CD280 – 280 East 2nd Street

CD280 is a luxury apartment rental building located on 2nd Street in the East Village just above the Lower East Side. Located between Avenues C and D at Houston Street in the East Village,CD280 contains studio and one bedroom apartments which feature 9 foot ceilings, unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and open kitchens with birch wood shaker cabinets and built-in dining counters. Top floor residences have wood-burning fireplaces and skylights. CD280 was one of the first apartment buildings in Manhattan to offer high speed Internet access via coaxial cable modems, affording faster than T-1 access at a substantially lower cost.

Units and Pricing

There is currently just one apartment available at CD280, a three bedroom unit with 1,000 square feet listed for $4,500/month.

Features and Amenities

The building is rent stabilized and was built in 1998. There are eleven floors with 100 units total, and gas and heat is included in the monthly rent. Apartments feature air conditioning, double thermal pane windows, dishwashers, 9′ high ceilings, microwaves, granite kitchen countertops and more. Many units feature fireplaces and skylights.  CD280 offers a slew of amenities, including a complimentary fitness center, ground floor laundry, a running track, private garden, video security and an on-site resident manager.

Location

CD280 is located in the lower East Village, just two blocks up from Houston Street, which separates the East Village from the Lower East Side. While the lower streets of the East Village are still a bit gritty, they’re no longer dangerous – which means that rents are still low but benefits are high. The neighborhood is full of young, artsy types without a hint of pretension, and you’ll find a bevy of cool restaurants and even cooler bars at your disposal, as well as a variety of non-chain coffee shops.

Why You Would Want to Live HereCD280 might look like a college dorm on the outside, but on the inside, the units are spacious and filled with light. This building is perfect for recent college graduates who want to live in the heart of the East Village and not spend a fortune. You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck in this East Village apartment.

2 Cooper Square

2 Cooper Square is a brand new luxury building located at East 4th Street at the crossroads of the East Village and the Bowery. 2 Cooper Square sits across from Scarano-on-the-Bowery, which is home to musician John Legend, and has taken great pains to make sure that residents enjoy luxurious, stylish residences. The 144-unit luxury rental property offers city living at its best with a rooftop pool creating a country club-like atmosphere. Other amenities include a cutting-edge fitness center and residents’ lounge to intimate private terraces and a rooftop deck offering unparalleled views of one of Manhattan’s hottest neighborhoods.

Units and Pricing

There are five available units at 2 Cooper Square, ranging from a studio priced at $3,150/month to a two bedroom priced at $8,500/month. The median monthly price at 2 Cooper Square is $4,450 – quite high (and clearly due to the building’s hotter than hot location).

Features and Amenities

Residents at 2 Cooper Square enjoy luxurious apartments with top of the line finishes. Apartments boast high ceilings (think 9-12 feet tall), solid oak hardwood floors, individual room control for heating and cooling, Bosch washer/dryers, gourmet chef’s kitchens with granite countertops and more. Some units have walkout terraces. The building boast a 24-hour doorman and concierge, refrigerator storage in the lobby, a tenant’s lounge with fireplace and catering kitchen, a game center with Wii and arcade, a fitness center with a yoga and Pilates studio, private tenant storage, bicycle storage, private dining rooms and a private screening room that can accommodate up to 15 people.

Location

2 Cooper Square is located in the heart of Manhattan’s hottest new neighborhood, The Bowery. Sitting on East 4th Street, just a hop, skip and a jump away from hotspots like The Bowery Hotel’s Gemma restaurant, Phebe’s, and a bevy of other dining and drinking options, 2 Cooper Square isn’t far from the shopping that Soho has to offer, nor the transportation hub that is Union Square. The Bowery was once a deserted avenue full of drug addicts and garbage. These days, it’s the coolest place around, chock full of hip boutiques, expensive restaurants and of the moment nightlife spots.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

If you’re the alternative, ahead of the trends type and have lots of cash to burn, 2 Cooper Square is the building for you. Not just anyone can afford the luxury building’s incredible apartments and amenities, but for those who can, the building really turns up the heat. There’s a bevy of amenities, and the residences are spacious and sun-drenched, with top of the line finishes. The location is one of the hottest around – the Bowery can only stand to get more popular from here. There aren’t too many luxury apartment rental buildings in the neighborhood, so when it comes to Bowery apartments, 2 Cooper Square’s pretty much got a monopoly. That is, until everyone else gets the memo and the luxury rental buildings start sprouting up left and right.

