From The Greenpoint Grapevine: St. Cyril’s & Methodius To Become Housing?

Although I have researched this and come up empty I have heard buzz about this from Dupont Street residents for over a month. The rumors run (more or less) as follows:

  1. A 99 year lease has been signed for this property and it will be converted into apartments.
  2. This building will be converted into condominiums.

While hardly happy at the prospect of having (yet) more condominiums in the Garden Spot I have to confess that the prospect of this long-empty (and rather nifty) building get some much overdue T.L.C. is pleasing. Does anyone have the 411 regarding what is happening? If so, please share via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!

Miss Heather


2 Comments on From The Greenpoint Grapevine: St. Cyril’s & Methodius To Become Housing?

  1. RichM on Mon, 7th Mar 2011 7:27 pm
  2. My sources tell me that you are correct. Someone mentioned this to me about two months ago. The outfit that got the lease sounded something like “Hundred Crowns”. Could be a “Hundred Clowns”. Unfortunately, we in the affordable housing camp didn’t have any influence on the Diocese. The building is in sad shape. I doubt that a for-profit developer will spend the money to restore it. It’s my alma mater and I would have liked to have seen something done with the building that would leave a lasting legacy to the parishioners who kept Greenpoint stable and not only for the gentrifiiers to benefit. I believe it includes the whole property right through to the school yard and the buildings on the other side on Eagle St.

  3. missheather on Mon, 7th Mar 2011 8:13 pm
  4. Whoa. Thanks RichM. And yes, this property should be utilized in a fashion where it can be enjoyed by everyone— not just the wealthy.

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