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Roof deck etiquette: Dos and don’ts for hanging out on your apartment building's roof

Roof deck etiquette: Dos and don’ts for hanging out on your apartment building's roof

At some buildings, the roof deck is a beautiful, meticulously managed space with a long list of rules and expectations. In others, it’s the type of place you sneak into, or that your landlord lets you use with a wink and a nudge (despite a provision in your lease that says it’s off limits). In either case, listen to grandma and don’t do anything stupid. You don’t want to make an enemy of building management and lose access to the roof, or accidentally trigger your building’s alarm and annoy your neighbors. (Sure, the alarm could be a ruse designed to ward off unruly tenants, but it’s better to ask your fellow residents or landlord first rather than risk a mistake.) And you absolutely don’t want to hurt yourself or anyone else by being careless on top of a tall building.Do: Be considerate of shared spaceBuildings occasionally have rules about wearing proper attire in public spaces, although Miroslav Salon, resident manager at 20 River Terrace (also known as The Solaire) said he’s never had to enforce them. It's probably best that you don’t become the resident responsible for a building-wide dress code.Don’t: Avoid things that could break or fly awayWhen you plan an al fresco meal, serve it on something other than ceramic plates and glass cups. The Manhattan co-op building at The Solaire requires that residents bring shatter-proof plates and cups if they want to cook out, said Salon, the property’s resident manager.And make sure you don’t bring any furniture—like umbrellas for example—that could easily fly away with a heavy gust of wind. Salon said all the furniture at The Solaire’s 19th floor terrace is permanently secured, or weighted down.
What Ever Happened to the Three-Bedroom?

What Ever Happened to the Three-Bedroom?

In New York City, true threes are rare and coveted. They’ve always been elusive, but never have the pickings been so slim — or expensive — brokers say. Most of what’s out there seems to be a one- or two-bedroom chopped up to accommodate a third (the new kitchen unit awkwardly tacked onto the wall of an already small living room is a dead giveaway) or luxury new builds that are priced for Goldman executives. Anyone with a halfway decent three-bed — that is, an apartment that is actually, properly large, not just excessively partitioned — isn’t giving it up.The odds are better in new development, where 20 percent of new development units in Manhattan are three-bedrooms (and 19 percent in Brooklyn), says Stephen Kliegerman, president of development marketing at Brown Harris Stevens. Although, they’re more expensive and often involve compromising on neighborhood. Kelly Scher, a Corcoran broker who bought a $2.6 million three-bedroom at the Solaire, in Battery Park City, loves her apartment (it has three bathrooms and a big foyer) but admitted she hadn’t exactly sought out the neighborhood, though it’s grown on her. Once she and her husband decided they wanted a three-bed under 14th Street, on the West Side, for under $3 million, it was the obvious choice. (It was pretty much that or the Financial District.) “I didn’t have to do too much looking around because there wasn’t too much to look at,” she says.

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Kiddie Fun Spaces in NYC’s Luxury Apartment Buildings

Kiddie Fun Spaces in NYC’s Luxury Apartment Buildings

Developers say that fanciful play spaces have become a must-have for families.“Children’s amenities are among the most requested throughout our portfolio,” said Lydia Rapillo, the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Albanese Organization, the developer of several Battery Park City buildings. When one of the company’s properties, The Solaire, recently converted from rentals to owner-occupied residences, upgrading and expanding the playroom was key.The Solaire in Battery Park City recently underwent a renovation, with the help of the design team from COOKFOX, that included expanding the playroom to alleviate congestion. Building residents love the new space.

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Exploring Downtown Art: The Solaire's Proximity to Top Galleries

