Today, it is less than a minute’s walk to the beloved Brooklyn Heights Promenade, while the elegant Queen Ann-style elevator building is pet-friendly and offers a live-in super, common roof deck with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty, plus basement laundry room, locked storage and bike rack. All subway trains, shopping and restaurants are within blocks. Walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, PS8, St. Ann’s School, Packer Institute and Brooklyn Heights Montessori.
In 2010, the building completed a fastidious restoration of its façade, including repair of the unique cornucopia (colloquially known as the “witch’s hat”) that defines its peak, as well as renovation of such details as terra cotta cherubs, intricate roping in the concrete and other decorative elements from sidewalk level to tip.
In 1965, 62 Montague Street joined Brooklyn Heights as a National Historic Landmark for its “rare charm and historic significance.” Among its luminary residents are artist/filmmaker Marie Menken, poet Willard Maas and playwright Arthur Miller—who lived in the building in the early 1940s with his first wife Mary Grace Slattery, while writing and working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Laundry in Building