The management company responsible for The Breakers condominium development only just started the uncertain process to construct a private marina, but they’ve been marketing the fantasy slips for nearly a year.

Wilk Real Estate, which represents The Breakers at 3128 Emmons Avenue, posted the above YouTube video in October 2009. The problem is that they hadn’t yet started the complex approval process to have it constructed, raising the question of whether or not they’ve been misleading residents.

The translation of the video is as follows:

Wilk Real Estate is offering a super-exclusive condo complex on the ocean shore with a private promenade, in the most prestigious area of Brooklyn on Emmons Avenue.  One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, luxurious penthouses, your own private marina for docking yachts, parking, swimming pool, gym, garage – this is life at the highest level and maximum comfort.

Similarly, in marketing copy on their website, they claim, “There will also be a marina in the near future!

But Emmons Avenue LLC, the registered development company, received its notice of completed application from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation on June 7, 2010. The department, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, still needs to review the impact of the private marina’s construction, leaving the proposal up in the air.

In fact, the marina may never be built.

As we noted yesterday, a number of community groups and Community Board 15 are opposing the construction of a private marina at that location. Opposition to a similar project at La Mer Villas stopped construction before it even began.

We don’t know what factors have influenced buyers to close the deal, but condos at The Breakers carry a hefty price tag. In March, a unit sold for nearly $1.3 million. There are currently 10 active listings on Street Easy, ranging in price from $377,000 for a one-bedroom to more than $1 million for a two-bedroom. The median price is $611,150.

So has Wilk Real Estate and Emmons Avenue LLC been swindling buyers with false promises?

Special thanks to Lev P., Alex E. and Marina M. for translating the video.

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  • Tj

    but the point that i dont get is that its your own private community with your own private marina. so basically if you arent a boat owner its pointless??? im not sure if anybody noticed but all of the local marinas are taking a beating the last 2 years do to gas prices. gas prices on the water are not the same as for your car. whatever street prices are its about $1.25 more on the water. i remember in 08 i was paying almost $5 a gallon on my jetski. either way as far as putting up docks go its a simple process. a few pile drivers and they are up in no time. i dont think they will be stupid enough to false advertise like that.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    “either way as far as putting up docks go its a simple process. a few pile drivers and they are up in no time.”

    Not so simple. You can't just claim public water in an enclosed Bay and say it's yours to build what you want. The marina they want to build requires dredging, which means debris will be stirred up, which is a problem for a bay that is so shallow the boats frequently bottom out. There are other concerns, too, which you can see on my post yesterday: (http://sheepshead.wpengine.com/2010/06/communit…)

    There's a reason there's a complex approval process overseeing these kinds of projects.

  • Tj

    if i recall last thing i heard u are allowed to build out a certain amount of feet. every peice of property along emmons has docks except that one. ill get some more info today from the guys at the boat yard that know about the sitsuation. either way what do you think about what i said about it being pointless to non-boat owners?

  • Tj

    actually i know for a fact that you cant dredge the bay according to the DEP laws. and you can only build out as far as the furthest dock already sitting in the bay.

  • Local Broker

    This is an example of idiots that ruined the real estate market. There are way to many agents/brokers that have no idea of what they are doing. Real estate is like any other financial market that needs some type of policing. The people who did buy there and thought that they were going to have a boat slip should sue the broker and developer.

  • ABu AYmen

    I like the ad BTW..
    But that is missleading,, unless they have no cluse that they will be opposed by CB15… and other agencies.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    Your comment about boat owners is like saying that it's pointless to buy an apartment that comes with parking because you don't have a car.

  • Tj

    u cant dredge the bay because it will disturb the bulkheads

  • Whwsailboat

    LOL:
    …a super-exclusive condo complex [exclusive to who?] on the ocean shore [since when is Sheephead Bay the ocean] with a private promenade [ I thought that part was public] , in the most prestigious area [really!] of Brooklyn on Emmons Avenue. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, luxurious penthouses, your own private marina for docking yachts, [forget your Bayliner] parking, swimming pool, gym, garage – this is life at the highest level and maximum comfort [what?, no accommodations for the paid crew?].

  • JOAN

    WILK DELIVERS, REMEMBER THAT

  • here to share

    Anything that WILK real estate does is lying………..
    Anyone that know Wilk real esttae knows that they are crooks………….

  • joan

    you dont know what you are talking about, thats not too bright

  • joan

    jealous?

  • Local Broker

    I have sold more real estate in the last 6-7 years than that company has sold since they first opened and i dont even know when that was. Guaranteed.

  • Local Broker

    I have sold more real estate in the last 6-7 years than that company has sold since they first opened and i dont even know when that was. Guaranteed.

  • Georgia

    This is America speak English on your video. Why should we click on translation?????

    • Anonymous

      This is America…. why do Mexicans dare speak spanish?

      or Russians, Russian?  

      Or Japanese, Japanese? 

      it’s America land of the Free, Don’t like something?  go eff yo self!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    They are reaching out to a Russian clientèle as an Amercian. Ned might know if they have a separate video for English speakers.

  • http://www.laurelcondominium.com Buy a Condo

    i don't think so, that Breakers Condo Agent Misleads With Fantasy Marina….i don't follow it.

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    Excellent! Great article, I already saved it to my favourite,

  • http://www.lasvegasfinehomes.com/ Las Vegas Luxury Homes

    That we don’t know but lemme tell you the price discrepancy is quite noticeable. 

  • http://diamondcake.com/luxury/luxury-real-estate Luxury Real Estate

    Well i don’t know what to say, but i think it’s really not fair to market something using the wrong term.

  • LeaterK

    Fraud