Sunday, May 6, 2007

96 Rockwell Place "Cookin' in Brooklyn"

Brooklyn chef Alan Harding, known for Smith Street restaurants Uncle Pho, Red Rail and Patois, and his “Cookin’ in Brooklyn” show on the Discovery channel, was the celebrity guest at the grand opening Thursday of the sales office for 96 Rockwell Place, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Does this mean Smith Street's poster boy is getting ready for a Fort Greene outpost?

The old piano warehouse building (Downtown Brooklyn/ Fort Greene) is being converted into condos by developer Integrated Capital. Halstead Property Development is handling sales.

Photo courtesy of Halstead Property Development.


Anonymous said...

Has anyone checked out the units at 96 Rockwell Place? I've looked at a 2 bedroom unit there and was pretty impressed with the finishes, but thought that the common charges were unreasonably high (over $1/sq ft) for a building with few amentities. Also considering the amount of luxury condo supply coming onto the market in Downtown Brooklyn the price per sq ft also seemed too high for a building without a full time doorman and no views. I'd be interested in knowing what others think of the building.

bkftgrn said...

This building is a nightmare... The the apartments are well laid out and the building staff are friendly, but that is pretty much the end of the positives. Construction had completely stalled out, though work has now resumed and residents now face a seemingly endless stream of construction workers tying up the elevator and trashing the lobby as they try to finish upper floors. The exercise equipment that was supposedly ordered in the fall for the workout room that was scheduled to be completed in August is still nowhere to be found. Residents have constant issues with AC/heating units that leak, cannot be controlled, or on at least one occasion rupture flooding several units. The management company responsible for operating the building is the most visible liability however. The company ignores the requests of residents to complete repairs, (even after the flood incident) refuses to return phone calls, and seems generally incapable of even simple tasks such as notifying residents of the status of construction or of impending water outages in a timely manner. To top it off packages have been stolen from the door of residents during recent construction... In general the building is not currently a very pleasant place to live, and with the recent completion of several other buildings with much better amenities at a comparable or lesser price 96 Rockwell looks much less appealing.