There’s trouble in paradise on the North Brooklyn waterfront.
Two Blue Slip, a new luxury tower owned and operated by Brookfield Properties and the Park Tower Group — opened just last year in Greenpoint. However, concerns are already flooding in about leaky ceilings and poor service.
Christain Desrosiers is a 33-year-old resident of Two Blue Slip who pays approximately $4,000 per month for an apartment in the building. Despite the price tag, Desrosiers has already experienced three leaks since moving into the building.
He has complained to building management after each leak, yet the issue is yet to be fully resolved.
“This is the third leak since I moved in a few months ago,” Desrosiers explained. “I’ve spoken with other residents who have had similar issues. Management keeps making ineffective repairs and the same issues keep cropping up.”
He and his neighbors are concerned that the recurring issue might be indicative of a larger structural issue with the new building.
“I am concerned for my safety that this is possibly the ‘Florida condos 2.0,’” Desrosiers said.
Two Blue Slip is a 39-story residential tower that is part of the ongoing Greenpoint Landing complex at the northern tip of Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects, the massive project includes seven high rises to be built over the next decade. Two Blue Slip, with 359 units, is the first to open.
“One apartment experienced a small leak recently that we addressed immediately and have since fixed,” a spokesperson for Two Blue Slip said in a statement. “That looks to have been a singular issue, now resolved, and no residents have contacted us about other similar instances.”
The spokesperson said leaks are possible during heavy rain and that there is no overarching issue at play. Regardless, Desrosiers is in the process of suing the building for property damage.