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Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals, Uncategorized

FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, February 24, 2017

  • FiDi’s 180 Water Street Announces March Opening; Now Leasing No Fee Rentals + One Month Free [link]
  • Renovated Apartments at Stonehenge Tower on Upper West Side Leasing with Two Months Free + $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • Renovated Apartments in Prospect Heights Offer One Month of Free Rent with 14-Month Leases [link]
  • Amenity-Packed QLIC Offering One Month Free On New Leases; One-Bedrooms from $2,577/Month [link]
  • Grand Opening of 10 Lexington Avenue in Clinton Hill; One Month Free on Select Listings [link]
  • $1,000 Security Deposits at Murray Hill Tower on East 40th Street; Studios from $2,995/month [link]
  • Williamsburg’s The Berkley Offers Two Months Free on 14-Month Leases; Studios from $2,567/Month [link]
  • Leasing Debut at New 8-Story East Harlem Rental, 2139 Third Avenue [link]
  • Newly Opened Boutique Rental on East 81st Street Offers Expansive Layouts with One Month Free [link]
  • Contemporary Amenities & Two Landscaped Roof Decks at Chelsea Centro, Now Leasing with $1,000 Deposits and 1 Month OP [link]
  • Leasing Launch at New Collection of Harlem Rentals with One Month Free; Studios from $2,308/Month [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): Chelsea Centro, 180 Water Street, The Berkley and 222 East 81st Street

Bed Stuy, Cool Listings, Interiors

Talk about an apartment with good bones. This modern condo was carved from the historic four-story townhouse at 347 Gates Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The condo conversion brought sleek finishes to each floor-through apartment, and this one on the third floor is now asking $855,000. It is located on a block of Bed-Stuy lined with picturesque townhouses, just a half block from the main drag of Bedford Avenue and close to the A/C trains on the Nostrand stop.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

This three-story brick townhouse is nestled on a charming street of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, the Brooklyn neighborhood east of Prospect Park. 88 Midwood Street also has some nice surprises inside, like carved woodwork, a big wood burning fireplace and a bonus sunroom. If you’re on the hunt for a lovely Brooklyn townhouse with some historic details still in tact—and have $2.399 million to spare—look no further.

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Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, More Top Stories

Built in 1824, 24 Middagh Street is a charming, wood-frame, Federal house in Brooklyn Heights that has the distinction of being the oldest home in the neighborhood. And it’s just gotten a price chop to $6,650,000 (it first listed this past September for the first time in nearly 60 years, asking $7 million). The listing says most of the original interior details–like wood floors, fireplaces, and moldings–are intact, and the five-bedroom residence even comes with a landscaped backyard and separate, two-bedroom carriage house.

More on the home this way

Coney Island, History, Video

Cycling culture in New York City has been a growing trend for over 20 years. However, its popularity and the bike lanes of modern day New York have yet to reach the impressive status of Coney Island’s 1920s bicycle racing Velodrome. The Velodrome was a wooden racetrack that seated approximately 10,000 people, each of whom came to cheer or jeer the area’s best cyclists.

more details here

Clinton Hill, Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes

578 Myrtle Avenue, Clinton Hill, Townhouses, outdoor spaces, cool listings, quirky homes

This three-story, two-family Clinton Hill townhouse at 578 Myrtle Avenue, zoned to allow a commercial establishment on the ground floor, has plenty of living space and lots of income potential. Asking $2.5 million, the current setup as a painter’s single-family home and workspace further underscores the freedom and fun of townhouse living. The light-filled top floor is currently used as a studio for the artist-in-residence (his favorite subjects are “ballet dancers, bullfighters, and women of the night, lounging in opulent bedrooms,” as seen above) whose enjoyment of rouge, magenta, blue and beyond can be seen throughout the house.

No, we have no idea what’s on the back of that chair

Architecture, Clinton Hill, Design, Interiors

O'Neill McVoy Architects, Clinton Hill, Townhouse, Architecture, Courtyard, Skylight, Carriage house, interiors

A thoroughly transformative re-design by New York studio O’Neill McVoy Architects turns a historic red brick townhouse on a slender 24- by 76-foot lot in need of light and air into an ultra-bright and inspiring modern residence for a young family. The Clinton Hill Courtyard House, in a landmarked section of the neighborhood, was built in 1877 as a carriage house for the mansion next door. The historic integrity of the home’s exterior was left intact, but inside, three strategic openings–including skylights, a central courtyard, and a perforated interior stair wall–were created to let in light and air everywhere for daily living.

