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Sales launch at Thomas Heatherwick-designed condo
A Chelsea condo building with a bubble-esque facade is the latest architectural bauble from British designer Thomas Heatherwick—the mind behind Vessel at Hudson Yards and Little Island at Pier 55—to call the west side of Manhattan home. The 515 West 18th Street project known as Lantern House, named for its modern take on bay windows, has officially launched sales.
The project, developed by Related Companies will have two towers connected by a glass-enclosed lobby that sit on either side of the High Line at 18th Street. The buildings—one standing 10 stories, and the other at 22—will have 181 apartments between them, ranging from one- to four-bedroom units. Pricing starts just shy of $1.4 million and tops out at approximately $17 million. Tenants are expected to move in come fall.
And in other news...
- Park Slope’s embattled Key Food redevelopment is moving forward with developer Billy Macklowe and investor David Welsh at the helm.
- Brooklyn—where 17 out of 29 cyclists died last year—is getting 10 miles of new protected bike lanes this year as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Green Wave” plan.
- The latest lawsuit challenging last year’s sweeping new rent laws argues that the statute hurts minority tenants in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.
- Does your community board reflect those who live in your area? The City took a deep dive into citywide community board demographics. Try out their nifty tool where you can plug in your address to learn about who represents your community board.
- Amazon scoops up more warehouse space in Staten Island.
- Corcoran and Citi Habitats have merged into one brokerage.
- “Housing Density,” a new exhibit at the Skyscraper Museum will change how most think about housing, writes The New York Times’ Michael Kimmelman.
- And finally, Presidential candidate and former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg doesn’t seem to grasp the concept of how to pet a dog. We’ll give him a hit: It’s not by shaking the snout.