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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Emrys Fitzgerald, Sat, June 24, 2017

Images (L to R): Hub, The Forge, The Corner and The Lane

  • A Look Inside Harlem 125 as the New Rental Debuts on Harlem’s Main Street [link]
  • Leasing Special on West 72nd Street: Apartments Above Trader Joe’s Listed with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Newly Launched Jersey City Rental Partners with Airbnb, Achieves Record Price Per Square Foot [link]
  • Live in Brooklyn’s Tallest Building: New ‘Hub’ Rental Tower Leasing with 1 Month Free[link]
  • Leasing Launches at Long Island City’s The Forge; Luxury Rentals from $2,485/Month [link]
  • Williamsburg Mega-Rental, “LEVEL” Launches Leasing for July 1 Move-ins [link]
  • Kips Bay Rental Tower Relaunches as The Lanthian; Renovated Apartments from $3,438/Month [link]
  • Pair of Rental Buildings Debut on Greene Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant [link]
  • Teaser Site Launches for 21-Story Rental Tower Coming to Downtown Brooklyn[link]
  • Leases with 1 Month Free at West 52nd Street Rental Tower, The Ellington [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Apartment Deals, CityRealty

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Emrys Fitzgerald, Sat, June 17, 2017

Images (L to R): Harlem 125, 7 West 21st Street, Caesura and LEVEL

  • Pricing Revealed for Paris Forino-Designed Williamsburg Rental [link]
  • Fort Greene Rental Reveals New Renderings & Launches Affordable Housing Lottery [link]
  • Leases at Morris Adjmi-Designed 7W21 Offer 2 Months of Free Rent [link]
  • Summer Special in Sutton Place; Oriana Offers 14-Month Leases with 2 Months Free [link]
  • New Bed-Stuy Rental Launches Leasing and Offers Modern Apartments from $1,930/Month [link]
  • New Harlem Rentals Debut on 125th Street; Apartments from $1,994/Month [link]
  • Williamsburg Mega-Rental, “LEVEL” Launches Leasing for July 1 Move-ins [link]
  • Leases Come with 1 Month Free at West 52nd Street Rental Tower, The Ellington [link]
  • New Industrial Bushwick Rental Offering One Month Free Rent; Prices From $2,850/Month [link]
  • You Can Now Live in Brooklyn’s First Public High School; No-Fee Rentals with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Renovation with Respect: The New 123 Kent Avenue Launches Leasing with 2-bedrooms for $3,325/Month [link]
  • 1-Bedrooms Available at Chelsea Centro with $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • Classic New York Rentals at Columbus Circle Offer 1 Month Free on Select Listings; Apartments from $2,850/Month [link]
  • Grand Opening Leasing Special at New 50-Unit Williamsburg Rental Near McCarren Park [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, New Jersey, Rentals

FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Emrys Fitzgerald, Fri, June 9, 2017

Images (L to R): The Ellipse, 1007 Atlantic Avenue, 33 Bond Street and 70 Pine Street

  • Live in One of the World’s Most Iconic Skyscrapers: New Leases at 70 Pine Street Include 1 Month Free [link]
  • Downtown Brooklyn’s Topped-Out Tower with New Subway Entrance Nears Completion; See the Photos [link]
  • Clinton Hill’s 1007 Atlantic Avenue Launches Leasing; 1-Beds from $2,215/Month [link]
  • Model Units Unveiled at Ellipse, Jersey City’s New Waterfront High Rise; Now Leasing from $2,675/Month [link]
  • A Look at The Brooklyn Zinc; New Prospect Heights Rental Launches Leasing with 13th Month Free [link]
  • A Look Inside 21 West End; Luxe Interiors, Cutting-Edge Amenities + 2 Months Free on a 14-Month Lease [link]
  • Pre-Leasing Specials Revealed at Downtown Brooklyn’s 33 Bond Street; See the Floorplans [link]
  • In Chelsea, Newly Renovated Art Deco Rental Offers 12-Month Leases with 1 Month Free [link]
  • These Contemporary Rentals Just Debuted in South Williamsburg; 2-Bedrooms from $3,450/Month [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

