Solari: New Option for Luxury Apartments in Midtown Manhattan

Dozens of luxury apartment units at 42 West 33rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues are being offered at below market-rate rents and are currently accepting lottery applications. The new development, known as Solari, is renting studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

A total of 45 units (14 luxury studios, 26 one-bedrooms and 5 two-bedrooms) have been put aside for affordable housing – The no fee New York City apartments are renting at 60 percent of the Area Median Income and the deadline date in accepting applications is December 4th. Solari’s affordable housing units, also known as below-market units will be rented to families earning a combined income between $33,875 and $57,240 annually, according to the housing lottery. Individuals earning an annual salary between $31,612 and $40,080 are eligible to apply for the Solari rentals. These selected below-market luxury units will rent at the following prices:

  • Studios will rent for $867 per month;
  • One-bedroom apartments will rent for $931 per month;
  • Two-bedroom apartments will rent for $1,123 per month.

If you don’t qualify for the lottery process, don’t worry. Solari has a total of 233 no fee luxury apartments in Midtown with quality amenities (like an indoor swimming pool) just waiting to be checked out.

Solari, the Midtown NYC no fee rentals, are brand spanking new and accepting occupants. The Solari mixed-use building was designed by the Stephen B. Jacobs Group, based in the Big Apple on Park Avenue. The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is a full service architectural and interior design firm founded in 1967. They also designed the Greenwich Street Hotel in Tribeca. The owner, developer and property manager of Solari is the Torkian Group with Hersel Torkian at the helm.

So, remember…if you’re looking for a new option, think of Solari no fee apartments in Midtown. And don’t forget to get your lottery application in before the deadline.


Five New Apartments in Manhattan You Can Rent

An ideal way to find the best, luxurious residential apartment in Manhattan for rent is to research and compare your options.


To save you from wandering around different websites, we have compiled the most luxurious apartments in the best neighborhoods for you to choose from.

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Here are the top five eco-friendly, luxury apartments in NYC:

  1. River Place, Clinton

This high-end building features 920 luxury apartments for rent right in the heart of the city. At first sight of this towering 41-story glass building, you will know what luxury living is all about. The building is located right next to the Hudson River and promises incredible views and great luxury living.

  1. 2 Gold Street, Financial District

Clearly, you will find some of the finest residential options in the Financial District of Manhattan. There’s no way you can doubt the neighborhood or high-end living standards of this place. 2 Gold Street, in particular, is one of the most historic and luxurious residential options to rent.

This high-rise building boasts modern and elegant homes with amazing views and an incredible neighborhood.

  1. 20 Park Avenue, Murray Hill

In addition to an exotic floor plan, 20 Park Avenue residential amenities also include laundry service on every floor, multiple sundecks, lots of storage space and valet parking. Options for rental residences include studio, 1 BR, and 2 BR apartments.

Enjoy its modern attributes in this prestigious location of Manhattan.

  1. VIA 57 West

With a shape like a gleaming pyramid, get an instant boost for your urban living standards with the high-end facilities and amenities this exotic Manhattan residential apartment has to offer. This location perfectly blends the serenity of nature with the joy of city living. Located by the Hudson River, Via 57 West gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy living in the one of the most dynamic neighborhoods of New York.

Take a look:

  1. 37 Wall Street, Financial District

Quite famous by its name in the region, 37 Wall Street is one of the best and most luxurious rental apartments in the Financial District. The historic essence combined with posh living standards makes it a unique building in the region.


Big Apple Goes Green: Eco Luxury Apartments in NYC

The Big Apple is Changing Colors with Green-living Apartment Rentals in NYCBeing green is the thing! Even the color of New York’s apple is turning from red to green these days.

Here are some exciting eco luxury apartments in NYC available in the Manhattan’s Midtown West community that might interest you –

MiMA, for “Middle of Manhattan,” 450 West 42nd Street, offers green-living apartment rentals in NYC as unique and captivating as its name. This luxury rental boasts its very own Equinox gym in addition to a full-size basketball court, heated indoor lap pool, volleyball court, internet café, Dog City pet spa, terraces, outdoor and indoor screening rooms. Furnishings in each unit feature top-of-the-line gourmet kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows. MiMA is LEED Gold Certified.

