A Times trend piece about fancy amenities offhandedly drop some information about the Related and Abington Properties-developed Abington House at 500 West 30th Street: the 33-story, 312-unit building, designed by Robert A.M. Stern, will open in the spring and begin leasing this month. Studios will start at $3,000/month and 2BRs at $5,400/month, but renters will get one month free in the first year. There will also be 78 affordable units mixed in, the pricing of which has already been revealed.
It's not just the High Line-bordering location or Stern architecture that justifies the building's high prices—it's also the 30,000 square feet of amenities, including a 4,000-square-foot basement fitness center (possibly including a basketball court), lounge, party room, and three terraces. Related's senior V.P. tells the Times that today's young renters "want to be connected humanistically," so it seems like the whole Williamsburg Social philosophy is catching on. Unfortunately for tenants, being humanistically connected comes with a price. They will have to pay a fee, which has not yet been set, in order to use the amenities.
· Raising the Bar on Prices and Amenities [NYT]
· The Abington House coverage [Curbed]
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