Move on up

Checking in with some of the hottest new developments in Manhattan
By Greg Morcroft and Jennifer White Karp | May 08, 2015 03:48PM

Walk down almost any avenue in New York City and look up. You’re likely to see a new condo rising — or three or four. Though certain high-end projects are generating the lion’s share of buzz — like 432 Park Avenue, for example, which will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere — there are currently nearly 100 new projects with apartments on the market in Manhattan. Nearly all of them have high-end amenities and special features (think basketball courts, private swimming pools and concierge services) so here’s a taste of some of the hottest, most luxurious new addresses.

508 West 24th Street

After a jaunt through some of the city’s pricey new developments, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony bought an $11 million apartment at this Cary Tamarkin-designed development early this year. The design of this project, which is adjacent to the High Line, complements West Chelsea’s industrial-era warehouses and features oversized casement windows. Residences have 10-foot-high ceilings, master bathrooms with Italian Calacatta marble floors and Zuma soaking tubs. Units currently on the market start at $9.25 million.

215 Chrystie Street

“Tough luxe” is how hotelier Ian Schrager describes the design of 215 Chrystie, a hotel-condominium on the Lower East Side. The project mixes the use of concrete with the upscale accoutrements of hotel living for a hip, high/low combination. There are 11 units in total: floors 19 through 22 will each have two residences spanning about 2,300 square feet, while floors 23 through 25 will have full-floor, 4,700-square-foot penthouses. Available units start at $7.25 million.

50 West Street

This 64-story luxury condominium tower joins the wave of high-rise developments populating Lower Manhattan. Featuring floor-to-ceiling curved windows, the development — designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn and with interiors by Thomas Juul-Hansen — will have 191 units; the 29 pads now on the market start at $1.96 million. Four floors of the tower are devoted to amenities, including a fitness center, The Water Club restaurant and The Observatory at 50 West Street, an outdoor entertaining space.

15 Renwick Street 

This steampunk-inspired project at 15 Renwick Street — located on the western fringe of Soho on a single-block street, one of only a few in Manhattan — features 31 condos, including three adjoining townhouse units with private yards and four duplex penthouses. Each residence features wide-plank walnut flooring, eight-foot windows, Waterworks fixtures, Bosch washer/dryers and Creston home automation systems. Amenities include optional private parking, a fitness center and boxing gym, 24-hour doorman, roof deck and Zen garden. From $2.5 million.

737 Park Avenue

737 Park Avenue is a rare luxury condo conversion of an Upper East Side Art Deco building that dates to 1940. Features include solid oak flooring, casement windows and a central air conditioning and heating system. Building amenities include 24-hour doorman, elevator attendants and live-in resident manager, fitness center, children’s playroom and a garden room with catering kitchen. The six units now on the market range from two- to five-bedrooms with an asking price from $6.99

One Riverside Park

The priciest listings on the market at One Riverside Park are six- and seven-bedroom duplexes and penthouses with amenities like in-ground private pools, double-sided fireplaces and media rooms with wet bars. The project, located at 50 Riverside Boulevard, attracted attention for its so-called “poor door,” which would have a separate entrance and address for affordably priced rental units. Those who own a pad here — available units start at $7 million — will enjoy a host of amenities, including a rock climbing wall, a bowling alley, an indoor playground and a shuttle service.

551 West 21st Street

The 19-story, Foster + Partners-designed building at 551 West 21st Street is on track to be finished in the fall, when residents will live just a pleasant stroll down the High Line to the new Whitney Museum. Sales launched in 2014 and half of the 44 condos were in contract as of March, according to published reports, including a $50 million penthouse with a 61-foot-long lap pool in its 4,000-square-feet of private outdoor space, as well as a terrace overlooking the Hudson River. Units currently on the market start at $7.25 million.