358 Grove

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358 Grove Street, Brooklyn, NY

358 Grove
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Exterior of 358 Grove
Building Information
Number of Units 59
Number of Floors 14
Year Built 2007
Construction Method Steel
Type of Roof IRMA
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358 Grove Street, Brooklyn, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R6
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Exterior of 358 Grove
358 Grove is a high-rise condominium building of 14 floors and 59 residences. The building offers affordable living in the form of one, two, and three bedroom units, with additional duplex layouts. The building does not offer a full line of amenities, but does have a 3,000 square foot common area terrace where the residents can barbecue, as well as a common laundry area in the basement.

Parking is available, either covered or uncovered, as well as additional storage. A portable pool is utilized on the terrace during the warm months. The development was completed in 2007, and took longer than expected to sell out due to the economic conditions of the time.

Many of the residences offer views of Manhattan, and all of them offer nice finishes with functional layouts. The residential building is located outside of New York City north of Brooklyn, in an area called Bushwick. Bushwick is an ethnically diverse, lower income neighborhood.[1]


Location

The convenient location of 358 Grove Street offers easy access to the M line subway station just two blocks away, as well as many other bus stations in the nearby area. Myrtle Avenue retail corridor is also steps away.

Nearby parks include Maria Hernandez Park, Hope Ballfield, and Rosemary's Playground. Heisser Triangle is also located nearby, which is named after Charles Heisser, a young man who was killed in France during World War I, and who lived at 297 Grove Street. Irving Square and Starr Playground are also nearby.

Schools, restaurants, shopping, cafes and grocery stores are nearby. The area is deemed to be somewhat bike-able.[2]


Construction

358 Grove was constructed in 2007 on a 20,000 square foot lot, and stands at a height of 14 storys or 38.10 meters. The building is constructed of steel with an exposed concrete façade of beige and brown. The building has two elevators and covered and uncovered parking in a remote-controlled gated area.[3]


Layout and Features

385 Grove has a variety of one, two, and three bedrooms condos, all with large aluminum framed windows and wall air conditioning units. The building offers a common 10,000 square foot balcony terrace with a barbecue area on the second floor, as well as covered and uncovered parking. Laundry is shared and run on card operated machines that are found in the basement.

The residences feature large kitchens with stainless steel appliances, windows, cherry finished wood cabinetry, and granite counter tops. Hardwood floors are found throughout the residences, as well video intercoms in each of the units. Many of the residences offer views of Manhattan. There are also some duplex units with 16 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.

There are also commercial spaces at 358 Grove that are leased out to businesses.[4]

Floor Plans

28 floor plans are available for 358 Grove. Here is a brief selection.

Amenities

Amenities offered at 358 Grove include:

  • Roof Deck
  • Live-in Super
  • Parking
  • Courtyard
  • Shared Laundry
  • Storage


Bylaws

358 Grove Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


Pets and rentals are allowed.


There are no age restrictions placed on ownership.

Sustainability

Each unit features energy efficient windows that are tinted and double-pane, keeping the residences at a comfortable temperature. Easy access to public transportation encourages sustainable, car free travel.

The residences also feature energy-efficient appliances and lighting.

Trivia

Bushwick

One of the marketing strategies employed during the sale of the units at 358 Grove was to skirt the subject of the true location of the building. Even though 358 Grove is located in the deepest part of Bushwick, the marketing referred to the building be situated at "ever-expanding Williamsburg" or "East Williamsburg."

It is well known that Bushwick has a bad reputation due to its dark history; it is said that Bushwick still brings up memories of the riots that took place in the summer of 1977. This rioting is said to be the worst since the draft riots of the Civil War, and many took part in the looting and burning of the area.

A racial transition took place in Bushwick in the early 1970s when low-income African Americans and Hispanics moved into the neighborhood, and the Italian and German families moved away. During the riot, the windows of retail stores were broken, and goods were stolen. The looting continued into the next day until the police got the situation under control. There were 890 arrests from the riots, most of them in Bushwick. Another blaze took place a few days later, destroying an abandoned knitting mill, and continuing to destroy an addition 30 buildings in Bushwick.

Bushwick also has a reputation for its drugs, crime, and gang-related activity.[5]


References

  1. Street Easy
  2. Walk Score
  3. Emporis
  4. Street Easy
  5. Village Voice


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