Photo by myself in Brooklyn Bridge Park, along the East River.
The view from the new Brooklyn Bridge Park is pretty nice.
Built on Pier #1 jutting from the edge of Brooklyn into the East River, you feel even closer to Manhattan. Ahead and to the right is Frank Gehry's new 76-story apartment tower at 8 Spruce Street, the tallest apartment tower in the country.
Despite the economy, New York has been building stuff. Until now, the Brooklyn waterfront has been underutilized. Now with the new park, there is tons of seating, a large field and a playground, all with a Manhattan view.
As for 8 Spruce Street, what would we be without a tower by Frank Gehry? It's hard to see from this distance, but the facade seems to ripple, even though it is made from stainless steel. The luxury rental apartments there start around $3,000 per month.
There are over 900 units in the building and every apartment has a different floor plan. There is even an elementary school on the ground floor.
'Luxury rentals' are a new breed of high end living in New York. Renters pay top dollar to live as if in a five-star hotel, with concierge service, swimming pool, fitness center, game room, grilling terrace, library...the list goes on.
Check out the extremely photogenic website for 8 Spruce Street here.
Related posts: Sunset, from Brooklyn Bridge Beach, The View from the Promenade and Looking Out from the Promenade.