Yesterday brought not one, but two, critical reviews of 144 North 8th Street, née Williamsburg's Finger Building. The first, in the Daily News, extolls the virtues of the building's interior design, for which developer GFI tapped Curated to turn it from "troubled condo to high-design wonder." Overall, very positive: the interiors are described as "a custom-made suit or vintage Burberry coat," like "getting into a warm bed with 1,000-count sheets and a cashmere comforter," and so on.
The Times piece sets the mood on a macro level (the non-starter that is Bushwick Inlet Park, the fluke by which original developer Mendel Brach was able to secure air rights for a 200-foot-tall building) but doesn't get into many quantitative details. It does report that the whopper of a penthouse listed for $2,495,000 is under contract. No details on the actual sale price, though according to StreetEasy, it's one of three penthouse units, all already in contract.
· Tower Has Its Own Lawn, But Neighbors Still Look For Their Open Space [NYT]
· Williamsburg eyesore transforms into design triumph [NYDN]
· Finger Building coverage [Curbed]