242 West 53rd Street

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

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

By Emrys Fitzgerald, Sat, July 29, 2017

Images (L to R): FRANK 57 WEST, 237 11th Street, 180 Water Street and 1 QPS Tower

  • Gut-Renovated Rentals in Prewar Harlem Building from $1,850/Month; Move-In August 1st [link]
  • Live & Play at “The Crescendo,” South Bronx’s Unprecedented Rental Prepares for Summer Launch [link]
  • Meet Crystal54, Hell’s Kitchen’s New Cast-Iron Rental Leasing from $3,200/mo [link]
  • Conversion of 1890s Bushwick Church is Complete; See Inside the New Rentals [link]
  • Grand New Rentals Debut in Ridgewood at ‘The Mill’ from $1,823/Month [link]
  • ARO Will Redefine The Skyline; Teaser Site Debuts for CetraRuddy-Designed Rental [link]
  • New Williamsburg Rental at 66 Ainslie Street Prepares for Launch; Pricing Revealed [link]
  • Grand Opening of The Bridgeview Luxury Residences in Astoria; One-Beds from $2,700/Mo [link]
  • Durst Kicks Off Leasing for FRANK 57 West with 1 Month Free; Completes Full Block Grand Slam [link]
  • Towering Rental Debuts Among 2-Story Houses at Gowanus/Park Slope Border [link]
  • One Month Free at Midtown East’s Sutton Collection Rentals [link]
  • Apartments Available at Newly Renovated Yorkville Rental Tower [link]

SEE MORE RENTAL NEWS AND OFFERS HERE >>

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.

More details and all the renderings

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Architecture, Features, Major Developments, New Developments, Starchitecture, Urban Design

NYC Construction, manhattan apartments, manhattan rentals, manhattan condos, skyscraper living

You’ve probably realized that New York is in the midst of a skyscraper boom, but if the ubiquitous scaffolding and sidewalk detours haven’t given it away, we bring you further proof — with part two of our series detailing the tallest residential towers set to rise high above the city, forever changing New York’s skyline.

Compared to the previous 26 projects — the tallest of the tall that included ultra-luxury and super-tall towers such as 432 Park Avenue and 125 Greenwich Street — this second batch is composed of smaller buildings ranging from 500 to 700 feet tall and features greater geographical diversity and lots more rentals. With developers scouring the city for less expensive areas to assemble properties, these often-controversial projects are slated to rise in some of our more human-scaled ‘hoods such as East Harlem, South Street Seaport, and Williamsburg.

Will they all get built? Unlikely, but in any case here’s our list

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