Apartments are now up for grabs within the Imperial Companies-developed rental tower at 515 West 38th Street, or Henry Hall as it’s been dubbed, in the rapidly transforming Hudson Yards special district. The 33-story building, designed by Ismael Leyva and BKSK Architects, currently has a handful of rentals available with more to come within the near future.
The building has 225 studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartments that range from $3,200/month to as much as $6,400/month. Of those, 46 have been set aside as affordable housing with studios renting for $913 for individuals earning between $32,640 and $38,100; one-bedrooms going for $980 for qualifying annual earning incomes; and affordable two-bedrooms renting for $1,183.
As for the market-rate units, there are two studios, four one-bedrooms, and two two-bedrooms listed that all have concessions in place, bringing the net effective rent down to as low as $2,742/month. The apartments been finished with oak floors and cabinetry, marble countertops, oversized steel-encased windows, and custom subway-tiled bathrooms.
Up until recently, details for the project have been kept largely under wraps. But in an interview with the New York Times, Eric Birnbaum, a partner at Imperial Companies, explained his vision for the project’s common spaces to stand out from those of the typical new residential development.
“In the residential space, there’s been a real lack of creativity and ingenuity. It’s very staid and institutional, very cookie cutter,” said Birnbaum. “We said, ‘Let’s create a liveliness and a place that you really want to be in our common areas.’ The key to that is good food and beverage, good music and high design.”
The result is a lobby that looks more like that of a trendy new hotel than a rental tower. Tapping interior designer Ken Fulk, the lobby welcomes both residents and the public in what the Times calls “essentially a full-service lounge … rather than a glorified hallway for building residents only.” Other building amenities include a dining room and chef’s kitchen, a wine vault, fitness center, resident’s lounge, a roof deck, and a “jam room” that pays homage to the site’s former life as the Legacy Recording Studio.