● Heller Organization
Heller to market Gowanus rental
The Heller Organization has been named exclusive leasing broker for 202 Eighth Street, located on the border of Gowanus and Park Slope.
The 51-unit, 12-story building was originally developed as a condominium by JDS Development Group and PMG, but converted to rentals when construction resumed in 2011.
In 2013, the property was purchased by affiliates of Werber Management.
Those condo touches are evident in top-of-the-line appliances., custom-built closets and hand-laid oak floors.
The kitchens have Liebherr, Bosch and Electrolux appliances and custom Scavolini cabinetry.
In addition to private terraces or balconies in many of the units, the building’s residents-only outdoor spaces include a landscaped park, a common terrace with an outdoor fireplace, and a furnished roof deck with an outdoor grill, dining areas and views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Harbor.
A private gym, Fresh Direct delivery room, storage space and live-in superintendent round out the building’s amenities.
“Between the enhanced amenities and the satisfaction of the tenants, 202 Eighth’s cachet is rising as quickly as its neighborhood’s,” said Benjamin Werber, COO of Werber Management.
Heller currently manages the leasing for both of Werber’s buildings located in Manhattan’s Financial District, 40 Gold Street and 254 Front Street.
Less is more in LIC
Modern Spaces announced the official launch of sales at FIVE FortyOne, a three-home luxury condominium at 5-41 47th Road in Long Island City.
The firm serves as the exclusive marketing and sales agent for the development. Residences will be delivered Fall 2014 with pricing starting at $1.8 million.
“We are very excited to officially bring FIVE FortyOne to the market,ˮ said Jennifer Dorfmann, executive vice president/managing director of sales for Modern Spaces.
“This development is perfect for buyers who are looking to live in a smaller, more intimate building, yet still have all of today’s modern luxuries.”
FIVE FortyOne is being developed by Ascent Development, a New York-based real estate company.
The project offers one duplex and two triplex homes, all with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and private outdoor spaces.
Homes range from 1,600 to 2,040/f. “We took notice of the increasing number of families moving to Long Island City, and the lack of supply. Our goal was to create a much-needed product with the highest level of quality possible,” said Tien Vominh, managing member of Ascent Development.
Stribling tapped for 45 Park
Developer Soho Properties announced that Stribling Marketing Associates will serve as the exclusive marketing and sales agents for its new luxury condominium tower, 45 Park Place.
The announcement was made by Sharif El-Gamal, the chairman and CEO of Soho Properties. The Stribling team, led by Stribling chairman and founder Elizabeth Stribling, will include Mary Ellen Cashman, Sean Murphy Turner and Steven Rutter, director of Stribling Marketing Associates. The team will oversee all sales and marketing for the development.
“We are extremely proud to be appointed the exclusive sales and marketing agents for 45 Park Place, which is certain to become an iconic, coveted residential address. This meticulously designed tower will have quite an impact in a neighborhood that is emerging as a destination for both international and local buyers,” said Stribling
The 665 ft. tower, 45 Park Place, will be designed by architect Michel Abboud of SOMA Architects, with Ismael Leyva Architects.
The tower will be neighbor to a museum and public green space designed by Jean Nouvel.
Construction is expected to begin in 2015, with delivery of the tower in 2017. Tishman Construction will serve as construction manager.
Sticking to script on Upper East Side
TOWN Residential has leased 75 percent of the Residences at the Writing Room, a renovated five-story rental at 1703/5 Second Avenue.
Once home to the celebrated Elaine’s restaurant where writers and A-listers including Norman Mailer, James Brady, Woody Allen, Andy Warhol and Frank Sinatra frequented for more than 50 years, the Residences at the Writing Room pay homage to the building’s historic past.
The team of Joshua Kwilecki and John Carapella have leased 11 of the 14 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in less than eight weeks. The three remaining homes begin at $4,000 per month.
The recently completed main staircases of the Residences, conceived by Annette Jaffe of MSM Design, appear to be a stack of books, each stair as the spine of an iconic novel.
“This property holds a special place in the heart of New Yorkers,” said Joseph Sitt, co-founder, chairman and CEO of TOWN Residential. “The Residences at the Writing Room allow residents the chance to be part of literary history as the space has been artfully designed to reflect the building’s storied past.”