Two of the Largest Residential Developments in New York City: A Testament of Resiliency in Luxury Living

Two of the Largest Residential Developments in New York City: A Testament of Resiliency in Luxury Living

  • Josh Carter
  • 06/6/22
Excellence and Intelligence: Extell Development strives to put two standards in its monumental projects. It's actually how the company came up with its name. Creating beautiful buildings, creating lavish lifestyles, and creating amazing views; all themes that Extell consistently redefines with each building.
As a leading developer in NYC, Extell's high-end residential offerings include iconic properties like One57, Central Park Tower, and now, One Manhattan Square and Brooklyn Point (Two record-breaking projects). Extell has successfully sold more than 200 combined units at both properties in 2021, grossing more than $400 million in sales. A pinnacle moment demonstrates that high-end luxury living in New York is still thriving.

The Extell Vision

Defining the standards of real estate development is the Extell motto. However, they went the extra mile for downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan.
  • Being the last of high-end condo providers to offer 421 A Tax Abatements.
  • Affordable price points without sacrifice in location and luxury living.
Prolific incentives that combine equal housing opportunity and unmatched city life When the founder of Extell, Gary Barnett, was interviewed about the success of One Manhattan Square and Brooklyn Point and the reason for such generous incentives, he replied, "Because we could. I don't think anyone else can."

Brooklyn Point

The Brooklyn Point is a 720-foot, 68-story tower that emanates a statement of solidity, A masterpiece designed by architectural firm Kohn Pederson Fox (KDF). The architects understood that the location of the building was positioned just over the bridge and serves as a gateway site into Downtown Brooklyn, so they wanted to keep to a pure and singular façade design that responds well to the different building styles of Brooklyn. As a result, it is a tall tower with a striking form, creating a distinct presence that almost gives it the title of a landmark.

City Point Lifestyle

Brooklyn point is the final addition and the only opportunity to own a home at City Point. The mix-use tower is an entertainment destination that offers convenient access to Brooklyn's busiest retail corridor. You also have access to Dekalb Market Hall; a carefully curated culinary center that features New York's most recognizable eateries.

Highest Residential Infinity Pool In Brooklyn

Actually: the highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere. Sitting 680 feet above street level, residents can enjoy a heated infinity pool that offers breathtaking views of the city from the rooftop. This rooftop oasis will also feature additional amenities such as lounge chairs, an Al Fresco dining area, an outdoor movie screening space, and a stargazing observatory.

Bringing Billionaires Row to Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Point was the first project that Extell completed in Brooklyn. Their goal was to bring the same quality and expertise from Central Park Tower and Billionaires Row here. For the interior, they trusted Katherine Newman with the task of meticulously applying the same approach to ultra-luxury single-family homes to each apartment in Brooklyn Point.

40,000 Square footage of Amenities

The rooftop retreat may be the 'crown amenity.' However, Extell spared no expense to offer residents of Brooklyn Point the complete high-end luxury package. Explore their bountiful list of amenities.
  • Park Lounge: A triple-height space equipped with a coffee station and a custom bar. Get some work done for those work-at-home days, or relax with friends and grab a drink.
  • Chef's Kitchen: A fully equipped kitchen worthy of any master chef. Create your next culinary masterpiece here.
  • Screening & Performance Room: An ample theatre space designed to offer you the cinematic experience at home comfort. Host your next watch party or binge the next show you've been saving.
  • Children's Playroom: Fort's, slides, toys, cubbies, and open space to amuse and entertain the kids while you take advantage of the other amenities.
  • Terrace Bar & Fire Pit: Need a place to retreat and get away to refresh; the terrace is the ideal place for privacy and intimacy.
  • Fitness Center: A jaw-dropping, state-of-the-art gym that can match any other gym in Brooklyn with equipment and accessories. You name it, yoga studio, rock climbing wall, basketball court,
  • Wellness and Spa: A 65-inch full-lap saltwater pool sits as the centerpiece of the Spa area, which is complemented by an oversized hot tub and a comfortable lounge area. The spa experience includes an infrared sauna, men's and women's steam rooms, and locker rooms.

Living in Downtown Brooklyn

Conveniently one stop away from Manhattan, residents have various transportation options with 11 subway lines to explore. Brooklyn Point residents have front door access to all the best neighborhoods in Brooklyn; Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, and Fort Greene.

One Manhattan Square

One Manhattan Square is an 80-story tower of luxury glass designed by the Adam Associates on a two-acre land footprint. The building was designed in an almost Z-shape form to generate multiple corners offering an elevated perspective from every direction with unobstructed views. Even the interior spaces are uniquely angled to provide a different statement during sunrise and sunset—an unavoidable addition to Downtown Manhattan's skyline.

Sanctuary in the Sky

One Manhattan Square offers views of the city that you will not get anywhere else. Governors Island, Staten Island, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, the Empire State Building, and even the Hudson River. The building itself draws attention anytime you look downtown; It is an 800-foot tall property built in Old New York that screams luxury.

Manhattan's Best Selling Waterfront Condos

At One Manhattan Square, each residence has been meticulously planned to offer the most dynamic views of the waterfront. The particular area of the lower east side of Manhattan where the building is positioned is how the developers achieved that feature. Everything was centered around the lifestyle of waterfront living, the biggest factor for residents that choose to move forward with living here.

NYC's Largest Private Garden

At 45,000 square feet, One Manhattan Square has exclusive access to its own lush private gardens. It is a park that landscape architecture firm West-8 designed, and it loops around the building like a spiral. It is an urban oasis that offers an adult treehouse, a tea pavilion, plenty of social courtyards, and gateways that invite residents and their families outside to relax and enjoy.

100,000 Square feet of Indoor and Outdoor Amenities

With a passion for genuinely creating a fantastic way of living and 100,000 square feet of thinkable luxury to work with, One Manhattan Square residents can have it all. Get the most out of your day with amenities worth making time for. Experience the lifestyle of having endless options, with the most significant commute being your elevator.

Making the Most of New York NY

The lower east side of Manhattan has been asleep in terms of new development for the last 50 years. But there is so much happening in this neighborhood, with boutiques, small businesses, and dining options changing the area's landscape. But even with all the changes, the community still maintains a balance of new luxury and the past culture and history.
The trend experienced on the west side is now happening on the east side in terms of waterfront beautification. Extell has been fortunate to start, develop, and be the first of new development projects here.

What's Next?

Extell raises the benchmark and sets new standards for real estate development. So what should they do next to expand their portfolio of iconic properties? Let us know in the comments.


Josh is requested because of his reputation for nurturing clients new to the market and making sure every investment is feasible for each client’s unique situation. Pied-à-Terre investors both local and foreign also welcome!

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