent, put the house on the market last fall. The listing bragged of “harbor views from every floor,” which helped it fetch a record $11 million, the most ever paid for a home in Brooklyn Heights.
So would Ms. Collins be returning to Manhattan after her journey in the wilderness? It turns out she could not even abandon those harbor views, as she has moved down the hill to One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the hulking Jehovah’s Witnesses printing plant turned condo complex. Read More