Apartment Dumbo comes with unlimited Instagram moments
A two-bedroom Dumbo apartment on the market for $2.6million has buyers wondering if they should do it for the ‘Gram’.
The New York Post reports that the Washington Street condo in the trendy neighborhood has that little extra thanks to being located on one of Brooklyn’s most Instagrammable streets.
The foot of Washington Street offers sweeping views of the Manhattan Bridge and parts of the downtown Manhattan skyline which, when viewed at right angles, centers the Empire State Building between the feet of the Brooklyn Tower of the Blue Bridge.
Recent building construction on the Manhattan side has obstructed this particular view a bit, but that hasn’t stopped tourists from stopping by to have their Instagram moment.
Although the apartment for sale does not have the same views of the cobbled street below, it does have other features including exposed brick walls, old-fashioned wooden beams and columns, windows towers and 12 foot ceilings.
The newly remodeled home also features a chef’s kitchen, large living room with shelving and two built-in desks, and a stackable washer and dryer in a utility room hidden behind a sliding barn door.
It’s also within walking distance of Brooklyn Bridge Park as well as downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, where more photos can be taken from its beloved boardwalk.
The building the apartment is in was built in the late 1800’s to house the Tubal Cain Iron Works. It was converted to condos in 2001, with 13 residences inside.
Even before it became an Instagram hotspot, Washington Street and its surroundings have long served as a place to put pictures on celluloid. The video for Randy Newman’s beloved (if sarcastic) ode to Los Angeles, “I Love LA” opens in the then downtrodden neighborhood; Al Pacino famous drove a Ferrari while blind there in “Scent of a Woman”; and Cyndi Lauper and Jon Bon Jovi used the area to film album covers and artwork for “A night to remember” and “destination anywhere,” respectively.
And of course there’s always this Jim-Steinman writing, strangely interesting period piece of the air supply.
[New York Post] — Vince DiMiceli