It may sound like an enigma — but a new, 745-unit residential complex on the Greenpoint waterfront is more resort than rental, and the Post got an early look.
Eagle + West was designed by Jason Long of OMA Architects as a “ziggurat and its inverse”. The smaller tower sits in the higher storey as it gets wider on the higher storeys.
Perched on a curve where the East River flows into Newtown Creek, the 400-foot-high Eagle and the 300-foot-tall West are inclined to enjoy views in every direction, no matter the floor.
Between them, and integrated into their lower floors, is a massive 42,000 square feet of space. These include a fourth-floor fitness center and a yoga studio. There’s also another fitness area on the fifth floor adjacent to a 70-foot indoor lap pool that’s 3.5 feet deep and a giant 8-by-16-foot tiled whirlpool hot tub — as well as a smaller outdoor pool on your own private terrace is also.
Outside, there are several comfortable family gathering areas with gas barbecues and tables, ping pong tables, and bocce courts. There’s a kids’ playroom and an “adult playroom”—a workshop and maker space—with lockers where you can saw, drill, hammer, paint, and finish your otherwise tidy living. Dirt away from the place of can.
Coworking spaces have private desks and outdoor seating, while the game room has billiards. Another room, called the “Crash Pad”, has a stage, a projector, a TV and a karaoke machine designed for sharing games and celebrations.
There are also two large communal spaces. One has 28-foot-high angled ceilings and a test kitchen with an enormous table that’s perfect for board meetings or family dinners. The large Great Room has a fireplace – and it’s easy to curl up on a soft window seat with a library of books or gaze at the boats through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
A smaller, seven-story all-affordable rental building at 27 Eagle St. occupies the northwest corner of West Street, while adjoins the taller towers, and includes space for street retail.
Restaurants and other retailers will also have spots along the waterfront esplanade that terrace upward and river-breeze for the neighborhood while connecting walkers and runners to nearby parks, the Newtown Barge Playground, and other area towers. Act as a safety barrier.
Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Realty collaborated on the project, which is one of several new towers – along with One and Two Bell Slip, One Blue Slip and The Bellslip – that the venture has developed in a 22-acre area called Greenpoint Landing . Another building, Five Blue Slip is 100% affordable, and was co-developed by Park Tower Group and L+M Development Partners.
Park Tower also owns three sites with approximately 700,000 square feet of land – south of West Street from Eagle to Huron Streets – that have yet to be developed.
Both Eagle + West Towers are located next to the East River at dead ends of their streets with addresses of 1 Eagle St. and 227 West St.
The tall eaves host the underground garage, while inside its lobby a floor-to-ceiling glass window and doors lead to an imposing staircase that connects it to both the exterior and other amenity spaces on the higher level.
The exterior landscaping, as well as the amenity space and interior, were designed by Marmol Radziner, who integrated existing historical elements, such as a giant ship mooring and the giant chain on the esplanade, which brave souls would often attempt to lift and move. Does
Rising seamlessly and connecting to the public esplanade, terraced amenity spaces and private apartment terraces have glass railings that reflect sweeping views.
Each apartment has a great perk as well as individual heat pumps – built in high end woven solar window shades to block out the intense sun and prying eyes.
The kitchen areas are open to the main living spaces, and their thoughtful details include flat kitchen panels that also cover the refrigerator and dishwasher and washer/dryer. A building-wide laundry room is located near the pet spa and bike storage on the ground floor by the esplanade entrance.
Since the 30-story west building backs up every six to seven floors, it has more apartments with terraces, and some are really spacious and made for lush living.
It’s somewhat easy to check out both the units available on its website and the layout of the entire project, but those with terraces or outdoor space are harder to find.
Yet Apartment 1526, for example, a two-bedroom, 1,296-square-foot two-bath with a 552-square-foot angled terrace and a 10- to 18-month lease, rents for $13,755.
Eagle + West’s units are priced by a zany algorithm that depends on the length of the lease. For example, for a 20-month lease, studio apartment 1402 is the cheapest at $3,650 per month, but rents increase to $3,805 per month for a 23-month lease. Just do a face palm, think “whatever” — and appreciate the flexibility.
If you want something spectacular, on the Eagle’s 37th floor, Penthouse PH4B’s 974-square-foot L-shaped terrace dwarfs the 896-square-foot one-bedroom unit, which features Barclays Center’s green roof There are breathtaking views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Too many 3-point shots away.
Made for entertaining, it’s the perfect bachelor pad — if I can afford the rent that’s still to be determined, but it also means there’s always hope.