08/13/12 4:30pm

1) 81 Front Street aka 50 Washington Street begins new tenant renovations:

Washington Street construction (45 Main St building)

New tenant renovations have begun for the space at 81 Front Street. On the Washington Street side, it appears that a new entrance is being built as part of the renovation of the commercial space aka 50 Washington Street. (NYC.gov BIS filing)

{Landmark Hearings for 81 Front, 21May2012}
{Dumbo Brooklyn Retail Report (Jan 2012)}

2) Olga Guanabara moves to 215 Plymouth, CopyRite moves into 63 Pearl Street:

CopyRite's new location 63 Pearl Street

Olga Guanabara has moved to 215 Plymouth Street and the CopyRite, formerly at 45 Washington Street, next to Salon de Quartier (43 Washington Street), has taken its place at 63 Pearl Street.

3) Sci-fi bookstore, Singularity & Co opens on 18 Bridge Street:

(Photo courtesy of The Verge)

Singularity & Co opened on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 18 Bridge Street in Dumbo. They are a sci-fi bookstore that not only collects and sells out of print, out of circulation, and rare sci-fi books, but also works to “digitally rescue” them by tracking down the copyright holder and/or author (if they’re still around), acquire or otherwise clear the copyright, and publish the title both online and as an e-book, for little or no cost. The Verge has a nice summary of the store and opening.

Singularity & Co. (singularityand.co)
18 Bridge Street, 1G, Brooklyn NY 11201
Open Wed-Sun 1pm-7pm (or by popular demand)

06/12/12 10:38am


Kirkman Lofts is introducing the three remaining townhouses at the development at 37 Bridge Street. All simplex units have been sold, bringing the development to 93% sold. The new model unit showcases Townhouse A, the first townhouse at Kirkman Lofts to be released on the market, which is a 2,512 square foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home listed for $2,600,000. The townhouses are each four-story, three-bedroom units featuring private entrances, internal elevators and spacious roof decks.

Similar to other new recent condo developments in Dumbo (205 Water Street, 192 Water Street), the Kirkman Lofts condos have sold at asking and we expect these townhouses to go at the listed prices, given the demand for single family homes and low vacancy rates. More interior photos after the jump.

12/08/11 2:58pm

Kirkman Lofts, a new condo conversion development at 37 Bridge Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn, has just released four new penthouses on the market.

  • Penthouse B, a spacious 1,469 sqft three-bedroom, two-bath unit with skylights for $1.5 million
  • Penthouse C, an airy 938 sqft one-bedroom, one-bath unit with a second floor loft mezzanine with skylights for $800,000
  • Penthouse D, a 1,693 sqft four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath with a kitchen pantry and a spacious great room with skylights for $1.65 million
  • Penthouse E, a 1,670 sqft four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit with an open living/dining area and kitchen skylight for $1.425 million.

The common penthouse foyer is formed by an original steel silo that is drenched in light from the skylights above. Other historic accents include oversized industrial-inspired windows and reclaimed wood accents that are installed in common areas and throughout the homes. The development is currently over 70% sold and prices have increased three times since sales launched in April 2011. Move-ins are expected to begin in the winter of 2011-2012.

{Kirkman Lofts 55% Sold, 27Sep2011}
{37 Bridge Street Nearly Complete, Now Known As Kirkman Lofts, 22Apr2011}
{Lightning Strikes 37 Bridge in Dumbo, 24Mar2011}
{37 Bridge St Gets Quiet, 17Dec2009}
{37 Bridge Street Update, 14Aug2009}
{Soundproofing Windows in Dumbo, 03Dec2007}

09/27/11 10:52am

37 Bridge Street

Kirkman Lofts, a new re-development project at 37 Bridge Street in Dumbo is 55% sold, according to building spokesperson. Sales launched in April 2011 and construction is expected to be complete this fall. Occuapncy is anticipated to begin at the end of 2011. “To date, every unit at Kirkman Lofts been sold for its full asking price and prices have increased three times since sales launched, making Kirkman Lofts one of Brooklyn’s most desirable places to live. Still offering competitive prices for real estate values in DUMBO, buyers are drawn to this one-of-a-kind building for its industrial-chic design and trendy location,” said Stephen G. Kliegerman, president of Halstead Property Development Marketing.

The building is comprised of 45 condominium residences in a mix of studios, one- two-, three, and four-bedroom homes. Remaining units range in size from approximately 861 to 2,803 square feet and in price from $625,000 to $2.4 million. According to Streeteasy, there are 7 active listings and 25 listings in contract:

Price per square foot range between $956 to $675 per sqft.

{37 Bridge Street Nearly Complete, Now Known As Kirkman Lofts, 22Apr2011}
{Lightning Strikes 37 Bridge in Dumbo, 24Mar2011}
{37 Bridge St Gets Quiet, 17Dec2009}
{37 Bridge Street Update, 14Aug2009}
{Soundproofing Windows in Dumbo, 03Dec2007}