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Stephen G. Kliegerman

Stephen G. Kliegerman
President of Development Marketing

William S. Ross

William S. Ross
Director of Development Marketing

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Former Standish Arms Hotel In Brooklyn Heights Ready To Rent

Gut-Renovated Historic Property Boasts One-of-a-Kind Apts

Compiled by Linda Collins

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — The former Standish Arms Hotel, one of Brooklyn Heights’ unique historic properties dating back to 1903, is now being called just The Standish and is ready for leasing.

Monthly rent prices for the studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments range from $2,200 to $5,900 and $7,200 to $15,000 for several “deluxe, larger one-of-kind apartments,” according to William S. Ross, director of development at Halstead Property, who is overseeing the leasing effort.

“We’re pleased to represent The Standish,” said Ross. “The Standish offers residents modern amenities along with a rich history and pre-war character in this prime Brooklyn neighborhood.”

The 12-story Beaux Arts-style building at 169 Columbia Heights was constructed as a hotel in 1903, with 128 apartments. As reported in the Eagle last year, it was owned by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society from 1988 (leased by Watchtower since 1981) until 2007 when it was sold to Taurus Investment Holdings. Taurus has since invested $10 million in a complete renovation program.

The building now has 94 apartments ranging in size from 400 square feet to 1,000 square feet plus a planned 2,500-square-foot three-bedroom duplex.

The recent renovation included electric and plumbing upgrades, new kitchens and bathrooms, and new hardwood flooring throughout.

“We are thrilled to be working with Halstead Development Marketing,” said Patrick M. McGrath, managing partner of Taurus of New York LLC. “They have a proven track record of achieving the results that matter, and we know they will help us successfully launch the building and establish our brand amongst the communities that make Brooklyn Heights such a special place to live.”

The apartments are designed to integrate modern luxury into the pre-war structure of the building, according to Ross. They feature large windows and high ceilings, modern kitchens and stainless steel appliances. Upper floors offer panoramic views of lower Manhattan and the harbor. Building amenities include a 24-hour concierge, an onsite fitness center and laundry facility.

Floor plans can be seen at www.halsteadpdm.com.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008