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Two new ferry routes are launching this summer
Around this time last year, the de Blasio administration launched the first phase of NYC Ferry — an ambitious transportation initiative that allows commuters to ferry between several waterfront neighborhoods for a low cost of $2.75 per ride. The two active routes comprise the old East River Ferry route and serves Midtown East, Long Island City, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, DUMBO, and the Financial District; and a second brand-new course (launched last summer) provides service between the Rockaways, South Brooklyn, and Astoria.

Despite the forecast of rising sea levels and an increasing threat of cyclones, waterfront development is surging in the city. A little more than a decade ago, the Bloomberg administration spearheaded the vision (and eventual rezonings) to reconnect New Yorkers to the Brooklyn and Queens shorelines. Since then, enclaves of high-rise communities have risen in LIC’s Hunters Point South and Williamsburg-Greenpoint waterfronts.

This current administration’s NYC Ferry and BQX streetcar hopes to further catalyze new residential and commercial development, and expand the opportunities to areas farther out from the city’s historic core. By summer 2018, the network is scheduled to be expanded to the Upper and Lower East Side, as well as the Soundview neighborhood in the Bronx.

So, with the incredible investment to the city’s waterfront areas, making them both more desirable and accessible, we thought many New Yorkers would be taking second looks at these once-obscure locations to live and invest. See below our list of top 10 new condo developments convenient to the NYC Ferry. Even without the transportation links, these buildings offer their residents magnificent unimpeded views, hotel-style amenities, and a growing number of neighborhood attractions.

1. The Greenpoint, 21 India Street

- Greenpoint

- Built in 2018

21 india street rendering (Halstead Property Development)
Topping our list is the nearly-complete and highly-anticipated 21 India Street, also known as simply, The Greenpoint. At 40 stories, it is the tallest tower in Greenpoint, and offers a mix of condos, market-rate rentals, and affordable units. As expected, it's 95 condo units will be bright and airy, with high ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors and custom-built kitchens of Statuario marble. Bathrooms will feature maritime flair – fitting for its waterfront location.

The building offers 30,000 square feet of common amenity areas, which includes a garden with grilling stations, cabanas, and a grove of hammocks, a fitness area with a private training room and yoga studio and a basketball court, a screening lounge, children's playroom, and a gorgeous sun deck providing panoramic views of Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline. Perks of living on this waterfront include boardwalk strolls and the NYC Ferry (10 India Street) located just outside your door.

Sales launched last summer and right now, there are 10 listings available from $1.195M.
21 india street interior Listing Photos via Corcoran
21 india street sun deck Sun deck
21 india street lounge Lounge

2. Pierhouse At Brooklyn Bridge Park, 90 Furman Street

- Brooklyn Heights

- Built in 2015

(Toll Brothers City Living)
Coming in at number 2 is, of course, the record-breaking Pierhouse at 90 Furman Street. Built in 2015, this 10-story, 106-unit condominium features a waterfront and park location with unrivaled views and state-of-the-art amenities. Pierhouse boasts two 24-hour attended lobbies, valet parking, two fitness centers, a meditation studio, a resident event space, pet-wash, refrigerated storage, playroom, and bike storage.

More amenities are available in the adjoining 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which includes the farm-to-table restaurant The Osprey, a world-class spa, and a rooftop pool and bar. All the private rooftops and terraces will be maintained by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, allowing the residents to focus on enjoying the views and amenities of Pierhouse. Spreading more than 80 acres along the waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park serves as the perfect front yard for the building. Access to the next door DUMBO ferry landing is also a breeze.

Pierhouse has 15 listings available starting at $2.725M.
pierhouse-interior Listing Photos via Corcoran
pierhouse-terrace-views Terrace Views
pierhouse-brooklyn-bridge-park-views Views from the Park

3. 1 Seaport, 161 Maiden Lane

- Financial District

- Built in 2018

(Fortis Property Group)
Out of Brooklyn and into Manhattan – 1 Seaport at 161 Maiden Lane is a true waterfront beauty that will soar 670 feet in the air when complete later this year. The glass building had its sales launch in late 2016 and will soon welcome its residents into its 80 condominiums.

