The Continental is More Than 50 Percent Leased in Just Three Months!

The Continental, the new 53-story luxury rental tower located at 885 Sixth Ave., is more than 50 percent leased in just three months. Such results come on the heels of several other successful additions to the growing Sixth Avenue Corridor neighborhood, including Trader Joe’s, Food Parc, La Pomme and Bar Basque.

Situated on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 32nd Street, The Continental’s 336 apartments boast expansive floor plans and impressive views of the Manhattan skyline. Residents enjoy the building’s Midtown location, which puts them within close proximity to many of the city’s cultural attractions, as well as major transportation hubs like Penn Station, Port Authority and Grand Central.

“The response to The Continental, from renters and the real estate community alike, has been tremendous,” said Cliff Finn, managing director of new development marketing for Citi Habitats Marketing Group, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for The Continental. “We are thrilled with The Continental’s success thus far, especially considering it was achieved through the drudges of this winter’s awful weather. We could not have accomplished this without the project’s quality construction and pristine amenities, including the only pool on the Sixth Avenue Corridor, as well as its convenient and increasingly dynamic location.”

The Continental is comprised of studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with home office, and two-bedroom apartments starting on the ninth floor. The building’s lobby, 15,000 sq. ft. amenity space and garage, in addition to premier retail space may be found on the lower floors. Monthly rental prices start from approximately $2,960 and range to more than $6,815.

Tenants have access to the exclusive American Leisure-managed Continental Club & Spa, featuring a 50-foot indoor infinity-edge lap swimming pool with heated hydrotherapy spa, set within a double-height, glass-enclosed atrium with lounge chairs. A health club with a fitness and cardio center, yoga studio, his-and-hers locker rooms and his-and-hers treatment rooms, is also available.

The Club’s lounge with fireplace opens onto a landscaped terrace with seating and dining areas, and there is a fully equipped catering kitchen for residents to easily host private social events. The Wi-Fi-enabled space also features a gaming lounge with billiards and LCD displays. In addition to the entertainment lounge, there is a 48th floor skydeck furnished with lounge chairs. Other amenities include a full-service Abigail Michaels concierge, valet and on-site parking, 24-hour doormen, BuildingLink, and bicycle storage.

The Costas Kondylis-designed tower has a state-of-the-art lobby featuring exclusively designed custom furnishings by Capri Furniture, Christopher Guy and J. Robert Scott. Residences boast floor-to-ceiling tinted windows, ceilings as high as eleven-and-a-half feet, white oak flooring throughout and washers and dryers in every unit.

Kitchens have Florenza porcelain tile flooring, wood-grain cabinetry with stainless steel hardware, concealed full-extension silent self-closing drawers and quartz countertops and backsplashes. The stainless steel appliance suite includes a gas-range stove, microwave and dishwasher and Fisher Paykel refrigerator with in-door water dispenser.

Baths at The Continental offer Verdana porcelain tile floors, polished marble vanity countertops, recessed medicine cabinets with mirrored doors, Kohler bathtubs and polished chrome fixtures by Moen to create a clean spa-like setting.

Neighborhood Guide-SoHo Apartments

Walking along the cobblestone streets and iron-clad buildings of SoHo today, taking in the shopping, eating, art & music scene, you will understand why it’s such a popular destination for locals & visitors, alike.  It’s hard to imagine that not so long ago this area was filled with farms and rolling hills amongst Federal-style housing.

During the 60’s and 70’s, artists began to move into the area to take advantage of the large spaces, known as lofts, to work & live in, starting the transformation of what we see today.  Boasting the greatest collection of cast-iron architecture in the world, we can see why this would be the perfect backdrop for artists & art lovers alike.

Museums worth mentioning include The New York City Fire Museum, CMA (NYC’s only hands-on art museums for children) and The New York Earth Room.  SoHo also houses an endless array of art galleries that mixes all aspects of the art world, including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Clic Bookstore & Gallery, Brentano’s, Agora Gallery, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Animazing Gallery and the Deitch Projects.

SoHo boasts one of the most unique shopping experiences, with everything from art stands & street vendors on the sidewalks (which sell everything from jewelry, artwork, books, antiques & handmade goodies) to eclectic and high-end boutiques, this neighborhood exceeds all expectations.  Whether you are looking for the perfect designer dress or that one-of-a-kind vintage find, stores like Bloomingdales, Topshop, Kate Spade, Chanel, All Saints, What Goes Around Comes Around, J.Crew and Marc Jacobs create the ultimate shopper’s paradise with an endless array of options to choose from.

