Work has completed at 1050 Sixth Avenue, a 24-story building designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by Skyline Developers. Called ML House, it sits to the south of Bryant Park by the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 40th Street. The tower is fully enclosed and features 62 studio to two-bedroom units that are now 50 percent leased. This is the only ground-up residential rental building surrounding Bryant Park.
“ML House represents the next step in Bryant Park’s evolution into a thriving live, work, play community,” said Orin Wilf, president of Skyline Developers. “ML House will cater to high-end renters looking to move into an exciting and central neighborhood.”
There is a total of 62,880 square feet of residential space with each unit averaging 1,014 square feet. Studios start at $3,075/month, one-bedrooms from $4,875/month, and two-bedrooms from $6,450/month. The penthouse has its own private rooftop deck.
The profile of the building is rather slender for its height when compared to the surrounding structures. The tower rises high enough to provide the top nine floors with north-facing views of Bryant Park. The most prominent design element is the five angled corner balconies on the upper floors. Residents of these units will be able to see Bryant Park and the evolving Midtown skyline. The balconies also protrude far enough to the west to allow for a wider view up and down Sixth Avenue. Unseen from the street is another set of balconies on the back of the building.
ML House is located among a plethora of dining and retail establishments. Whole Foods Market is less than five minutes away by foot across from Bryant Park between West 41st Street and West 42nd Street, and there are number of small cafes and coffee shops around the park and the Times Square theater district. Port Authority Bus Terminal is two avenues to the west while the subway entrance to the B, D, F, M, and 7 train is across the street. The New York Public Library is five minutes to the east, while Grand Central Terminal is an extra five-minute walk from there.