- Built in 2007
- 14 Apartments
- 8 Floors
- #37 Rated condo - Brooklyn
- #17 Rated condo - Williamsburg
The 8-story residential condominium building at 285 Driggs Avenue on the northeastern corner of McCarren Park in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn is known as Lothology and it is one of the simpler and more attractive designs by Robert M. Scarano Jr., one of the most prolific architects in the city.
It is adjacent to another Scarano project, Manhattan Park, this building, at 297 Driggs Avenue, which is also 8 stories high.
The two towers are separated by a few feet but seen from an angle they are similar in visual effect to the two much taller residential towers at 980 and 985 Fifth Avenue that were developed separately and were designed by different architects but which appear to compliment each other by way of sharply contrasting façades but related masses.
Manhattan Park, which is also known as 546-558 Manhattan Avenue, has 14 apartments and a much more complex and handsome façade treatment that includes wood panels.
Its frontage on Driggs is vertically divided into four parts. One has the reddish-brown wood panels which extends across the second floor of the center section that consists of balconies with glass railings. The third, narrow, recessed, windowless section extends above the other sections. The fourth section has large glass windows and balconies with glass railings that wrap around the side of the building that has a larger wood panel façade.
An anonymous commenter at brownstoner.com wrote May 30, 2007 that Manhattan Park is "not only one of the better-looking Scarano buildings, but so far (and by far) the best looking new project fronting McCarren."
Another commenter, "yourmom," wrote the same day that "this is definitely one of the best of the new construction in the area. Very Danish, and with Enid's and Park Luncheonette across the street, there's always good brunch nearby."
"Neophytitech" on the same day added "I can see Scandinavian in it too because of the wood paneling - but its not quite clean enough...sort of Danish meets American eccentr...
Features & Amenities
- Hi Rise
- Post War
- Central AC
- Roof Deck
- Video Intercom
Nearby Subway Stations
- Nassau Av (at Manhattan Ave and Norman Ave) (0.20 miles)
Carter Horsley's ReviewManhattan Park, 297 Driggs Avenue
The pros & cons
- Very handsome building
- Overlooks McCarren Park
- Very few apartments
- Attractive balconies
- Facades have wood paneling
- Convenient restaurants
- Roof deck
- Off-street parking
- No fireplaces
- No fitness center
- No doorman
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Manhattan Park, 297 Driggs Avenue Alternate Address
- 546-558 Manhattan Avenue