The selection of eateries in SoHo are amongst some of the best in the city! Jean Georges’ American Nouveau Mercer Kitchen, a Paris bistro-inspired Balthazar, a shabby-chic Lucky Strike, a refined take on Thai at Kittichai and Spanish-infused Boqueria are just a small handful of the melting pot that has become SoHo’s cuisine.  Besides the delicious aromas of those honey roasted nuts from the street vendors, that is.

For those night owls, SoHo’s nightlife is among the best of the City, no matter what your preference. ñ bar is for the quirky, yet elegant, crowd that can enjoy a tapas bar that showcases delicious food among the brown polka dot walls.  World-renowned Balthazar’s bar is much more intimate than the over-sized dining room, pouring your drinks with the utmost care.  The building was converted from a leather wholesaler’s warehouse to an airy space that can accommodate over 200 people in the dining room and at the zinc bar, keeping the style of the surrounding neighborhood.  If you are looking for a ‘spicier’ flavor, head to S.O.B’S for some Cuban salsa, Brazilian samba, Jamaican reggae and some African pop thrown in.  They even offer Latin dance classes (free) every Friday night, just to make sure you are ready for the weekend.

There is are great options for living in this neighborhood, including SoHo Court.

Port 10-Chelsea Apartments

Just steps away from New York’s newest and world acclaimed park – the Highline – Port 10, at 303 Tenth Avenue, features luxurious rental residences in West Chelsea, one of Manhattan’s emerging neighborhoods. Complete with a host of amenities, residents will enjoy a stylish fitness room, multimedia lounge, and a landscaped roof deck with views overlooking High Line Park the Hudson River and the Empire State Building.

As welcoming and timeless as Chelsea itself, its original façade of iron spot brick adds substance and style to the shaded glass of today and tomorrow. Designed by Manhattan based H. Thomas O’Hara, Architect PLLC, every detail of every residence is impeccable from the stainless steel kitchens to the porcelain baths.

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Ranging from spacious studios to three bedrooms, each apartment features gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, in-unit washer and dryer and solid oak flooring throughout.  The oversized windows showcase stunning panoramic views of the High Line, the Hudson River and the Empire State building.


Amenities

Port 10’s greatest amenity is the 3,700 sq. ft. fully landscaped roof deck, sun deck with barbeque bar and an outdoor cinema, perfect for those warmer months!  Especially, with the open river and city views around you.  The Port club features a one of a kind fitness center was designed by Jay Wright from The Wright Fit with personal training available for residents, also featuring a bar, lounge & interactive game center.

Other services include 24-hour attended lobby, exclusive Knickerbocker Concierge Service, on premise building manager & a bicycle room for tenants.

Location

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Port 10 is just steps away from the Highline, some of the city’s most luxurious nightlife, Chelsea’s unique galleries, cafes and boutiques–right in the center of it all.  In the middle of a ‘walker’s paradise’, Port 10 is convenient to major subway lines & buses.

The Standish-Brooklyn Apartments

The Standish, located at 169 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights, combines prewar architectural grandeur with newly renovated contemporary apartments and luxury amenities.

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The Standish is located on the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights, just across the East River from Manhattan. Offering panoramic views of the New York City skyline, The Standish provides its residents a contemporary home in a historic building surrounded by a dynamic and thriving neighborhood.

Built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1903 as The Standish Arms Hotel, The Standish has been converted into a luxury no fee apartment building with modern renovations and amenities such as a 24-hour concierge and a full fitness center, while all units come equipped with window-mounted air conditioners. The building is comprised of 94 no fee apartments that range in size from 400 to 1200 square feet. Residents enjoy a unique lifestyle on Columbia Heights, situated among classic brownstone architecture, steps from boutique shopping on Montague Street and minutes from the subway and Manhattan.

Explore the historic neighborhood that has been home to an eclectic mix of artists and writers such as Walt Whitman and Truman Capote. Brooklyn Heights is a cultural enclave that continues to attract a diverse community of artists, urbane professionals, students and families.

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Apartments

The Standish apartments are modern living units splashed with historic appeal. The Standish offers studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. Each unit has a spacious interior, with high ceilings, well-designed layouts, and plenty of storage space.