Exploring Downtown Art: The Solaire's Proximity to Top Galleries

To live in New York City is to revel in the embrace of art and culture. Here, the artistic landscape is a living, evolving entity, reflecting a myriad of cultures, ideas, and innovations.In Downtown Manhattan's North Battery Park City, The Solaire, a LEED Platinum certified residence celebrated for providing a luxurious yet environmentally sustainable lifestyle, embodies this vibrant cultural immersion. Inhabitants are not merely observers but active participants in the rich, artistic experience that defines New York City living.In proximity to The Solaire, Manhattan's top galleries are within easy reach, showcasing a wide range of artistic styles and perspectives. Here are three galleries that offer a unique glimpse into the creativity that makes this area a destination for art enthusiasts and collectors alike — each standing out for its distinctive contribution to the dynamic art scene.Hal Bromm Gallery | 90 West BroadwaySince opening in 1976 in Tribeca, the Hal Bromm Gallery has been a pivotal part of New York City's art scene, championing avant-garde and contemporary artists and guiding them toward international recognition. The gallery’s diverse exhibitions across various mediums and styles have solidified its reputation as a space for groundbreaking art. Continually attracting art enthusiasts and collectors, the gallery stands as a beacon for those eager to explore the forefront of artistic creation.On display through March 29, 2024, "Vincent Pomilio: New Works'' encapsulates the artist's continued evolution in abstract art. Known for his bold exploration of color, form, and texture, Pomilio's exhibition offers a deep dive into the interplay of chaos and order, organic shapes, and geometric precision. This collection reflects his unique approach to abstraction, where each piece narrates a journey of emotional and intellectual discovery and highlights Pomilio's significant contributions to contemporary art.Anita Rogers Gallery | 494 Greenwich StreetAnita Rogers Gallery is a renowned contemporary art space celebrated for its commitment to showcasing innovative and thought-provoking works of art. The gallery provides a platform for emerging and established artists across various mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. With a focus on fostering artistic dialogue and exploration, the gallery curates exhibitions that engage audiences and reflect the diverse perspectives of today's art world.The current exhibition, "Transitions," features compelling paintings and works on paper by British artist Tomas Watson. Spanning from 2017 to the present, Watson's art reflects a period of profound personal and artistic evolution. Through his figurative approach, Watson delves into universal themes, infusing age-old mastery with a contemporary sensibility. His exploration of form, light, and shadow creates dynamic compositions that resonate with depth and complexity. The exhibition will be on display through April 13, 2024.Charles Moffett | 431 Washington StreetEstablished in 2018, Charles Moffett has carved out a distinctive niche within the contemporary art scene, dedicating itself to the cultivation of relationships with new generation and established artists. The gallery is known for its collaborative ethos, and this commitment to partnership and creativity shines through in its active participation in art fairs, highlighting the gallery's dynamic approach.Gracing the walls through April 20, Gianna Dispenza's new exhibition, "Round Table," marks a significant evolution in her artistic journey. These new pieces represent a departure from previous work; Dispenza embarks on an invigorated exploration of the medium of painting, embracing its vast potentialities. Through a freer, more painterly approach, she unlocks the emotional potency of color and the narrative potential of form, inviting viewers into a world where painted shapes transcend their boundaries to evoke profound stories and meanings.Discover the art of living at The Solaire, where every day is an opportunity to engage with the extraordinary. Schedule your tour today, and step into a world where art and life converge in the most inspiring ways.

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The Hot New Luxury Good for the Rich: Air

The Hot New Luxury Good for the Rich: Air

At the Solaire, a high-rise with 279 residences that overlooks the Hudson River, Miroslav Salon brought me up to the roof to see where the air pulled out from the bathrooms and kitchens was being exhausted. As with the other buildings I toured, fresh air is pumped into the apartments 24 hours a day. The outside air is cooled or heated, and moisture added or removed depending on the season. Here, too, the air inside is much better than out. “There’s no need for the windows,” said Salon, the resident manager. “But I found from experience that it’s more psychological.”Laurence, a woman who owns an apartment at the Solaire and works in interior design, said that her profession makes her very aware of the health implications of indoor air quality. During the wildfires, Laurence said, she was grateful to be unaffected. All of her homes have had high-quality filtration systems. “I can tell the difference when visiting homes with lower levels of air filtration,” she said. “There is often a smell or an unpleasant odor in the space. It doesn’t feel comfortable or safe visiting or living in those types of interiors.”As I left the Solaire, I looked out onto the Hudson River. There’s been talk of building some form of seawall here to protect against flooding from the Hudson River during storm surges and rising water levels. Looking back up at the building, I imagined it surrounded by walls, windows sealed shut from the outside world. The life that these kinds of buildings offer is like one from a science-fiction novel, epidemiologist Casey said. “This is going to be the future: You’re under a glass dome.”

The New Republic

Home Design with the Dog in Mind Featuring The Solaire

Home Design with the Dog in Mind Featuring The Solaire

“Whenever we design a home with beautiful treetop views, we like to take pets into consideration. They always enjoy watching the outdoors and streetscape. For this gracious three-bedroom corner residence at the Solaire in Battery Park City [in Manhattan], we installed a feature lounge chair next to the floor-to-ceiling windows to make an ideal place for an owner and their pet to take in the scenery and waterfront views. In this building, it’s perfect for sunsets as well." —Rebecca Robertson, the founder of the New York-based design firm RR Interiors

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Bite by Bite: A Gourmet Journey Through North Battery Park City's Brunch Scene

