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Best New Constructions in NYC for 2020-2021

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Many people dream of living in NYC. For some, it becomes a reality. Every year, there’s no shortage of supply. Despite the Covid-19 crisis, modern new constructions keep popping up on New York’s skyline. Therefore, the NestApple team has gathered a list of our favorite new developments. We call it the Best New Constructions in NYC. Nevertheless, you can view if you like any of their listings if you’re thinking of moving to the big apple or buying an investment property.
So many people out there dream about moving to New York City and having a dream view over the city. Indeed, they want to live in a sky-high apartment with perfect views of what the city has to offer. For some, that sounds like a far-off dream, but for many, it sometimes becomes a reality.When it comes to fancy apartments across the five boroughs, there are thoughts of units available and dozens of new construction development. For instance, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, developers keep building taller residential towers with all amenities to please the increasing need from demanding buyers. Therefore, there are projects for every taste and something for most budgets from 1 million dollars to no limit. In conclusion, if you’re thinking of moving to NYC, here are our best new constructions currently in the works in New York.

Beckford House @ 301 East 81st StreetBeckford House @ 301 East 81st Street

Icon Realty Management developed Beckford House and completed the project in 2020. Studio Sofield designed 32 luxurious units over 19 floors as well as the shops and offices of Tom Ford and Gucci. Units’ prices range from $2 to $20 million.

Beckford Tower @ 301 East 80th Street

Icon Realty Management also developed this 30-story Beckford Tower. It is part of the same residential project as Beckford House (301 East 81st Beckford Tower @ 301 East 80th StreetStreet), just located right next door. Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects designed Beckford Tower. This project features 72 units (from one- to six-bedroom), as well as three full-floor penthouses with outdoor. 

11 Hoyt Street11 Hoyt Street

Tishman Speyer and Studio Gang developed this 51-story Downtown Brooklyn tower at 11 Hoyt Street. Therefore, Michaelis Boyd Associates designed the 481 luxury condo. This building is a redevelopment of the former Macy’s Brooklyn branch. It offers no less than 481 luxury condos.

Madison House @ 15 East 30th StreetMadison House @ 15 East 30th Street

This Murray Hill is scheduled for completion in 2020, featuring 199 apartments across 62 stories. J.D. Carlisle designed this Midtown Manhattan tower. Handel created the architecture and building design.

Best New Constructions in NYC’s Chelsea: Lantern House @ 515 West 18th Streetlantern-house-515 west 18th street

Related developed the 21-story Lantern House at 515 West 18th Street in West Chelsea. The award-winning team at Heatherwick Studio designed the project. The building features 181 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units.

130 William Street130 William Street

Lightstone is completing this 66-story new construction at 130 William Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. This project offers 242 residences as well as 22,000 sq ft of amenities. Acclaimed British architect Sir David Adjaye-designed building.

Best New Constructions in NYC’s best view of the park: Central Park Tower @ 217 West 57th StreetCentral Park Tower @ 217 West 57th Street

Extell Development developed this impressive 131-floor skyscraper located at 217 West 57th Street in Central Park South. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture designed this project. The building includes only 179 apartments of extreme luxury. The building provides a lot of amenities, including a swimming pool and rooftop.

Best New Constructions in NYC’s Nomad: Rose Hill @ 30 East 29th StreetRose Hill @ 30 East 29th Street

Rockefeller Group developed this 46-story, Art Deco-inspired project in the heart of the bustling Flatiron District of Midtown South. This area, also called Nomad, is on the rise. Move-in date is this summer 2020, but the Covid-19 is slowing things down. Rose Hill incorporates 123 luxury apartments designed by Cetra Ruddy.

Best New Constructions in NYC’s UWS: Dahlia @ 212 West 95th StreetDahlia @ 212 West 95th Street - Best New Constructions in NYC

Located on the UWS of Manhattan, United Management and Certes Partners developed this 20-story new construction as scheduled for completion in 2020. Award-winning architects at Cetra Ruddand designed the tower, which offers 38 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, including penthouses. Amenities include high-end amenities for residents such as a 5,100-square-foot elevated deck, yoga, and studios & pet spa.

Best New Constructions in NYC –  Brooklyn: Brooklyn Point @ 138 Willoughby Streetbrooklyn point 138 willoughby - Best New Constructions in NYC

Extell Development also developed this 68-story Brooklyn Point tower, scheduled for completion in 2020. Kohn Pedersen Fox designed the Downtown Brooklyn tower. Therefore, this project is included in the final phase of the City Point complex. The tower consists of no less than 458 studio- to three-bedroom units. Also, Katharine Newman decorated the apartment interiors.

368 Third Avenue368 Third Avenue - Best New Constructions in NYC

Minrav Development developed the 35-story Murray Hill new construction, and SLCE Architects designed it. The tower includes 100 residences, as well as a ton of amenities and roughly 3,000 square feet of luxury retail space.

Best New Constructions in NYC – Hudson Yard Chapter – 552 West 38th Street552 west 38th street - Best New Constructions in NYC

BlackHouse developed the 46-story condominium tower at 552 West 38th Street in Manhattan’s bustling Hudson Yards neighborhood. Therefore, the high-rise project incorporates hotel rooms and 15 luxury full-floor condos. Ironically, this took off on the site of the former Rosewood Theater gentlemen’s club.

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Related developed a 22-story residential tower at 555 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. Award winner architect Robert A.M. Stern designed the project, which offers 39 large units averaging 2,245 square feet each. Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, a business center, a game center for kids, and event rooms. 
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Written By: Georges Benoliel

Georges has been working in Wall Street for the last 16 years trading derivatives with hedge funds. He has been an active real estate investor for over a decade. Georges graduated from HEC Business School in Paris and holds a master in Finance from ESADE Barcelona.

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