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    Default The Hudson Condo - 225 West 60th Street - UWS - Condo - by Gruzen Samton

    From http://cityrealty.com:

    New tower on West 60th Street topped out 07-SEP-05

    The 18-story, mixed-use building at 225 West 60th Street between West End and Amsterdam avenues has been topped out recently and should be completed next year.

    It will contain a 40,00-square-foot, five-level facility for Lander College for Women of Touro College in its base and about 100 condominium apartments on the fourth through the 19th floors.

    Gruzen Samton, the architectural firm that designed such notable buildings as the black curved residential tower at Second Avenue and 66th Street for Sheldon Solow and the Montana on Broadway between 87th and 88th Street, has designed the building.

    West 6-th St. Realty Partners LLC, of which Joel and Margaret Kestenbaum and Stanley Listokin are principals, is the developer.

    The school facility includes a double-height gym, a library, a cafeteria, 3 laboratories, 17 classrooms and administration, faculty and student offices as well as a terrace accessible from the second floor. The liberal arts and science program will serve a student population of 425.

    The residential tower will have an exercise room and community room on the fourth floor with access to a common terrace. The tower is setback above the base and also on its west façade where there are private terraces on the 17th and 18th floors facing the Hudson River. On the south façade, the center portion of the south façade above the 13th floor is clad in metal panels that continue as a screen wall up to the roof and give the building strong accent lines. The residential tower has corner windows and blue-green glass facades.

    The building is close to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Time Warner Center as well as several major new high-rise construction sites.

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    The Hudson Condo
    225 West 60th Street
    between West End and Amsterdam avenues






    Website:

    http://www.thehudsoncondo.com/
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    How 'bout those blank walls?

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    ^ That blank wall looks like it will be mid-block. Adjacent (or close to) another building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    ^ That blank wall looks like it will be mid-block. Adjacent (or close to) another building.
    I count three.

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    It is midblock. The "blank walls" are north / south. To the north is a pubic school. To the south will be a competing development.

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    The Hudson/ The Hudson Condominiums
    219-227/225 West 60th Street
    19 stories 207 feet
    Gruzen Samton LLP
    Dev-West 60th St. Realty Partners LLC
    Mixed-Use 125,520 Sq. Ft.
    Residential Condominium 80 units
    40,000 Sq. Ft. of Academic Space for Touro College
    Under Construction 2004-May 2006



    Gruzen Samton LLP

    http://www.thehudsoncondo.com/

    Gruzen Samton LLP: Touro Mixed Use
    http://www.gruzensamton.com/pop_proj...image=2&id=143

    Gruzen Samton was retained to design a mixed use building. The base contains a 40,000 gross square foot Touro Women's College is located in five levels between the cellar through third floors. The College includes a double height gym, library, cafeteria, 3 laboratories, 17 classrooms, administrative, faculty and student offices, and a terrace accessible from the second floor. Its liberal arts and sciences program will serve a student population of 425 students. The 115,000 gross square foot apartment building is located between the 4th and 19th floors. There is an exercise room and community room on the fourth floor with access to a common terrace.The 101 apartments include 18 studios, 59 one-bedroom units, and 24 two-bedroom units.

    Location: 225 West 60th Street, New York, NY
    Area: 155,000
    Completion:


    Older design



    Developers Group:
    The Hudson Condominiums
    225 West 60th Street New York, NY 10023
    OPEN HOUSE: Sunday January 8, 2006 1pm - 4pm


    http://www.thedevelopersgroup.com/bu...ildingid=1045&

    Modern. Sleek. Inspired finishes and features. Luxury condos with every conceivable comfort. Roof top deck, floor to ceiling glass, private health club, children's playroom, panoramic Manhattan and Hudson river views. Just blocks away from Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and the Hudson River. sheltering trees, public art, waterfront marinas, recreational piers The Hudson is the new wave on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a stylish structure towering above the surrounding architecture – a glowing icon of modern splendor, a bold architectural vision. With its modern exterior of steel and glass – the perfect architectural fusion of structure and site. To highlight form and flow, floor-to-ceiling windows absorb city and sky into elegantly appointed modern living spaces. An airy rooftop terrace with outdoor bar, fitness center with outdoor patio, children’s playroom and penthouses with large private roof decks further encourage open-air living.

