Greenpoint Degentrification Watch: Anyone Have $2.6 Million?

If so 48 Box Street, one of yours trulys favorite pieces of real estate insanity, can be yours! What in my opinion makes this listing so special is the advertising copy. It runs as follows:

Magnificent new building in the up coming neighborhood of Green Point, Williamsburg and Lic. Distance to Newtown Creek where thousands of residents are planned, tax abatements for 16 years, 1 car garage, storage space, 8′ concrete, top of the line appliances, height ceilings, Co as now pending on last 2 test.

I checked the Department of Buildings online database and sure enough, this building has no Certificate of Occupancy. I suppose this should come as no surprise. It’s not like the folks who constructed this building gave much thought or concern about such trivialities (including Stop Work Orders) before. As for using Newtown Creek and eight feet of concrete as a selling tool, it remains to be seen how effective this marketing strategy will be. My closing thoughts: if you are going to take this rather unorthodox approach to neighborhood “amenities” why not toss in “steps away from the Pulaski Bridge, McGuinness Boulevard and the Newtown Creek Nature Walk (featuring the Shit Tits— as seen on television!) as well?

Miss Heather


4 Comments on Greenpoint Degentrification Watch: Anyone Have $2.6 Million?

  1. rheingold on Mon, 21st Jun 2010 11:11 am
  2. Any negatives about the Newtown Creek are offset by the fact that “thousands of residents are planned there.” Flathead catfish? Steelhead trout? Creatures From The Black Lagoon?

  3. missheather on Mon, 21st Jun 2010 11:13 am
  4. Chuds?

  5. rheingold on Mon, 21st Jun 2010 2:16 pm
  6. I’d move into that place for the “concrete top of the line appliances” alone.

  7. missheather on Mon, 21st Jun 2010 9:12 pm
  8. The funny thing, in my opinion, is this property would, theoretically, have an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline. Instead they went with “Cold War Chic”, e.g.; lotsa concrete and few windows. It looks like a dormitory for the “New Pioneers”. Enver Hoxha would be proud!

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