So much sunlight, in so many creative ways

Art, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Brooklyn Bridge Park is the last place we’d expect to find a menacing art installation summoning feelings of nothingness. But come May, Anish Kapoor will bring his acclaimed installation “Descension” to one of the park’s busiest stretches, Pier 1. As described by The NY Public Art Fund (the project’s curator), Descension is a 26-foot diameter whirlpool that funnels pitch-black, naturally dyed water below ground, inviting visitors to carefully peer into its swirling abyss.

more details here

Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Fri, February 17, 2017

New York City Rental Concessions
  • HOUSE39 Launches Leasing; New Curving Glass Tower Offers Two Months Free of Early Occupancy [link]
  • Teaser Site Launches for Newly-Dubbed Hudson Yards Rental, ‘Henry Hall’ [link]
  • Listings Debut at Hub with One Month Free; Apartments in Brooklyn’s Tallest Tower from $2,450/Month [link]
  • FiDi’s 180 Water Street Announces March Opening; Now Leasing No Fee Rentals + One Month Free [link]
  • Special Offers Through February 28th at 45 Wall Street in the Financial District; Studios from $2,655/Month [link]
  • Two Months of Free Rent + More Offers at Midtown West’s 455W37; Studios Starting from $2,650/Month [link]
  • Grand Opening of Theater House, Murray Hill Rentals Priced from $3,200/Month [link]
  • One Month Free at LIC High-Rise with Rooftop Health Club, Glass Enclosed Heated Pool [link]
  • One Month of Free Rent at The Fairmont; Upper East Side Living on East 75th Street in Lenox Hill [link]
  • Clinton Hill’s 105 Grand Avenue Offering One Month Free With 14-Month Leases [link]
  • April Occupancy Announced for Karim Rashid’s East Harlem Rental; Listings Hit Market from $2,500/Month [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): HUB, House39, Theater House and Henry Hall

Cool Listings, Interiors, Williamsburg

This is penthouse loft living at its finest at the Williamsburg condo 138 Broadway, also known as the Smith Gray. Constructed in 1884 as the cast-iron Smith and Gray Department Store Building, this building was converted to condos back in 2002. This unit last sold in 2006 for $1.2 million and now it’s hit the market for twice that much. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse boasts ceiling heights anywhere from 9 up to 25 feet, with lots of the building’s original exposed brick on display.

Take a look

Architecture, Design, Williamsburg

Carroll House, LOT-EK, shipping containers, williamsburg, design,

It would hardly raise an eyebrow to note that the Brooklyn couple behind the wildly popular Williamsburg barbecue joint Fette Sau hired an architect to build them a 25-by-100-foot home on a corner lot in the neighborhood. But in this case, the architects are Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano of the firm LOT-EK, which means the house in question is likely to cause at least a few double-takes. Rising from that corner lot, this remarkable single-family residence was made from 21 steel shipping containers, tamed and transformed into a sleek and surprisingly livable home.

See more of this unconventional home of corrugated steel and glass

Cool Listings, Gowanus, Interiors

Valentine’s Day may have just passed but the backyard of this Gowanus townhouse looks romantic for any day of the year. Decked out with greenery, tea lights and a mini guest house, it’s a nice perk to the historic brick three-bedroom, two-bathroom triplex townhouse at 112 14th Street. The $1.495 million pad is plenty charming inside, too, with exposed brick walls, four fireplaces and high ceilings throughout.

Take a peek inside

Architecture, New Developments, Sunset Park

WXY architecture + urban design, Made in NYC Campus, Sunset Park development, Bush Terminal

Last week, 6sqft took an in-depth look at how Sunset Park has become the new frontier for the city’s garment industry, thanks to “several industrial conversions [that] offer cheaper rents, better equipped real estate, and a creative, collaborative community.” Part of the city’s push to revitalize the fashion trade in the burgeoning Brooklyn nabe is a collaboration with its “Made in New York” marketing campaign, which has previously been geared towards promoting film and television productions and technology companies. They’ll also be investing $136 million to create the “Made in NYC Campus,” a renovation of two waterfront Bush Terminal structures that will provide affordable space for film, fashion, and virtual reality tech companies, as well as a new pedestrian-friendly plazas and streets. The city’s Economic Development Corporation has tapped WXY architecture + urban design to design the complex, and the firm has revealed a batch of renderings that showcase the project.

