- 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]
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.
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.
- 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]
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.
Proposed East Harlem mixed-use development may contain city’s tallest building with affordable housing, Thu, February 9, 2017
Looking to take advantage of the newly opened Second Avenue Subway stop at 96th Street, the New York City Educational Construction Fund and AvalonBay Communities are working their way through the city approval process to build a 1.14 million-square foot, full-block, mixed-use development in East Harlem. CityRealty tells us that the project located at 321 East 96th Street would hold two new school buildings for three different local schools, 20,000 square feet of retail space, a rebuilt playground, and a 68-story, 760-foot residential tower that would offer between 1,100 and 1,200 units and possibly become the city’s tallest building to contain affordable housing (roughly 330 below-market rate units).
It’s champagne and caviar tonight for billionaire hedge funder Steven A. Cohen, who received the official go-ahead to build a massive, six-story, single-family mansion at 145 Perry Street today. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted almost unanimously in favor of the plan despite outcry from local residents and, most notably, Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) who had denounced the design in a statement as “starkly modern,” “fortress-like and massive,” and more like a bank or a luxury retail store you’d find in Miami or Los Angeles, not the “simple but charming” Village.
A massive, mixed-use development is moving ahead in East Harlem, reports Politico, as the city has selected Jonathan Rose Companies to work with L+M Development Partners on the 751,000-square-foot project. Dubbed Sendero Verde (“green pathway”), the site is located on the block bound by East 111th and 112th Streets and Park and Madison Avenues, and it will create 655 affordable passive house apartments, as well as a YMCA, job training center, 85,000-square-foot DREAM charter school, space for the local non-profit Union Settlement, a grocery store, restaurant, and preventative health care facility run by Mount Sinai.
Hold onto your hats, friends, because Coney Island is getting another 150,000 square feet of fun and amusement. On Monday, The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation put out a request for proposals (RFP) for new rides, games and other attractions to be located on five vacant, city-owned parcels bound by Surf Avenue and the Coney Island Boardwalk. The sites are highly covetable and sit in the midst existing offers like Luna Park and, of course, the iconic Wonder Wheel.
It’s been a long time since Noho went from a creative warehouse district, home to the likes of Basquiat and Warhol, to a trendy enclave full of multi million-dollar lofts and Michelin-starred restaurants, but the ‘hood has seen a recent influx of new boutique residential buildings, specifically 22 Bond, which may be the overall embodiment of the area. The 11-story condo offers only six units that begin at $9.8 million, but BKSK Architects‘ purposeful inclusion of large-scale art, both in the lobby and on the building itself, keep the neighborhood’s creative history in play. The project has now launched its official page, which bring us new looks at its facades, art work, and interiors.
Things are moving ahead swiftly at the Domino Sugar Factory since Two Trees broke ground at the three million-square-foot Williamsburg mega-development last spring. In November, the lottery opened for 104 affordable units at 325 Kent Avenue, the first building at the site. Designed by SHoP Architects, who are also responsible for the project’s entire master plan, the $200 million tower has now topped off at 16 stories, and the skybridge connecting its two wings has also gone up. CityRealty paid a visit to the construction site and got a look at these new views, as well as the copper cladding that’s taken shape on the lower face of the building.
- Co-Living Rental ‘Common Baltic‘ Makes its Debut, Offers Leases with One Month of Free Rent [link]
- An Astounding Four Months of Free Rent with Two-Year Leases at Brooklyn Rental, The Williams [link]
- Live in Downtown Art Deco High Rise with Two Months of Free Rent; Studios Starting from $2,775 [link]
- Hoboken Rental, The Rivington, Offers New Renters Up to Two Months of Free Rent [link]
- 976 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill Debuts, Offers Renters One Month Free [link]
- Two Months of Free Rent at Park West Village, Only One Block from Central Park [link]
- Park Towers South on Columbus Circle Offering One Month of Free Rent or One Month OP [link]
- Sutton Place High-Rise Re-Introduced as Oriana, Sets March 2017 Leasing Launch with Two Months Free [link]
- Grand Opening of Five-Story Rental Building on Newel Street in Greenpoint [link]
- Select Units at 21 Chelsea Offer One Month Free + $500 Security Deposits [link]
- Free Rent at 40-Story Waterfront Residence in Williamsburg; Studios Starting From $2,829/Month [link]
- 70 Pine Offering One Month Free + One Month Owner Paid Commission; Studios to Three-Bedrooms + Two Full Floors of Amenities [link]
- 21 West End Avenue Now Leasing with Two or Three Months Free on All Listings; Studios from $2,950/Month [link]
- Leasing Launches at Newly Constructed Astoria Rental, The Academy [link]
Conceptual massing of 85 Jay Street based on approved zoning, via CityRealty
Despite the fact that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner stepped down as CEO of Kushner Companies in order to transition from developer to full-time presidential advisor, his family’s firm is moving ahead with their big plans at a three-acre parking lot in DUMBO. Just over a month ago, the joint partnership among Kushner, LIVWRK, and CIM Group paid $345 million to the Jehovah’s Witnesses for the site at 85 Jay Street, which brought Kushner’s total investment in the area to more than $1 billion. CityRealty recently visited the site and found that they’ve ceased parking operations and moved construction equipment onsite.
