40 Bond

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40 Bond Street, New York City

40 Bond
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40 Bond in NoHo, NYC
Building Information
Developer Ian Schrager
Architect Herzog & de Mueron
Management Company Brown Harris Stevens Management
Number of Units 33
Number of Floors 11
Year Built 2007
Construction Method Cast Glass
Type of Roof IRMA
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40 Bond Street, New York City
Distance to Public Transit over 50 nearby routes
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning M1 - 5B
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

It has been called an architectural marvel and a work of art and 40 Bond certainly doesn't disappoint as a luxury condominium. Found on the famous cobblestone roadway, Bond Street, 40 Bond was part of the recent boom of luxury developments in NoHo, with many of these developments found on Bond Street itself.

Designed by the famed architectural firm behind the Tate Modern in London and the Bird’s Nest Stadium of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, 40 Bond was no stranger to headlines during its development and construction. Now completed, 40 Bond has made its distinctive mark on its street with a bold color scheme and a sculptured gate that has drawn a wide variety of responses. [1]

Location

Finding itself in NoHo, in Lower Manhattan, 40 Bond is located in one of the most expensive and sought after neighborhoods in New York City. A small area sandwiched between Greenwich Village and the East Village, NoHo is known as a primarily residential neighborhood composed predominantly of loft apartments, hence the expense. At one point these lofts were an artists’ haven, but increasingly higher real estate prices have led to a gentrification of the area.

NoHo, standing for North of Houston Street, is home to the NoHo Historic District, which contains approximately 125 buildings that remain from the second half of the 19th century. Landmarks within this district include the Bouwerie Lane Theater, the Old Merchant’s House, the DeVinne Press Building, the Astor Library, and the Bayard-Condict Building. Additionally, the subway stations of Astor Place and Bleecker Street are landmarked. [2]

With a walk score and transit score of 100 out of 100, residents of 40 Bond do not require a car to complete their daily errands, as they are close to an abundance of food, retail, and transit options. With a bike score of 87 out of 100, cyclists will appreciate the flat grades and the variety of bike lanes available nearby. [3]

Construction

Developer Ian Schrager originally intended to build a hotel over the parking lot where 40 Bond now stands. This plan was set aside when Schrager enlisted architect Gary Handel to design a 14 story residential building that was to have had 65 apartment units. This plan did not come into fruition either, as Schrager then engaged the famed architectural firm of Herzog & de Meuron to design what finally became 40 Bond. [4]

Herzog & de Meuron ultimately became the sole architects of the project, and set about creating a design that would reinvent the traditional cast iron building in a Modernist style of architecture. Construction on the project began in April of 2006, and was completed in 2007. Throughout its development, 40 Bond attracted much attention as the first building in New York City, and the first residential building in the United States to be designed by the famous architectural firm of Herzog & de Meuron. [5]

Layout and Features

40 Bond is a mid-block residential building that stands 11 stories and is known for its many distinctive features. The most prominent, and that which caused the most discussion, is the 22 foot high cast aluminum sculptural gate that protects the building’s five townhouses from sidewalk traffic. Running 140 feet along the base of the building, this sculpture was inspired by Manhattan’s long tradition of graffiti art, and helps to justify many commentators’ claims that 40 Bond is a work of art. The building’s other distinctive feature is the green window fenestration that cover the entire facade of the building. Wrapped in cast glass, these structural elements were designed specifically to capture, reflect, and transform light, giving the building an evolving look throughout the day. [6]

40 Bond contains 27 apartments, five townhouses, and one triplex apartment, and all were individually designed. Many of the apartments have terraces, while the townhouses enjoy their own private entrances, gardens, and terraces. Units within 40 Bond have 11 foot high ceilings, wide planked oak hardwood floors, gas or wood burning fireplaces, and floor to ceiling windows. The kitchens feature Miele, Sub-Zero, and Viking Appliances, wooden cabinetry, Corian countertops, and kitchen islands, while the bathrooms are equipped with standing showers, soaking tubs, oversized mirrors, dual sinks, marble finishes, and polished Chrome fixtures. [7]

Floor Plans

A selection of floor plans are presented.