Red Square – 250 East Houston Street

Contrary to what its name connotes, Red Square is not in Moscow, but instead, is a luxury apartment rental building located in the East Village. Apartments at Red Square are defined by their high-ceilinged openness and oversized, energy-efficient windows that admit tons of natural light and offer some impressive downtown views. Many residences at Red Square have private terraces; all feature modern kitchens and baths, luminous hardwood floors and spacious closets.The building is known for its recognizable rooftop “Askew” clock and a statue of Vladimir Lenin imported from Moscow.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available apartments at Red Square; the average price per square foot is unknown. One bedrooms start at $3,200/month.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at Red Square are spacious and sunlit, all feature modern kitchens and baths, luminous hardwood floors and spacious closets. They are defined by their high-ceilinged openness and oversized, energy-efficient windows that admit tons of natural light and offer some impressive downtown views. Many residences at Red Square have private terraces. The building offers a 24-hour doorman and concierge, as well as a sundeck, private garden, video security, resident storage and more. It is pet-friendly.

Location

Red Square sits on the border of the East Village and the Lower East Side – both neighborhoods that have undergone some serious rebirthing in the past few decades. The Lower East Side was formerly the home of poor immigrants, who lived crammed into tenement housing with no electricity and little to eat. The East Village, especially to the East in Alphabet City (where Red Square now sits), was a haven for drug addicts who squatted in empty buildings. Today, both neighborhoods offer a bevy of bars and eateries. Each is known for its nightlife; the East Village is beloved for its proximity to transportation hub Union Square, while the Lower East Side is known for its nightlife.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The apartments at Red Square were completed in 1989, so they’re not brand new – they are, however, spacious and well-located, situated on the cusp of two of the hottest neighborhoods in the city. Young professionals, especially creative ones, have been flocking to the East Village and the Lower East Side for the past decade – the area is the place to be for people who are young, wealthy and artsy. If this is you, don’t miss your chance. When it comes to East Village apartments, Red Square has everything you need and nothing you don’t.

245 East 11th Street

245 East 11th Street is a pre-war rental apartment building in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village. Long the home of artisans and other creative folk, East Greenwich Village is quaint and eclectic, boasting a range of boutiques, bars and restaurants. 245 E 11th Street is an elevator building is located in the trendy East Village, close to popular shops and restaurants, as well as NYU and the Lower East Side.

Units and Pricing

There are no available apartments at 245 East 11th Street at this time, thanks to the popularity of the building. Previous rental listings, of which there are 49, ranged in price from $2,250/month to $4,500/a month. The median price for rentals at 245 East 11th Street is $3,750.

Features and Amenities

245 East 11th Street is a pre-war elevator building. It is pet friendly, and offers on-site laundry facilities. Heat and hot water are included in rent. Apartments feature high ceilings, exposed brick, double pane windows and dishwashers. 245 East 11th Street has an in-house super.

Location

Renting in New York is all about location, and 245 East 11th Street couldn’t be in a better location. The East Village is one of the most popular residential neighborhoods in the city. Step outside your doorstep and you’re just a few blocks from St. Mark’s Place, home of punk teenagers and hookah bars. If that’s not your style, take in a drink at the Starbucks on East 9th Street and Second Avenue, or walk up a block to the East Village Cinema to take in a movie. Whatever it is you want to do, the East Village has it. Union Square and all of its big box stores and groceries are just a short walk away, as are a bevy of public transportation options.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Here’s all that needs to be said: this is an elevator, pre-war building with exposed brick in the heart of the East Village. Everything else is just peanuts.