New Developments

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

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, September 1, 2018

Images (L to R): Atelier Apartments, The Drake, 223 Fourth Avenue and 125 Borinquen Place

  • Live at Atelier Apartments in Williamsburg: No Fee Rentals from $2,485/Month with $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • Leasing Launches at No. 223; Park Slope’s Newest Rentals Start at $2,521/Month [link]
  • Live in Rego Park at The Drake’s Spacious No Fee Renovated Rentals [link]
  • Williamsburg Rentals Debut at 125 Borinquen Place from $2,567/month; 1 Month Free + Amazing Amenities [link]
  • Live in South Brooklyn at The Hamilton; Contemporary Rentals from $1,950/Month [link]
  • RIVET at University Place Debuts in Jersey City; Brand New Rentals from $1,738/Month [link]
  • Long Island City’s ALTA LIC: No Fee Luxury Rental Homes and Co-Living Microsuites [link]


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Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, August 25, 2018

Images (L to R): The Rheingold, The Colorado, The Niko and The Ashland

  • The Top 10 Rental Concessions of August 2018 [link]
  • Leasing Launches at The Rheingold; Bushwick Rentals Offer 9 Months Free Amenity Access [link]
  • Live at The Colorado: No-Fee Upper East Side Rentals with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Live at Gotham West: New Listings at Amenity-Filled Rental Complex in Hell’s Kitchen [link]
  • Astoria’s Tech Savvy Rental ‘The Nordic’ Launches Leasing from $2,995/month [link]
  • Live at The Ashland in Brooklyn’s Cultural District from $2,746/Month [link]
  • The Niko Debuts in the East Village; Luxury Downtown Residences + Contemporary Amenities [link]


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New Developments, New Jersey

Earlier this week, we got a sneak peek at the massive food hall coming to the American Dream mega-mall next to Met Life Stadium. The $3 billion, 4.5 million-square-foot shopping mall, which has been 16 years in the making, will also boast the largest indoor ski slope in the western hemisphere, an NHL-sized ice rink, a 4-D movie theater, a LEGOLAND, an eight-acre Nickelodeon water park and theme park, and an Observation Wheel with 26 climate-controlled gondolas overlooking the NYC skyline from a height “nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty.” And we’ve now got a first look at what these other over-the-top amusements will look like.

All the details and renderings

Coney Island, Hotels, New Developments

Image: Luca Vanzella via Flickr
On the heels of news that Coney Island will be getting its first new hotel in 50 years, plans have surfaced for a 150,000-square-foot expansion of Luna Park that will bring new rides, food and arcade games. The faded but beloved seaside icon has been in the news recently for a renewed pace of development that many see as new promise for the area. A log flume ride, zip lines and a ropes course are coming to the block between Surf Avenue and the boardwalk and between West 15th and West 16th streets, with food, arcade games and seating planned for two more streets nearby. And according to NY1, developer PYE Properties has proposed a boutique hotel in the historic Shore Theater, a 1920s landmark that has fallen into disrepair and has been vacant since 1978, attracting the homeless and graffiti but little attention.

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Greenpoint, New Developments

12 Franklin Street, Simon Baron, FXCollaborative

Image: FXCollaborative/Bezier
Simon Baron Development has announced plans for a seven-story office building at 12 Franklin Street on the Greenpoint/North Williamsburg border. The project, designed by FXCollaborative, will rise in an area bristling with residential development, dining and entertainment choices but with a shortage, according to the developer, of Class A office space geared toward small businesses. The building’s 134,000 square feet of office, retail and rooftop amenity space will include 23,000 square feet of manufacturing space–the building’s design was intended to reinforce the industrial character of the neighborhood. The project is scheduled for public review today.

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, August 18, 2018

Images (L to R): The Addition, Yorkshire Towers, The Crescendo and 555Ten

  • Rockrose’s Eagle Lofts Launches with 1 Month Free; Long Island City Rentals from $2,557/Month [link]
  • Take a Tour of The Crescendo, The Bronx’s Revolutionary New Rental Building [link]
  • Greenpoint Landing’s One Blue Slip Launches Leasing; 90% of Apartments Have Water Views [link]
  • Elegant Upper East Side Residences at Yorkshire Towers Listed with 1 Month Free [link]
  • Luxury Rentals at 555Ten in Hudson Yards Offer Studios to 3-Beds with 2 Months Free [link]
  • The Addition Debuts in Long Island City Offering 1 Month Free; Penthouse Features 1,000-SF Private Terrace [link]
  • Yorkville’s The Frame Building Offers Newly Renovated, Full-Floor Loft Rental Residences [link]


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New Developments, South Street Seaport

Shop architects, pier 17

Howard Hughes Corporation’s re-launch of the SHoP Architects-designed Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan’s Seaport District kicked off this summer, with exciting plans for food, drink, art, architecture, retail, and entertainment concepts finally being realized. The first two venues in the new complex–the Heineken Riverdeck waterfront bar, designed by Woods Bagot, and the Fresh Market Hall restaurant–are open for business and the district’s 2018 rooftop concert series officially began on July 28 with a free opening-day performance by Jon Batiste and the Dap-Kings. The rest of the new complex in what historically was the city’s first 24-hour district is still under construction, but designs are taking shape on the way to transforming the existing building into a vibrant destination and a 21st century 24/7 live/work/play community.

Take a look

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Rentals

Images (L to R): 500 Metropolitan Avenue, Alvista Towers, 38 Sixth Avenue and Revetment House

  • 500 Met: Williamsburg Rentals from $2,852/Month Debut Above New Hotel [link]
  • Embankment House: Premier No Fee Apartments in Jersey City from $2,600/Month [link]
  • Introducing Talo38: Luxury Rentals to Debut Near LIC – Astoria Border [link]
  • Revetment House; Historically-Attuned Jersey City Apartments Renting from $2,051/month [link]
  • Twenty-Six Story Alvista Towers Offers Brand New Rentals in Jamaica, Queens from $1,729/Month [link]
  • 38 Sixth Avenue in Pacific Park: No Fee, Rent Stabilized Homes Available Now from $2,663/Month [link]


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affordable housing, gentrification, Inwood, New Developments, Policy

inwood rezoning, upper manhattan, bill de blasio, councilman ydanis rodriguea

Inwood Hill Park; Image: Dana via Flickr.

On Wednesday the City Council approved a rezoning plan for a 59-block section of Inwood, a neighbhorhood often referred to as the “last affordable neighborhood in Manhattan,” the New York Times reports. The plan was approved last week by the city’s zoning subcommittee and the Land Use Committee. The Inwood rezoning is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to rezone neighborhoods across the city as part of the push to create and preserve 300,000 affordable housing units by his goal date of 2026. Inwood is the fifth neighborhood–including the also-controversial East New York and East Harlem–to be approved for rezoning under the plan.

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New Developments, Policy, Union Square

124 East 14th Street, union square, tech hub, GVHPS, preservationists

Rendering via NYCEDC

The New York City Council voted Wednesday to approve plans to build a new tech hub on city-owned land at 124 East 14th Street near Union Square. As Crain’s reported, last Thursday the building received the go-ahead from the zoning subcommittee that was reviewing the development of the 21-story building that supporters expect will be a resource for the “tech-for-good” community and provide jobs for lower-income workers. The project is being developed jointly by the city’s Economic Development Corp. and developer RAL Development Service; it is expected to open in 2020. The proposed tech center, which the mayor hopes will nurture budding entrepreneurs in the technology field and bring over 600 jobs to New Yorkers, is planned at the site of a P.C. Richard & Son store, in an area already filled with new developments with more on the way.

Not everyone is excited, however

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