Rising high: starchitect-designed residential towers

JDS Development Group is set to bring Brooklyn its very first skyscraper at the site of the former Dime Savings Bank at 9 DeKalb. The NYC real estate developers have joined forces once more with SHoP Architects to create the slender, bronze-encased tower, which will soar 1,066 feet and house 500 residences upon its anticipated completion date in 2019.

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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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Brooklyn rooftops: taking the New York terrace to the next level

While roof decks and gardens may still be at a premium in New York, some of the city’s latest luxe real estate offerings are combining both of these sought-after amenities in their rooftop green spaces. Baltic’s homes have been at the forefront of this trend, with a landscaped roof that features an open-air screening room, grilling and dining areas, and a sunbathing lawn. Residents of these Park Slope condos will also enjoy access to a lounge that opens onto the building’s dual-level landscaped garden, as well as a fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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A Richard Meier Building. In Black.

East Side residential real estate is booming with the construction of several new luxury residential towers, including the American Copper Buildings from JDS Development Group. In a neighborhood where developers continue to court high-end residents, the two gleaming towers along the East River are setting themselves apart from the competition with the unique copper cladding of the facade and the three-story skybridge that connects the two towers and houses a lap pool on one of its floors. Leasing for the 800 residences in American Copper Buildings is expected to begin at the end of the year.

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Living the Dream

JDS Development Group is giving Chelsea a dash of impeccable Art Deco flair via its latest development, The Fitzroy. The boutique condo recalls the glamour of Jazz Age architecture in New York City, complete with a façade crafted from green terra-cotta tiles and copper window frames. Husband and wife design team Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch brought their experience as Hollywood set designers to the sumptuous interiors of the building’s 14 dwellings. The Fitzroy will also offer a host of modern amenities, including a full suite of health and fitness options, a landscaped rooftop lounge, a children’s art studio, a climate-controlled wine cellar, and bicycle storage.

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Inside the Supertalls: 111 West 57th Street

JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects will soon be making their marks on the Manhattan skyline with their new supertall tower at 111 West 57th Street. Upon completion, it will stand 1,438 feet tall, and house 60 luxury residences with unobstructed views of Central Park. 111 West 57th Street will also have four floors of prime retail space. Its east and west facades will feature bronze latticework and terra-cotta panels that rise straight up into the air, while a series of setbacks on the south side make it appear like it’s disappearing into the sky, hence the tower’s nickname “The Stairway to Heaven.” It will also incorporate into its base the landmarked Steinway Building, which has inspired the developers to include a recital hall.

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Everything Old Is New Again

After decades of glass and steel structures dominating the skyline, top NYC real estate developers are drawing inspiration from the past to create the buildings of the future. Designed by Roman and Williams, The Fitzroy—JDS Development Group’s latest West Chelsea condominium—evokes classic Manhattan landmarks like the Woolworth Building and Alwyn Court through its Art Deco-inspired façade of green terra-cotta tile, produced by a 112-year-old family-owned factory in Europe, and its custom copper-trimmed windows. The Fitzroy is located just off the renowned High Line park at 24th Street in a neighborhood famed for the galleries, restaurants, and boutiques that run along its tree-lined streets.

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Tilted American Copper Buildings a Dancing Duo in Manhattan Skyline

The two towers of American Copper Buildings are adding to the visual landscape of Kips Bay, shimmering in the sun as they take their place among the icons of the Manhattan skyline. As the brainchild of SHoP Architects and top NYC real estate developers JDS Development Group, these two tilting towers are designed to evolve with the city itself. Each tower is clad in glass and copper; over time, the copper panels will cultivate a green patina. Connected by a midair bridge, the two luxury buildings also offer an unrivaled amenities package, including a 75-foot lap pool, infinity pool, yoga studio, rock wall, juice bar, catering kitchen, studio space, playroom, and private terraces.

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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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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 once kept behind closed doors–as well as nimbler urban development in the information age. Instead of waiting until an area has been filled with offices before introducing residential developments, Stern is successfully reversing the trend with developments like the super-tall residential tower under construction in Downtown Brooklyn, which is adding new vibrancy to the booming neighborhood.

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