The Real Deal New York

Outer borough projects bait buyers with bonkers amenities

September 30, 2013 11:37AM

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A rendering of the 50,000-square-foot deck at 45-45 Center Boulevard

A rendering of the 50,000-square-foot deck at 45-45 Center Boulevard in Long Island City

Developers are offering increasingly elaborate amenities to attract high-end buyers, a trend that has extended past Manhattan and into the outer boroughs. Some of the more outrageous frills on offer include doggie swimming pools, rooftop beaches and bowling alleys.

“This is part of the luxury lifestyle in New York,” Ryan Serhant, the “Million Dollar Listing New York” star who is marketing a $23 million penthouse at the “sky garage” condominium building at 200 11th Avenue, told the New York Post. “If you’re spending this much to buy an apartment, you expect to have better amenities than your friends.”

At TF Cornerstone’s 45-45 Center Boulevard in Long Island City, for example, the developer is including a 50,000-square-foot deck with tennis courts, a volleyball court, a reflecting pool and a dog run at the 41-story rental building.

And at a 351-unit rental building at Williamsburg’s 101 Bedford Avenue, residents can pay $600 a year to avail themselves of a rooftop beach, an amphitheater and a giant chess board. [NYP]  – Hiten Samtani

  • dingdong

    no one cares what Ryan Serhant has to say, but thanks for sharing.

    • Nicky Marks

      Good point. I don’t understand the obsession this magazine has with getting his opinion about everything. It’s hilarious how top brokers like mike burger, or Kyle Blackmon don’t get anything near this much publicity yet sell way more real estate than Ryan and his “team”.

  • noclist

    200 11th Avenue? Might as well move to Jersey; you’re halfway there.

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