Bite by Bite: A Gourmet Journey Through North Battery Park City's Brunch Scene

For residents of The Solaire, one of Manhattan's hottest new developments, a world of haute cuisine is just around the corner. But why delay the indulgence for a dinner outing when you can savor some of the city's most iconic brunches today? Here are three of the finest, ideally accompanied by a mimosa, strong coffee, and a leisurely post-meal stroll along the river.Locanda Verde|377 Greenwich StTucked into the storied Greenwich Hotel, Locanda Verde radiates with the charisma of chef Andrew Carmellini. This Italian gem in Tribeca has carved its niche not just as a neighborhood staple but as a brunch destination par excellence, welcoming both locals and hotel guests alike.At brunch, Carmellini's menu is a celebration of his American upbringing and Italian roots, offering dishes that are both comforting and refined. The menu features standout items like the Sheep's Milk Ricotta with truffle honey and burnt orange toast, a dish that perfectly encapsulates the chef's knack for blending rustic Italian flavors with a touch of American innovation. For pasta lovers, the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes offer a sweet twist, showcasing Carmellini's ability to transform traditional ingredients into modern classics.But it's not just the food that draws people in; it's the experience. The Uova Modenese, with cotechino hash, spinach, and tomato hollandaise, is a hearty nod to Italian tradition, while the Buttermilk Pancakes, served with fresh berries and lemon curd, add a light, refreshing option to the mix. Each dish on the brunch menu reflects Carmellini's journey through the culinary world, from his early days at legendary eateries like Le Cirque and Café Boulud to his current status as a celebrated chef.The Odeon|145 W BroadwayBeneath the ruby glow of The Odeon’s vintage neon sleeps the nostalgic spirit of old New York. Back when Keith McNally transformed a 1930s cafeteria into his new bistro, Tribeca was an artist’s paradise more akin to today’s Bushwick. He served up French fare and sparkling ambiance, drawing creative icons by the dozen to carouse within its intimate wooden walls.Warhol, Basquiat, De Niro, Hoffmann and Jay McInerney canonized The Odeon; Belushi and companions fueled occasionally raucous late nights. Decades passed, but hearty classics endured: steak frites sizzling on cast iron, bowls of mussels swimming in broth, crisp salads lyonnaise crowned with runny egg. Neighbors trickled into the morning bakery, lovers linked hands over beet sandwiches at dusk. Lynn Wagenknecht still stands guard, her son now manning the post alongside children of yore. More than a celebrity haunt resting on fabled laurels, The Odeon remains, after forty years, a New York institution.Liberty Bistro|225 Liberty StLiberty Bistro, nestled within the vibrant Brookfield Place and part of the European-inspired Le District, offers a brunch menu that is as breathtaking as its views of the Hudson, Lady Liberty, and Ellis Island. The bistro's ambiance, reminiscent of a chic Parisian brasserie or a sun-drenched Côte d'Azur café, is perfectly complemented by a brunch selection that merges European elegance with New York flair.As finance professionals and locals mingle at Liberty's marble-topped bar, savoring seasonal spritzes or indulging in the French Toast with mixed berries and mascarpone, Liberty Bistro captures the essence of a leisurely brunch in the city. It's a place where the hustle of New York meets the leisure of European dining, all within the sophisticated setting of Battery Park City, offering a world-class dining experience…no passport required.

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The Solaire 2023: Spotlight on Achievements

The Solaire 2023: Spotlight on Achievements

North Battery Park City is an oasis of Hudson River breezes and lush green spaces, so it’s no surprise that this singularly desirable location can proudly call itself home to one of the hottest-selling buildings in New York: The Solaire. The first LEED Platinum high-rise residence in the U.S., The Solaire offers a uniquely green approach to refined Lower Manhattan living, with interiors reimagined by COOKFOX Architects.Upon launching sales, The Solaire was met with immediate success, and was a top selling new development in 2022 and again in 2023. The project's inspiring combination of natural views, environmental consciousness, and effortless access to North Battery Park City’s cultural and culinary offerings is truly an attention grabber amidst a crowded market. As we move into 2024, sales continue to be incredibly strong and the building has officially surpassed 60% sold.While the air around the North Battery Park City neighborhood is some of the freshest in New York — with the Hudson River bordering it to the west and additional riverfront exposure to the north, and being surrounded by the unfurling greenery of Rockefeller and Teardrop Park — the residents of The Solaire can breathe even easier due to the ultrafiltered air required for the achievement of the LEED Platinum certification. The Solaire is now targeting WELL Building certification further enhancing the commitment to sustainability and healthy living.The neighborhood isn’t just about parks and rivers, dazzling as they are. Residents are only moments away from Tribeca and the rest of Lower Manhattan, with a bevy of trendy restaurants and bars. But those who come to The Solaire do so because they want the best of both worlds: atmospheric views and an ambience that lends itself to tranquil relaxation, as well as access to all Lower Manhattan has to offer.We believe the unprecedented interest that The Solaire has enjoyed since launch will continue unabated. And if sales in 2024 approach those of the previous year, soon there will barely be any opportunities left for those who want to call North Battery Park City and The Solaire home.

