Concierge Services Among Amenities at New Brooklyn Residential Building

By Nikhita Venugopal on April 7, 2014 10:58am 

BOERUM HILL — A new 84-unit residential building that feels more like a “boutique hotel” — complete with concierge services — is coming to Boerum Hill as leasing launches on April 18, the developers and real estate brokers announced.

The Bergen, an eight-story building at 316 Bergen St., holds studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows and solid white oak hardwood floors. Some apartments will also offer private balconies or terraces.

“We focused on every detail that we thought was important and approached the building as if it were a boutique hotel,” Miki Naftali, chairman and CEO of the Naftali Group, said in a statement.

“The result was bold design, bespoke amenities, luxury services, unique outdoor spaces and fantastic layouts,” he said.

Prices for studios and one-bedrooms will begin at $2,123 and $2,536 respectively. Two-bedroom apartments will start at $3,520.

The Bergen’s concierge service, operated by Abigail Michaels, a company that delivers concierge services to residential and commercial buildings as well as corporations and hotels, can assist tenants with deliveries, scheduling appointments and restaurant reservations and even scoring Broadway tickets, Victor Sigoura, the chief investment officer of the Naftali Group.

Those services are fairly unique in Brooklyn, said David Maundrell, founder and president of real estate brokerage firm, aptsandlofts.com.

“Not many buildings in Brooklyn have it,” Maundrell told DNAinfo New York.

The Bergen also features a landscaped roof deck with cabanas, private dining areas and barbecue grills as well as an indoor media lounge with a pool table and bar. Inside the building, a fitness area opens onto an outdoor workout space and a yoga deck.

The amenities, including a full-time doorman, are designed to attract renters moving from Manhattan in search of the same level of comfort, said Sigoura, whose company also developed Landmark in Park Slope that has many of the same services and features as The Bergen.

“Brooklyn certainly over the last couple of years has really taken the spotlight,” he said.

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