Columbia Street Waterfront District Apartments For Sale

Columbia St. Waterfront

The Columbia St. Waterfront is a quaint, 22-block enclave wedged between Red Hook and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. This neighborhood, which was once a part of the same neighborhood as Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens (before the BQE came along) has a lot more to offer than proximity to Ikea. Once a forgotten part of the borough, the residents here are enjoying a recent resurge in art, real estate and culture. There’s no direct access to the actual Columbia Street waterfront as it is blocked from the public by cranes and containers coming off the Red Hook Shipping Terminal. The Waterfront is home to a mix of dockworkers, young families and artists. The neighborhood also boasts one of the highest percentages of same-sex couples in New York City.

The neighborhood was redefined following the creation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in 1950 by Robert Moses, which left the area split completely in half, east-to-west. For Columbia Street, the post-Moses years left the area largely isolated from what had been a much larger immigrant Italian and Hispanic community. Then in 1975, a sewer line accident forced the city to demolish 33 buildings, causing many more residents and businesses to pack up. In the wake of the disaster, the city designated the Columbia Street District as an area in need of redevelopment.

These days The Columbia Street Waterfront is enjoying a cultural revival. The neighborhood is its own quirky mix of charming old-fashioned row houses on Union Street with shops and restaurants on their ground floors. Buzzing award-winning restaurants like Pok Pok, a no-reservations northern-Thai hotspot that routinely sees patrons from near and far line up for long waits. There’s Mazzat a Turkish-style Mediterranean tapas bar, and then there’s Alma, Mexican food, ground-floor bar with a year-round roof deck that offers breath-taking views of Manhattan and draws a young crowd. It also isn’t strange to see vintage Vespas parked in front of the picturesque blue-painted stucco and metal building at 65 Union St., on the corner of Van Brunt Street, which only adds to the neighborhood’s vibrancy.

Columbia Street features a mix of mostly low-rise housing— old-fashioned brick row houses new developments, and conversions of former factories and industrial buildings. Noteworthy developments include 25 Carroll Street, a former pasta manufacturing facility that was converted into 17 loft condominiums in 2010; Columbia Commons, a mix of condos and rentals; and 49-53 Summit Street, which features nine apartments ranging from 1,300 square feet to more than 2,300 square feet. According to an article by The Bklyner, a developer recently filed a zoning map amendment application requesting the area on Summit Street be rezoned for a new seven story residential building. If approved, by 2022, the three lots could be combined to create a nearly 8,000-square-foot plot with more than 23,000 square feet of residential space—allowing for approximately 34 apartments—and nearly 8,000 square feet of commercial space, according to New York YIMBY.

The area also has work underway on the first section of the Columbia Waterfront Park, part of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, a 14-mile project to connect Greenpoint to Bay Ridge.

49 Summit St Apt. 1C$2,250,000
145 CARROLL GARDENS$2,295,000 - $4,500,000
104 President Street, an 8 Unit brick building in the Columbia Street Waterfront District Carroll Gardens area is a savvy investors dream chock full of value add opportunities !$4,595,000
Immediate occupancy. Only two residences remaining.$4,200,000
Immediate occupancy. Only two residences remaining.$3,375,000
Penthouse E at 78 Amity is the complete package !$2,995,000
This beautiful two bed two bath condo with over 1, 200 square feet is located in the idyllic, sought after neighborhood of Cobble Hill.$1,435,000
NEW KITCHEN ! ! BRAND NEW APPLIANCES !$629,000
Fabulous Boutique 1602 sf 3 Bedroom 2 bath condo in prime Brooklyn Heights, has it all INC your own terrace with stunning sunset views !$2,449,000
Designer renovated, light and airy one bedroom condo at Cobble Hill Towers !$700,000
Rarely on the market is a contemporary design condo with 2 bed, 2 bath unit, all in a luxury condominium situated between Cobble Hill and the Columbia Street Waterfront district.$1,250,000
Lofty 2 bedroom, 2 bath sunny duplex located in the Cobble Hill School Condominium with a PARKING spot.$1,395,000
Blending contemporary design with sophisticated charm, this breathtaking 3 bed, 2 bath residence features a serene private roof deck, deeded parking space and a private storage unit, all in a ...$1,795,000
MOTIVATED SELLER INCREDIBLY RARE 1 BEDROOM Nestled in the heart of Brooklyn's coveted Columbia Street Waterfront District, this rare one bedroom, two full bathroom duplex has an amazing outdoor terrace.$1,195,000
Virtual tour is available now.$450,000
With your own private entrance from the beautifully landscaped and gated courtyard, this home offers ideal condo living.$1,745,000
VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE. Modern, exquisitely designed 3 bedroom 2 bathroom top floor apartment at the boutique condominium with City Views !$1,675,000
Stunning three bedroom two bathroom apartment for sale in the Columbia water front district.$1,215,000
Soaring ceilings, a large built in bookcase and thoughtful banquette flanking the dining area invite you into this one of a kind home.$1,195,000
WELCOME to COBBLE HILL the perfect way !$725,000
Welcome to 431 Hicks Street Apt 4J, a beautifully renovated 1 bedroom 1 bath.$499,000
Prepare to be wowed upon entering this gorgeous 3 bedroom one of which is a lofted full height room with walls and a closet, and a window to the interior ...$1,650,000
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