CONDO MANIA! Here are the 12 wildest and most luxurious Manhattan real estate projects hitting the market this fall
New York is becoming Disney World for wealthy condo fanatics.
A wave of glitzy new condominium projects is coming to Manhattan by the end of the year, bringing the annual total of new apartment units to a whopping 5,300 — more than twice the number that hit the market during the same period last year, according to data provided to the Daily News by new development marketing firm Corcoran Sunshine.
“After several years of extremely limited new development introductions, the market really opened up in 2015, offering buyers an incredible amount of choice across neighborhoods and price points,” said Kelly Kennedy Mack, president of Corcoran Sunshine.
With so many new units flooding the market, developers are going to great lengths to make their projects stand out by hiring big-name starchitects, incorporating far-out amenities and building taller than ever before.
Here are some of the sexiest new projects coming to the market this fall.
Apartments will look down the dead center of Central Park.
111 W. 57th St.
Say hello to the latest spire on “Billionaires’ Row.”
This showstopping skyscraper, designed by SHoP Architects, is nestled next to the landmarked Steinway Building that was home to the main showroom for Steinway & Sons pianos for nearly 90 years.
The tower, developed by JDS Development and Property Markets Group, tops 1,428 feet, making it significantly taller than 432 Park Ave., which is currently the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
The building has no shortage of glitz.
The terra cotta and bronze details on the east and west facades of the building make it look different from every angle, while a glass curtain wall on the north side provides residents with sweeping views down the dead center of Central Park. Tom Ford’s designer of choice, William Sofield, did the interiors.
The project will have just 60 units in total, including 46 in the tower itself and 14 inside the Steinway building. Prices start at a hefty $14 million.
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales.
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Zaha Hadid’s new High Line project is highly anticipated
520 West 28th
Are you a well-heeled buyer with a taste for the extra errestrial? Then this High Line masterpiece is the home for you.
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the first woman ever to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, designed the futuristic, curved building, which abuts the elevated park and has a total of 39 residences.
All the homes have bespoke finishes, including 8 -foot-wide ash flooring, motorized windows and doors, and large loft-like layouts.
Residents will also have access to a 75-foot-long skylit swimming pool, a private spa suite with plunge waterfall showers, a sauna and steam room, lush landscaped gardens, parking and even an IMAX screening room.
Hudson Yards development giant the Related Companies is behind the project. Corcoran Sunshine is handling sales.
A new project at 1 Great Jones Alley is tucked away
1 Great Jones Alley
Condos don’t get much cooler than this.
The entrance to this NoHo gem, at 1 Great Jones Alley, is tucked away discretely at the end of the historic alleyway, making it virtually paparazzi-proof. Residents will enter a gate, by foot or by car, and head down the alley to the attended lobby.
The building itself, designed by BKSK Architects with a terracotta and steel facade, has just 14 half- and full-floor condos but all the amenities of a high-rise.
There’s a private landscaped garden designed by HMWhite, best known for landscape work at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens; a private wet spa with thermal baths and a glass-enclosed steam room, and a gym.
Developer Madison Realty Capital said prices will range from $3.775 million to over $20 million. Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing will handle sales.
The conversion of the St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School has been highly anticipated
It’s one of the most hotly anticipated condos downtown — and certainly one of the most unique.
Developers Time Equities and Hamlin Ventures are converting the one-time site of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Nolita into high-end, one-of-a-kind homes.
The federal-style building, at 34 Prince St., dates back to 1825 and was declared a landmark in 1966.
The condos will be in very short supply. There are just nine homes in total, including seven condos, starting at $7.74 million, and two townhouses.
Amenities will include a wine room, cold storage and fitness and yoga studios.
CORE will be handling the sales for the townhomes, while Time will handle the sale of the condos in-house.
The Fitzroy is bringing a new look to the High Line
Roman & Williams — the husband-and-wife design firm best known for trendy hotspots such as the Ace Hotel and designing the private homes of Ben Stiller and Gwyneth Paltrow — is turning its hand to residential with a new project on the High Line.
The Fitzroy, at 514 W. 24th St., is uber-exclusive, with just 14 two- to five-bedroom homes that range from $5.2 million to more than $18 million.
The building is slated to be the polar opposite of most of the new, glassy, hyper-modern condo buildings going up along the High Line. It will have a custom green terracotta façade and copper windows.
JDS Development and Largo Investments are developing. Vickey Barron of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales.
