When you’re young, you rent in Williamsburg. Then you close in on 30 and think about how all that rent should go to a mortgage. Usually that means living a bit deeper in Brooklyn. The Residences at The Williamsburg and The Hotel Williamsburg at McCarren Park — a project consisting of a fancy residential building and chic hotel — is set on pausing that migration.


The super destination, boasting 57 condos and 64 hotel rooms, meant to be completed at year’s end, will have rooftop amenity spaces that channel the Meatpacking District and “rival Miami Beach.” The pool, shared by residents and hotel guests (memberships will be available to the public) is strategically placed within view of the building’s best balconied units and the hotel’s “like-Buddakan” restaurant.


The Residences will surely be the summer 2011 destination for those with access or friends with access. The developers pulled out all the stops with private rooftop cabanas ($35,000 to $50,000) and garage parking ($40,000 per spot).


The 1,700-square-foot three-bedroom penthouse will be a “doozy,” says AptsandLofts.com’s David Maundrell, whose company heads up the marketing for The Residences. “I can promise you, no one has these details and finishes in Brooklyn.” One-bedrooms are 660 square-feet for $459,000; two bedrooms are 910 square-feet at $719,000.


– Shira Levine is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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