The New York Post

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If the name "Castle Braid" sounds familiar, it might be because it was the name of the factory in Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn." The building was real (it was a ribbon factory) and is now a rental. The 143-unit building (which opened less than a month ago) consists of one-, two- and three-bedrooms starting at $1,650, $2,200 and $3,000, respectively. The developer, Mayer Schwartz, says he wants to create a community of "young professionals in the creative areas - music, movie producing, art, fashion, graphics - by having them all share their skills and pool it." Along with deluxe amenities- a gym, game room with pool table and Nintendo Wii, tennis court, library, screening room, dog park and 6,000-square-foot courtyard - Castle Braid is also hosting the Brooklyn Artillery art fair through the end of October. On the tour, you’ll see the art, amenities, apartments and (possibly) some of the artists.

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