542 West 153rd Street

Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Sat, October 21, 2017


  • At LeFrak City, New Amenities Unveiled After $70 Million Renovation; Rentals from $1,485/Month [link]
  • Luxury on the East River at View 34; No Fee Rentals with up to Three Bedrooms [link]
  • Leasing Continues at Perch Harlem, Built to Meet Passive House Standards; No Fee Rentals from $2,150/Month [link]
  • Rentals in FiDi for Immediate Occupancy: New Leases at The Renaissance Offer Two Months Free [link]
  • Luxury Spotted in Gowanus: Grand Opening of Rental at 326 Bond Street [link]
  • Incentives Offered at the BKLN Gold; Downtown Brooklyn Rentals from $2,066/Month [link]
  • Leasing Incentive at Chelsea Centro on West 26th Street; One-Bedrooms with $1,000 Deposits [link]
  • Brooklyn’s Tallest Building Reveals Amenities, Offers 1.5 Months Free Rent [link]
  • TF Cornerstone’s Long Island City Waterfront Rental Tower Is Leasing from $2,210/Month [link]
  • Stunning City & Waterfront Views from 200 Water Street, No-Fee Rentals in the Financial District [link]
  • Stylish No Fee Rentals Debut at 568 Lafayette, Two-Beds from $2,478/Month [link]
  • The Sutton Collection, Classic Manhattan Living with Style; Rentals From $2,100/Month [link]
  • Recently Renovated Upper West Side Buildings Offer Two Months Free [link]


Construction Update, Green Design, Harlem, New Developments, Rentals

Perch Harlem, Hamilton Heights construction, Uper Manhattan, NYC rentals, Passive House

Work on the city’s first market-rate Passive House, Perch Harlem, is moving apace, and just in time for Earth Day, a bit of construction netting was taken down, giving passersby a glimpse of its super-insulated white exterior (good for heat deflection) and seamless rectangular windows. The seven-story structure rises midblock at 542 West 153rd Street and recently topped out in January. When finished later this year, its 34 units will boast superior workmanship, low energy bills and exceptional indoor air quality. The project’s developers, the Synapse Development Group with Taurus Investment Holdings, purchased the 10,000-square-foot former parking lot back in 2013 and have been growing their Perch brand of buildings that strive to provide environmentally low-impact living and community-oriented design.

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Architecture, Construction Update, Green Design, Harlem, New Developments, Rentals

A tipster has alerted us that Manhattan’s first market-rate rental building built to passive house standards has reached street level. Dubbed Perch Harlem, the soon-to-be-seven-story structure is located in the uppermost reaches of Harlem’s Hamilton Heights section at 542 West 153rd Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues.

“Perched”on a ridge 150 feet above sea level, the site overlooks the bucolic grounds of Trinity Cemetery, which is the only active burial ground on the island. The project’s forward-thinking developers, the Synapse Development Group with its investment partner Taurus Investment Holdings, purchased the 10,000-square-foot former parking lot back in December of 2013 and have since been growing their Perch brand of passive house buildings that focus on low-impact living and community-oriented design. A second Perch building is slated for Williamsburg at 646 Lorimer Street.

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