Manhattan

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

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, July 22, 2017

Images (L to R): 363 Bond Street, 525W52, Offerman House and 100 Steuben

  • Tour Hell’s Kitchen’s Industrially-Inspired 525W52 Courtesy of Field Condition [link]
  • Bond Street Development Redefines Living Next to the Gowanus Canal; See Inside [link]
  • New Rentals Launch with 1 Month Free at Historic Offerman House in Downtown Brooklyn [link]
  • Leasing Kicks Off at 100 Steuben in Clinton Hill; Prices from $1,999/Month with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Huis24 Now Leasing; Vibrant Rentals Debut in Long Island City Near Queensboro Plaza [link]
  • New Williamsburg Rental at 66 Ainslie Street Prepares for Launch [link]
  • Waterfront Rentals in Jersey City with Skyline Views from $2,140/Month and $500 Deposits [link]
  • New Listings at The Berkley in Williamsburg; Spacious Layouts with Balconies from $2,610/Month [link]
  • Summer Debut Announced for Long Island City Rental with Rooftop Pool Club & Half-Acre Private Park [link]
  • No-Fee Listings at New Luxury Rental Near Barclays Center in Prospect Heights [link]

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hudson yards, New Jersey, Policy, Transportation

hudson yards tunnel, gateway program

Photo of Hudson Yards Amtrak tunnel encasement via Tutor Perini

Currently, the first part of two box tunnels under the Hudson Yards development, below 10th and 11th Avenues on Manhattan’s west side, sits mostly finished. While construction of the final piece has yet to begin, when it’s complete the remaining section would link the tubes to the proposed new tunnel under the Hudson River, providing better access to Penn Station. However, according to the New York Times, both tunnel projects, which fall under the multi-billion dollar Gateway Program, lack the funding needed to finish.

More details here

Chelsea, Cool Listings

575 6th Avenue, cool listings, brad shellhammer, chelsea

eBay executive and Fab.com shopping site founder Bradford Shellhammer raced back from a vacation weekend to tour the Chelsea home he’s now selling for $2.2 million. He’s looking for more space that’s “more about texture than color,” the New York Post reports. In the years he’s been a resident at 575 Sixth Avenue, Shellhammer has transformed the Chelsea loft into a Memphis-style-meets-mid-century-modern masterpiece in sherbet hues, complete with art by Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Refinery29 once called the home “The Most Colorful Apartment We’ve EVER seen.”

Have a look

Cool Listings, East Village

526 East 5th Street, Annabelle Selldorf, East Village, Townhouse, cool listings

The neighborhood is known for its tiny, cramped apartments, so living in an East Village townhouse already seems impossibly fortunate. But this four-story, 5,200-square-foot townhouse at 26 East 5th Street has the extra bragging rights to a top-to-toe renovation by starchitect Annabelle Selldorf. Built in 1900, this single-family home uses a 35-foot deep extension to add light and square footage, and the current residents have packed those square feet with a colorful Pop art collection and perfectly imperfect details. Minus the art, it’s asking $7.5 million.

Take the tour

City Living, Policy, Upper East Side

Photo via Nick Allen on Flickr

With its 8.5 million residents, honking taxis, constant construction and vibrant nightlife scene, New York City remains one of the noisiest places on Earth. Although quieter neighborhoods like the Upper East Side once offered a quiet reprieve from the city’s cacophony, these pockets of peace are getting harder to find as NYC’s population expands. As the New York Times reported, despite the fact that noise pollution has already been linked to harmful health effects like stress, hypertension and heart disease, about 420,000 noise complaints were filed citywide with the city’s 311 hotline in 2016, more than doubling the number of complaints made in 2011.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

A renter gets the best of both worlds at this West Village apartment: a modern duplex with lofty, white interiors set in a historic, 1848 Greek Revival building along a cobblestone street. The building in question is 288 West 12th Street, a five-floor, eight-unit co-op. This particular three-bedroom can be rented for a cool $15,000 a month. Over 1,525 square feet, there are details like a wood-burning fireplace, 18-foot ceilings, and customized closets, not to mention access to a 350-square-foot private garden space.

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Features, History, More Top Stories, Washington Heights

fort george amusement park, manhattan, nyc history

The amusement park in 1908, photo by Seidman Photo Studio

Did you know Washington Heights and Inwood used to be home to a giant amusement park? In 1895, the Fort George Amusement Park opened on Amsterdam Avenue between 190th and 192nd Streets, overlooking the Harlem River in what is now Highbridge Park. Located in the same spot as George Washington’s fight against the British, “Harlem’s Coney Island” rivaled Brooklyn’s Coney Island with roller coasters, Ferris wheels, a skating rink, fortune tellers, music halls, casinos, and hotels.

Learn more about the Fort George Amusement Park

Major Developments, Midtown West, Transportation

Moynihan Train Hall, Empire State Development Corporation, Amtrak, MTA, ANDREW CUOMO, EMPIRE STATION COMPLEX, JAMES A. FARLEY POST OFFICE, MOYNIHAN STATION, PENN STATION, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, SOM, McKim, Mead & White, Madison Square Garden

The first phase of Governor Cuomo’s plan to revamp Penn Station wrapped up last month with two new entrances opening on the corners of West 31st and West 33rd Streets and Eighth Avenue. Plus, the West End Concourse was expanded and now boasts a new color scheme, LED screens and murals. Adding to the project’s progress, the state was approved for a federal loan on Tuesday for up to $550 million for the second phase of the plan, which will convert the Farley Post Office across the street into Moynihan Train Hall, expanding Penn Station floor space by 50 percent, as reported by Politico NY.

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Cool Listings, Gramercy Park

116 east 19th street, cool listings, gramercy, rentals, lofts

If you love Gramercy and you’re into classic lofts and/or pre-war apartments you’d have to be thick as a brick to pass up this $6,950 two-bedroom rental opportunity–because this sizable sunny second-floor walk-up at 116 East 19th Street is of all of the above. Gut-renovated and air-conditioned, the apartment’s multitude of brick serves as a reminder that you’re in a New York City building and not, say, a North Carolina time share.

More lofty brick this way

Cool Listings, Interiors, Soho

57 thompson street, soho, core, studio

The Soho cooperative 57 Thompson Street is full of apartments we like: like this cozy one bedroom asking $730,000 last year, or this dreamy two bedroom that was up for rent, or this straightforward one bedroom asking $625,000 last fall. Next up is the studio apartment #5F, now on the rental market for $2,500 a month. Located on a high floor of the six-story brick building, it’s a bright, renovated space with pretty pre-war details intact and a good amount of storage for just over 200 square feet.

The bedroom nook is beyond cozy