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  1. They are engineered hardwood floors, meaning that...

    They are engineered hardwood floors, meaning that they are comprised of a 1/8" layer of "exotic" hardwood overlaid on a plywood-like base that is what looks like about 5/8" thick (for total 3/4"...
  2. Sorry, but the floors ARE wood -- plywood base,...

    Sorry, but the floors ARE wood -- plywood base, with a layer of hardwood on top -- plain and simple. whether some call it a laminate or engineered wood is irrelevant, and everyone has their opinion...
  3. Actually, the are wood -- they are basically...

    Actually, the are wood -- they are basically plywood with an approximately 1/8" of actual hardwood on top. So, not solid hardwood, but not "laminate" either....
  4. just closed on my G-line yesterday - $60k sounds...

    just closed on my G-line yesterday - $60k sounds about right...a big portion of the jump from the 1BR costs to the 2BR costs is the mansion tax (roughly 10k), which includes the transfer tax when...
  5. i too have one of those seemingly blank walls...

    i too have one of those seemingly blank walls blocking what one would think is more glass....however, the facade behind that wall, while glass, is not transparent -- the wall hides the exterior...
  6. i hear ya on the lawyer front! ....the estimate...

    i hear ya on the lawyer front! ....the estimate my lawyer sent was poor at best - filled in with round and often incorrect figures and even referenced a different condo and sponsor attorney in a...
  7. Not to state the potentially obvious, but all of...

    Not to state the potentially obvious, but all of the closing costs with the exception of the bank-related fees (i.e., mortgage tax, filing fees, doc fees, appraisals, etc) are listed in the offering...
  8. Just got the call. Letter should be in the mail,...

    Just got the call. Letter should be in the mail, so i should have it early next week....
  9. 15G - june 22

    15G - june 22
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    and don't forget about carrying costs of a $1mm...

    and don't forget about carrying costs of a $1mm 0% down mortgage after closing for the time it takes to sell....which in this market could take a month or two.....
  11. If you are referring to the sale units listed on...

    If you are referring to the sale units listed on corcoran, then yes, those are units that are still owned by the sponsor and just haven't sold yet...latest figure i have heard is 97% sold, so there...
  12. Clarification...

    ...as was indicated in a couple of earlier posts, the offering plan allows owners who indicated at the time of purchase that they are buying for personal residency to rent and/or sell their apt...
  13. The offering document provides for a carveout...

    The offering document provides for a carveout provision to the no sale/rent restriction for "Purchaser[s] purchasing for such Purchaser's own occupancy"...which simply means that if you stated an...
  14. Also, in computing the mansion tax any transfer...

    Also, in computing the mansion tax any transfer taxes you pay on behalf of the seller (i.e, developer) is INCLUDED in the purchase price.....so a $999,999 price will NOT avoid the mansion tax....
  15. G and H lines....

    Driving up 8th avenue yesterday, I noticed that the construction hoist elevator has started to come down....the top of it is currently at ~50th floor or so.....not sure if it will come down to maybe...
  16. I lived for a couple years in the rental at 64th...

    I lived for a couple years in the rental at 64th and WE (in the building that the Avery is going to block the views of).....those tracks serve Amtrak exclusively. One upshot for those my old...
  17. Yep - got the same info - 15th floor to close...

    Yep - got the same info - 15th floor to close sometime in mid-may, except G line which will close sometime in June due to the construction hoist. Orion rep said to call back later this week, as they...
  18. Still on #10....no new amendments in several...

    Still on #10....no new amendments in several months now...:(
  19. i think ceiling heights are 8'-6'' on most...

    i think ceiling heights are 8'-6'' on most floors; there is central air, no crown moldings as windows run floor to ceiling, floor molding (i presume) are your basic wood molding painted white to...
  20. retail

    There is a decent sized retail space on the ground floor shown in the blueprints, to the west of the lobby...no word on who will occupy...
  21. Somewhat dated info as published in the January...

    Somewhat dated info as published in the January edition of The Real Deal....

    Times Square
    The Orion
    350 West 42nd Street
    At the end of October, 474 of the 551 units had been sold in the...
  22. It appears that the tower crane at the Orion is...

    It appears that the tower crane at the Orion is beginning to come down....as of today, the top of the crane is at ~floor 45 or 50....
  23. I will pre-empt my answers by stating that i am...

    I will pre-empt my answers by stating that i am no longer a practicing engineer, but have a structural engineering degree and have worked for a couple of large, well known construction companies.......
  24. this must mean they are making good progress on...

    this must mean they are making good progress on the interior construction of the lower floors (i.e. construction lighting being replaced by permanent fixtures, interior wall construction....good news...
  25. Thanks for this! So it sounds like, from the...

    Thanks for this!

    So it sounds like, from the clip, Extell is building/rehabbing another structure at 52nd street to fulfill the low-income housing requirement rather than including them in the...
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