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condos, Midtown East, New Developments

The busy architects over at Issac & Stern posted on their website an image of a yet-to-be-built 19-story tower at 378-380 Third Avenue in Kips Bay. Their page indicates the building will be residential and commercial and will encompass approximately 61,000 square feet of floor area. The development would replace two existing five-story walk-ups that each contain well-regarded drinking and eating establishments. The ground floor of 378 Third Avenue is occupied by the east side branch of the highly rated Italian restaurant Coppola’s Trattoria, and next door at 380 Third Avenue, the ground floor is occupied by the bar Tavern on Third, which hails itself as one of the best Chicago Bears bar in New York City.

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Cool Listings, Murray Hill

242 East 25th Street, Murray Hill, Midtown South, Apartments for rent, apartments for sale, condop, Garden apartment, solarium, cool listings

Here’s a NYC apartment that’s thoroughly Manhattan, but, if you’re standing in the right spot, could be any suburban home. Located in a bustling East Side spot that’s either Gramercy, Kips Bay, Murray Hill or Midtown South, depending on whom you talk to, this two-bedroom garden condop at 242 East 25th Street just hit the rental market for $6,500/month. And if you can’t bear to part with it, you’re in luck, it’s also for sale (asking $1.995 million).

The apartment is only 939 square feet, but it’s well-configured, with bedrooms on either side of spacious common areas–and, more importantly, one of those areas is a glass-walled solarium that overlooks a 785-square-foot private deck and backyard that extends your space in a way most New Yorkers envy.

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Architecture, Gramercy Park, New Developments, Rentals

335 East 27th Street, carmel place, Monadnock Development, My Micro NYC, nARCHITECTS

Moving day inches closer for those looking to claim a module in the city’s first micro apartment complex. As of this week, My Micro NY is fully stacked, rising 120 feet from its site at 335 East 27th Street at the border of Gramercy in Kips Bay. The project, also known as Carmel Place, is the product of a city-sponsored design competition launched by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012 as a way to test out if micro dwellings could be an answer to the city’s housing shortage, and in turn give enough reason for adjusting NY’s dated building codes to allow for smaller units better suited for today’s shrinking households. As it stands, the legal minimum is 400 square feet, while My Micro NY’s apartments measure a mere 260 to 360 square feet.

More images of the construction

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