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Park Slope’s landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum hits the market for $10.5M

Greystone Development purchased the property for $7.6 million in 2014

Courtesy of TerraCRG

Greystone Development is looking for a buyer for Park Slope’s landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum, the 1900s bathhouse the company purchased at auction in 2014 for $7.6 million. Greystone funneled $5 million into rehabbing the aging building, and converted it into a Blink Fitness. They’re now looking to sell the property, on Fourth Avenue at the corner of President Street, for $10.5 million.

Though it looks like Greystone is taking a hit for rehabbing the building on paper, Crain’s notes that the developer is using the building’s valuable air rights to build a 63-unit residential project on a neighboring lot.

“There was value for us in the air rights,” Greystone’s head of development, Thomas Ryan, told Crain’s. “We never anticipated spending so much on the restoration, and we got hurt a little on the costs. A sale plus or minus $10.5 million would make us whole again.”

Greystone initially set its sights on converting the bathhouse into three townhouses, but changed course after Blink Fitness signed a lease for the space through 2033.

The former public bathhouse had been owned for several years by Eric Richmond, who ran the arts and events space Brooklyn Lyceum from the building. Richmond was outbid for the space by Greystone in the 2014 auction.

TerraCRG is exclusively marketing the property.