Many finishing touches have been added to create a comfortable and stylish home, from hardwood flooring throughout to modern kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. All units come equipped with window-mounted air conditioners, and the building itself includes a 24-hour concierge, a brand new health club with exercise equipment, and a brand new laundry room with a card system and top of the line appliances.

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Location

Brooklyn Heights is one of the most sophisticated and diverse neighborhoods in New York. Located five minutes from Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights is a quiet, urban community, rich in history, culture, shopping and dining. With Montague Street shops and restaurants nearby, and the spectacular panorama of the Manhattan skyline and East River just a glance away, The Standish is the paragon of Brooklyn Heights living.

Blocks away from The Standish, flourishes a vibrant local scene offering an array of contemporary restaurants, bars, parks, boutiques, and multiple subway lines.  Commuting to Manhattan and around the Metro Area is extremely easy from The Standish: just take one of the many accessible subway lines: A, C, F, M, R, 2, 3, 4, or 5.

Sales Office Hours are Tuesday & Thursday 4-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-3pm.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (212) 381-4287.

New York by Gehry Update: Rental Gallery and Model Units Now Open!

With the opening of its 37th Floor Rental Gallery, prospective residents of New York by Gehry are invited to tour 18 model units showcasing Gehry-designed interiors that take rental apartment living to elegant new heights. Rising to 870 feet, Frank Gehry’s first skyscraper, the 76-story New York by Gehry, with its stainless steel cladding shaped to look like draped fabric, is now the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, and an inspired addition to the Lower Manhattan skyline.

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Architecturally, Gehry’s design carries the drama of the exterior curtain wall movement into residents’ private spaces, the building’s folds result in some 200 unique apartment layouts from which to choose. Where the façade undulates outward, large free-form bay windows that change location from floor to floor make the most of the building’s unique site, allowing for unobstructed panoramic views in every direction.

“This building pays homage to New York City,” said Frank Gehry, “I wanted to create something with humanity to it, in the tradition of other NYC buildings, celebrating both the vibrancy of life here and the quiet moments of contemplation within it. For me, the design has always been focused on creating a high quality of life for the people who will be living inside the building. The bay windows give all of the units wonderful light and the feeling of ‘stepping into space’-of being embraced by New York energy and vitality. Designing the interiors gave me a real connection to the people who will be making their homes here. I hope they like it.”

The New York by Gehry leasing and marketing team, Citi Habitats Marketing Group led by Cliff Finn, and Nancy Packes, Inc. led by Nancy Packes, is right in sync with Frank Gehry’s vision of this No Fee Apartment tower as an extraordinary living space. They believe this vibrant “vertical city,” with its game-changing cachet and thoughtful interior design is arriving on the luxury rental marketplace at the perfect time, poised to meet a healthy demand.

The building’s Rental Gallery showcases some of its magnificent 360˚ vistas. On display are over a dozen of the scores of study models from which the final design evolved, and a signed wall-sized image of Gehry’s first “napkin sketch” of New York by Gehry. Both the Rental Gallery and the 18 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom model units now on view feature Gehry furniture and other custom curated décor.

In addition to New York by Gehry’s resort-like amenities, residents will enjoy No Fee Apartmentthe high style of interiors designed by the architect himself—from the striking sculptural concierge desk in the lobby to the apartment and amenity spaces’ high-end fixtures and finishes. These include white oak flooring, paneling and cabinetry crafted in Gehry’s signature honey-colored vertical grain Douglas Fir and Gehry-designed residential entry door handles and hardware. Frank Gehry praised the developer, Forest City Ratner Companies, for championing his aesthetic choices at every turn.

Said Bruce C. Ratner, Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, “This was a dream collaboration for everyone involved. We knew that Frank’s first-ever tower would transform the city’s skyline, and felt it was critical that the entire building bear the indelible Frank Gehry imprint. We’re thrilled we were able to realize Frank’s vision and achieve a level of excellence that raises the bar.”

Residents of New York by Gehry will have exclusive access to a 24-hour doorman, a porte cochère for vehicles, a full-service concierge, and 22,000 square feet of health, wellness, social, and entertainment amenity spaces. A 6th floor Grilling Terrace with stunning views of the Woolworth building is outfitted with dining cabanas, picnic tables and café seating. The adjacent Game Room is furnished with custom seating by Frank Gehry. On the 7th floor, a 50-foot swimming pool in a sky-lit space is surrounded by fully-retracting glass doors, creating a seamless expanse of indoor and outdoor spaces that includes a wraparound sundeck.

