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75 Livingston Street

Between Clinton Street & Court Street   |    Brooklyn Heights

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1928
  • 105 Apartments
  • 32 Floors
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $745,000 1
  • 2 BEDS $1,638,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 2 closings during past 12 months Last updated May 27, 2017
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$955 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

87

75 Livingston Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 87, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

26
Out of 44
+
32
Out of 36
+
20
Out of 39
+
9
=
87
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #1 Rated co-op - Brooklyn
  • #1 Rated co-op - Brooklyn Heights
How was this building rated?

The handsomest, pre-war skyscraper in Brooklyn, this 32-story tower at 75 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn was erected in 1928. It has been known as the Court Chambers Building and the Chamber of Commerce Building.

The pyramid-topped building, which is also known as 66 Court Street, is distinguished by major setbacks and was designed by Abraham J. Simberg.

It was converted to cooperative apartments in 1981.

According to a "Streetscapes" column by Christopher Gray in the December 3, 2009 edition of The New York Times, the 430-foot-high building has "a dining room on the terrace at the 25th floor.

Mr. Gray said that the architect "had previously done some four- and five-story apartment buildings in Brooklyn and one- and two-story buildings in Manhattan. Born in Ukraine in 1892, Mr. Simberg arrived in the United States in 1900 and the 1920 census found him working as a draftsman in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He received his architectural license in 1922."

"The Court Street building was a big project for a beginning architect," Mr. Gray continued, "but Mr. Simberg developed a blocky, faceted neo-Gothic tower that is perfectly credible against the rest of the skyline. The owners began missing tax and mortgage payments in early 1929, however, and by 1932 the building had gone into receivership, according to a 1939 article in The New York Times. And Mr. Simberg? It is unfortunate that just after his big break the stock market crashed. Through the 1930s, he did a series of modest alterations, like many major architects."

In a June 14, 1998 article in The New York Times, Barbara Whitaker wrote about a penthouse on the 31st and 32nd floors of the building, which apparently was then known as "Heights 75."

"The penthouse at Heights 75 wasn't much to look at when Kevin Steffens and Doug Dorsett first saw it. The apartment had been empty for several years, and the ceilings and walls had extensive water damage. Holes were everywhere. The floors...

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Nearby Subway Stations

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    • Borough Hall (at Court and Joralemon) (0.09 miles)
     
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Carter Horsley's Review

75 Livingston Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The handsomest, pre-war skyscraper in Brooklyn, this 32-story tower at 75 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn was erected in 1928. It has been known as the Court Chambers Building and the Chamber of Commerce Building." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Second tallest office building in Brooklyn
  • Arched entrance
  • High ceilings
  • Close to Subway
  • Architectural masterpiece
  • Close to Brooklyn Heights
  • Pre-war building
  • Many terraces
  • Doorman
Cons
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No fireplaces
  • Many apartments
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Popularity Stats

32
#32 Most viewed co-op in Brooklyn (past 30 days).

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75 Livingston Street - 10 year Sales History

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75 Livingston Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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Past 12 Months
$1,191,500
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75 Livingston Street Alternate Addresses

  • 75 Liuingston Street
  • 66 Court Street

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 77 Available for Sale
  • $1,096 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,130,123 Avg. Price
  • $879,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 8 Old Fulton Street Apt 5N | $4,500,000
    Price / ft2 $1,568
  2. Least Expensive 155 Henry Street Apt 2F | $285,000
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  • 82 Total Sales
  • $1,057 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,029,192 Avg. Price
  • $760,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 160 Henry Street Apt 5A | $5,290,000
    Price / ft2 $1,889
  2. Least Expensive 40 Clinton Street Apt 153 | $345,000

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