At Curbed HQ, nothing gets our heart racing like reader emails asking the question of all questions: "what's the latest on j condo?" Often, we have nothing new to report. And we are sad. But today, sweet joy! Blogger 53 Boerum hit an open house at the latest and greatest Dumbo creation and returns with a report:
We entered the sales office at 147 Front Street and were greeted by a friendly rep who had us do the obligatory sign-in. We were offered chilled bottles of Poland Spring (I accepted) while we waited for an agent to meet with us. In the lobby were ambient videos playing on sexy flatscreen TVs, and – hang on to your sweet tooth – bowlfuls of “official” J Condo chocolates, and candy canes hung upside down to look like the letter J. Frickin’ genius... We were shown a few 2 BR, 2 bath floor plans in the 760K – 825K range. One had a decent layout, but in terms of liveable space many of the rooms in our place here at 53BP are comparable, or bigger. All units had their own washer-dryer, which is nice. ...But if you want anything at the J with a desirable Manhattan view, you’ll have to cough up at least $1M or higher.