Overlooking City Hall Park to the north, a large Drawing Room with a grand piano is adjacent to a Private Dining Room. Both can be reserved for resident events and serviced from a Chef’s Demonstration and Catering Kitchen. A Spa Treatment Suite and state-of-the-art Fitness Center with views of the Brooklyn Bridge are located on the 7th floor. The 8th floor offers Group Fitness, Pilates and Private Training Studios as well as a Library, a Tweens’ Den, a Children’s Playroom, and a Screening Room with Gehry-designed amphitheatre seating.

Another highlight of New York by Gehry is its ground floor outdoor open space, two beautifully-landscaped public plazas totaling 15,000-square-feet, designed by Field Operations, the creative force behind Manhattan’s High Line, in collaboration with Dutch horticulturist Piet Oudolf, who collaborated with Gehry on Chicago’s Millennium Park. The mixed-use development also includes a five-story, 100,000-square-foot public school, the first ever built in New York City on private land, as well as doctors offices for physicians associated with New York Downtown Hospital. There will also be 1,300 square feet of neighborhood-oriented ground-floor retail space and 26,000 square feet of below-grade parking for 175 cars for hospital use.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit www.NewYorkbyGehry.com.

New York by Gehry-8 Spruce Street: A Gehry Sculpture for Rent

This February’s opening of New York by Gehry is one of the most anticipated building launches Manhattan has had in years!  At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and is a transformative and singularly identifiable addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. For his first residential commission in New York City, master architect Frank Gehry has modernized the design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise and carried his distinctive aesthetic throughout the building’s interior residential and amenity spaces.

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It was Mr. Gehry’s innovative approach to the incorporation of bay windows that led to the No Fee Apartment building’s dynamic silhouette and an exceptional variety of panoramic views from its residences. By shifting the bay windows from floor-to-floor and adjusting their configuration for each residence, he has given residents the opportunity to, as he puts it, “step into space.” The exterior impact of Mr. Gehry’s bay window design solution was that the No Fee Apartment building appeared as though it had been draped in fabric, an effect he further accentuated in his shaping of the façade’s stainless steel panels. In addition to providing sculptural intrigue, the vertical arcs of bay windows allow reflections of natural light to alter the image of the No Fee Apartment building throughout the day.

Set just north of Manhattan’s Financial District near the Brooklyn Bridge, New York by Gehry is just short walk from a variety of dynamic neighborhoods, including Tribeca, Chinatown, and the South Street Seaport. It is also within two blocks of a dozen subway lines that make all areas of New York City easily accessible.

Residents enter New York by Gehry via a porte cochère between Spruce and Beekman Streets that fronts an 11,500 square-foot plaza. In the lobby a custom Frank Gehry designed sculptural concierge desk resonates with the fluidity of the building’s architectural style and complements the lobby’s honey-colored vertical grain Douglas Fir walls.

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Residents have exclusive access to 22,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor health, wellness, social, and entertainment amenity spaces. These amenities, together with an extensive range of concierge and lifestyle services, offer residents an experience found only in world-class hotels and resorts.

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Mr. Gehry’s design resulted in hundreds of unique floor plans that manifest the potential that the dynamic exterior wall movement offers to residents’ private spaces, and indicate the level of attention given to every detail of the interior experience. In the places where the façade undulates, the residential windows also move out into space – into the apex of the folds – creating free-form bay windows that are fitted with seating or left open to accommodate uniquely shaped dining or reading niches.

Views

Views from inside the building’s residences and amenity spaces include an intimate perspective on the Woolworth Building to the west, the Hudson River’s piers and parks, and all five East River bridges as well as iconic midtown skyscrapers, including the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. Panoramic views farther north include Central Park and the George Washington Bridge. To the south and east Manhattan is seen in the context of the New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.

Architect

Frank Gehry is perhaps the most celebrated and well-known practicing architect in the world today. He has been the recipient of dozens of awards recognizing excellence in architecture, including, in 1989, the most prestigious one in his field, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which honors “significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.” Mr. Gehry’s commissions, including The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Nationale-Nederlanden Building in Prague, Czech Republic (known as “The Dancing House”), instantly raise the profile of the cities in which they are located. New York by Gehry, which was commissioned by Forest City Ratner Companies, is Mr. Gehry’s second project in New York City; his first, completed in 2007, is the Inter-Active Corporation (IAC) Headquarters, located in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. Mr. Gehry’s IAC has been credited with attracting other exceptional architects to residential and commercial projects in this dynamically evolving area.

