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The Gretsch, 60 Broadway

between Wythe Avenue & Berry Street   |    Williamsburg

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 1916
  • 130 Apartments
  • 11 Floors
$1,165 Avg. Price / Ft2
$50 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $1,425,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 1 closings during past 12 months Last updated Apr 26, 2017
  • View all recent sales
$1,188 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

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The Gretsch, 60 Broadway has received a CityRealty Rating of 74, 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

22
Out of 44
+
26
Out of 36
+
17
Out of 39
+
9
=
74
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 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:
Exposed 0 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 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:
No 0 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:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
10-15 1 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #31 Rated condo - Williamsburg
How was this building rated?

The luxury residential condominium conversion of this former factory building for Gretsch musical instruments had an uneasy beginning in 2003 not because of a weak real estate market but because of community concerns about affordable housing.

A February 17, 2004 article in The New York Times described the controversy:

"Several weeks ago Mikey Weiss, an electronics store owner with an overgrown blond Mohawk, was visited in his shop on the north side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, by a couple of men in mink hats."

'''These two Hasidic guys, dressed as Hasidically as you could possibly dress, came in and asked me what kind of people live in this neighborhood,'' Mr. Weiss said, adding that he told them the area was largely populated with people in their 20's and 30's, including many artists."

'''They said: 'Artists! That's it!' he recalled. 'They said, 'We want to hear about these artists we've heard are moving to our neighborhood.' They asked: 'Are they noisy? Do they cause trouble?'''

"The visitors were from the community of 57,000 Satmar Hasidic Jews who live in south Williamsburg and who have in recent weeks been alarmed by talk of their neighborhood being invaded by 'artisten,' a Yiddish word that in local parlance is used to describe non-Hasidim who live on the north side...."

"Although the divisions are blurry, Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge has long been seen as the border between the neighborhood's south side, a working-class Hasidic and Hispanic enclave, and the north side, which has become known for its artists, hipsters and, increasingly, affluent professionals. But as northside rents have soared, and ritzy boutiques and nightclubs have moved in, residents seeking cheaper housing have looked southward. Meanwhile, many young Hasidic families are large and their housing needs have grown accordingly. A collision was perhaps inevitable, and it has focused on a building at 60 Broadway, right on the dividing line."

"On Sunday afternoon, five young Hasidic men stood...

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Carter Horsley's Review

The Gretsch, 60 Broadway Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The luxury residential condominium conversion of this former factory building for Gretsch musical instruments had an uneasy beginning in 2003 not because of a weak real estate market but because of community concerns about affordable housing." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Fine views
  • Garage
  • Doorman
  • Health club
  • Roof deck
  • Some fireplaces
  • High ceilings
Cons
  • Many apartments
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Popularity Stats

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#17 Most viewed condo in Brooklyn (past 30 days).

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The Gretsch, 60 Broadway - 10 year Sales History

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The Gretsch, 60 Broadway 12 Month Sales Summary

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$1,188
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The Gretsch, 60 Broadway Alternate Address

  • 409-415 Wythe Avenue

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 332 Available for Sale
  • $1,269 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,379,721 Avg. Price
  • $1,109,825 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Oosten Apt PH2 | $6,495,000
    Price / ft2 $1,274
  2. Least Expensive 99 Kingsland Avenue Apt 101 | $450,000
    Price / ft2 $1,125
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  • 97 Available for Rent
  • $55 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,749 Avg. Price
  • $4,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Oosten Apt TH12 | $18,500
    Price / ft2 $67
  2. Least Expensive 207 South 1st Street Apt 1 | $1,999
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  • 447 Total Sales
  • $1,220 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,307,068 Avg. Price
  • $1,128,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Oosten Apt PH3 | $6,608,443
    Price / ft2 $1,298
  2. Least Expensive 61 Herbert Street Apt 3A | $427,000
    Price / ft2 $1,054

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