What does a $65-a-day juice habit buy you? As a consumer, you might not come away with much more than hunger pangs and the ability to fit into your old high school clothes if you keep it up for long enough. If you’re juice purveyor Erica Huss, co-founder of Blueprint Cleanse, on the other hand, it buys quite a bit: a $2.25 million waterfront condo in Brooklyn Heights, to be exact.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses may be gone, but the suspension-of-disbelief remains: Ms. Huss just picked up a massive two-bedroom-plus-den at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to city records.
The Watchtower Society may have all but divested itself of its waterfront Brooklyn holdings, but those seeking their own personal watch tower in the sky need not convert to get it—One Brooklyn Bridge Park, at 360 Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights, has re-listed its 14th-floor penthouse, and it can be all yours for just $5.5 million.
The unit has been on the market on and off since 2007, said broker Penelope Stipanovich at MNS, who has the listing, and the price was just cut from $7.25 million.
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.
Asymptote Architecture has designed wild, wavy buildings all over the world, from Abu Dhabi to Busan to right here in the firm’s backyard of New York–not only the stark condos at 166 Perry Street but also a virtual trading floor for the New York Stock Exchange back in the 1990s.
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From Bloomberg News: "Nowhere is the high-water mark of New York real estate more visible than the former Jehovah’s Witnesses distribution facility at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. The 14-story condominium complex shattered the borough’s price ceiling when real estate entrepreneur Elizabeth Stribling agreed in March to pay $6.05 million to live Read More
“The lookers are gone,” said Stribling’s Brenda Vemich, sales director at One Hanson Place, the condo hewn from Brooklyn’s tallest tower, the old Williamsburgh Bank Building.
The economic crisis has rippled across the rivers, driving sellers into hiding, buyers into tizzies of anticipation and analysts and brokers into thorough consternation. What the heck is Read More