Avalon Clinton offers 23,000 square feet of LEED-certified apartments for rent. With roof gardens, two fitness centers, and a private garage, the well-furnished apartments at Avalon Clinton combine sustainability and luxury flawlessly including two roof top decks with outstanding views of the Hudson River. Located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, Avalon Clinton is a huge red-brick, rental complex and future home of two non-profit theaters.

The Helena, sleek and modern, tower at 601 West 57th Street at 11th Avenue. It’s 38 floors have 597 apartments for rent, designed in a contemporary fashion and for green living. The striking, glass-clad tower was the first voluntary LEED Gold Certified residential building in New York. The green living design is built in throughout the building with carefully considered materials. The Helena’s kitchens feature custom cabinetry, Italian tile floors, Zodiaq countertops and ENERGY STAR appliances. Premier finishes and fixtures were used in of Helena’s studios, 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms residences.

Via 57 West, located on the waterfront at 625 West 57th Street, is the most different of the green-living apartment rentals in NYC. VIA 57 West redefines green living and a vision of sustainability by giving back to the environment in the design throughout the angular building. Centered around the four core elements (water, energy, air, and earth), VIA 57 West offers resort style amenities and a 22,000 square feet outdoor courtyard. VIA 57 West has selected residences with private terraces and balconies and all the units come with high-performance floor-to-ceiling windows with solar eco-veil roller shades. Check out this link for a virtual tour of VIA 57 West.


LEED Certified Apartment Rentals in NoMad

What does it mean to be LEED CertifiedDoes an apartment have to be LEED certified to be considered eco-friendly?  There are several eco-friendly apartments for rent in NYC that are not LEED certified.

What is LEED Certified?

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED certification is a globally-recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. Available for virtually all building project types, from new construction to interior fit-outs and operation and maintenance, LEED provides a framework that project teams can apply to create healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. This process is executed through the United States Green Building Council… Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient and save money by using less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This process offers third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at reducing energy and water usage, promoting better indoor air quality, and improving quality of life.


  • Reduced energy and water usage
  • Reduced maintenance and operation costs
  • Reduced construction waste during the building process
  • Reduced liability
  • Increased indoor air quality
  • Increased employee performance, satisfaction, and retention
  • Promoting the usage of recycled material
  • Attracting companies, employees, and tenants who value sustainability

Does it cost more to live in a LEED Certified building?

It does not cost more to live in green apartments for rent in NYC. Most apartment buildings cover the cost of gas and water leaving the electricity expense to the tenant. If a LEED Certified building consumes less gas and water, then the reduced expense could be brought forward, making tenant rents cost less.

Where can I find LEED Certified apartment rentals in NoMad?

EOS NoMad is a LEED Certified Gold mixed-use complex located at 100 West 31st Street, New York City in the Murray Hill neighborhood. Smoke free and pet friendly, EOS offers 375 rental residences consisting of spacious studios, one, two and two bedroom + den layouts. Premier recreation and relaxation facilities for residents to enjoy include an indoor swimming pool, Nike-sponsored fitness center on the lower level as well as a game room and entertaining areas on EOS’s 41st floor with breath-taking views of Manhattan.


Are There Affordable No Fee Rentals in Flatiron NYC?

Look at all of the no fee retals in Flatiron NYCWhat is the difference between rent control, rent stabilization and affordable housing that is offered at most new luxury apartment complexes in New York City?

Rent controlled apartments in New York City started in 1920 when a severe housing shortage led to high rents and rent strikes. To help remedy the problem, the New York State legislature passed a rent-control program designed to keep costs down and limit baseless evictions. Rent control is now defunct and the only people living in rent-controlled apartments are able to do so if it is inherited from a family member. Essentially a form of nepotism, rent-controlled apartments can be passed down within a family from one person to the next whenever the existing tenant of the apartment vacates or dies.

Rent stabilization is defined as setting maximum rates for annual rent increases and entitles tenants to receive required services from their landlords and have their leases renewed, which protects tenants from sharp increases in rent. About one million apartments in New York City are covered by rent stabilization. Here are four steps for finding a rent stabilized apartment in NYC as posted in an article at CurbedNY

  1. Figure out what rent stabilization is – Rent stabilization mainly applies to buildings with six or more units that were built before 1974, and some new buildings are also rent-stabilized. A household’s annual income must be less than $200,000 to qualify.
  2. Determine which buildings are rent stabilized –  the NYC Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) offers the Rent Guidelines Board that maintains a list of all buildings registered in NYC.
  3. Make sure you actually sign a rent-stabilized lease – The lease should state that the apartment is rent stabilized, and landlords are legally required to include a rent stabilization rider with the lease. Rent-stabilized leases also must be for one or two years.
  4. Move in and stay put – Landlords are required to renew all rent-stabilized leases, so once you’re settled in your less-than-market rate apartment, you’ll never be forced to give it up.

