City Point (Brooklyn)

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City Point
BrooklynPointII.jpg
Brooklyn Point III skyscraper, the tallest building in the City Tower complex; on August 25, 2021.
Alternative names1 City Point
10 City Point
City Tower
One DeKalb Avenue
General information
TypeMixed-use
Location336 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Coordinates40°41′25″N 73°58′56″W / 40.69028°N 73.98222°W / 40.69028; -73.98222Coordinates: 40°41′25″N 73°58′56″W / 40.69028°N 73.98222°W / 40.69028; -73.98222
Completed2015 (City Point I)
2016 (City Point II)
2020 (City Point III)
ManagementThe Brodsky Organization
Height
Roof361 feet (110 m) (City Point I)
525 feet (160 m) (City Point II)
720 feet (220 m) (City Point III)
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area1.6 to 1.9 million square feet (150,000 to 180,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Cook + Fox Architects
Main contractorAlbee Development LLC
Website
brooklynpointnyc.com

City Point is a mixed-use multi-building residential and commercial complex in Downtown Brooklyn, New York City.[1] City Point is, by square footage, the largest mixed-use development in the city. City Point III is currently the second tallest building in Brooklyn as well as the second tallest in Long Island.[2]

City Point was supported by the New York City Economic Development Corporation as a sustainable mixed-use development for retail and housing.[3] The project was developed by Albee Development LLC and designed by Cook + Fox architects, and aims to be LEED-silver certified.[3] It was expected to create at least 328 construction jobs and 108 permanent jobs.[4]

The complex is built over the northwest entrance to the DeKalb Avenue station on the New York City Subway's B​, ​Q​, and ​R trains. It is across the Flatbush Avenue Extension from Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, and across Fleet Street from the future site of 9 DeKalb Avenue. City Point is located on the former site of the Albee Square Mall,[5] and its southern entrance is centered on the Fulton Street Mall near the historic Dime Savings Bank of New York.

Description and history[edit]

Looking southeast along Flatbush Avenue Extension at 10 City Point (also known as City Tower or City Point Tower II) on the left and City Point Tower I on the right. The future site of City Point Tower III is in the foreground

In 2004, New York City's office of Economic Development adopted the "Downtown Brooklyn Plan", which consisted of a series of zoning changes and public works.[3] City Point was one of the winning developments proposed, sitting on municipal-owned land, in an area already well-established as a shopping corridor.[3]

The development was stalled in permitting but was helped through by then-Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, when the developers, Acadia Realty, made donations to a non-profit Markowitz operated.[6] Markowitz and Acadia denied wrongdoing and cast the blame on the insistence of a partner firm, PA Associates, who were later indicted with bribing former New York State Senator Carl Kruger.[6]

Towers[edit]

The first tower, City Point Tower I (also known as 7 DeKalb),[7] opened in 2015. It is a 19-story, 225,000-square-foot tower with 200 units of affordable housing,[8] and 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) of retail space.[3]

The second tower, City Point Tower II (also known as 1 DeKalb Avenue),[9] or 10 City Point, doing business as City Tower[10] was completed in 2015[11] and opened in 2016. It is a 30-story, 335,000-square-foot tower with 440 market-rate units.[3][12]

Burger stand in DeKalb Hall

A third tower—City Point Tower III, located at 138 Willoughby Street—is under construction,[13] planned to be 720 feet (220 m) tall, making it the tallest in Brooklyn in 2020.[13] 9 DeKalb Avenue surpassed City Point Tower III in height in 2021.[14] It is planned to contain 458 market-rate condo units taking up 1,082,218 square feet (100,541.3 m2), with three stories of commercial space occupying 502,460 square feet (46,680 m2).[15][16] Tower III will be doing business as Brooklyn Point and is being designed by the firm Kohn Pedersen Fox.[17] This would be the only for-sale residential development at City Point.[18]

Shopping[edit]

