- Midtown Rental Skyscraper ‘Tower 31‘ Offering One Month Free or One Month OP on Select Leases [link]
- Leasing Launches at 531 Myrtle Avenue; First to Open for New Clinton Hill Rental Duo ‘Myrtle & Steuben’ [link]
- Month of Free Rent at The Giovanni, 81 Fleet Place in Downtown Brooklyn [link]
- SLCE-Designed Downtown High Rise, The Lara, Offering One Month Free on Select Units [link]
- Two Months Free at EOS, 47-Story NoMad Rental with Modern Residences + Top Tier Amenities [link]
- Live in the Heart of the Theater District at 420 West 42nd Street, Now Leasing with 1.5 Months of Free Rent [link]
- One Month Free with New Leases at The Grand Tier in Lincoln Center [link]
- Inspired Rentals at Leonard Pointe in Williamsburg Offering One Month of Free Rent [link]
- Clinton Hill’s 535 Classon Avenue Offering Two Months Free [link]
- One Month Free on Select Units at Clinton Hill’s 163 Washington Avenue [link]
- Grand Opening of Crown Heights Rental at 505 Saint Marks Avenue [link]
- Prism at Park Avenue South is Offering Renters Locked-In Rates for Two Years [link]
- Bedstuy’s 818 Lexington Avenue Now Offering No-Fee Rentals and Two Months Free on Select Leases [link]
- Renovated Apartments on West 30th Street Near Hudson Yards Offering One Month Free [link]
- Free Rent & Special Offers at Spencer Street Apartments in Bed-Stuy [link]
- Name Revealed for New Clinton Hill Rental, Leasing Site Launched for 5-Story ‘Myrtle & Steuben‘ [link]
- Stonehenge 57, Midtown East High-Rise in Sutton Place, Offering One Month Free [link]
- Soaring 507 West Chelsea Opens, Launches No-Fee Leasing with Two Months Free [link]
- Grand Opening of Sleek Bushwick Rental at 1513 Gates Ave; Two-Bedrooms Priced from $2,530/Mo. [link]
- One Month of Free Rent at the James Marquis on West 90th Street [link]
- Two Months Free + $1000 Security Deposits at The Olivia on West 33rd Street [link]
- Lincoln Center’s 48-Story Rental, The Encore, Offering Up to Three Months Free [link]
- Timeless 365 West End Avenue with Massive 4+ Bedroom Apartments Leasing with One Month Free [link]
Last spring, the first housing lottery opened at Pacific Park Brooklyn when 181 affordable units at SHoP’s 461 Dean Street (the world’s tallest modular tower) came online. It was followed a few months later by 298 openings at 535 Carlton Avenue, COOKFOX‘s entirely affordable building, and now the third set of apartments for low- to middle-income New Yorkers is open. SHoP Architects also designed an all-affordable building at 38 Sixth Avenue, adjacent to the Barclays Center, and as of today these 303 residences are up for grabs, ranging from $532/month studios to $3,695/month three-bedrooms. Households earning between 101 and 165 percent of the area media income (or up to $173,415 annually) are eligible for 198 of the units, while 105 units are set aside for those earning between 30 and 100 percent (as low as $20,126 a year).
- The Eugene, Midtown’s Tallest Rental Skyscraper, Gears Up for Early 2017 Leasing [link]
- Grand Opening: Leasing Begins at 681 Franklin in Crown Heights [link]
- Grand Opening: Leasing Begins on No Fee Bed-Stuy Apartments at 766 Lafayette Avenue [link]
- One Month Free on Select Units at Brodsky’s Midtown West High-Rise, One Columbus Place [link]
- One Month Free on Select Units at East Harlem’s Eco-Friendly Rental, Tapestry [link]
- Two Months Free on Newly Renovated Apartments in Brooklyn Heights [link]
- Hallet’s Cove, Boutique Astoria Rental, Offers No-Fee Apartments with One Month Free [link]
- No-Fee Rentals Launch with One Month Free at New Bed-Stuy Rental ‘The Dekalb‘ [link]
- Stately Prewar Tower in Morningside Heights Leasing with Two Months Free + $1,000 Security Deposits [link]
- Have Stunning City & Waterfront Views from 200 Water Street, Now Leasing with One Month Free [link]
- At Epicenter of Upper East Side, High-Rise Rental ‘The Colorado‘ Offering Up to Three Months Free [link]
- LIC’s Tower 28 to Begin Leasing in March with Units Priced from $1,900/Mo., See new Renderings and Model Interior Photos [link]
- Grand Opening: Leasing Launches with One Month Free at Historic Townhouse Conversion in Bed-Stuy [link]
When it’s completed in March, Long Island City‘s Tower 28 (formerly 28 on 28th) will be the tallest residential building in Queens at 647 feet and 57 stories–that is, until it’s taken over by the 66-story Court Square City View Tower nearby (this will also overtake the 673-foot 1 Court Square as the tallest overall building in the borough). Though its superlative will be short-lived, Heatherwood Communities‘ rental at 42-12 28th Street will still offer panoramic views, which new renderings from architects Hill West tell us will be taken in from a top-floor observatory, as well as a host of swanky amenities to “rival any vacation destination.” According to CityRealty, the new exterior and interior views also come with news that leasing will begin in March, ranging from $1,900/month studios to $7,500/month three-bedrooms.
