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Final City Point building will rise 57 stories

Crystal ball: An early City Point rendering foretells what a tower of around 60 stories might look like.
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Now they’re really getting to the point!

A 57-story tower will be the final component of Downtown’s City Point mega-complex, according to plans the developer filed with the city earlier this month.

Luxury real-estate firm Extell purchased the site at Willoughby Street between Albee Square West and Flatbush Avenue Extension for $115.5 million earlier this year. The builder — infamous for inspiring a backlash against “poor doors” after creating a separate entrance for below-market-rate housing in one of its Manhattan properties — will fill the behemoth high-rise with retail space and some 500 residential units, according to a New York Times report.

Construction is slated to begin in 2017 and wrap up by 2020 — at which point the 692-foot building may be the tallest in the borough, unless a rival builder can finish the 1,000-foot “super tower” it is building on the neighboring block first.

The swanky skyscraper will be the third of three residential towers planned for the mammoth under-construction City Point project on Fulton Mall, which will also include stores and offices.

Here is the latest on what else you can expect and when you can expect it:

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The 19 story-building — the shortest of the three towers — is expected to open in winter 2016, and will include 200 below-market-rate units alongside 50 market-rate rentals.

A whopping 88,500 people applied to nab one of the so-called “affordable” units, according to a spokeswoman for developers Acadia and Washington Square Partners. Those apartments will go to households earning between $18,515 and $142,395 annually, depending on the size of the unit and number of people living there, with rents ranging between $500 and $2,455 a month.

The building will include a gym, kids’ playroom, and lounge — but residents will have to pay extra to use them.

City Tower

This 48-story high-rise is still under construction, but residents will begin moving in next month, according to a spokeswoman for developer the Brodsky Organization.

The tower will include 440 market-rate units over 24 floors. Pads on the market right now are priced between $2,350 for a studio and $4,550 for two-bedroom units.

For their moolah, residents will get to luxuriate on two roof-top decks and play on a sky-high indoor basketball court.

Retail

The mammoth six-level City Point mall at the base of the building is scheduled to begin opening piece-by-piece next year.

Discount fashion department store Century 21 is slated to open its four-story shop in April, according to a Commercial Observer report. Indie cinema chain Alamo Drafthouse will begin screening cult classics and mainstream releases across its seven screens around June, followed by a Target outlet and Trader Joe’s in July, per the report.

The property’s much-hyped sprawling subterranean food hall — which will house dozens of vendors, including the first ever outpost of the Katz’s Delicatessen — should open by September, alongside smaller ground-floor retail stores in corridors running between Fulton and Gold streets and Flatbush Avenue, according to the Observer.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

oh well from Brooklyn says:
There goes the neighborhood!

We'll need those hover boards sooner than we thought. Either that or a way back from the future.
Dec. 29, 2015, 10:15 am
who's to blame from Bklyn says:
de Blasio will be known as "the mayor who killed Brooklyn"

Tears in my eyes...

now: Bill de Blasio
formally: Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm
born: Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

Not to be critical of the reasons why he keeps changing his name, but it is telling that he's a flipper, and while he's trying to redefine himself, he's redefining Brooklyn for the worse. We voted for "what's his name" to run the city, not ruin it!
Dec. 29, 2015, 10:48 am
Richard Grayson from Williamsburg says:
This is just what downtown Brooklyn needs!
Dec. 29, 2015, 11:02 am
Mohammed from Bay Ridge says:
I was unaware that Mayor di Blasio is the investor behind this project. Oh, because he has nothing to do with it.

I'd like to see ignorant sluts who blame the Mayor for everything, including their own unhappy lives, leave the city pronto. Is there some way we can deport them to Arkansas where they can spread their excrement in the boondocks?
Dec. 29, 2015, 11:17 am
The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
What a little art can do, eh? A gallery here, a cafe there ... and Shazaam! Shame on y'all. Awright y'all scoot now, go on git. Off m' stoop.
Dec. 30, 2015, 12:46 am
Charwonda Chardonay says:
I'm glad that he made those special, earmarked apartments for people Of color.
Dec. 30, 2015, 2:20 am
Beaver says:
Everyone wants something for nothing.
Dec. 30, 2015, 3:59 am
samir kabir from downtown says:
Who's to blame from Bklyn: why don't you change your name to pea brain?
Dec. 30, 2015, 4:47 am
samir kabiir from downtown says:
Wilhelm, William in German, Bill is short form of William. De Blasio's father was an alcoholic who abandoned his family. De Blasio started using his mother's name starting in high school. And is it really anybody's business?
Dec. 30, 2015, 4:57 am
Charles from Bklyn says:
Since the Brooklyn paper erased the first batch of comments on this story, I shall state my comment again ...

The Constitutional power of eminent domain was used to transfer land from one private owner to another private owner and developer for the pubic good. I guess we can broaden this power to include foreign citizens as well ... This new sale and transfer is an outrage given the amount of promises made and broken to the community (affordable housing and jobs), and misrepresentations to State and City agencies, the courts and the public to get the tax free bonds to pay for the construction. In fairness, the stadium is well run (go Nets!). Thanks Mr. Ratner for all the memories.
Dec. 30, 2015, 9:29 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
De Blasio ran on a platform of allowing more development in order to get both more "affordable" units and to generally promote affordability by increasing supply. It is why I voted for him.

At the time, I knew a lot of people like Who's to Blame would be just SHOCKED when this stuff actually happened. But this is what he said he would do and it's also his best policy.
Dec. 30, 2015, 11:16 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
If the city really needs more affordable housing, then more public housing should be built to help provide for that, which is the real affordable housing.
Dec. 30, 2015, 4:21 pm
HONEY Pooter says:
Samir Kabiir - if you hate white people so much, why don't you just return to whatever awful country you came from?
Jan. 1, 2016, 4:44 am
Joe blow from Brook says:
Honey pooter, why are you attacking Kabir? Judging that he is not American because of his name? He's probably more American than you!
Shame on you.
Jan. 9, 2016, 8:41 am

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