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123 New 'Halcyon' Condos Headed for East 51st Street

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HFZ Capital, the developer that's everywhere from the High Line to the Flatiron, is launching yet another condo project. Called Halcyon NY (an optimistically idyllic moniker for contentious Midtown East), the 32-story building at 305 East 51st Street will house 123 condos. Expect the one- to four-bedroom units to range from $1.5 million to more than $5 million apiece. Some apartments will have outdoor space, while others will be duplex penthouses, according to marketing agent Corcoran Sunshine. Between First and Second avenues, this glass tower with limestone and bronze accents is promising amenities like a concierge, an exercise room, a playroom, and a recreation room.

The newly launched teaser site doesn't divulge much, but you can sign up for more information as it becomes available. Oddly enough, even though it's billed as being under construction, there are no permits registered with the Department of Buildings for that address. Thanks to our spot-on commenters, we realized that the Halcyon will occupy the same ground as the Turtle Bay crane collapse, which in 2008 killed seven people, demolished one brownstone and damaged several other buildings nearby. Halcyon is shorter than the original plan (32 floors instead of 43), and doesn't have any balconies. The old construction site was known as 303 East 51st Street, so perhaps the slight change of address is HFZ's way of trying to divert attention from its infamous past.
· Official site []
· Turtle Bay Crane Collapse Building Will Rise Again Soon [Curbed]
· New condos by HFZ Capital coming to Midtown East [BuzzBuzzHome]


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