The Naftali Group has been working on several substantial new developments over the past few years, and two of the more prominent buildings are almost across the street from each other, at 210 West 77th Street, and at 221 West 77th Street, in the heart of the Upper West Side. YIMBY caught up with Miki Naftali at 210 West 77th Street to discuss how the firm’s other projects are coming along, how they managed to acquire two development sites that avoid the red tape that chokes so much of the Upper West Side, and the state of the market in general.
221 West 77th Street
The Naftali Group is developing two luxury condo buildings on West 77th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side. The one on the north side of the block, at 221 West 77th Street, has just reached its full height of 185 feet.
Late last year, YIMBY reported on filings for an 18-story, 26-unit residential building at 219-223 West 77th Street, on the Upper West Side, and now the first partial rendering has surfaced of the Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed building, per Curbed. Naftali Group is developing, and the condo units will consist of two- to five-bedroom configurations, averaging 3,010 square feet apiece. 1,624 square feet of retail space will be located on the ground floor. The developer scored $104 million in construction financing late last month, and the site’s former parking garage was demolished over the summer.