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Green walls offer a touch of nature all year round (Citizen360; Douglas Elliman) Green walls offer a touch of nature all year round (Citizen360; Douglas Elliman)
Throughout New York, the leaves are changing color and starting to fall. The New York State Fall Foliage Report indicates that the city is approaching peak foliage, and certain sections of Central Park already have (as per a newly released tracker).

It is a magnificent sight to behold; but once the leaves have fallen, the bare trees are a reminder of the cold winter ahead. However, certain buildings have incorporated living green walls that offer a touch of nature all year round. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, living green walls serve as natural insulation, both against sound and the elements. Environmental benefits include naturally cooling the air, cleaning the air of pollutants and dust, and removing harmful toxins. Add in the mental health benefits of the connection to nature, not to mention the ability of green walls to help buildings achieve LEED certification, and it’s no wonder pricey art in the lobby and/or amenity space is being edged out in favor of a truly more natural approach.

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441-West-51st-Street-01 The Gild (Brown Harris Stevens)
The Gild is located in a bustling section of Midtown Manhattan near the Theater District, Columbus Circle, and Hell's Kitchen. However, the ODA-designed building's skywall, green wall, and private outdoor spaces in select units make it an urban oasis. No more than four units per floor will allow for excellent privacy, and the apartments will feature gliding windows and Japanese-inspired materials.

45-30-Pearson-Street-01 The Greene (Nest Seekers)
Upon arrival at The Greene, a new condominium in the Court Square section of Long Island City, the double-height lobby includes a massive green wall. The rest of the building's amenities were also designed with an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living; these include a massive entry courtyard, a fitness center with adjacent yoga terrace, a second-story lounge with access to a terrace, and a 25th-story Sky Lounge that opens up to an outdoor terrace.

Now Selling
500-West-45th-Street-01 Bloom on Forty Fifth (Douglas Elliman)
Full-block development Bloom on Forty Fifth is located in a busy section of Hell's Kitchen, and retail tenants like Target and Bond Vet have proven popular among locals. However, a massive courtyard at the center of the building is for residents only. Indoor amenities include an attended lobby, fitness center, and lounge with skylight and green wall.

Hell's Kitchen condos
From the Listing: Welcome to Residence 725, a southern-facing two-bedroom, two-bathroom at Bloom on Forty Fifth. Make yourself at home within this 957-square-foot unit that has a spacious primary suite including a walk-in closet and spa-like bath. See floor plan and full details here.

200-East-21st-Street-01 All images of 200E21 via Douglas Elliman
200E21 is LEED Gold certified, and features like solar-heated water, insulated windows, FSC-certified wood, energy-efficient appliances, water-conserving fixtures, and a green wall in the lobby will be instrumental in that achievement. However, none of these features were installed at the expense of style and comfort. Amenity offerings include a wellness suite with services by Modern Sanctuary, a sunny fitness center, an infrared sauna, a Himalayan salt room, a lounge, and a rooftop terrace.

Gramercy condos 200E21, #5C (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Welcome to Residence 5C, a chic and elegant corner two bedroom, two and a half bath condominium in a full service doorman building. This 1,529-square-foot stunner has dual exposures, facing west and north allowing for beautiful natural light throughout the day and open city views with twinkling lights in the evening thru the floor to ceiling 8’ bronze windows. The inviting entertainment space is 30’ x 18’ with wraparound windows which includes the expansive living room, dining area and the gorgeous open concept kitchen. The kitchen is designed by Champalimaud featuring a white matte lacquer island and custom oak cabinetry, appliances by Miele and a wine refrigerator. See floor plan and full details here.

565-Broome-Street-01 All images of 565 Broome Soho via Douglas Elliman
As Hudson Square makes the transition from abandoned industrial area to downtown's newest "it" neighborhood, the Renzo Piano-designed 565 Broome Soho makes a striking statement. The building is a short walk from Hudson River Park and Spring Street Park, but a landscaped lounge with green wall and library offers a touch of nature in the building. Additional amenities include a a private covered port cochere with automated parking, fitness center with yoga studio, and lap pool with spa and steam room.

