If you’re up high enough, one of the best things about Dumbo is the view. The panorama includes the East River, the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the Staten Island Ferry, and the Statue of Liberty. Apartments that look out on to this vista are the most sought-after in the neighborhood.

60 Water, a new rental building in the heart of Dumbo, offers views that are hard to beat.

Apartments in this 17-story glass tower feature floor-to-ceiling windows ideal for taking it all in. And the rooftop garden, designed by one of the landscape architects behind The High Line, offers a breathtaking proximity to the Brooklyn Bridge.


Dumbo developer Two Trees has added a neat 3-D virtual tour to their website for 60 Water Street, allowing you to look inside most of the 290 rental apartments. (You move around the outside of the building like a bird to select which apartment you wish to view, based on location.)

There’s also a panoramic view of the waterfront from the top floor and some new renderings of interiors and amenity spaces. Leasing for the 232 market-rate apartments kicked off in October with studios starting at $2,964 a month. The glassy 17-story tower includes a smaller nine-story section, which will eventually host a 300-seat public middle school.

Update: PR reps for Two Trees just let us know 60 Water Street is 20 percent leased, and the middle school is on track to open in fall 2016. 

60 Water Street Coverage [Brownstoner] GMAP


Two Trees’ glassy behemoth next to the Brooklyn Bridge at 60 Water Street in Dumbo has begun leasing its market-rate units today, with eight listings ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. Studios start at $2,964 for only 452 square feet, one-bedrooms at $3,498, and two-bedrooms at $6,018.

Strangely, the listings do not have interior renderings, which still have not been released. But there are floor plans, which are new, as is the pricing.

There will be washer/dryers, dishwashers, hardwood floors in every apartment, and some will have private terraces.  The 290-unit building has 232 market-rate apartments and 58 affordable ones, where rents start at $500.

Move-ins are expected to start December 1. Ismael Levya and Leeser Architects designed the development, which includes a 300-seat public middle school, ground-floor retail, a 17-story tower and a smaller 9-story section.

Click through to see floor plans. What do you think of the prices?

60 Water Street Listings [Elliman] GMAP
Dock Street Dumbo/60 Water Street Coverage [Brownstoner]