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After spending decades as a working-class neighborhood largely comprised of low-rise tenement buildings, the Lower East Side has evolved into a luxury residential destination increasingly populated with eye-catching buildings housing swanky apartments and an array of lifestyle amenities. Certain cutting-edge buildings have transformed their local streetscapes, and the Essex Crossing mega-development has brought new residential, retail, culinary, and cultural offerings to an already bustling neighborhood. Proof of the neighborhood's transformation can be seen in the prices: Lower East Side condos come to an average price of $1,861 per square foot, and the 150 sales availabilities come to a median price of $2,022,500 (all figures per CityRealty data).
Essex-Crossing-01 Essex Crossing (Delancey Street Associates)
But for all the exciting new development, Lower East Siders are protective of their history. See 222 East Broadway, a new residential development comprising a new, slender, 30-story tower and the adjacent, Art Deco-designed Bialystoker Home for the Aged. While the landmarked Bialystoker Home for the Aged is being fully restored to its former glory ahead of its conversion to residential use, another building in the assemblage had no such historic protections, and locals were outraged when a Jewish heritage mural was painted over ahead of demolition.
Exterior construction is winding down, and an offering plan with a $157,333,000 sellout price was accepted at the end of August. The 60 studio through four-bedroom units will have interiors by Paris Forino, and residential amenities are set to include a basement-level pool, a fitness center/yoga studio, a screening room/lounge, and a 6,700-square-foot private park with a children’s playground and BBQ areas.

A teaser site went up earlier this spring, and sales are expected to launch in the near future. As we wait, we take a look at the most architecturally impressive new buildings on the Lower East Side.
222-East-Broadway-01 Rendering of 222 East Broadway (Space 4 Architecture)

Designed by ODA Architects | Built in 2022

85 Units | 12 Floors

Studio to two-beds from $699K - $2.695M

208-Delancey-Street-01 208 Delancey Street (Compass)
While 208 Delancey Street's height and materials are reasonably congruous with its nearest neighbors, curved corners throughout and curved balconies on the upper levels set it apart at the streetscape. The interiors were designed to follow the curve of the building's exterior, and feature flexible layouts, custom kitchens, and sumptuous baths. Amenities include an attended lobby, parlor lounge, landscaped courtyard, residents' lounge with billiards table and catering kitchen, fitness center with meditation terrace, and rooftop terrace with outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and dramatic skyline views.


Designed by SHoP Architects | Built in 2018

55 Units | 14 Floors

No current sales availabilities

242 broome street architecture (CityRealty)
242 Broome Street was the first condo offering within the game-changing Essex Crossing development. Designed by SHoP Architects, the building's signature champagne-aluminum façade gently torques to the west, enhancing views while beautifully reflecting the neighborhood's surrounding architecture. The 14-story, 55-unit building has one- to three-bedroom residences refined by DXA Studio. Shared amenities are specifically designed to promote socialization, wellness, and relaxation. They include an entertainment lounge which can seat 18 guests in a kitchen and dining area, a fitness center, a children's playroom, and a pool table. To top it all off, the building has a landscaped and furnished rooftop with grills and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

242-Broome-Street 242 Broome Street, #12D (Compass)

Designed by Adamson Associates | Built in 2019

811 Units | 80 Floors

One- to three-beds from $1.25M - $7.86M

one manhattan square, 252 south street All images of One Manhattan Square via Extell
Extell Development’s gargantuan One Manhattan Square at 252 South Street is one of the largest ground-up condos every constructed in Manhattan. The 811-unit, glass-clad tower, designed by Adamson Associates Architects, is now a defining presence in the Lower Manhattan landscape. The 80-story building has more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities on offer, spanning four floors. Those amenities include a spa, 75-foot swimming pool, a full basketball court, a two-lane bowling alley, a squash court, and a 70-person movie theater. Gourmet grocer Brooklyn Fare's largest location yet is expected to open in the base later this year.


Designed by CetraRuddy | Built in 2021

15 Units | 83 Floors

One- to three-beds from $1.465M - $3.425M

202-Broome-Street-01 One Essex Crossing (CityRealty)
In the heart of the mega-development, One Essex Crossing houses a portion of underground marketplace The Market Line and the newly designed Essex Market. The condos start on the sixth floor and feature thoughtful floor plans, abundant natural light, and well-conceived interiors. Two glass-walled amenity peninsulas surround a landscaped outdoor oasis and house a fitness center, a lounge, and a playroom.

