Curbed Cup 1st Round: (8) Tribeca vs. (9) Downtown Brooklyn

In the other corner, we have Downtown Brooklyn. After winning the cup in 2011 and making it to the finals in 2012, DoBro failed to make an appearance last year, but the completion of 388 Bridge Street—the tallest tower in Brooklyn—has put the neighborhood back in the running. Many other big residential projects are on the rise, including the next tallest tower, and the mixed-use City Point development hit a few milestones. The ever-popular SHoP Architects also nabbed a commission in the ‘hood, and the neighborhood also saw a push for more green space, though it’s still waiting on more restaurants.

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Piet Boon: The Master Creator


The Oosten is one of the most diverse residential projects I have ever seen. The 7 different residence types are all spacious and light, even the smallest unit. And perhaps more important: I love the fact that it caters for every possible wish and budget. Some even have gardens. The amenities and the level of services offered, is simply mind blowing. The Oosten is one of the most enviable places to live. Williamsburg represents the somewhat romantic image I had in my mind of how America looked like in the past. It very much reminds me of the charm of the Meatpacking District. -Piet Boon


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Multi-Housing News features The Adeline in pre-sales profile

If, for instance, the neighborhood vibe surrounding the planned building will be part of its appeal, marketers are best advised to leverage that allure. Take The Adeline, for instance. A new condominium development located at 23 West 116th Street in central Harlem, The Adeline surpassed 50 percent sold within a month of launching sales, says Peter Denby of Halstead Property Development Marketing, who is leading sales at the property.

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Triplex Combo Atop Brooklyn’s Tallest Tower Wants $10M

Two unreleased penthouses in Brooklyn’s tallest tower, 388 Bridge Street, will soon come to market as an optional two-condo combo apartment. If someone choses to purchase the $4.538 million duplex 52F and $5.124 million 53B to make a combination penthouse, it will be the highest triplex apartment in the borough as well as the priciest apartment in the building. That being said, all legwork to combine the apartments will be on the buyer the combination of the two apartments can be handled by the buyer, or may be aided by the sponsor, determined on a case-by-case basis. The most expensive single listing in the building will be the $6 million 53A (PDF!).


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Curbed: The Adeline 90-Percent Sold

HARLEM—The Adeline, L+M Development Partners’ 83-apartment project at23 West 116th Street, is now 90-percent sold. Sales at the building launched in January, with a new batch of larger and pricier apartments coming to market in the last few months. Remaining apartments include the $2.75 million four-bedroom, two-bathroom 11D and the $1.39 million two-bedroom, two-bathroom12B.

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Curbed: Oosten 25-Percent Sold


WILLIAMSBURG, TOO—The Oosten, the Piet Boon-designed 216-apartment building that occupies the block between Wythe and Kent avenues and South 8th and South 9th streets, is now 25-percent sold. 77 of the apartments in the XIN-developed building came to market two months ago with asks starting at $710,000 and ranging to $3.635 million. Of those 77 apartments, 55 are sold. Of the total 216 apartments, four are penthouses and 15 are townhouses.

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Hamptons: The Most Sought-After Condos in Town

A kitchen at Harbor’s Edge in Sag Harbor.

Harbor’s Edge, 15 brand-new flats, lofts, and bungalows, each facing the water. Keith Green of Halstead Property (2 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 771-5317) is charged with selling these units, and he keeps hearing a familiar refrain. “‘We’re downsizing and it’s just too much for us to keep a big house in the Hamptons,’” Green laughs. “So this is a lifestyle decision. Condominium living means that when you arrive for your long-deserved weekend, you have a single responsibility and that is to turn the key.”