517 West 46 Street

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517 West 46th Street, New York City, NY

517 West 46 Street
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Exterior view of 517 West 46th Street
Building Information
Developer Clinton West Partners and Kaish & Taub Development Group
Architect Kutnicki Bernstein Architects
Number of Units 45
Number of Floors 7
Year Built 2007
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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517 West 46th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Over 60 options nearby
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning M1-5
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

The building stands out with its red facade


517 West 46th Street is a 45-unit condominium in New York's neighborhood of Clinton, more commonly known as Hell's Kitchen. The developers Kaish and Taub also built a sister building with the same fire engine red facade on 154 Attorney Street in the Lower East Side. Other similarities between the two are their rooftop "cabanas" or private roof spaces that are being sold separately for up to $80,000.[1]

The building was completed in 2007 and the developers have made concessions to buyers, offering to pay for the city and state transfer taxes as well as the sponsor’s attorney fee, which equal about $30,000 in total. While the condominium has an attractive design and modern amenities, it is apparent from these statistics that it was not the hottest real estate item on the market.[2]


Location

517 West 46th Street is located between 10th and 11th Avenues. Real estate developers and City officials refer to this area as "Clinton" or "Midtown West" in an effort to make it sound more desirable than its colloquial name of "Hell's Kitchen." Yet it is hard to avoid its informal name when other landmarks in the area use the latter, such as Hell's Kitchen Park. Other parks in the area include a dog park along the Hudson River Greenway and Dewitt Clinton Park further north.

Hell's Kitchen spans 34th Street to 50th Street and covers Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River. It lies west of the Theater District, providing quick access to entertainment and nightlife. This neighbourhood was formerly a poorer, working-class area with many immigrants. Yet with the pressures of development and its proximity to the more expensive real estate in Midtown, the area has undergone gentrification, forcing many people to leave for cheaper alternatives.[3]

517 West 46th Street is an ideal location to get around the city. This area is a hub for many restaurants and bars, hence the name "Restaurant Row" located on West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. 16 restaurants make up this block including Barbetta, Bangkok House, Don't Tell Mama!, Firebird, Joe Allen, The House of Brews and The Ritz, to name a selection.[4]

There are also plenty of high schools and preschools in the neighborhood. Popular attractions include the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Times Square, and Broadway.[5]

Construction

517 West 46th Street is a seven-story mid-rise with paneled sheets of bright red metal in the central portion of the facade. Curved white balconies add a nice design touch that match the railing on the private roof deck. Large windows add to the building's sleek modern appearance. It was designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects who have done similar projects in Manhattan such as 154 Attorney Street.

Layout and Features

The 45 apartment units at 517 West 46th Street come in a variety of unique layouts with one or two bedrooms, and many having balconies. There are also penthouse suites available.[6] Units have hardwood floors, large windows and high ceilings that reach nine feet, flooding the space with natural light. Kitchens are equipped with Balsatino volcanic stone counter tops and stainless steel GE appliances. The spa-inspired bathrooms have limestone tile and Grohe fixtures. Private storage space is built into each unit as well as a Bosch washer and dryer.

Floor Plans

With over 40 floor plans available for 517 West 46th Street, here is just a small selection.

Amenities

The following amenities are available for residents at 517 West 46th Street:

  • attended lobby
  • landscaped courtyard garden
  • private rooftop cabanas
  • balconies with city or Hudson River views
  • private storage units
  • gym
  • bike room
  • full-time doorman
  • video intercom security system

Bylaws

517 West 46 Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



Pets and rentals are allowed for this condominium.

There is no age restriction.

Sustainability

517 West 46th Street does not appear on the list of projects on the United States Green Building Council website (USGBC), and is thus not considered a 'green' building. Residents who wish to contribute to a green environment can walk or take public transit for day-to-day errands, as well as participate in the city's recycling programs.

Trivia

  • The "Clinton" name for this area was given by the New York City municipality who wanted to associate this rougher, formerly industrial neighborhood with a more pleasant-sounding name. They took their inspiration from Dewitt Clinton Park in its northeast corner, named after the 19th century New York governor.[3] Nevertheless, most people still refer to the area as Hell's Kitchen.
  • Hell's Kitchen is also the name of a reality TV show where contestants' culinary abilities are put to the test in a fast-paced heated environment involving many yelling matches, hence the show's name. It originated in the UK with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Contrary to what its name implies, the US version is not filmed in New York but at the Hell's Kitchen restaurant facility in Los Angeles.[7]

References

  1. Curbed-Cabanas
  2. Curbed-517 West 46
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wikipedia-Hell's Kitchen
  4. Restaurant Row
  5. Walk Score
  6. NYC Condo Blog
  7. Wikipedia-Hell's Kitchen TV


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