Bedford Park luxury rental building launched

A new luxury rental development is now accepting lease applications at 2763 Morris Avenue in Bedford Park. The 11-story building has 75 apartments, including studios, 1-bedrooms and 2-bedrooms.
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A new luxury apartment building has begun accepting tenants at 2763 Morris Avenue in Bedford Park. No date for occupancy has been set yet.

Elina Golovko of Douglas Elliman Real Estate has been named the exclusive leasing and marketing agent for the project.

“Basically, the rent varies,” said an Elliman public relations spokeswoman. “For one bedroom, it’s $1,900 to $2,875. I think that the response rate they have gotten thus far has shown that people are able and willing to spend.”

Developed by Alex and Eric Berkovitch of Universal Contracting, the 11-story building comprises 75 residences.

Architecture is by James McCullar Architecture, PC and interiors are by Ana Monasher.

“I set out to create a residential building that promotes an active lifestyle while embracing the essence of modern urban living,” Berkovitch said. “The high-end features and amenities of 2763 Morris Avenue introduce a never-before seen lifestyle to Bedford Park.”

Berkovitch also said that it is unlike any other development in the area, and feels that it will have a positive impact on the local economy and the residents of the community.

Berkovitch purchased two properties — one was a home that was demolished in 2008 — and the other was an Episcopalian church that was replaced two years ago, according to Elliman.

They made a deal with the church that it would be included within the building.

So now there’s 9,000 square feet of space for the church on the ground floor of the building. There’s a room for Sunday school, offices, a cafeteria and a place of worship.

Golovko added that “there is no other residential project in the area that exudes this level of style and attention to detail. This, combined with the building’s luxurious amenities and outstanding views of the city and river, have us anticipating a high velocity of leasing for these spectacular units.”

The views offer full vantage points of the city down to Freedom Tower at the WTC, the Palisades Cliffs, Lehman College, Fordham University and the NY Botanical Gardens.

The luxury building is composed of one- and two-bedroom units, along with several studios.

Rental prices range from $1,755 for the studios, $1,985 to $2,540 per month for 1-bedroom apartments; $2,075 and $2,310 for 2-bedrooms.

Each residence includes room-by-room controlled heating and cooling, which is included in the price.

The open floor plans provide residents with a spacious living environment, while the state-of-the-art facilities within the building give them access to amenities.

These features include a top-of-the-line fitness center, on-site laundry room, 9th floor sun terrace, tenant lounge room with coffee bar, a private terrace and bicycle storage to promote an active lifestyle.

High-speed Internet is incorporated throughout.

Security features for the residence consist of a part-time doorman in the lobby, a real-time security monitoring screen also visible online and a video intercom in every unit.

For more information on the property, visit or call (646) 288-2535.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera was reviewing the apartment plans and was not ready to comment yet.

Reach Reporter Bob Guiliano at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at

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