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SKY’S THE LIMIT

Inside the impressive 60-story ‘glass-curtain’ Orion - 42nd between Eighth and Ninth Avenues - buyers can opt for sizeable studios or 1, 2 or 3BR homes. Each will offer floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors, plus Italian Valcucine kitchens and oversized baths outfitted in Waterworks fixtures. High above Manhattan, with million-dollar views, the 8,200sf La Palestra fitness center will encourage a lifestyle of health and well-being with its inviting lap pool, sauna, huge hot tub, Pilates/yoga room and café for complimentary hot breakfasts. Personal trainers and nutritional counselors will be available, and there will be treatment rooms for massages. A residents’ lounge, screening room, business center and four separate sundecks will top everything off. Concierge services will be overseen by the award-winning Abigail Michaels - renowned for 25 years of excellence at some of the world’s best hotels and residences. Occupancy is set for March 2006. Priced from $675,000 to over $2 million.

PATRICIA HAYES COLE | CORCORAN GROUP MARKETING | 212.634.6501

 
 
   
 

CHAMBER MUSIC

This new 30-story glass and steel condo tower at 200 Chambers Street in Tribeca comes courtesy of developer Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc., along with celebrated architects Lord Norman Foster and Costas Kondylis. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass wall will provide unobstructed city and river views from every studio, 1, 2 and 3BR apartment (ranging in size from 573 sf to 2,300 sf). There will be chestnut wood floors throughout; kitchens will have Balastina lava stone countertops, custom birch cabinetry and appliances from SubZero, Viking and Bosch; Crema Marfil baths will have intricate mosaic inlay flooring. A lap pool will be the centerpiece of the tower’s state-of-the-art health and fitness center. There will be a club room with a lovely terrace, a children’s playroom, a conference and business center, and an expansive terrace for sitting and sunning. The sales office is currently located at 25 Hudson Street. Priced from $500,000 to approximately $3 million.

JACQUELINE URGO | THE MARKETING DIRECTORS, INC. | 212.334.8383

         
     
      LANDMARK DECISION

With its limestone and terra cotta facade splendidly restored, this conversion of Cass Gilbert’s lavishly gothic 1907 skyscraper at 90 West Street offers rental residences that are nothing less than grand. At this coveted address, home seekers have a choice of studios, 1, 2 and 3BRs (some with offices). Oversized double-pane windows offer great Hudson River and city vistas. Ceilings as high as 14.6 ft provide an impressive sense of light and space. Each apartment has bamboo strip flooring throughout. Kitchens have stainless-steel GE Profile appliances and granite countertops. Baths are clad in Italian porcelain and marble. Spectacular, light-filled penthouses (set dramatically on the building’s top two floors) have double-height ceilings and open loft plans, with old world details such as dormer windows and skylights. Of course, there’s a lounge and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Priced from $1,635 to $5,400 per month.

DAVID TANNENBAUM
CITI HABITATS MARKETING GROUP | 212.587.9090
   
     
           
“New development is surging. In fact, from 2001 to 2004 new housing permits averaged 20,000 a year,” notes Real Estate Board of NY president Steven Spinola. “We have not seen annual averages at this level for such a sustained period of time since the 1960s. Major rezoning in strong and emerging neighborhoods such as Hudson Yards, Greenpoint/Williamsburg, West Chelsea and Downtown Brooklyn will help quench New York’s ferocious appetite for new housing.”


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