Thursday, May 05, 2011

View from the Top


A minor diversion here: When I first arrived in New York City in September of 2001 and began exploring -- during the very little free time that I had following 9/11 -- I made it a point to spend a good amount of time in Brooklyn. I had a few friends there, I liked the vibe, etc. Considering that I had my car with me at the time, I'd generally drive across the Manhattan Bridge to get to wherever I was going, and whenever I drove at night I would invariably look off to my right and see what became known to me as the place I wanted to live in New York more than any other. The apartment, in my mind, to end all apartments. At night, for whatever reason, the windows of it would be lit in a deep red, and that just added to the mystery and glory of what I knew was beyond for whoever was lucky enough to call that place home.

It had a spectacular location, almost right on the water, with a view that I knew rivaled any in the world. I could see it had architectural features that made it stand out, even in a city like New York. And it had that clock. I just fell in love with the place.

Until this morning, I had never seen inside it.

It's everything I imagined it would be.

The Brooklyn Tower Clock Penthouse

8 comments:

Luke Weiss said...

they've been trying to sell it for like 25mill.

dls said...

I think that apartment was used in the Spike Lee movie "Bamboozled."
I used to know someone who lived in another apartment in that building before DUMBO really took off. It was quite nice.

Alanna said...

Hell yes. But you know, I don't mind living a few blocks away, either ;)

Daniel said...

Wow, but at $25mil it is a bit too rich for my blood. Even if I won the lotto big.

ntx said...

My friend Syl who lives in like 80 square feet in Hell's Kitchen says she will marry anyone who buys the place. Let me know and I'll put you in touch.

Chez said...

Yeah, right. If I can ever actually buy that place the last thing I'm doing is getting married. You kidding me?

Alanna said...

The guy who owns this place now is married. He is the man who began the DUMBO redevelopment. And why would any man think "Marriage" would be a lure into buying something like that? :P

CNNfan said...

So, is the view from the top, vacant?