NEW DEVELOPMENT: Sales start at Greenpoint’s tallest condo; Lefrak’s Murray Hill rental opening

● LEFRAK
Hotel-to-rental conversion set to open

LeFrak is converting the former Affinia Hotel in midtown into a luxury rental building.
The developer just released renderings of the Murray Hill Marquis, a 37-story hotel-to-rental conversion at 150 East 34th Street.
The property will be converted by affiliates of LeFrak, which is growing its portfolio of Marquis brand properties throughout Manhattan
Murray Hill Marquis will offer 260 no-fee studio and one-bedrooms. Realty Operations Group will handle leasing, which is expect to get underway later this month.
The building interiors will get a modern upgrade with stainless steelkitchens, hardwood floors, pre-wiring for telephone, cable TV, Wi-Fi and Verizon FiOs services. Amenities will include a gym, co-working space, a resident lounge and a 24-hour attended lobby
Pricing will range from $2,575 a month for studios to $3,425 for one-bedrooms.

● CBSK IRONSTATE
Lindley launches sales in Murray Hill

Murray Hill’s The Lindley has just opened its on-site sales gallery and launched sales.
The 20-story condo offers 74 studios to three bedrooms, with pricing starting from the $900,000s.
Design Within Reach collaborated to furnish the communal spaces. Amenities include a 24/7 concierge service, residents’ lounge, fitness center, resident superintendent, bike storage and private storage. A roof garden will have a grilling and dining area.
Developed by CBSK Ironstate, the building was designed inside and out by Rawlings Architects. The Marketing Directors are exclusively handing sales and marketing.

● PARK CONSTRUCTION CORP.
Verona debuts in Astoria

The Corcoran Group’s Gavrilov/Grosso Team has launched the Verona Condominium in Astoria.
Located at 21-17 31st Avenue, it has 56 studios to two-bedroom condos priced from $495,000 to $1,300,000 for a penthouse with outdoor space.
The building was developed by Park Construction Corp. and designed by Meltzer/Costa & Associates.
Buyers have a choice of kitchen cabinets in shaker White or modern gray, and bathrooms have Italian porcelain tile baths. Units include an in-unit washer/dryer and the building has a 421A Tax Abatement.
Amenities include a virtual doorman, package room, cold storage, bike storage, fitness center, garage, laundry, and roof deck.

● MACK / PALIN ENTERPRISES / UDP
Greepoint trendsetter open for business

Sales are underway at The Greenpoint, a first-of-its-kind tower along the East River in Brooklyn.
Located along the East River Ferry pier and a new public waterfront park to be built by The Greenpoint’s developers – Mack Real Estate Group and Palin Enterprises, in conjunction with Urban Development Partners – condo is the neighborhood’s tallest building at 40 stories and nearly 400 ft.
It offers 95 studios through three-bedrooms beginning on the 28th floor. The tower has already topped out, with occupancy expected to begin in less than one year.
It will have 30,000 s/fof indoor and outdoor amenities including a sun deck, club room, co-working station and basketball court. A courtyard lounge dubbed Greenpoint Gardens will provide a patio dining area and grilling stations, hammock grove and more.
The building will make the waterfront around the ferry stop active and accessible, by way of a new 29,000 s/f public park and retail component that will include a restaurant from Marcus Samuelsson, the superstar chef’s first in Brooklyn.
Pricing for available units at The Greenpoint (pictured top) starts at at $989,000 to $2,160,000 for three bedrooms.

● DOUGLASTON DEVELOPMENT
New LEVEL in Williamsburg

Douglaston Development’s third project on the Williamsburg waterfront, LEVEL, at 2 North Sixth Place, is now leasing residences for immediate move-in.
The 40-story tower, designed by Stephen B. Jacobs, includes an array of amenities. It has a roof deck, whirlpool, steam room, fitness center, yoga room, children’s play space and barbecue grills.
The lobby overlooks a landscaped courtyard and reflecting pool; an indoor-outdoor swimming pool is located on the ninth floor. There is also a terrace lounge with fireplace and club lounge with demonstration kitchen.
Services include a 24-hour concierge and valet to co-ordinate dry cleaning, housekeeping and dog walking. Residents will also have access to on-site bicycle storage and parking.
LEVEL’s 554 units – a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments – feature stainless steel appliances, glass cabinetry, smoked walnut flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows with custom solar shades. The building’s interiors were composed by Andi Pepper.

