New Developments

affordable housing, Bronx, New Developments

Bronx Commons, WHEDco, WXY Architecture, Danois Architects, Bronx Music Hall, South Bronx affordable housing, BFC Partners

Bronx Commons via Danois

The $160 million Bronx Commons mixed-use development, located in the borough’s Melrose neighborhood, broke ground in January. When complete, it will combine affordable housing, retail, landscaped public space, and a 300-seat music and arts venue known as Bronx Music Hall. As 6sqft previously reported, the Hall was envisioned as a way to celebrate and revitalize “the deeply rooted history of cutting edge Bronx music,” which nonprofit developers WHEDco and BFC Partners also hoped to address by setting aside 15 percent of the 305 below-market rate apartments for older musicians. But as the Times explains, despite the South Bronx’s past as a hub for jazz and doo-wop music venues and sidemen, the city says this may be in violation of fair housing laws that prohibit preferences based on age or race.

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Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, Rentals

no fee rentals, new york city apartments, rental concessions
  • Sutton Place High Rise Re-Introduced as Oriana Launches Leasing with Two Months Free [link]
  • Downtown Rentals at 90W in the Financial District Offer Up to 2 Months Free [link]
  • Spring 2017 Leasing Announced for DUMBO’s 181 Front Street, Website Launches with New Photos [link]
  • LIC Rental ‘The Independent’ Offers Two Months Free with 14-Month Lease [link]
  • New Uptown Rental ‘Harlem 125’ Prepares for Spring 2017 Leasing [link]
  • Williamsburg’s Printhouse Lofts Now Leasing with 1 Month Free on a 13-Month Lease [link]
  • Security Deposit Discount at Jersey City’s 70 Greene Apartments – Only $1,000 Required [link]
  • LIC’s ‘The Forge’ to Begin Leasing in Summer 2017 [link]
  • Free Month of Rent + Acres of Greenery at The Opal, Studios From $1,765/Month [link]
  • Select Listings at Boerum Hill’s Court House Apartments Offer One Month Free with 13-Month Leases [link]
  • Enjoy the Open Air Oasis at LIC’s The Maximilian, Now Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
  • No-Fee Rentals at 95 Horatio Street in the West Village; Only $1,000 Security Deposits Required [link]
  • $500 Security Deposits at 180 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights [link]
  • Newly Renovated Rentals in Two Bridges Leasing with Two Months Free; 1-Beds from $2,014/Month [link]
  • Only $1,000 Security Deposit Required at Upper West Side Rental, The Westmont [link]
  • Up to Two Months of Free Rent at 33 West End Avenue on Upper West Side [link]
  • Midtown West Rental Skyscraper 505W37 Offering One Month Free + $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
  • Theater District High Rise on West 48th Street Leasing with Two Months Free + Discounted Deposits [link]
  • Up to Two Months Free at The Centra in Midtown East [link]
  • The Ellington in Midtown Offers One Month Free with Leases for One & Two Bedrooms [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): The Forge, Harlem 125, Printhouse Lofts and 70 Greene Street

Major Developments, Midtown West

Manhattan West, Whole Foods, Brookfield Properties, 5 Manhattan West

Along with its glassy towers on the rise and big-name corporations leasing office space, the Hudson Yards district is now displaying another show of how the mega-development is pushing the once-desolate Midtown West area forward–the announcement of a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods. The green grocer will move into Brookfield Property’s eight-acre Manhattan West complex, located at 5 Manhattan West on the corner of 10th Avenue and West 31st Street, directly across from Related’s Hudson Yards. Echoing the sentiment of the “Whole Foods effect“–the pattern of real estate values increasing when high-end grocery stores open nearby, both due to convenience and prestige–a press release from the developer says the news “is a significant first step in creating a first-of-its-kind global retail hub at Manhattan West.”

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affordable housing, Bronx, mott haven, New Developments, Policy

570 East 137th Street

Rendering of Mill Brook Terrace courtesy of NYCHA

As part of the New York City Housing Authority’s NextGen initiative–the controversial policy of partnering with private companies to develop housing on open space in existing public housing projects–an affordable senior development is coming to the South Bronx. As reported by NY Yimby, Mill Brook Terrace in Mott Haven will be a nine-story, 169-unit building at 570 East 137th Street and will be set aside for seniors who earn no more than 50 percent of the area media income, or less than $36,250. Designed by Perkins Eastman Architects, the building will include a 9,000-square-foot senior center on the ground floor, which will include a commercial kitchen, community space, activity room and an outdoor garden.

