By Daniel J. Bollinger | Photos Courtesy The Ashland

Blocks from Brooklyn Academy of Music and Fort Greene Park stands The Ashland (250 Ashland Place), a 52-story luxury rental building composed of 586 units ranging from studios to 3 bedrooms. The Fort Greene location is ideal, just off Fulton Street, close to the Barclays Center and near public transportation.

The Gotham Organization developed The Ashland at the crossroads of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn. The building’s exterior was designed by Gustavo Rodriguez of FXFOWLE, while Jean-Gabriel Neukomm of Span Architecture designed its impressive interiors. Also, its amenity package is bar none. Gotham Properties has created a unique benefits program, GothamCard, exclusively for residents within its portfolio of buildings. Residents enjoy exceptional access, unique programming and exclusive discounts to a growing list of dining, entertainment, retail and cultural partners. Furthermore, The Ashland residents receive a complimentary membership to Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The apartments are outstanding. With floor-to-ceiling windows in all the units, there are great views of both Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines from every unit. KitchenAid appliances along with a Bosch dishwasher come standard; many units also feature a Bosch washer/dryer. One striking design detail in the kitchens are the custom gun metal pulls throughout. The bathrooms also have good design details in a neutral gray. Full-length bathroom mirrors and medicine cabinets set The Ashland above many other rentals in the area. The custom light fixtures are also special. There are plenty of walk-in closets in all units. The mechanicals has been well planned with heat pumped central air systems; two bedroom units have two zone controls. Common areas including hallways are above average as well. Brooklyn artwork adorns the common areas, and custom door knockers and hallway sconces also make this building even more appealing.

There is an enormous amount of space dedicated to entertainment and quality of life, where home extends beyond your four walls. There are multiple resident lounges each separated by pocket doors for privacy, in addition to a billiards room, game room, and TV room. Outside of all these lounges are two outdoor decks and a wraparound terrace. Barbecue grills and cabanas accompany each: One terrace boasts a theater wall where the building will host resident exclusive movie screenings. It doesn’t stop here. There is a large gym with a Peloton bike, yoga room and movement studio, where the building hosts daily fitness classes. The business center boasts complimentary WiFi and the chef’s demonstration kitchen is rentable for private affairs. There is also plenty of bicycle storage with a tuning station, a fleet of complimentary Shinola bikes, stroller parking, and a children’s playroom. The laundry room with commercial-sized machines are not in the basement; they are right on the amenity floor. Thoughtfulness in a layout like this is one of the many reasons why The Ashland is redefining Brooklyn.

Luxury living in Fort Greene has finally arrived with The Ashland. As its website states, “Standing as a marker for Brooklyn’s Cultural District, The Ashland sets a new standard of elevated living in Fort Greene.” It certainly does. The location is near all cultural, entertainment, and restaurant destinations. The apartments with oak wide-plank wood floors, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances are great. The views of Brooklyn and Manhattan are spectacular. This project is definitely a great example of “New Brooklyn Rising.”

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