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Neighborhood Highlight: Brookfield Place

Neighborhood Highlight: Brookfield Place

Overlooking the Hudson River in North Battery Park City sits The Solaire, an elegant LEED-certified full-service residential building neighboring one of New York City's premier shopping, dining, and lifestyle complexes, Brookfield Place. Living at The Solaire integrates residents into one of Manhattan's most celebrated Downtown destinations.The focal point of Brookfield Place is the spectacular 10-story glass-vaulted Winter Garden atrium, home to year-round shopping, dining, and cultural events. Panoramic views showcase Lower Manhattan and the Hudson River. Visitors can also discover over 60 shops spanning luxury designers like Adam Lippes (whose sole physical retail outlet resides within Brookfield Place) to contemporary brands such as Madewell, Theory, Zegna, Bottega Veneta, and more.In the dining realm, Brookfield Place is a gastronomic wonderland. Brooklyn-based Black Seed Bagels serves up Montreal-style bagels, which have a slightly sweet, dense interior compared to traditional New York bagels. But the oven doesn't stop after the morning rush; fresh batches continue coming out all day long, ready to be loaded up with fixings like salmon schmear, chive cream cheese, and housemade bacon jam. Over at Le District, a European-style marketplace, the French fare spans three bustling restaurant spaces. Take a seat on the Liberty Bistro terrace, where you can enjoy a glass of Bordeaux and savor the delicious steak frites while immersing yourself in the vibrant ambiance.Brookfield Place happy hours mean cocktails with waterfront views at Tartinery or classic drinks alongside freshly shucked oysters and seafood towers at P.J. Clarke’s iconic bar.Brookfield Place consistently radiates cultural richness with its diverse calendar of vibrant events. The Winter Garden atrium hosted the captivating Luminaries exhibit, running from November 24, 2023, to January 6, 2024. This exhibit featured a breathtaking display of colorful lanterns curated by the LAB at Rockwell Group, creating an enchanting ambiance. Following this, the Winter Garden Gallery now features "Threads of Belonging: The Migrant Experience in Material Expression" by Anila Quayyum Agha, scheduled from January 17, 2024, to May 13, 2024. This exhibition uniquely showcases the migrant experience through various artistic expressions. Moreover, throughout the year, the Brews at Brookfield Place event invites visitors to indulge in a selection of New York City's finest craft beers under the iconic palm trees of the Winter Garden.For residents at The Solaire, a complex of culture and cuisine resides just next door at the one-of-a-kind Brookfield Place.

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New Year's in Luxury Residential Developments That Take It Up a Notch

New Year's in Luxury Residential Developments That Take It Up a Notch

The SolaireOverlooking the Hudson River waterfront in Battery Park City, The Solaire, the first LEED Gold high-rise development in the United States, features fully equipped roof terrace that provides an al-fresco dining experience with front-row seats to the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty.The resident’s lounge, reimagined by COOKFOX Architects, is the perfect spot to raise a toast and celebrate the start of 2024 in style.

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Fitness Bliss: Unveiling Top Workout Classes Near The Solaire