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

NYC Rental Concessions and Pecial Offers, NYC rentals
  • Brookfield Launches Leasing at The Eugene with One Month Free; Sole Residential Building in Manhattan West is Now Midtown’s Tallest Rental [link]
  • Leasing Launches at Hayden; Studios Starting from $2,281 with One Month Free [link]
  • Leasing Launches for Phase One of Journal Squared; Live in 53-Story Tower for $1,855/Month [link]
  • Avalon Brooklyn Bay Prepares for Leasing; Beach-, Bay- & Pool-Side Living in Sheepshead Bay [link]
  • Clinton Hill’s 180 Franklin Ave Offers Studios to Duplex Townhomes with One Month Free [link]
  • Spring 2017 Leasing Announced for New 12-Story Midtown Rental, The Lewis [link]
  • Flatiron District’s 7 West 21st Street Now Leasing with Two Months Free + Discounted Deposits [link]
  • Chelsea Tower on West 26th Street Leasing With One or Two Months Free [link]
  • Leasing Has Launched at Newly Constructed 19-Unit Rental in Red Hook, Brooklyn [link]
  • Reimagined Prewar Apartments at 25 Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
  • Limited Time Free Rent Offer Jersey City’s The Beacon [link]
  • $1,000 DepositSpecial at Murray Hill’s Parc East Apartments on East 27th Street [link]
  • Lease at The Caledonia and Receive a $1,000 Gift Card [link]
  • Have Stunning City & Waterfront Views from 200 Water Street, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
  • Up to Two Months Free + $1000 Security Deposits at The Olivia on West 33rd Street [link]
  • Two Months Free at 416 West 23rd Street in Chelsea [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): Journal Squared, Avalon Brooklyn Bay, Hayden and The Eugene

Architecture, Green Design, Midtown West, New Developments, Rentals

242 West 53rd Street, CetraRuddy NYC, Terrain Work, Algin Management

Algin Management‘s 700-foot-tall Midtown West rental tower recently reached 35 stories of its total 62-story height and now its lower floors are receiving their “sexy facade of curved glass and aluminum panels,” according to CityRealty. Located at 242 West 53rd Street (the former site of Roseland Ballroom), the building was designed by CetraRuddy, who said their curvaceous silhouette was imagined as “a contextual sculpture surrounded by space, creating apartments that captured the views on all sides.” These curving forms are mimicked on the multi-level deck from Terrain Work, who have just shared renderings of these undulating outdoor spaces, including the open-air swimming pool, rock garden that doubles as a rainwater collection source, and multiple gardens and patio areas.

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Architecture, Bronx, mott haven, New Developments

Just two days ago, 6sqft brought you a brand new rendering of the second parcel at Somerset Partners and Chetrit Group’s massive South Bronx waterfront development, and now, YIMBY has uncovered even more views of the full seven-tower, 13,000-unit residential project, along with some more specific details. The renderings come courtesy of Hill West Architects and also show the publicly accessible 25,500-square-foot public waterfront esplanade.

More details and another rendering

Architecture, condos, New Developments, Sheepshead Bay

As 6sqft noted just over a year ago when the project was first revealed, a 331-foot tower isn’t even news in Manhattan or much of western Brooklyn and Queens, but “in the once-sleepy waterfront community of Sheepshead Bay” it’s quite the headline maker. The 30-story building from Perkins Eastman Architects will, in fact, be the tallest residential building in South Brooklyn. Just last week, developer AvalonBay Communities launched a new website with info on the project’s rental component Avalon Brooklyn Bay, and now, Muss Development, who’s behind the condo portion known as 1 Brooklyn Bay Condominiums, has revealed details on these 56 luxury, high-rise units, as well as a brand new rendering of the glassy behemoth and how it’s set to dwarf its surroundings.

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Featured Story

Features, Hotels, New Developments

Eero Saarinen, JFK Airport, MCR development, Mid-century Modern, Neo-Futurist, TWA Terminal

The excitement was palpable yesterday evening as New Yorkers packed into the SVA Theatre for a special presentation on one of the city’s most important rehabilitation projects: the redevelopment of Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA flight center into a hotel. Taking the stage were the development and architecture teams who divulged a slew of new details regarding the design, the hotel’s offer, and even the pricing of the rooms.

more details from the night’s event here

Bronx, mott haven, New Developments

The massive South Bronx waterfront development planned by Somerset Partners and Chetrit Group is coming together–at least visually. CityRealty revealed a rendering of the second parcel of a two-parcel master plan that will eventually hold six residential towers and park space. Construction on the first three buildings within the first parcel at 2401 Third Avenue was approved last summer. This second parcel at 101 Lincoln Avenue will hold three more towers, 25 stories each, with a grand total of 826 apartments. The developers have long heralded this development as a game-changer for the South Bronx, but faced pushback after Somerset developer Keith Rubenstein attempted to rebrand the area as the “Piano District” and held a party that capitalized on the struggles of the Bronx in the 1970s, featuring burning trash cans and a bullet-ridden car.

