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…

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NYC real estate is becoming a “meritocracy”: Michael Stern

The world of NYC real estate development has transformed from an aristocracy dominated by developers from established real estate dynasties into a leveled “meritocracy”, according to Michael Stern, the head of the JDS Development Group. Speaking at a recent panel hosted by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Stern credited the change to the Internet--which freed information…

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9 Stunning Apartment Buildings Rising in Manhattan

While most high-end residential real estate development in NYC is embracing the futuristic look of glass and steel, some designers are turning to the past for inspiration. Top developer JDS Development Group and renowned Hollywood-based design team Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch have recaptured Manhattan’s Art Deco glamour with The Fitzroy, the new 14-unit luxury…

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Tour the American Copper Buildings’ skybridge and roof, first look at its floating lap pool

The 5,000 gleaming copper panels lining the exterior of the American Copper Buildings have already started to acquire the green patina for which the metal is known as construction advances at this luxury riverside development. The site’s two curving towers are linked by a three-story glass skybridge 300 feet up. Amenities will include a sauna,…

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Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue continues its transformation

For decades, local residents along the stretch of Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue between Park Slope and Gowanus have worked tirelessly to preserve the area’s neighborhood feel, a sensibility that the NYC real estate developers at JDS Development Group tapped into when designing Baltic. The luxury condo’s golden brick façade and greenery function as extensions of the…

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SHoP reveals new views inside its ultra-luxe American Copper Buildings

JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects have joined forces to create the American Copper Buildings. Offering 761 Kips Bay luxury residences, the unique structure consists of two towers connected by an aerial walkway known as the Skybridge. Other compelling features include a porte cochère, private park, and 75-foot lap pool. Newly revealed interiors feature custom…

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SHoP Architects Design Congruent American Copper Residential Towers in New York City

Located in Kips Bay, the dramatic dual-towered American Copper Buildings—a collaboration between NYC real estate developer JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects—is already widely recognized for its three-story Skybridge, the city’s first major midair walkway in 80 years. For the first time, the interiors of these luxury rental apartments have been revealed, as each residence…

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