Pet-Friendly Pick of the Month – Archstone Chelsea

Directly in between the Fashion District and the West Village, the Archstone Chelsea, 800 6th Avenue, is where you want to be. Noteworthy amenities include an attended lobby, on-site attended garage, a rooftop sky deck offering views of the West Village & Empire State Building, a private health club, outdoor patio deck with bocce courts and seating, and a special events lounge with full kitchen and wet bar. On-site services include in-house valet offering dry cleaning, laundry, apartment cleaning, and tailoring and shoe repair.

It’s what’s on the inside that counts. Loft residences with 16-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, bamboo floorings and custom lighting. Then there are gourmet kitchens where you will see imperial white granite countertops and designer two-tone maple custom cabinetry. The bathrooms feature Daino Royale marble vanities with cherry wood, chrome bases, and stainless steel sinks.

What’s on the outside? Plenty. Macy’s Herald Square, Chelsea Piers Sports Complex, Chelsea Market, Cafeteria, 7th Avenue Fashion District, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park, and shopping & dining in the West Village. If that’s not enough, you are minutes away from the Village and Meat Packing District. Easy access to the PATH train and the 1, 2, 9, N, Q, R and W subway lines.

Now, the part you’ve been waiting for: Archstone Chelsea is cat & dog-friendly!  You are allowed two pets with a total maximum weight of 45 lbs. with a $1,000 pet deposit per apartment.

Bonus-Archstone expects to purchase more than 14.6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy for electrical usage at 12 of its Archstone New York City apartment communities. That’s the equivalent of taking more than 4,000 taxi cabs off the streets for a month! The energy, purchased from Green Mountain Energy, will power the communities’ lobbies and other common areas such as laundry rooms, and exterior lighting. It’s just one of the ways we make apartment living greener for the environment.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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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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.

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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 or call 212.695.3232.

Ohm – October 2010 Update

The Ohm is among the latest additions of trendy and chic apartment rentals in the city. When you first step into The Ohm, you are greeted by sky high ceilings, quirky colors and hanging paintings and pieces of furniture that scream modern art. Topping that off is a concierge that greets you right away with a smile.

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The Ohm apartments are beautifully laid out; with huge glass windows that gives you breath-taking views of the Hudson river and the Westside skyline. This 288 unit building was developed by Douglaston Development and designed by famous architect Stephen B. Jacobs, who also designed Hotel Ganservoort.

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Amenities include a fully fitted gym, a pool and arcade room with the coolest games on the block, a landscaped garden and sky deck. The majority of tenants in the building are made up of young, busy working professionals. Suited up men and women lounging around the lobby, garden terrace and sky deck area is a common sight.

Why It’s Hot

The partnership with the famous Knitting Factory has certainly proved fruitful. Live jazz music from this powerful concert house happens almost weekly in the lobby of the building. Friday nights will never be the same again. Breath-taking views of the Hudson River from the sky deck are also definitely a plus!

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Nearby Amenities

The famous Highline Park is located just a stone’s throw away from The Ohm and an access point to the park is touted to open soon. There are also on-going plans for a 7 subway line to open that will service the far Westside. In the meantime, if you don’t feel like walking, a zippy Ohm shuttle bus will bring you to the nearby Penn Station and other famous locations.

Current Pricing and Availability

The building is currently 80% leased. Pricing for the apartments are as follows:

1 bedroom$3,305
2 bedroom$7,050
2 bedroom duplex$7800

In a city of bright lights and tall skyscrapers, there really is no place like Ohm!

The Beatrice – October 2010 update

Trendy and chic. That’s what the Beatice is.  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.

“The amenities, views, wide-ranging floor plan options and accessible location all have contributed to the success of Beatrice’s leasing thus far. With rentals starting from the 26th floor and 300 feet, every apartment offers sprawling city views and beyond,” said Evan Stein, president of JD Carlisle. “Renters recognize the unique opportunity Beatrice offers them to take advantage of unparalleled features, finishes and amenities in this rental that are usually saved only for condominiums.”

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Why Its Hot

Additional 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. Residents also enjoy full-time doormen, full-service concierge, an on-site parking garage, and on-site valet service, including dry cleaning, maid and floral services.

Current pricing and Availability

The Beatrice is now 40% leased.  The rental office has also been opened since the beginning of August. Monthly rental prices range from approximately $2,775 to more than $20,000, and occupancy is scheduled for early this fall.

