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Tipster Mostly Sweet on New Williamsburg Loft Rentals

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Williamsburg candy factory turned luxury rental building 390 Wythe Avenue, now known as the Wythe Confectionery, recently hit the market with an emphasis on old-meets-new. The old being the preserved elements (brick, beams) in these lofts, and the new being amenities like a gym, roof deck, indoor parking and residents' lounge. So how is the Williamsburg house-hunting crowd reacting to the building, where prices start at $1,900 per month for a 450-square-foot studio next to the Williamsburg Bridge? One Curbed tipster filed this report after a recent visit:

It is still very much under construction, but the bones of several of the apartments are finished so you have a good sense of what things are going to look like. The developer originally planned for condos, so they spent a lot of money on the first five floors to strip out the original beam and brick work, which looks really great. The building is mostly studios and 1 bedrooms, with 2 lines of 1 bedrooms with office areas. there is not a ton of livable space, but the apartments have good lay outs, normal closet sizes and w/d. The cabinets and appliances could be nicer, but they are definitely serviceable. Most of the units get great light and there are a lot of windows, but it also looks out on the scrap metal businesses below and the train is very loud rolling over the bridge. Some great views of the river, Manhattan etc. are possible though.

Corcoran is doing all of the leasing, but there is no broker fee which is nice. Developer is just asking for a credit check, 1 month security deposit and 1st month rent. Prices aren't insane. A 1 bedroom with office is about $3500, 2 bedrooms are $3800 and you can get the 2 bedroom penthouse with 1100 sf roofdeck for $4700. There is a doorman m-f during the day, and they say there will be some amenities. Doubtful that they will have everything ready by May 1st, but that is what they say. Anyone else been by for a taste test?
· 390 Wythe Avenue [StreetEasy]
· 390 Wythe Avenue coverage [Curbed]