The Vitagraph In Midwood Is All New While Celebrating Old Brooklyn
November 7, 2019
The Vitagraph features newly renovated one, two and three-bedroom luxury rentals, with roomy living/dining areas and airy bedrooms. The bathrooms are elegantly fitted with each residence offering plenty of room for storage. You’ll live in an environment of natural, unobstructed light, including fresh space in a landscaped courtyard and amazing views from a cityscape rooftop. That’s more air and nature than most city dwellers often get.
Your Vitagraph experience will be further enhanced by a fitness center, lounge, and a comprehensive business suite.
Other features include:
- Private balconies and terraces (in select residences)
- A smart access system on all apartment entry doors
- Your own heating and cooling system
- Hardwood floors
- Caesarstone countertops
- Stainless steel appliances
- Washer/dryer hookup
Located in Midwood and bordering on the charming, revitalized neighborhoods of Ditmas Park and Kensington, you’ll be surrounded by large, free-standing homes (with actual lawns and trees!). Convenient subway stops travel to everywhere you need to be (including three express trains). It’s only a short stroll to the parade grounds of Prospect Park, which is known as the “Central Park” of Brooklyn. Prospect Park offers live music and concerts, shows, artwork for sale, and all the picnicking spots you can imagine. Along Avenues J and M, you’ll find every type of retail you’ll need; nearby Cortelyou Road is bursting with new bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
Living at The Vitagraph will draw you closer to important Brooklyn and entertainment history. The spot had once been the center of the early film production industry. It began in 1897 as The American Vitagraph Company and, at its peak, it was producing up to eight films a week right at that location. The original complex was torn down in 2015 — a bit of the remaining Old World is the iconic smokestack that was once part of a power plant located on the site. In 1925, Warner Brothers bought the Vitagraph complex and turned it into a soundstage.
One of the most notable films produced by the studio was an adaptation of Les Miserables, in 1909. It consisted of four reels, each released over the course of three months. And silent, of course.