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Old Posted Mar 2, 2013, 6:09 PM
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City of Brooklyn and a few extras of New York

Photos taken on a random, hectic business trip back in August. These are by no means the highest quality, but showcase 2 areas not commonly seen - downtown Brooklyn and the Hell's Kitchen area around 10th Ave and the 50s.

View from hotel (Gaansevort Meatpacking)...This was probably around 11 on a Monday night, just to give anyone who hasn't been to Chelsea the correct impression of the place (I wouldn't call it "vibrant" so much as constant party).









One of our projects in the city...was the fastest selling New York condo tower of all time.








Fulton St in Brooklyn is transitioning into a retail street.






New tallest for Brooklyn UC. Stahl's 590 ft 338 Bridge St development, all rental...will be tallest rental tower outside of Manhattan. Peeking behind is the current tallest, 514 ft The Brooklyner.















































You can see One WTC peeking from behind a Brooklyn tower.



Hell's Kitchen area.



One of our projects in the city.















Goodbye from Brooklyn!

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Cool views from up there.
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wow, i can't believe the changes to Fulton St since I lived in Brooklyn.
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Just an FYI, Fulton Street has been a "retail" street for over a century; if the data is still true, it's actually the third-highest grossing retail street in NYC http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16450...e-Brooklyn-NY/. What's actually happening is that the type of retail that's been there for years is being replaced by more national chains in at least the mid-range, with of course hopes to move up to higher-end retail to play off of the markets in the surrounding and gentrified or increasingly gentrified neighborhoods: Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, and Downtown Brooklyn itself.
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man, those new high-rises in dt brooklyn/fort greene look terrible. atrocious. also, how did you miss the mercedes haus development in hells kitchen? that's definitely the best-looking project over there. otherwise, nice photos!
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Just an FYI, Fulton Street has been a "retail" street for over a century; if the data is still true, it's actually the third-highest grossing retail street in NYC http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16450...e-Brooklyn-NY/. What's actually happening is that the type of retail that's been there for years is being replaced by more national chains in at least the mid-range, with of course hopes to move up to higher-end retail to play off of the markets in the surrounding and gentrified or increasingly gentrified neighborhoods: Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, and Downtown Brooklyn itself.
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man, those new high-rises in dt brooklyn/fort greene look terrible. atrocious. also, how did you miss the mercedes haus development in hells kitchen? that's definitely the best-looking project over there. otherwise, nice photos!
Hey...be nice! Was there to photograph our own projects...LoL (you're probably referring to the Brooklyner, which is atrocious, but there are a few good looking ones not really pictured and I'm not even referring to our own project over there, which is architecturally in the middle imo). I'll have to take a leisure trip out there soon...it's due. I think Mercedes House is interesting...but it's too large for that fairly historic low-rise area (874 units and ~30 floors that cascade down slowly over like 2 blocks?) and the market has indicated it agrees. I think our modernist 7 floor 95-unit project further in blends in much better. Our partner in the project just bought the top 30 floors of the Woolworth for a conversion to uber high-end condos and made the front page of the NYT (I guess in a less glorious way Invesco just bought the top 10 floors of Merc House phase III and de-converted the 162 units there down to rentals).
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You're welcome and The Brooklyner is gross and can't be hidden with other stuff soon enough.
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Nice photo tour! Next time I'm in NYC I plan to spend more time checking out Brooklyn.
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You're welcome and The Brooklyner is gross and can't be hidden with other stuff soon enough.
Yeah, too bad about the Brooklyner. A few tweaks on the materials and it could have been an interesting building imo.
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lots of amazing pictures.
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Nice pictures. Downtown Brooklyn looks pretty nice.
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Has Downtown Brooklyn ever looked so good? Incredible.
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i like the Brooklyner... what's wrong with it?
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When I was apartment hunting last year I looked at the Brooklyner. The views from the building are spectacular, but it's the classic example of the Manhattanization of Brooklyn.
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Downtown Brooklyn has some really nice gems I never noticed before. Love that shot of all of the people jam packed on the street in a manhattan-esque vibe.

One thing I love about these cantilevers in new construction is how they preserve neighboring lowrise structures... but then again with all of this grotesque podium obsession in a lot of modern architecture it might not really help much :/


Various (Boston, NYC) 051 by city_simmons, on Flickr
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Nice job, nice to see Brooklyn thriving!
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It's starting to look too clean for my liking.
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