Stonehenge Gardens – 108 West 15th Street

Stonehenge Gardens is a luxury apartment rental building located on the cusp of Chelsea and the West Village. Funky, cutting-edge Chelsea inspires New Yorkers with the Chelsea Piers and Chelsea Market, while the West Village is home to independent bookstores and coffee shops, and nearby Union Square and the Meatpacking District. Built in 1950, this six-story building features a beautifully gated front garden and walkway, giving Stonehenge Gardens its own charm that creates a one-of-a-kind oasis for residents.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no units available at Stonhenge Gardens, a testament to the building’s popularity. Previous rental units ranged in price from $2,303/month for a studio to $3,495/month for a one bedroom, one bath unit. The median price at Stonhenge Gardens is $2,495/month, which is relatively low given the neighborhood.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at Stonehenge Gardens offer spacious floor plans, newly renovated kitchens with granite countertops and baths decked out in marble, and beautiful hardwood floors. The building is pet-friendly and offers a gated front garden, an on-site laundry room and the option to pay rent by credit card.


Stonehenge Gardens is located near many subways including the F/M and L trains at 14th and 6th and the 1/2/3 trains at 14th and 7th. The West Village is intimate, quaint, and synonymous with New York’s bohemian culture. Even the many trendy shops, restaurants and nightspots that delight residents do not detract from the inherent charm of this neighborhood still defined by its deep artistic roots. Boasting cobblestone tree-lined streets and drool-worthy brownstones, there’s nothing you can’t find in the  neighborhood.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Stonehenge Gardens offers a relatively cheap place to live in the West Village/Chelsea neighborhoods – without sacrificing on style. The apartments in the building are well-renovated and spacious and have lots of light; meanwhile, the outdoor garden offers a quiet oasis in the heart of a busy city. When it comes to Chelsea apartments, Stonehenge Gardens is a great place to be.

Echelon Chelsea – 37 West 21st Street

Echelon Chelsea is a luxury apartment rental building located in the heart of Manhattan’s bustling Chelsea neighborhood. It is a 15-story rental apartment building and was designed by Schuman Lichtenstein Claman & Efron and completed in 2008. The building has 24-hour concierge service, a sundeck on the second floor, a residents’ lounge with kitchen,a clubroom and a fitness center. Apartments have washers and dryers, ice-makers and granite countertops and some units have wine coolers. The building is pet friendly and has bicycle storage.

Units and Pricing

There is currently just one unit available at Echelon Chelsea, a one bedroom listed at $4,450/month. Previous units ranged from $2,970 to $6,700/month. Units range in size from studios to two bedrooms. The average price per square foot at Echelon Chelsea is quite high, at $72.  

Features and Amenities

Apartments at Echelon Chelsea are large and sun-drenched and feature open layouts with updated, state of the art finishes. They boast washers and dryers, kitchens with state of the art stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets,  ice-makers and granite countertops, and hardwood floors throughout. Some units have wine coolers. The building has 24-hour concierge service, a sundeck on the second floor, a residents’ lounge with kitchen,a clubroom and a fitness center.


Echelon Chelsea is located in the heart of it all on 21st Street. An upscale apartment community surrounded by off Broadway theaters, new art galleries, and fine restaurants, there’s nothing you can’t find in the neighborhood. Transportation is a cinch, with subways and buses at 23rd Street, just two blocks away.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Echelon Chelsea offers an almost brand-new building with state of the art appliances, finishes and amenities in the heart of one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Chelsea offers galleries, brunch spots and small boutiques, and is in walking distance to both Union Square and the West Village, as well as the far reaches of Highline Park and the water views that go with it. However, with a high price per square foot, you’re paying for everything detailed above – and paying quite a bit for it. If you’ve got money to spend, this is a great building – but you’ve got to have the budget to stomach the high prices

The Olivia – 315 West 33rd Street

The Olivia is a luxury condominium building located in Chelsea. It offers fabulous views, a rooftop fitness center and concierge services, as well as a bevy of other amenities. The Olivia sits in one of the most inspiring, diverse and convenient areas in New York—overlooking chic Chelsea to the south, trendy Hell’s Kitchen to the north, and the Hudson River to the west. Featuring a doorman and front-desk attendant, The Olivia also offers residents a special online building portal to communicate directly with the building staff. Apartments begin 150 feet above street level, so there are views every which way.

Units and Pricing

There are currently just two available units at The Olivia, both listed at $2,550/month. Previous rental units ranged in price from $2,220 to $4,695/month and in size from studios to two bedrooms. The average price per square foot at The Olivia is a mere $55.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at The Olivia boast 6 foot windows, lots of sunshine and panoramic views. They offer pass through kitchens with dishwashers and microwaves as well as washer/dryers in all two bedroom units. All apartments have generous closet space and spacious layouts. The Olivia offers a myriad of amenities including 24-hour doorman and concierge, a 7th floor yoga and media studio, a landscaped rooftop sun deck that is open year round, a 36th floor tenant social lounge with wireless internet, a rooftop fitness center, social events for building residents, bike storage, online tenant network and on-site leasing and management.


