Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood and home to some of the borough’s best coffee shops, restaurants, and music venues, is adding luxury apartments to their list of traits, courtesy of Million Dollar Listing: New York’s Ryan Serhant and the Serhant Team with their new launch of 173 Bayard.
The boutique condominium is just a few blocks from the hip streets of Williamsburg to one side, the grassy fields at McCarren Park on the other, and with the river views only a few blocks West. The building is offering six duplex loft residences for just under $700,000 each.
The building has all the makings of a great Brooklyn loft: high end fixtures and parts, with the classic laid back Brooklyn vibe of rustic, lived-in looking finishes. While each of the units in the building have a different layout from each other, the features that make the building great for any buyer are congruent with features like a stainless steel kitchen with Bertazzoni oven, Blomberg refrigerators an dishwashers, central air, virtual doorman that syncs to a smartphone, and an in-unit washer and dryer. As for the aesthetic features, the building has beautiful exposed beam ceilings at double-height, exposed brick walls, and a private outdoor space in most units.
The homes are beautiful; they look like your favorite coffee shop, in the best way possible. The real reason to swipe these up though is to be a part of Greenpoint. The neighborhood is in a unique place now in the culture of the city. In the past, Greenpoint was left out of the hipster movement for being too far north and somewhat inaccessible to the rest of the city—most New Yorkers needed to take the A to the G in a too-long process, and it was easier to just take the L to Williamsburg. That’s all different now. With the L shutdown looming over Brooklynites work commutes starting in December, Greenpoint is now weirdly one of the most connected regions in Brooklyn. Those commuting into midtown can now take the G north to Court Square in Queens, and then the 7, E, or M into Manhattan. Yes, it still requires transferring trains, but it’s a hell of a lot better than hiking through the winter snow all the way through Williamsburg to the Marcy stop.
Greenpoint has spent the last few years seeing a lot of new traffic and openings from boutique shops to restaurants though. The area still has amazing restaurants that have transcended time, particularly the Polish restaurants, many of which are still family-run, or the destination eatery in the area, Peter Pan Donuts. The neighborhood also has an influx of great restaurants worth checking out (after you’ve seen Serhant’s listing, of course) like Pretty Southern, which has the best fried chicken in the city, or Frankel’s deli, a classic Jewish eatery with piled-high sandwiches.
For the neighborhood that’s already hit full stride, and is anticipating an even bigger boom with the city’s developments, 173 Bayard is a great locale both for the midtown commuter, and weekend lounger.