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Brooklyn Cultural District’s 53-story rental unveils its swank amenities

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The Ashland offers perks like a rooftop terrace with Manhattan views

One of the terraces at the Ashland
Courtesy The Gotham Organization

Plush amenities are de rigueur in new developments these days, and one of Brooklyn’s largest rentals—the Ashland, rising 53 stories above Fort Greene—is no exception. The building, developed by the Gotham Organization, started renting its market-rate apartments earlier this fall, and residents of those pads will have access to a spate of fancy perks: a fitness studio, children’s playroom, communal areas, and the like.

The building is one of several to pop up within what’s being called the Brooklyn Cultural District (formerly known as the BAM Cultural District, at the intersection of Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene), which also includes the Enrique Norten-designed 300 Ashland and a 12-story rental rising on Lafayette Avenue.

The Ashland, which is designed by FXFOWLE with interior design (including the amenity spaces and apartments) by SPAN, has the distinction of being slightly larger than the other buildings in the area—300 Ashland comes close, at 52 stories. The developers took full advantage of that height when planning the building’s rooftop terraces, which offer stellar views of the Manhattan skyline and beyond.

This building will also be home to Gotham Market at the Ashland, a new food hall (similar to the developer’s Gotham West Market in Hell’s Kitchen) that will span 16,000 square feet and have an outpost of Boqueria, among other restaurants.

Market-rate rentals start at $2,515 for a studio (that’s the net rent, meaning there’s likely some sort of concession being offered to sweeten the deal), while the building’s 282 affordable apartments—which entered the housing lottery in February—start around $801.