Accessible by entrances on Flatbush Avenue Extension and on Fulton Street is a shopping plaza with big box national chain stores, smaller retail shops, a movie theater, bar, and grocery store, as well as restaurants and a 27,000 square foot[19] food court in the basement of Tower II called DeKalb Market Hall.[20] DeKalb Market Hall has 40 different vendors,[21] small businesses based in the New York City area.[22]

Between the first and second towers is "the podium", within which was built 660,000 square feet (61,000 m2) of retail space, including Century 21 and an Alamo Drafthouse.[23] On January 29, 2017, Target opened its store in City Point Tower II.[24] In September 2020, Century 21 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced that they will close all of their nine locations, including at City Point.[25]

Statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg[edit]

The Statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a 6 ft (1.8 m) bronze statue, set on a 1 ft (0.30 m) base, of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, will be installed in City Point. It will be installed permanently outside 445 Albee Square in City Point on March 15, 2021.[26][27][28]

Notable tenants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The crazy real estate boom taking over Flatbush Avenue". September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Inside City Tower, the Future of Downtown Brooklyn". April 28, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "City Point". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "City Point design revealed". New York Post. February 18, 2010. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Albee Square - Downtown Brooklyn". November 1, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Robbins, Liz; Cowan, Alison Leigh (October 25, 2011). "From Brooklyn Office, Mixing Clout and Charity". The New York Times.
  7. ^ "7 DEKALB / City Point / Brooklyn Full-service Rentals". 7dekalb.com. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "City Point Tower Received 90,000 Applications for 200 Affordable Apartments". March 16, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  9. ^ Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. "City Point Tower II". The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "New Apartments in Brooklyn | City Tower Brooklyn". Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  11. ^ Corcoran, Cate (June 4, 2015). "City Point Phase 2 Tops out at 43 Stories With Glassy Facade". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Inside Downtown Brooklyn's New 440-Unit Rental Tower". October 8, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Downtown Brooklyn's final City Point tower starts construction". August 7, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  14. ^ "YIMBY Scopes Views From SHoP's Topped-Out 'Brooklyn Tower' At 9 DeKalb Avenue In Downtown Brooklyn". NewYorkYimby.com. October 29, 2021. Archived from the original on October 29, 2021. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  15. ^ Devlin, Seán (August 7, 2017). "Construction Under Way on 50-Plus-Story Tower at DoBro's City Point". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  16. ^ Chen, Stefanos (February 23, 2018). "Downtown Brooklyn's Next Luxury Tower". The New York Times. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  17. ^ Wong, Pamela (December 18, 2017). "Brooklyn Point: New Downtown Condo Tower Will Be Borough's Tallest—For Now - BKLYNER". Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  18. ^ Company, Extell Development. "Brooklyn Point, First And Only For-Sale Residence At City Point In Downtown Brooklyn, Launches Sales". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "City Point Tower One". www.citypointtower1.com. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  20. ^ "Inside DeKalb Market Hall, The Gigantic New Brooklyn Food Hall With A Katz's Outpost". Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  21. ^ "DeKalb Market Hall". dekalbmarkethall.com. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  22. ^ "Inside the Hustle and Bustle of Small Business in Brooklyn - The Bridge". May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  23. ^ "Checking in on DoBro's Almost Complete City Point Towers". May 23, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  24. ^ Plitt, Amy (January 19, 2017). "Brooklyn's newest Target will open in City Point on January 29". Curbed NY. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  25. ^ "Century 21 is closing for good, a blow to NYC shoppers and landlords". www.businessofbusiness.com. September 15, 2020. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  26. ^ Kimberly Dole. "Statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be unveiled during Women's History Month in March," WBBM News Radio.
  27. ^ Kevin Duggan. "RBG statue planned for Downtown’s City Point in 2021," Brooklyn Paper.
  28. ^ "New mural honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg going up in East Village," ABC 7, November 11, 2020.

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Records
Preceded by Tallest building in Brooklyn
2020–2021
Succeeded by