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New Looks at the Concave Condo Rising Along Central Park

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The slow, steady leak of information surrounding the new luxury condo that's rising on the northwest corner of Central Park continues. The New York Times has now profiled Circa, the FXFowle-designed semicircular building, bringing way more information about the "luxurious" condo than previously gleaned through its bare-bones teaser site. The Times says condos in the development will ask from $1 million for a one-bedroom; a high water mark for the neighborhood, but on par for new developments elsewhere in the city with Caesarstone quartz counters, master baths with marble floors, and building perks like a fleet of remote-controlled model boats intended for use at the nearby Harlem Meer for the borrowing. Residents will also have access to the building's stock of skateboards and bikes. "Central Park is an extension of your amenities," the managing director of Town New Development, who is handling sales, told the Times in a not-entirely brokerbabble quip.

Thirty eight of the building's 48 apartments will be market rate, with asks ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 per square foot. The remaining ten apartments will be divvied up through a forthcoming affordable housing lottery. Developer Artimus Construction paid $25.5 million for the property in 2014, in the same month that the Economic Development Corporation doled out $10 million to the site's former owners (who purchased it, a former gas station, for a mere $375,000 in 1996.)
· In Harlem, a New Condo at Frederick Douglas Circle [NYT]
· New Look at FXFowle's 'Luxurious' Harlem Condo [Curbed]
· Condo Takes Shape on Central Park's Last Undeveloped Corner [Curbed]