The definition of affordable housing is when a household spends no more than 30% of its income on rent. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to create and preserve 200,000 units (including luxury apartment buildings) of affordable housing throughout the five boroughs over 10 years, according to an article posted on It goes on to detail that the project will cost $41.4 billion and will receive funding from the city, state and federal government. Potential tenants must go through a lottery process to obtain affordable housing in NYC.

One of the new and luxury no fee rentals in Flatiron NYC is EOS NoMad located at 100 West 31st Street and included in Mayor De Blasio’s affordable housing program. If you’re interested in more information on eco-friendly EOS NoMad, you can contact them through their website, or call (212) 899-3131 and speak with a leasing agent regarding EOS’s affordable housing units.



Right On Target – A New East Side Community Amenity for NYC Luxury Apartments

Retail stores near East side NYC luxury apartments with amenitiesWatch out Macys! There’s a new retailer in Midtown Manhattan. NYC welcomes a new Target store reported in the NY Times this month.

Macys has been the leading department store retailer for what seems like forever. And it’s no wonder! Founded in 1858 by R. H. Macy, Macys has been in business for 158 years. The products include clothing, footwear, accessories, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, and housewares. Macys is also very well known for conducting the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City since 1924 and has sponsored the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display since 1976.

The Target Corporation is the second-largest discount store retailer in the United States behind Walmart.  Founded in 1902 by George Dayton, the company was originally named the Dayton Company. The first Target store opened in Roseville, Minnesota in 1962. Target’s product line is far larger than Macys including food and at a discount.

The new Target store is 43,000 square feet and is expected to open in October at 112 W. 34th St., across the street from the Macy’s flagship store on Herald Square. The complete development at the location is about 92,000 square feet, and will have a Foot Locker, Sephora, and a Swatch store.

Not far from Midtown Manhattan is Murray Hill with its own new East Side NYC luxury apartments with amenities – House 39 at 225 East 39th Street. House 39’s studio, one, two and three bedroom residences feature luxurious interiors including floor-to-ceiling windows exposing outrageous views of Manhattan, chef-style kitchens, modern bathrooms, washer/dryer and a list of amenities that is sure to please everyone.

Interested in more information on House 39? you can visit their website at or give them a call at (212) 661-3900.


Apartments For Rent Near Columbus Circle Nominated for Award

And the accolades just keep on coming….

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Bjarke Ingels Group and The Durst Organization have been named one of four finalists in the housing category of ULI New York’s 2017 Awards for Excellence in Development for their creation of Via 57 West. The program is designed to honor those real estate development projects that lead the way in creating sustainable thriving communities and responsible use of land.

The winner will be announced at the 2nd Annual award ceremony on April 3, 2017 at Gotham Hall in New York City. The other 3 finalists in the housing category include nArchitects and Monadnock Development for Carmel Place, Alexander Gorlin Architects and Breaking Ground HDFC for Breaking Ground/Boston Road Permanent Supportive Housing, & Dunn Development Corp., L+M Development Partners, Inc., IMPACCT Brooklyn, FXFOWLE Architects, Curtis+Ginsberg Architects, Architecture in Formation, Rader+Crews Landscape Architecture for Navy Green in Brooklyn.

ULI New York spent “Five Minutes With” Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner and Head of Business Development at Bjarke Ingels Group. In the interview Mr. Bergmann talks about architecture, design, Via 57 West and answers questions like who had the most influence on his career, what is his NON-BIG favorite building in NYC, and what makes him proudest of being a ULI NY awards finalist.

The Durst Organization and BIG put a lot of work into Via 57 West to create an affordable, eco-friendly, luxury residential high-rise in Midtown Manhattan. The 709 apartments for rent near Columbus Circle were designed to minimize the impact the building has on the environment with the installation of an air purifying ventilation system, an on-site water filtration system, the use of energy star appliances, and solar EcoVeil Window shades.

