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70 Washington Update: Let Me Tell You How It Is

A Curbed reader emails with some helpful advice regarding our coverage of 70 Washington, which is apparently a new apartment building in Dumbo:

You guys should get off your asses and actually VISIT the building you've already had 5 stories about. [Whoa, whoa. Gotta interrupt you, dude. Seriously, 5? Deep breath, and...1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. Okay, you were saying? -ed] After seeing it for yourselves, you'll realize the stories are all boring compared to what's really going on. The building is a huge, boring piece of shit! The construction looks solid enough, but the building is framed by the BQE (3 sides somehow) and the noise is IMMENSE. Like, unlivable. We were touring one of the apartments a while ago that had ONE WINDOW open and we could barely hear each other. Unreal. the views from the south side are of a parking lot and the BQE, the views from the north side are of 2 billboards and view obstructing development in the much nicer Vinegar Hill. After the jump, what it would take to transform the building into "a neat little place." The gentleman continues:

As I said, the construction is solid, and the neighborhood is awesome, but seriously, everything in that building that had a bedroom in it has a price with a "one point ____ million" in it. No wonder it's only 20% sold. It's going to be a lonely building when the first people move in, like Jennifer Connelly's apartment in "Dark Water"...just noisier. On the plus side, once the Corcoran price drop occurs (good luck finding another example of a "Corcoran price drop") if places go into the $600k-$900k it should be a neat little place. But $1.6 for a 1 bedroom with a view of a sign that says "CADMAN PLAZA WEST 1/4 MILES"? Come on...

Anyways, have yourself a ball and visit this monstrosity, the writings will just flow out of you...

Okay, time to let everyone in on a little secret: new offices, baby! Let it flow!