Eagle Warehouse – 28 Old Fulton Street

By Linecity, December 10, 2019

Basking in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Eagle Warehouse is prominently situated between Furman and Vine Street, just near Brooklyn Bridge Park, throttling the border between Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo.   The landmarked building was completed in 1894 and was the home of the Eagle Warehouse & Storage Company, the memory of which is eminently intact on the building’s spectacular arched entryway and top banner to this day. In a former life, the site was the headquarters of the Brooklyn Eagle Newspaper, which counted one of America’s most esteemed poets, Walt Whitman, among its editors. 

This imposing edifice is a true show-stopper.  The dazzling red brick and striking entryway is guaranteed to draw the attention of any passerby, even those making a beeline to Grimaldi’s PIzzeria at the end of the block. 

The former warehouse was converted to residential usage in 1980.  Artfully configured into 84 distinct residences, the building offers a cornucopia of unique layouts.  The lofts are original in every way. High beamed ceilings, some double-height, exposed brick, warm strip floors, all combine to deliver charm and character.  Some townhouse-style apartments even have their own private entrance. 

The warehouse itself was erected in 1894 for a mere $300,000.  Today apartment TH-E, a 2000 SF two-bedroom loft, is available for $2,195,000.  The average price per square foot for the seven apartments currently on the market is just under $1000 per square foot.

The building offers a part-time doorman as well as a resident super.  While the co-op doesn’t offer the array of amenities offered by today’s new condos, it does present easy access to some of the finest public spaces and vantage points in all of the five boroughs.  This is just another reason why we love this building. View full building details and active listings here.