New York Times: Reshaping the Williamsburg Waterfront

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As NYC residents flock to new neighborhoods to suit their work/live dynamic, Douglaston Development is helping reshape the Williamsburg waterfront with buildings such as 1 North Fourth.

The New York Times’ Kim Velsey featured the building in a recent article:

Tara Atwood, 33, lived in Manhattan for 10 years after college, first on the Upper East Side, then in Midtown East. She worked in finance and dated “meatheads who wore baggy jeans ripped at the bottom and didn’t want to do anything but drink beer and watch football.”

After ending a long-term relationship with one such meathead, she left her job to go to business school and moved to 1 North Fourth, a luxury rental on the waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which suits her perfectly. “It’s full of people who are like-minded: creative, well-traveled, educated, curious,” she said. “I would say 75 percent of the people are people you’d swipe right on. Living here has literally been like a live dating app.”

She and friends from the building have traveled to Tulum, Mexico, participated in a coed fantasy football league, gone on daylong bike trips and sweated through SoulCycle classes together.

In Manhattan, she said, the men she met through apps would boast about being a top person at a place like Oracle, the high-tech company.

The full article can be found here.