Brooklyn Heights

Springtime in Brooklyn Heights: Viburnum blooms, multi-million-dollar homes hit the sale market

May 25, 2016 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Spring's here in Brooklyn Heights — so the snowball bush is blooming at the First Unitarian Congregational Society's church. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Eye On Real Estate

Up, up and away.

The irises have opened up in the Promenade Gardens.

The scaffolding’s up on Civil War-era houses that are under renovation.

Asking prices for elegant homes are up in the stratosphere.

One of them has a coveted three-car garage.

It’s springtime in Brooklyn Heights.

With the beloved snowball bush — viburnum is its formal name — outside the First Unitarian Congregational Society’s church on Monroe Place in full bloom, it’s time for a champagne toast to the season.

Since the Hotel Bossert and its long-awaited rooftop bar and restaurant haven’t reopened yet, the alternative is to raise a glass at one of Montague Street’s sidewalk cafés. The health-conscious might opt instead for the Kale Crush smoothie at recently opened restaurant b.good.