View of residential towers from Queens Plaza as of last week, via CityRealty
Of the 30+ under-construction and proposed projects in Long Island City, many of the tallest and bulkiest are located near Queens Plaza, including this trio of slab-glass rental towers from Tishman Speyer and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust that will bring nearly 1,800 new apartments to the area. The residential buildings–located at 28-34 Jackson Avenue, 28-10 Jackson Avenue and 30-02 Queens Boulevard–are directly adjacent to Tishman’s two-towered commercial venture that will be home to WeWork, Macy’s, and a food hall. CityRealty recently stopped by the construction to see how things are shaping up at the rentals, which from the looks of it are well on their way to welcoming in LIC’s newest batch of residents.
Mixed-use affordable housing complex in the Bronx will feature Hunts Point Brewery and LightBox film studio, Thu, February 2, 2017
A few months ago, 6sqft shared the first rendering of the Peninsula, a $300 million mixed-use complex slated to replace the Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. We learned that the five-acre site will hold 740 affordable apartments, open and recreational areas, light industrial space, community facilities like health care providers and artist workspace, and retail/commercial space. In addition to new conceptual renderings from WXY Architecture + Urban Design, the development team has now revealed details on who the borough-based commercial tenants will be, and they include Hunts Point Brewing Company, Il Forno Bakery, and LightBox-NY film studio.
Rendering of 36 West 66th Street via Extell (L); Approved zoning diagram via NYC DOB (R)
Though Extell is best known for sky-high mega-developments like One57, the Central Park Tower, and One Manhattan Square, they’ve also been taking on some slightly smaller residential projects, gobbling up swaths of real estate in the upper Midtown area. Their latest venture is a partnership with Megalith Capital Management to build a new condo tower near Central Park West. Located at 36 West 66th Street, the 292-foot, mid-block building will replace three small office buildings and the synagogue of Congregation Habonim. The latter will be incorporated into the new design, for which CityRealty has uncovered the first rendering and updated details.
A Lendlease-Turner Construction partnership has been chosen to coordinate and build the planned 1.2 million-square-foot expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s far west side. Commercial Observer reports that the New York Convention Center Development Corporation, the entity that controls the state-owned venue, announced Tuesday that they had approved the team for the project, which is expected to cost $1.55 billion. Atlanta-based architecture firm tvsdesign is also part of the Lendlease–Turner consortium. According to the announcement, the winning proposal offered, “significant design, logistical and operational benefits, including increased atrium space, integrated public and support spaces and a commitment to maintaining current operations during all phases of construction.”
Final rendering of HAP FIVE (l), Construction progress as of January 27; CityRealty
Construction is progressing at the very Karim Rashid-esque HAP Five residential project at 329 Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, CityRealty reports. The building’s frame has been enclosed in glass and its balconies are getting the hot-pink trim chosen by neighborhood residents after a bolder color scheme was nixed. HAP Investment Developers has specified that the project will be rental apartments instead of condos; the 21,500-square-foot, eight-story new project will offer 20 apartments including studios and one- and two-bedroom units created by the award-winning designer, all of which will have open kitchens and offer access to either a balcony, terrace or backyard.
- No Security Deposit + One Month Free for Full-Floor Apartments on Lower East Side [link]
- Glenwood Offering Free Rent at Lincoln Square High-Rise, Hawthorn Park [link]
- One Month Free on All Units at Luxury High Rise LINC LIC; Studios from $2,395 [link]
- Now 95% Leased, 180 Franklin Avenue in Clinton Hill Offers Two Months Free on Remaining Units [link]
- Newly Renovated Rentals in Two Bridges Leasing with Two Months Free; One-Bedrooms Starting from $1,947/Month [link]
- Industrial-Inspired Apartments with Two Months of Free Rent at Halo LIC [link]
- High Rise Rental ‘Jersey City Urby‘ Announces February Opening, 713-Foot-Building is Now Second Tallest in the State [link]
- Waterfront Living at DUMBO’s 60 Water Street; Now Offering Two Months Free with 16-Month Leases [link]
- Midtown East Rental ‘Stonehenge 58‘ Offers Two Months Free + $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
- One Month Free on Select Listings at Brooklyn Heights Rental 172 Montague Street [link]
SL Green Realty CEO Marc Holliday said Thursday that the midtown office tower One Vanderbilt is expected to pull in as much as $198 million a year in net operating income when complete in 2020 and fully leased, The Real Deal reports. That figure, in 2028 dollars, likely includes $42 million in admission fees for the building’s planned observation deck and is based on the assumption that the tower will be leased out at an average of $155 per square foot. If realized, that figure would put the 1.7-million-square-foot, 1,401-foot-tall tower in a league with some of the the city’s significantly larger trophy properties.