They went their own Quay.
The developers of two polarizing towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park unveiled a new website hawking 126 luxury apartments inside the taller 28-story high-rise, dubbed Quay Tower, even though a judge is still deciding whether the pair of buildings can go up at all.
The flashy promotional site — which boasts the disclaimer that the builders are not yet accepting cash from prospective tenants — features a new rendering for the condominium-filled tower at 50 Bridge Park Dr., and a page where interested buyers can request more information on its units for sale, which include two-bedrooms starting at $1.9 million, three-bedrooms at $2.9 million, four-bedrooms at $5 million, and five-bedrooms at $5.5 million.
But one critic of the development said the website is nothing compared to the ongoing construction of the towers at the foot of Atlantic Avenue, which have risen rapidly despite Justice Carmen Victoria St. George’s pending verdict because her predecessor permitted the work in July as long as it could be “undone” if the court rules against the project.
“I’m upset with the city, state, and Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation for building unnecessary buildings in the park, that’s the real issue here, not the fact that they have pretty pictures on a website,” said Peter Bray, the head of civic group the Brooklyn Heights Association, which filed suit against meadow honchos in July 2016 after developers RAL Development Services and Oliver’s Realty Group submitted plans for the 15- and 28-story towers.
The builders hope to begin sales at Quay this spring, and are optimistic they can welcome tenants by summer 2019 — if St. George decides the towers can go up. But the real-estate firms are not taking any deposits until a verdict comes, according to a spokesman for RAL Development Services.
“We are acting in good faith under the terms of the ground lease and the merits of the arguments previously made in court,” the rep said.
And developers have yet to release a website for the 15-story high-rise at 15 Bridge Park Dr. that will offer 100 so-called affordable units, at least 10 stories of which are already complete.
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