Articles on W Downtown New York

FiDi Luxe Living is Soaring to New Heights

Facade of 5 Beekman Street 

A new, supertall, residential tower is heading for Lower Manhattan. Perhaps befitting of its Financial District destination, this CetraRuddy-designed skyscraper will boast an ornate gold facade. Renderings reveal a Pizzarotti Group and Madison Equities developed tower to be built at 45 Broad Street–it will reportedly climb 86 stories and house 245 luxury residences. The project is slated to sometime this year, with a projected completion date in 2018; it will add to the new luxe residential projects already taking the Financial District by storm.

Battery Park City Takes Part in Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week has once again returned to New York City, that time of the year when New Yorkers can whet their appetites with fine cuisine for a fraction of the regular prices. The name Restaurant “Week” however, is a bit of a misnomer, since it actually lasts for quite a while. This year, it started on Monday, January 14 and will last until Friday, February 8, so, while time may be running out, there is still plenty left to snag a full, three-course lunch for $25 or a dinner as low as just $38. Here are some of the best Downtown deals Restaurant Week has to offer.     

W Tower Attracting Attention with Fully-Furnished Condos

W New York Downtown Tower in Manhattan's Financial DistrictIf you didn’t know better, you would probably swear that the condos available at the W New York Downtown Tower are already occupied. Designer furniture, wide-screen HDTVs, Warhol Prints, mid-century antiques, animal-skin throw rugs: The luxury condos at the W Tower feature detailed furnishings that make them feel like homes in the fullest sense of the word. The idea of a turnkey apartment is fairly commonplace for luxury rentals, but the W Tower - located at 123 Washington Street a block away from the One World Trade Center construction site in the Financial District - is taking the idea of fully-furnished condos to a whole new level. This innovation is yet another sign of the times; developers need a marketing edge more than ever. The people keeping Manhattan’s sluggish condo sales market afloat are usually either wealthy internationals looking for a pied-a-terre or buyers looking to become one-off landlords by renting their Manhattan properties, and the turnkey condos at W Tower cater specifically to both these groups. So far it seems to be working. After losing buyers in droves after the financial collapse in 2008, this new marketing technique is stimulating sales at W Tower for the first time in years.