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Manhattan, Morningside Heights, Recent Sales

Renderings courtesy of Binyan Studios

A penthouse at a Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower in Morningside Heights is in contract for $10 million, marking a record for the Manhattan neighborhood. The full-floor residence sits atop Claremont Hall, a 41-story building located within the campus of Union Theological Seminary. Positioned at one of the highest points in the area, Penthouse 41 is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home with stunning city, park, and river views.

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6sqft gift guide, Design, Features, holidays, Products, Shop

6sqft has once again asked a handful of New York City designers, architects, and artists to share a few things they plan on gifting–or, perhaps, hope to receive–this season. Read on for dozens of unique and unexpected items curated by some of the city’s most talented creatives. We promise a bounty of ideas and inspiration to choose from if you happen to find yourself scrambling for a gift.

This year’s coolest gifts, this way

Cool Listings, Lower East Side

All photos courtesy of Evan Joseph

At the top of a newly-minted CetraRuddy-designed building in a classic downtown Manhattan neighborhood, 6sqft can now share an exclusive first look at a newly-available penthouse atop One Essex Crossing at 202 Broome Street. If you love marble, luxury finishes, outdoor entertaining, and above-it-all views, you’ll want to check out this sleek aerie overlooking the Lower East Side. Priced at $4,985,000, it’s the headline-stealing 14-story building’s last two-bedroom penthouse, with 1,693 square feet of interior space and over 700 square feet of private terrace.

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New Developments, New Jersey, Transportation

All renderings courtesy of LCOR

After 15 years of delays, the plan to revitalize the southern end of the Hoboken waterfront is officially moving ahead. Mayor Ravi Bhalla on Thursday signed a redevelopment agreement that paves the way forward for Hoboken Connect, a mixed-use development that includes new office space, housing, and public open space near the transit hub Hoboken Terminal.

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New Developments, New Jersey, Transportation

All renderings courtesy of LCOR

After 16 years of deliberation, plans to revitalize Hoboken’s waterfront are moving forward. New Jersey Transit, the City of Hoboken, and developer LCOR on Wednesday released new renderings of Hoboken Connect, a mixed-use transit project that aims to bring major investments to the city. The development will include a 20-story office building with retail, a 389-unit residential property with 20 percent of the units affordable, public open space, and the renovation of transit infrastructure and buildings like the historic Lackawanna Terminal. The project is currently under review by the city and is pending redevelopment agreement approvals, which could be decided next month.

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Design, New Developments, Nomad

All images courtesy of Evan Joseph, unless otherwise noted

A brand new amenity space offering residents breathtaking views of New York City and a host of luxurious conveniences has been unveiled at the Rockefeller Group’s first-ever residential tower. “Top of the Hill” is on the 37th floor of Rose Hill, a new 45-story Art Deco-style tower in Nomad. Boasting 360-degree city views, the high-floor amenity space also includes a library curated by The Strand, a private dining room, and two covered outdoor lounges.

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condos, lincoln square, New Developments, Upper West Side 

Rendering courtesy of Binyan Studios

Sales have resumed at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, the 52-story Upper West Side tower that has faced a series of legal challenges since 2017. Developed in partnership by SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan, the building is 668 feet tall, the tallest in the neighborhood. The tower nearly lost that superlative after a judge in February 2020 ruled that as many as 20 floors may have to be chopped from the building for violating zoning rules. But last month, the New York State Appellate Court reversed that decision and declared the developer’s permit valid.

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New Jersey

Renderings courtesy of HAP Investments

Another residential high-rise tower has been proposed for Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood. New York-based developer HAP Investments unveiled this week updated plans for a 42-story mixed-use tower at 500 Summit Avenue that would contain over 900 apartments, a community center, and a public park.

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Architecture, condos, Features, Interviews, New Developments, Upper West Side 

Images courtesy of CetraRuddy

Designed by CetraRuddy and RKTB Architects, Dahlia at 212 West 95th Street celebrates the Upper West Side‘s classic residential blocks of pre-war architecture while adding innovative design elements. The condo’s 38 homes and common areas are designed to be more spacious than the average Manhattan apartment, and perks unheard of in New York City include a huge 5,100-square-foot private elevated park, a fitness center with a yoga room, and a private parking garage. Plus, each apartment is situated on a corner of the building, so there’s no shortage of views and natural light. 6sqft recently offered a peek at the 20-story building’s interiors, and we’ve now chatted with architect John Cetra about this new addition to the Upper West Side, the neighborhood, and how apartment building design must be sensitive to changing times and the idea of home in the city.

An interview with John Cetra of CetraRuddy, this way

Architecture, condos, Interiors, Upper West Side 

As the construction of new condo tower Dahlia wraps up on the Upper West Side, we’re taking a look at the 20-story building’s impressive amenity package. Designed by CetraRuddy and RKTB Architects, the building at 212 West 95th Street manages to mix the pre-war aesthetic of its neighbors with modern design elements. In addition to its sleek look, Dahlia also offers perks unheard of in New York City, including a huge 5,100-square-foot private elevated park with recreation space for both adults and kids and private parking garage.

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