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Via The Collective

London-based communal living company The Collective has purchased a hotel in Long Island City with plans to convert the building into a space for co-living. The Paper Factory Hotel, located at 37-06 36th Street near the Astoria border, will be transformed into a space for “short-stay” co-living, which the company says will give members more flexibility in the length of their stay. The first phase of the conversion adds cultural and educational space to the building’s ground floor; the second phase adds 100 more bedrooms to the hotel’s existing 125 rooms. More this way

Rendering courtesy of Think! Architecture and Design

Hoping to create affordable housing more quickly and at a lower cost, New York City is turning to cutting-edge construction methods. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced on Monday plans to develop 167 affordable housing units in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York using modular construction. The $70 million project would become the first under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York 2.0 program to use this method of building on property owned by the city. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, officials think modular construction could reduce the project’s timeline by 25 to 30 percent.

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Made By We, We Work, The We Company

Images courtesy of The We Company; Photography by Dave Burk.

Recently re-branded as the We Company, the juggernaut formerly known as WeWork has introduced Made By We, an “on-demand workspace,” event space, retail shop and cafe at 902 Broadway in the Flatiron district. Manhattan’s largest private office tenant adds the new retail and no-membership-required co-working concept to a growing list of conquests that includes the landmarked Lord & Taylor building which they’ve tapped starchitect Bjarke Ingels to restore and co-living (WeLive) and childhood education (WeGrow) ventures as well as their better-known co-working brand.

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Photo of another location, via Common

As of April 2018, co-living startup Common had raised $40 million in Series C venture funding, far more than the $15 and $11.5 million raised by its competitors Ollie and HubHaus. Since opening its first NYC location in 2015 in Crown Heights, Common has expanded with 10 locations in Brooklyn and Queens, but they’ve now decided to turn their attention to Manhattan. The company announced today that they will open a 32-bed building at 47th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in Hell’s Kitchen–“a short subway ride on the C or 7 trains into Long Island City and Amazon’s HQ2.”

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The Collective Old Oak in West London

On the heels of London-based housing brand The Collective’s announcement to bring a huge, co-living community to Brooklyn, the city of New York announced on Thursday plans to get involved with the growing housing trend. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development said it will launch a pilot program that lets developers seek public financing in exchange for creating affordable, shared-housing developments, the New York Times reported.

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

By Annie Doge, Sat, October 27, 2018

Image: The Metropolis

  • A Home at the Center of it All: Midtown’s 10 Best Rentals[link]
  • Midtown East Rentals at The Metropolis; Newly Listed Studio to 2-Beds from $3,375/Month [link]
  • 544 Union Avenue in Williamsburg Leasing No Fee Rentals with Up to 3 Months Free [link]
  • Hub Avenue B: Tranquility Abounds at This Boutique Rental in the East Village [link]
  • Live in the Newly-Renovated Dunbar Apartments, Historic Harlem Building Renting from $1,995/Month [link]
  • The Berkley in Williamsburg: Spacious Rentals with Balconies from $2,475/Month [link]
  • Node Co-Living Community Offers Lovely Furnished Rentals in Three Brooklyn Locations [link]

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The Collective Old Oak in West London.

6sqft has checked in periodically to track the progress of co-living brands like Common and a foray into what some call “adult dorms” by co-working giant WeWork. Now, lifestyle and housing brand The Collective, the London-based creator of the world’s biggest co-living community, has announced plans for a New York City flagship in Brooklyn at the border between Williamsburg and Bushwick at 555 Broadway.

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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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WeWork hires Bjarke Ingels as Chief Architect

By Michelle Sinclair Colman, Tue, May 8, 2018

Photo of WeWork CEO Adam Neumann and Bjarke Ingels, by Alexei Hay for WeWork

WeWork, the $20 billion provider of co-working and temporary office spaces, just announced that rockstarchitect Bjarke Ingels will be their Chief Architect, a role in which he’ll advise the company on all their projects, as well as offer his insights and ideas. With Bjarke at the helm, WeWork hopes to impact buildings, neighborhoods, and even broader, the cities in which they’re located by working with city planners and politicians to change the future for the better. In a press release written by CEO and co-founder Adam Neumann, WeWork boasts Bjarke’s creativity and practicality: “Bjarke caught my attention because he’s changing the way we think about architecture. His designs inspire as much as they surprise.”

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

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, April 21, 2018

Images (L to R): ALTA LIC, JACKSON PARK, OSKAR and 1N4TH

  • “Shine in the Center of it All” – Midtown’s Solari debuts website and new renderings [link]
  • ALTA LIC, NYC’s largest co-living residence, launches leasing [link]
  • Jackson Park, shimmering new towers in Long Island City leasing with 1 month free [link]
  • Meet Oskar: New Midtown rental launches leasing from $3,050/month [link]
  • 1N4th, Williamsburg waterfront rental offers 3 months free on 24-month leases [link]
  • Lincoln Square’s One Columbus Place offers 1 month free; See listings + new photos [link]
  • Yorkville’s The Wimbledon offers 3 months free on select new leases [link]

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