1 Seaport is all about embracing the "waterfront lifestyle" with features like a water floor, which will be a full 30th-floor experience that offers 360-degree views of the harbor, bridges, and Manhattan skyline. There will also be a glass-edged horizon pool, a waterfall passageway, a sun terrace, and a relaxation lounge. Other amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a private porte-cochere, two floors of amenities that overlook the river, a fitness center, yoga studios, a SmartKids playroom, and exclusive access to a fitness concierge, on-call spinning and training sessions, and a la carte private culinary service. This building is super close to the Wall Street/Pier 11 ferry stop.

Currently, all 73 listings are in-contract. Prices ranged from $1.22M to $7.525M.
1-seaport-kitchen-rendering Listing Photos via Douglas Elliman
1-seaport-dining-area-rendering Dining Area
1-seaport-views River & City Views

4. One Manhattan Square, 252 South Street

- Lower East Side

- Built in 2019

(Extell Marketing and Development)
By the time One Manhattan Square is complete and ready for occupancy, its residents will live just a few blocks away from the NYC Ferry's newest stop, Corlears Hook in the Lower East Side, coming this summer. The towering controversial development has more than 800 condominiums, including 25 homes in the Skyscape Collection on the highest floors.

Residents of the building will have access to an 100,000-square-foot amenity package, including a full basketball court, a two-lane bowling alley, squash court, and golf stimulator. A plethora of private outdoor amenities, many of which have been designed by West 8, span more than 45,000 square feet – more than any other development in the city.

Currently, One Manhattan Square has 41 available listings, with prices from $1.213M.
Listing Photos via Extell
Bowling alley
Outdoor amenities

5. The Edge North Tower & The Edge South Tower

- At 34 North 7th Street & 22 North 6th Street

- Williamsburg

- Built in 2008

(Douglaston Development)
The Edge spans two city blocks and is comprised of two towers; one 15-story at 34 North 7th Street and one 30-story at 22 North 6th Street. Both offer a great location right on the waterfront next to East River State Park and in front of the North Williamsburg ferry landing.

There's an array of amenities that include resident lounges, a party room with a lounge kitchen and poolside terrace access, two screening rooms, a virtual golf system, game room, fitness center, yoga studio, spa, sauna and steam bath, and most impressively, an all-season indoor glass-enclosed open-air pool with a heated floor. The buildings offer the best of both worlds - spectacular city skyline views yet enough green space to feel at peace. On weekends, Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea are right in front of the buildings.

In total, there 6 available listings from both buildings. Prices start at $999K.
the-edge-north-tower-interior Interior Photos via Compass
the-edge-north-tower-lobby Lobby
the-edge-north-tower-views Building Views via Douglas Elliman

6. One Brooklyn Bridge Park, 360 Furman Street

- Brooklyn Heights

- Built in 1928, Converted in 2008

Next up is the massive condo conversion at 360 Furman Street (a former warehouse) located on the iconic waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park in the charming Brooklyn Heights. This full-service building features a 24-hour concierge, doorman, full maintenance team, 3,000-square-foot gym, billiards room, screening room, indoor golf simulator & driving range, satellite cardio rooms, children's playroom (with art and music), bike and cold storage, and parking.

The amenities are excellent, but One Brooklyn Bridge Park is unique because of its on-the-park location, downtown skyline views and close proximity to the Brooklyn Bridge Pier 6 ferry landing.

