Al Capone’s Park Slope Childhood Home Asks $2.9M
Long before he was a notorious mob boss in Chicago, Al Capone was born in Brooklyn and raised in the neighborhood of Park Slope. The bootlegger’s childhood home, which the NY Post reports he lived in before moving to the Windy City in 1919, has just hit the market asking $2.9 million. Since transforming into a three-family property, the townhouse is so sweet it would be a crime not to sweep it up.
The 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom spread spans 2,980 square feet and sits on a peaceful, tree-lined block at 21 Garfield Place. Currently set up with an owner’s duplex and two spacious one-bedroom apartments just above, the home can be easily reimagined as a single-family home. Both rental units will be delivered vacant unless the interested buyer wishes to keep the tenants in place. The second rental unit comes with private access to the townhouse’s roof deck, oversized with ample space for outdoor dining.
Anyone eyeing the property can rest assured that it has enjoyed several upgrades since Capone’s time over a century ago. The current owner oversaw extensive exterior and interior renovations prior to listing.
Nadia Bartolucci, Rachel Altschuler, and Ian Murphy of Douglas Elliman have the listing.