Hudson Square condos 565 Broome Soho, #N24A (Serhant)
From the Listing: #N24A at Renzo Piano’s 565 Broome Street is the epitome of natural beauty which features views of the World Trade Center, the Hudson River, and the Manhattan skyline. Upon entering this 3-bed/3.5-bath through its direct elevator access, you are greeted by a grand entry foyer, which guides you into the living room with views of the water, Hudson Square and Soho. The open concept great room features an eat in kitchen with fully integrated Miele appliances, with a 6-burner gas stove, a retractable vented hood, double-oven, warming drawer, full-size refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, and a wine cooler. The south side of the apartment features your half bath, vented washer-dryer, and the lush primary suite. Parking included! See floor plan and full details here.

184-Kent-Avenue-01 All images of Austin Nichols House via Nest Seekers
On the Williamsburg waterfront, a Cass Gilbert-designed warehouse has housed both the Austin, Nichols & Co. manufacturing plant and later the Wild Turkey whiskey distillery. In its latest incarnation as a residence, the high ceilings, open plates, and oversized windows provide strong bones for highly coveted condos. Over 30,000 square feet of amenities include an attended lobby with green wall, a Zen garden, a rooftop sun deck, fitness center, screening room, and music rehearsal room.

Williamsburg condos Austin Nichols House, #C411 (Nest Seekers)
Austin Nichols House, #A313: This spectacular west facing residence with wide open Manhattan and East River views truthfully has no equivalent. Featuring lofted beamed ceilings, this spectacular residence epitomizes Brooklyn loft living. The architectural and authentic casement windows frame the awe-inspiring views. Upon entering this stunning home you are greeted by a spacious foyer leading you down the corridor that opens onto the large open living, kitchen and dining rooms. You are immediately struck by the brightness and grandeur that makes this home truly unique. The open chef’s kitchen comes equipped with a fully integrated Smart tech Dacor refrigerator, Bertazzoni four-burner gas stove, Sharp microwave oven and Asko dishwasher. See floor plan and full details here.

2351-Adam-Clayton-Powell-Boulevard-04 All images of The Rennie via Brown Harris Stevens
Across from the historic Strivers Row, The Rennie is part of a new wave of Harlem development. Select units have private terraces, but all residents can enjoy the green wall in the attended lobby. Additional perks include a 25-year tax abatement, rooftop terrace, fitness center, pet spa, children's playroom, and easy access to the A/B/C/D trains.
2351-Adam-Clayton-Powell-Boulevard-01 All images of The Rennie via Brown Harris Stevens

Harlem condos The Rennie, #209 (Halstead Property LLC)
From the Listing: Feel surrounded by picturesque windows at every turn in this magnificent southwest corner home. Charming Harlem views of the tree-lined boulevard and the historic Strivers’ Row. Entertaining is a joy with the luxury of plentiful living space filled with air and light. Gray oak floors are featured throughout. The open kitchen features modern quartz countertops including a breakfast bar complete with a mosaic glass tile backsplash. A suite of stainless steel appliances by Fisher & Paykel are framed by wood grain lower cabinetry paired with white, high-gloss upper cabinetry. See floor plan and full details here.

Citizen360 brings a sleek boutique condominium to the Upper East Side. The building puts an emphasis on tranquility and respite, which comes through well in the lobby's garden wall and water feature, fitness center with yoga studio, spa, lounge, screening room, art studio, and music room.
360-East-89th-Street-02 All images of Citizen360 via Douglas Elliman

Yorkville condos Citizen360, #27B (Sotheby's International Realty)
Citizen360, #5C: This luxurious 2,417-square-foot, 3-bedroom home features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer dramatic city and river views from three different exposures. The windowed, custom chef’s kitchen features smoked walnut cabinetry, Persian White Pulido Porcelanosa slab countertops and an island with a waterfall edge. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a U-Line wine refrigerator. Additional features include: washer/dryer with walk-in laundry room, year-round zoned temperature control via central heating and cooling system. See floor plan and full details here.