Fitness Bliss: Unveiling Top Workout Classes Near The Solaire

Although The Solaire boasts its own impressive in-house fitness center, sometimes we all need that extra spark of motivation that only a boutique fitness class can provide. As the holiday glow fades into January, venture out into Tribeca to discover studios like SoulCycle (which offers exclusive discounts to residents of The Solaire), Barry's, and Rumble, whose high-octane classes are all primed to jolt you out of any fitness funk.SoulCycle Tribeca | 103 Warren StSoulCycle Tribeca is rolling out the red carpet exclusively for Solaire residents—inviting them to join their famously spirited spinning classes at a discounted rate of $16 per session. Conveniently located just across West Street, this sleek studio offers a uniquely uplifting take on group fitness. SoulCycle trademarked classes fuse sweat-dripping cardio with strength training for a full-mind, full-body burn in just 45 minutes.SoulCycle’s charismatic coaches lead riders through choreographed climbs, sprints and weight sequences specially curated to showcase themes from beloved music icons. The offer for Solaire residents includes access to any class on SoulCycle's packed Tribeca schedule, whether it's an old-school throwback ride or a battle of pop divas. Simply create your rider profile on SoulCycle.com, then call to book your bike up to a week in advance.Barry’s Tribeca | 1 York StWhen it comes to intense, high-energy workouts, Barry's Tribeca leads the pack. This acclaimed studio is renowned for its adrenaline-pumping 50/50 circuit training program, blending treadmill running with strength training for maximum fat burn. As soon as you enter Barry's signature "Red Room," you'll see why celebrities like the Beckhams and Adriana Lima flock here. The space pulsates with the energy of a nightclub as a squad of inspiring instructors guide clients through interval sprints and heavy weight lifting.Barry's one-hour classes alternate muscle groups daily to ensure your body gets the balanced training it needs while still allowing adequate recovery time. Whether you're looking for abs, arms, glutes or a total body blast, Barry's promises the original HIIT workout to take your fitness to fierce new levels. The community vibe also sets this popular Tribeca haven apart; regulars praise the camaraderie and motivation that pushes them to sprint ever faster and lift heavier.Tracy Anderson Tribeca | 271 Church St In the heart of Tribeca, the Tracy Anderson studio spans 4,000 sq ft, offering the complete Tracy Anderson Method. It includes muscular structure and dance cardio classes for all levels, Custom Programs, Private Training, and Tracy's innovations like the Iso-Kinetic Band System. In 2006, after welcoming her second child, Gwyneth Paltrow faced challenges in shedding extra weight. During the filming of the first Iron Man movie, she turned to Tracy Anderson and witnessed extraordinary results, losing 11 inches in the initial 10 days. This transformative experience forged a partnership between Gwyneth and Tracy, driven by the shared belief that every woman should have access to Tracy’s method. The Tracy Anderson Method, evolving over two decades, remains committed to breaking fitness plateaus with the introduction of thousands of new routines for clients.So if those mid-winter blues strike, The Solaire has you covered with prime access to some of the neighborhood’s hottest and hardest-hitting studios—ready to reinvigorate your fitness regimen.

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Amenity Highlight: Indoor Amenities at The Solaire

Amenity Highlight: Indoor Amenities at The Solaire

As the proverbial mercury dips, residents of The Solaire find themselves in a world of luxury and warmth. Offering a sophisticated array of indoor amenities, The Solaire ensures that the colder months are as enjoyable as any balmy summer day.In The Solaire’s residents’ lounge, sophistication and nature converge with warm biophilic design bringing natural elements indoors for a healthier environment. Each window alcove is lined with a banquette, creating private nooks that offer awe-inspiring views of Teardrop Park, establishing a harmonious connection between the tranquil outdoor landscape and the elegant interior. Inside the lounge, residents can enjoy a stunning communal dining table and luxurious catering kitchen, a living room-style seating area with bookcases and large flat screen, and even a full-size premium billiards table.The light-filled fitness center at The Solaire elevates any exercise experience. Equipped with the latest in cardio and strength training equipment, it stands ready for residents to keep up with their fitness regimen, whatever the season. The adjoining Training Studio, perfect for yoga training sessions, offers a private space for more personal fitness routines. It's a place thoughtfully designed for residents to continue their wellness journey even if they only have 20-minutes to step-away from their busy lives.Imagination reigns supreme in The Solaire’s interactive playroom for children. The vibrant play space offers a landscape of adventure, with slides and climbable spaces that invite exploration. At the arts and crafts stations, young creatives find their canvas, where colors and shapes transform into expressions of artistry.The Solaire's dedication to an elevated living experience extends to its state-of-the-art media room. Here, residents can immerse themselves in cinematic adventures or engage in interactive gaming sessions, making every winter evening an occasion. This space, with multiplayer consoles, can be a social epicenter for communal movie nights, as well as a private retreat for the latest binge-worthy Netflix series.From the fitness center's sophisticated design to the residents' lounge's inviting charm, these spaces provide abundant options for staying active and connected, or to find points of refuge. The seamless integration of services like the 24-hour concierge and live-in resident manager ensures that every aspect of city living is catered to with care and style.The Solaire is a place where the cold months are transformed into a season of celebration. The array of indoor offerings cements The Solaire as a preferred destination for those seeking the best in urban living.Get in touch with the sales team to schedule a private tour today and delve into the diverse offerings at The Solaire, meticulously designed to enhance the lives of residents, spanning beyond the colder months to embrace every season of the year.

