Greenpoint churches to give way to residential apartments

Sale of Monitor Street properties put on hold during recession; slated to hold 84 units

TRD New York /
Apr.April 17, 2014 11:00 AM

Two vacant brick Greenpoint buildings, formerly home to Catholic church schools, will soon reemerge as residential apartment buildings.

The properties at 17and 21 Monitor Street, which are being developed by Malky Landau and Meir David Tabak, span 49,000 square feet and 10,000 square feet respectively. The building at 17 Monitor Street will ultimately hold 69 apartment units, while the smaller 21 Monitor will be home to 15 units, according to filings with the Department of Buildings cited by the Brooklyn Eagle.

Landau and Tabak took control of the properties last year, renting the pair for a 49-year term from St. Cecilia’s school, according to a memorandum of lease filed with the city Finance Department cited by the paper. Landau and the Reverend Thomas Vassalotti, St. Cecilia’s administrator and secretary, signed the memorandum, while Tabak signed a mortgage for an LLC in his and Tabak’s name.

The church school at the helm of the two properties closed in 2008, and held off on selling the buildings during the recession. Father James Krische, who was pastor at the time, invited artists to use the spaces for films and video shoots, drawing donations to pay for building maintenance. St. Cecilia’s merged with two other parishes two years later, at which time the artist arrangement came to an end. [Brooklyn Eagle]Julie Strickland


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Mack Real Estate Group's Richard Mack and The Greenpoint at 113 Franklin Street (Credit: Getty Images and Wikipedia)

Mack Real Estate, partners sell stake in Greenpoint tower

Greenpoint is getting another waterfront resi building

Greenpoint is getting another waterfront resi building

City set to finally get the ball rolling on North Brooklyn industrial rezoning

City set to finally get the ball rolling on North Brooklyn industrial rezoning

Two Trees-linked LLC buys Brooklyn petroleum facility

Two Trees-linked LLC buys Brooklyn petroleum facility

Simon Baron Development plans new office building in Greenpoint

Simon Baron Development plans new office building in Greenpoint

All Year Management plans mixed-use complex at contaminated Greenpoint site

All Year Management plans mixed-use complex at contaminated Greenpoint site

Sayonara, subway: How ridesharing apps are changing the real estate calculus for brokers and developers

Sayonara, subway: How ridesharing apps are changing the real estate calculus for brokers and developers

Here is what RedSky’s 40-story project on the Greenpoint waterfront will look like

Here is what RedSky’s 40-story project on the Greenpoint waterfront will look like

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...