Park Slope

Park Slope properties near New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion site are worth a bundle

October 1, 2014 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The blocks near New York Methodist Hospital's proposed Park Slope expansion site are so fine, like this one on Sixth Street.

Eye On Real Estate

Delectable!

We could rhapsodize at length about the eye candy — AKA the historic homes — near New York Methodist Hospital’s proposed expansion site. After all, the jaw-dropping perfection of Prospect Park West is but a block away.

This landmarked piece of Park Slope has Romanesque Revival townhouses from the 1890s on 5th Street, century-old neo-Classical residences on 6th Street and working gaslights all over the place. Legions of preservation-minded people have sung its praises.

So we’ll simply dish a little about two townhouses that real estate investors recently purchased and are now renovating.

* An LLC with Mark Shemel of THINK Properties as a member paid $2.75 million for 609 6th St. in 2012, city Finance Department records show. In September, the city Buildings Department issued a permit for alterations to the century-old two-family townhouse including new interior non-bearing partitions, fixtures, finishes, cabinetry and casework.

* Last year, an LLC whose sole member is Mindy Weinberger bought 565 5th St. for $2.3 million, according to Finance Department records. In April, the Buildings Department issued a permit for the interior renovation of the century-old four-family home to Mark Weinberger of the Sterling Group.