There are 23 available listings from $935K.
360-furman-street-living-area Listing Photos via Sotheby's
360-furman-street Rooftop Terrace
360-furman-street-views Skyline Views

7. One Northside Piers & Two Northside Piers

- At 1 Northside Piers & 164 Kent Avenue

- Williamsburg

- Built in 2008

One Northside Piers and Two Northside Piers are located on the Williamsburg waterfront and next to the North Williamsburg ferry landing. Many units in both towers provide residents with sweeping views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the East River, and Queens. Homes are sizable and range from studios to penthouses. The towers also boast one of the most comprehensive amenity packages; there's a heated indoor pool, hot tub, concierge, saunas, fitness centers, massage/yoga rooms, children's playrooms, on-site valet, parking garage, refrigerated storage, screening rooms, lounges, and more.

Combined, there are just four listings available. Prices start at $1.15M.
1-northside-pier-living-area Listing Photos via Corcoran
1-northside-pier-bedroom Bedroom
1-northside-pier-views City Views

8. The View At East Coast, 46-30 Center Boulevard

- Long Island City

- Built in 2010

46-30-center-blvd-the-view (Emerald Creek Capital)
The View At East Coast is an 18-story, 184-unit building designed by Handel Architects. It is fully staffed with a 24-hour doorman/concierge, live-in building manager, and handyman. There is a gym in the building and owners receive a free membership to the East Coast Club across the street which has a huge gym, yoga studio, screening room, indoor pool, spa, billiards room, party room, and large roof top garden with grills, cabanas, and bocce ball courts. The View also lives up to its name by providing stunning panoramas of the East River and Manhattan skyline.

While the building is on the waterfront, it is a bit of a walk to get to the Hunters Point South ferry landing, but its amenity package and park-facing location more than make up for it.

10 listings are available at The View with prices starting at $1.15M.
46-30-center-blvd-dining Listing Photos via Stribling
46-30-center-blvd-living-room Living Room
46-30-center-blvd-views Building Views

9. The Powerhouse, 2-17 51st Avenue

- Long Island City

- Built in 1906, Converted in 2008

the-powerhouse-2-17-51st-avenue Google Streetview, Edited by CityRealty
Originally built as a power station in 1909, The Powerhouse at 2-17 51st Avenue was extensively renovated and given a four-story addition in 2008 to house 177 luxury condominiums. The amenity-packed building is located in the Hunter's Point section of Long Island City and is just a short walk away from the Hunters Point South ferry landing. It's also steps away from the beautiful waterfront parks.

Even though The Powerhouse stands a mere 11 stories tall, the rooftop city views are fairly spectacular. The terrace also comes equipped with a sunbathing deck, BBQ grills, and picnic tables. Other amenities include a 24/7 concierge, live-in superintendent, free WiFi, state-of-the-art fitness center. Aqua Grotto, a full-service spa featuring a social whirlpool & sauna, steam room, and massage room, a lounge area complete with a pool table and wet bar, media room, business center, children's playroom, bicycle storage, and finally, communal cold storage.

The Powerhouse is renowned for its desirable location, sizable apartments, and classic charm.

Current availabilities start from $750K.
powerhouse-living-room Listing Photos via Modern Spaces
powerhouse-roof-deck Roof Deck
powerhouse-manhattan-views Skyline Views

10. 101 Wall Street

- Financial District

- Built in 1931, Converted in 2017

101-wall-street-exterior 101 Wall Street Exterior (CityRealty)
101 Wall Street isn't exactly a new development but the former FiDi office tower just had its interiors renovated by the renowned Dutch architect Piet Boon to hold 52 condominium units. The classic Art-Deco building now blends its history with contemporary residences and amenities that include a resident lounge, library, training studio, sauna and steam room, golf simulator, kid's playroom, game room and a quintessential city rooftop terrace with a gas grill, a dining area, and views of the Manhattan skyline and East River.

While the building doesn't boast 360 views of Manhattan, it's ridiculously close to the waterfront and the Wall Street/Pier 11 ferry stop.

There are currently 7 listings available in 101 Wall Street with prices from $995K.
101-wall-street-sitting-area Listing Photos via Corcoran
101-wall-street-living-room Living Room
101-wall-street-roof-deck Roof Deck Views

Check out our interactive map below for the NYC Ferry routes and these nearby new developments:

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