Greenpoint’s Rare Book Room recording studio selling for $4 million
The Greenpoint building that is home to recording studio Rare Book Room is on the market for $4 million dollars, notes Curbed. The studio, which was started by Nicolas Vernhes in 1995, has been home to tons of indie rock albums over the last 23 years, including Silver Jews' American Water, Animal Collective's Strawberry Jam, Fiery Furnaces' The Blueberry Boat, Deerhunter's Microcastle and Cryptograms, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists' Hearts of Oak, Spoon's Transference, Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca, and The War on Drugs' Lost in the Dream. The property, located at 48 Dobbin St (right off Bedford at McCarren Park), is a two-level space with the studio on the first floor and a second floor "massive caretakers apartment." According to the listing, "Recording equipment and instruments are available for separate purchase, price upon request. The space will be delivered vacant of all equipment and (studio) wiring." Vernhes confirmed the sale to Curbed, saying that "a version of the Rare Book Room will live on, even if it’s not in the Dobbin Street building." Listing pics are in the gallery above and a realtor video tour of the space is below.
If you're flush, maybe you want to buy Bjork's Greenpoint penthouse too.