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Major Developments, New Jersey, Rentals

Rendering: KRE Group

The final tower of a massive three-building luxury complex in Journal Square broke ground this week, which will eventually add hundreds of apartments to Jersey City’s burgeoning residential neighborhood. Dubbed Journal Squared, the development at the intersection of Pavonia and Summit Avenues includes three high-rise rentals, two of which have already opened. This week local officials joined Kushner Real Estate (KRE) Group and National Real Estate Advisors to celebrate the completed leasing of the 704-unit second phase tower and break ground on the third and last tower, a 60-story structure with 600 residences.

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Long Island City, Major Developments, New Developments

All renderings courtesy of VUW Studio

A massive development with over 1,000 units of housing is coming to Long Island City’s Hunter’s Point South neighborhood. Developed by the Gotham Organization and RiseBoro Community Partnership, Gotham Point includes two towers and a total of 1,132 residences, 75 percent of which are affordable. The project is part of a broader plan first announced in 2013 by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg to redevelop nine parcels of land in Hunter’s Point South and bring 5,000 new apartments to the neighborhood. As the first tower nears completion, 6sqft got an exclusive look at Gotham Point, the latest residential project to rise on the Queens waterfront.

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New Developments, Upper East Side

All photos by Evan Joseph

Maplewood Senior Living is known for its upscale senior living residences, but its newest brand, Inspīr, was designed specifically for urban markets. The brand’s flagship senior living residence, Inspīr Carnegie Hill, is located on the Upper East Side at 1802 Second Avenue at 93rd Street. It recently opened, offering residents the “Ultimate New York City Experience,” which includes partnerships with local cultural institutions and wellness providers, as well as with the geriatrics program at Mt. Sinai. In addition, amenities at the 23-story tower include an open-air SkyPark, fitness center, heated saltwater pool, and daily meals from two fine dining establishments.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Midtown East

Photos: Left by Noble Construction Group; Right by Lester Ali

Twenty percent of the 429 apartments at 222 East 44th Street is reserved as affordable housing. Two-and-a-half years ago, a lottery opened for 109 units for those earning 40, 60, and 130 percent of the area median income, and it looks like some of those on the higher end of the spectrum are newly available, as another lottery is open for 16 middle-income units. The glass tower in Midtown East was designed by Handel Architects and is a quick walk to Grand Central, the UN, and Midtown. Plus, it’s got a ton of great amenities.

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Lower East Side

Renderings courtesy QuallsBenson/ visuals

Leasing launched on Wednesday for 142 apartments at the Lower East Side’s Essex Crossing development. The Artisan, located at 180 Broome Street, is the largest building at the nine-site project and contains office and retail space, as well as access to the ground-floor Market Line. Pricing starts at $3,000/month for studios, $4,000/month for one-bedrooms,$6,000/month for two-bedrooms, and $8,000 for three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Roosevelt Island

Photo by Shinya Suzuki on Flickr

Applications are now being accepted for 313 mixed-income apartments at a new high-rise rental on Roosevelt Island. Developed by Related Companies and Hudson and designed by Handel Architects, Riverwalk Park is a 21-story permanently affordable building, part of a nine-building planned community on the Island. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 80, 130, and 165 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, ranging from a $506/month studio to a $3,432 three-bedroom.

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Greenpoint, New Developments, Rentals

Image by QuallsBenson

The second tower at Greenpoint Landing, the master plan transforming 22 acres of the north Brooklyn neighborhood, has officially opened. Designed by Handel Architects, Two Blue Slip rises 40 stories and contains 421 rental units, with 30 percent of them income-restricted. While pricing has not been released yet, the neighboring building One Blue Slip, which opened in August 2018, most recently listed a three-bedroom unit for $7,892/month, according to CityRealty.

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Featured Story

Architecture, building of the year, Features, New Developments, Nomad

Announcing 6sqft’s 2019 Building of the Year!

By 6sqft, Fri, December 13, 2019

Rendering via DBOX; frame via Pixabay

The votes have been tallied, and it’s time to name the 2019 Building of the Year! The winning title belongs to none other than Nomad’s Madison House at 15 East 30th Street. The 62-story tower beat out 11 other significant NYC buildings, taking first place with 1,284 votes, 34% of the 3,823 total votes cast. Not only is the building the tallest in Nomad at 805 feet, but its sleek design from Handel Architects was done in a unique decagon shape that allows all of the 199 apartments to have column-free corners. Plus, Nomad is an ever-burgeoning neighborhood full of hip restaurants, plenty of transit options, and one of the city’s greatest concentrations of fitness studios.

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Brooklyn, New Developments

Renderings of park courtesy of MNLA

Developer TF Cornerstone this week released new renderings for two sites within Brooklyn’s long-delayed Pacific Park development that have yet to break ground: 615 and 595 Dean Street. Their plans will bring 72,600 square feet of public open space with community amenities, 800 units of mixed-income housing, and retail to Pacific Park. In addition, Chelsea Piers is set to open a Field House that will offer a wide range of family and youth-focused programming when the site opens in 2023. 

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hudson yards, New Developments

The site at 451 10th Avenue in 2018, with Hudson Yards to the south; via Google Streetview

A joint project from Related Companies and Eliot Spitzer would bring over 100 units of senior housing near Hudson Yards, the Real Deal reported on Wednesday. According to permits filed with the city last week, the 44-story mixed-use tower at 451 10th Avenue will include 126 “long-term care facility dwelling units.”

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