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Residence Highlight: 3-Bedrooms at The Solaire

Residence Highlight: 3-Bedrooms at The Solaire

If you are looking for a spacious, comfortable, and convenient home in one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York City, look no further than the three-bedroom residences at The Solaire. These homes offer a rare combination of luxury, practicality, and waterfront views of the Hudson River, making them ideal for those who want to enjoy the best in New York living.The three-bedroom units at The Solaire are especially well designed to maximize space and layouts, while emphasizing both style and quality. Floor plans seamlessly integrate convenience and remarkable adaptability, enabling effortless furnishing and customization to align with your preferences, all while minimizing any unnecessary space.The three-bedroom residences span from 1,300 to over 1,600 square feet with expansive windows that flood the interiors with natural light and provide breathtaking vistas of the Hudson River, the North Battery Park City parks, and the Manhattan skyline. Each residence offers generous proportions, boasting abundant closet space and en-suite bathrooms. The primary bedroom suites are further enhanced with ample storage space and glass-enclosed showers.The living and dining areas exude an open and airy ambiance, featuring hardwood floors and high ceilings. The kitchens are thoughtfully designed, equipped with premium appliances and natural stone countertops to enhance functionality and performance.The Solaire presents an array of sophisticated amenities and services designed to elevate your daily living experience. Luxury amenities include a 24-hour concierge, the dedicated attention of a live-in resident manager, access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, and more. The Solaire’s commitment to enhancing your lifestyle extends to features such as a thoughtfully curated children's playroom, a secure bike room, and a convenient laundry facility.Residents of The Solaire can enjoy the advantages of residing in a LEED Platinum certified building, and all of the high-performance efficiencies that come with it. For instance, the environmentally sustainable design includes a stunning rooftop garden—an exquisitely landscaped oasis providing panoramic sunset Hudson River views and a serene ambiance, truly redefining the art of sophisticated urban living.The Solaire is situated within the vibrant North Battery Park City community, renowned for its lush green spaces and captivating waterfront views. Whether seeking a home with room to grow into, or requiring ample space immediately, The Solaire epitomizes a haven of value and practicality within one of the City's most desirable enclaves. Don’t miss this opportunity to own your dream home in Downtown Manhattan, and check out homes that are available today.

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Raising the Bar for Green Living at The Solaire

Raising the Bar for Green Living at The Solaire

Increasingly, we're becoming aware of just how precious our natural environment is, and that awareness is working its way into the creation of high-performance New York City residences. The Solaire — the first LEED-Certified residential high-rise in America — is leading by example. The environment's well-being is considered in every aspect of the building’s construction, and that makes for a healthier, more vibrant place to live.Light and AiryLiving at The Solaire gives you all the advantages of living at an enviable NYC address, with the quality of life you'd usually expect from the countryside. Each residence offers filtered air that's had upwards of 95% of particulates removed. (Air is centrally humidified and dehumidified throughout the seasons, too.) Then, there are the specially designed floor-to-ceiling windows: with Low-E coating, these let in 33% more natural light than ordinary windows — lending a healthier, brighter glow to the residences, and, for that matter, the residents themselves!Responsible MaterialsImpressively, The Solaire is constructed from over 50% recycled materials, solidifying its status as the first multifamily residential LEED Gold Certified building in the United States. Everything is sustainably and locally sourced where possible: the hardwood flooring, cabinetry, and woodwork all come from sustainable forests (and, naturally, look stunning), while other building materials are low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds), avoiding indoor air pollution. The use of sustainable materials was essential in developing these homes, particularly to ensure a healthy environment for residents of all ages to thrive.Positive EnergyEnsuring that energy systems are efficient is good for the environment, and it helps keep monthly costs down, as well. The Solaire enjoys a wealth of savvy embellishments: an efficient four-pipe fan coil system provides residents with year-round heating and cooling. The wastewater reuse system processes 25,000 gallons of water per day for use in water closets and cooling tower makeup. Special photovoltaic panels, made from 100% recycled materials, harness the sun's energy. Added touches, such as daylight dimming and state-of-the-art thermostats, help regulate energy usage further.Green GardensGreen spaces come at a premium in New York City, yet all residents of The Solaire enjoy their own leafy haven. One rooftop space is planted with botanical and organic herb gardens, which are fed by rainwater captured by a 10,000-gallon rainwater retention system. The same system also irrigates the greenery on the 19th-floor amenity terrace, where residents can relax on lounge chairs overlooking the Hudson River. Not only does this mean plants are watered efficiently, but water runoff into the streets below is also minimized. In fact, The Solaire consumes 50% less potable water than an average building of its size. The green roof at The Solaire also absorbs carbon dioxide and works as added thermal insulation for the building.Want to live in America's first green residential high-rise? Speak to the team at The Solaire today.

