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Mapping Nine Conversions Currently Underway in Brooklyn

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The New York City market's hunger for more condos doesn't just mean ground-up new developments. Also popular are conversions of older buildings, whether they had past lives as factories, warehouses, churches, or something else. Here now, we've compiled a map of all of the conversion projects currently underway?by which we mean awaiting permits, under construction/renovation, or still selling units?in Brooklyn. Know of one we missed? Please share in comments or to the tipline, and we'll update the map.


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1. 72 Poplar Street

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72 Poplar Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

This Brooklyn Heights building's former life was as a police station, and it should hit the market any day now. Apartments will be priced between $1.595 million and $5.75 million (and will start at 1,424 square feet in size). Move-ins should begin next year.

2. 991 Eastern Parkway

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991 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Brooklyn Capital and architects Isaac & Stern have teamed up for a couple of Brooklyn church conversion projects, including this one at 991 Eastern Parkway. Their plans call for a brick and glass addition to the existing light brown church facade, and those words all sound too mild to describe the actual plans for the structure.

3. Alhambra Theater

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783 Knickerbocker Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

The Alhambra Theater, built in 1914, hosted everything from vaudeville shows to film screenings before becoming a supermarket and, later, a school. An application to convert the now-vacant building into a 24-unit apartment building is pending with the DOB. The building has already lost its loveliest ornamentation.

4. 1255 Bushwick Avenue

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1255 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Speaking of the Brooklyn Capital-Isaac & Stern partnership and its condo conversion aspirations, the team also has big plans for 1255 Bushwick Avenue. The developers bought the church for $1.95 million in June and will create 32 condos out of it thanks to a large, glassy addition.

5. 81 Ten Eyck

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81 Ten Eyck Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

This church of many addresses (it also goes by 74 Maujer Street, 183-187 Leonard Street, 69-71 Ten Eyck Street, and several other identities) is being converted to residential space. The existing structure will be partially demolished to make that happen, and the finished conversion will have 40 apartments, roof terraces, and bike parking.

6. 364 Union

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364 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sales launched in late August for 364 Union Street, a townhouse turned into four 3BRs and one 2BR duplex with outdoor space. Prices started at $1.565 million.

7. 177 Montague

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177 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The 1913 landmarked bank building at 177 Montague Street will soon re-emerge as 12 condo units that are aiming for a historical, simultaneously loft- and townhouse-like feel. The building will have a lounge, teen room, playroom, music practice space, pet spa, and roof terrace.

8. St. Vincent De Paul Church

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167 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

The rectory of St. Vincent de Paul Church has already been turned into rentals, and now the church itself is following in the rectory's footsteps. The church will be turned into 92 condo units and 40 parking spaces, according to DOB permits spotted by Brownstoner. The 1869 church closed in 2005, when the Brooklyn Diocese ran out of funds to keep it open. Photo via Brownstoner.

9. 396 15th Street

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396 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

The former factory at 396 15th Street has survived quite a saga to get where it is today. The South Slope property has finally been renovated—eight years after its neighbor's excavation shifted the building's foundation and cracked the structure—and gotten a two-story addition. As of September, the owners had applied for a certificate of occupancy, so all that's left are the listings for the new units.

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1. 72 Poplar Street

72 Poplar Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

This Brooklyn Heights building's former life was as a police station, and it should hit the market any day now. Apartments will be priced between $1.595 million and $5.75 million (and will start at 1,424 square feet in size). Move-ins should begin next year.

72 Poplar Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

2. 991 Eastern Parkway

991 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Brooklyn Capital and architects Isaac & Stern have teamed up for a couple of Brooklyn church conversion projects, including this one at 991 Eastern Parkway. Their plans call for a brick and glass addition to the existing light brown church facade, and those words all sound too mild to describe the actual plans for the structure.

991 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213

3. Alhambra Theater

783 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

The Alhambra Theater, built in 1914, hosted everything from vaudeville shows to film screenings before becoming a supermarket and, later, a school. An application to convert the now-vacant building into a 24-unit apartment building is pending with the DOB. The building has already lost its loveliest ornamentation.

783 Knickerbocker Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

4. 1255 Bushwick Avenue

1255 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Speaking of the Brooklyn Capital-Isaac & Stern partnership and its condo conversion aspirations, the team also has big plans for 1255 Bushwick Avenue. The developers bought the church for $1.95 million in June and will create 32 condos out of it thanks to a large, glassy addition.

1255 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

5. 81 Ten Eyck

81 Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

This church of many addresses (it also goes by 74 Maujer Street, 183-187 Leonard Street, 69-71 Ten Eyck Street, and several other identities) is being converted to residential space. The existing structure will be partially demolished to make that happen, and the finished conversion will have 40 apartments, roof terraces, and bike parking.

81 Ten Eyck Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

6. 364 Union

364 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Sales launched in late August for 364 Union Street, a townhouse turned into four 3BRs and one 2BR duplex with outdoor space. Prices started at $1.565 million.

364 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

7. 177 Montague

177 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The 1913 landmarked bank building at 177 Montague Street will soon re-emerge as 12 condo units that are aiming for a historical, simultaneously loft- and townhouse-like feel. The building will have a lounge, teen room, playroom, music practice space, pet spa, and roof terrace.

177 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

8. St. Vincent De Paul Church

167 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The rectory of St. Vincent de Paul Church has already been turned into rentals, and now the church itself is following in the rectory's footsteps. The church will be turned into 92 condo units and 40 parking spaces, according to DOB permits spotted by Brownstoner. The 1869 church closed in 2005, when the Brooklyn Diocese ran out of funds to keep it open. Photo via Brownstoner.

167 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. 396 15th Street

396 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

The former factory at 396 15th Street has survived quite a saga to get where it is today. The South Slope property has finally been renovated—eight years after its neighbor's excavation shifted the building's foundation and cracked the structure—and gotten a two-story addition. As of September, the owners had applied for a certificate of occupancy, so all that's left are the listings for the new units.

396 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215