Boerum Hill’s The Bergen Begins Leasing

One of Boerum Hill’s new luxury buildings between 4th and 3rd avenues has started leasing. Studios start at $2,169, one bedrooms at $2,608, and two-bedrooms at $3,996 at 316 Bergen Street, aka The Bergen. Aptsandlofts.com is handling marketing for the Oda Architecture-designed complex.

The 84-unit, eight-story development features white oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, Caesarstone counters, central air, and washer/dryers. Several of the units also have private courtyards or terraces. Building amenities include a concierge service, gym, doorman, lounge, roof deck and courtyard.

Developer Naftali Group bought the site two years ago, after a Karl Fischer project failed to materialize during the financial crisis. Longtime readers may remember that the site’s former building collapsed in 2008.

Check out some more interior shots after the jump. What’s your take on it?

316 Bergen Street Listings [AptsandLofts.com]
The Bergen [Official]
Six of Eight Stories up at 316 Bergen Street [Brownstoner]
Collapse and Rescue at 316 Bergen Street [Brownstoner]

8 Comment

  • I passed the other day. The new lobby looks pretty swanky, and the courtyard does look beautiful. Overall, though, it’s just another boxy new build that’s coming a dime a dozen a block away on Fourth Ave.

    That’s not a nice stretch of street. You’ve got a gas station, the projects, and a very busy distribution center (with loud trucks that come and go) on one side, and then a taxi parking lot across the street on the other. If this were condos, I’d understand buying for the investment, but I don’t know about paying that to rent.

  • Are PTAC units considered central air? Amenities include central air but all I see are the ugly PTAC units. Bathrooms will get pretty warm in the summer time.

  • At least these studios are twice the size and about $700 less than the last rental building that opened up in the neighborhood.

  • Well, at least I know I can lease my place now for at least $2,100 based on these comps.

  • @ cay

    I completely agree with your view of the corner and the block. I walk and bike by here regularly and these are premium prices for a non-premium location.

    I disagree, however, with the rent vs. buy analysis. I dont think there is much upside now buying in a less than ideal location given that pricing includes potential future (doubtful to me) short term appreciation. As a rental, however, what have you got to lose if you sign a year lease and prices are comparable to others neaby and just as lousy locations?

  • The lack of retail here is really awful — for building residents and for anyone else in the neighborhood. The ground floor parking lot makes this such a depressing block to walk down.