All posts by Ondel Hylton

Ondel is 6sqft's Market News Editor and the Digital Content Manager for CityRealty. He’s a lifelong New Yorker and comprehensive assessor of the city’s dynamic urban landscape. Ondel is an alumnus of Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, and is a LEED accredited professional. Beginning his career as a Junior Architect at DaSILVA Architects, Ondel moved to the public sector as an Analyst Architect for the New York City Office of Management and Budget. Aside from CityRealty and 6sqft, he is a volunteer at the Skyscraper Museum, a docent for the Municipal Arts Society, and leads architectural tours around the city.

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CityRealty, Queens, Rentals

Now Leasing: Newly Opened Long Island City Rentals

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, December 2, 2017

Images (L to R): Jackson Park, ARC and Hayden

The Queens neighborhood of Long Island City has had an incredible construction boom. Thousands of modern rental units in luxury sky-scraping buildings have nearly taken over the once primarily industrial district. To keep things competitive, developers are building to ever-increasing heights and equipping buildings with amenities worthy of an all-inclusive Caribbean resort.

Check out some of the latest to launch

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Photos via JDS Development/SHoP Architects

The American Copper Buildings, famous for their slanted silhouettes and already-iconic skybridge, commenced leasing in early 2017, but they’re now offering one month free on a 13-month lease and one month broker OP, according to the building’s website. Each of the two buildings has more than 300 unique layouts; current availabilities include studios from $2,975/month, one-bedrooms from $5,00/month, and two-bedrooms from $6,530/month.

More offers ahead

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

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, November 4, 2017

Images (L to R): HOUSE39, THE CRESCENDO, THE LANE and 180 WATER STREET

  • Live & Play at THE CRESCENDO: Unprecedented Rental in South Bronx Leasing from $2,100/Month [link]
  • One-of-a-Kind Rentals Debut on West Houston Street in Storied Greenwich Village Building [link]
  • Live at The Monterey: Leasing Special at Upper East Side Rental with Health Club and Pool [link]
  • Live at Carnegie Mews; Midtown West Rentals Near Central Park from $2,500/Month [link]
  • Studio to Three-Bedroom Rentals Debut at The Lane; See Inside the Downtown Brooklyn Homes [link]
  • HOUSE39 Reaches New Heights with Rooftop Amenities [link]
  • Leasing Special in Sutton Place; Oriana Offers 13-Month Leases with One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Leasing Launches at ‘Lenox’ in Paulus Hook; Luxury Jersey City Rentals from $2,290/Month [link]
  • Leasing Special on West 72nd Street: Apartments Above Trader Joe’s Listed with 1 Month Free [link]
  • New Fort Greene Rental ‘Caesura’ Reveals Floor Plans and Pricing; Move-In by December 15th [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals Available at Gateway, Battery Park City’s Original Waterfront Development [link]
  • Penthouse Collection Debuts at 180 Water Street; Luxury Rentals with Downtown Views from $3,295/Month [link]
  • Live at The Forge in Long Island City; Brand New Luxury Rentals from $2,515/Month [link]
  • Leasing Launches at Soho Lofts; Luxury Jersey City Rentals Start at $2,550/Month [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE

