So much has changed at Truffles Tribeca, the neighborhood's waterfront gated rental community, since we got a sneak peek at the bonkers amenities spaces last year. All 291 apartments spread throughout the complex's two buildings on quiet Desbrosses Street are now rented (by what appears to be a never-ending army of attractive work-at-home twentysomethings), and as previous reports indicated, the cost of Truffles has gone up?about 20 to 25 percent more than the rents charged when the building launched. A bunch of lease renewals are coming up in September, and if any inventory turns over, expect the prices to come in around $2,795 (studio), $3,750 (1BR) and $5,395 (2BR).
But by far the most eye-catching change at Big Truff is this: The complex's private courtyard and landscaped roof deck are finished. The inspiration is France and Nantucket, respectively, and the furnished courtyard has indeed softened up the fortress-like feel of the property?for those with access to the inside. We swung by on a slightly gloomy day to get a look, and found some surprises, like that Truffles now has its own convenience store. But remember: You gotta have swine to show you where the pretzels are.
· Truffles Tribeca [Official Site]
· Truffles Tribeca coverage [Curbed]