Sea Breeze Tower to rise above Coney Island
In another sign of Coney Island’s role as one of the city’s most resurgent neighborhoods, a Brooklyn-based developer has announced that construction has begun on a new commercial-residential tower on Sea Breeze Avenue. The tower will contain more than 100 apartments, as well as a fitness center and parking facilities.
RYBAK Development is the firm behind Sea Breeze Tower, a 20-story, 179,863-square-foot building at 271 Sea Breeze Ave.
Once it is completed, the building will have 114 residential apartments and 27,000 square-feet of ground floor commercial space. The commercial space will be available for rent at $35 per square foot.
The residential apartments will include studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. All of the apartments will boast 11-foot-high ceilings.
“There is a boom in the residential real estate pipeline for South Brooklyn and in particular, Coney Island,” said Sergey Rybak, a principal of RYBAK Development. “We believe this will be one of the best locations for a successful rental property and we are proud to be a part of the effort to revitalize South Brooklyn.”
The building’s amenities will include a 24-hour doorman, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a playroom, a tenant lounge, an outdoor recreation area, a bike storage area and a parking garage, according to RYBAK Development.
The Coney Island location figured into the design of the building, according to RYBAK Development. Sea Breeze Tower is being constructed with a glass facade to mirror Coney Island and its world-famous beach.
“RYBAK Development worked diligently over the past year and a half to acquire this high-demand location with proximity to the boardwalk, parks, beaches and transportation,” said Jason Reznik, another principal of RYBAK Development. “We worked equally as hard to design a tower that compliments the historic oceanside community.”
The city approved the permits for Sea Breeze Tower on April 17.
Sea Breeze is the second major residential-commercial development to be built in Coney Island this year.
On May 23, Cammeby’s real estate firm held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of 626 Sheepshead Bay Road, a seven-story building that is part of Neptune/Sixth, a giant complex that, when it fully opens, will contain a combination of commercial entities, public spaces and residential housing.
Neptune/Sixth will consist of two buildings: the seven-story structure at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road and a 40-story tower at 532 Neptune Ave.
At 40 stories, the Neptune Avenue building will be the tallest structure in Southwest Brooklyn.
The building, which is being designed by the firm S9Architecture, will have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Luna Park, the Cyclone, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
Fifty percent of the commercial space at 626 Sheepshead Bay has already been leased to tenants that include DII Store, I & M Liquor, Krupa Card Store and Danny’s Café Express.
The new building also houses a U.S. Post Office.
Sea Breeze and Neptune/Sixth are just two examples of the changes coming to the landscape of Coney Island.
On Aug. 23, officials from the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Parks and Recreation announced plans for an expansion of Coney Island’s recreation area that will include a new public plaza, an arcade, a water ride and an adventure park.
The plans for the plaza include public seating, landscaping and a pedestrian-only area that will be closed to cars.
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