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Building: 144 Franklin Street

144 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11222

3 units3 storiesBuilt in 1931
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Greenpoint’s iconic Mechanics and Traders Bank building originally built in 1895. The building has been noted as being architecturally significant for its ornate facade in the classically inspired Renaissance Revival style. The building itself is landmarked, and composed of large red brownstones, red brick and ornate terra cotta detailed accents. The third floor features huge arched windows and two oval lunette windows, with terra cotta spandrels and cornice.

Centrally located on the corner of Franklin Street and Greenpoint Avenue, 144 Franklin is a landmarked three-story mixed-use building with a full height basement that measures 80 feet × 24 feet, and is approximately 5,760 square feet. 124 feet of frontage wrapped by an old bank railing slightly elevated from the sidewalk create a nice storefront possibility. Mixed zoning R6A, and C2-4, the property CO currently reflects up to six office spaces on the ground floor, regular basement use, and residential use of second and third floors.

Each floor is approximately 1,800 square feet. The ground floor space has a main entrance on Franklin Avenue, with a secondary entrance leading down to the basement from the street, 15-foot high ceilings the space is currently separated into two offices by drywall and has two bathrooms. The second floor apartment is a three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, with 11-foot high ceilings. The third floor three bedroom apartment has 18-foot high ceilings, two full bathrooms, and a sleep loft. The two residential apartment are currently occupied, but can be delivered vacant. The building is positioned with southern and western exposures and every floor has a ton of windows. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to preserve a historic landmark of Old Brooklyn.

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Building Facts

Facts 3 units3 storiesBuilt in 1931
Building Class S3
District Community District 301City Council District 33Police Precinct 94
Floorplans 7 floorplans available
5 previous sales ($1,094 per ft² avg, $3,689,000 avg price)
3 previous rentals ($6,033 avg price)



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District 14 - Schools zoned for this address:
P.S. 031 Samuel F. Dupont (PK,0K,01,02,03,04,05,SE)
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