Poplar Street Precinct Condos To Go On Sale This Fall, Targets “Urban Hipsters” [Video]

Our man with a cam Karl Junkersfeld ponders the meaning of condos going on sale at the renovated 72 Poplar Street Precinct in Brooklyn Heights in his latest video.

The 72 Poplar website is now live.

Curbed reported yesterday that units will go on sale this fall:

Designed, by Freyer Architects, the 14 units will be a mix of 2BRs, 3BRs, and 4BRs with ceiling heights ranging from 8.6 to 14 feet. The units themselves will range in size from 1,424 to 3,368 square feet and be price from $1,595,000 to $5,750,000, presumably the price of the penthouse, which offers 360-degree views. Some units come with outdoor space. Building amenities include a gym, lounge, cold storage in the lobby, bike storage, virtual doorman, and parking. Occupancy is slated for 2014.

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  • Lady in the Heights

    With close to 700 kids on the block I think the “Urban Hipsters” might be in for a rude awakening.

  • LG

    Good thing they’re not “rural” hipsters or we’d be in for a world of hurt!

  • Bloomy

    I guess I am not classy enough to know, but what is cold storage in the lobby for?

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    Please no hipsters on my block. Also for 1.6 starting price, I doubt that will be the case.

  • BKH

    Cold Storage is for deliveries like FreshDirect, wine, or beverages to be able to be delivered without going bad.

  • Cranberry Beret

    The full quote was “urban hipsters starting families” so I think they’ll be pretty happy to have the school down the street. Anyway very few walk down this way on Poplar anyway because it’s out of the way to get to dumbo or the rest of the heights

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  • bklyn20

    The more important question is “Where will the mini-hipsters go to school?” A new building is going up in BBP on John St, the Walentas Dock St building is going up, and the school that is supposed to be on the ground floor is for 300 middle school children from all over District 13.

    There will be condos atop the hotel project near Pier 1 in BBP. There are new apts coming in on the
    Eamonn Doran site, apts in the bldg on the SW corner of Clinton and Montague, the Mason Mints building, the Love Lane Mews…. and that doesn’t include the 16- and 32–story towers to be built on the uplands of Pier 6 in BBP. (Time to say farewell to your views, 25 percent of One BBP owners!)

    All of these buildings are in the PS 8 zone. PS 8 is becoming crowded now, despite the new addition.
    I believe there are 6 kindergarten classes, and 30+ classrooms in total.

    Oh, wait! I forgot the luxury tower planned above the new subterranean micro-library. Maybe those kids will all go to St Ann’s or Friends or Packer?

  • Kenji Takabayashi
  • Kenji Takabayashi

    I have never heard of that. Wonder what it is…

  • Bill

    Freshdirect/grocery deliveries can be kept cold…

  • Roberto

    Cold storage in the lobby? It’s a street level vault modeled after Swiss banks for the monied “Poplar” hipsters, the newest manifestation of the spreading condo virus in our neighborhood. Cold storage will not be used to store deer carcasses, fruit, eggs or Fresh Direct deliveries. It will be for cash.

  • David on Middagh

    We don’t need more FD delivery trucks around.

  • LaLa

    Ha, let them eat cake!

  • Lady in the Heights

    As is, PS8 is eliminating Pre K next year because they need the classroom space, and the drama room and music room have been converted to classrooms this year. These 4 classrooms are all in the new addition. They are already out of space. They are going to have to cut off enrollment (which I believe has already happened) or rezone.

  • bklyn20

    I have heard that also, but didn’t want to mention it because I wasn’t certain. Even more reason to slow the level of development here!

  • Lady in the Heights

    Honestly I am glad my kid is in 5th grade and we won’t have to deal with this issue in the future. I remember the good old days 8-9 years ago when Brooklyn Heights folks were afraid to send their kids to PS8. My oldest child, who is now in high school, had 17 kids in her kindergarten class and there were empty classrooms in the building! Hard to believe how quickly things have changed.

  • AmyinBH

    I suspect the Urban Hipster comment is either (1) a joke or (2) reverse marketing.

  • TMS

    I’ve been posting about this for years. PS8 is way overcrowded. Developers need to be required to build schools along with luxury coops with gyms, cold storage and the 360 views. Another option is to require DUMBO residents to use their zoned school, 307.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Rezoning seems inevitable, given not just the BH/Dumbo construction but especially downtown in general and other surrounding areas like cobble hill, etc. To me the only question is when it happens, and whether they’ll split PS8 between Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo, or whether more of the south heights will go to the downtown/Boerum Hill schools

  • Lady in the Heights

    And where will the kids from Farragut Houses go? That will be very interesting to see!

  • Cranberry Beret

    DUMBO and almost all of Vinegar Hill is zoned for PS 8, not 307. Blame the DOE if you don’t like the zone map, not the residents.

  • HenryLoL

    LOL. I agree – no Hipsters… I meant: Why do you think they wont be at 1.6 to start?

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    I should rephrase that. For 1.6 Million to start, unless Daddy has super big pockets, hipsters will be priced out.

  • PistachioPony

    Great vid Karl! Thanks for the info!