Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nassau Street between Gold and Duffield Sts.

Around December 10, 2014, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle website carried a story "Bidding War for Concord Street Development Site."  However, several paragraphs down, the account veers to 200 Nassau Street, running from Duffield Street to Gold Street on the south side of Nassau St.  This is a two-story residence of some sort, apparently built in the 1950's or 1960's, perhaps a convent.  At any rate, according to this article, in 2012 the Diocese of Brooklyn transferred this property to a non-profit affiliate, Rocklyn Ecclesiastical Corp.  Rocklyn has leased the property to a developer to enlarge for a 49-year term.
The same developer has leased diocesan properties at 17 and 21 Monitor Street (St. Cecilia), 96 Dupont Street (Sts. Cyril and Methodius?), and 81 Ten Eyck Street (St. Mary, Maujer St.).
Apparently, there are at least two versions of Rocklyn, Rocklyn Ecclesiastical Corp. and Rocklyn Asset Corporation. The word Rocklyn may derive from Rockville Centre and Brooklyn.

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