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Elevate Your Lifestyle: The Perks of Calling The Solaire Home

Elevate Your Lifestyle: The Perks of Calling The Solaire Home

There’s a feeling when you pass through the front doors of The Solaire that comes from something more than the sum of its parts. It’s not just that you are entering a place that combines unprecedented leaps in green living with aesthetic and tactile luxury, but also that this collection of North Battery Park City homes is a community in itself. This is a place where the human touch is everywhere — from the attentive service, to the thoughtful design of the communal amenity spaces, to the innovative programming from our partners at URBN Playground.Thoughtful perks and elegant touches redefine what it means to feel at home in New York City. As a new resident, you will be greeted with a welcome basket from Eataly, which will not only make you feel like you are staying at a grand hotel, but will provide a glimpse into the possibilities of having such a high-quality shopping and dining establishment so close to home. Discover some of the world's finest olive oils, balsamic vinegars as carefully aged as a great wine, and fresh pastas as perfect for a dinner party as they are for a quick weeknight meal. Unpack these hand-picked imported goodies into your pantry and refrigerator in your state-of-the-art kitchen at The Solaire, and the bounty of the best growers and makers of Italy will set a gourmet tone. Take a platter of aged prosciutto and pecorino with a bottle of wine to the Rooftop Garden and you’ll be transported by both the Italian flavors and the breeze off the Hudson River.You’ll also feel the presence of the river at The Solaire’s fitness center, where you can gaze out at the view while getting in your cardio or meditating in the private training studio. In addition to the fitness facilities at The Solaire, residents will also enjoy a partnership with the nearby Soul Cycle on Warren Street, which gives them access to discounted classes, making it even easier to get in on one of the most celebrated workouts in town, with its unique combination of high-intensity interval training and strength training.Throughout the year, URBN Playground hosts a variety of engaging events and programs that bring the community together. From themed gatherings to cultural celebrations, URBN Playground consistently offers a variety of activities that bring neighbors together, creating a sense of connection and shared experiences. Living here means being part of a community where such events are not just occasional perks but an integral part of the lifestyle, fostering a sense of camaraderie and making every day uniquely enjoyable.Elevate your New York City living experience at The Solaire. Explore our exceptional homes for sale and immerse yourself in the unique blend of green living, luxury, and community offered at this unique co-op with condo rules. Contact our team today to discover the thoughtful perks, elegant touches, and vibrant programming that redefine what it means to have a home in the heart of the city.

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Green Living and City Living Meet in These 5 Buildings

Green Living and City Living Meet in These 5 Buildings

After more than a century of dumping toxins into the air and water, humans are finally embracing concepts that sustained the species for tens of thousands of years. It is clear that people and nature must live in harmony. And these five developments showcase just how stunning this type of living can be.The Solaire is in Battery Park City overlooking the Hudson. The design favors natural light. There are also roof terraces, BBQ grills and seating areas for residents to enjoy. This development encourages outdoor living and interconnectivity to nature.

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Corcoran rules over Lower Manhattan

Corcoran rules over Lower Manhattan

The Corcoran Group edged out Douglas Elliman to take the top spot in The Real Deal’s recent citywide brokerage ranking, but the story was different in Lower Manhattan.The firm accounted for 45 percent of all deal volume in the neighborhoods of Manhattan’s southern tip, for a total of more than $755 million — over three times the volume of runner-up Compass, which booked just about $234 million.Corcoran’s chart-topping strength in new-development marketing gave the firm a clear edge in Lower Manhattan, where more than half of its 350 deals were sponsor sales at developments like Albanese Organization’s Solaire in Battery Park City, Extell’s One Manhattan Square in Two Bridges and LCOR’s 25 Broad Street and Lightstone Group’s 130 William Street in the Financial District. As with total volume and deal count, no other brokerage came close.

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New Developments Market “Co-ops with Condo Rules”

New Developments Market “Co-ops with Condo Rules”

Eagle-eyed readers of luxury contract reports and building marketing materials might have noticed a property type that some could be excused for thinking was a typo.This hybrid model is called a “condop,” and it’s been around for decades, but its technicalities could frazzle buyers and agents alike.The term originally described mixed-use properties with retail space operating as a condo and residential units as a co-op. But it has since morphed into a catch-all phrase to describe buildings operating financially as co-ops but with rules more akin to condos.But some buyers with a strong aversion to co-ops may never sit down for the conversation about the building to learn the normal rules don’t apply, Aaron Goed, sales director at The Solaire, said. This could have a larger impact on international and investor buyers, who typically avoid co-ops due to restrictions on renting the property and intense board approvals.Though this hasn’t impacted sales at The Solaire — which Goed said is not a condop, but a co-op with condo rules — which inked the largest number of contracts last year, according to a Marketproof report on new development.Owners at the Battery Park City building can rent out their apartments whenever they want, with no board kickback or flip taxes required.But ultimately, the building’s ownership structure has little bearing on sales or marketing, Goed said. Though The Solaire’s offering plan emphasized its relaxed condo rules, Goed said the majority of buyers come to the building because of its location, look and feel.“Most people that are looking at this building are looking at it because it’s this building,” Goed said. “Ownership structure is not a part of the conversation. It’s not the first thing that they’re thinking about.”

