The New York Times, September 22, 2011
Toll Brothers, one of the country's largest residential developers, has two condo buildings opening in the coming months: the Touraine, a 22-unit structure at 132 East 65th Street with prices from $1 million to $15 million, and 205 Water Street, in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn.
The latter, in a cobblestoned part of the neighborhood dominated by converted factories and warehouses, has 65 units...
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 01, 2011
The new 65-unit, two-building condominium complex, still a hard-hat site, is estimated to be ready for sales and marketing in September and for the start of closings in spring 2012 - first in the Water Street building and later in the Plymouth Street building.
The design is by GreenbergFarrow, and both firms' efforts at reflecting the project's loft-like industrial neighbors was revealed on the tour...
The Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2011
Toll's latest project, 205 Water Street in Dumbo, a post-industrial Brooklyn village of rehabbed warehouses and cobbled streets that look up, at zany angles, at the bottom of the Manhattan Bridge, is different. Here, the builder has nearly completed construction on a 65-unit condo building of far more subtlety and taste than previous efforts.
When prospective buyers and brokers meet for a topping-off party there later this week, they will find a building —the first example of new construction in Dumbo's nearly-four-year-old historic district—that is unerringly contextual, but also elegant, and even at some points, whimsical.
The New York Times, May 6, 2011
The freight train tracks that snake along Jay Street on the Brooklyn waterfront were laid down in 1904, to carry coffee beans and other cargo from docks to warehouses. Freight service shut down in 1959, decades before anyone dreamed of calling the area Dumbo. It was the end of an era in a neighborhood where eras come and go with increasing speed.
Since industry left the waterfront, Dumbo - Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass - has variously been a deserted no-man's-land, a haven for artists, a hip loft destination and a target of upscale developers.
Now the next chapter is being written.