If you’ve driven over the Green Island bridge in the past year, you’ve noticed that an exciting new development is changing the skyline of the historic area: Starbuck Island Apartments is the region’s newest waterfront luxury community. Boasting modern amenities, SMART home technology, and tranquil views of the Hudson River and downtown Troy, Starbuck Island is all contemporary, but rooted in local history.
The name “Starbuck” is derived from the 1800s, when the original name of Center Island was Starbuck Island. Moby Dick author, the famous Herman Melville, grew up in the Albany area, and there is a meandering connection between Starbuck Island and the writer. Book-worms remember that Captain Ahab’s First Mate was none other than Starbuck; maybe Melville’s way to pay tribute to his Albany roots. In the novel, Starbuck is the voice of reason and hope, and provides a fitting namesake for the newest name in luxury living.
Luizzi Companies’ latest endeavor will feature a riverside restaurant, swimming pool, amphitheater, retail shops, boat slips, heated sidewalks, underground parking, and one building for residents 55 and over. The resident experience includes elegantly-designed interiors with upscale finishes, private balconies, scenic views, and an easy walk to Downtown Troy. The location is splendid, as the Island is minutes from local restaurants and breweries, a farmers’ market, and live music; yet provides residents with a welcome escape from the noise and hurried metropolitan life. Surrounded by stunning views, tranquil water, and unparalleled luxury, Starbuck Island is a home former sailor Herman Melville would have loved to experience.
Starbuck Island is proudly managed by Luizzi Property Management. The community is currently accepting applications and leasing the first two buildings that will be completed for November and February.
Visit www.StarbuckIsland.com to view floorplans, pricing and amenities.