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Construction Underway As Iconic Greenpoint Bathhouse Becomes Apartments

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The former bathhouse at 139 Huron Street in Greenpoint had construction crews out front before noon on Friday, January 12 (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

GREENPOINT – Construction crews have started work on 139 Huron Avenue in Greenpoint, home to the iconic former bathhouse that is set to become residential apartments.

Permits have been filed to turn the 10,000 square foot building into a 9 residential units on 4 floors. Built in 1903, the neo-Classical building was purchased by All Blue Huron, Inc. in June 2016 for $4.85 million according to the Department of Buildings website.

The owner of record is Christian Pompa, whose Caro Enterprises development company is associated with projects across New York. In Brooklyn, they include the residential construction at 88 Withers Street in Williamsburg and the massive Wythe Confectionary at 390 Wythe Avenue, near the Domino Sugar development site.

Despite the beautiful building’s age and local renown, it is not designated a New York Landmark building. It has remained shuttered, with the occasional scrawl of graffiti across the large rolling metal doors.

Before closing in 1959, it was one of New York’s longest operating public bathhouses, designed by Brooklyn architect Louis H. Voss, who also designed bathhouses at Pitkin and Montrose Avenues, Brownstoner reported.

International architecture firm Perkins Eastman is listed on DOB permits as the applicant of record for the latest filing. The firm has designed everything from hotels to health centers across the world.

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