123 Third Avenue

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123 Third Avenue, New York City, NY

123 Third Avenue
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Street level view of 123 Third Avenue
Building Information
Developer Orange Management Inc. & the F & T Group
Architect Perkins Eastman
Management Company Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Number of Units 48
Number of Floors 19
Year Built 2010
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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123 Third Avenue, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Over 50 options nearby
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning C6-1
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Buildings don't come much slimmer than this

Residents won't have a hard time remembering their address if they live at 123 Third Avenue. That's not the only thing that makes this condominium memorable. 123 Third Avenue at East 14th Street has a very skinny profile that blends quite seamlessly with the building behind it, making the two almost look like they're attached. The architectural drawing shows 123 Third Avenue in isolation.

Rising 19 stories, the condominium contains 48 units with a Capital One bank at ground level. Residents don't have to stray far to catch a movie as a full-sized outdoor screen hangs in a private garden that residents can enjoy on summer nights or whenever New York's weather cooporates. An amenity like this also helps build community and offers a calm oasis from the busy Manhattan streets.

This sliver of a building adds a touch of posh to the bohemian, anti-establishment vibe of East Village where one can still find 100 year-old brick tenements and discount clothing stores that were popular when the area was a destination for middle-class shoppers.[1]

14th Street has undergone a revitalization as it crosses the city from east to west, beginning in the Meatpacking District with fashion boutiques taking over old warehouses, continuing through Union Park with its popular and locally-sourced Greenmarket, and now luxury condominiums edging closer and closer to the East River. Other high-end condominiums in the East Village include the A Building from the Ascend Group, 52 East 4th Street and the Brownstone East Village.[1]


Location

123 Third Avenue is located at the busy intersection of Third Avenue and East 14th Street. While this convenient location makes it easy to get around by public transportation, the amount of traffic may be considered a detriment.

East Village is especially attractive to younger people as the area has a teeming nightlife and music scene, and is not far from colorful Union Square where there is usually always something or someone interesting to see. This park is popular with locals and tourists alike. Union Square has a popular Greenmarket every week where residents can buy locally grown organic groceries. Other places for groceries are Whole Foods and Trader Joe's on Union Square South. Another park near 123 Third Avenue is Stuyvesant Square.

The condominium sits at the nexus of a few trendy New York neighborhoods: East Village, Greenwich Village, and Gramercy Park. The area around 123 Third Park has numerous one-of-a-kind shops and diner-style eateries such as 5 Napkin Burger, Red House Restaurant of NY, Bite, and Chickpea.

Nearby schools include Washington Irving High School, Gramercy Arts High School, International High School, Jack and Jill School, and P.S. 226 Elementary School. Bank Street College Child Care Center is also close by for residents needing day care options.[2]

Construction

123 Third Avenue awaits its glass curtain

123 Third Avenue was designed by Perkins Eastman in the modernist style that resembles the iconic Seagram Building designed by Mies van der Rohe in Midtown Manhattan. Both buildings have a glass curtain wall covering the facade and a sleek and smooth exterior. The penthouse floors of 123 Third Avenue are recessed to allow for private roof decks, and the building is capped with a flat roof. Aluminum panes lie between the glass windows on the exterior. The developers added sound-dampening panes to lessen the busy two-way traffic on nearby Third Avenue and 14th Street.[1]

Layout and Features

123 Third Avenue's address matches how many bedrooms it offers in this 48-unit condominium: one, two, and three. There are only one to four residences on each floor. Penthouse suites have two or three bedrooms and were built to maximize light and views.[3] Ceilings come in at ten or eleven feet. All units have oversized picture windows providing great views of downtown.

The interiors were designed by ModernArc Inc. and have Poliform kitchens with Miele appliances and white oak hardwood floors. Bosch washer and dryers are in the suites. Master bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling marble tile, Duravit tubs and Dornbracht polished chrome fittings and fixtures.[4]

While only eight of the suites have terraces (likely those in the penthouse units), all residents can enjoy the outdoors with a private landscaped garden on the ground floor that boasts an outdoor movie screen, kitchen, sun terrace, and lounge seating. The garden connects to the second-story fitness center and multimedia lounge full of Macintosh computers equipped with the latest in music and video-editing software.[5]

Floor Plans

With over 40 floor plans available at 123 Third Avenue, here is just a small sample.

Amenities

Fortunately, 123 Third Avenues comes with more than 1, 2, or 3 amenities. Rather, it has quite the list of features for residents to enjoy:

  • iLounge business/multimedia center with Apple equipment
  • Landscaped outdoor garden with kitchen, terrace, lounge area and movie screen
  • 24-hour doorman
  • fitness center
  • storage
  • private roof deck[6]
  • party room
  • central air conditioning
  • refrigerated storage[7]
  • bike storage
  • iconic downtown Manhattan views


Bylaws

123 Third Avenue Bylaws
Age No
Barbecues No


  • There is no age restriction at 123 Third Avenue.
  • Although there are no balconies on the majority of suites, the outdoor garden is fitted with a full kitchen and grill that can be used for barbecuing.

Sustainability

123 Third Avenue was designed as a green building. The large picture windows in each apartment are made for high-energy and acoustic performance ratings.[4] The modern appliances, whether it be the Miele stainless steel set in the kitchen or the Bosch washer and dryer in the laundry room, are Energy Star-certified.[5]

With a perfect Walk Score of 100, residents in the building can easily conduct daily errands by foot to further contribute to a sustainable environment.

Trivia

Tanning salon-turned luxury condominium
  • 123 Third Avenue stands in the place of a former tanning salon. Curbed reports that this site was also home to a pornography store and nail salon five years ago.[8]
  • Residents who wish to stargaze (celebrities, not astronomy) can always head to the Rose Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel at 2 Lexington Avenue. This swanky, velvet-upholstered bar with high ceilings, a billiards table, and a rotating display of modern art from such icons as Andy Warhol and Julian Schnabel requires reservations. Once in, however, guests may spot fashionistas at an after party or other NYC A-listers. In the past, there have been sightings of Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Wilmer Valderrama, the Olsen twins, Chace Crawford, and David Beckham. Hotel guests may also get to experience the exclusive "Rose Bar Sessions" - musical performances from artists like Axl Rose, Dave Navarro, Rufus Wainwright and Liza Minnelli.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 New York Times
  2. Walk Score
  3. 123 Third
  4. 4.0 4.1 Corcoran
  5. 5.0 5.1 New Construction Manhattan
  6. City Realty
  7. NYC Condo Blog
  8. Curbed - 123 Third Ave
  9. Gramercy Park Hotel


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