Tribeca’s 12 Warren looks and feels like it was carved straight from the mineral heart of nature: the building’s facade of stacked bluestone slabs was, in fact, sourced straight from a quarry in the Catskills. But the building itself isn’t all that connects you to the beauty of the natural world when you call these Tribeca condominiums home. 12 Warren is located just steps from City Hall Park, a New York City gem that’s no more appealing for its carefully manicured gardens, restored 19th-century fountain, and surrounding architecture than for its deep relationship to the city’s history.
Just step into the park through an entrance on Broadway, and you are immediately met with the sight of nearby office workers tipping their heads back in the sunshine, enjoying an alfresco lunch in the company of tulips, hedges, and pines. Through the splashing water of the fountain at the park’s south end you can glimpse the historic architecture up and down Broadway, as well as the elegant lines of the Tweed Courthouse and of City Hall itself, where it’s not uncommon to see one of the many couples who are married here daily emerge into the sunshine in a state of newly-wedded radiance.
A path leads straight across the park facing east and ends in direct access to the Brooklyn Bridge bike path, for a channel straight into downtown Brooklyn, not to mention intimate contact with the bridge’s majestic physical sweep across the river and its breathtaking views.
And while these condominiums now for sale at 12 Warren hold within their bluestone walls that visceral connection to the green expanses of New York State north of the city, so too will the tomatoes and peaches (and other produce) you can buy on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Greenmarket at City Hall Park—just another way 12 Warren brings a fresh rush of nature back to your city.