To learn more about Via 57 West, please visit their website at


Apartments With Balcony BBQ in Manhattan: 4 Ways to Organize a Party

 Apartments With Balcony BBQ in Manhattan

So, you are one of the lucky ones.  You just signed a new lease for one of those luxury apartments with balcony BBQ in Manhattan. Getting ready to move in just after the holidays?  Once you get settled, then you can start making plans for a house warming party.

Your party should reflect how you feel about your new home.  Let’s look at some things you can do to get your party organized with the least amount of stress.

Set a date

Obviously, this would be the first step to your party planning.  When you consider the date, make sure you are giving yourself enough time to get the rest of your planning finished.  It is recommended to schedule your party at least 3 weeks in advance.

Making the guest list

When you make the guest list, you should keep in mind that only 70-80 percent of your invited guests will show up. The number of people you invite, will be directly proportionate to the amount of space you have for the party.

Decide on a menu

Since you want to show off the balcony with BBQ, try to keep the menu simple.  Hamburgers, hot dogs (for the kids), potato salad or macaroni salad.  If you want a larger cut of meat, you might pre-cook it the night before, then throw it on the grill to give it that smokey barbecue flavor.

Sending out the invitations

This should be relatively easy.  If you want to make sure all of your guests get an invitation you can send them out using your computer.  Using invitation sites like or, you can create an invitation on the computer and email it to your guest list.  These sites also let you keep track of RSVP’s.  You could even use facebook to create your event, and invite all of your local facebook friends.

Now, with all of the planning done, you can sit back, relax and wait for the weather to clear up.  Oh, wait…

Before you fire up that bbq grill on your balcony, make sure you are in compliance with your buildings rules.  If you need to, you can probably reserve bbq station on your rooftop terrace





Winter Wedding Ceremonies in NYC

Winter Weddings on the Rise!

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Winter weddings are growing in popularity, and December is now the #3 wedding month for brides, behind May and June — and with good reason. Having a winter wedding, from ceremony to reception, is guaranteed to make an impression in the memories of all your guests, simply because it’s different from all of the spring and summer weddings they typically attend. Although, June weddings are a dream, it’s the busiest month for weddings, so the chance that all of your top vendor picks will be available on the same date is pretty slim. But since December, January, and February are less popular among brides, they’re your best bet to get who you want and for less! You’ll find that many vendors are willing to cut you a deal during these cold-weather months. Another big reason to love a winter wedding is the idea of an island honeymoon! Justify an escape from the cold, and fly to a warm and sunny island for a sweet honeymoon adventure.

New York City Wedding Venues

Of course, Central Park makes a winter wedding dreamy and romantic but let’s see what else Manhattan has to offer.

New York Vintners located at 21 Warren Street in Tribeca. It’s not what you would generally think of as a wedding venue facility, but if you’re a wine lover, New York Vintners even offer wine pairing at your reception.

Located at the Chelsea Arts Tower at 545 West 25th Street, is the architecturally acclaimed building in the heart of Manhattan, The Glasshouses. The Glasshouses boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide spectacular views of the Hudson River, Downtown and Midtown Manhattan. The balconies offer the perfect place to view the magnificent sunset and evening city views. The clean white canvas look of The Glasshouses allows for all different décor and themes to fit right in, making it truly a unique winter wedding occasion.

620 Loft & Gardens at 620 Fifth Avenue may be a great fit for your winter wedding. On the roof of the British Empire Building, seven floors above the Rockefeller Center and looking out on St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue and Radio City Music Hall in an oasis of lush greens to celebrate your nuptials. In the winter, you’ll be able to see the ice skaters at Rockefeller Center’s beloved ice rink, as well as, the famous Christmas tree.

Central Park practically oozes romance. And tucked away in an area off East 74th Street is the Loeb Boathouse, a dining destination along The Lake that’s one of the park’s most sought-after places to get married. Weddings are held in the Lake Room, whose French doors and windows fill the space with natural light during the day and provide a means of seeing the watercolor sky at dusk. When the weather is nice, the fun spills out to the deck that overlooks the water. From there, guests can watch you and your partner be whisked away on a Venetian gondola, to savor your first moments as newlyweds.

Newlyweds Luxury NYC Apartments

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After the wedding cake and honeymoon, the newlyweds finally come home. Maybe, it’s time to start thinking about your family as you settle into married life. The Silver Towers at 620 West 42nd Street would be ideal with their two bedroom luxury apartments in New York City.  