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

This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, October 28, 2017

Images (L to R): CHELSEA29, 800 UNION, ARC and 363 BOND

  • New Rental Tower ‘Chelsea29’ Offers Two Months Free & Launches Affordable Housing Lottery [link]
  • Brand New Rentals Debut in Ridgewood at ‘The Mill’ from $2,000/Month [link]
  • Exclusive Residences Debut at 91 Crosby Street in SoHo, Including Rare $30K Triplex Penthouse [link]
  • Rentals Debut at ‘ARC’ of Northern Boulevard in Long Island City; Apartments from $2,170/Month [link]
  • Special Offer at Charming Upper West Side Rental; Flex Lease Dates & $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • Modern Meets Rustic at Jersey City’s Modera Lofts; Two Months Free on 1 and 2 Bedroom Rentals [link]
  • New Availabilities at The Ellington in Midtown West; Studio to Two-Beds from $2,995/Month [link]
  • Classic New York Rentals at Columbus Circle Offer Two Months Free on Select Listings; Apartments from $2,979/Month [link]
  • Luxury Park Slope Rental 800 Union Opens for Leasing [link]
  • Prime Lenox Hill Rental The Wellesley Offers One Month Free Rent [link]
  • Opulent Upper East Side Rentals with One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Luxury Rentals Herald Gowanus’ Renaissance, Offer Up to 2 Months Free Rent [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, October 21, 2017

Images (L to R): LEFRAK CITY, 4720 CENTER BOULEVARD, 200 WATER STREET and PERCH HARLEM

  • At LeFrak City, New Amenities Unveiled After $70 Million Renovation; Rentals from $1,485/Month [link]
  • Luxury on the East River at View 34; No Fee Rentals with up to Three Bedrooms [link]
  • Leasing Continues at Perch Harlem, Built to Meet Passive House Standards; No Fee Rentals from $2,150/Month [link]
  • Rentals in FiDi for Immediate Occupancy: New Leases at The Renaissance Offer Two Months Free [link]
  • Luxury Spotted in Gowanus: Grand Opening of Rental at 326 Bond Street [link]
  • Incentives Offered at the BKLN Gold; Downtown Brooklyn Rentals from $2,066/Month [link]
  • Leasing Incentive at Chelsea Centro on West 26th Street; One-Bedrooms with $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • Brooklyn’s Tallest Building Reveals Amenities, Offers 1.5 Months Free Rent [link]
  • TF Cornerstone’s Long Island City Waterfront Rental Tower Is Leasing from $2,210/Month [link]
  • Stunning City & Waterfront Views from 200 Water Street, No-Fee Rentals in the Financial District [link]
  • Stylish No Fee Rentals Debut at 568 Lafayette, Two-Beds from $2,478/Month [link]
  • The Sutton Collection, Classic Manhattan Living with Style; Rentals From $2,100/Month [link]
  • Recently Renovated Upper West Side Buildings Offer Two Months Free [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

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

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, October 14, 2017

Images (L to R): THE ALEXEY, THE LAURA, THE LARSTRAND and DUNHAM PLACE

  • Style & Elegance at The Larstrand on West 77th Street; No-Fee Rentals Available Now [link]
  • Tetris-Like South Slope Building Launches Leasing; No Fee Rentals from $2,308/Month [link]
  • Bed-Stuy Rental Near the G Train Offers Two Months Free; One-Bedrooms from $2,350/Month [link]
  • Renovated Upper East Side Rentals with Lots of Storage at 245 East 80th Street in Yorkville [link]
  • Waterfront Location + Bridge Views Offered in Williamsburg’s Dunham Place, Priced From $2,950/Month With 1 Month Free [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals at Chelsea Tower on West 26th Street Offer One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Nestled on Nassau Street, These Sleek Financial District Rentals Are Listed From $2,949/Month [link]
  • Steps From Central Park, Renovated Rentals From $3,200/Month; See the Floorplans [link]
  • Live in One of the World’s Most Iconic Skyscrapers: New Leases at 70 Pine Street Include 1 Month Free [link]
  • Residences at 1 West Street Leasing with Incentives; See the Waterfront Rentals in Lower Manhattan [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

real estate trends, Technology

Anyone trawling through apartment listings may have noticed the upsurge of virtually staged apartment photos. The technique has proven to be a cost-effective and speedy alternative to traditional methods of staging vacant units. For those of you not fully warmed-up to the computer-aided technique, your reservations are understandable. Photos are the most important element to viewing listings online and we’ve all seen unappealing virtually-staged photos with disproportionate furnishings and unrealistic treatments. However, over the years, the realism produced by virtual staging companies has vastly improved—to the point many of the images are indecipherable from real photographs.

