Sponsor co-op pick of the week

A Brooklyn Heights one bedroom with a private backyard for $735,000, no board approval required

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 3, 2020 - 10:00AM

The living room is open to the kitchen while the dining room is separate.


Welcome to Brick Underground’s sponsor apartment pick of the week, where we feature a co-op for sale by the owner of the building. You do not need board approval to buy these apartments, they are often newly renovated, and they typically require a down payment of only 10 percent, versus the 20 to 25 percent that most co-ops demand. In exchange for the condo-like ease of acquisition, expect to pay a bit more than a regular co-op, but considerably less than a condo. For more information, check out "Everything you ever wanted to know about sponsor apartments but were afraid to ask."

This one-bedroom, one-bath sponsor co-op, 250 Henry St., #B1, in Brooklyn Heights, is currently listed at $735,000 which is a bit higher than the neighborhood’s median for one bedrooms, $679,000, according to StreetEasy. 

However, you are getting a 700-square-foot private backyard, and a porch. Plus, the bedroom is quite large and has with three walk-in closets. There’s a separate dining room with an exposed brick wall and a pass-through—so you’re getting both privacy and space for your money.

Monthly maintenance in the pet-friendly co-op is $1,554. Amenities include a bike room, laundry room, and storage. Located in a brownstone built in 1900, there are eight other units in the building. Pied-à-terre buyers and subletting are welcome.


The open living room has hardwood floors.


The renovated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher.


The bath is tiled and has modern details.


The bedroom features two windows and has a private entry to the porch and backyard.

The apartment is a five-minute walk to the R train at Court Street, and the 2, 3, 4, and 5 are also nearby. The Brooklyn Cat Cafe, Dellarocco’s, and Colonie are a few of the mainstays in the neighborhood.


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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