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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).
183-Chrystie-Street-01 Rendering of 183 Chrystie Street (GF55 Architecture)
Demand shows no sign of slowing down, and the new building planned for 183 Chrystie Street reflects that. Last year, permits were filed for a nine-story, 26-unit building to rise on the former site of a two-story building. But more recently, new permits were filed for a 17-story building with 57 apartments, or nearly double the originally planned size. Omnia Properties is listed as the owner, and renderings by architect of record GF55 show a small cantilever over a neighboring building, an arched entryway, curved corner windows starting on the cantilever, and upper level terraces. An estimated completion date is not yet available.
Amenity details are not yet available, but 183 Chrystie Street will benefit from a Lower East Side location near Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the New Museum, the Bowery Ballroom, and popular neighborhood hot spots, not to mention Nolita shopping and dining. As construction continues, we look at other condominiums that have transformed the Lower East Side in terms of eye-catching architecture, well-appointed apartments, and an array of amenities.
Essex-Crossing-01 Essex Crossing (Delancey Street Associates)

Designed by ODA Architects | Built in 2022

85 Units | 12 Floors

Studio to two-beds from $799,000 - $1,975,000

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. Buyers have taken notice: According to Marketproof, the building is over 85% sold.

208 Delancey Street, #6D (Compass)

Designed by SHoP Architects | Built in 2018

55 Units | 14 Floors

One- to two-beds from $1,725,000 - $2,625,000

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, #5A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Designed by Adamson Associates | Built in 2019

811 Units | 80 Floors

One- to three-beds from $1,205,000 - $5,575,000

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 set to open in the base of the building.

One Manhattan Square, #77L (Extell Marketing Group LLC)

Designed by CetraRuddy | Built in 2021

15 Units | 83 Floors

One- to three-beds from $1,480,000 - $4,450,000

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.

One Essex Crossing, #7J (Real New York)

Designed by ODA Architecture | Built in 2017

38 Units | 12 Floors

Two-beds from $1,399,000 - $1,475,000

100 Norfolk street ODA (ODA)
Located across the street from Blue (see below), 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.

100 Norfolk Street, #3B (Bohemia Realty Group LLC)

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron | Built in 2016

11 Units | 28 Floors

Three-bed for $7,350,000

215 Chrystie Street Herzog de meuron (CityRealty)
This exoskeleton structure was designed by the Swiss Pritzker Prize laureates Herzog & de Meuron, best known for designing 56 Leonard in Tribeca. 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, #28E (Serhant LLC)

Designed by Bernard Tschumi with SLCE Architects | Built in 2007

32 Units | 16 Floors

One-bed for $1,200,000

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.

Blue, #8A (Hauseit LLC)

Designed by GLUCK+ | Built in 2018

45 Units | 7 Floors

One- to three-beds from $1,250,000 - $4,499,000

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, #PHC (Compass)

Architect: S4Architecture | Built in 2022

70 Units | 28 Floors

No current sales availabilities

222-East-Broadway-01 222 East Broadway (Binyan Studios)
The new condominium at 222 East Broadway comprises a ground-up tower and a landmarked loft building that previously served as the Bialystoker Home for the Aged. Residences in the tower feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a modern aesthetic, while the loft building's residences enjoy higher ceilings and a prewar-inspired look. All residents have access to amenities like a fitness center, indoor pool, screening room, children's playroom, and private park with playground, meditation garden, and grilling areas.

Designed by INC Architecture & Design | Built in 2017

94 Units | 11 Floors

Studios to three-beds from $995,000 - $5,495,000

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, #5F (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

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