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The second tower at Greenpoint Landing, the master plan transforming 22 acres of the north Brooklyn neighborhood, has officially opened. Designed by Handel Architects, Two Blue Slip rises 40 stories and contains 421 rental units, with 30 percent of them income-restricted. While pricing has not been released yet, the neighboring building One Blue Slip, which opened in August 2018, most recently listed a three-bedroom unit for $7,892/month, according to CityRealty.
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Two Blue Slip’s exterior features a mix of brick, metal, and glass as a way to complement the surrounding buildings and reflect the neighborhood’s industrial past. The building sits on a three-level, trapezoidal-shaped podium and features a crown with “overlapping ellipses.”
Residences, which range from studios to penthouses, boast floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washer and dryers, and kitchens with quartz countertops and tile backsplash. According to developers Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group, 70 percent of the building’s 421 units will feature views of the East River and Manhattan skyline.
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An impressive collection of amenities designed by Gachot Studios make up the building’s “Club,” including a two-story fitness center, landscaped outdoor deck with grill stations, a residents’ lounge, and an outdoor pool with a private bar and cabanas. Plus, residents can use a Latch keyless entry to access their apartments and other spaces throughout the building. Ride-hailing service Via will also offer free rides from Two Blue Point to nearby transit hubs.
Established in 2006 by developer Park Tower Group following a rezoning of the neighborhood, the Greenpoint Landing plan involves the construction of 5,550 residential units across 11 towers along a half-mile of waterfront, a new pre-K through 8th-grade public school, and four acres of public space designed by James Corner Field Operations. About 1,400 units will be affordable.
“With Two Blue Slip’s opening and extension of the public waterfront esplanade, we are bringing more housing and public green space to this vibrant neighborhood. We are proud to be extending the waterfront, providing access to the Greenpoint shoreline for the first time in generations,” Marian Klein, president of Park Tower Group, said in a press release.
Construction has begun on the next phase of the development, which involves the waterfront park and three new towers. The buildings include a 30-story tower between One Blue Slip and the new Box Street Park and two towers designed by OMA, which are expected to bring, along with an adjacent seven-story building, 745 units of housing. Brookfield Properties is developing the project’s four residential buildings.
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Neighborhoods : Greenpoint