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The Fall and Rise of FiDi

Posted by admin on 9th February 2016
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New York, NY – Once a daytime-only international business and tourism hub, the Financial District is now an impressive residential neighborhood in its own right – with flourishing local culture and nightlife to match. According to a recent New York Post article, “The New Rise of Manhattan’s Financial District,” FiDi has seen $30 billion in public and private investment over the last decade – providing a steady influx of condo conversions, a burgeoning restaurant scene, booming retail, and the revitalization of the World Trade Center. With a new community feel and plush amenities that continue to lure the uptown crowd, the Financial District’s stock is rising (again!):

Following are the most noteworthy new luxury offering in FiDi: 

77 GREENWICH AVE – This 500-foot glass condominium tower will include a new grammar school at its base and 7,000 square feet of retail. 85 units will cater to the family market, with an LEED-rating, amnesty spaces that are warm and comfortable and, of course, gorgeous city skyline and harbor views. A roof deck and a dog spa are all in the planning stages. Units will run approximately $2500 per square foot.

ONE SEAPORT – Another all-glass residential tower in the historic Seaport District. This 60-story condo boasts a helix-shaped exterior design, courtesy of Goldstein, Hill, & West Architects. Unparalleled views showcase the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge, with apartments higher up enjoying 360-degree panoramas. Luxury amenities include a dedicated Water Club, an attended private motor court and a 24-hour concierge. Apartments will run from $1 million on lower floors to $20 million+.

101 WALL – With only 52 residences, 101 Wall offers a surprising number of features and amenities. Living spaces exude a tone of subtle luxury, with oversized casement windows and 9′ 6″ beamed ceilings. Robust amenities include a personal training studio, residents lounge, golf simulator and kids playroom. A landscaped roof terrace, with views of the Manhattan skyline and the East River, features a gas grill, dining and seating areas. One-bedroom residences start at $1.3 million, with three-bedrooms fetching upwards of $3 million.

50 WEST STREET – This 780-foot, 191-unit condo tower designed by Helmut Jahn features jaw-dropping views of New York Harbor. The expansive interior layouts include duplexes and double-height spaces. Amenities include an immense fitness center, Water Club, children’s amenities, and The Observatory – a spectacular outdoor entertaining space on the 64th floor. Prices range from $1.8 million for a lower floor one-bedroom to $22.6 million for a 5-bedroom penthouse.

30 PARK PLACE  – This 157-apartment tower will sit atop a 189-room Four Seasons Hotel. Residences include full-floor penthouses with setback terraces, as large as 6,500 square feet. Residents will have their own separate entrance, lobby and private amenities, including a 75-ft heated indoor pool, fitness center, lounge area, children’s room, and a landscaped public plaza. Prices will run from $2.6 million to $60 million.

125 GREENWICH – This 875-foot, 275-unit tower designed by Rafael Vinoly will be the areas tallest residential tower. Apartments will feature breathtaking views of the harbor as well as Jersey City and Downtown Brooklyn, and range in size from a 403 sf studio to a 3,525 sf three bedroom.


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