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Large Home of the Popacks on President Street Up For Sale

The majestic-looking home of R' Shmuel Isaac and Miriam Popack OBM on President Street in Crown Heights, with a market value of $2.43M according to Zillow, is up for sale. The 2 story 3584 sq. ft. unit has 7 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, and is brokered by their grandson Yaakov Feldman. Full Story, Photos

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September 29, 2022 12:38 am

I sincerely hope another chassid buys this. Not to outside people. Lately a few prime properties such as kings county nursery has been sold to foreign developers.

A bargain
September 29, 2022 12:38 am

The houses in east flatbush cost almost
Why aren’t people grabbing it.
Beautiful move in condition…
East flatbush you pay almost and have to rebuild
Grab it

Out of Touch
Reply to  A bargain
September 29, 2022 5:04 am

Grab it? A bargain?

People can barely pay rent let alone the electric bill let alone PRESCHOOL tuition.

The disconnect between the common IYH working person and the “grab it, it’s a bargain” crowd is disappointing.

May Hashem grant us all the parnoso we NEED and the wisdom and understanding on how to appreciate it.

Not so out of touch…
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September 29, 2022 9:59 am

Although many young families are struggling, there are people who can afford to invest in such a wonderful property. Don’t be so quick to decide!
Being in real estate myself, I find it surprisingly well priced for the CH market.

September 29, 2022 7:15 am

They are probably asking for 5 million if a simple house on Montgomery is asking for 2.7

September 29, 2022 9:47 am

Not a big deal, I’ll just ask my father for a small loan of $4 million.

Article clearly says $4 mil
September 29, 2022 9:56 am

Supply a demand. Zillow is obviously under estimating due to the uniqueness.
Very much move in condition, but dated.

4 million?
Reply to  Article clearly says $4 mil
September 29, 2022 10:39 am

It will take another million to bring this magnificent home into the 21st century. It’s immaculate but stuck in the 1990’s, if not earlier. I hope it is bought by a chasid who appreciates the street & the neighbors. I wish it was possible for ordinary families to buy it, but these homes were built to last, and I’m sure it’s a fair price.

I’d love to see how it will be renovated.

Pricing Out
September 29, 2022 10:09 am

Crown Heights: only wealthy Lubavitchers allowed

LA Morah
September 29, 2022 10:44 am

Spent many Shabbosim in this beautiful home with the wonderful Popacks. They had many guests like me.

all true/grab it
September 29, 2022 11:07 am

when i wrote that , i was kidding, but kid me not east Flatbush run down homes are almost there and people are buying the streets off.


Teacher in girls school and gutting and renovating,

Dnt ask me how they can afford it bec i rent in an apartment

Both my husband and myself have had jobs all our lives.

let me tell you the amount of guests that went through our l little apartment, with no millions to cover the bills.
If you have an open home size is not the reason your home is open.

A chassidishe crown heightser
September 29, 2022 12:10 pm

I would love to buy it and live on the Rebbes block, dream come true!!

Grateful we left
September 29, 2022 1:29 pm

Don’t ever tell me CA is expensive.
$4 million for an outdated house In a dangerous area where your packages are stolen, your car smashed and daily mugging
Oh right , tuition is 1/4 of anywhere else

Prices gouging
September 29, 2022 5:06 pm

Wherever you go with big cities like Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, ……..
You’re going to pay the price.
And out of the New York area
California, Hollywood, five million minimum.
I’m sure you can name other cities and states!
Oh. What about taxes??????????
Ever thought about that??????
It’s the way how it goes.
This is the price you pay.

Mazel Tov !
September 29, 2022 9:28 pm

Lubavitch Inc. Should purchase the property and turn it into much needed office space

So much bitterness
September 30, 2022 12:26 am

Why so much negativity???
Good for the family! They’ve done so much good for all those years and have every right to sell at it market value. Sorry if you can’t afford it but this is an estate and it is being sold by the family at fair market value like it is done by millions of individuals everyday all over the world. The whining is out of place!

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Reply to  So much bitterness
September 30, 2022 10:06 am

What bitterness?

Pointing out that the neighborhood is completely priced out of the range of an average family is not bitterness.

OMG that house is so 1990s and needs a million or two to fix up is not bitterness. It’s unbelievable. People simply can’t relate to such large amounts of money and discussions about them as though it’s just chump change.

If someone
September 30, 2022 7:23 am

If someone (who did well) and invested the rite way. No Chochmas. They should sell real estate less than the value of the property. And willing to loose, but survive on their investment! It will make a huge difference in a our community. For example: A (small) family (or big family) what? Makes 200k how can you afford such a property? Even earning close to 500k. Oh, and what if they loose their Jobs? “Even with savings” There’s absolutely no way keeping up with your mortgage even making 750k. Yes! the value of property went up in sky, but still?… Read more »

parnassah is in Hashem's hands
September 30, 2022 12:22 pm

For reasons that we cannot fathom Hashem makes some people wealthy and others not, though they often put equal amount of effort into earning parnassah. Stop making it sound like those whom Hashem blessed with wealth have done something wrong. May they continue to give very large sums to tzedakah and be able to buy luxury homes. It shouldn’t make others so angry or jealous, which is a feeling that is coming through in some comments. P.S. No, I’m not from the wealthy ones or anything close to it; I just accept the good that Hashem has chosen to give… Read more »

Out of Touch
Reply to  parnassah is in Hashem's hands
September 30, 2022 1:53 pm

You are reading anger or jealousy (words that you used) but that is not what is written.

The simple fact is that most people cannot relate to what is being described in comments as an “out of date” house that costs MILLIONS just to purchase.

Nobody doubted Hashem here.

Just pointing out that the prices for housing are way out of reach for most people. The way these figures are thrown around is astonishing.

great property
September 30, 2022 5:32 pm

but upon closer inspection it needs serious work. the decor and behind the walls need gut reno job. your looking at 300 – 400 min just to get it close to modern situation. like all areas crown heights has its fancy properties… why should chevra movie to the 5 town when we can own a 5 star place in Brooklyn. lets no get jealous at this time of year. parnassa is in hashems hands and even just living simple is a blessing. oy to be in the rebbe schunan even in a 2 bedroom and not going to fancy eateries… Read more »

October 1, 2022 8:48 pm

My family lives in a small apartment, yet we host many gatherings in our dining room and our kids sleep on the dining room floor when guests come. My family would love to buy the house. My children say they can host the whole bais rivka high school and have guests like Moshe rubashkin if we get the house. If you have any ideas how we can purchase our house, that would be a huge help as our apartment is quite small. 3474968251.