River Lofts

Address: 92 Laight, 424 Washington, Google Maps

Architect: Ismael Levya
Developer: Shaya Boymelgreen

The River Lofts condominium project along West Street at 92 Laight and 424 Washington is already 60 percent sold.

The former parking lot – on the north side of Laight, across from the Sugar Warehouse – has gone through gyrations for more than a dozen years, since it was controlled by now-defunct American Savings Bank.

The community insisted that the incredibly dilapidated warehouse at 424 Washington be rescued by the original hotel developer.

The current developer, Shaya Boymelgreen, accomplished this through the collaboration of Tsao & McKown with project architect Ismael Levya.

A new 13-story tower is rising on the parking lot and attached through its rear skylit gallery to the warehouse. The gallery will feature a live video art installation of the ebbs and flows of the Hudson River.

The Sunshine Group is marketing the 1,100- to 3,900-square-foot units, which are priced from $1.125 million to $8.55 million; they’ll be ready for occupancy in 2005.

New York Post 3/30/05:

A private club and salon where men can have their hair cut, enjoy spa treatments or simply play billiards and smoke cigars leased 3,603 feet at 424 Washington Place, part of the River Lofts complex.

John Allan’s gentlemen’s club will open in the Boymelgreen Development project created out of a former warehouse and attached new building.

Meryl Streep owns an $8.95 million penthouse in the second building at 92 Laight Street.


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Pictures of River Lofts

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River Lofts on 1 May 2005, with Pier 26.

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River Lofts on 5 July 2004, with 497 Greenwich and 505 Greenwich on the left. Chrysler Building in the background.

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Construction at 92 Laight Street, 12 January 2003.