Stephen G. Kliegerman
President of Development Marketing
Rookie NYC Developments Get Ready to Rumble
2280 FREDERICK DOUGLASS BOULEVARD
Starting at $329,000 for a 473-square-foot residence, this building is a steal by Manhattan standards. (That's less than $700 per square foot for those without their calculators.)
Located north of Central Park, between 122nd and 123rd streets, the 12-story, 71-unit development will be made up of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom homes, including five penthouses. Buyers will find wide-plank oak flooring and recessed lighting throughout. Kitchens will be finished with Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, and bathrooms will have Neptune Zen soaking tubs and Carrara marble. Many units will feature terraces or balconies, ranging from 520 to 1,310 square feet.
All residents will be able to enjoy a second-floor terrace and a communal roof deck, which will have a fireplace and children's play area. Connecting the outside world with the inside is a living bamboo wall in the attended lobby. Unit sizes go up to 1,641 square feet, and prices go up to $1.88 million. Buyers can expect to move in starting in January 2010. Contact: (212) 867-8778
What was once the Peeks Mason Mints candy factory, and later became Mitchell-Lama affordable housing, is now a two-building luxury condominium. The 38 restored and newly constructed studios and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residences will have ceilings that start at 11 feet, white-oak floors and energy-efficient windows. Kitchens will come with Bosch appliances, CaesarStone white countertops and Grohe faucets, and bathrooms will sport teak vanities, marble tile walls and Neptune freestanding soaking tubs. Wedged between the two buildings will be a landscaped courtyard, and both buildings will have roof decks divided for the private use of penthouse owners. Prices range from $580,000 to $2.56 million. The building will be ready for move-ins in summer 2009. Contact: (866) 924-7120.
Thursday, September 18, 2008