Two Trees Debuts Rooftop Garden With Killer View at First Brownstoner Open Houses in Dumbo

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The Manhattan Bridge almost looks close enough to reach out and touch from the roof of Two Trees’ 45 Main Street in Dumbo, the site of Brownstoner’s first Open Houses networking event Tuesday night.

Guests mingled and munched as they checked out the view and the impressively built out rooftop and garden designed by James Corner Field Operations, who also had a hand in Manhattan’s High Line.

brownstoner open house two trees 45 main street

Event host Two Trees, well known for helping to transform Dumbo, is adding 10,000-square-foot rooftop gardens to all its Dumbo office buildings this summer. The gardens at Two Trees’ 20 Jay and 55 Washington open July 5.

brownstoner open house two trees 45 main street

Grasses and perennials cover huge Cor-Ten steel planter boxes and trees shade built-in wood banquettes and tables. A raised wooden platform with more seating and slats overhead for shade lead the eye up to the building’s two raised water towers.

tktkt Two Trees and Brownstoner publisher Josh Schneps

Two Trees Managing Director of Leasing Dan Conlon and Brownstoner publisher Josh Schneps

A jazz duo from Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts performed. Event sponsor Churchill Living, which provides furniture rental and apartment staging services for home sellers and brokers, created an outdoor room with rug, couch and chairs on the platform.

brownstoner open house two trees 45 main street

Guests — residential and commercial brokers, mortgage brokers, developers, architects, plaster experts, kitchen makers and interior designers among them — sipped sangria and gave it a whirl.

brownstoner open house two trees 45 main street

brownstoner open house two trees 45 main street

brownstoner open house two trees 45 main street

brownstoner open house two trees 45 main street

To RSVP for the next Brownstoner Open Houses event, go to the Brownstoner Open Houses event page. To host or sponsor a future event, get in touch here.

[Photos by Susan De Vries]

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