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The Brooklyner Apartments

111 Lawrence Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Rental Building in Downtown Brooklyn
$$ | Studio, 1, 2 Bed
490 Units | 51 Floors | Built in 2009
Managed By Equity Residential

Price

Studio $2,000 - $2,500
1 Bed $2,500 - $3,500
2 Bed $3,500 - $5,000

Building Amenities

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Cats allowed1 6e7e007dda6007eba70cedc9f4af97f7117ce5a28d089eabc3527fbd62553648 Cats Allowed
Dogs allowed1 e992bbf1210a4bd8dcbfb1894d6c4eb2ff6505de20b3279cb50b23f01947d4f4 Dogs Allowed
Doorman1 7b12df4b8f6f65106110c00541cc0a7d83381e534888b7dca22961a30606b929 Doorman
Elevator1 8a0844ed2b974e2ad5b940992bf668aaa99083c1966b2996145de90b54c32a5f Elevator(5)
Garage1 75e9b196ff8760e963f465953bb4b0235bb0f81a0ae43ff66126ab117b4a788f Garage
Gym1 8d290d8e909f62de70db8cf4d94e307065b3ca5a747dd3c0f81fb31257bb7d5c Gym
Laundry in building1 dca7ffceed3a108bc8dcef9222cea99fce3871b8f065d56497382379978c9473 Laundry in Building
Live in super1 1049a8b7d2c88f430c633eb52e3057026db42e951267695e21de435f5f742bad Live in super
Management company run1 d03c0696965fde7d421f613a9ac97665a1cfb9d3ca991b56417855b25dda2f11 Management Company Run
Parking1 75e9b196ff8760e963f465953bb4b0235bb0f81a0ae43ff66126ab117b4a788f Parking
Roof deck1 4d37aa103c4e877e257e5e52e38a718905edd1fbbc9b41733558386bcc8604f5 Roof Deck

Subway

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Jay St - MetroTech

10 min walk, 0.32 miles

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Jay St - MetroTech

7 min walk, 0.26 miles

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Hoyt St

7 min walk, 0.13 miles

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Borough Hall

3 min walk, 0.11 miles

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Borough Hall

5 min walk, 0.14 miles

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DeKalb Ave

2 min walk, 0.06 miles

Building Reviews (14)

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Jan 27, 2018

Current Tenant: < 1 Year

Pros:

I've realized how fortunate we have been to live at The Brooklyner and that this 5 star rating is long overdue.
The service here is the best. You really feel personally well taken care of, from the front desk and mail folks up to the leasing people. Several buildings we looked at had questionable hospitality.
The gym is gigantic and has every machine/weights you need. Laundry machines could use an update but they have enough that you can always find one.
Most importantly, you have Trader Joe's, Khims market, and literally every single train within walking distance.
A great building to live in

Cons:

None I can think of.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Jan 03, 2018

Current Tenant: < 1 Year

Pros:

We are 3 months into our lease and my boyfriend and I couldn't be happier!!! Alton, the leasing manager, is the best! From our first view of the apartment through now, everything has exceeded our expectations. The 51st floor balcony is amazing, our apartment walls are soundproof, our neighbors are rarely seen but friendly, the 4th floor lounge is great, etc etc. I could go on and on. Our one bedroom is a good size for two people, and we have an amazing view of the Statue of Liberty. The rent is high, but so are all of the reasonable apartments in Manhattan/Brooklyn. We looked around and this was the best price with a great move in special. Also, we are kept informed of any issues in the building, which was a big problem at our last apartment. Also our dryer wasn't working very well when we first moved in, so after a few maintenance requests, THEY GAVE US A NEW ONE RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!! Again, I can't say enough great things about this apartment! It's run wonderfully,
and the spaces are beautiful. Nothing is perfect, but this place is very close! If it's in your budget, even at the very top of it, I highly recommend! Great value for the price and we feel at home

Cons:

None I can think of.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Oct 09, 2017

Former Tenant: 4-5 Years

Pros:

None I can think of.

Cons:

We loved this place and have been here for 4 years until it was obvious that
(a) they have horrible management that berates and abuse the doormen, (b)
management like Justin and Latesha who do not engage nor respect great
tenants and (c) hike the rent YoY crazy amounts ($200 - $300 each lease) but
will not paint nor fix the apartment. Our 2 BR has huge cracks and they said
that's normal. The building is also frat central, with parties leaving broken
glass on the roof and beer in the elevators. As a woman with a dog I can tell
you its not safe in the elevator on Friday and Saturday nights. The rents are
comparable to the nearby apartments but those are brand new and
management more stable. They also are open to giving discounts to new
customers then then they offer the high rent increases so everyone we got
to know were forced out due to circumstances beyond their control, offering
a revolving door of tenants.
Bye bye Brooklyner, you were nice until you weren't. Won't miss you.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Sep 24, 2017

Former Tenant: 3-4 Years

Pros:

None I can think of.