202-Broome-Street-02 One Essex Crossing, #11A (Corcoran)

Designed by ODA Architecture | Built in 2017

38 Units | 12 Floors

Two-bed for $2.75M

100 Norfolk street ODA (ODA)
Located across the street from Blue, Adam America's cantilevered glass and truss condo hosts 38 studio through three-bedroom residences. Strict zoning laws and a narrow lot forced ODA architects to get exceptionally creative; the team maximized the floor area towards the top of the building, resulting in a top floor that has double the footprint of the ground level. No two units are identical, but they all boast double pane floor-to-ceiling windows, oak flooring, a washer and dryer, and custom kitchens with Quartz countertops and backslashes and appliances by Gaggenau. 100 Norfolk offers a concierge, fitness center, yoga room, a common roof deck, outdoor garden lounge, and more.


Designed by Herzog & de Meuron | Built in 2016

11 Units | 28 Floors

Three-beds from $6.995M - $7.35M

215 Chrystie Street Herzog de meuron (CityRealty)
This exoskeleton structure was designed by the Swiss Pritzker-price winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, known for designing 56 Leonard. The 314-foot-tall building houses a 367-room hotel called Public on the lower floors and just 11 condos above. Apartments feature column-free interiors by renowned minimalist English architect John Pawson, 270- and 360-degree unobstructed views, 10' ceilings, and fully-integrated kitchen appliances from Miele and Wolf. Residents have access to hotel services and amenities, including concierge service, in-apartment dining, two landscaped gardens, a fitness center, and communal workspaces.

215-Chrystie-Street-02 215 Chrystie Street, #28E (Serhant)

Designed by Bernard Tschumi with SLCE Architects | Built in 2007

32 Units | 16 Floors

Two-beds from $1.295M - $4.5M

blue tower 105 norfolk street (Sotheby's International Realty)
Finished in 2007, Blue at 105 Norfolk Street is a 16-floor, 32-unit condo tower designed by Bernard Tschumi. Notable for its pixelated facade of varying shades of blue, the sculptural tower juts into the low-slung Lower East Side skyline with sharp angles and bold color. Apartments have great views, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bamboo floors. Kitchens have glass-fronted cabinets and bathrooms have pebbled floors and raised sinks. Amenities include individual storage units, communal outdoor spaces on the second and fifth floors and a plaza with bamboo trees.

105-Norfolk-Street Blue, #15 (Level Group Inc.)

Designed by GLUCK+ | Built in 2018

45 Units | 7 Floors

Two-bed for $1.999M

150 rivington street rendering (GLUCK+)
The building rises to 7 floors with 45 units and construction is expected to finish this year; it was developed by Cogswell Lee with a design by Gluck+. The exterior features a gleaming glass facade with alternating glass and opaque panels to provide a balance of light and privacy. Homes have spacious living and dining areas with wire brushed oak flooring and translucent sliding glass doors to create flexible living spaces. Building amenities include a bike room, fitness center, and a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen and stunning city views.

150-Rivington-Street-02 150 Rivington Street, #3D (Compass)

Architect: nARCHITECTS | Built in 2005

5 Units | 7 Floors

No current sales availabilities

The Switch Building’s lively, angled front façade designed by nARCHITECTS has awarded 106 Norfolk Street recognition by the American Institute of Architects and Lower East Side locals alike as the neighborhood’s newest landmark. Amenities such as bay windows, air conditioners, and balconies have been incorporated into the cladding for a unique look that creates subtle variations in shadows and reflections, not to mention enhances the full-floor apartments within. Additional features include state-of-the-art chef’s kitchens, home theater systems, in-unit washer/dryers, and abundant storage space.

109-Norfolk-Street-02 The Switch Building, #3 (Corcoran)

Designed by INC Architecture & Design | Built in 2017

94 Units | 11 Floors

One- to three-beds from $1.425M - $5.995M

196 Orchard Street rendering (Magnum Real Estate Group)
In the case of 196 Orchard Street, some of what glitters is gold – hand-laid bricks in the façade are infused with gold dust, which will become more pronounced over time. Ismael Levya’s design pays tribute to historic Lower East Side architecture, but the apartments are rich in contemporary luxuries such as soaring ceilings, oversized windows, generous closet space, custom kitchens with Miele appliances, and luxe marble baths. The building is topped with a 4,200-square-foot landscaped roof deck, and residents will be eligible for a special discount at a flagship Equinox fitness center.

196-Orchard-Street-02 196 Orchard Street, #9E (Corcoran)

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