While Brooklyn neighborhoods like Greenpoint and Crown Heights may be blowing up with new development, they still don't have anything on the Upper East Side in terms of sheer volume. The impending completion of the Second Avenue Subway, crawling and sputtering to the finish line after only a few millennia or so of delays, has spurred a ton of new residential towers from the likes of Extell Development, Icon Realty Management, Zeckendorf Development, and others. And, of course, the Upper East Side is just very, very cool.Read More
The Old Upper East Side's New Development Boom, Mapped
1711 First Avenue
The ubiquitous SHoP Architects is designing Anbau Enterprises' "affordable luxury" tower between 88th and 89th streets on First Avenue. The building will rise to 34 stories and contain 78 condos, which will be totally affordable if you, say, own a company. Amenities will include an indoor basketball court and a 29-spot garage with a robotic parking system. It's supposed to be finished in 2016.
Related Companies is in the early stages of a condo conversion at rental building Carnegie Park on 94th Street and First Avenue. The 30-story building will be turned into somewhere around 300 for-sale units and the currents tenants are not the least bit happy about it.
225 East 81st Street
The six-unit brownstone-eating condo conversion at 225 East 81st Street first launched sales in September, then pulled the units off the market, then put them back in December, then pulled them back off again. The apartments were originally supposed to be ready for occupancy by the end of 2014, but who knows what's going on there.
1681-1689 Third Avenue
Development giant Extell acquired five adjacent buildings and lot of air rights in order to construct a 23-story, 90-unit tower (likely condos) which will include a below-ground swimming pool and a full-floor penthouse on the top level.
1110 Park Avenue
The Toll Brothers' very fancy new condo building at 1110 Park Avenue is still under construction, but the model units are built, displaying the Barry Rice- and Christopher Peacock-designed interiors. The building's penthouse will ask a whopping $44 million and feature a rooftop pool.
151 East 78th Street
When Peter Pennoyer's 14-unit 151 East 78th Street is finally ready for occupants, it will count among them Simon Cowell, who bought a unit in the building, possibly the the $10.85 million three-bedroom Penthouse B.
20 East End Avenue
The vaunted Robert A.M. Stern designed the condo building rising at 20 East End Avenue, and though it won't be quite as expensive as some of his other buildings, it will still fall comfortably into the category of Way Too Expensive, with prices ranging from $4.5 million to over $20 million for the penthouses.
1059 Third Avenue
Chance Gordy of Inverlad Development and Steve Mill are developing a 30-story tower at 1059 Third Avenue, designed by Manuel Glas Architects, with 67 units and retail and offices on the lower levels.
Two Sutton Place North
The leasing center and model apartments at Two Sutton Place (the sister tower of One Sutton Place North) opened in October. Apartments in the 209-unit, Costas Kondylis & Partners-designed tower start at $3,000 for a studio.
Closings are just around the corner in the Bluerock-developed, Ismael Leyva-designed condo tower The Charles, which is in the final stages of construction after several years of delays.
737 Park Avenue
Construction is also in the final stages at Harry Macklowe's condo conversion of 737 Park Avenue, where half the units have sold, not including the $40 million "white box" penthouse, complete with a giant roof terrace.
1010 Park Avenue
Extell's plan to pay the Park Avenue Christian Church $25 million for the rights to replace the rectory and parish hall next with a 16-story condo building is not going over so well with the Landmarks Commission, mainly because of the height, which has been deemed excessive. The plans will get through eventually, though.
807 Park Avenue
Aion has owned 807 Park Avenue since 2004 and has had a very difficult time selling the condos it created there, so now the developer wants to raze the building and construct a new 12-story one.
520 Park Avenue
When the penthouse in the Zeckendorf Development-developed, Robert A.M. Stern-designed 520 Park Avenue hits the market, it will be the most expensive apartment in the city with a jaw-dropping asking price of $130 million. But don't worry—you can get one of the building's smaller units for only $16.2 million.
554 East 82nd Street
Michael Paul Enterprises' six-unit boutique condo development at 82nd Street and East End Avenue launched sales a month ago, with apartments starting at $2.7 million. The project involved adding a sixth floor to an existing building and consolidating some of the apartments.
40 East 72nd Street
Another six-unit condo conversion at 40 East 72nd Street, developed by Axia Realty and designed by Barry Rice, also launched sales last month. This one is a good deal pricier, with the least expensive currently available unit asking $13.85 million.
1766-1768 Second Avenue
Extell has filed applications for an 11-story building at 1766 Second Avenue and a six-story building next door at 1768 Second Avenue, solidifying the developer's significant presence on Second Avenue.
1538-1546 Second Avenue
Prolific developer Icon Realty Management is planning a 14-story building at the site of five consecutive low-rise tenements it purchased. The word on the street is that the Issac & Stern-designed building will contain only 11 units, indicating that condos are likely.
33 East 74th Street
Daniel E. Straus's Whitney row houses-turned-condos at 33 East 74th Street launched sales exactly one year ago, so closings can't be too far off now. Its first penthouse to hit the market is asking $39 million.
301 East 61st Street
Another Chance Gordy-developed, Manuel Glas-designed tower at 301 East 61st Street is currently under construction. It will rise 19 stories and contain 30 residences.
337 East 62nd Street
A Peter Poon-designed condominium building is replacing the convent building at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on East 62nd. Yeung Real Estate Development is the developer and sales are expected to launch soon.
Sixty East Eighty Sixth
Many of the units are already in contract at the Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed, Glenwood Management-developed Sixty East Eighty Sixth, where construction is expected to be completed sometime this year.
155 East 79th Street
The neighbors are not super into Anbau Enterprise's 155 East 79th Street, but buyers seem to be, with five of the six listed units (all over $10 million) in contract. Move-ins are expected in "early 2015."