High-end amenities meet high culture in luxury apartment tower

An event at BAM
An event at BAM
66 Rockwell Place
66 Rockwell Place

Well-heeled hipsters tired of schlepping an entire block to the Brooklyn Academy of Music are breathing a cigarette cloud of relief — now even their building culture is locally sourced. A luxury rental tower at 66 Rockwell Place in Fort Greene has tapped BAM to curate its cultural classes and events for residents in the building’s communal spaces, according to The New York Times.

“New Yorkers are so busy, even if we have these places across the street, it’s nice, after a long day, to have them downstairs, free of charge,” Jessica Pierce, a resident who enjoys hosting dinner parties after in-building BAM events, told the Times.

The events include screenings of racy foreign movies, dance classes, drink-and-draw sessions and even “Smart Selfies” classes (we can only hope the textbook for that class is Selfish). Partnering with BAM, the developer Stephen Benjamin told the Times, will hopefully make their building stand out to those considering moving in.

But naturally all of this “culture” comes at price: precisely $60 a month, or $600 a year. Rents in the building range from $2,500 a month for a studio to $4,500 for a two-bedroom. But alas, the only unit still available is the $10,900 a month penthouse.

 

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