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Real Estate Showcase - Brooklyn



One of the newest and sleekest arrivals to Brooklyn, the 18–story BridgeView Tower luxury condominiums stand grandly at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge in an up–and–coming neighborhood where value can still be had. All of the 58 spacious residences come with private outdoor space and many with jaw–dropping views of the Manhattan skyline. The abundantly airy studios, 1– and 2–bedrooms have wood floors and marble baths, and the smart kitchens boast stainless steel and glass cabinetry, top–drawer appliances and wine refrigerators. Lucky new residents of 189 Bridge Street will have the benefits of a fitness center, an indoor garage, a pair of common gardens, a full–time concierge and doorman, and shuttle service to the subway during commuting hours. Occupancy is set for spring 2007. Very large studios (696SF with a balcony) start at $505,000.

Rachel Weiss | 718.613.2060 | Halstead Property



Aqua, a smashing 7–story condo building, is about to make a big splash on McCarren Park in Williamsburg. The largest new development in the area, Aqua has blue aluminum in its façade and faces the now–empty McCarren Park Pool, one of the largest swimming pools in the world in the 1970s, which was used this past summer as an arts and performance venue. The building is one of the prime locations in Williamsburg, what with its open views (all the way to Manhattan) assured by its proximity to the park. No small lure, McCarren Park has lately been upgraded with a new running track, soccer field, renovated fitness training course, dog run handball and bocce courts. Designer Andres Escobar has executed a modern, high–style lobby. The sleek condos come in all sizes––studios, 1– and 2–bedrooms, 1–bedroom duplexes, and 1– and 2–bedroom lofts with 20–foot ceilings. Prices run from $369,000 to almost $1 million.

David Maundrell | 718.309.1607 |



In a stunning contemporary take on classic row house design, the development 14 Townhouses is coming to historic State Street in Boerum Hill. Indeed this limited number of carefully crafted single–family homes, conceived by cutting–edge developers Abby Hamlin and Francis Greenburger, will stand opposite a row of landmark townhouses. Daylight floods the 4,000SF interiors through 9–foot south–facing windows, a 20–foot north–facing glass wall, and an 8–foot skylight above a custom wood and steel stair. The open–plan layout includes five bedrooms and four full baths. The master bath is a virtual spa, done in calming tones with unadorned faucets and six–foot cast–iron tub. Functional and stylish kitchens are outfitted with Bulthaup European cabinets, Bosch and Sub–Zero appliances. Each of the townhouses is backed by a 40–foot–deep garden, along with a front planting bed. And there are sun–filled roof terraces. Prices range from $2.56 to $2.75 million.

Laura Shefferman | 718.237.1700 | Corcoran Sunshine Group

“Brooklyn is booming everywhere, but buyers who want to get in on the ground floor should think downtown,” says Hal Henenson, executive director of Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Development Marketing Group. “The area’s infrastructure is keeping up: BAM is expanding, and the Fulton Street Mall is upgrading.”