Shelter/Real Estate: The Fitzroy

The expert designers revered for projects like Ace Hotel New York and the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel are back with The Fitzroy, a new luxury residential building from JDS Development set on the edge of Manhattan’s High Line in the heart of Chelsea. Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors is setting a new standard for luxury living with the homes at The Fitzroy, which range in size from two to five bedrooms and boast attributes like 11-foot ceilings, copper soaking bathtubs, and custom kitchens with imported marble countertops.

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Roman and Williams’ Fitzroy is the latest luxury addition to NYC’s High Line

Around New York City’s High Line, a hotbed of recent real estate development, the Roman and Williams-designed 10-story Fitzroy will be the area’s newest luxury residential addition. According to the real estate developers at JDS Development Group, “The Fitzroy provides a link into the history of the neighborhood” thanks in part to its compelling Art Deco-inspired design. The palette featured on the building’s stately green terracotta and copper exterior continues throughout the interiors via custom details such as copper lighting fixtures and finishes.

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73-Story Tower Would Be Brooklyn’s Tallest by Far

Top New York City real estate developer JDS Development Group has submitted plans for a 1,066-foot tower in downtown Brooklyn. The 73-story luxury high-rise on DeKalb Avenue would be the tallest in the borough. The building’s plans, which were created by SHoP Architects, draw on features of the adjacent Brooklyn Dime Savings Bank such as its bronze exterior details and hexagonal footprint­­­­­­­. Hazer Ali of the Brooklyn Community Board 2 land use committee, which has unanimously approved the project, calls it “a great opportunity to save the [Dime Savings Bank],” a historic property. Known as 9 DeKalb, the new tower will house almost 500 luxury residences. Michael Stern, founder and managing partner of JDS, states, “We want this project to encapsulate everything that is great about Brooklyn’s past and everything that is great about Brooklyn’s future.”

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Storage Units, Now With Space to Cook, Relax and Entertain

JDS Development Group’s newest luxury condo building, The Fitzroy, will feature customizable, climate-controlled storage rooms up to 220 square feet in size. With soaring ceilings up to 12.5 feet in height, these “hobby rooms” can be used strictly for storage, enhanced by stylish furniture, or even converted into recording or art studios. Each of the 14 homes at The Fitzroy will be allocated a personal storage space.

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Brooklyn Supertall Gets Important Backer Ahead of LPC Hearing

JDS Development Group has garnered some valuable plaudits for its proposed supertall project in Brooklyn in advance of an upcoming Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing. The 73-floor luxury tower, which would connect to the adjacent landmarked Dime Savings Bank, has won the support of the borough’s Community Board Two (CB2) land use committee. The CB2 is endorsing the top real estate developer’s planned modifications of the landmarked bank as well as construction of its 1,066-foot-tall tower, which would be Brooklyn’s tallest skyscraper.

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Community Board 2 Committee Gives Thumbs-up to Development Combining Brooklyn’s Tallest Tower and Landmarked Dime Savings Bank

JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects have received approval from Community Board 2 related to their plans for a mixed-use tower. The project will connect the Dime Savings Bank building at 9 DeKalb Avenue with the adjacent 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension. Upon completion, the tower will become Brooklyn’s tallest skyscraper at 1,066 feet. Since both the interior and exterior of the century-old Dime Savings Bank are New York City landmarks, any plans for modifying the structure require final approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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JDS Development Group brings its well-built ethos to Baltic Park Slope

Brooklyn’s most desirable neighborhood will soon be the home of JDS Development’s newest luxury building, Baltic. Park Slope is renowned for its vibrant and dynamic character, offering residents access to New York City’s best restaurants, shops and recreation. The top real estate developers are seamlessly integrating the condominiums at 613 Baltic Avenue into the existing architecture and streetscape of the neighborhood. The new residences will boast all of the luxury amenities of New York City’s finest skyscrapers, with an attractive mix of outdoor green space and high-end interior finishes.

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Baltic Brings Luxe Condos to Park Slope from $920,000

JDS Development Group, the developers behind luxury residential projects such as Walker Tower and Stella Tower, are bringing their signature style and finesse to Park Slope. Their new Brooklyn condo building, Baltic, boasts a golden gray brick façade and interiors featuring premium materials like marble, granite, quartz, labradorite, walnut, and oak. According to the JDS website, the tower’s unique design was “intentionally composed” to be respectful of its historic neighborhood.

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Unearthing the Past to Create New York’s Buildings of Tomorrow

As director of marketing and communications for JDS Development Group, architectural historian Marci Clark has made an enthusiastic case for projects from which other real estate developers might shy away, including the revitalization of some of New York’s most important 20th-century buildings. “I think real estate in many ways is the story of New York, how the city grows and changes,” she says. Her tenacity has helped propel the successful diversification of JDS Development’s portfolio, from maintaining the Art Deco character of Midtown’s Stella Tower during its luxury condo conversion to the vintage-inspired design of the terra cotta-clad Fitzroy in Chelsea, and archival work of Steinway Hall to inform the interiors of 111 West 57th Street.

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