Here are 5 new development apartments for sale that offer a quick commute via ferry

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 15, 2020 - 1:30PM

This two-bedroom, two-bath condo in Quay Tower has floor-to-ceiling windows and is a three-minute walk from a ferry terminal.


If you are looking to buy in New York City right now, finding an apartment with a safe commute might be a top priority. You may want to consider living near a ferry stop. There are lots of new development condos near ferry stations, and ferries offer an open-air commute that may be preferable in the Covid era.

Many new development apartments have outdoor space, in-unit washer/dryers, large windows, and amenities that make working, or studying, from home easier. Because of the soft market, you are likely to find deal sweeteners from developers looking to close sales.

If living in a new development near a ferry sounds appealing, check out these five apartments for sale in Dumbo, Weehawken, Two Bridges, and Brooklyn Heights.

85 Jay St., #6J, Dumbo

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $975,000. Apartment #6J features chevron white oak floors, three closets, large south-facing windows, high ceilings, and a chef’s kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and custom-designed white oak cabinetry. The project, Front & York, was designed by Morris Adjmi and expected to be completed in 2021. Amenities include a doorman, coffee lounge, playroom, game room, pool, sauna, and a 25,000-square-foot private park. The Dumbo/Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 ferry terminal is a 12-minute walk away. Main Street Park, Jane’s Carousel, and Brooklyn Flea are nearby. 

800 Avenue at Port Imperial, #515, Weehawken

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,185,000. The apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, a balcony, and one parking space. Located in the Avora, an 11-story building on the Hudson, amenities include 24/7 concierge, a theater, business center, pet spa, fitness center, pool, and sundeck. The Port Imperial/Weehawken ferry terminal is a three-minute walk away. Hamilton Park and eateries like Charrito’s and Molos are nearby. (Photos are of the model apartment.)

98 Front St., #6N, Dumbo

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,410,000. The condo features large sound-dampening windows, white oak floors, high ceilings, and keyless smart locks. The kitchen has blonde wood cabinetry, white Corian countertops and backsplash, and Bosch appliances. Located in ODA-designed 98 Front, amenities include a 24-hour doorman, indoor saltwater pool and spa, fitness center, resident lounge, and roof deck. Move-ins will take place later this year and a 5 percent down payment is required. The Dumbo/Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 ferry terminal is a nine-minute walk away. Nearby restaurants include Westville, Cecconi’s, and Atrium. 

252 South St., #20K, Two Bridges

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $1,430,000. Apartment #20K has high ceilings, stained oak floors, large windows, radiant-heat flooring in the bath, and an open kitchen with a breakfast bar and Miele appliances. Located in One Manhattan Square, amenities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, pool, pet spa, playground, herb garden, dog run, fitness center, and business center. The Corlears Hook ferry terminal is a 15-minute walk away. Corlears Hook Park, Pier 36, and Mission Chinese Food are nearby. 

50 Bridge Park Dr., #5E, Brooklyn Heights

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,675,000. The condo has wide-plank oak floors, south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, recessed lighting, a Marmol Radziner-designed kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, in-unit Whirlpool washer/dryer, and a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. Located in Quay Tower, amenities include a roof deck with panoramic views, fitness center, playroom, music room, 24-hour concierge, and pet wash. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6/Atlantic Avenue ferry terminal is a three-minute walk away. Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights Promenade are nearby. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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