July 17, 2017
By Susan De Vries
The Brooklyn Lyceum will once again pulse with strenuous activity when it begins a new life as a Blink Fitness later this month. Originally built as NYC Public Bath No. 7, the formerly crumbling building at 227 4th Avenue is now gleaming after a major exterior restoration project. A preview of the interior showed a significant transformation.
Developer Greystone purchased the historic structure in 2014, and also owns the property next door at 225 4th Avenue. Greystone was able to transfer about 20,000 square feet of development rights from the Lyceum to the formerly empty lot next door and build bigger there. A 12-story luxury rental designed by Daniel Goldner Architects is under construction and will wrap in early 2018.