NEW DEVELOPMENT: Baker House in LIC launches leasing, 520 Park unveils top floors

● Ranger Properties Baker House rises to the occasion Nine-stories of luxury apartments are now av

● Ranger Properties Baker House rises to the occasion

Nine-stories of luxury apartments are now available for rent at The Baker House, the newest rental development in Long Island City, Queens. Modern Spaces was retained by Ranger Properties, the developer, as the exclusive leasing and marketing agent for the 48-unit project.

Baker House

The building, located at 41-07 Crescent Street, is slated for occupancy April 1, 2016 and offers a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. “The luxury apartments at The Baker House celebrate Long Island City’s historically industrial charm. The building is named after its location, which is the original site of Bakers Union Local 3,” said Eric Benaim, CEO and Founder of Modern Spaces. “Adding to the rich history behind the brick-and-glass building, renters will only find the newest amenities inside; the building was impeccably designed with urban luxury in mind.” The apartments were designed by Fogarty Finger Architecture with 10 ft. ceilings, picture windows, white oak hardwood flooring and tilt and turn windows. Kitchens have Pedini cabinets, designer lighting, almost all of which is LED for low energy cost, and Bosch appliances. The ninth-floor penthouse has a private outdoor space. Amenities include a gym, a resident’s lounge, bike storage and a gourmet market on the ground floor.

● Zeckendorf Development Bird’s eye balconies unveiled at 520 Park

520 Park Avenue, the new luxury residential tower created by Zeckendorf Development, has released renderings showing the grand lifestyle balconies gracing the Central Park facing façade of its uppermost floors. The balconies begin 480 ft. above the ground, from the 40th floor. “The balconies complement what are already the best floorplans in the market, allowing residents to be right on the doorstep of Central Park,” said Arthur Zeckendorf, co-chairman of Zeckendorf Development.

520 Park

“They add another human element to the fully residential tower and again raise the level of luxury living in the 21st-century.” The design of the balconies, like the overall 800 ft. limestone-clad tower, are reminiscent of neighboring classic Upper East Side buildings, such as The Pierre and The Sherry-Netherland. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), the balconies are 42 ft. in length by seven feet in depth, making them the largest balconies on any tower. Located at East 60th Street between Park and Madison Avenue, 520 Park Avenue will be the tallest building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The 54-story tower offers 33 residences valued at an average price of $38 million. 520 Park Avenue will have 23 full-floor simplex apartments; four simplex penthouses; five duplex penthouses; and a triplex penthouse apartment with 12,400 s/f of interior space and 1,700 s/f of exterior space. 520 Park Avenue is being developed by Zeckendorf Development, with Park Sixty LLC and Global Holdings. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2018.

● Anbau Sales underway at Citizen360

Anbau has launched sales at Citizen360, a 34-story luxury condo at 360 East 89th Street. Exclusively represented by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, the full-service property features 84 residences designed by SHoP Architects. The property’s glass cantilever and signature window design affords residents natural light and open, 360-degree views of the city.


“Following the success of our Citizen condominium in Chelsea, we saw Yorkville as the ideal area to extend the Citizen brand since it offers residents a classic New York neighborhood with many new retailers and lifestyle services just steps from the property,” said Stephen Glascock, president of Anbau. “With Citizen360, we sought to reflect the sense of community in the design by incorporating residences with spacious floorplans and amenities that bring neighbors together.” Interiors by Clodagh include “a warmly appointed lobby outfitted with aged limestone flooring, a reclaimed walnut concierge desk, slatted walnut ceiling, garden wall and an integrated water feature.” There are 84 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes ranging from 900 to 4,500 s/f. Three residences offer setback terraces, and a glass-walled duplex penthouse features a fireplace, double height space and outdoor space. Prices range from $1.3 million to over $12 million. Beth Fisher, senior managing director of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, said, “We anticipate strong interest due to both the property’s contemporary design elements, such as floor-to-ceiling windows, open floor plans and high ceilings, as well as the full-suite of modern amenities and services.”

● DDG / Global Holdings 180 East 88th launches sales

DDG and partner Global Holdings announced the official launch of sales for 180 East 88th Street in Carnegie Hill. The 521-foot tower will be the tallest building north of 72nd Street and marks DDG’s first foray uptown, as well as its partnership with Global Holdings, Eyal Ofer’s real estate investment company known for investments high-end developments including 15 Central Park West, The Greenwich Lane and 520 Park Avenue. Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., chairman of DDG, said, “This project continues DDG’s tradition of working with unique artists and craftsmen from around the world to create properties that are distinctive and timeless.” The property’s facade features 594,443 handmade bricks from Petersen Tegl in Denmark. Wood flooring, imported from a Benedictine monastery in Austria, is utilized throughout the residences and in select common spaces. DDG commissioned master German plaster artisan Jan Hooss to create an installation that pays homage to the plaster and stucco that was prevalent in Upper East Side architecture at the turn of the 20th century. The 50-story property will feature 48 residences ranging from lofts to five-bedrooms, full floor and duplex units and a duplex penthouse. Amenities will include a partial basketball court, soccer pitch, game room, residential lounge, wine room, fitness and yoga studios, and a children’s playroom in partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and prices start at $3.2 million. Completion is slated for 2018.

● SOLAR MANAGEMENT Sugar Hill condos hit market

Solar Management and Warburg Realty have launched sales at 742 St. Nicholas Avenue, a 29-unit rental-to-condo conversion in Hamilton Heights’ historic district of Sugar Hill. Charlie Lewis of Warburg, who also serves as Co-Chair of REBNY’s Residential Upper Manhattan Committee, is exclusively leading sales effort.

742 St. Nicholas Ave

“As our very first total building redevelopment project, 742 St. Nicholas is a groundbreaking endeavor for our company,” said Saruhan Capin, President of Solar Management. The six-story landmarked building was originally developed in 1899-1900, and is now offering a mix of restored studios, two-bedrooms, two-bedrooms plus home office and three-bedrooms with home office. Interiors include open-style kitchens with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, working fireplaces and track light, Amenities include a virtual doorman, laundry, storage and a bike room in the basement. Prices begin at $780,000.

Source: Real Estate Weekly