A few years ago, a Daily News reporter spent a night in a tent on the roof of 188 South 8th Street, under the auspices of the not-so-legal Hotel Toshi. These days, the building has moved up in the world?the 2BR, 4BA penthouse is on the rental market for $9,995/month. (That common area still wouldn't be a bad place to pitch a tent.)
The interior design sounds, and looks, rather lovely:
The living room features sprawling 18 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, exposed brick wall, a wet bar and a suspended wood burning fireplace. The kitchen and dining area are fully equipped from a breakfast bar, garbage disposal, dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, and modern lighting. With two exposures and floor to ceiling glass, you enjoy natural light all day as well as stunning views. Every room has its own outdoor space and there is a decked roof terrace with panoramic Manhattan views. Two large bedrooms, an office space, four bathrooms, central air, washer dryer, and security system make this a home unlike any other in Williamsburg or anywhere in Brooklyn. The one potential catch? The place is a third-story walk-up.
· Listing: 188 South 8th Street [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
· Party Boy Bounced from Illegal Williamsburg Hotel? [Curbed]