Some day your grandkids will ask you where you were when car2go first arrived in Brooklyn, and you’ll be able to tell them you exactly where you were: In one of the cars, taking it for a spin.
The wait is over: car2go is now in Brooklyn, waiting for you to drive them. If you’ve already signed up for a car2go membership, got your card in the mail, and downloaded the free app for iOS and Android devices, you’re ready to go. Just use the app to find a car near you, drive it where you want to go, and leave it in a legal parking space anywhere in your Brooklyn home area. You just pay by the minute —no reservations needed, no monthly or yearly fees, no paying for gas or insurance.
If you haven’t signed up yet, you might want to hurry…for a limited time registration is free, and you get 30 free minutes of driving. That’s 30 free minutes of drive time you can use to run an errand, commute, or visit that friend who lives off the G line, a ten-minute walk away from the station. (She’ll be so happy to see you!)
Check out car2go’s website for FAQs on signing up, driving, and parking. Sign up now while it’s still free (Promo code: BKLYN), and get 30 minutes of free drive time!
We all know the story of how Dumbo transformed over the years from a center of Brooklyn industry, to a mecca for artists looking for cheap real estate, to the headquarters for creative businesses it is today. Tech start-ups, design firms, photographers, and sound studios all take advantage of the neighborhood’s abundant warehouse space, perfect for modern, open-plan office layouts.
Dumbo has a lot to offer this new breed of creative innovators — outstanding views, bars, restaurants, shopping, a brand-new park, and a vibrant technology and design community who inspire, challenge and support each other. If you’re wondering what it’s like to work in Dumbo today, here’s an inside look at what’s going down at three of the coolest offices in Dumbo.
The first listings for 60 Water Street have launched last week. Move-ins are expected for December 1, 2014. The new construction building includes 290 rental units, as well as a 300 seat public middle school with an entrance along Dock Street and some ground floor retail along Water Street. The building is designed by LEESER Architecture and Ismael Leyva Architects.
60 Water Street will feature studios, one bedrooms and two-bedrooms. 60 Water Street will be leased in phases with a couple dozen residences released during the first phase and occupancy will begin December 1. The full launch of the building will begin with the second phase which is scheduled for early 2015, when a larger selection of residences will be made available.
Studios: starting at $2,964 for a 452 sq ft studio
1 Bedroom: starting at $3,498 for a 621 sq ft 1 bedroom
2 Bedroom: starting at $6,018 for a 963 sq ft 2 bedroom
Studio: $3,054 for a 407 sq ft Studio with a private outdoor terrace
1 Bedroom: $4,853 for a 531 sq ft 1 Bedroom with a private outdoor terrace
2 Bedroom: $6,678 for a 965 sq ft 2 Bedroom
All of the above units come with laundry in unit, dishwasher, hardwood floors. Building amenities include a full-time doorman, gym and outdoor areas. For more details, go to their website at 60water.com.
Floorplans shown after the jump.
Renderings Credit: David Huang
Floorplans Courtesy of Two Tress Management Company
On Saturday, October 25, as you emerge from your apartments to go to brunch or shop at the farmer’s market, you may start to see a strange sight on the streets of Brooklyn. Those tiny new cars you’ll see parked everywhere don’t mean that your neighborhood has suddenly become gentrified by hobbits — they’re the first sign that car2go has come to Brooklyn.
These compact wonders are fun to drive, easy to park, and have extremely low CO2 emissions. They’re perfect for all sorts of city trips: errands, shopping, commuting, a quick, one-way trip across town. Live in Williamsburg and you want to meet up with friends at Union Hall in Park Slope? Need to go to Home Depot to pick up supplies for your Prospect Heights apartment? Itching to go for a run along the Shore Parkway in Bay Ridge? Just grab a car and go.
Want to try it for free? All you need is a car2go membership and you’ll be ready to find a car in your vicinity, drive where you want, and at the end of your trip, leave the car it parked in a legal space anywhere in your home area. For a limited time, signing up for a membership is free, and comes with 30 minutes of free driving. Since there is no monthly membership fee — you only pay for the minutes you drive — that’s basically a free chance to try driving one of these stylish car2go cars for yourself.
Check out car2go’s website for FAQs on signing up, driving, and parking. Sign up now while it’s still free (Promo code: BKLYN), and get 30 minutes of free driving!
Brooklyn is going through something of a transportation renaissance. Remember the old days, when it was impossible to get a cab, and you had to call for a dicey, fake-pine-smelling livery car? Now there are bike lanes, green cabs, and, coming this month, car2go. Soon, when you need a car, you’ll just find one parked nearby, drive to your destination, and leave it there for the next person to use.
If that sounds like something you might want to try, make sure to register for car2go before the October 25 launch date: for a limited time, you can sign up for freeand you’ll get 30 minutes of free driving. There’s no monthly fee with car2go — you just pay for the minutes you use. So this is a free chance to drive the eco-friendly, two-passenger Smart Fortwo around your favorite borough (and to see how easy it is to park a car that’s 35% smaller than average).
Check out car2go’s website for FAQs on signing up, driving, and parking. And don’t forget to sign up now while it’s still free (Promo code: BKLYN), and get 30 minutes of free driving!
On Friday Brooklyn Bridge Park officials said that Squibb Park Bridge, which connects Pier 1 with Columbia Heights street in Brooklyn Heights will remain closed until the spring 2015. The bridge is designed to be lightweight and flexible. But “the subtle bounce — part of the design — became more pronounced, then worrisome” wrote the New York Times.
“At this point, because of the movement we notice, it would be overly optimistic to say we could solve this in two to three weeks,” said Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, the nonprofit group that oversees development and operations there.
“We need to fully understand the bridge,” she said, “and we want the public to know that we are really erring on the side of caution.”
The bridge opened in March 2013 but the park’s staff “reported unusual movement of the bridge.” Parks officials assure the public that the bridge’s design was not flawed, saying that whatever was causing the movements would be addressed.