Images (L to R): 325 Kent Avenue, Capitol at Chelsea, 82 South 6th Street and West 54th Apartments

  • 325 Kent to Open this July on the Former Domino Sugar Site; New Renderings & Pricing Revealed [link]
  • Don’t Be Boxed-Up This Summer: Outdoor Amenities Reign at This Midtown Rental Just Two Blocks from the Greenway [link]
  • South Williamsburg Has a New Boutique Rental – And It’s Sure to Fill-Up Fast [link]
  • FRANK 57 WEST Offers a Sneak-Peek at Interiors, 65-Unit Rental Set to Open This Summer [link]
  • If Location is Everything, Look No Further Than Two Lincoln Square; Now Leasing with 2 Months Free [link]
  • At 21 Chelsea, Sophisticated and Stylish Apartments Are Now Leasing with $500 Deposits [link]
  • This Landmarked Art Deco Tower in the Financial District Has All the Modern Conveniences [link]
  • A Look Inside Renovated Rentals in a Handsome Chelsea High Rise [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Architecture, condos, Construction Update, Harlem, New Developments

The Style Condos, Harlem Apartments, East Harlem condos, NYC development, rendering

Two years after renderings were first unveiled, 6sqft brings a construction update for a two-building condominium complex rising in East Harlem. Known as the Style and developed by the the Fane Organization, the property sits on a block-through parcel of land between East 131st and 132nd Streets, bound by Madison and Park Avenues.

The Style’s 31 residences are housed in two buildings with distinct addresses on opposite ends of the lot, but they’re unified by an interconnecting lobby and courtyard. Gene Kaufman Architects is handling the design of the buildings, which are similar, but not identical. Despite the project’s bold name, however, they’re quite ordinary in design. The most distinguishing feature are sand-colored frames encircling the exteriors’ windowed and black-paneled areas, reminiscent of Midtown’s Solow Building (but without the bell bottoms).

More details ahead

Architecture, Construction Update, Harlem, New Developments, Rentals

Beaux Arts architecture, 92 Morningside Avenue, ND Architecture & Design, Harlem development

Built in 1901 as a seven-story residential building, the distinctive Beaux Arts-style apartment house at 92 Morningside Avenue in Harlem has shed its scaffolding after a two-year renovation/restoration by ND Architecture & Design. It’s also officially launched its teaser website that announces leasing of its 45 rental units will begin this spring.

The site reveals unit interiors will have “prewar-inspired floor plans, contemporary design, and masterfully crafted finishes.” The living experience is branded as “prewar parkside perfection” with “luxurious parkside living in a re-imagined Beaux-Arts masterpiece.” Layouts will range from one- to four-bedroom residences with some duplex apartments. Amenities will include bike parking, a recreation room, a rooftop terrace and professional concierge services.

The full history of the site

Clinton Hill, condos, Construction Update, New Developments

500 Waverly, w500, Clinton Hill, Orange Management

The teaser site has launched for Clinton Hill’s seven-story condo development known as Waverly Brooklyn. The project, developed by Andrew Bradfield’s Orange Management, will accommodate 48 condominium units throughout roughly 60,000 square feet of floor area. The architect is Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects (GKV), who have perfected textured exteriors comprised of exposed cast-in-place concrete. Inside there will be studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom condominium residences.

More info this way

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Lower East Side, New Developments, Rentals

Essex Crossing Site 5, 145 Clinton Street, Beyer Blinder Belle (1)

The nine-site Essex Crossing plan underway on the Lower East Side will bring more than 1.9 million square feet of residential, commercial, and community space to the largest undeveloped swath of land in the borough south of 96th Street. The long-tweeked master plan is being developed by an alliance named Delancey Street Associates, which consists of BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.

The plan’s site 5, located just a block southwest of the Manhattan entrance of the Williamsburg Bridge at 145 Clinton Street, will bring 211 apartments, 73,000 square feet of retail space, and a 15,000-square-foot park to the full-block parcel between Grand, Clinton, Broome and Suffolk streets. Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners are the designers of the red-brick tower and recently published a set of renderings, first shown to the community in 2015, giving us a more detailed look at the $110 million, 15-story building.

