- Prices Drop at East Harlem Luxury Rental by Karim Rashid; Units Now Start at $2,000/Month [link]
- Clinton Hill’s 1007 Atlantic Avenue Launches Leasing & Affordable Housing Lottery [link]
- Flex Layouts in the Financial District; No-Fee, 1 Month Free & Guarantors Accepted [link]
- Special Offer at Charming Upper West Side Rental; Flex Lease Dates & $1,000 Deposits [link]
- New Brooklyn Rental Opens With One-Bedrooms From $1,900/Month [link]
- Durst Kicks Off Leasing for FRANK 57 West with 1 Month Free; Completes Full Block Grand Slam [link]
- Introducing 6 West 126th Street: Spacious Rentals Leasing with 1 Month Free from $2,400/Month [link]
- Debut of Graham Avenue Rental in East Williamsburg; Leases Include 1 Free Month [link]
- Move-In Ready Apartments at Columbus Square on Upper West Side Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
- Flatbush’s 62E21 Is Now Complete; Residences from $1,833/Month [link]
- These Renovated Loft Apartments in Murray Hill Are Leasing with 1 Month Free [link]
329 Pleasant Avenue
- 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]
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.
The Karim Rashid-designed eight-story, 75-foot residential building at 329 Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem has started to take shape after addressing a gauntlet of public outcry, reports CityRealty.com. Renderings of the condominium building from HAP Investment Developers were met with resistance from the community for their original turquoise and magenta color scheme–a typical Rashid design element–which, it was feared, would clash with the the neighborhood’s century-old buildings. As 6sqft previously repoted, HAP toned down the color scheme, and it now features white balconies bordered with a gradually-fading shade of pink .
Karim Rashid‘s condo at 329 Pleasant Avenue just can’t seem to win. Weeks ago, the designer was forced to scrap the building’s cyan and magenta color scheme for a more subdued palette, and now DNA Info reports that the city has issued a partial stop-work order on the building. The halting of construction comes after the city received complaints from neighbors that their foundations were being damaged by digging and careless workers. But the greatest victim in all of this? How about this Buddha statue which was decapitated by a construction worker.
After much outcry, the Karim Rashid-designed residential building at 329 Pleasant Avenue in Harlem will be getting a new color scheme. According to the WSJ, locals have voted to scrap HAP Five‘s color-blocked magenta and turquoise design for a facade of simple white balconies with a less audacious “translucent cirrus with [a] graduated magenta balcony trim”.
You may not recognize Karim Rashid immediately, but odds are you have at least one of his designs in your home. A staunch believer that everyone deserves access to great design no matter what their budget (it’s what he calls “designocrasy”), Karim has become one of the world’s most celebrated designers having brought thousands of new ideas and innovations to the widest-possible audience. As such, Karim has won hundreds of international awards, including the prestigious Red Dot, and his work can be found in more than 20 permanent collections including those of the MoMA, Centre Pompidou, and SFMOMA. Karim also calls everyone from Umbra to Giorgio Armani, Kenzo, Alessi, Artemide and Veuve Clicquot as his clients, and Time magazine once described him as the “most famous industrial designer in all the Americas”.
Clearly having conquered the industrial design realm, Karim recently turned his creative eye to architecture. We recently caught up with the designer cum architect to talk about the evolution of his career and the three eye-popping HAP condos he’s now got under construction for New York City. Hear what he has to say about his grand new endeavors—color, controversy and all.