110 Green Street

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110 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY

110 Green Street
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Exterior of 110 Green Street
Building Information
Developer 110 Green Street Development LLC
Architect Meltzer/Mandl
Management Company MNS Brokerage
Number of Units 130
Number of Floors 6
Year Built 2007
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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110 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within three blocks
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning M1-2/R6A
Title of Land Rental


Contents

Background

A street view of 110 Green Street

Formerly known as the Viridian, 110 Green Street is a six story residential rental building with 130 rental residences. The building is situated in one of Brooklyn's most desirable neighborhoods, Greenpoint, near the shore of the East River. Many residences offer views of downtown Manhattan and the river, as well as the surrounding areas of Brooklyn. 110 Green Street has set a new bar for luxury living in the area.


The building offers its residents a well-appointed package of amenities that includes a sauna, billiards room, theater room, children's playroom, bike and stroller storage, and a high-end fitness center. Also offered is an indoor swimming pool and a common lounge that is perfect for entertaining and celebrating, as well as a peaceful reading room for residents to relax with a book.


The building is well-known to many because of one of its initial investors, Magic Johnson, who is now a retired professional Basketball Player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers, and often makes real estate development investments. His investment at 110 Green Street helped to get the project started. The building was under construction for over a year and half before it was opened to the public. 110 Green Street was completed in 2007 and spans the area between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street, and extends through to Huron, the next block over.


Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in Brooklyn, and is now a highly sought-after building with a rich history. Originally the area was occupied primarily of farmland, with the residential part of the area built on parcels that were divided in the 19th century. Rope factories and lumber yards were also present, the majority of which lined the East River, and the portion to the north east along the Newtown Creek became a maritime area connecting to Williamsburg.[1]


Location

110 Green Street is located east of Manhattan in Brooklyn's neighborhood of Greenpoint. The area is highly-desirable and offers a convenient location that is nearby the downtown core, but also far enough away for peace and quiet. With a quick walk to the shore of the East River, residents get to enjoy the serenity of suburban living.


Residents can take advantage of the nearby ferry - just two blocks away - for commuting out of the area, as well as the subway station just three blocks south. Many other bus routes are within walking distance from 110 Green Street, offering an easily accessible residence.


The geographical landscape surrounding 110 Green Street offers an array of attractive outdoor places to enjoy. Outdoor areas like Greenpoint Playground on the East River shore, McCarren Park a quick walk south of the residences, and Manhattan Avenue Park are some of the enjoyable nearby areas. G


reenpoint Historic District, which offers a vast variety of historical buildings built between the years of 1850 and 1900, is located just a couple of blocks away, and provides for an interesting and architecturally pleasing walking area.


Many schools are located in the area, including Williamsburg Charter High School, Frances Perkins Academy, and Oliver H Perry School. Many shops, grocery stores, restaurants, and bars are located within walking distance as well. Coffee houses like Franklin Corner Café and Propellor Coffee are located virtually at the door step of 110 Green Street, and offer the residents a quaint place for their early morning coffee.[2]


Construction

During construction, the building was a notable project on many development publications and was well-known mainly because of Magic Johnson's involvement in the project. The building is set in a historic area, with its next door neighbor being a historic bathhouse. The building is constructed of concrete and features a roof overhang and an irregular roof line, which both fits in well with its historic surroundings, but also stands out with a slightly more modern appeal.


The top floor features a slight setback at the roof, offering terraces for the penthouse units. The building is not very high, but spans a large distance in its width. The building's exterior is made primarily of glass, with protruding rectangular designs placed asymmetrically across the front of the building. Dark grey, light grey, and blue make up the exterior color scheme. Exposed concrete can be seen near the building's base. Narrow, paneled windows give the exterior building a distinguished and striking appearance.[3]


Layout and Features

110 Green Street offers many different layouts ranging in size from studios, one, two, and three bedroom apartments. High-end finishes are found throughout each residence, which offers many windows for plenty of natural light and views of the East River and surrounding cities.


Kitchens feature stone counter tops with overhang eating bars, stainless steel appliances, white lacquer custom cabinetry, built-in storage spaces, and recessed lighting. Some of the layouts offer wood veneer cabinetry.


The bathrooms feature luxurious finishes that include custom wood vanities, glass showers with soaker tubs, stone tiled walls and floors, recessed lighting, waterfall shower heads and stainless fixtures. Each residence features hardwood flooring throughout and in-unit washers and dryers.


The open floor plans feature functional use of space and provide a sense of openness. The penthouse units offer double ceiling height for maximization of light, views, and an open feel.[4]


Floor Plans

12 floor plans are available. Here is a brief overview.


Amenities

Amenities offered at 110 Green Street include:

  • Indoor Pool
  • Billiards Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Bike Room
  • Children's playroom
  • Doorman
  • Live-in Superintendent



Bylaws

110 Green Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


  • 110 Green Street is a rental building
  • This is a pet-friendly building
  • There are no age restrictions on residency at the building

Sustainability

Eco-friendly features were implemented in the building during its construction. These sustainable features include:

  • Energy efficient appliances and lighting
  • Large windows for extra natural light
  • Double-pane, energy-efficient windows
  • Water-conservative fixtures

Residents can also take advantage of the nearby public transportation routes and car and bike share programs in the area in order to live a sustainable lifestyle.


Trivia

Magic Johnson

One of the investors, Magic Johnson, helped to create the hype of the building just through his connection with it. Magic Johnson is a well-known, now retired professional basketball player who played on the LA Lakers team throughout his career. His many fans appreciate his diverse background.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. was born on August 14, 1959, and after winning championships in his high school and college, Magic Johnson was selected number one in the 1979 NBA Draft by the Lakers. Johnson joined the team and many more championships were soon to follow. He won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and four more championships with the Lakers in the 1980s solidified his position as a key player on the team.

After a short but successful career with the Lakers, Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after he announced that he had contracted - the then unheard of - disease of HIV. He returned to the Lakers the year later to play in the All-Star Game, and again took home the All-Star MVP Award. He continued to play on the team for 32 more games to follow over the next years, and in 1996 at the age of 36, Magic Johnson retired from the team for the final time.

Since his basketball days, Magic Johnson has not stepped out of the limelight. He continues to foster his involvement with his own business like Magic Johnson Enterprises and Magic Johnson Theaters. He has also become an HIV Activist and has helped the cause with his own foundation, the Magic Johnson Foundation. Magic Johnson takes a daily combination of drugs to battle his disease.[5]


References

  1. Street Easy
  2. Walk Score
  3. NY Curbed
  4. Trulia
  5. Wikipedia


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