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NEW DEVELOPMENT: Kora makes a splash with The Decker; RXR shows off Garvies Point interiors

Court Square condo makes a big splash

The Decker
The Decker

A new collection of luxury condominiums in the Court Square section of Long Island City are now available for purchase at The Decker.
The boutique property, which sits on the corner of 21st Street and 44th Drive, offers 22 one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging from $685,000 to $1.525 million. The project is slated for completion in September 2017.
Modern Spaces was retained by Kora Developers as the exclusive leasing and marketing agent for the eight-story project, located at 21-10 44th Drive.
The building is being designed by Brooklyn-based Zproekt to pay homage to Long Island City’s maritime history. The name “Decker” is a tribute to the former Newtown Creek Towing Company and its tugboat, the W.O. Decker.
“We’re seeing a shift in the area best known for the Citigroup Building. Several new residential projects, including The Decker, are offsetting the commercial office buildings that originally brought people into Court Square,” said Eric Benaim, CEO of Modern Spaces.
“The Decker is providing in-demand residential inventory for the area, which we expect will only increase in popularity. The combination of restaurants, museums and parks, coupled with the easy access to the rest of Queens and Manhattan, makes this neighborhood truly unmatched when it comes to convenience.”
The Decker has a classic, red-brick exterior and contemporary interior units with Daikin HVAC, custom Miton Cucine Italian kitchen cabinetry and Bosch appliances.
Amenities include a resident’s lounge, landscaped outdoor space with barbeque grills, recreation room and fitness center.
Interiors revealed for first homes at Garvies Point

RXR has given potential buyers a first look inside condos at Garvies Point, the $1 billion development taking shape on 56 acres of Glen Cove’s waterfront.
The model residence for The Beacon, the first condominium property scheduled to open at the project, was unveield ahead of this month’s sales launch. Glen Cove-based design firm Studio Grella created The Beacon’s contemporary look. The company, one of the many local businesses RXR Realty has tapped for the mixed-use development, previously worked on the Garvies Point Welcome Center.
The 167-unit property, marketed by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (DGSIR), will offer one, two, and three bedroom residences ranging from 897 to 2,052 s/f.

Garvies Point
Garvies Point

Residents will have access to a range of outdoor spaces, including rooftop terraces at the penthouse level, courtyard terraces, and outdoor balconies for nearly every home.
The Beacon will have an outdoor pool, fitness center and yoga studio, library, lounge, club room, screening room and marina.
The project will restore nearly 60 acres of Glen Cove’s waterfront to productive use, creating a public expanse with parks, esplanades, marinas, an amphitheater, and more than 1,100 residences.

Model home opens at Chelsea condo

Toll Brothers City Living has opened a new decorated model home and on-site sales gallery at 55 West 17th, a luxury condominium in Chelsea by the firm Morris Adjmi Architects.
The sales gallery has moved on-site and the building is slated for occupancy in spring 2017.
The model home, Residence 504, is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath totaling 1,934 s/f.

55 West 20th Street
55 West 17th Street

Furnished by Ligne Roset, the residence features wide plank white oak flooring, and Bianco Oro marble throughout the kitchen and master bath.
Located on West 17th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the 19-story building offers 52 residences ranging from one–to four–bedroom homes.
Located in the Ladies Mile Historic District, the building’s façade is crafted of handmade Petersen brick from Denmark; the cornice, window frames, and entrance details are made of bronze architectural metal.
The building is projected to achieve LEED Gold certification and will feature double insulated windows and low-e glazing to reduce heat gain and loss; low flow water fixtures and faucets; occupation censors in common areas; and a “green cleaning” program that requires the use of non-toxic and environmentally benign chemicals.
Amenities include full-time attended lobby and concierge service, fitness center, playroom, residents’ lounge, screening room, and bicycle storage. A common landscaped terrace on the building’s second floor features a gas grill and seating areas. Storage units and parking are available for purchase.
The building also houses approximately 5,000 s/f of ground floor retail space on 17th street.
70 Vestry tops out


Related Companies announced that 70 Vestry topped out this month, reaching its full height and marking a major achievement for the development.
With occupancy slated for early 2018, the building is already over 60 percent sold, having tallied more sales above $10 million than any other condominium Downtown in 2016.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects designed 70 Vestry to blend with its surroundings while making an impact on the neighborhood’s streetscape.
Clad in a Beaumaniere limestone quarried on the banks of the Seine, the stone façade steps back as it rises — creating terraces for many residences .
With privacy and top-of-the-line security paramount, 70 Vestry is accessed via a staffed and gated porte-cochere that opens to a private cobblestone garden courtyard and a double-height lobby with 24-hour concierge.
The courtyard also provides access to the building’s automated parking garage.
A dedicated wellness level features an international regulation singles squash court, an 82-foot lap pool, sauna and steam rooms, yoga/Pilates studio and a fitness club outfitted by The Wright Fit.
Additional amenities include a library, café, billiards room, lounge and dining suite as well as The Block at 70 Vestry, a children’s playroom designed by Roto Studio. 70 Vestry will also have a Dog City pet spa.
Related Sales LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group are the exclusive marketing and sales agents for 70 Vestry Street.

Stewart to market 70 Pine Penthouse Collection

MARCH29PineThe Corcoran Group announced that Scott Stewart has been brought on to exclusively market the Penthouse Collection at 70 Pine, recently converted to luxury rentals by Rose Associates and DTH Capital.
Penthouse Collection prices range from $8,500 to $20,000 per month. Perched at the top of 70 Pine, many apartments feature private terraces with skyline from their location starting on the 55th floor of the building. Exclusive amenities and services will also be available to Penthouse Collection residents.
Amenity spaces spread over 22,000 s/f include two floors of recreational and fitness facilities run by LA PALESTRA with cardio and weight equipment, CrossFit fieldhouse, Pilates studio, and access to LA PALESTRA’s experts including trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other wellness professionals. Other amenities include two golf simulators, a bowling alley, a screening room, children’s playroom, and a game room.
The building ground floor houses Black Fox coffee and City Acres, an in-house gourmet market offering fresh and prepared foods including specialties from Artichoke Pizza and Beyond Sushi. Q&A Hotel occupies four floors.

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