By Daniel J. Bollinger
City Point Brooklyn is a three tower development in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn (DoBro). The complex is the largest food, shopping, and entertainment destination and includes residential and office space located along Brooklyn’s busiest retail corridor at the corners of Flatbush and Fulton.
You’re literally in the center of it all and a stone’s throw from every subway line at Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn’s Cultural District including Brooklyn Academy of Music and Barclays Center. It is also home to the DeKalb Market Hall, one of the largest food halls in New York City which houses a unique collection of food vendors that will provide an endless variety of regional cuisine including the famous Katz Delicatessen. Currently, two of the three towers are completed: City Tower and 7 DeKalb Avenue. The third tower has yet to break ground but will be just as beautiful and add to the character of Brooklyn. Extell Development—one of the premiere developers in the city—will be constructing it. Yes, it’s a new Brooklyn Rising, with a befitting motto By Brooklyn for Brooklyn. They convey this by embracing the aesthetic of Brooklyn in their interiors using artisans and textile manufacturers’ located in Brooklyn.
City Tower is a 48 story full-service rental property with 440 units from studio to two bedrooms featuring very thoughtful design features that surpass your typical apartments. The apartments have nice layouts with a nice flow, meaning each room has its defined space for optimal space and functionality. Some features offered include top notch panelized appliances like Bertazzoni and Bosch; washer/dryers are included in each unit. Kitchens are customized with wood inset cabinets, floating islands, under cabinet lighting, pantries (in select units), and microwaves. Kitchen sinks have a European feel and are deep and come equipped with wire drain racks. Design elements like these are examples of why City Tower, located at 10 City Point Place, is high standard.
The larger units have open layouts with the living room and adjoining kitchen creating a large open space. Select units have outdoor terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of New York Harbor, the Manhattan skyline, along with the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The bathrooms have high-quality features like solid surface acrylic tops with integrated sinks. Kohler tubs and Grohe fixtures denote excellence as well. Some bathrooms have a nice “niche factor” and the custom shelving in the bathrooms shows that the designers thought about the residents who would be living here. The designers also made sure to include walk-in closets with sturdy custom shelving. Common areas and elevator vestibules are decorated with prints from Flavor Paper, a Brooklyn-based eco-friendly custom wallpaper manufacturer, with iconic Brooklyn-based images.
A central downtown Brooklyn location and well-designed apartment features make City Point a great place to live. Two terraces are available to tenants: A quarter acre green terrace on the 18th floor and a landscaped sky terrace on the 43rd floor. The quarter acre 18th-floor terrace is huge with a planted lawn at the center and a shade trellis as a viewing pavilion. The terrace also includes a bocce court and a resident garden with vegetables and herbs. The 43rd-floor terrace features a roof deck that is landscaped with lounge chairs. There is a health club on premises to stay in shape and the resident lounge with a kitchen space also available. The business center is a meeting room where you can have corporate meetings if you work from home. It has an Apple TV to conduct powerpoint presentations. But the choicest amenity at City Point has to be the half-court basketball court. This is one convenience that helps define that “City Point is by Brooklyn for Brooklyn”. The Brodsky Organization has done a fine job on this development.
For more information please visit: citypointbrooklyn.com
7 DeKALB AVENUE
Equally impressive with its convenient location is 7 DeKalb Avenue. The 23-story residential tower features 50 market rate one- and two-bedroom residences. The apartments are designed with open layouts—some gallery style. Each open design maximizes space and makes for excellent entertaining and living space, 9-foot ceilings and large windows in all apartments provide fantastic Brooklyn/Manhattan skyline views. There is plenty of closet space, stainless steel GE appliances, and some residences have private terraces. A well thought out design feature is that every floor has a laundry facility. The common area hallways are fitted with a motion sensor lighting which is helping 70 DeKalb achieve their LEED Silver certification as well.
Like City Point, 7 DeKalb has two outdoor common terraces. The 6,000-square-foot terrace is truly beautiful. There are lounge chairs for sunbathing and patio furniture for groups to socialize and even a bar counter area to serve up some delicious drinks. There is also lawn space and a planting garden with spinach, lettuce, cabbage, parsley and more. There are also amenities like private storage, bike storage, a fully-equipped gym, and children’s playroom. The 1500-square-foot gym comes equipped with a weight room. There’s also a media screening room with black leather chairs and bar stool seating. Tenants can use it anytime and can also reserve it for events.
For more information please visit: 7dekalb.com