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Air pool: New tower will let you take a dip high above Brooklyn

Ritzy roof: Bklyn Air’s pool 40 stories up does not have any water yet, but it is already attracting tenants.
Photo by Jason Speakman

It’s like doing laps on air.

A new luxury rental building Downtown offers tenants willing to fork over from $2,300 to $8,500 the ultimate answer to the beloved Double-D — a pool 40 stories up that lets you take a dip while soaking up sun high above the county of Kings.

“We wanted to capitalize on our views and location,” said Kevin Lalezarian, a principal of Lalezarian Properties, which owns the newly dubbed Bklyn Air tower on Gold Street between Johnson and Tillary streets. “And to give residents something different.”

The 255–unit skyscraper includes studio and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments that feature “sky amenities” including the pool, gym, deck, and a lounge with a view. The features will be open to all of the building’s tenants, said one of the folks who is helping to brand the place.

“We want everyone to be able to share in the experience,” said Andrew Barrocas, the building’s marketing chief.

Living high: A living room inside the new luxury apartment building called Bklyn Air offers some awesome views of the far-below borough.
Photo by Jason Speakman

For those who feel safer a bit closer to the ground, there’s also fourth-floor terrace, that is set features a king-sized chessboard big enough for human players, though it hasn’t arrived yet.

About 15 tenants have already moved in, and another 20 are set to arrive in the coming weeks, according to lease director Diana Makdulina. The move-ins come as construction on the lobby and rooftop is not expected to be finished for another six weeks. Even so, the very notion of a heated pool is piquing people’s interest, Makdulina said.

“Everyone loves the idea of a pool,” she said.

Around a quarter of the building has already been leased, with studios being the most popular, according to management. All the apartments feature 10-foot ceilings, oak floors, quartz counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. The building is also set to have a 24-hour doorman, bike storage, and drop-off laundry service. Lalezarian owns 800 apartments Downtown.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperl‌man@c‌ngloc‌al.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Room with a view: New Downtown high-rises, like this one on Gold Street, give Brooklynites a feeling formerly reserved for another borough.
Photo by Jason Speakman

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