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70 Washington Congratulates Self for Almost Getting a 'D'

Is it time for our first 70 Washington status report of 2006? Why, yes. Yes it is. And how about two? First up, word comes from a reader that the floorplans have disappeared from the website. No worries, though, because Curbed's Best Dumbo Thing of 2005 hit an imaginary milestone recently, and we've got the press release to prove it, baby! Along with this glorious rooftop photo (cabanas selling "quickly") comes word that the building is now almost 60% sold. A press release to announce that a building has sold just over half its units? We're not sure why that's something to celebrate, but we do realize that Two Trees is probably thisclose to having us all killed by now, so, um, enjoy the full statement?after the jump!

DUMBO’S RESIDENTIAL MASTERPIECE –
70 WASHINGTON STREET ALMOST 60% SOLD
Brooklyn, NY – The “hottest” residence to come on market in New York City this season has been 70 Washington Street in DUMBO, a building that has known many lives. First built in 1910 as a manufacturing plant for cardboard boxes, next as a haven for artists and their studios, 70 Washington Street is now a glorious, 259-unit luxury condominium in Brooklyn’s hip waterfront community.

70 Washington Street offers its residents views of Manhattan, the East River, the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the harbor beyond, as well as expansive living spaces, luxurious amenities and custom finishes. And sales are brisk -- the building is almost 60% sold.

“We’re absolutely overwhelmed with the response to these apartments,” said Toby Klein, Executive Director of Sales for Two Trees, the selling agent of the property. “Since we started selling, we’re here 14 hours a day – seven days a week. People want these apartments for three reasons – the space, the finishes and the views.”

Residents have started to move in to the oversized apartments that average 1,324 square feet and are a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedroom units. Lofts feature high ceilings, all new windows and “first-rate” city views. For those seeking larger lofts, the second floor of 70 Washington Street features duplex loft maisonettes.

Each residence has its own laundry/storage room and finishes such as bamboo flooring and glass bathroom tile. The homes feature wine coolers, Dornbracht fixtures, sleek European radiators and spacious kitchens with Sub Zero refrigerators, Viking cooktops and Thermador ovens. A spa-like experience is an everyday occurrence with master bathroom walk-in showers and Jacuzzi tubs.

Rooftop cabanas, which are available for purchase for residents of 70 Washington, are selling quickly. These cabanas, each 500 square feet with spectacular panoramic views, have running water and electricity and are perfect for entertaining. The lobby at 70 Washington is attended 24 hours day and concierge services are on-site. Additional features include a state of the art health club, roof access for residents to enjoy sunsets and the panoramic Manhattan skyline.

· Curbed Roundtable: January State O' the Market Report [Curbed]
· 70 Washington [dumbo-newyork.com]