This new development at 145 West 123rd Street was one of many projects featured in a Post article from earlier this week, and it caught our eye by accomplishing the (seemingly impossible, these days) feat of simply being a new rental building that looks somewhat interesting, but not grotesque. Featuring a facade of wood and glass with four terraces jutting out, it doesn't exactly blend into its surroundings, but neither does it seem to be actively insulting them. Again, no small thing.
The building is the first ground-up project from brothers Yoni and Uri Pielet. Set to start leasing this summer, it features 12 apartments, all one-bedrooms, which will rent for between $2,400 and $2,500. Jeff Krantz of the Krantz + Krantz team, which is handling the marketing, tells us that amenities will include a common roof deck and bike storage, and that the closets will come equipped with shoe racks. And, obviously, some of the apartments will have terraces. The architect of record is Michael Zenreich Architects, according to Department of Buildings permits.
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