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Bridge View Tower Condos in DUMBO

The Bridgeview Tower Condominiums are now officially selling. Halstead is manning the onsite sales office along with the Chinese daughter of the developer. As you walk through the building, which is still very much under construction, you wind through the courtyard to the sales trailer, which they have designed to look like a sales model.

The kitchens have black granite countertops and feature a Subzero fridge, Viking range, wine cooler, microwave and dishwasher. Each unit has one of those built-in type air conditioners.

Halstead has only released a few units, including a $505K 696 square foot studio, $581K 732 sq ft 1 bed, 1 bath and $822K 1144 square foot 2 bed, 2 bath. All common charges include 24 hour concierge, indoor parking, use of a common garden, fitness center, and a free shuttle bus to public transportation.

The prices are averaging about $700-800psf. It's tough to say how these are going to sell. The neighborhood is not exactly filled with amenities nor nice tree-lined streets, although around the corner, there are some cute houses.

For those who have seen the building either coming off or going on the Manhattan Bridge, the block on which the condos are on does contain some quaint features, like the red (clapboard?) house pictured here. Also check out the view of downtown Brooklyn from the 11th floor.

The building has a very Asian feel to it, especially with the pink-colored exterior. The financing is also arranged by Cathay Bank. On the makeshift elevator up to the floors, there were signs in English and Chinese imploring workers to : "Please do not urinate here."


At October 27, 2006 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

itj....., this building is NOT in Dumbo. It's closer to the public housing part of bklyn. called downtown.

At October 27, 2006 7:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering the challenged location and the lackluster design, it's definitely overpriced (when the BellTel Lofts is a better deal than you, you're in trouble). Hmm... I wonder why you felt compelled to point out the owner's daughter is Chinese. I bet if that "do not urinate" sign was only in English you wouldn't have written a single word about it.

At October 28, 2006 12:03 AM, Blogger ltjbukem said...

no reason. i wasn't compelled at all. i called it as i saw it. and a lot of my friends are chinese and they read this blog. no offense meant.

At October 28, 2006 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ewwwww! this is totally not in dumbo...

At October 29, 2006 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very very cheap construction in the initial stages the developer began to serve as his own contractor then after a worker was injured during excavation(due to the sides on the site colapsing on him and covering him in dirt), the duties were turned over to another contractor whos track record included immigrant workers dieing on site and having criminal charges filed against him, very unexperienced development team from the architect to the engineer.

ps who still does residential towers in steel, hello i thought most residential developers with a brain use reinforced concrete

At October 29, 2006 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

o me again might i had besides the pink panels being ugley there also pretty damn cheap

At October 29, 2006 9:30 PM, Blogger ltjbukem said...

unfortunately, asians are known for cheap quality. see the stuff going up in elmhurst and corona. fedders specials all around.

At November 11, 2006 10:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you have the nerve to state that "asians are known for cheap quality"? You must be a farm boy if you are not aware of the fact that the wolrd renowned architect, I.M. Pei, who is Chinese, and designed the Kennedy Airport, the East Wing of the National Gallery at Washington D.C., the Javits Convention Center, and the Pyramide du Lourve (which is at the Lourve in Paris just in case you are not familiar with it). If you are not aware of this, then you must be a farm boy.

At November 12, 2006 12:37 AM, Blogger ltjbukem said...

ok, let me rephrase- chinese building/construction standards are low.

im pei, the architect, has high standards.

go visit a new construction building in flushing or corona and tell me they don't use cheap materials. we're talking hollow doors, not solid core. they use home depot sinks/vanities. go tell me otherwise.

At November 12, 2006 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you condemn all of the Asian builders and constructions based on two projects that you have seen in Corona and Flushing? Did you visit the Bridge View Tower project? I have personally visited the BVT project and viewed their construction. They have solid hardwood doors, Canadian maple floors, wall to wall marble bathrooms, granite countertop kitchens, Viking stoves, Subzero refrigerators, Bosch dishwashers, and Pella windows. Which of these items do you consider cheap? What qualifications do you have to condemn all Asian builders and contractors. If I was one of your asian friends, then I would immediately terminate our friendship, because you are a racist who discriminates against Asians. A word of advice, in the future, before you open your mouth, think twice, before you put your foot into it.

At November 12, 2006 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"itj....., this building is NOT in Dumbo. It's closer to the public housing part of bklyn. called downtown."

Yes, you are right, Bridge View Tower is not in DUMBO. Let me educate you geographically, part of DUMBO is side by side with the public housing projects. They share the same York Street subway station. Bridge View Tower is at the foot of the Manahttan Bridge by Flastbush which is far away from the public housing. Bridge View Tower is closer to Metrotech in Downtown, Brooklyn.

At November 12, 2006 12:25 PM, Blogger ltjbukem said...

i did indeed visit the project. how do you think i got that picture from the 11th floor that shows downtown brooklyn?

if you'd like to advertise your project, let me know. then you can be sure you can speak your mind without further reproach from me.

At December 11, 2008 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...





At December 18, 2008 12:55 PM, Anonymous Bridgeview Tower said...

In a building of 59 units with 40 units occupied, Leon is the "ONLY" person who has any form of complaint. His complaints are, for the most part, petty and/or irrational. Has the building endured some growing pains? Yes. But I assure you no other building serves its residents with the attention to detail and personal service that Bridge View Tower offers.
Please feel free to check recent postings on McBrooklyn (
and DumboNYC ( to see Leon's complaints and our direct response.
To the readers of this blog, please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding these concerns or would like any clarification.

Bridge View Tower


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