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Albanese Org. launches sales at LEED-certified The Solaire

Albanese Org. launches sales at LEED-certified The Solaire

Manhattan, NY The Solaire, located in Battery Park City, has officially launched sales. Overlooking the Hudson River waterfront with direct access to two parks, The Solaire features LEED-certified residences originally designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, with amenities and select residences reimagined by the renowned COOKFOX Architects, all with captivating views of the parks and waterfront. “As longtime members of this community, we are pleased to have received such a positive response from our current residents and Battery Park City neighbors, many of whom have lived in the area for decades, as we offer residences for purchase at The Solaire for the first time,” said Chris Albanese, president of developer Albanese Organization, Inc.The Solaire was one of the first LEED Gold high-rise residences in the U.S. when it originally came to market as one of downtown’s most progressively-designed luxury buildings Now for the first time, The Solaire is available to own, with two styles: The Original Solaire Collection and the redesigned COOKFOX Collection. All residences feature oversized noise-reducing Low-E casement windows, and high performance, four-pipe, multi-zone, year-round heating and cooling system with Wi-Fi enabled thermostats. All homes feature washer/dryers, and select residences feature private terraces.Residences in the COOKFOX Collection feature 5” white oak plank flooring, and kitchens with Italian matte white-lacquered cabinetry and Adamantium Quartzite slab countertop and backsplash and a top-of-the-line appliance package. Primary bathrooms feature honed Montpellier Limestone mosaic floors and a sophisticated combination of Bianco Dolomite Marble and Montpellier Limestone wall finish, with a millwork vanity of limed walnut finish.The Solaire features several advanced green features which are unique to residential buildings in New York, including its brick and cerulean blue façade of photovoltaic cells, which generates electricity for the building. Built-in infrastructure includes an onsite water treatment center that allows the building to consume only half of the water as a similarly sized building. The air conditioning system includes MERV14 filtration removing harmful pollutants from the interior air, and rainwater irrigation sustains the landscaped green roofs which cool the building during the summer and warm it during the winter. The recent renovations at The Solaire continue the trajectory of its environmentally-friendly history; currently pursuing WELL Core Silver Building Certification. With a portfolio of numerous LEED-certified projects in Manhattan alone, COOKFOX Architects designs with a mission to integrate environmentally responsive solutions into their projects. COOKFOX has a long history in Battery Park City; founding partner Bob Fox led the team that created the 1999 Commercial and Residential Environmental Guidelines for Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan that were later updated by COOKFOX, creating five million square feet of LEED Gold and Platinum buildings in the neighborhood. The Solaire now consumes a third less energy than comparable buildings.“We were thrilled to have been asked to transform The Solaire – an important landmark of sustainable design in New York City—into a wellness focused residence. Using biophilic design strategies, our interiors team redesigned the public spaces, including re-organizing the ground floor to create new amenities for fitness, socializing, and working with natural materials and enhanced connections to the outdoor landscape,” said Rick Cook, a founding partner of COOKFOX Architects. There are a number of model residences onsite at The Solaire to represent both The Original Solaire Collection and the COOKFOX Collection. Model residences have been designed by Rebecca Robertson of RR Interiors, COOKFOX, and Alanna Albanese Design. Amenities at The Solaire, reimagined by COOKFOX, include a landscaped roof terrace with an outdoor kitchen, dining areas, sundeck and garden featuring stunning views over the Hudson River, a residents’ lounge with catering kitchen and dining area, children’s playroom, and media and game room. In addition to Manhattan’s most picturesque running and biking paths right outside the front door, residents also have access to a light-filled fitness center and training studio with state-of-the- art, interactive training equipment. The lobby will be attended by a 24-hour concierge, and residents will be supported by a live-in resident manager. The Solaire also features on-site parking with EV charging stations, (available at an additional cost,) private storage, bicycle storage, and cold storage. “Battery Park City is a truly treasured Manhattan community, and sought-after neighborhood, as buyers crave green space, walkability, and access to the water. We have had an outpouring of requests for information from our neighbors who crave the opportunity to own a residence in The Solaire,” said Aaron Goed, sales director at The Solaire, from Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. Corcoran Sunshine is exclusively handling the marketing and sales at The Solaire.

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