Leasing is now underway on a new 21-story rental in Downtown Brooklyn that’s calling itself BRiQ. The name is reportedly a play on the red-brick facade of the building, and the iQ portion of the name is a reference to the nearby MetroTech Center and schools.
The leasing launch on the market-rate rentals follows the launch of the affordable housing lottery here in September last year. In all, there are 110 market-rate apartments up for grabs, with prices starting from under $3,000/month. Apartments here come in studios through two-bedroom variants, and 22 of the apartments have 421-a tax incentives in place.
Apartments here come with hardwood floors; the kitchens here have a brushed stainless steel backsplash, and appliances by Bosch, including a dishwasher; and the bathrooms have tile walls, brushed steel lighting, and cast iron bathtubs by Kohler.
Residents at BRiQ will also have access to two outdoor terraces that will offer views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline, and a communal lounge. Aside from that, the building will also have retail on the ground floor, but the tenant has yet to be determined.
BRiQ is located at 237 Duffield Street and was designed by Urban Tectonics LLC with interiors by Demmerle Design Studio & Partners. Modern Spaces is marketing and leasing the property.