pier 6

Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, real estate trends

Via Moso Studio

A combination penthouse at Quay Tower, a brand new luxury condo building on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, went into contract this week for over $20 million. If closed, the deal would become the most expensive residential sale in Brooklyn history, breaking the previous record of $16.645 million for a penthouse picked up by actor Matt Damon last year. And before that, a $15.5 million brick carriage house in Cobble Hill held the record for most expensive single residence sale in Brooklyn, which was purchased by photographer Jay Maisel in 2015.

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affordable housing, Brooklyn Heights, housing lotteries

Pier 6 and Brooklyn Bridge Park via MOSO Studio

It’s been just over a year since construction began at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s two-towered Pier 6 development, and as of today, the affordable housing lottery has launched for 15 Bridge Park Drive, the 15-story tower (the other is 28 stories). The buildings are designed by ODA New York and have a slew of amenities, including a fitness facility, 4,000-square-foot landscaped roof terrace, and a children’s playroom. 15 Bridge Park Drive has a total of 140 units; the 40 not included in the lottery are market-rate. The remaining 100 are reserved for households earning 80, 130, and 165 percent of the area median income and range from $1,394/month studios to $4,380/month three-bedrooms.

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Real Estate Wire

Asymtope, Marvel Architects, and NV/da+O’Neill McVoy, pier 6, pier 6 housing, brooklyn bridge park apartments, brooklyn bridge park affordable housing
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. defends Pier 6 development with need for potential revenue. [Crain’s]
  • Actor Mark Ruffalo joins the fight against the NYU expansion plan. [NY Post]
  • Coney Island’s boardwalk is experiencing a renaissance, but what about the surrounding neighborhoods? [WSJ]
  • City Council approves the controversial Astoria Cove project. [NYO]
  • Upper East Side residents who oppose the waste transfer station release an attack ad. [TRD]

Images: Pier 6 (L); Coney Island (R)

Architecture, Brooklyn Heights, Policy, Urban Design

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Rendering of the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront via Brooklyn Bridge Park

Critics of the two new residential towers planned for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park have made complaints that the structures’ environmental impact needed further analysis, but a new study, completed by environmental engineering firm AKRF and set to be released today by the city-controlled Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation asserts that the towers’ environmental impact will be insignificant.

In a statement, Brooklyn Bridge Park said: “After evaluating the potential impacts on 19 distinct environmental categories—including schools, flood resiliency, traffic and open space—and incorporating any relevant updated changes to the project, the environmental regulations and background conditions, the technical memorandum concludes that the Pier 6 uplands project would not have any additional significant impacts.”

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Real Estate Wire

5pointz replacement walls
  • 14 new proposals were unveiled for Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday, and despite local outrage over the development’s inclusion of affordable housing, the project will move ahead. [Curbed]
  • 5Pointz site owners Jerry Wolkoff and his son David have released images of the space they’ve reserved for graffiti art. But will artists abide to the limitations? [NYDN]
  • Architect Gene Kaufman has designed a black “boutique stylist hotel” temporarily called ‘Prime Hotel’ for 17 West 24th Street. [CO]
  • A Goldman Sach’s investment banking chief sells off his Park Avenue pad for $17.45M [NYO]
  • Greenland, of Greenland Forest City Ratner, plans to invest as much as $8 billion in new projects overseas this year, and it’s eyeing large projects in U.S. cities. [TRD]
  • Bethany Frankel is apartment hunting in Chelsea. [TRD]

The 5Pointz replacement walls (left); BIG’s proposal for Brooklyn Bridge Park (right)

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