NYC Luxury Real Estate Blog

Collegiate School, Modernizing Move

Rendering for West 62nd and West End Avenue

The Collegiate School, the country’s oldest independent all-boys private school, has operated at a historic three-building campus on West 78th Street and Broadway since 1892.

At the High Line, It’s All About Blending In

Views of the High Line and the Chelsea neighborhood from 505 West 19th Street condos

For new developments, location is key, and no location is more coveted than by a park or greenspace. However, it’s not often that buildings resemble and embrace such surroundings.

New Construction on the Upper East Side: 4 Modern Classics in Manhattan Luxury

Panoramic views from 252 East 57th Street luxury condos

The Upper East Side is renowned for its pedigree of Manhattanite refinement. To be sure, many of the neighborhood’s new constructions — such as those designed by Robert A.M. Stern — showcase a keen awareness of the area’s high-end history, and their architecture reflects this timeless appeal. Here’s a list of our four favorite, totally new constructions that combine refreshing design with the Upper East Side’s sophistication.

Pier Pressure: Pier 42 Gets New Renderings and Pier 55 Still Looks Good

Pier 42 Rendering looks great for the Lower East Side

Rendering via The Broadsheet

Whereas Pier 55 and Pier 47 (Superpier) have taken center stage among NYC’s pier redevelopment projects, Pier 42, the redesign of which has been on ice for awhile, may soon transfporm into a beautiful public space for the Lower East Side. During a meeting only a couple weeks ago, The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation planned to allocate $17 million for its redevelopment, with $7 million for the first phase.

Modern Classic Living: 5 Robert A.M. Stern Buildings that Define Manhattan Luxury

Side by side renderings of 220 Central Park South, with the new rendering on the left.

Rendering comparison via The Real Deal

220 Central Park South just got a new rendering, and it looks as promising as ever. Understandably, many industry experts expect it to be the most sought-after condominium around Billionaires’ Row upon its completion; in addition to its ultra-luxe finishes and amenities, residents will also enjoy exclusive views of Central Park. Naturally, a building of this caliber needs architecture to match, so Vornado Realty Trust tapped renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern to draft its skyline-defining design.

Luxury Living in Lincoln Square

View of the Lincoln Center from Millennium Tower

Lincoln Square is one of Manhattan's most cultural, historic, and beautiful neighborhoods. Bordered by Central Park and Riverside Boulevard from West 62nd to West 65th streets, Lincoln Sqaure packs more world class culture into three blocks than some whole cities can claim. Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera House are the crown jewels of this neighborhood, offering unparralled dance, film, opera, theater, and music.

If you're seeking a home amongst such world famous art and culture, here's a run down of six of the best condo buildings the Upper West Side neighborhood has to offer.

Lower Manhattan's Unique Homes: The Future is Now

100 Norfolk Living Room Views

It can be difficult to stand out in a city with over 8.4 million people. Some creative starchitects have taken on the task of making this feat a little simpler by designing buildings that are just as unique as their homeowners. Most of them seem to come from decades into the future, but with some forward-thinking and innovation, these six buildings found their way to our time and are unmissable. 

Starchitects Shine Designing the Manhattan Skyline

New rendering of 1 Park Lane luxury residential condominium in Manhattan

Rendering courtesy of New York Yimby

When imagining the future of Manhattan, the task is much easier when you can look at a picture of the luxury residential buildings that will dominate it. Among many newly released designs popping up around New York City, these four luxury Manhattan towers revealed their renderings last week, painting a picture of the skyline to come.

Raising the Roofs on Luxury New Construction

Zaha Hadid starchitect luxury apartment rendering at 520 West 28th Street near the High Line

Last Wednesday, cement workers at around 30 major construction sites in New York City went on strike due to a labor disagreement. Although some construction has halted, progress continues on some of Manhattan’s most exciting luxury new construction projects that we know like the back of our hand, and others that thrill like tearing a seal on a letter from the mail.

Ride the Tide of Foreign Investment

Overhead view of New York City or Manhattan at dusk, with Empire State Building in foreview

Photo courtesy of Anthony Quintano

Last week, the Adirondack Mountains in New York acquired their very own international investor, Jack Ma, who is a multi-billionaire and founder of the Alibaba Group. Ma purchased over 28 thousand acres for $23 million, in an effort to conserve the land. In early May of this year, Ma stepped down from his position as CEO of Alibaba and climbed right back up as Chairman of the Board for The Nature Conservancy in China.