Over the past five decades, under Mr. Gehry’s creative direction, Gehry Partners, LLP has designed public and private buildings in North America, Europe, and Asia. Hallmarks of Mr. Gehry’s work include a particular focus on creating spaces that are comfortable to the people who use them, and that exist well within the larger context and culture of their location. The firm’s approach to design is one in which the client becomes fully engaged in the process, making each project a true collaboration.

505 West 37th Street Houses Contestants of Bravo’s The Fashion Show

Luxury residential developer and neighborhood pioneers TF Cornerstone did not hesitate to say “yes” when the producers of Bravo TV’s The Fashion Show approached them to house the contestants of the show’s second season. For a four-week period 12 designers lived in ten studio-through-two-bedroom rental apartments at 505W37 during the filming of the hit reality show. 505W37, located in Manhattan’s dynamic up-and-coming Hudson Yards neighborhood will be a featured player during every episode of the second season of The Fashion Show.

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“The combination of fashion powerhouse Isaac Mizrahi coupled with iconic supermodel Iman sealed the deal for us,” says Sofia Estevez of TF Cornerstone. “505W37 is conveniently located near the Garment District where designers have easy access to New York’s best designer fabrics and it’s at walking distance to Time Square, 34 Street and Herald Square,” Estevez adds.

Each No Fee Apartment at 505 West 37th Street features hardwood floors, high ceilings, kitchens with high gloss white cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and modern bathrooms with subway tile, mosaic floors and marble accents. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximize outstanding city and water views, ranging from the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty to the west and the iconic Chrysler Building and Empire State Building to the east. Many of the No Fee Apartments include large balconies or terraces perfect for entertaining or alfresco dining.

505W37’s central amenity area includes a Wi-Fi enabled clubroom with a café and TV lounge; a catering kitchen; a fully equipped 2,000-square-foot fitness center with low-impact flooring; card-operated laundry; 24-hour attended lobby; and Web-enabled concierge and valet services. Two landscaped courtyards and a pair of beautifully landscaped roof decks bring a park-like feel to the building. The second floor terrace includes several seating areas, reflecting pools and a wide variety of tall trees, shrubs and flowers, while the 37th-floor roof deck features a kitchen, lounge areas, billiards room, library and screening area.

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Located on 10th Avenue and 37th Street, 505W37 is a highlight of Hudson Yards.  A pedestrian via and tree-lined boulevard are planned for the area next to the building, and the northernmost third of the High Line elevated railway loops around the neighborhood. Hudson Yards is a pedestrian friendly neighborhood, making it easy to get to the local parks such as Bryant, DeWitt Clinton and the Hudson River Park, as well as other popular destinations including Chelsea Pier, Rockefeller Center and the Javits Center. This vibrant area is quickly becoming one of New York City’s most exciting neighborhoods with new restaurants, cultural attractions and boutique shops popping up every day.

505W37 is currently completely leased. For more information, please visit www.505w37.com or call 877.505.3737 to speak with a leasing agent or to schedule a tour of the amenity spaces at 505W37.

Luxury Rental Building “The Continental” Is Ready for Leasing

The new Costas Kondylis & Partners-designed, The Continental, is set to begin leasing this Friday, January 14, with move-ins anticipated for February.  Developed by Tower 111, LLC, this 53-story, 338-unit luxury rental tower located at 885 Sixth Ave. offers studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with home office, and two-bedroom apartments starting on the 9th floor.

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Features

The tower’s state-of-the-art lobby features exclusively designed custom furnishings by Capri Furniture, Christopher Guy and J. Robert Scott. The open-air layouts create the perfect setting for entertaining, with floor-to-ceiling tinted windows, 10-ft high ceilings and gorgeous views of Manhattan set as your backdrop.

The state-of-the-art kitchens have Florenza porcelain tile flooring, wood-grain cabinetry with stainless steel hardware, concealed full-extension silent self-closing drawers and quartz countertops and backsplashes.  The stainless steel appliance suite includes a gas-range stove, microwave and dishwasher and Fisher Paykel refrigerator with in-door water dispenser.  All residences are also equipped with Asko washers and dryers.

Baths at The Continental offer Verdana porcelain tile floors, polished marble vanity countertops, recessed medicine cabinets with mirrored doors, Kohler bathtubs and polished chrome fixtures by Moen to create a relaxing & luxurious spa-like setting. Florence Residences FLoor Plan offered a variety of options to choose from.