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Art, Gowanus, New Developments, Starchitecture

Rendering of Powerhouse Workshop via Herzog & de Meuron

Despite its Superfund status, the Gowanus Canal has ushered in a Whole Foods, an artisanal ice cream factory, and more than one high-end residential development, but one vestige of its gritty, industrial days has remained–the so-called Batcave. Build in 1904 as the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company’s Central Power Station, the warehouse was taken out of service in the ’50s, becoming in the 2000s a home for squatters, venue for impromptu dance parties, and unofficial street art display. But it looks like the former warehouse will now join the ranks of its Brooklyn-esque neighbors, as the Times reports that Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron will transform the space into an art production factory and exhibition space to be called the Powerhouse Workshop, though it will preserve the iconic graffiti

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condos, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Midtown, New Developments

In news that will come as a surprise to no one, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously this morning to designate the interiors of the famed Waldorf Astoria a New York City landmark. According to Curbed, the decision was made within minutes without hesitation from any of the board members. The announcement also comes hot on the heels of the hotel’s closure just one week ago, as its new owners, Anbang Insurance Group, undertake what’s expected to be a three-year renovation and conversion that will bring forth 840 updated hotel rooms and 321 luxury condos.

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Apartment Deals, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Developments, Queens, Rentals

NYC Special Offers, NYC Incentives
  • Live in SHoP’s American Copper Buildings from $2,975/Mo; Read Carter’s New Review [link]
  • Behold the Views (Present & Future) from Midtown’s 555TEN, Now Leasing with Two Months Free Rent [link]
  • Leasing Begins at Jersey City Urby, Vertical Community + Stunning Views from $2,000/Month [link]
  • Take In the Incredible Views at 1 QPS Tower; LIC’s Newly-Opened Rental Leasing From $1,989/Mo. [link]
  • NoMad’s One Sixty Madison Offering One Month Free on Select Residences [link]
  • Cassa Hotel and Residences Offering Up To Two Months of Free Rent [link]
  • Midtown’s Slender Icon Offering Months of Free Rent & Sedate Skyscraper Living [link]
  • Midtown’s Townsend Now Offering Two Months Free [link]
  • Jersey City’s 41-Story Rental Tower Announces Summer 2017 Opening & Reveals Pricing [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

Images (L to R): American Copper Buildings, 555Ten, Jersey City Urby and 1 QPS Tower

Midtown, New Developments, Rentals

The market for ultra-luxury condos may be cooling down, but developers appear to be much more optimistic about posh senior housing. Last year, 6sqft reported that Welltower Inc., the country’s largest senior housing owner by market value, had teamed up with Hines to develop the “One57 of Assisted Living,” an upscale facility at 56th Street and Lexington Avenue boasting $20,000/month rents. Now, it appears that the project is moving forward as Curbed tells us plans have been filed with the DOB to start construction.

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Chelsea, hudson yards, New Developments

Currently, at the corner of 8th Avenue and 31st Street, diagonal from Penn Station, you’ll find a parking lot, pizza joint, and a small coffee shop. However, Nobutaka Ashihara Architects (NAA) envisions something much more spectacular for this underused locale. According to CityRealty, NAA recently rolled out a brand new website, and prominently featured on their home page is a curious scheme for a lantern-like glass tower of about 12 stories called “Japan Land.”

more views here

Chelsea, condos, New Developments

Plans for SHoP’s 10-story wooden condo tower squashed

By Diane Pham, Fri, February 24, 2017

shop architect wood condo chelsea manhattan

SHoP’s proposed wooden tower has gotten the axe, reports The Real Deal. The wood high-rise which was slated to rise along 18th Street in Chelsea has been scrapped, as a downturn in the market has forced developer Sy Ghassemi to change course.

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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

Architecture, New Developments, New Jersey, Starchitecture

Richard Meier, RBH Group, Teachers Village, downtown Newark

Residential Building VII, via Scott Frances

With Hoboken long gone and Jersey City well in the throes of gentrification, it makes sense that Newark is the next New Jersey city poised for a renaissance. Not only is it easily accessible via both NJ Transit and the PATH, but its wealth of former industrial buildings lend themselves to a DUMBO-esque revitalization. In the up-and-coming downtown area, Newark native Richard Meier is behind Teachers Village, a 23-acre, mixed-use complex that is well on its way to restoring a sense of community to the neighborhood. The $150 million project will encompass three charter schools, ground-level retail, and 204 residential units with a preference given to educators, all located in six new buildings designed in the starchitect’s signature style of white materials and gridded facades.

All the renderings and details this way

affordable housing, Bronx, New Developments

Yesterday, mental health nonprofit Community Access broke ground on a new, $52.2 million supportive and affordable housing complex in the Mount Eden neighborhood of the Bronx. Located at 111 East 172nd Street, the building has 126 units, 60 of which will be set aside for Medicaid high-need individuals with mental health concerns and 65 for low-income families. It incorporates sustainable elements such as solar panels and a co-generation plant, as well as health-focused amenities like a community garden and kitchen to encourage and teach about healthy eating, outdoor exercise equipment, and a bike sharing program.

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Chinatown, New Developments

If you’ve walked down Chinatown’s Canal Street then you’re certainly familiar with a string of stores at 312-322 Canal Street hawking cheap souvenirs to tourists and passersby. After a proposal to renew the depressed stretch of shops with a brand-new brick construction failed to pass Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) muster in 2011, a new, much more ambitious plan to replace the ramshackle building has finally emerged.

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