Brooklyn Heights

Condos above former historic Brooklyn Heights Cinema nearly complete

June 27, 2018 By Gordon Walker Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Here's what the exterior of 70 Henry St. will look like. Rendering by Familiar Control

The three-story building located at 70 Henry St. directly above the former Brooklyn Heights Cinema, is a step closer to being completed.

Kenn Lowry, owner of the movie theater, wanted to relocate and reopen it, but he was unable to find an affordable space.

“For the money these landlords want, I’d have to run a meth lab, not a cinema,” he told the Daily News.

The windows of the five condos are in and workers are closing up holes with drywall after finishing the electric wiring of the apartments.

The white paint that coated the exterior of the building was removed for the first time in decades, and now displays the red brick from the original landmarked 1895 building.

Building over the original structure was controversial. Brooklyn Heights Association member Judy Stanton argued at a 2015 hearing that the addition would overwhelm the original building. The commissioners on the other hand found it “appropriate” and approved the addition later that year, according to Brownstoner.

The condos, developed by Mettle Property Group, went on the market last year and are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The architect is Morris Adjmi, best known for designing Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel.

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