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Amenities

Residents can enjoy the exclusive Continental Club & Spa, featuring a 50-foot indoor infinity-edge lap swimming pool with heated hydrotherapy spa, set within a double-height, glass-enclosed atrium that extends onto a beautifully landscaped sun terrace furnished with lounge chairs. A health club with a fitness and cardio center, yoga studio, his-and-hers locker rooms and his-and-hers treatment rooms, will also be available to residents.

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The Club’s lounge with fireplace opens onto a landscaped terrace with seating and dining areas, and there is a fully equipped catering kitchen for residents to easily host private social events. The Wi-Fi-enabled space also features a gaming lounge with billiards and LCD displays. On the 48th floor, there is another sundeck and outdoor terrace lounge. Additional amenities and services include a 24-hour doorman, concierge service, BuildingLink, on-site valet services, on-site parking, and bicycle storage.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

“The Continental’s location, views, floor plans and unique amenities all have contributed to the buzz and interest from renters we are already seeing in this tower,” said Cliff Finn, managing director of new development marketing for Citi Habitats Marketing Group, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for The Continental. “The building is an impressive addition to the Sixth Avenue corridor and surrounding neighborhood, which is burgeoning with new food destinations like Eataly, Bar Basque and Food Parc, hotels such as the Eventi and Gansevoort, shopping and nightlife.”

Situated on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 32nd Street, The Continental is also conveniently located near multiple bus and subway lines, including the 1, 6, B, D, F, M, N, R, and W, as well as the PATH.

Monthly rental prices range from approximately $2,550 to more than $6,110.  For more information, to speak with a leasing agent or to schedule a tour of the model apartments and amenity spaces at The Continental, visit TheContinental.com or call 212.695.3232.

The Aldyn-60 Riverside Boulevard

The Aldyn is a new luxury 40-story building in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, located at 60 Riverside Boulevard. The building houses both rental apartments (2nd through 10th floors) and condominium apartments (11th to the 40th floor).

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Amenitites

The 40,000 square feet of amenities at The Aldyn Residences are getting a lot of attention, and rightfully so. The Athletic Club & Spa, managed by LA PALESTRA, house a 75-foot swimming pool, a 2-story rock climbing wall, regulation size basketball court, squash court and driving-range simulator.  If that’s not enough, their bowling alley is sure to get your attention!

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Features

The condominium interiors have been created by visionary designers Roman & Williams with luxurious materials & craftsmanship, many featuring unobstructed views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park South.  The custom detailing include: 9-foot ceilings, Bosch washer and dryers and glass-walled great rooms with Brazilian cherry flooring.

The kitchens feature the “Extell Choice” of cabinetry options in warm teak or white lacquer, paneled premium Smeg and Miele appliances, Blizzard Quartz countertops and backsplash, dual fuel range and a wine refrigerator.

The bathrooms feature teak-wrapped master baths with deep soaking Zuma tubs, custom fixtures, double vanities, separate glass showers, Bianco Dolomite marble floors and walls, and an elegant powder room featuring a custom-designed solid teak sink.

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Neighborhood

The Aldyn is surrounded by Central Park and Riverside Park, the City’s most beautiful parks.  It’s convenient location gives a wide range of assortment of the City’s finest dining and retail destinations, as well as proximity to cultural attractions like Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater,The american Museum of Natural History and the New York Historical Society.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The amenities on their own makes this building an absolute stand-out from everything out there.  If the rock climbing wall, bowling alley, basketball court, driving-range stimulator, gym & design are still not enough, the majority of residences have unobstructed views of both the Hudson River & Riverside Park South.  It’s definitely setting the bar in amenities & features.

Top 10 Manhattan Apartments of 2010 – New Developments

We at NYApartmentblog searched high and low for the absolute best new apartment buildings in Manhattan. (Don’t worry Brooklyn, we are working on that right now.) Below are the top new buildings of 2010 based on Architecture, Amenities, Floorplans and Layouts, Location as well as what we call “the cool factor.” We had to make some tough choices, but in the end, a winner was selected.

Without further ado, the top 10 are:

# 10. The Townsend

350 West 37th Street

Developer: Lalezarian

Architect: Avinash Malhorta Architects

This luxury Apartment building has a glass and limestone façade and is built for modern living.Complete with a full-time doorman and concierge, the Townsend has a planted roof deck with seating and expansive views of both the Hudson River and New York City. Amenities also include with these No Fee Apartments in New York City are a complete fitness center. Residents of this luxury rental apartment building can relax in the residents’ lounge, which can be rented out for private functions along with an adjacent kitchen.

