58 Metropolitan

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58 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

58 Metropolitan
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58 Metropolitan in Williamsburg
Building Information
Developer Steiner Equities
Architect Greenburg Farrow Architects
Number of Units 50
Number of Floors 7
Year Built 2011
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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58 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Distance to Public Transit One block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning MX-8
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Lobby at 58 Met
With a distinctive brick facade and 50 ultra modern loft residences, 58 Metropolitan offers a true Williamsburg lifestyle. Conveniently located in the heart of Williamsburg, the building is just a short walk to the East River State Park, one of Brooklyn's main roadways, Bedford Avenue, a variety of dining choices and the L train. In addition to it’s unobstructed views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Williamsburg Bridge, it features a private Courtyard and Landscaped Garden. A common roof top terrace with sweeping views, many luxury amenities and a 15 year tax abatement further add to its appeal.

Also known as 58 Met, the homes feature 9 foot ceilings, and first class finishes and appliances. 58 Met is also FHA and Fannie Mae Approved.

This attractive residential condominium building is close to the East River State Park in Williamsburg and convenient to shopping and dining two blocks away on Bedford Avenue and the L subway line. Many apartments have balconies with views of the Manhattan skyline.[1]


Location

The Williamsburg Bridge
58 Metropolitan Avenue is located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. It is a short walk to the East River State Park, Bedford Avenue shopping and dining and the L subway line. Williamsburg is a growing center for indie rock, hipster culture, and the local arts community. Many ethnic groups have historical enclaves within Williamsburg, including Italians, Jews, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans. The flavor of the neighborhood is changing and the gentrification is being led by a growing population and the rapid development of housing and retail space catering to a more affluent population then has typically lived in the area. [2]

There are countless cafes, restaurants, parks, libraries and schools within a short walk and a number of transit routes run nearby, including the L train. There is also a Zipcar location right nearby for those that have occasional need of motorized transportation but prefer to forgo car ownership themselves.[3]

Construction

The building was designed by Greenburg Farrow Architects and developed by Steiner Equities, which also developed the larger and similar building at 80 Metropolitan Avenue. 58 Met is a clean and stylish gray/brown masonry building with punched multi-paned windows, discrete air-conditioners and an attractive courtyard. Many units have balconies with views of the Manhattan skyline.[4]

Grreenberg Farrow Architects is a large firm with eight offices across the United States. Examples of their other work include the LEED certified Fordham Place which underwent a transition from single-tenant use to a 276,475-square-foot, multi-level retail and commercial office space building located in New York City's third-largest retail corridor. Other projects included New York's One Ten Third, a 21-story development consisting of 77 condominium units and approximately 2,200 square feet of ground floor commercial lease space.

Layout and Features

58 Metropolitan's design was influenced by the prewar architecture found throughout the neighborhood. However, the interiors are thoroughly contemporary with kitchens that feature glass composite countertops and modern appliances such as Liebherr refrigerators, Bosche gas ranges and ovens and Subzero refrigerators. Marble back splashes Blanco kitchen sinks and high gloss lacquer, wenge and glass cabinetry round out the lovely kitchens.

Bathrooms have custom vanities, over sized shower heads, and marble and glass showers that include a built in contrasting marble bench. Master Baths have deep Zuma soaking tubs. All apartments also boast ceilings between nine and ten feet as well as walnut flooring and large windows. West and southwest facing units offer views of the Midtown Manhattan skyline and the Williamsburg Bridge. Apartments also include a garbage disposal, washer and dryer hookups and ample closet space.[5]

Floor Plans

The 50 units at 58 Metropolitan are a mix of studio, one and two bedroom apartments with a few three bedroom penthouses.

Amenities

The 58 Metropolitan features numerous amenities typical of upscale buildings in neighboring Manhattan. The building has a bike room, laundry in the building, cold storage, a package room, a virtual doorman, available parking and a Roof Deck

What’s more is 58 Met boasts first rate shared amenities with its sister building, 80 Metropolitan. These include an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a Zen garden, Yoga room and Media Lounge with Kitchenette.

Bylaws

58 Metropolitan Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



58 Metropolitan allows pets upon approval and has no age restrictions for residents. Rentals of units are allowed as well.

Sustainability

While not designed specifically as a green building, 58 Metropolitan does feature high efficiency Toto toilets to conserve water. Residents can live a greener lifestyle by doing things such as switching to CFL or LED light bulbs for their homes, recycling as much waste as possible and by limiting the use of a car for their day to day needs.

With Walkscore rating the location as a 'Walker's Paradise" the numerous some shops, restaurants and cafes nearby mean that most day to day errands can be accomplished on foot. Easy availability of several transit options and car shares nearby mean that cars can be left in the garage or car ownership can be optional.

Trivia

The Streb studio

When he was planning the project, developer Donald Steiner bought up the block which included an old warehouse at 51 North 1st Street where Elizabeth Streb, a choreographer and dance studio operator, had several years remaining on her lease. The developer agreed to sell it back to Ms. Streb minus its backyard, which he needed for the 80 Metropolitan development. The Streb Lab for Action Mechanics in that building works with Cirque de Soleil and trapeze artists.[6]

Mr. Steiner is the chairman of Steiner Studios, a large production facility for making movies built at the old Brooklyn Navy Yard.

References

  1. Streeteasy
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Walkscore.com
  4. Carter Horsley-City Realty
  5. Streeteasy
  6. NY Times


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