● HFZ CAPITAL
Model at Tribeca Beach

HFZ Capital Group unveiled the model unit for 11 Beach Street. 
thomas Juul-Hansen was responsible for the project’s interior decoration and design. Working with BKSK Architects and Joy Construction, HFZ modernized the century-old manufacturing building and created a glamorous TriBeCa residence.
A terra cotta-clad courtyard atrium was added to provide further light for the units. At the base of the atrium is an origami-shaped glass pyramid roof that encloses the fitness center.
Additional amenities were curated for family living, including a children’s entertainment room and a landscaped roof garden.

● SMART LIVING DEVELOPMENT LLC
JC tower for young professionals looking to Nest

Ground has been broken for Nest Micro Apartments in Jersey City, NJ.
The 122-unit development is the first private non-subsidized new construction building to offer 100 percent furnished studio units that are under 300 s/f in the New York City-metro area since the 1980’s.
Nest Micro’s fully-furnished apartments will start at under $1,300.
Design and transformable furniture maximizes every inch of the building at Academy Street between Summit and Baldwin that is being developed by Smart Living Development, LLC, an entity formed by KSNY and Strategic Properties,
Amenities will include a coffee house/lounge, laundry facilities, bike storage, gym, roof deck lounge with grill and outdoor showers, and storage units.
“NEST provides the best values in apartment living in Jersey City today: Affordability, Proximity and Community,” said Keith Schwebel, CEO of KSNY,
“Today’s young professional is achieving success in the workforce before reaching the financial threshold to move out of their parents’ houses unless they want to live with multiple roommates. Nest Apartments are priced so that they can live autonomously, and with dignity, with a quick commute to work in Manhattan or other parts of New Jersey, within a vibrant Nest community”
Ken Sato, CEO of Strategic Properties said the development will have a “community director facilitating curated gatherings on site to address residents’ need to be part of a community.ˮ
Next is within walking distance of the Journal Square PATH. Leasing is expectd to get underway next summer.

● IDEAL PROPERTIES GROUP
Gowanus rental takes bow

Ideal Properties Group announced the soft launch of The Ninth, at 203 9th Street in Gowanus.
The 10-unit contemporary rental building features a mural on its exterior wall by Dutch artist, Eelco ‘Virus’ van den Berg.
The work pays homage to iconic Gowanus imagery such as its canal, The Daily News plant, former Kentile Floors signage and the RKO Prospect Theater.
The centerpiece interprets the Battle of Brooklyn and honors American Revolutionary soldiers remembered as the Maryland 400, who ultimately saved America’s Army from British defeat.
The Ninth, developed by Volmar Construction, features one- and two-bedroom no-fee residences starting at $2,800 per month.
Each unit features open-concept kitchens of custom Ash Walnut cabinetry, Calacatta Nuvo Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms have chrome fixtures by Grohe and Kohler and deep soaking tubs or walk-in showers.
All residences are equipped with in-unit washers and dryers.

● BRAUSE REALTY / GOTHAM ORGANIZATION
Green tower leasing in LIC

Brause Realty and Gotham Organization launched leasing at The Forge, a new, sustainable rental development in Long Island City.
The 38-story tower, with pending LEED Silver Certification, offers 272 luxury homes with amenities such as an outdoor pool and movie screen.
The building features a double-height lobby and artwork created by local artists.
The Marketing Directors is the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for the project. Tenants can move in at the end of the month.
Located on a cul-de-sac at 44-28 Purves Street, The Forge offers studios, one- and two-bedroom homes with starting prices at $2,485 for studio to $4,150 for two-bedrooms.
Residences boast Feng Shui-certified layouts and feature energy-conserving windows, oak flooring, quartz countertops, stainless steel Energy STar KitchenAid and Bosch appliances, and Bosch washer/dryers.
The full-service building has over 26,000 s/f of indoor and outdoor amenities ranging from a sulpture garden to hammock park, children’s playroom to movement studio.
On-site parking with electric charging stations, bike storage and additional tenant storage space will also be available. Wi-Fi will be provided throughout common spaces.
Designed by FXFOWLE, The Forge has a wind turbine and solar panels as well as an irrigation system utilizing captured rainwater for the landscaped spaces.

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