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Concord Village, 225 Adams Street

Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of

This large, red-brick development in Downtown Brooklyn was built by Paul Tishman Inc., and Sol G. Atlas in 1950 as a rental complex and was converted to a co-operative in 1980. 

It has 7 mid-rise towers are staggered on the site and have a total of 1,023 apartments. 

The buildings are 17 stories tall and are located at 175, 195, 215, 225 and 235 Adams Street and 230 and 270 Jay Street. 

They are to the east of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, south of DUMBO and west and north of Downtown Brooklyn.  It is parallel to the Brooklyn Bridge entrance.  The A and C share a subway station virtually on site and the 2, 3, 4, 5, F, N and R subway lines are within a few blocks. 

The complex is east of the Walt Whitman Park and is bounded by Tillary Street on the south, Jay Street on the east and High Street on the north. 

Mr. Tishman was a member of the family that founded Tishman Realty & Construction, one of the city's major developers.  He left to create his own company, Paul Tishman Inc., and he and his wife were also known for their extensive and famous collection of Tribal Art that they sold to the Walt Disney Company, which later gave it to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. 

Mr. Atlas developed a 50-story office building and a 40-story office building known as New York Plaza near the Battery in Lower Manhattan with John P. McGrath.  He also developed the apartment building at 200 East End Avenue that was the city's first with air-conditioning and the "Miracle Mile" shopping center on Route 25 in Manhasset, Long Island. 

The complex was designed by Benjamin Braunstein and Alfred H. Ryder. Mr. Braunstein designed many garden apartment projects such as Glen Oaks Village in Bellerose, Mowbray Apartments in Kew Gardens and Linden Hill Apartments and Mitchell Gardens in Flushing, and Beach Hill Gardens in Douglaston, all in Queens. 

Bottom Line

While the towers, which have a prime Brooklyn location, are quite plain, they have nice entrance surrounds and very handsome landscaping.


225 Adams Street has a landscaped entrance that is a few steps down from the street and has a white stone entrance surround. 

Each floor has a thin stone bandcourse. 

The building permits window air-conditioners.



The buildings have full-time doormen, bicycle storage, parking, a dog run, laundries, roof decks, storage and security guards patrol the complex seven days a week from 2 PM to 6 AM.  The complex is pet-friendly. 

A children's playroom is on the lower level at 225 Adams Street and a children's outdoor play area. 

A fitness center is on the ground floor at 175 Adams Street. 

A community room is on the ground floor at 230 Jay Street. 

The complex also has a vegetable garden, yoga classes, a seniors group, annual art and photography shows. 

It also has a restaurant, a dry cleaner and a supermarket. 


Apartment 9G at 225 Adams Street is a three-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 21-foot-long living room that leads around an open, 12-foot-long kitchen with a breakfast bar to a 17-foot-wide dining area. 

Apartment 10H at 225 Adams Street is a two-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 19-foot-long living/dining room with a corner window and a 9-foot-long enclosed kitchen. 

Apartment 14G at 225 Adams Street is a one-bedroom unit with an entry foyer next to the kitchen that leads to a 21-foot-long living room. 

Apartment 15I at 225 Adams Street is a one-bedroom unit with 734 square feet with an entry foyer that leads to a 20-foot-long living room.

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