Empire State Building. Courtesy of Empire State Realty Trust

New Tenant Amenities at The Empire State Building to Debut in 2023

The Empire State Building has joined the race to attract new commercial tenants who demand an amenitized building for the next generation of workers. In an announcement from Empire State Realty Trust, current owners of the iconic property, the building’s amenity offering will be expanded to include a town hall meeting space for up to 400 people, a basketball court, a lounge, food and bar service, and an additional lounge with two golf simulators.

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Housing Lottery Launches for Gotham Point North Tower at 1-15 57th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

The affordable housing lottery has launched for Gotham Point North Tower, a 57-story high rise at 1-15 57th Avenue in Hunters Point South. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization and Riseboro Community Partnership, the structure yields 692 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 463 units for residents at 30 to 165 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $16,183 to $273,075.

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109 East 79th Street. Rendering by Noë & Associates with The Boundary

109 East 79th Street Nears Completion On Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction and facade installation on 109 East 79th Street, is getting closer to completion and will soon finish as a 20-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The topped-out 210-foot-tall structure is designed by Steven Harris Architects and developed by Legion Investment Group. Inside will be 145,000 square feet and a total of 31 condominiums ranging from two- to five-bedroom layouts. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group’s Cathy Franklin Team is leading sales and marketing at the property with prices ranging from $5.5 million for a two-bedroom residence to $35 million for a full-floor penthouse with its own private rooftop terrace. Cauldwell Wingate is serving as the general contractor, the bricks were supplied by Taylor Clay Brick, and Rees Roberts + Partners is the interior and landscape designer for the building, which is located between Lexington and Park Avenues on the northside of East 79th Street.

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