In New York City, Hasten is one of the companies leading the way in producing life-like listings furnished remotely through renderers and computer programs. We had a quick chat with Hasten’s CEO, Aleksandr Lanin, to get the scoop on virtual staging and its price and time advantages over traditional methods.

READ THE INTERVIEW AT CITYREALTY…

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, October 7, 2017

Images (L to R): FRONTIER, TOWER 28, LEVEL and 95 WALL

  • The Refinery, Newly Constructed Clinton Hill Rental Leasing from $2,150/Month [link]
  • A New Frontier: Leasing Begins at 210 East 39th Street with Two Months of Free Rent [link]
  • New Rentals Launch with 1 Month Free at Historic Offerman House in Downtown Brooklyn [link]
  • Tallest Residential Building in Queens Marks Grand Opening with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Hell’s Kitchen Rental Has a Full Workout Facility & Half Basketball Court [link]
  • At LEVEL, It’s About Balance; Brand New Waterfront Rentals Now Leasing in Williamsburg [link]
  • Rosario Candela-Designed Rental at 915 West End Avenue Debuts New Look, Offers Free Rent [link]
  • $250 Security Deposits with Approved Credit at 95 Wall Street in the Financial District [link]
  • A Look Inside 21 West End; Luxe Interiors, Cutting-Edge Amenities [link]
  • At 21 Chelsea, Sophisticated and Stylish Apartments Are Now Leasing with $500 Deposits [link]
  • A Reinvented Factory in Brooklyn: Authentic Lofts at 44 Berry Street in Williamsburg [link]
  • Leasing Special for Luxury Rentals in 42-Story Long Island City Tower; Studios from $2,600/Month [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals with $1,000 Deposits at 95 Horatio Street in the West Village [link]
  • Luxurious Upper West Side Rentals at Sessanta, and Stylish Amenities Too [link]
  • If Location is Everything, Look No Further Than Two Lincoln Square’s Luxury Rentals [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, September 30, 2017

The Latest Rental News & Offers (Images L to R): 507 WEST CHELSEA, KESTREL, 505W37 and 60 WATER

  • Live Inside a 35-Story Glass Tower Above the High Line & Hudson Yards [link]
  • Historic Park Slope Building is Reborn; Rentals from $3,500/Month [link]
  • New No-Fee Listings at The Kestrel, Award-Winning Brooklyn Rental [link]
  • Tranquility Abounds at This Boutique Rental in the Vibrant East Village [link]
  • Let the Light Shine In: Midtown West Rental Tower with $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • Renovated Two-Bedrooms in East Harlem from $2,795/Month [link]
  • Between Iconic Bridges, See Inside the Waterfront Rentals at 60 Water [link]
  • Leasing Specials at 2 Gold Street in the Financial District [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

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

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, September 23, 2017

Images (L to R): 555TEN, 250 EAST HOUSTON, ENCLAVE AT THE CATHEDRAL and YORKSHIRE TOWERS

  • East Side Views & More; $1,000 Deposit Special at Murray Hill High Rise Rentals [link]
  • 250 E. Houston Ditches Red Square Name and Communist Statue, Offers Concession on Newly-Renovated Apartments [link]
  • Extell Unveils 555X, Premier High-Floor Rentals on Manhattan’s West Side [link]
  • Elegant Upper East Side Rentals with Amenities to Pamper Yourself; Listings from $2,417/Month [link]
  • Brodsky’s Enclave at the Cathedral Offers 1 Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Classically Modern: The Buchanan Offers Free Rent For Its ‘Reborn’ Luxury Interiors & Amenities [link]
  • East Harlem Design Standout 329 Pleasant Avenue Offers 1 Month Free Rent [link]
  • Final Units at Brooklyn Garden Houses Offering Communal Gardens + One Month Free Rent [link]
  • Brand New Rentals at The Posthouse in Clinton Hill Listed from $2,175/Month [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

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