It's been about five minutes since we last thought about New York By Gehry, and we can't have that. Happily, the Times' Appraisal column checks in with the building today. Renters profiled include a couple of Brooklyn residents who rented out the apartment they own to move to a New York by Gehry pad?the size of their Brooklyn living room?for two years. Fun?
The Times also has a few vital stats updates: the building is 60 percent occupied, and all floors up to 60 are open for renters. Among the units yet to hit market are three penthouses, which will be asking $40,000, $45,000, and $60,000/month and geared toward "a person who has multiple homes and entertains a lot." Sounds like we're out of the running, then.
Building management tells the Times management has been trying to resolve the A line smoke complaints, but a few other issues have cropped up. The school at the building's base recently wrote to parents to say that someone in the building had been dropping bottles from a building window or terrace onto the school's rooftop playground. And then there are the sounds of Occupy Wall Street audible from the apartments?and the smell of the horse trailers the mounted police have been parking lately on Spruce Street. So much for that citrus scent.
· Living Inside New York By Gehry [NYT]
· New York by Gehry coverage [Curbed]