Rising gracefully over the lush treetops of McCarren Park, 868 Lorimer is a transcendent
new luxury condominium that redefines the conventions of modern city living.
Every element within this stunning building has been meticulously selected through a lens of sophistication and sustainability, and each of its 14 units have been designed to strike a harmonious balance between functionality and style with LEED home certification anticipated.
Each home boasts a collection of thoughtful finishes that enhance the everyday living experience. These include 5-inch white oak plank floors, independently zoned HVAC systems, state-of-the-art energy recovery ventilation units, kitchens equipped with custom Italian cabinetry, a full bathroom for every bedroom, and private outdoor space outfitted with lighting, gas, and water hookups.
In addition to its incredibly appointed homes, the building offers residents an array of top-line amenities such as a full-time resident manager/part-time doorman, a virtual doorman system, a gated pick-up and drop-off area, key fob controlled elevators, a bicycle garage, an innovative multifunction room with communal work space and children’s play room, and a unique courtyard oasis.
Nestled just across the street from McCarren Park,
where Williamsburg meets Greenpoint,
868 Lorimer is surrounded by an eclectic blend of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops.
It is close to both the L and the G subway lines, and is only a short walk to the East River Ferry.
Cradled by the flowing arms of the East River and Newton Creek, Greenpoint is Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood and, because of its charm and breathtaking views of Manhattan, has long been one of its best kept secrets. And while it has gained recent fame for being the setting/filming location of popular shows like Girls and Boardwalk Empire, Greenpoint has a richly diverse history of its own. It once served as an encampment for the British Army during the American Revolution, and was the location where the assembly of the USS Monitor—the Union’s first ironclad vessel of the American Civil War—took place. Throughout the 19th century and the early parts of the 20th it remained a shipbuilding and manufacturing hub. After WWII, however, its industrial flame died down. What remained was a thriving, predominantly Polish immigrant community that eventually became known as Little Poland.
Today, Greenpoint is a neighborhood experiencing the frictions of change, and is finding its way as it attempts balance an influx of new residents—like crowd-funding darling, Kickstarter—and development with the community-oriented, sleepy-town vibe it is known for. But unlike its more prominent cousin to the south, Greenpoint is taking its time to adapt. Because of this, an eclectic mix of old and new are imbuing the present neighborhood with character and flare, and this is a boon for long-time locals and newcomers alike. Manhattan Avenue, the neighborhood’s main strip of activity, boasts an impressive array of restaurants, bars, and shops that include Brooklyn legends like Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop, a bakery that first opened over 62 years ago, and haute cuisine disciples like Luksus, a New American establishment hidden within an upscale beerhall called Torst. Acme Smoked Fish, a purveyor of items liked smoked salmon and pickled herring since 1954, sits only a few blocks removed and Glasserie, a critically-acclaimed restaurant featuring a Mediterranean-inspired menu, has taken up residence in an old glass factory at the very edge of the borough. And, of course, the neighborhood is still anchored by a multitude of Polish eateries, places like Christina’s and Karczma.
With high-rated public schools, a vibrant, community-driven atmosphere, and the prospect of future growth, Greenpoint is a neighborhood on the rise, and is perfect for young families and couples looking for a place that feels like home. Public transportation that serve the neighborhood include the G subway line, and the B24/B32/B43/B48/B62 bus lines.
868 Lorimer is a collaboration between a trio of forward-thinking builders that understand not only how people will use the spaces they create, but how those spaces fit within the greater landscapes they inhabit.
CHATHAM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
is a multi-generational, family owned real estate developer that has been working in and around New York City for over a decade.
STEPHEN B. JACOBS GROUP, PC
is an award-winning, full service architectural firm that has been providing the highest quality of
service since 1967
OLE SONDRESEN ARCHITECT
is a design and architecture firm that takes an environmentally-conscious approach to
everything it does.
EXCLUSIVE SALES AND MARKETING BY THE SERHANT TEAM
Led by Ryan Serhant, The Serhant Team is a bicoastal real estate brokerage and marketing firm of over 40 agents in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Miami, and the Hamptons, specializing in high-end residential condo and co-op sales and leasing, multi- and single-family homes, new development sales, site acquisitions, and investment sales. The Serhant Team has garnered an excellent reputation and was ranked the #1 team by sales volume by The Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends in 2015