Jonathan Rose Begins Leasing Brooklyn Community

Caesura, named after a pause in the middle of a line of music or poetry, features 123 studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments, in addition to 34 furnished micro units. Move-ins will begin in February 2018.

By IvyLee Rosario

Jonathan Rose Cos. has launched Caesura, a multifamily community located in Brooklyn’s Cultural District, which features market rate, middle income, affordable and micro apartments. The building was constructed across the street from the Brooklyn Academy of Music and was named after a pause in the middle of a line of music or poetry. 

Caesura exterior rendering

Caesura exterior rendering

The community offers residents a “library of common goods” that feature a variety of items that they can check out for occasional use, such as folding tables and chairs, as well as kitchen appliances and guitars or amps for those interested in music. 

Caesura incorporates many green features into its design including energy-efficient quiet heating and air conditioning, the use of low-VOC paint and finishes, low-energy double-glazed windows, unitized ventilation, water conserving fixtures, energy-efficient lighting with daylight and occupancy sensors, ENERGY STAR appliances, hydrodynamic separator to reduce stormwater flow and a rooftop garden lounge. 

Cultural Oasis 

Located at 280 Ashland Place, the community features 123 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, in addition to 34 furnished micro units. The micro apartments are all under 400 square feet and feature convertible furniture, such as a sofa and shelving unit that coverts to a bed and a desk that expands to a dining table. Rental prices start at $2,590 for furnished, $2,360 for unfurnished studios and goes up to $4,795 for two-bedrooms. Interior features include large windows, light finishes, porcelain tile bathrooms with soaking tubs, stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone quartz countertops, white cabinetry, ceramic tile backsplash, walk-in closets, white oak floors and private balconies in select units. In addition to the rooftop lounge and common goods library, other amenities include:

  • concierge service
  • fitness center
  • double-height conservatory
  • community lounge
  • game room
  • bicycle storage
  • laundry room
  • package lockers
  • private storage

The building’s façade was designed by Dattner Architects in collaboration with Bernheimer Architects. The 12-story community was designed to exceed Enterprise Green Communities criteria and achieve LEED for Homes Gold certification. The Bozzuto Group will be offering the concierge services at the building. 

The Caesura’s apartments will be available for move-in beginning February 2018. The building will also be home to The Center for Fiction and will house rehearsal spaces for the adjacent Mark Morris Dance Group.

“We have crafted this modern building to make it a thoughtful place to live where the living space extends beyond the apartment into the Caesura community,” said Jenny Wu, development manager of Jonathan Rose Cos. “The design of the building encourages the interaction of neighbors, the sharing of goods and ideas, and the convergence of housing and life. We hope to offer our residents a life with enriched experiences and sanctuary.”

Jonathan Rose Cos. has been busy in New York City this year. In February, the company, in partnership with L+M Development Partners, unveiled plans to build a 655-unit, affordable housing community in East Harlem, N.Y.

 Rendering courtesy of Bernheimer Architects and Dattner Architects

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