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Not long ago, many New Yorkers viewed Tenth Avenue as the street teetering at the edge of the developed world. Lying west beyond, was a sea of industrial buildings, a forlorn waterfront and the Hudson River. Then, the far west side’s lightly-traversed blocks were more often frequented by utility/delivery workers, adventurous clubbers and intrepid museum goers. Now, this endangered corner of blue-collar Manhattan is slowly being closed in upon by a new wave residential development.
Recognizing the westward progress of as-of-right residential development moving through Hell’s Kitchen, the Bloomberg administration in 2011 passed the West Clinton Rezoning plan that would allow mixed-use residential development to extend to Eleventh Avenue from 43rd to 55th street; and to better foster manufacturing uses west of Eleventh. Prior to the rezoning, large pioneering developments such as Avalon Clinton, Mercedes House and Gotham West won special approvals to rise in the area, and in turn brought stores and amenities palatable to future residents.
West Clinton Rezoning West CLinton Rezoning via NYC Department of City Planning
Now with new zoning in place and Manhattan dirt growing ever-scarcer, a bloom of rental and condo projects is filling in the neighborhood’s southwestern corner. The area bound by Tenth and Eleventh avenues, between 42nd and 44th Street is a natural progression of the transformed 42nd Street corridor, which yielded mammoth residential towers such as SKY, Silver Towers and Atelier. Additionally, thousands of units are also expected to come online in the Hudson Yards area just to the south. To keep pace with the area’s growing popularity, two new public schools, Public School 51 and the Beacon School have opened. Below is a quick rundown of the residential projects transforming the area.
Hells-Kitchen-future-02 Google Earth aerial showing this development-heavy corner of Hell's Kitchen; CityRealty

505 West 43rd Street (506 West 44th Street)

Height: 15 floors, 153 feet (x2)
106 Apartments (Condos + 26 units of affordable housing)
Architect: ODA Architecture
Developer: El Ad Group
Amenities: Bike storage, recreation room, on-site parking
Completion: 2019

Construction has started on Elad Group’s two building condominium project at a 505 West 43rd Street. The 189,00-square-foot project will rise from a block-through site above Amtrak’s west side right-of-way. Completion is scheduled for 2019.
505-West-43rd-Street-02 Renderings of the two building via New Line Structures and YIMBY
505-West-43rd-Street Exterior rendering via New Line Structures
505-west-43rd-street Construction underway at the site; CItyRealty
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572 Eleventh Avenue

Height: 13 floors, 144 feet
163 Rentals
Architect: Cetra Ruddy
Developer: Moinian Group
Amenities: Fitness Center, lounge, roof deck
Completion: 2018

572 Eleventh Avenue is the first on Eleventh Avenue to reap from the West Clinton rezoning. Formerly occupied by the Market Diner, Moinian purchased the property for $5.9 million in 2004. The underway CetraRuddy-designed building will provide ground-level retail and a plethora of mid-to upper-level private terraces.
572-Eleventh-Avenue Rendering of 572 Eleventh Avenue; Moinian Group
572-Eleventh-Ave Construction progress as of mid-April; CityRealty
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Hudson Garden

615 Tenth Avenue
Height: 7 floors, 85 feet
82 Condominiums, 40,000 square feet of retail
Architect: Marvel Architects
Developer: XIN Development International
Amenities: Bike storage, recreation room, on-site parking
Completion: Summer 2019

Straddling Tenth Avenue between West 44th and West 45th streets, Xinyuan Real Estate’s mixed-use development dubbed Hudson Garden is replacing a large Hess gas station the company purchased for $57 million in 2015. The ground floor will hold a 29,000-square-foot “flexible-format “ Target store.
Hudson-Garden-023 Rendering of 615 Tenth Avenue; XIN
615-Tenth-Avenue-023 Interior rendering via DNAinfo
Hudson-Garden-023 Lobby
615-Tenth-Avenue Construction progress as of mid-April; CItyRealty


520 West 45th Street
Height: 5 floors, 85 feet
18 Condominiums
Architect: SLCE Architects and AvroKO (interiors)
Developer: Gotham Organization
Amenities: Fitness center, outdoor lounge, bicycle storage, tenants’ storage
Completed in 1905, converted in 2016

Housed in the former PS51 elementary school, Inkwell is a five-story condominium conversion designed by AvroKO and developed by the Gotham Organization. Inkwell is composed of two and three-bedrooms units and current prices begin at $1.78 million for a two-bedroom.
Inkwell Exterior of Inkwell; Gotham Organization
520-west-45th-street-02 Great Room
bedroom-inkwell Bedroom
Inkwell Kitchen


535 West 43rd Street
Height: 14 floors, 135 feet (x2)
280 rentals
Architect: CetraRuddy
Developer: Patrinely Group and DHA Capital
Amenities: Rooftop gardens, landscaped courtyard gardens, fitness center, game room, media room, lounge, a children's playroom, tenants’ storage, bike storage, laundry room, pet spa
Completion: 2016

Finished last year, 535W43 is an amenity-loaded rental building designed by CetraRuddy Architects. The two-building development features a multi-tone brick façade, grandly- proportioned casement windows and 20,000 square feet of amenities. There are available units in the building offering two months of free rent.
535W43 Exteior photo of the recently-finished 535W43; CityRealty
535W43 Central courtyard
535W43 Roof Deck
535W43 Game Room

Gotham West

550 West 45th Street
Height: 32 floors, 321 feet
280 rentals throughout four buldings
Architect: SLCE Architects
Developer: Gotham Organization
Amenities: Rooftop gardens, landscaped courtyard gardens, fitness center, game room, media room, lounge, a children's playroom, tenants’ storage, bike storage, laundry room, pet spa
Completion: 2016

Gotham West is a massive 4-building, 1,238-unit rental development engulfing much of its block between 44th and 45th Street. Along the Eleventh Avenue end of the project, is the popular Gotham Market. The studio to three-bedroom apartments are priced from $2,976/month and amenities include a common lounge with billiard table, a business center, fitness center, an outdoor sky terrace & huge courtyard and a children’s playroom. Be on the lookout for occasional special leasing offers.
Gotham-West Gotham West exterior and outdoor terrace; Photo credit: Gotham Organization
Gotham-West-023 Lobby; Gotham Organization
GOtham-West Living Room
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