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1 Blue Slip: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 1 Blue Slip by Carter Horsley

This handsome, 30-story tower at One Blue Slip is part of Greenpoint Landing, a 22-acre, 11-building residential complex with 5,500 units planned in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn by the Park Tower Group and Brookfield Property Partners.  The rental tower, which was completed in 2018, has 359 apartments. 

It was designed by Handel Architects.  Gachot Studios is the interior designer. 

Other recently completed projects in the tower include 33 Eagle Street, Five Blue Slip and Seven Blue Slip, all erected by Park Tower Group and L & M Development Partners. 

Apartments begin on the third floor.

A July 31, 2018 article at indicated that directly across a cul-de-sac from this tower the same developers will be erected a 40-story rental tower, to be known as Two Blue Slip, atop a similar base but with a curved top. 

These two buildings rise near the eastern end of the complex and just inland there are three completed affordable housing buildings with a total of about 300 units.  

The developers have announced two more towers with 1,240 apartments of which 30 percent will be affordable. 

The complex will include a new pre-K through 8th grade public school. 

The complex is near the Manhattan Avenue G train stop and the Greenpoint stop on the East River Ferry.

Bottom Line

A handsome, large residential complex with a waterfront esplanade and park, multi-paned windows and its first market-rate rental tower has a "cupcake wrapper" façade.


The dark red building has black-painted metal, multi-pane windows and much of its main façade has 7 dark red brick protruding piers that contain angled windows.  The piers do not extend to the top six floors and is partially angled. 

An August 10, 2018 article by C. J. Hughes in The New York Times noted that the building's exterior walls "slope in and out, like a cupcake wrapper." 

A large, wooden terrace at the base of the building has a very handsome, low fence whose angles thematically related to those of the main torso of the façade. 

The building has a three-story base with broad steel girder spandrels. 


The building has a 1.5-acre waterfront park that will eventually join four other acres of parks in the complex, a gym, a concierge, a children's playroom, media and gaming lounges, on-site parking with valet service, a co-working lounge, pet grooming service, and a yoga terrace.


Ninety percent of the apartments have water views. 

Apartments have 9-foot ceilings and keyless entry, and some units have walk-in closets. 

Kitchens have stainless steel appliances, Bosch washers and dryers and quartz counters. 

Apartment 26G is a three-bedroom unit with a 20-foot-long living/dining room with an large bay window and an open kitchen with a breakfast bar.  One of the bedrooms also has a large bay window. 

Apartment 26B is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads past an enclosed kitchen to a 23-foot-long living/dining room with a corner window. 

Apartment 26N is a one-bedroom unit with a long entry foyer that leads past an open kitchen to a 12-foot-long living/dining room with a bay window. 

Apartment 8K is a one-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 21-foot-long angled living/dining room with an open kitchen. 

Apartment 26A is a studio unit with a long entry foyer that leads past an enclosed kitchen to an 11-foot-long living/dining room with a large bay window and an 8-foot-long alcove. 

Apartment 3J is a studio unit with an entry next to an open kitchen that leads to a 12-foot-long living room with a bay window.


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