When we popped into Wednesday’s Indie Media Camp at 30 John Street, the Made in NY Media Center was bustling with digital professionals rubbing elbows and digging into the finer points of smartphone pics, podcasting and making it as a freelancer. (more…)
Someone’s dream apartment just went on the market in Dumbo Brooklyn. The Real Deal reports that the largest penthouse unit at One John Street has been put on the market for $8.8million (or $2,400 per square foot) today. The 4 bedroom (plus 1 home office), 4.5 bath, 3,657 square foot condo will include a 693 square foot outdoor patio private space (with a gas grill and outdoor fireplace) facing the Manhattan Bridge, overlooking Manhattan. One John Street is a 12-story, 42-unit condominium project in Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo designed and developed by Alloy Development and Monadnock Construction.
The Real Deal points out that this penthouse condo is one of the most expensive condo units in Brooklyn to date. It has 27 extra large windows. The two other condo units in Dumbo have a higher asking: The penthouse unit at One Main Street offered by Corcoran for $18million and a 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,187 square foot triplex at the Pierhouse is on the market for $10.5million.
Sales launched today for One John Street, the 12-story, 42-unit condominium project in Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo designed and developed by Alloy Development and Monadnock Construction. There are 6 penthouses (3 of which are duplexes, and all 6 include private outdoor space) and residences range from 3-4 bedrooms, between 2,400 square feet to 3,600 square feet. These are large lofts geared towards family living. Prices start from $3.5 million to over $8 million and already approximately one-third sold following friends and family pre-sales period, according to Alloy.
One John Street is the last development site on the Dumbo waterfront, and every apartment in the building will have East River, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Manhattan skyline views, and the prices reflect the tight inventory of loft condos in Dumbo. There will be cultural and retail space on the ground floor, to be occupied by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
A new temporary art project, called John Street Pasture will open in Dumbo on John Street (at the location of the 1 John Street condo project) will open on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 12-6pm. The pasture will be open from 12-6pm, Wednesday to Sunday through mid-summer.
“The lot at 1 John Street has been vacant for as long as Andrea Reynosa can remember. Having looked out upon the empty space’s crumbling asphalt and weedy patches from her DUMBO loft for decades, the artist/farmer is helping bring life to the space. In collaboration with the site’s developer, Alloy, the urban farmers at Brooklyn Grange, Smack Mellon and Brooklyn Bridge Park, Reynosa is activating the space through a temporary art installation that brings together soil and plants to explore and celebrate land use, sustainable agriculture and a City in transition.”
John Street Pasture is a temporary living earthwork that celebrates green space, agriculture, and the transitional nature of urban land. This cover crop of crimson clover will bloom into a lush field of reds and greens all while creating a nutrient rich resource of nitrogenized soil for the now under-construction John Street section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
John Street Pasture can be accessed by subway, bicycle, or car. Take the A/C to High Street, the 2/3 to Clark Street or the F to York Street and the Pasture is at the northernmost edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park, at the corner of John Street and Pearl Street along the water. Limited street parking and private parking lots are also available in the vicinity.
Eleven designs were presented to the Brooklyn Bridge Park in June 2013, and team 11, or the Alloy/Monadnock team won. The development at John Street will include new parkland, to include pedestrian bridges over a tidal salt marsh, tree-lined pathways, and a 13,000-square-foot gathering lawn. The 12 story residential building will include 47 apartments and cultural and retail space on the ground floor, to be occupied by the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The building will comprise a total of 96,440 square feet, 2,650 square feet of ground floor retail and 1,750 square feet of cultural space for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum annex.
“Securing residential development at John Street further strengthens the park’s financial footing and our ability to operate and maintain the park far into the future,” said Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park. “In addition, we are thrilled to be developing and integrating new parkland into the northern portion of the park and improving pedestrian access at Jay Street.”
Crain’s points out that: “The unit mix also gets its inspiration from Dumbo, so to speak. Instead of a maximum of 130 units, as laid out in the original plan for the project released by the city, the developers are only building 47, underscoring the preference for expansive apartments in the exclusive neighborhood. Alloy and Monadnock have already developed a number of projects in the area, including 192 Water St. and 185 Plymouth St. They also plan to develop a collection of modernist townhouses on Pearl Street.” With 96,440 square feet of residential space, that’s over 2,050 square feet per apartment.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2014 with expected completion in winter 2015. For more photo renderings, click for more.