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!)
View from a Red Antler conference room, 20 Jay Street
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.
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
Previous Dock Street coverage here:Dock Street Building Now Seven Stories High
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.
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 free and 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).