Brooklyn's Tallest Building Offers Residents 360 Degree Views of the City

By Janet Upadhye on December 20, 2013 7:10am 

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Brooklyn's tallest building is on target to welcome its first residents early next year.

Leasing launched on Thursday for 388 Bridge St., a 53-story high-rise between Willoughby Street and the Fulton Mall that offers 360-degree views — and prices ranging from $2,540 a month for a lower-floor studio to $6,290 a month for an upper-floor two-bedroom apartment.

The building, featuring 378 residences with oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and 9-foot ceilings, "offers renters the opportunity to live in apartments that feature luxurious and elegant finishes, upgraded appliances and spacious layouts in Downtown Brooklyn,” said Gregg Wolpert, co-president of Stahl Organization, which owns the building. 234 of the units are rental apartments and 144 are condominiums, according to the building.

Units range in size from 490 to 1,166 square feet and amenities include a rooftop terrace, a lounge room, a children's playroom, a media/screening room, an outdoor terrace with two barbecue grills, a gym and a full-service pet spa.

The ground floor will house retail shops and a Manhattan Athletic Club.

The windows of the upper-level apartments provide sweeping views of Manhattan, New Jersey, the East River and deep into south Brooklyn.

"A lot of times in New York City you forget that you are surrounded by water," said William S. Ross, Managing Director at real estate company Halstead Property. "It's not until you get a view like this that you realize all the beauty that is around us."

Twenty percent of the apartments will be affordable, according to a spokeswoman for Halstead Property. But she did not confirm pricing and sizes.

The rentals at 388 Bridge St. will be ready for move-in in February 2014, officials said.

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