Articles on The Aldyn

One Riverside Park Completes Riverside South Neighborhood

One Riverside Park

One Riverside Park, the last of the exclusively residential developments of the Riverside South site, is now open for sales. The Upper West Side luxury condominium brings 219 new units to the Hudson River waterfront.

Mega-Glassy Condominium Plans Unveiled for Riverside South

Riverside South in Manhattan40 Riverside Boulevard will soon be home to a new 650,000 square-foot mega-glassy condominium. Nearly a dozen apartment buildings have been built at Riverside South and the site at 40 Riverside Boulevard will be one of the final projects in the area, offering Upper West Side residents the chance to live in the glassiest condo in the neighborhood with unobstructed views of the Hudson River.

The new tower will rise 33 stories into the Manhattan skyline, ranging in apartment size from one-bedroom condos to duplexes and even single-floor apartments reported Crain’s New York. Developer Goldstein Hill & West Architects are no strangers to the Upper West Side; partner Stephen Hill has taken part in developing Riverside South for years now. Through him, the architectural firm also had a hand in developing The Rushmore condos, as well as the Aldyn and luxury rental building, the Ashley.

A Yard in the Sky: New York Times on the Terrace as a Must-Have New Condo Amenity

From the beginning of the last NYC condominium boom up to today, Manhattan condos have been locked in a strange and occasionally silly sort of arms race.New York City Luxury Condos Upper East Side with Terace It's not one that puts anybody's lives at risk, thankfully -- this sort of arms race pertains mainly to amenities, and which condominium can have the biggest and best extras to go along with those condos for sale. It makes a certain type of sense, given that there are only so many ways that one luxury condominium for sale can differ from another luxury condominium for sale. And so we get the spectacle of The Aldyn with its 40,000-square-foot fitness center and the Cipriani Club Residences' 20,000-volume library and 20 Pine's private subway entrance. These are all nice things to have in a condominium, of course, which is why the aforementioned rank among the most popular Manhattan condo listings at New Construction Manhattan. But the appeal of those elaborate amenities is a bit more abstract than the simple joys of one of Manhattan's rarest and most sought-after amenities -- a private terrace.

Upper West Side Story: Architecture Critics, Condo Buyers Love UWS Luxury Condo The Laureate

Manhattan New Construction CondominuumsWe're pretty open here at New Construction Manhattan about our fondness for a number of Upper West Side condominiums. We're not alone in this, of course -- there's a reason why buildings such as the striking pre-war condo conversion The Apthorp, and new construction blockbusters such as The Aldyn and The Element are among the most-visited on New Construction Manhattan, and it's not because we blow them kisses here at the blog. We're pretty fond of The Laureate, a new construction condo on the Upper West Side that recently opened but, again, we're not necessarily the pickiest when it comes to this sort of thing. Still, it's nice when better-c redentialed individuals back up our opinions.

Bump Ahead, Or Why Waiting To Buy A Manhattan Apartment Could Cost You Money

Waiting on a manhattan apartment may cost you money

In the years since the economic collapse, we have seen a wide array of metaphors deployed to describe both what just happened and what lies ahead. Some were more felicitous than others and none quite did the trick, but when it comes to summing up the current situation in the market for Manhattan condominiums, "like turning around a battleship" isn't bad at all. This particular pundit-approved cliche is unusually apt when it comes to describing the Manhattan condominium market's a slow, steady and maddeningly gradual ongoing comeback. Given the extent of the slump in the Manhattan real estate market, this is to be expected -- and is even somewhat advantageous for those browsing Manhattan apartment listings, as condo prices are still relatively low, and price cuts still comparatively common. But a recent article in the New York Times serves as a sobering reminder of both how deep the real estate trough of the last few years actually was, and as a warning that -- once we finally get this battleship turned around -- there may still be some choppy seas ahead for those looking to buy a condo in Manhattan.

My Own Private Bowling Alley: Upper West Side condo The Aldyn's Amazing Amenity Space Set To Open

Aldyn Building inNYC has it's own bowling alleyWe at New Construction Manhattan have had our collective eye -- we just share one, it's easier -- on The Aldyn for some time. Few new construction condo listings on the Upper West Side -- honestly, few new construction condo listings anywhere in Manhattan -- were as ambitious in conception as The Aldyn, which shares a perch on lower Riverside Drive with luxury rental The Ashley. It wasn't just that The Aldyn was a sterling example of shoot-the-moon ambition on the part of developers Extell, although it's that. It's that The Aldyn was a fearlessly upscale new construction condominium development built during one of the lowest down-cycles in real estate development in... well, ever. The project itself was promising from the start – between The Aldyn's striking looks, the 40,000 square feet of amenitized space and the stunning Hudson River views and generous floor plans on offer in the apartments for sale, The Aldyn always sounded like a winner. It was the timing that seemed questionable. But with the building nearly complete and The Aldyn's signature amenity space set to open -- and with pictures revealing it to be every bit as expansive and plain awesome-looking as advertised -- it seems safe to say that The Aldyn has made it. Which makes the La Palestra amenity space at The Aldyn that much more worthy of a look.

What's New: Are New Construction Condominiums Back In Fashion?

East River view from luxury condominium During the boom years in Manhattan real estate, it seemed like new construction condominiums -- and a host of new Manhattan condominium listings -- hit the market every week, each more spectacularly amenitized, dramatically turned out and eye-poppingly expensive than the last. It was a good time, in short, to be a real estate developer -- with plenty of buyers and a housing market that seemed on an endless upward trend, new construction NYC condos essentially sold themselves.