    Amenities & Features
    # Health Club/Gym
    # Roofdeck
    # Concierge
    # Yoga Terrace
    # Doorman
    # Magnificent views
    # Cable-TV Ready
    # High Speed Internet





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    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...2/ai_n15779482
    More than 350 guests packed The Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center for the grand opening party for The Hudson, a new 80-unit luxury condominium rising at 225 West 60th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side
    Real Estate Weekly, Oct 19, 2005

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...1&page=1&pp=15
    City Realty
    New tower on West 60th Street topped out 07-SEP-05

    http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/...rtorial/14307/
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    http://www.therealdeal.net/issues/NO...1130884861.php
    The Hudson
    225 West 60th Street The new 80-unit luxury condominium is slated for completion in May 2006. Its one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will range in size from 612 square feet to 1,776 square feet, and the seven penthouses will range in size from 1,036 square feet to 1,656 square feet. Opening prices will start at approximately $600,000

    http://cb7.org/min12_02.html
    CB 7: 223-227 West 60th Street

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    The Hudson Condo. 21 January 2005.


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    Question Hudson Condo - sales

    How are sales going at Hudson?

    What is the price per square foot?

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    Not sure what amendment they are up to, but as of the 3rd Amendment the unit with highest cost psf was $2070 and lowest was $1070.

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    Default The Hudson - 225 W 60th Street

    The Grand opening party for the on site sales office Wednesday July 19th was very well attented with over 450 brokers and buyers enjoying cocktails and plenty of finger food on the roof and in the fabulous model apartments. The building has been very well received by the community and buyers alike with over 70% of the units in contract. Closings will begin within the next 30 days on the units with the first TCO's. With the sales office now on site buyers can get a much better feel for the well thought out layouts, attractive finishings and views afforded many of the units. Additionally, the block is now coming into it's own and it is clear that the early concerns of people living in the midsts of run down garages is a thing of the past. The sales team is very accomodating and broker friendly which is a refreshing change from some other properties in the area.

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    What a total joke posting! There is 1 model apartment, and it is tiny (not sure how they got to 1167 square feet. The air conditioners are an extra foot inside the apartment (they put a wooden ledge behind it), so space is more limited that you would think. There is no microwave in the kitchens, and not much room to put a microve in the kitchen - the architects must have thought that through well.

    None of the other apartments are even close to finished. There are 2 elevators servicing the entire building, and they are small. Anyone visiting the building can see that it is clearly a ways from being finished. Visitors have to sign a construction injury release form - when is the last time you had to do that, huh? The sales office says September move-in, but that will probably shift to December. Remember, they originally pitched this as a May occupancy.

    The salesoffice seems to forget mentioning to everyone that an actual school will occupy the first 3 floors of the building.

    The area is a complete mess. While it will improve with the new condos being built, why would you want to live in a building where there will be constant construction on 2 sides for the next 2 years? No family would ever live here, the only people buying must be the silly foreign investors who have no idea that the area is so scummy. The "pool" across the street is very nasty, and since it's a "landmark" building, who knows when it will ever be refurbished.

    My overall sense is that the sales office is panicky - they probably haven't sold anywhere near their target, and with construction loans coming due, they're very worried.

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    methinks that "kliegs" is part of the "very accomodating and broker friendly" sales team over there (witness number of posts) ...

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    ^ Hmm... Me think so too...

    Quote Originally Posted by kliegs
    The sales team is very accomodating and broker friendly which is a refreshing change from some other properties in the area.
    Ofcourse they are kliegs.

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    Te building is going to be a lousy place to live when compared with the other projects planned for the area. Touros College for Women will be in the bottom floors as previously noted. Yikes - who wants to live over that kind of perpertual traffic all day and night. Also, with the Element going up across the street (which is a much nicer design) and with Larry Ginsburg building a taller tower next door, both buildings with better amenities, it is hard to see the attraction in The Hudson.

    The reality is that this building is struggling. A building sold out 70% would not have the kind of extended and kind of desperate print sales campaign this building has seen. It started in TimeOut, fine but it has branched out into the Advocate (a national gay publication) and other focus group publications.

    The sad facts with this building are: (1) you live over a college for women that will operate morning, daytime and evening (imagine the trash pile-up) (2) you are in the middle of a construction zone with Element and Ginsburg projects underway (3) you are being charged premium rates on new construction as opposed to the "new construction" rate that is generally below market.

    Sorry Kliegs your sales pitch may grab the folks that know nothing about New York, but what you are selling people ain't buying. And, I'd be willing to wager that that building hasn't moved 50% of the units with the desperate and e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y extended sales campaign going on.

    So, let's face it - you had a grand opening for the "sales office." You claim to have entertained 450 "buyers" and brokers. How big is this "sales office" that you can entertain 500 people?

    We're going to call you on this crap because you are basically trying to advertise in this section, which violates terms of service. I'll also go on to ask why, considering the choices buyers have in NY at the prices you are trying to garner, why, oh, why, live in the rather ugly Hudson Condo located in the middle of a construction zone for the next four years? Why?

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