5 New Developments in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

While Manhattan has long been popularized and thought of as being the center of new construction in the city, it's no longer possible to ignore the vast amount of new skyscrapers that have popped up around its surrounding boroughs. Brooklyn and Queens in particular and their downtown cores underwent tremendous vertical growth in the past decade with some of New York City's tallest skyscrapers now rising in places like Downtown Brooklyn and Long Island City. Here, we focus on one of the hottest real estate markets in the city, Greenpoint, which has seen a rapid development of its East River waterfront in the past few years alone. More apartments in Brooklyn are expected to be created before the end of this decade. 

1) Eagle + West 

One of the most distinguished and newly iconic landmarks along the Greenpoint waterfront  is Eagle + West, a pair of stepped and cantilevering 30- and 40-story residential towers. Addressed as 227 West Street, the rental property is designed by OMA and Beyer Blinder Belle and was developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group. The recently completed project yields 745 apartments in Greenpoint that range from studios to three-bedroom layouts of which 224 residences are designated as affordable housing. Marmol Radziner is the interior designer of Eagle + West, which is located at the corner of Eagle and West Streets. Directly in front along the East River is an esplanade designed by James Corner Field Operations.

There are 42,000 square feet of residential amenities at Eagle + West that include a fitness center with a cycling studio and yoga room; an outdoor terrace with lounge areas, grills, and a bocce court; an indoor lap pool; an outdoor swimming pool; a coworking center with conference rooms; a crash pad space with a big screen TV, sound system, and projector; a workshop room; a game room; a children’s playroom; and a test kitchen.

2) The Huron

Another new development with a modestly large  number of apartments in Brooklyn along the East River is The Huron, a structurally topped out pair of 13-story buildings currently under construction at 29 Huron Street. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Quadrum Global, the ground-up structures rise from a multi-story podium and will yield a total of 171 condominium units ranging from studios to four-bedroom layouts, which are complemented by 30,000 square feet of amenities. Ryan Serhant of SERHANT is leading sales and marketing for the property, which is bound by Green Street to the north, Huron Street to the south, West Street to the east, and the East River to the west.

Future residential amenities at The Huron include a fitness center with locker rooms and saunas, an indoor saltwater swimming pool, a lounge, co-working spaces, a private dining room, a media room, a children’s playroom, an outdoor playground, a music practice room, a package room, an outdoor rooftop terrace equipped with BBQ grills, a bike room, and on-site parking. Select homes will come with private outdoor balconies and terraces that collectively total 20,000 square feet.

The Huron is anticipated to be finished sometime next year.

3) 35 Commercial Street

35 Commercial Street is a topped out 22-story residential and retail property that is under construction. It stands topped out and consists of a multi-story podium and a rectangular reinforced concrete superstructure with a flat roof parapet. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Park Tower Group along with Greenpoint Landing Associates, New York City’s Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), the 344,463-square-foot building will yield a total of 373 affordable housing units spread across 311,471 square feet, as well as 7,600 square feet of commercial space within the podium. 35 Commercial Street is located at the intersection of Bell Slip to the west and Commercial and Clay Streets to the south.

35 Commercial Street will feature indoor and outdoor amenities like a children’s play areas, a fitness center, an on-site laundry room, bicycle parking, and communal lounge areas.

The building is slated for completion in fall 2023. 

4) 77-87 Commercial Street 

Our second pair of residential towers in our list is 77-87 Commercial Street, a 30- and 40-story two-tower development being built along Newtown Creek. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Clipper Equity, the topped out 811,000-square-foot project will yield 520 rental units with 298 in the taller tower and the remaining 222 in the shorter sibling. 200 homes are going to be designated as affordable housing. The complex has a large seven-story podium that would hold a 300-vehicle parking garage below grade. 77-87 Commercial Street is located at the confluence of Commercial and Box Streets.

It's unclear what amenities are going to be featured. Construction is estimated to be finished sometime next year. 

5) 65 Private Drive

Along the southern border between Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn is the ongoing construction of 65 Private Drive, a topped out 40-story residential tower that is slated to become the tallest component in the four-tower Calyer Place master plan designed by Cooper Robertson & Partners. SLCE Architects is designing the buildings themselves, while M&H Realty is the developer of the 439-foot-tall structure, which is located by the intersection of West and Oak Streets along the East River. Homes on the top floors will be among the highest apartments in Greenpoint. 

Calyer Place is likely going to have another 40-story tower built sometime in the future, as well as a 22- and 32-story highrise. In total, the $500 million development will yield a combined 1 million square feet of newly built space with 700 apartments, 10,000 square feet of commercial retail space, 7,160 square feet of unspecified community facilities, and parking with capacity for over 600 vehicles.

65 Private Drive will likely conclude construction sometime next year. 


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