The Olivia is perfectly situated at the tip of Chelsea, just a few minutes from Midtown, making the morning commute a cinch. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from the N/R/W trains at 34th Street and 8th Avenue as well as the 1/2/3 trains at 34th Street and 7th Avenue as well as the B/D/F/M trains at 34th and 6th Avenue. Residents enjoy the quiet calm of Chelsea’s streets as well as the vibrancy of Midtown. Chelsea is stocked with boutiques, top-notch eateries and art galleries galore, so you’ll never lack for something to do!

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Olivia offers the opportunity to live in quaint and vibrant Chelsea while keeping close to your work life in Midtown. Transportation options are positively endless, so getting elsewhere in the city is a cinch. The building offers a slew of great amenities as well as spacious, sundrenched layouts that are perfect for young renters. The prices, given the centralized location, are quite reasonable, so the building is popular with young professionals.

The Aston – 800 Sixth Avenue

The Aston is a luxury apartment rental building located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The nearly new building offers a variety of condo-style amenities, such as a private health club with Pilates equipment and an outdoor patio deck with bocce courts and seating. Apartments come in the form of loft-like residences, with 16-foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, bamboo flooring and custom lightning.

Units and Pricing

There are currently two units available at The Aston, a one bedroom priced at $3,835/month and a two bedroom priced at $5,800/month. The average price per square foot at The Aston is $67.

Features and Amenities

The Aston features loft-like apartments with 16-foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, bamboo flooring and custom lightning. Kitchens are gourmet, with Imperial white granite countertops, two-tone maple custom cabinetry, Whirlpool appliances and Delta fixtures. Bathrooms feature porcelain tile, Kohler fixtures, custom cherrywood vanities with stainless steel sinks and custom lightning. Apartments also offer spacious closets, multimedia outlet and Bosch washer/dryers. The building offers an attended lobby, on-site attended garage, a rooftop sky deck, a private health club with Pilates equipment, an outdoor patio deck with bocce courts and seating, a special events lounge with full kitchen and wet bar. The building also offers in-house valet services such as dry cleaning, apartment cleaning, tailoring and shoe repair.


The Aston is located close to the Chelsea Piers Sports Complex, Chelsea Market, Macy’s Herald Square, the 7th Avenue Fashion District, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park and the West Village. Dine at West Village hotspot Cafeteria and get your caffeine fix at Starbucks, then party the night away in the Meatpacking District. Located on 6th Avenue and 27th Street, The Aston is just a block away from the 7th Avenue and 28th Street subway station (the 1 Train), as well as a block west of the Broadway and 28th Street subway station (N/R/W trains).

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Aston offers condominium-level amenities, gorgeous loft-like apartments and an excellent location. What’s not to like? You can sun yourself on the rooftop, stretch out with some Pilates and entertain friends at the wet bar while playing bocce ball on the outdoor courts. Come night, you can retire to your seemingly palatial  loft home with 16-foot high ceilings. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

777 6th Avenue

777 6th Avenue is a luxury apartment rental building located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The 32 story luxury rental apartment building offers state-of-the-art green design, a private garden entry with water wall, and apartment finishes that include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and dramatic floor to ceiling windows. Thanks to the 6th Avenue location, great shops and restaurants are steps from the building. 777 6th Avenue is located within walking distance to the NR and F trains.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available units for rent at 777 6th Avenue, a testament to the popularity of the building. Previous listings ranged in price from $2,595 to $6,350/month. The average price per square foot at 777 6th Avenue is $59.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at 777 6th Avenue boast bay windows and/or floor to ceiling windows and unique interior finishes with ceramic tiles in kitchens and baths and hardwood floors elsewhere. All units have individually controlled heat and air conditioning, spacious closets and garden tubs in the baths. Units offer fully equipped kitchens with frost free refrigerators, stainless steel appliances, breakfast rooms or breakfast bars, island kitchens and microwaves.

Building features include a 24-hour concierge and attentive staff, full services including a 24 hour health club, a resident’s community room, a laundry room, multiple outdoor terraces, a private garden entry and prewired fiber optics. The building is pet friendly.


Located on 6th Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets, the building sits in the heart of Chelsea, amidst shops, bars, eateries and galleries galore. 777 6th Avenue is located within walking distance to the NR and F trains. It’s just minutes from Madison Square Garden, Soho and the Meatpacking District.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

777 6th Avenue offers condominium-like finishes and amenities without the commitment of purchasing a home in one of the most expensive cities in the world. The building boasts an amazing Chelsea location, sitting just steps from galleries, public transit, boutiques, bars and more. The units are spacious and filled with storage, and come with the option of being pre-furnished. If you’re looking for a place that will do it all for you, 777 6th Avenue is the home for you.