Amenities

Residents of 40 Bond enjoy a full range of amenities at both 40 Bond Street, and at the Gramercy Park Hotel located at 50 Gramercy Park North. Some of the amenities come at an additional cost.

Amenities available through the Gramercy Park Hotel include:

  • 24 hours a day Worldwide concierge service
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll free service line for general support and assistance, and special internationally available concierge services
  • 24 hour telephone switchboard system for screening calls, taking and delivering messages and wake-up calls
  • 24 hour security surveillance
  • Benefit of preferred "bulk rate" discounted monthly parking with local garage operators
  • Priority status for Hotel room reservations and restaurants
  • Room upgrades based upon availability
  • Use of front and back private landscaped gardens
  • Access to all David Barton Gyms
  • Priority access to the penthouse suite and all other rentable public space for private functions
  • Guaranteed entrance to all bars and events available to Hotel guests
  • Access to all events and other amenities available to Hotel guests
  • Signing privileges and direct billing for all Hotel services
  • Access to the fitness center and personal trainers
  • Access to massage and spa services
  • Access to meeting rooms and business center
  • Rental of laptop computers, facsimile machines, mobile telephones, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and multi-lingual secretarial services
  • Access to DVD library
  • Local and international postage, shipping and packaging services
  • Check cashing privileges, currency conversion and exchange services
  • Travel agent services

Amenities available at 40 Bond include:

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week complete residential apartment oversight, supervision, administration, management and care (Lifestyle Management)
  • Valet parking, limousine service and car wash
  • 24-hour doormen/concierge trained by Gramercy Park Hotel
  • Complete housekeeping service
  • Turn-down service
  • Room service
  • Bathroom amenity services
  • Massage and spa services
  • Catering services and event planning for private meetings, events or functions
  • Supervised childcare and babysitting services
  • Benefit of preferred “bulk rate” discount programs arranged with local vendors
  • Personal shopping and delivery services, including groceries, cleaners, pharmacies, etc.
  • Messenger services for local pick-ups and deliveries
  • Newspaper delivery to door
  • Pet walking and sitting services
  • Pick-up and delivery services for laundry and dry cleaning
  • Technical support services for computers, entertainment centers and telecommunication equipment
  • Painting service
  • Repair service
  • Fresh flower service
  • Take-out service

40 Bond also has a live in superintendent, and each staff member of the building is trained at the Gramercy Park Hotel to ensure five star service. [8]

Bylaws

40 Bond Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


This building allows pets, rentals, sublets, and pied-a-terre. There are no age restrictions for this building. [9]

Sustainability

This building does not have any LEED certifications, and therefore it is not designated as a green building. Residents wishing to help improve the building’s sustainability can do so by participating in New York City’s recycling programs, and by installing more energy efficient materials and appliances when updating or renovating their apartments. [10]

Trivia

  • Named one of the Top Ten buildings of the 2000s by Curbed New York. [11]
  • Townhouse 4 at 40 Bond was cited in a lawsuit filed by musician Sly Stone against his former manager. The lawsuit alleged that the manager misappropriated Stone’s money in order to purchase real estate. [12]
  • 40 Bond made headlines in 2011 when a mystery buyer from London purchased their third property within the building. Commentators noted that the purchases were unusual in that none of the properties were neighbors, and therefore combining the units to make a larger apartment was not possible. [13]
  • Owners at 40 Bond include Ian Schrager and Ricky Martin. The Olsen twins were also linked to the property. [14]

References

  1. Curbed NY
  2. Wikipedia - NoHo
  3. Walk Score
  4. Cityrealty
  5. Emporis
  6. New Construction Manhattan
  7. Streeteasy
  8. 40 Bond Website
  9. Manhattan Scout
  10. Manhattan Scout
  11. Curbed NY
  12. Curbed NY
  13. New York Observer
  14. New York Post

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