The Silver Towers are twin residential buildings in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. The 60-story buildings stand on the west side of Eleventh Avenue between 41st Street and 42nd Street near the Hudson River, and contain 1,359 luxury units. Top notch service, health club, 75 foot long swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, doorman service, concierge service, on-site indoor parking, Spot Canine Club, Rooftop & Club 7 Lounge, and shuttle buses. Oh, and we almost forgot to mention the public park with a children’s area on the west side of the towers.

One bedroom apartments at Manhattan’s Silver Towers will rent for $4,200 to $6,000 per month depending on the location of the unit. Two bedrooms range from $5,500 to $7,300 and well worth the price for the outstanding location and all the amenities.






Whats New in Affordable Apartments for Rent in Midtown NY in 2017

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When you get into a conversation with your friends about the places they have lived, and the trending lifestyles, has anyone ever said they wished housing was more affordable?  What exactly is affordable?

It’s a great question and the answer is different for each and every one of us.  Housing is considered affordable when a household spends no more than 30% of its income on rent.

What is the New York City Affordable Housing Plan?

Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan will create 200,000 units of affordable housing through both preserving 120,000 existing affordable housing units and building 80,000 additional units in the next 10 years. 

Is there a difference between affordable housing and low-income housing?

Yes, there’s a difference between affordable housing and the New York City Housing Authority aka NYCHA housing. The latter oversees public housing projects that are reserved for low-income families. NYCHA developments are built with federal, state, or city funds and are exempt from certain local laws. The national Section 8 program, which allows tenants to put 30 percent of their income towards rent in privately-owned buildings with the federal program subsidizing the difference falls under NYCHA as well.

Do I qualify and how do I apply for an apartment?

There’s no one formula to find out if you qualify for affordable housing. Qualifications for obtaining affordable housing is based on household income falling between a particular development’s upper and lower limits; household members meeting guidelines, a history of good credit—and obviously, no legal, criminal or housing issues. New York City Housing Preservation and Development aka HPD has a centralized portal called NYC Housing Connect, which allows users to create a profile, search housing lotteries that are currently accepting applications, and, in some cases, apply to buildings right online (others still require a snail mail application request). According to the portal, “After the deadline, applications are selected for review through a lottery process. If your application is selected and you appear to qualify, you will be invited to attend an interview to continue the process of determining your eligibility. Interviews are usually scheduled from 2 to 10 months after the application deadline. You will be asked to bring documents that verify your household size, identity of members of your household, and your household income.

What Affordable Housing apartments for rent in Midtown New York are available in 2017?

There are four new residential apartment buildings for 2017 – American Copper Buildings, 555Ten, 507 West 28th Street and 225 East 39th Street Apartments aka House 39.

American Copper Buildings are two “dancing” copper-faced towers, connected 300 feet up by a giant, three-story skybridge in the Kips Bay neighborhood of New York City. Soaring 48 stories high these jaunty towers will be the future home of 761 families of which 160 apartment units have been set aside for Affordable Housing.

555Ten is a 53 story, 610-foot-tall glass encased tower quietly rising at 555 Tenth Avenue and 41st Street. Of its 600 units, 120 of the apartments for rent in Midtown New York will be for Affordable Housing offering a rooftop swimming pool, fitness floor, and 24-hour concierge plus on-site pet care. 555Ten is scheduled to open September 2016.

507 West 28th Street has been officially christened the Maestro Chelsea West with a 35-story, 220-unit tower at 323 Tenth Avenue, and two adjoining 13-story buildings at 507 West 28th Street that provide an additional 155 rentals. It will offer 75 affordable housing units with initial costs ranging from $596/month for a studio to $979/month for a two-bedroom.  Amenities for the rentals include a recreation room, a roof deck, and a gym. 

Cool, blue and curvy, the 225 East 39th Street Apartments also known as House 39 is located in Murray Hill and scheduled to open early 2017. House 39 is 36 stories high, contains 373 apartment rentals including 75 apartments for Affordable Housing. 225 East 39th Street offers an impressive pack of amenities, including a fitness center, swimming pool, children’s playroom, hot tub and sauna, yoga studio, lounges, a café, a library, game room, outdoor terrace, courtyard garden, 35th floor roof deck with cabanas and barbecue stations, bike storage and on-site parking.

A New York minute walk to Grand Central Station and the 33 Street Subway Station, House 39’s location is ideal a deal not to pass up.