Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights summer sampler: Properties sold, for sale, or just lovely to look at

July 20, 2016 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
What could be finer than summer in Brooklyn Heights, with its stunning photo ops on the Promenade? Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Eye On Real Estate

Remember Burton Malkiel’s famous book, “A Random Walk Down Wall Street”?

The other day, we took our own random walk — down Henry Street, and Hicks Street and of course the Promenade.

When it’s summer, Brooklyn Heights’ landmarked blocks, and the waterfront vistas afforded by the Promenade, are irresistible. There are such interesting things to see.

* For instance, there were construction permits posted at 89 Joralemon St. Scott Sager and Sharon Nelles bought the lovely 1860s-vintage brownstone last September for $5.5 million, city Finance Department records indicate.

* We also noticed that construction is underway at 7 Monroe Place, a 25-foot-wide Greek Revival-style house.

Last year, an LLC bought the 1840s-vintage residence for $7.65 million, Finance Department records indicate. According to city Buildings Department filings, the LLC’s authorized signatory is Lee Baum of Ionic Capital Management, which is a hedge fund.

By the way, 7 Monroe Place sold for more than its asking price — which had been $7.2 million, according to a posting by listing broker Brown Harris Stevens.

* At 24 Schermerhorn St., we saw a “For Sale” sign. As it turns out, the 25-foot-wide, 1840s-vintage brick house is in contract.

Ravi Kantha of Leslie J. Garfield & Co. represented the seller and Leslie Marshall of the Corcoran Group represented the buyer.

The asking price for 24 Schermerhorn had been $6.799 million.