- Midtown West’s Mercedes House with 80,000+ Square Feet of Amenities Now Offering Two Months Free on Select Leases [link]
- Up to Two Months of Free Rent at Murray Hill’s The Frontier [link]
- Two Months Free with 18-Month Leases at Battery Park City’s Gateway Rentals [link]
- Brodsky Offering Up to Three Months Free at City Tower in Downtown Brooklyn [link]
- First Month Free at Yorkville Rental, 85 East End Avenue [link]
- Williamsburg’s 50 North 5th Street: 15,000 Square Feet of Amenities + One Month of Free Rent [link]
- Charming Cobble Hill Rental Offering One Month Free on 12-Month Leases [link]
- Two Months Free at Stonehenge 86, Prewar Rental Near Museum Mile [link]
It’s been three years since Long Island City‘s beloved graffiti mecca 5Pointz was whitewashed overnight and a year and a half since renderings first surfaced of the bland 41- and 47-story rental towers that would replace the site at 22-44 Jackson Avenue. Despite a perceived lack of respect towards the artistic community, G&M Realty’s David Wolkoff eventually said he planned to set aside 20 artists’ studios and displays to make up for those lost at 5Pointz, and it looks like he’s making good on his word. HTO Architect, who designed the towers, initially put forth views of a large public park and rotating mural exhibit that would fill the space between the buildings, and now 6sqft has uncovered renderings from Mojo Stumer of the artsy entryway, lobby and pool, which reveal the graffiti-inspired logo for the project.
Back in 2015, Property Markets Group and the Hakim Organization announced plans to erect the tallest tower outside of Manhattan in Long Island City at 29-37 41st Avenue. The residential building, then dubbed Queens Plaza Park, would rise 914 feet atop a Queens Plaza site and boast high-end condos and a projected $363.2 million sellout. However, in July 2016, the developers abandoned those plans, putting the site up for sale for an undisclosed amount. Now, as the Times reports, the Durst Organization has scooped up the site for $173.5 million and is considering going forward with the massive construction, but as a rental tower with more than 1 million square feet.
The day after securing a $93 construction loan, the Rabsky Group has announced that 100 out of the 500 rentals at their massive Rheingold Brewery development will be below-market rate. As Curbed notes, Bushwick residents have been advocating that the 400,000-square-foot project include affordable housing since it was first announced, spurred not only by the neighborhood’s need, but the fact that Rabsky had no legal obligation to include affordable units.
Back in March, 6sqft reported that a new hotel/rental tower at 500 Metropolitan Avenue had risen above ground, but there was still a bit ambiguity surroundings its final design. Now, just as the Williamsburg building has topped out, CityRealty uncovered the final renderings from KBA Architects. The firm created a 14-story, ziggurat-like structure that will slope down from the adjacent site of longtime local haunt Kellogg’s Diner and offer a slew of trendy amenities.
Richard Meier’s 685 First Avenue–the starchitect’s largest and tallest building in the city to date–has begun its above-ground ascent, reports CityRealty. The 42-story, 460-foot-tall slab tower is located along the East River at 40th Street, just south of the United Nations, and has gained attention for its dark glass facade, a noticeable shift from Meier’s signature beige aesthetic. Its 408 rentals and 148 condominiums are expected to be completed by early 2019, and now that construction is “craned and above street level,” the project is well on its way.
Architecture, condos, Landscape Architecture, Major Developments, New Developments, Rentals, Starchitecture, Upper West Side
Towers L to R: Rafael Viñoly, Richard Meier, Kohn Pedersen Fox
Forty-two years after Donald Trump first proposed a mixed-use development on the Upper West Side waterfront, one of the final pieces of the puzzle is coming together. Curbed got their hands on sparkling new renderings of what’s now being called Waterline Square, a trio of residential towers on the five-acre site between West 59th and 61st Streets that’s part of Riverside Center. In addition to views of the glassy structures, which will offer a combination of condos and rentals, and a Mathews Nielsen-designed park, what makes the reveal so exciting is the roster of starchitects behind the towers–Richard Meier and Partners, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.
