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Once upon a time, Brooklyn was widely considered a backup borough for young professionals who couldn’t afford to live in Manhattan. However, many of those young professionals are now making it their first choice. It is in this spirit that we take a look at a selection of new Brooklyn rental developments that have recently launched leasing. They are conveniently located near public transportation; however, between thoughtful building amenities and a growing number of companies embracing hybrid work models, leaving may turn out to be optional.

The Paxton, Downtown Brooklyn
540 Fulton Street
43 stories | 327 units
10 availabilities from $2,892/month
1 month free rent on an 18-month lease

540-Fulton-Street-01 The Paxton (JENEL Management)
Downtown Brooklyn rentals
Brooklyn rentals
As Downtown Brooklyn transitions to a live-work neighborhood with a skyline in its own right, The Paxton would appear to encapsulate that: Eight floors are dedicated to office space, and the apartments start on top to better make the most of Manhattan views. It is in a central location on the Fulton Street Mall and close to multiple subway lines.

All apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, European white oak floors, central heating and air conditioning, and in-unit washer/dryers. Kitchens feature honed Calcutta Nova countertops, gray cabinetry, and GE stainless steel appliances, including dishwashers with hidden controls and WiFi capacity. Baths feature Eros gray honed marble accent walls and smooth matte porcelain walls and floors. Amenities include a package room, bike room, fitness center with yoga studio, business center with conference room, indoor lounge with fireplace and kitchenette, Sky Lounge near the top of the building, and outdoor terrace with grills and sun deck.

8-Marcy-Avenue-01 8 Marcy Avenue (Nooklyn)
Williamsburg rentals
Brooklyn rentals
8 Marcy Avenue is located at the nexus of two bustling Brooklyn neighborhoods (Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant), and yet its address across from the Jaime Campiz Playground and the surrounding green space offers a peaceful respite. Transit options include the Bedford Avenue L and Metropolitan Avenue G, but there is no shortage of dining, retail, nightlife, and conveniences close to home.

All apartments feature abundant natural light, warm wood tones, recessed LED lighting, baths with rain shower heads, and in-unit washer/dryers. Kitchens come outfitted with white Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel Bosch appliances. Amenities like a package room, laundry room, bike room, parking, fitness center, lounge/work space, and rooftop terrace make life in the building more streamlined and enjoyable.

The Bayard, Greenpoint
150 Bayard Street
43 stories | 327 units
4 availabilities from $4,350/month

150-Bayard-Street-01 The Bayard (Nooklyn)
Greenpoint rentals
NYC rentals
On the cusp of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, The Bayard makes a statement on its street corner with its large (by comparison) footprint, detailed facade, and glass balconies in select units. A rent-stabilized lottery took place earlier this winter, and leasing is now underway on the market-rate units.

All residences feature oversized windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, open living/dining areas, kitchens with stone countertops and modern appliances, and central air conditioning. The building welcomes pets and offers amenities like a gym, co-working space, a laundry room, a roof terrace, a bike room, and on-site parking.

108-Downing-Street-01 108 Downing Street (The Corcoran Group)
Clinton Hill rentals
Brooklyn rentals
108 Downing Street is a new construction rental, but its red brick facade makes it a tasteful addition to its Clinton Hill block. It is located on a quiet street, albeit one near Fulton Street dining, the Franklin Avenue A/C trains, and the Classon Avenue G train.

All apartments feature oversized windows, thoughtful layouts, kitchens with charcoal cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, and spa-like baths with artisanal ceramic brick tiles. Additional perks include central air conditioning and in-unit washer/dryers. Residential amenities include a gym, package lockers, personal storage, bike storage, and a roof terrace with views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines.

540 Waverly Avenue, Clinton Hill
9 stories | 135 units
9 availabilities from $2,809/month
2 months free rent on an 18-month lease

540-Waverly-Avenue-01 540 Waverly Avenue (MNS)
Clinton Hill rentals
NYC rentals
Up the street from 108 Downing Street (see above), 540 Waverly Avenue is located between the myriad dining and nightlife options of Vanderbilt and Washington Avenues; those who’d rather dine in can take advantage of the Downtown Brooklyn Whole Foods. The building offers bike storage and on-site parking, but is a few blocks south of the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center transportation hub.

All apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows, white oak flooring, kitchens with custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryers, and stylish finishes throughout. Residents arrive at an attended lobby; from there, amenities include a package room, pet spa, fitness center, lounge, and roof deck with BBQ grills, sun deck, and private cabanas.

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