Battery Park rental buildings making progress

August 22, 2011 02:01PM

Liberty Green and Liberty Luxe, erected on two remaining empty land
parcels in Battery Park City, have made significant progress, the New
York Times reported. Developed by Milstein Properties they are next
to each other on a shared plot of land, a block west of the West Side Highway on North End
Avenue. Residents began moving into the 22-story Liberty Green, which has 191
studios to three-bedroom apartments, in May. About half of the
apartments, which range in price from $3,350 a
month to $9,050 and up, were leased in July. Liberty Luxe will have
280 rental units in its 32 stories and is scheduled to open this fall.

The two buildings join four other Milstein properties in Battery Park
City with the name “Liberty” that are “hybrids,” with apartment blocks
set aside for rentals. While Liberty Green and Liberty Luxe were
originally conceived as condominiums, too, it is unclear why Milstein
abandoned those plans, according to the Times. One unique feature of
the two new buildings is a 52,000-square-foot community center
underneath their bases that was created by the not-for-profit Asphalt
Green, And Will Have A Basketball Court, a 5,000-square-foot fitness
center and an auditorium, as well as a 25-yard pool. [NYT]