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# 9. 505 WEST 37th STREET

Developer: TF Cornerstone

Architect: Handel Architects

One of the most desirable new rental developments, these elegant glass-skinned rental buildings are right in the heart of Midtown West.  The public spaces are extraordinary with a landscaped roof deck and a 2,000 square-foot fitness center.

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# 8. SILVER TOWERS

600 West 42nd Street

Developer: Silverstein Properties

Architect: Costas Kondylis and Partners

Silver Towers is the largest luxury and most ambitious rental development in New York City with two 60-story glass towers overlooking the city.  What really makes these property unique is the quarter acre park, outdoor entertaining terrace, 20,000 square-feet spa & gym facilities, 75-foot indoor pool, library lounge, private parking and a personal concierge.

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# 7. AIRE

200 West 67th Street

Developer: A&R Kalimian Realty

Architect: 200 West 67th Street

This luxury building has created an amenity list that any Upper West Side resident could dream of- two sound-proof rehearsal rooms, a library, a party/event deck with catering pavilion, reflecting pool and an indoor/outdoor children’s play area.  The rooftop sundeck offers panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.  Many apartments also feature private terraces and balconies.

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# 6. THE CORNER

200 West 72nd Street

Developer: The Gotham Organization

Architect: Handel Architects

In addition to the 24-hour concierge & doorman, this new development features a children’s playroom and a luxurious rooftop lounge. Numerous cultural and entertainment venues are close-by including Lincoln Center, Beacon Theater and Hayden Planetarium, as well as both Central Park and Riverside Park.

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# 5. 2 COOPER

Developer: Atlantic Development Group

Architect: GKV Architects

At 2 Cooper, creativity and energy has been captured in each uniquely designed residence and amenity, including private walkout terraces on select 2nd and 7th floor residences with garden and city views.  The 6,500 square-foot roof is unlike any other in NYC, with 360 degree unobstructed city views, swimming pool, barbeque and grill, and a 20ft long Azul Aran Granite bar.

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# 4. COLUMBUS SQUARE

808 Columbus Avenue

Developer: Chetrit Group and Stellar Management

Architect: SLCE

Columbus Square is perhaps most revered for its eco-friendly practices, such as the 200 solar panels on the roof and it’s Tri-Gen systems, which recycle a substantial amount of heat and waste to either heat or cool other areas such as the pool or the Whole Foods on the retail level of the building. The building boasts a variety of amenities, including cold storage in the lobby, a four season salt water pool, a resident lounge, media center, professional kitchen with formal dining room, a children’s play room, a fitness center with state of the art equipment, a laundry room, underground garage and two full acres of lawns and gardens.

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# 3. THE BEATRICE

835 Sixth Avenue

Developer: JD Carlisle

Architect: Perkins Eastman

Trendy and chic. One of the latest mixed use developments by JD Carlisle Development Corp, the Beatrice’s 301 impressive luxury rentals occupy the top 30 floors of the sleek, 54-story, Perkins Eastman-designed mixed-use glass tower, situated above Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants’ brand-new Eventi hotel.  Amenities at Beatrice include a state-of-the-art fitness center on the 25th floor with incredible city views on three sides of the building and a separate yoga studio.

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# 2. OHM

312 Eleventh Avenue

Developer: Douglaston Development

Architect: Stephen B. Jacobs Group

These cool, modern, green apartments bring an exciting vibe to West Chelsea.  The stylish lounge features a giant fireplace, billiards table, big screen TV and indoor shuffleboard table, along with the concierge, oversized windows and stackable washer and dryer, of course.

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# 1. THE ASHLEY

400 West 63rd Street

Developer: Extell

Architect: Costas Kondylis & Partners LLP

The Ashley is newly constructed and offers oversized floor plans with palettes of white and wheat with steel and copper accent, creating apartments that are both modern and comfortable. The building offers a 40,000 square foot La Palestra fitness suite, which features a swimming pool, a sauna, indoor rock climbing wall, yoga, pilates and kineses studios and more. The building also boasts a bevy of other amenities, including an indoor bowling alley, a private landscaped courtyard, an indoor playground for children by Kidville, a 24-hour doorman and concierge services by Abigail Michaels.