The Clinton Hill Co-ops were built during World War II as housing for officers and enlisted personnel at the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard. They were converted to rental apartments after the war, and to co-ops in 1982, in what was at the time one of the largest conversions in NYC history. The northernmost buildings were for enlisted personnel, while the five buildings at the southernmost edge of the complex (by Lafayette Ave.) were for officers; apartments here have larger windows, but are otherwise identical to those in the northern part.
The apartments are spacious and the buildings are separated by leafy courtyards and paths. Each building has a laundry and the complex has a full live-in staff of supers and porters. The co-op is in good financial condition, with a sound and growing reserve fund.
Because there are still rental units in the complex, sponsor units occasionally become available (when a rental tenant moves out), meaning no board approval is required. For resales the board approval process is not unduly onerous, especially when you have a real estate agent or broker to do the work for you.
I would be happy to assist you in purchasing an apartment here; do not hesitate to contact me if you would like further information.
Clinton Hill neighborhood blooms in a residential and retail awakening! And it becomes to be one of the hottest area in Brooklyn. If you are thinking to buy an apartment in coop building, feel free to contact me.
If you are looking at it just as an investment; they want buyers to be owner occupants. They do allow sublets after a number of years of owner occupancy, but this can change as the board changes in the future.
All the best,
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
Clinton Hill is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the entire country right now. Most likely it will continue to get even hotter. If you can afford to get yourself into a place right now, you should do so post-haste!
If you need help locating a property, feel free to contact me direct. I would be more than happy to help you.
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales/ e-Pro Realtor
Fillmore Real Estate
Office: (718) 252-2000/ Cell: (917) 805-0783