NYC real estate loves old tricks for new homes

Expert woodworkers, stained glass artisans, and marble carvers are as busy as ever in New York City, thanks to the robust demand for the restoration of historic architectural details in the city’s housing stock. In 1965, right around the time that buyers began renovating brownstones in Brooklyn and Manhattan, the Landmarks Preservation Commission was established, ensuring that historic neighborhoods would retain much of their original character. Developers, for their part, have found ingenious ways to combine preservation projects with new buildings, sometimes within a single complex construction initiative. At 111 West 57th Street, JDS Development is restoring the landmarked lobby of the Steinway Building, while a new, ultraslim tower housing 60 luxury Midtown residences will rise above it. And at JDS’s nearby Stella Tower on West 50th Street, eight craftsmen worked to restore the geometric “crown” that sits atop the classic art deco building. According to Marci Clark, JDS’s architectural historian, the benefits are twofold: “We want to make a building shine to its best possible capacity,” she says. “Not only to provide a premier living experience for residents, but also for New Yorkers to enjoy as they walk past.”

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Here Are the Top Real Estate Deals of 2016

2016 was a banner year for luxury real estate in NYC, thanks in part to the striking new American Copper Buildings, a strong contender for the title of New York City’s newest architectural icon. These two subtly curved, copper-clad towers are connected by a three-story skybridge, which will house a lap pool, lounge, hammam, and juice bar, among other features, all 300 feet in the air. The architects at SHoP and Michael Stern’s JDS Development Group, the residential real estate company that is also behind the restorations at Stella Tower and 111 West 57th Street, collaborated on this unique design.

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Gentrilennials strike Brooklyn’s gritty Fourth Avenue

Fourth Avenue is quickly taking its place among Brooklyn’s most sought-after thoroughfares, a recent sea change brought about by a wave of new high-end residential developments and the many retail, dining, and entertainment venues that now line the street. JDS Development Group’s Baltic has been a driving force behind this neighborhood’s evolution from industrial to chic. The building’s 44 stylishly modern residences are attracting a host of potential buyers and will also infuse the neighborhood with an additional 5,500 square feet of retail space when construction is complete.

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Inside the playrooms of NYC’s luckiest grown-ups

Whether you’re looking for private studio space for creative work, secluded study, or simply keeping a prized collection stored in pristine condition, each condo in The Fitzroy in West Chelsea comes with a dedicated, climate-controlled hobby room in the building’s amenities floor. As real estate development in NYC continues to trend towards open floor plans and shared amenities, there’s a real luxury in accessing a private, dedicated hideaway with 12-foot ceilings and locked doors, without leaving your building or managing a separate studio space.

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Everything you need to know about NYC’s best new buildings

Whether you’re looking for a studio or a three-bedroom apartment for rent, the new American Copper Buildings from JDS Development Group will give you the New York City lifestyle of your dreams. These soon-to-be-iconic tilting towers, which were designed to evoke fluid motion, like “Beyoncé and Jay-Z dancing,” are home to 761 apartments, each decked out with floor-to-ceiling windows, oak floors, and Miele appliances. These top NYC real estate developers have left nothing out of the luxury-living equation, enabling residents to enjoy a range of unique amenities, including a lap pool that spans the towers’ gorgeous centerpiece—a three-story-tall skybridge.

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Giant, 1,000-apartment Buildings are Taking Over NYC

Everything is bigger and brighter in New York City, especially in the real estate industry. The city has recently welcomed a new wave of larger-than-life apartment buildings, the most notable of which is the SHoP Architects-designed American Copper Buildings, a pair of architecturally innovative apartment towers in Kips Bay helmed by JDS Development. When the buildings, which are connected by an elevated skybridge, open their doors this fall, they will add 761 stylish modern residences to the sought-after East Side enclave.

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Sky High! A look at the next generation of ‘Super Tails’

New York City is becoming home to the ‘Super Talls,’ a series of skyscrapers reaching 900 feet in height and beyond. The slimmest of this skyward-bound herd at 58 feet wide is 111 West 57th Street. JDS Development is behind the Midtown condos for sale, which are rising from a unique foundation: the historic Steinway Hall. The full height of the 60-residence tower will be 1,428 feet, a measurement that would reach to just a few feet below the top of the spire on the Empire State Building.

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5 reasons why 2016 will be Gotham’s biggest year in luxe living

JDS Development projects mark two of the five reasons why 2016 will be New York’s biggest year for luxury real estate. Brooklyn’s landscape, known for its boutique apartment buildings and brownstones, are going tall in 2016. As demand for residential real estate in the borough hits fever pitch, the top real estate developers are moving forward with a new mixed-use tower. Located just steps from Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fort Greene Park, and Fulton Mall, 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension will be Brooklyn’s tallest tower and new icon. In Manhattan, JDS Development is similarly breaking the mold with collaborator’s Roman and Williams at The Fitzroy, bucking the Cheslea neighborhood’s glass-and-steel trend with elegant, vintage-inspired design etched in terracotta and copper.

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Luxury entry doors are real estate’s newest obsession

New York’s top real estate developers are making luxury residences more elegant from the outside in with entry doors that command attention. At JDS Development Group’s Stella Tower in Hell’s Kitchen, the doors to the former Verizon building’s residences are more than merely accent pieces: they’re the highlight of the hallway thanks to asymmetrical framing and stylish hanging light fixtures.

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Why the Rockaways are real estate’s new shore thing

New York City’s top real estate developers are breathing new life into The Rockaways. Nearly seven miles of undeveloped oceanfront in Queens County has become a desirable site for new high-end residences, many of which will become weekend retreats and summer homes for Brooklyn’s and Manhattan’s discerning young professionals. This resurgence reinforces that it’s now a prime time for JDS Development Group to shift their focus to a 60-unit project between Beach Fifth and Beach Sixth Streets in Rockaway Beach.

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