Cons:

I've lived in this building for 3 years and have recently moved out. My view was
spectacular and they allow large breed dogs, but the building falls short in just about every other category. Most of the doormen are unfriendly and lazy. The laundry facilities are an absolute disaster and the shared outdoor spaces are packed with non-residents

When it came time to renew my lease this year my rent for the next year went up $500.
When i opted out of renewal the unit was re-posted at a rate lower than my rate from this past year. Upon move out i was charged with an additional $300 in painting and cleaning fees to prepare the apartment for it's next residents.

I will never rent from Equity Apartments again. DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE VIEWS.
this place is a rip off.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Jun 19, 2017

Current Tenant: < 1 Year

Pros:

I've been here for almost a year. The doorman and staff are very friendly. If something breaks, it gets fixed very quickly.
Overall, I've been very happy in my 1 bedroom apartment. The people in the apartment are friendly & you can't beat the location.

Cons:

None I can think of.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

May 05, 2017

Former Tenant: < 1 Year

Pros:

None I can think of.

Cons:

I lived in the building for two years. Loved it at first. The apartments are on the small
side. As time went on, problems started to appear. The floors are very cheap material.
Cracks in the walls would form as the building 'settled'. They sell you with the view and
ammenities but that only goes so far. Doormen are hit or miss - one of them is very
unfriendly. Rules in regards to guests have gotten stricter. The immediate
neighborhood is awful - very busy, nowhere to park, screaming kids everywhere.
I was mostly happy there but the move out process left me with a very bad taste. One
of the leasing agents was hard to get a hold of, and informed me automatic rent
payments would stop before my last month there. My lease was ending April 4, but
automatic payments stopped in March, not April. That was not clear to me, and thus I
ended up with a $150+ late payment fee that Equity refused to waive. I had always
paid my rent on time prior to this. The cleaning & painting that was required after my
move out cost more than $300. I ended up OWING the building money after they took
my entire deposit. Very unfriendly staff, very unhelpful. Extremely unsympathetic. I
would not recommend because of this terrible experience.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Apr 03, 2017

Visitor Tenant:

Pros:

Okay - this place definitely gets 5 stars. And I don't even live there yet! Just signed the lease... but already know that I'm going to love it, just based on the experiences I've already had. ALTON (Al B!!!) the leasing consultant is AWESOME (responsive, patient, super customer-focused, and overall a great person!)... he truly had our best interest in mind and never made us feel rushed or pressured. The entire building really speaks for itself - the location, stunning views from the rooftop and higher floor apts (floors 17 and up), great spacious units, awesome gym (HUGE!), common areas, and KAWAZI the doorman - he was there the first time I came to the building and it was such a pleasure to be greeted by himand his energy! My boyfriend and I are really looking forward to moving to the neighborhood and taking advantage of all that our new home has to offer.

Cons:

None I can think of.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Mar 21, 2017

Current Tenant: 1-2 Years

Pros:

My boyfriend and I LOVE living at The Brooklyner; in fact we recently renewed our lease! The entire staff is friendly, informative, and extremely helpful. I can go on and on giving reasons why I love calling The Brooklyner home, so here is a quick list-
PROS:
-Modern & Impeccably maintained community
-Awesome Amenities (4th Floor Residents Lounge, Fitness Center, Exercise Studio, Rooftop Lounge, Onsite Valet)
-Concierge & the service team feel like family
-STUNNING Manhattan & Brooklyn skyline views (I can see the Statue of Liberty from my living room)
-Washer/Dryer in unit
-There are a multitude of resident events
-Friendly Residents/Neighbors
-Service requests are instantly taken care of
-Online resident portal
-LOCATION!!!!!

Cons:

None I can think of.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Mar 20, 2017

Former Tenant: 1-2 Years

Pros:

One of my favorite places I've ever lived. I was there only a year before moving back to DC. Apartments feature stunning views with floor-to-ceiling windows, a spectacular roof top that is usually uncrowded, huge gym, easy access anywhere, and nice apartments. But more than anything - the staff is spectacular. They are the friendliest, most helpful, and kindest building team I've ever witnessed. Easily five stars - I loved living in the Brooklyner.