More details and renderings ahead

Architecture, New Developments, Williamsburg

220-222 Withers Street, BK Developers, zproekt

Here’s our first glimpse of a pair of four-story residential buildings at 220-222 Withers Street in East Williamsburg. Renderings recently published by the site’s owner, BK Developers, depict two identical, eight-unit buildings faced with a routine exterior of red brick, multi-pane windows, and dark metal trim. Three floors are flush to the streetwall, while the fourth is setback. Within each 5,000-square-foot building, the first and second floors will each house a single unit while the upper two levels will contain a duo of duplexes.

More ahead

Architecture, New Developments, Soho

Soho Cast-Iron Building Regains Its Lost Floors…and Then Some

By Emrys Fitzgerald, Wed, February 10, 2016

SoHo, Cast-Iron District, LPC, Landmarks Preservation

A rendering of the new addition (L); A historic view of the building from a 1930s tax photo (R)

A truncated two-story building in Soho’s Cast-Iron Historic District is regaining its lost floors, and then some. In 2013, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a four-story addition to 29 Greene Street that sought to recapture the structure’s original design, and now steel framing is heading up. Built in 1878 as a four-floor building with a classic cast-iron front, a fire destroyed the top two floors sometime before the area’s landmark designation in 1974. Enough historic detail remained for the Commission to include the building in the district, and now its remaining cast-iron elements will be used to replicate the facade on upper floors.

More details ahead

adaptive reuse, affordable housing, Harlem, housing lotteries, New Developments, Rentals

Dattner Architects, Residencess at P.S

Earlier this week, Curbed reported that one of the first affordable housing developments financed under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan will kick off its lottery today. The former school building at 525 West 145th Street in Hamilton Heights has been rehabbed into apartments and a community space and now goes by the name The Residences at PS 186.

The project will bring 78 sure-to-be-sought-after affordable apartments to low- and middle-income households earning between $18,729 and $142,400 per year. In all, there will be 19 studio units, 47 one-bedrooms, and 12 two-bedrooms available for various income ranges and household sizes. The cheapest units will be two studio apartments priced at $508 per month, available for single-person households earning between $18,789 -$24,200. Half of the units will be set aside for local residents and five percent for city employees.

Lots more details and find out if you qualify

gentrification, Policy, real estate trends

Mom and Pops, NYC retail, chain stores, NYC shopping, Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, Alicia Glen, Rent Control, Retail Diversity

Courtesy of James and Karla Murray authors/photographers of “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York

“The evidence of disease is everywhere,” claims Jeremiah Moss. No, he’s not talking about New Yorkers’ health; this is something he believes is even more merciless: hyper-gentrification. Moss, the pseudonymic chief editor behind the “bitterly nostalgic” blog Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York and the founder of the anti-gentrification movement #SaveNYC, and James and Karla Murray, authors and photographers of “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” submitted a short film to last month’s Municipal Arts Society Summit 2015. The ten-minute clip opens with a sinister assertion that “the soul of New York is dying,” and plays as a visual obituary of the small businesses we have lost over the past two decades.

Shortly after Jeremiah’s melancholic melodrama, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen was asked whether New York should adopt commercial rent control policies. Unconvinced this is an applicable solution, she instead emphasized that a “healthy and vibrant mix of businesses” is important and “bad” businesses must be allowed to fail. Nor is Glen convinced of the plight of the mom and pop, calling it a Manhattan-centric argument. While she acknowledges certain neighborhoods are changing rapidly, she says independent businesses are thriving in other boroughs.

Watch Jeremiah’s video and hear more of Glen’s argument

Hotels, Manhattan, New Developments

Washington Heights, Cliff Hotel, Uptown Manhattan, New York City Hotels 2

Overnight visitors to Washington Heights–you know, that hotel-free neighborhood “upstate somewhere”—will soon have two brand new lodging options. Both hotels feature geographic monikers, will yield more than 100 rooms combined, and will reportedly open this summer.

more on the two new developments here

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