Condos in new Brooklyn Heights library building on sale, starting at north of $1M

New digs: Luxury condos inside the new One Clinton tower on top of the newly built Brooklyn Heights Library are now up for sale.
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Buyers will need to drop stacks of cash to live above these stacks.

The developer erecting the luxury condo building whose bottom floors will include the new Brooklyn Heights Library is now hawking units inside the swanky tower, where one-bedroom residences start at more than $1 million.

Builder Hudson Companies on Jan. 8 unveiled a new sales website for its 38-story high-rise dubbed One Clinton, which is rising at the Cadman Plaza West site of the former Heights branch that Brooklyn Public Library sold off back in 2014.

Part of the tower’s bottom three floors will include the newly built library, as well as a new lab run by the Department of Education where local students can perfect their science, technology, engineering, and math skills.

But the rest of the building will cater to residents of its 100-plus pads, which start at $1,088,000 for one-bedrooms, $1,985,000 for two-bedrooms, $3,195,000 for three-bedrooms, and $5,258,000 for four-bedrooms, according to reps for the developer, who said prices for the tower’s five-bedroom units and penthouses will be announced soon.

Manhattan-based firm Marvel Architects — which also dreamt up the Pierhouse and 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Saint Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo — is creating the high-rise itself, with another Manhattan-based company, Studio DB, designing interiors for the condos, which all boast oversized windows, in-unit washers and dryers, white-oak cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances, the reps for Hudson Companies said.

The swanky high-rise — whose entrance is on Clinton Street and separate from that of the library — will also feature a fitness center with a yoga studio, sauna, and hot tub, along with other amenities including a 24-hour attended lobby, children’s center, bicycle storage, bar and outdoor terrace, and outdoor lounge areas with grills and play equipment.

It will also house two retailers: an outpost of java joint the Brooklyn Roasting Company and another spot featuring rotating vendors curated by the operators of beloved local food-and-drink fest Smorgasburg.

The library system raked in $52 million from the sale of the old branch, which some book-lovers rallied against, despite the local community board, civic group, and Borough President Adams ultimately lending their support to the redevelopment project.

The condos and new stacks are slated to open in the summer of 2020, according to reps for the developer, which must also build 114 units of so-called affordable housing as part of the deal.

But bigwigs of Hudson Companies in 2015 announced those units will be built in Clinton Hill, sparking criticism from many locals who said that erecting the below-market-units at a site separate from the expensive condos in Brooklyn Heights is segregationist.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 12:00 am, January 14, 2019
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Karen from Boerum Hill says:
We can thank Eric Adams and Steve Levin for these pricey apartments. Such Progressive men of the people.
Jan. 14, 2019, 11:08 am
ty from pps says:
affordable housing and a big payday for the mortgage recording tax.
Jan. 14, 2019, 11:09 am
Tyler from pps says:
Not sure who the other Ty from pps is, but that's not wrong. I don't buy into any of the BS 'affordable housing' schemes. However, the Library got a huge chunk of cash which is very good for the system. And they will end up with a much better space for the library branch when it's built.
Jan. 14, 2019, 11:32 am
Frank from Furter says:
The affordable housing was built off site... "the Hudson Companies will build 114 new affordable housing units elsewhere, in addition to 132 market rate units to be built on site. Hudson will receive a tax abatement for the affordable units."
Jan. 14, 2019, 1:29 pm
Coral from Soho says:
These apartments aren’t that expensive. It’s not like we’re talking about an undesirable area. Why is it a surprise that elegant apartments in a nice neighborhood cost money?
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:35 pm
Clark from Brooklyn Height says:
No one laments the loss of the original library. The new one will be bigger, better and state of the art and gave a big cash infusion into the system. I'm pretty skeptical of these deals in general, but this seems to have worked out well.
Jan. 18, 2019, 1:43 pm

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