Residents at The Edge really will live in luxury
by Daniel Bush
Nov 05, 2010 | 1384 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Most Williamsburg residents seeking a swim head for the city-run Metropolitan Pool on Bedford Avenue. The lucky few who will live in luxury at The Edge will have it much, much nicer.

The developers behind the waterfront complex are touting a completed amenities package they say is the “largest-ever” in Brooklyn history.

Images sent out in a press release show a glittering, glass-enclosed swimming pool with cityscape views; plush “screening rooms” for movie-watching, and a gymnasium that must immediately be considered one of the nicest in the neighborhood.

And that's not all.

Residents at the two-tower complex on Kent Avenue (which also has some affordable housing) will have a virtual play land at their disposal.

The list of amenities stretches on - a yoga studio, two fitness centers, a resident lounge, a communal chef's kitchen, and a Nintendo Wii room, among others. For those who don't want to share, there's also a private party room.

“Providing a full-scale lifestyle package for homeowners in the comfort of their own building is one of the major draws,” said the building's developer, Jeffrey Levine, chairman of Douglaston Development.

“We've spared no effort in order to assure that this magnificent facility will be buzzing with a activity.”

Of course, luxury comes with a price.

A list of recent closings at The Edge showed sales ranging between $481,000 and $865,000, though prices were cut to attract buyers in a weak economy.

Highlyann Krasnow, an executive with the firm marketing the development, said the move has increased sales. Krasnow said the unveiled amenities should do the same.

“We believe the completed amenity spaces will only help to further heighten people's interest in the development,” Krasnow said.

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