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Manhattan West's first rental building, the Eugene, opens its doors to residents

The 62-story rental building is now on the market

Photos by Max Touhey

Manhattan West, the mini-megaproject neighboring Related’s Hudson Yards mega-development on the far West Side, launched leasing on its first and only rental building this week. The Eugene, as the building is known, stands 62 stories tall and comes with 844 apartments that are offered in studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom variants.

On Wednesday, Curbed had a chance to tour the rental as it gets ready to welcome its first tenants this coming Saturday. While leasing officially got underway today, a soft launch took place a little over a week ago.

Maria Masi, vice president of development at Brookfield Property Group (Manhattan West’s developer) showed off two model homes, both on the building’s 10th floor. Some of the standout features include floor-to-ceiling windows, honed granite countertops, and custom ceramic bathroom tiles.

All the interiors here were done by RW Studio. SLCE Architects and SOM collaborated on the design of the overall building with the former serving as the architect of record, and the latter designing the glass facade.

What may set this rental apart from several others in the city is its list of amenities, which includes a regulation-size basketball court, a room dedicated to arcade games, a La Palestra gym along with a rock climbing wall and a golf simulator, a 4,600-square-foot rooftop terrace, and a members-only rooftop club with a cocktail bar and a private dining room. (Alas, there is no pool.)

There is one major caveat, however: most of these amenities can only be used at an additional cost and are not part of the rent. Only a library lounge, a game room, a music room and a children’s playroom on the second floor of the building comes sans an additional fee.

Apartments start from $3,200 per month, but among the currently available units on the building’s website, prices range from $3,275 per month for a studio and go up to $7,030 for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit. (A lottery for the building’s 169 affordable apartments, which received more than 70,000 applications, launched last September.)

The Eugene is the first of Manhattan West’s buildings to wrap construction with the others in various stages of completion right now. Aside from this rental, the overall development will have nearly six million square feet of office space, a boutique hotel, and lush landscaped gardens weaving through the overall development.