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Swanky: The Hub apartments at 333 Schermerhorn boast a massive lap pool that can be converted into an outdoor lagoon once the weather is warm enough.
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It’s Hotel Downtown!

The fringe benefits inside the tallest building in Brooklyn are so ritzy they might be more suited to fancy resort hotel than a high-rise in the county’s fourth largest city, says the builder behind the posh perks.

“The amenities floor really feels like the offerings of a luxury resort,” said Doug Steiner, the head of developer Steiner NYC, which erected a 55-story tower on Schermerhorn Street between Flatbush Avenue and Nevins Street.

The facilities on the 40th floor of the high-rise, known as “Hub,” include a pool roughly half the length of an Olympic-sized lagoon, a massive patio with an outdoor projector and outdoor shower, a party room with a pool table and private terrace, a gym, and, of course, a dog park.

The space is calling itself “Club 333” and also features movie and game nights, a book club, swim classes, doggie costume parade, and may boast millenial activities such as stand-up paddle boarding and tightrope walking in the future, according to a rep for Steiner.

Fancy amenities have become the norm for the many luxe towers rising Downtown, with City Tower boasting a rooftop basketball court and Ava DoBro including its own coffee shop, subway entrance, and dog run.

But Steiner says his perks are bigger and better than the competition, mostly because his building is more hefty and able to fit everything on one floor.

“In terms of overall size it’s much larger and I don’t think anyone can really duplicate it on one floor because the footprint is so large,” he said.

Access to the club doesn’t come cheap though, membership is $750 per year until Nov. 1, and $900 per year after that. Only tenants can join, and there are currently more than 400 people who can jump into their morning by swimming laps in the pool.

The first 300 units opened in the building in March, and all of them are leased, according to Steiner. He expects the entire structure to be completed in the next four months.

Of the building’s 740-units, 150 of them are below-market-rate. Those residents receive a discount on the membership fee, but still must pay $630 to join, according to the developer’s rep.

And those who didn’t score a cheap apartment but want to get in the swanky amenities can rent a studio pad from $2,550, one-bedroom from $3,135, and two-bedroom from about $6,000.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 5:53 pm, July 9, 2018
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