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As towers join church spires in piercing the sky, there is a sense that the rest of Brooklyn is encroaching on Cobble Hill. But the neighborhood remains lively as well as lyrical, with its handsome townhouse rows and insistent greenery.
Ms. Breedlove stressed the importance of preserving the sidewalk culture. "It used to be a stoop culture, but people don't necessarily sit on stoops anymore," she said. "They do walk on the sidewalk and talk to each other every day."
Who says a cinema needs to be indoors? At 1 River Park in Cobble Hill, residents will be able to screen the game from the outdoor movie screen, which is set in a landscaped sky garden and surrounded by lawn seating. Any guest will be impressed with this outdoor tailgate party.
This distinctive building facing the Manhattan skyline is marked with curved terraces designed to convey a soft, undulating appearance. Inside, 48 units span over 20 stories. Amenities include an outdoor theater, heated outdoor pool and an open-air yoga deck.
Another contributor to the area’s renaissance is Fortis Property Group’s residential megaproject, River Park, which will comprise of seven buildings upon completion (there are currently five). With its own private park — and a school and urgent care clinic on the way — the residences have brought hordes of Manhattanites over the bridge in search of that less rushed Brooklyn lifestyle.
The 48-residence building also has an outdoor heated pool, landscaped “sky gardens,” a fitness center and a perfunctory outdoor yoga deck. Sales at 1 River Park began in September. Prices range from $975,000 for a studio to $4.9 million for a three-bedroom penthouse.
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Forty-eight apartments in 1 River Park offer stunning Manhattan and Brooklyn views, many with substantial private balconies for residents on which to enjoy the sights. The property is made up of 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor luxury.
Leaving Grand Central and heading off into my Uber with the address for 1 River Park set, I stared out the window with thoughts of what my first experience in this hip area would really be like.
Another piece of the puzzle at River Park, the megaproject replacing Cobble Hill's erstwhile Long Island College Hospital, is officially on the market. Developer Fortis Property Group has now launched sales at 1 River Park, the tower rising at the corner of Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Fall is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: New York City's real estate market is about to pick up, and quickly.
With the windows open at the Cobble Hill House, the sound of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which the new condo building overlooks, is — delicately put — a constant roar.
But close the triple-glazed, parlor-style windows and the condo units at 78 Amity Street, at the corner of Hicks Street, transform into quiet, light-filled spacious homes with fantastic East River views, just beyond the expressway.
As part of a feature on a new wave of outdoor terraces in NYC’s upcoming residential buildings, the New York Times got its hands on two new renderings for 1 River Park. The new renderings give us a first close up look at the entire 15-story building, which will have just 48 apartments.
If yesterday’s terraces were just little rectangular slabs tacked onto the sides of buildings, today’s are becoming increasingly generous and welcoming. Some developers and architects are ushering in a new age of terrace design in a bid to provide more interesting outdoor space. Low walls edging apartment terraces will undulate across the facade of 1 River Park, a 15-story condominium tower that will rise in Cobble Hill.