All the renderings and more details ahead

Architecture, DUMBO, New Developments

10 Jay Street, ODA Architecture, Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery, DUMBO office building

It’s been eight months since ODA Architecture received its final approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to convert the former Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery building in Dumbo into a modern retail and office site. We’ve previously seen renderings of 10 Jay Street‘s prismatic East River-facing elevation–which was inspired by sugar crystals, the nearby Manhattan Bridge, and the neighborhood’s historic steel and brick facades–and now that the rehab is in full swing, CityRealty noticed that the leasing team has debuted a new website with never-before-seen renderings of the brick east wall, adjoining waterfront plaza, retail space, and offices.

See all the renderings ahead

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Park Slope

Mahogany millwork, plaster ceiling moldings, stained-glass windows: these are just a few of the stunning details to be found inside this historic Park Slope townhouse at 566 First Street. A restoration sought to restore as much of the limestone home–which was built in 1906–as possible, while at the same time integrating modern amenities from a dumbwaiter to audio and lighting systems. And now the 4,900-square-foot stunner is on the market for $5.475 million.

Take the grand tour

affordable housing, Downtown Brooklyn, housing lotteries

33 Bond Street, Handel Architects, TF Cornerstone, Downtown Brooklyn affordable housing, Downtown Brooklyn rentals

A new 25-story rental building in booming Downtown Brooklyn is nearing completion at 33 Bond Street, just a block or two away from almost every subway line and a few blocks from BAM. Developer TF Cornerstone paid $70 million for the site, a former parking garage, in early 2014, partnering with Handel Architects on the rather standard, bulky, glassy design. In total, there will be 714 apartments, 143 of which have been set aside as affordable. These below-market rate units are now up for grabs through the city’s affordable housing lottery and range from $897/month studios to $1,166/two-bedrooms for households earning 60 percent of the area median income.

Find out if you qualify

Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals, Uncategorized

FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

By Ondel Hylton, Mon, February 13, 2017

rental concessions
  • More Amenities Unveiled at Extell’s Midtown Rental 555Ten; Leasing Continues with Free Rent Offer [link]
  • Stonehenge Offering Two Months Free + $1,000 Security Deposits at 101W15 in Chelsea [link]
  • Long Island City’s 1QPS Tower Launches Leasing with Two Months Free; Studios from $1,989/Month [link]
  • 100 West 143rd Street Offering One Month of Free Rent on Newly Renovated Residences [link]
  • Lauded Rental High-Rise in Long Island City Offers Two Months of Free Rent + $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • One Month Free with One Year Leases at The Lucerne on the Upper East Side [link]
  • New Karl Fisher Rental Opens in Greenpoint; 544 on the Park Kicks Off Leasing with Half-Month’s Free Rent [link]
  • Williamsburg’s Bright & Cheery 34 Berry Street Offering One Month of Free Rent [link]
  • Special Rental Offers at 140 Riverside Boulevard Apartments on the Upper West Side [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): 4545 Center Boulevard, 555Ten, 1 QPS Tower and 140 Riverside Boulevard

Design, Interiors, Windsor Terrace

Barker Freeman Design Office got creative with this townhouse renovation in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn by taking the interior structural columns of the home and transforming them into bookshelves. The result was a win for architect Alexandra Barker’s book-loving clients Gayle Forman, a prolific author of young-adult books, and Nick Tucker, her musician-librarian husband. Barker told Brownstoner that the shelving system is essentially a “low-cost design feature.” And she noted, “They add visual interest using something most people already have.” But that was only one element in an overhaul that modernized the main floor of this historic 20-foot-wide wood frame house.

See the full renovation

condos, Greenpoint, New Developments, Rentals

Rendering: Neoscape; Construction photo: Will Femia

Greenpoint’s new waterfront skyline is quickly taking shape, as CityRealty reports the neighborhood’s first skyscraper has just topped off. The tower, measuring 400 feet, will be Greenpoint’s tallest, stretching 39 stories above the characteristically low-slung neighborhood now dominated by squat residential buildings and warehouses. With a somewhat uninspired name, The Greenpoint (as it will be known) will bring 95 high-end condos and 287 rental apartments to a block-long stretch of the area.

more details here

Brooklyn, Queens, Transportation

New Yorkers living in the outer reaches of Brooklyn and Queens may soon find some relief when it comes to their daily commutes. The MTA’s New York City Transit Riders Council (NYCTRC) is looking to make travel more efficient and affordable for those residing in the city’s transit deserts through a “Freedom Ticket” pilot initiative that will, says Gothamist, temporarily offer discounted flat-fee tickets for bus, subway and commuter rail travel with unlimited free transfers.

more details here

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