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Leasing underway at Elaine’s-turned-rental project on UES

Residences at the Writing Room to open by July

June 05, 2014 02:00PM

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1705 Second Avenue and John Carapella

Leasing has begun at the Residences at the Writing Room, an Upper East Side apartment building that formerly housed the iconic restaurant Elaine’s.

The five-story project at 1703-05 Second Avenue is 85 percent complete. There will be 14 apartments, including a single one-bedroom and 13 units that are a mix of two- and three-bedrooms. Rents begin at $3,600 per month, the New York Post reported.

Renters are expected to move in at the start of July. Each unit features a washer and dryer, granite kitchens and exposed brick. Town Residential brokers Joshua Kwilecki and John Carapella are handling leasing and marketing.

Elaine’s closed its door in 2011. [NYP]Mark Maurer

  • over ny

    sad….nothing is sacred in this city anymore, nyc, just another corporate take over and it AINT what it used to be….just another generic finance hub…shame on the mostly tasteless developers. trendy hahahahahahaha

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