One Hundred East Fifty Third Street is the latest building from Aby Rosen
One Hundred East Fifty Third Street
Enter Lord Norman Foster. The British architect, best known for designing statement buildings such as London’s famous gherkin tower, is bringing a new building to a site on E. 53rd St. between Lexington and Park Aves.
The project, which will be identifiable by its angular, undulating façade, is being developed by flamboyant real estate titan Aby Rosen ( who also owns the landmarked Lever House building next door), and will be marketed exclusively by Compass.
It will have a total 94 units, reportedly starting at $3.3 million and going all the way to $55 million for the penthouse floors.
The developer is also charging a reported $3,000 just for a place to store your bike.
The developer declined to confirm pricing.
The new Sorting House condo tops a post office
The Sorting House
Hell’s Kitchen certainly wouldn’t be hellish if you lived here.
Developer Cadence Property Group has built its latest condo project in the formerly gritty neighborhood atop the 1930s-era Radio City Station Post Office at 318 W. 52nd St .
The Sorting House, as it has been dubbed, will have 30 homes starting at $1.28 million, as well as shared amenities including a fitness center and a bike garage.
Cadence is converting the top floor of the existing three-story post office and adding another two stories on top. The lower two floors of the post office will remain in operation.
Halstead Property Development Marketing is the exclusive marketing and sales agent.
Be Mayor De Blasio’s neighbor in this new Yorkville high-rise, just two blocks from Gracie Mansion and a short walk from Carl Schurz Park and the East River Promenade.
The 32-story Citizen360 condominium, developed by Anbau Enterprises at 360 E. 89th St., will have 82 one- to four-bedroom residences ranging from $1.3 to more than $10 million.
Holistic Irish design guru Clodagh did the interiors and amenity spaces, which include a tranquil lobby with green wall, a fitness center and spa with yoga and training studios, and an entertainment suite with an art studio, music room and screening room.
Parking is also available for purchase.
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is heading sales.
Residents of the Bryant will have views of the Empire State Building
Sir David Chipperfield, the British architect given a knighthood by the Queen several years ago for services to the design field, is applying his magic touch to his first residential project in New York .
The 33-story project, just off Bryant Park at 16 W. 40th St. and directly opposite the New York Public Library’s famed Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, will have a total 57 homes, ranging in size from one bedroom to four bedrooms.
Prices start at $2 million and will top $10 million for the higher floors. Corcoran Sunshine is leading the sales.
The building, which will also include a five-star hotel on the lower floors, is being developed by HFZ Capital.
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212 Fifth Ave. has an address to reckon with
212 Fifth Avenue
A condominium conversion underway opposite the northwest corner of Madison Square Park has a unique selling point — a coveted address at 212 Fifth Ave., the “New York-iest” of all city addresses.
The 212 number harks back to the days of analog phone exchanges, when Manhattanites were given 212 area codes. The codes, which are in short supply these days, have become a status symbol. Add that to a Fifth Ave. address and you can’t go wrong.
The property, developed by Madison Equities, will have just 48 homes, ranging from two-bedrooms to a triplex penthouse. Prices haven’t been released.
Town New Development is handling sales.
The new XOCO project is the conversion of a former Tootsie Roll factory
This condo’s yummier than a chocolate-covered candy bar.
Developer DDG is slated to launch its conversion of a former Tootsie Roll factory this fall, at 325 W. Broadway. Its moniker, XOCO 325, was born out of the Catalan word for chocolate.
The project, which has a cast-aluminum façade and vertical gardens, will have just 21 residences, most of which come with private terraces and balconies.
Prices start at $3 million. Corcoran Sunshine is the exclusive marketing firm.
Gramercy Square is one of the biggest new projects this fall
This one’s a doozy.
Gramercy Square, a new condo project by the Chetrit Group and Clipper Equities, is set to change the face of nearly a full city block on Gramercy Park between Second and Third Aves.
The Gramercy Square project is comprised of four different buildings
The development is comprised of four separate buildings, at 215 E. 19th St., 220 E. 20th St., 225 E. 19th St. and 230 E. 20th St., with a total 223 homes across the bunch.
The four buildings, which were formerly home to the Cabrini Medical Center, surround a 25,000-square-foot private central garden and are a mix of studios to four-bedroom homes and dramatic penthouses.
Architecture firm Woods Bagot is designing both the exteriors and interiors of the development.
Prices start at $885,000 and go to $33 million. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is heading sales.
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