New Bushwick rental Colony 1209 cordially invites you to colonize Brooklyn’s new frontier.
Located at 1209 Dekalb Avenue, the new project has released a teaser site for its grand opening later this year.
The building will offer approximately 120 one- and two-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances and glass-tiled bathrooms. The teaser site features bright, splashy shots of graffiti in the neighborhood, taken by Bushwick resident Travis Dubreuil, who is described as “Travis Dubreuil, Bushwick Resident.”
Amenities include a doorman, concierge, recreation room, common roof deck, courtyard, media room, parking, gym, yoga room. There’s also “the Speakeasy, a Roaring Twenties-inspired space with two music rehearsal studios, indoor bocce ball court and a vintage pinball machine arcade,” according to the Aptsandlofts.com listing.
Another bonus? The wild, wild East-along-the-L-train territory has already been surveyed: “Once you’ve discovered the burgeoning art scene, cutting-edge eateries, historic mansions, yoga studios, and parks, you’ll feel like a Bushwick native in no time.”
The 44,950-square-foot site was purchased for $8.3 million in 2006 by New Jersey-based investors Eli Weinstein and Michael Gindi, WyckoffHeights.org reported. Work began in 2008 but stalled, and the property went into foreclosure. In 2012, Read Property Group paid $6 million for the site, which came with Department of Buildings-approved plans for a five-story, 126-unit development.
Here’s a rendering by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects, the original architect for the project from 2007: