ON REAL ESTATE
Wed, 06/23/2010
Staff Writer

 Manhattan’s Most Sophisticated Rental Property –
The Corner at 200 West – Offers 45 Unique Layouts,
Top-of-the-Line Amenities and a 10,000-Square-Foot Roof Terrace.

Rising 20 stories and located on the iconic corner of 72nd Street and Broadway in the heart of the Upper West Side, The Corner at 200 West is Manhattan’s newest and most sophisticated residence, providing a magnetic addition to the luxury rental market. Open just three months, the property has already leased more than 50% of its 196 apartments. 

The Corner offers 45 unique layouts, from studios to three-bedrooms. The spacious homes have the same high caliber finishes and amenities found in the city’s most elegant condominiums. Each home boasts its own washer/dryer as well as gourmet chef’s kitchen, replete with custom Wenge cabinetry, natural stone countertops, Dornbracht faucets, Liebherr refrigerators and wine coolers in many units.  Additionally, the three-bedrooms include custom powder rooms and recessed personal safes. 17 of the homes are punctuated by private terraces, which create a cascading effect along the exterior facade that is the architectural trademark of the building.  

The lobby is designed by Andres Escobar, and features a breathtaking 1,754-crystal chandelier, that creates the illusion of water ebbing and flowing, and echoes the building’s façade. A curved feature wall of 15-foot bronze square rods is a contemporary nod to the bronze detailing of the prewar buildings of the Upper West Side. 

“Every aspect of The Corner has been meticulously conceived – from the lobby chandelier and intricate flooring pattern to the custom designed sconces and bronze door knockers. It is a transformative experience every step of the way as you journey from the outdoors into the comfort and calm of your home,” says David Picket, President of Gotham Organization, Inc., the building’s developer and co-owner in a joint venture including Philips International and Rhodes NY.  

The Corner is also family-friendly without sacrificing any of its sophistication. The building’s playroom, for example, includes Macintosh computers and a large screen for watching television and DVDs. An adjacent fitness center features three round windows directly looking into the adjoining children’s playroom, allowing parents to keep an eye on their children while exercising. Other upscale amenities include 24/7 doormen, on-site valet service for dry cleaning and housekeeping, residents-only lounge, cold and bike storage, and a 10,000-square-foot roof terrace, which offers residents their own personal retreat as well as plentiful outdoor space and unparalleled views of the Manhattan’s skyline. The roof terrace boasts a 12-foot long misting wall, a barbeque area, wet bar, lounge deck, and a 15-foot bronze clad fireplace that cleverly double serves as a projection screen wall.  The Corner is also pet-friendly.

The Corner not only provides beautiful and serene living spaces, but is also making a positive impact on the environment. Numerous Green materials were utilized in the construction of the building such as low reflectivity glass for the reduction of energy loss, Energy Star appliances, and water-conserving plumbing fixtures.

The Upper West Side itself features excellent schools (The Corner is zoned for PS199), museums, family activity centers, Central and Riverside Parks, and is a hub for most major subway lines. It is also home to a rich Judaic heritage. The new Jewish Community Center is just steps from The Corner, and there are numerous synagogues in the surrounding area, including the Lincoln Square Synagogue.  The Corner is within walking distance of world-class cultural icons, including Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Time Warner Center, and the legendary Beacon Theater.  In an area rich with culinary delights, come September The Corner will also be home to a highly anticipated Trader Joe’s.  This along with Bank of America, the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway is the best new residential and retail destination in the city.  

 

Crossroads Companies, LLC
Brings Retail Condominium Concept
To Teaneck, N.J.

Owning real estate is a big advantage for small business owners seeking a loan from the Small Business Administration, which is why many of today’s entrepreneurial tenants are opting to own their retail space. Retail condominiums are the latest trend in urban markets, and regional developer Crossroads Companies, LLC, is now bringing this innovative concept to Northern New Jersey’s Bergen County.

“As the most populous county in the state, the area also is one of the largest and most popular shopping cores in the New York metropolitan area, which is why it is an ideal location for retail condominiums,” said Ken Fioretti, Crossroads’ development and leasing associate. The company is currently developing approximately 11,500 square feet of space at 719 American Legion Dr., in Teaneck, in the Cedar Lane central business district. “Retail condos are becoming more popular in the suburbs as tenants realize they can benefit from property appreciation values and the opportunity to build equity for virtually the same price it costs to operate their business in leased space.”

Strategically situated adjacent to a Stop & Shop supermarket, the property offers abundant parking at a high visibility corner location. Holy Name Hospital and Fairleigh Dickinson University are just one mile away. Currently, three units of 1,170 square feet; one unit of 2,976 square feet, ideally suited for a restaurant; and one unit of 4,815 square feet are available.
For more information, contact Crossroads Companies, LLC at (201) 252-2890, ext. 204; email CrossComm@optonline.net; or go to www.crossroads-companies.com.

 

Life Care at Whitney Center:
The very definition of a smart move.

Clearly there are a number of comforts that we all strive to possess through our retirement years. For most, security, peace of mind, financial stability, close relationships and an engaging lifestyle would rank high. Chances are a series of good decisions have served to keep you on course throughout a long and rewarding life. The question, then, is what’s the next step—the next smart decision? A clear answer is the Life Care and Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) concept at Whitney Center.
At its core, Life Care at Whitney Center is a program that allows people over the age of 65 to enjoy life to its fullest knowing a safety net of long-term care and services is in place for them and their families. It allows couples and individuals to literally take control of their future, to proactively choose where and with whom to live, while sparing loved ones from the stress of facing a difficult decision in a time of crisis. Life Care provides residents with the reassurance that if their health should ever change they will be taken care of.
By selecting a Life Care community such as Whitney Center, with a reputation for exceptional care, strong staffing and training programs and a pleasant, comfortable environment, you can be certain that if you do need care, the best will be available.
To learn more about how Life Care can provide peace of mind for you and your family or to schedule a private tour of Whitney Center, please contact the Whitney Center Marketing Information Center at 203-848-2641 or visit www.whitneycenter.com.

 

The Rushmore: West Side Paradise
Extell’s Newest Condominium Boasts Unobstructed Views, Exceptional Amenities

Located on Riverside Boulevard and 64th Street—steps from Central Park and the water and minutes from Midtown—The Rushmore residences feature unobstructed views of the Hudson River and offer resort-style living in the heart of the city. Designed by the preeminent architectural firm, Costas Kondylis & Partners, The Rushmore sits on a 16-story base that gives rise to two 43-story soaring glass towers.

Just outside, residents can step into the vast expanse of Riverside Park South with over 21 acres of lush greenery, ball fields, courts and bike paths providing a combination of cityscape and greenscape rarely found in the city.

Inside, buyers can choose from three styles of beautifully appointed kitchens, master bathrooms, and powder rooms and multiple one to five bedroom layouts. Sophisticated interiors are complete with Miele, Viking, and SubZero appliances and Waterworks fittings. Residents are welcomed by a 24-hour doorman and Luxury Attaché, The Rushmore’s lifestyle management and personal concierge service, available to assist with every need.

The 15,000 square feet of amenities at The Rushmore have been planned for the entire family. These include a sunlit garden atrium and LA PALESTRA Wellness Center with a 50-foot swimming pool, as well as a children’s playroom exclusively designed by Kidville, N.Y. and an Entertainment Suite with private theater and billiards room. The Rushmore also offers a landscaped sundeck with picturesque park views.

Neighborhood amenities for the residents of The Rushmore abound, from Lincoln Center to the plentiful shops and restaurants nearby. The riches of the Upper West Side are easily and conveniently enjoyed from strolls along the Hudson to visits to neighboring world-class museums such as the American Museum of Natural History, New York Historical Society and Children’s Museum of Manhattan, among others. Riverside Park offers residents a wealth of recreational opportunities and amenities that reflect the culture of the Upper West Side, including an amphitheater, athletic facilities, community gardens, sunning lawns, café terraces and public art.

Residences at The Rushmore are priced from $1.4 million. For a private appointment, please call Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group at (212) 496-1400 or visit www.TheRushmoreRiverside.com.
 

 

 

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