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    The "courtyard" of the north tower block ...







    Along 10th Avenue ...





    Looking thru the "slice" ...


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    Isnt this development supposed to have a theatre, restaurants, etc? Will it really be the destination development they expect it to be? It may not be the most beautiful development, but sure is better than the ugly garbage filled railroad tracks which they cleverly covered to create this site.

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    It seems that they are trying to create something that will have a lively street-level presence --

    Thie ultimate success will greatly depend on how they build-out / landscape the public areas.

    The corner low-rise section of the north tower block with the minimal windows seems a likely spot for a theater.

    Mosaic does seem to offer a much better solution to public spaces than some of the horrid block-thru plazas / passageways that have gone in with the construction of the new towers along 6th Avenue above 23rd Street (basically we get dead zones there).

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    Perhaps this large development will help to build the lively street environment that you mention. Dewitt park is pretty dead today but is public space that could have potential, only needing the right anchor development to initiate change. I havent heard anything lately about the development just North on the Telecom (VZ/AT&T?) property.

    There is a great restaurant on 52nd and 10th called Taboon that is worth checking out, quite yummy.

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    It seems it was renamed - again. New name is Archstone Clinton. archstoneclinton.com

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    It's all rentals and they only allow cats thus far. Just so you know. I told them they need to rethink that -- NY'ers do dogs, especially so close to Clinton Park. The leasing woman was very friendly and said she'd never heard anyone say anything about dog owners, so they'd look into it. I'm sure this was a brush off, but at least she did it well!

    South tower is open for occupancy April 1, with the north tower following in May.

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    Smart marketing could be to do one tower with pets (dogs and cats) and the other pet-free.

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    The Closer:

    'Baby Mama' in Hell's Kitchen

    DAILY NEWS STAFF
    Friday, April 18th 2008, 4:00 AM

    Corkery/News Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

    Archstone Clinton, a high-end rental building in Hell's Kitchen, has seen some interesting traffic lately. Film traffic, to be specific. Scenes from two movies were filmed in the building, located at 52nd St. and 10th Ave. "Baby Mama," starring comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, shot a scene in the building's expansive lobby.

    Shortly after, "The Caller," a thriller starring Elliott Gould, shot on the 15th floor from a two-bedroom with views of the midtown skyline.

    Rents at Archstone Clinton go for $2,700 for a studio and $3,300 for a one-bedroom. The building has a green roof with a grove of birch trees.

    Community manager Jeremy Scholl says it'll look like a rain forest when the trees bloom. Act fast if you want to move in. The two 24-floor towers are almost full. Call 866-398-3722, if interested.

    Copyright 2008 The New York Daily News.

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    ^^ How's that for Manhattan demand still strong? Two big new rental buildings all the way on the edge of the city West of 10th with 400(?) units, and almost completely full. Keep in mind these are not renting at any sort of bargain either. Sold out in less than a year, impressive.

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    There continues to be a lack of rental housing in NYC.

    Population is increasing.

    Vacancy rate is miniscule (see below).

    Kudos to Archstone for building something that rises above the level of a Kaufman-esque stack of boxes.

    Manhattan Residential Vacancy Rate Below 1%

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    An amazing statistic was released yesterday by Citi Habitats, Inc. Christine Haughney of The New York Times reports:
    The vacancy rate for rental apartments in nearly every Manhattan neighborhood remained below 1 percent for all of 2006, according to data released yesterday by the rental brokerage firm Citi Habitats Inc. Last year was the first time in the five years that Citi Habitats has been collecting this data that the vacancy rate was below 1 percent throughout the whole year. In the West Village, the vacancy rate shrank as low as 0.49 percent. Prices for studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments throughout Manhattan jumped by about 9 percent from the previous year, and prices for three-bedroom apartments rose by nearly 14 percent. Citi Habitats surveyed 60,000 units for its report.

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    That's an old stat. Some rentals are actually softening a little.

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    Petey, there's actually over 600 units altogether.

    That's why those folks crying about Two Trees' proposal across the street being too large/dense just doesn't hold water because that plot is even larger than the combined lots of these two.

    By the way, the "community" were also against this project when it was proposed, too but as we can see the sky didn't fall now that it has risen and people have moved in. If anything, this area is now even better.

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    Mosaic Downtown, a 24-story tower, will rise midblock between 51st and 52nd streets. The other slightly larger 24-story building known as Mosaic Uptown will rise on 10th Avenue's western block-front from 52nd to 53rd street.

    The entire project will be built by Bovis and includes costly development over the Amtrak rail tracks.

    When completed in the fall of 2007, the buildings will host 627 rental apartments and six loft condominiums built over two theaters, an accessory garage and street retail.

    Built under the 80/20 program, 126 apartments will house lower-income families: 68 in the Uptown tower and 58 in the Downtown.

    Designed by Fox & Fowle Architects to meet the environmentally friendly Leeds standards, the project will include turbine-generated power produced onsite.

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    What the place looked like before...

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    The view North from 52nd Street, the site of the North tower of Clinton Green. 9 April 2005.


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