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Peek into the peak: Inside the gigantic Sheepshead Bay Road tower

Rise up: The ginormous 28-story rental and condominium tower at One Brooklyn Bay is open and people are moving in.
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This tower is in high demand.

The soaring luxury residential building in Sheepshead Bay is open for business, and this paper got a peak inside. The owner of the condominiums atop the 28-story building said it serves people who want to stay in Southern Brooklyn, but are looking for a place that’s high in both height and class.

“It’s the only condo in Southern Brooklyn at this height,” said Jason Muss of Muss Development. “We took everything up a level.”

One Brooklyn Bay includes condos and penthouses owned by Muss Development, as well as rental units owned by Avalon Bay, with the condos and penthouses on the higher floors. Shared between the two types of living spaces are several amenities, including a swimming pool, a pet run, a gym, and a children’s play area. And because it’s in Southern Brooklyn, it has a bocce ball court, too.

The can’t-miss building sits on Sheepshead Bay Road near Voorhies Avenue and commands a stunning view of the bay.

A closer look shows the development is indeed unique for the neighborhood. The condo units have high ceilings, and have clear views of the ocean, Emmons Avenue, Manhattan Beach, and even Manhattan proper — depending on which side the home faces. The swimming pool area is surrounded by a neatly manicured lawn that sports a variety of seating, several grills, and a gazebo. The gym is near the pool, and a lounge area separates the two.

The condo units include wooden floors, marble bathrooms, large kitchens, and small balconies. The penthouses atop the building offer the best views, of course, as well as large balconies with room for guests and grills.

The big tower is part of a wave of development in Sheepshead Bay since Hurricane Sandy. Some critics say the neighborhood is losing its old, low-rise character, but Muss said the sales they’ve made show there is support for the project.

“People are really happy,” he said. “We’re adding a nice number of people.”

Muss said most of the buyers so far have been from Brooklyn, and that they are drawn to the building precisely because it is so unique in the area. And he doesn’t anticipate anybody building another giant tower in the heart of Sheepshead Bay again any time soon.

“This is extraordinarily rare,” he said.

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at alucente@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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