The largest and tallest building in NYC from Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier is rising at 685 First Avenue, just south of the United Nations at 39th Street and First Avenue along the East River. Though developer Sheldon Solow bought the 30,000-square-foot site as part of his Turtle Bay South master plan 16 years ago, construction only kicked off in March. A couple months later, renderings were revealed of the 42-story slab tower’s dark glass facade–a departure from Meier’s typical beige designs and his first ever black building–and now the Times has shared the first interior renderings, along with new details about the residential breakdown (there will be 408 rentals and 148 condominiums) architectural specifics, and amenities.
For now, Downtown Brooklyn‘s Hub holds the title of tallest building in Brooklyn. Topping off at 610 feet, the Dattner Architects-designed, Douglas Steiner-developed slab tower at 333 Schermerhorn Street will offer 740 apartments, 150 of which became available through the city’s affordable housing lottery earlier this month. But aside from its height and number of units, the 55-story building has been turning heads for its list of amenities–a landscaped outdoor terrace with sun deck, 75-foot pool, fitness center with yoga studio, dog run, grilling terrace, indoor and outdoor movie screens, children’s playroom, and bike storage for every unit. And Curbed has gotten its hands on the first set of renderings that show these swanky offerings, along with views of the apartments and news that leasing for the market-rate units will begin in January.
When 6sqft first got a look at Bjarke Ingels’ curved East Harlem rental, it sported a red corten steel facade reminiscent of the surrounding brick buildings, but a new set of renderings shows a blackened stainless steel exterior that the Danish starchitect told Curbed is “inspired by an elephant’s skin” and will capture and reflect sunlight. Now dubbed Gotham East 126th Residential, the 11-story structure from Blumenfeld Development Group broke ground yesterday, beginning its journey to offer 233 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, 46 of which will be affordable.
Model unit designed by Lillian August
After launching its affordable housing lottery for 120 below-market rate units back in May, 555Ten has revealed pricing for its 478 market-rate rentals, ranging from $3,150/month studios to $6,250/month two-bedrooms. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Extell, the 610-foot, 53-story glassy skyscraper will offer an over-the-top amenity package (including a dog run, two salt water pools, and a bowling alley) and custom-designed interiors from McGinley Design. The model units are open for business, and we’re told that the amenity spaces will start to reveal themselves later this week in anticipation of November occupancies.
Last 6sqft checked on the rental building at 247 Cherry Street in the Two Bridges area of the Lower East Side, it was revealed that the tower would rise to 1,000 feet, not surprising considering it comes from the supertall power team of JDS Development and SHoP Architects. And now, after a Community Board 3 meeting earlier this week where JDS and SHoP addressed the controversial project, CityRealty.com brings a new set of renderings that show close-ups of the 77-story building’s green terra cotta facade and sky decks.
On Wednesday the New York City Council voted to approve the La Central development project in the Melrose section of the Bronx, the Daily News reports. The project, which will be designed by FXFOWLE architects, is slated to bring 992 apartments to the borough, all of them designated as affordable housing under Mayor de Blasio’s mandatory inclusionary housing (MIH) legislation. It is the biggest project to be approved to date under the MIH rules, which require some income restricted apartments in projects that need the city’s approval.
15 Hudson Yards, the first of two residential towers that Related Companies and Oxford Properties have planned for the massive complex, started its climb into the far west side skyline back in March, and now, seven months later, it’s readying for a sales launch this week. According to a press release, condos will start at about $2 million for one-bedrooms and go up to $30 million for the penthouses.
To coincide with the 285 market-rate condos hitting the market (there will also be 106 affordable rentals, for which details have yet to be released), YIMBY has gotten its hands on new renderings of the 910-foot building, which, as 6sqft previously described, has been dubbed the “Morph Tower” for its “curvaceous and feminine design” from Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The images provide new views of the bundled quad of cylinders that make up its body, as well as its rectilinear base that will abut the Shed.
Controversial South Bronx Developer Keith Rubenstein of Somerset Partners, along with the Chetrit Group, received approvals earlier this summer for a two-site, six-tower, mixed-use master plan on the Mott Haven banks of the Harlem River. This is the same project that Rubenstein touted as part of his campaign to rebrand the southern portion of the borough as the “Piano District,” a marketing ploy that nodded to the piano manufacturers that dotted the area 100 years ago, but that featured a misguided party with burning trash cans and a bullet-ridden car, referencing the horrible “Bronx is burning” days of the 1970s.
Contention aside, the development is moving ahead, and CityRealty.com has a 360-degree look at how the first site’s three towers (two at 20 stories and one at 25) will transform the South Bronx skyline. These buildings at 2401 Third Avenue will rise just to the northwest of the Third Avenue Bridge, the former site of an 1880s iron works building that will soon boast $3,500/month apartments.