North Brooklyn Picks

With new developments and renovations around every corner, Williamsburg is picturesque by day and vivaciously eclectic by night. The heart of WIlliamsburg architecture remains in row houses and walk-up apartments, and luxury high-rises line the waterfront. Here are some of our favorite buildings in one of the trendiest Brooklyn neighborhoods of the year.

The Union

Located at 544 Union Ave, The Union currently has studios and 2-bedroom apartments up for rent. Amenities include a marvelous entertainment room, mini-golf course, rooftop deck with a full bar and cabanas, and private storage. The vision for the apartments included clean architectural lines with open, bright floor plans to create a tranquil environment. Exposed kitchens overlook spacious living rooms with oversized windows. The building also features stunning views in every direction, a full-service concierge, and an on-site parking garage.


Despite being known for its little to no availability, North8 currently has luxury condos up for rent and sale. Apartments are located on 49 North 8th Street, with many of the units boasting views of the Manhattan skyline and the East River. The units feature floor-to-ceiling windows, chef’s kitchens with modern stainless steel appliances, and spa inspired bathrooms with limestone tiles.

Building amenities include a full service concierge, a doorman, a fitness center and health club. Convenient access to the East River Ferry and a nearby Whole Foods, makes this one of the most popular residential spaces in the area.

50 North 5th Street

This building has studios, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments currently available for rent. Private indoor and outdoor amenities include a fully-equipped 2-level fitness center, health club, and indoor basketball court, as well as a lounge and rooftop deck; 50 North exceeds typical luxury standards. The sleek interior designs and generous floor plans feature oak hardwood floors and custom maple wood cabinetry.

64 Bayard Street

Currently featuring modern and luxurious one-bedrooms for rent, 64 Bayard comes with a complimentary fitness center and rooftop deck. Units include spacious closets with white oak hardwood flooring throughout. Floor-to-ceiling windows display views of McCarren Park and the Manhattan skyline. 

Kitchens include custom oak upper cabinetry paired with matte black lower cabinetry, plus fully equipped, stainless steel kitchen appliances. Bathrooms feature custom vanities, porcelain tiled bathroom flooring, and ceramic tiled walls.