Former NY governor Eliot Spitzer recently unveiled his newest love interest: a sexy, young residential complex located at 420-430 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. Designed by New York-based ODA Architecture, the project is located on the East River, just south of the Williamsburg Bridge, and is slated to have 856 apartments, a public park, a waterfront esplanade and two rooftop pools. The glassy towers also signify a new start for Spitzer, who has chosen to take over his family’s real estate business after years of public scrutiny following a 2008 prostitution scandal.
According to NY Curbed, the project’s building permits were approved last week, meaning the it could break ground any day now. As far as the cubist design, which is becoming a signature style for the firm, ODA founder Eran Chen describes it as a “molded iceberg, sculpted to create the maximum number of views and outdoor spaces.”
Out of the 856 apartments in the large development, 20-percent will be affordable housing units. According to David Maundrell of AptsandLofts, which will be handling rentals for the development, the “feel” of the building will be “authentic Brooklyn, not an extension of Manhattan.”