Cons:

None I can think of.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Mar 04, 2017

Current Tenant: 1-2 Years

Pros:

We love living at The Brooklyner! The staff is super friendly, and the building is well maintained. The building location has easy access to so many trains, and awesome amenities inside. The view from the rooftop is unbeatable.

Cons:

None I can think of.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Feb 03, 2017

Current Tenant: 1-2 Years

Pros:

We moved in two weeks ago and so far things seem to be going great. Staff are very helpful, the amenities are new and seem to be in great condition.
The gym, the lounge, the yoga room- everything is in great condition and really elevates the residential experience.
Needless to mention but the neighborhood is super convenient for commute to anywhere in Manhattan as well as for any home, clothes and grocery shopping.
The trash room is well maintained and there's one on each floor adding extra convenience.
The view from out apt is breathtaking.
All the appliances in the kitchen are sparkling new.
Finally, when we moved in the place was surprisingly clean- including bathtub and sinks- definitely added comfort for a clean freak like myself.
Do not share the laundry complaints- did two rounds so far, one on a midweek night and one on a Friday night and never had any availability problems. The machines are new and the room is super clean.
Things on which I agree with other reviewers-
The quality of the floors is far from amazing. Didn't have any problems thus far and hope not to get to the stories of other people where they were charged for damage as the floors are definitely the weaker spot in the apt and some splinters and wear are likely to occur no matter how careful I am.
Accessing your mail after 8 pm when the concierge leaves is indeed a problem as the doormen are not particularly helpful with that. But this is not a major concern for me personally.

Cons:

The heating situation could be better. It's all ac units- not traditional
heating and while they seem to be working fine, this makes for an
extremely dry air in the apt- especially in the bedroom. And as with any ac
- it's super hot while it works and quickly gets freezing when it turns off.
Leaving it working all the time is really not healthy for the human body.
One more personal thing that I don't like is florescent lighting in the kitchen
and the bathroom. Why?! With such amazing amenities in the apt and the
building, this kinda ruins the mood for me but not a huge deal.

Other comments:

Overall it's a great deal, especially with the special price offers.
No apt is perfect and the problems here are really not major
compared with the massive advantages. Will see how it goes
with the hiking rent in two tears! (My lease is 24 months).

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Jan 26, 2017

Former Tenant: 1-2 Years

Pros:

None I can think of.

Cons:

I moved into this building from Manhattan, enthused by the incredible view I would
have in my A-line apartment of the beautiful city that I loved. But instead I got an
atrocious view of their appalling customer service.
When I moved in, I was given a plethora of incentives that they dangle in front of you
to get you to sign on the dotted line. But those deals are purely to get you to sign away
your happiness. As many others have noted in their reviews, the building is cheaply
built, and no shining view can make up for the fact that I am bombarded 24-7 by the
sound of the ventilation/HVAC in the buildings below my floor, which surround me on
all sides. In addition to that noise pollution, the constant barking of the neighbor's dog
that sounds as though it were coming from my own apartment; the walls are that thin.
But despite all that, I could be happy here, and stay for the duration of my lease, if the
building's management made even an iota of effort to make things right. Instead of the
satisfaction guarantee" I was promised when I signed my lease, they have made zero
effort to come up with solutions for my issues, despite numerous emails which have
been left unanswered.
If you are looking for a quiet place to feel at home, don't lease in this building.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Oct 08, 2016

Former Tenant: 1-2 Years

Pros:

Home, sweet home! Amazing location for the 2345ACFRQ trains to get anywhere you need to be in and out of the city! A bit pricey, and we'd prefer to be saving a bit more money, but the gym, lounges, rooftop view and location is one you can't beat!

Cons:

None I can think of.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Mar 11, 2007

Current Tenant: 1-2 Years

Pros:

The agent that showed me the apts name is ALTON. He was so GREAT and PATIENT in showing me these apts (Make sure u ask for him he was AMAZING)!!! He showed me several different apts..answering all questions and I really have to say that I LOVED these apts! I'm actually moving out of my apt this year and looking for some options so I decided to stop by and give this location a try.
Although it is located downtown Brooklyn..the advantage is that it places you at the heart of everything ..from the financial district..the Barclay center etc. The only disadvantage about the location is it can be rough trying to maneuver through traffic just to come home.
The apts themselves are very beautiful with AMAZING views (depending on which one you get!) They have very attractive amenities. There is an outside terrace ..a conference room..yoga room and a gym all included. I was very impressed !

Cons:

None I can think of.