10/01/12 11:52pm


The following three condos are new to the Dumbo Brooklyn market for the week of September 24-30, 2012:

  • 9/25/2012: 28 Old Fulton Street #4B – Fulton Ferry Landing (Dalazar), $1,550,000 ($861/sf), $1,477/mo cc, 1800sf, 2 bed, 2 bath
  • 9/26/2012: 133 Water Street #10B (Brown Harris Stevens), $959,000 ($902/sf), $914/mo cc, $31/mo tax, 1063sf, 2 bed, 2 bath
  • 9/26/2012: 133 Water Street #6C (Brown Harris Stevens), $595,000 ($817/sf), $642/mo cc, $22/mo tax, 728sf, 1 bed, 1 bath
  • 9/28/2012: 70 Washington Street #7F (Douglas Ellian), $725,000 ($1,021/sf), $262/mo cc, $15/mo tax, 710sf, 1 bed, 1 bath

(28 Old Fulton Street, #4B)

This spacious coop unit in the 1894 Eagle Warehouse building has corner exposures with Manhattan, the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge views. The landmarked building has 85 units and is across the street from Grimaldi’s pizza. Per the listing, this unit is “fully renovated, this beautiful home boasts a state-of-the art open kitchen, a 16’x34′ living/dining replete with custom designed and hand crafted wood cabinet around a built-in stereo system, an amazing home office and a custom designed library/guest room.”

(133 Water Street, #10B)

“Enjoy amazing water views from this high floor two bedroom/two bath apartment with private terrace in prime DUMBO…The master bedroom has two closets and an extremely large ensuite bathroom, complete with two Scarabeo sinks, a rich wood vanity and both a stall shower and separate Vitabath Venetian soaking tub. A second bedroom is a generously sized with a double-doored closet. Both bedrooms enjoy partial East River views.”

(133 Water Street, #6C)

Unit #7C (same layout) sold on August 13, 2012 for $605,000. Since 133 Water Street converted from rentals to condos in April, 5 have sold, 7 are on the market, and one in contract.

(70 Washington Street, #7F)

According to Streeteasy, in the past few months, other units with the same layout rented for $3400, $3450, and $3500 per month. According to city records, F line have sold between $600-690k in the past. 7F has views of Cadman Park, city-quiet windows, and 25+feet of dining/living room.

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08/24/12 11:00am

(68 Jay Street storefront rendering)

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission lists the following two items in Dumbo and one in Fulton Ferry Historic District (via Community Board No. 2):

  • 1 Old Fulton Street — Fulton Ferry Historic District — A Greek Revival style saloon and hotel building built in 1835, and altered in the Italianate style in the 1860s. Application is to modify the storefront with French doors, retaining the existing residential entrance, columns, bay window, and cornice, with the last element extended around the building.
  • 68 Jay Street — DUMBO Historic District — A Daylight Factory style building with transitional American Round Arch style elements designed by William Higginson and built in 1915. Application is for a master plan for the storefronts, including a standardized signage scheme, and removal of the existing awnings, flat panel signs, bracket signs, lighting and conduit that are current LPC violations.
  • 117 Front Street — DUMBO Historic District — Application is to modify the storefront, including new wall signage, canvas blade sign, louver venting for HVAC, and window graphics. This is the new Pinkberry store location.

Image courtesy of Community Board No. 2.

07/24/12 11:58am

The following two condos are new to the Dumbo Brooklyn market for the week of July 16-22, 2012:

  • 7/19/2012: 28 Old Fulton Street #3K – Fulton Ferry Landing (Corcoran), $875,000 ($729/sf), $1,347/mo cc, 1200sf, 2 bed, 2 bath
  • 7/19/2012: 1 Main Street #9C (Sotheby’s), $1,695,000 ($1,423/sf), $656/mo cc, $468 tax, 1191sf, 1 bed, 1.5 bath

(28 Old Fulton Street, #3K)

This coop unit in the 1894 Eagle Warehouse building has a corner exposure bedroom (NW corner of the building) with Brooklyn Bridge and water views. The landmarked building has 85 units and is across the street from Grimaldi’s pizza.

(1 Main Street, #9C)

A high floor with a direct view of Manhattan in 1 Main has a premium price, as this unit does. Recent sales in the building averaged $1,084 per square feet, according to Streeteasy.com.

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12/31/11 6:24am

Pete's Downtown Restaurant

Pete’s Downtown restaurant at 2 Water Street (next to Ignazio’s Pizza and across The River Cafe) has closed, according to a worker who has emailed us. Brooklyn Eagle first reported that the restaurant is not only closed, but it has cleared its space, after being open since the 1980s. It’s too bad for a restaurant that has been a fixture in the neighborhood for a long time. Pete’s served Italian food with popular dishes like penne vodka, baked ravioli, veal parmigiana, and shrimp scampi, according to online review websites.

Calls were not returned, and there are no updates on its Twitter (@petesdowntown) or Facebook pages, and their website, petesdowntown.com is offline.

According to a Fulton Ferry resident, Pete Thristino the owner has told patrons that the lease was not renewed, and the landlord is seeking a high end restaurant to take over the space. The location is a prime space, given the view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, and would attract a higher lease. A restaurant there would make a lot of ‘friends’ from residents in the area if the food quality is high, but is also a destination location for outer borough visitors.

The Brooklyn Eagle writes: “Pete’s was one of the first businesses to move into the area after it began to be redeveloped. The first signs of this redevelopment came in 1977, when BargeMusic and the River Café opened. Pete Thristino, owner of the restaurant, told this reporter in a 2008 interview that even in the early 1980s, “This was known as an area that when it snowed, there were no footprints…The building, on the corner of Water Street, was known as the Franklin House Hotel in the mid-1800s. It was an important hotel and restaurant in the days before the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, when the ferry area was the gateway to Manhattan and visiting merchants, clerks, seamen and farmers needed someplace to stay.”

Pete’s Downtown (Closed as of Dec 29, 2011)
2 Water Street (at Old Fulton Street), Brooklyn, NY 11201

Pete's Downtown Restaurant

12/16/11 1:01pm

Juliana's Pizza

[UPDATE Sat Dec 17: Grimaldi’s has opened at 1 Front Street.]

We saw yesterday that Grimaldi’s Pizza is now closed. But there seems to be a lot of activity on 1 Front Street (now that the stop work order has been resolved) to prepare for the opening of the new Grimaldi’s location. Meanwhile, a Juliana’s Pizza sign is in the window of 19 Old Fulton Street. A placeholder for Juliana’s website is live at julianaspizza.com.

(Thanks to reader Kathleen for the photo.)

12/15/11 12:26pm

[UPDATE Sat Dec 17: Grimaldi’s has opened at 1 Front Street.]

The Grimaldi’s location at 19 Old Fulton Street closed yesterday. The new location will be opening next door (1 Front Street), but there’s no opening date at this time. The move to 1 Front Street was originally scheduled for November 29, but was delayed due to a stop work order for an illegal coal oven install. @FultonFerry posted the above photo on Twitter with the caption “Priceless: The look on tourists’ faces when they see what remains of Grimaldi’s”.

Meanwhile, we have not heard back from Patsy Grimaldi, the original owner of Grimaldi’s before he sold the restaurant, and owner of Juliana’s Pizza, the incoming pizza place taking over the coal oven location on a new open date for his new restaurant. Before the delayed Grimaldi closing, the original open date was scheduled for March 2012.

{Grimaldi Pizza Move Delayed, 29Nov2011}
{Patsy Grimaldi’s Coming out of Retirement to Take Over Original Pizza Location}