252-East-57th-Street-01 252 East 57th Street (Photo credit: Albert Vecerka)
Select units at 252 East 57th Street, a soaring condo tower near where Midtown East gives way to the Upper East Side, feature private balconies overlooking spectacular city views. But upon arrival, residents are greeted by a floor-to-ceiling green wall and brass table of plants. Similarly luxurious offerings include a gated port cochere, pool and spa with hydrotherapy circuit, state-of-the-art fitness center, lounge, library, screening room, and outdoor terrace.

Midtown East condos 252 East 57th Street, #37B (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Residence 37B is a bright, expansive three-bedroom, three-bath corner apartment featuring oversized windows with panoramic views to the Silver Cup, East River and along with north and west city views. Upon entering the residence, appreciate the formal entry foyer, which flows into a spacious entry gallery with ample wall space for art. The great room extends over twenty-eight feet in length and is complete with soaring ceilings and motorized high-end window treatments. The dining area can accommodate a dinner party for 10 and is an entertainer’s delight offering mesmerizing sunsets and glimpses of Central Park to the West and views to the North over Manhattan’s cityscape. Off the dining area is a separate windowed kitchen custom-designed by Eggersmann. See floor plan and full details here.

40-West-116th-Street-01 All images of Kalahari Harlem via Compass
In Upper Manhattan, the LEED Gold-certified Kalahari Harlem is home to the largest green wall in Harlem. The full-service building also offers 24-hour doorman/concierge service, two roof decks, two music rooms, a fitness center overlooking a landscaped courtyard, and attached garage with valet and on-site Zip Cars.

Harlem condos Kalahari Harlem, #A803 (Compass)
From the Listing: This is a very quiet and well-maintained 2-bed / 2-bath apartment with all rooms facing south over the courtyard with west views of magnificent sunsets. The high ceilings 9’3" and oversized windows gives it a spacious feeling and allows for beautiful sunlight all day long. Livingroom: Both bedrooms are spacious with plenty of closet space and the primary bedroom en-suite can easily accommodate a queen or king-size bedroom set. 25-year tax abatement through 2034. See floor plan and full details here.

53-West-53rd-Street-01 53 West 53 (Gilles Ashford)
The sculptural 53W53 soars high above the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where residents receive Perpetual Benefactor memberships. In-building amenities include an indoor lap pool with green wall, a fitness center, a squash court, a golf simulator, a screening room, a double-height lounge, a wine-tasting room and temperature-controlled wine vaults, and a double-height lounge with Central Park views.
53-West-53rd-Street-02 (Evan Joseph)

Billionaires Row condos 53 West 53rd, #53A (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Balancing grand scale living with the intimate feeling of home, Residence 53A at 53 West 53 comprises 3,889 square feet, offering three bedrooms and a windowed study, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and north- and east-facing exposures. Gracious proportions and ceilings ranging up to approximately 11 feet set the awe-inspiring stage for world-renowned designer Thierry Despont’s masterfully conceived interiors. Bespoke detailing typically reserved for privately commissioned homes abounds, while a rich yet soft palette of museum-quality finishes imbues each space with both modern glamour and timeless elegance. The proper entry gallery gives way to the generous corner living room, lined on three sides with floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame east-, west-, and breathtaking north-facing views of Central Park. See floor plan and full details here.

The LEED Gold-certified Aurum's many environmentally friendly features include its own co-generation power plant to produce clean energy as well as a green wall in the lobby. A tax abatement is in effect, and amenities include a gym, lounge, bike room, and roof deck.

Harlem condos Aurum, #511 (Compass)
From the Listing: Welcome home to this bright and sunny, west facing 2-bed/2-bath at The Aurum, situated on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard and a tranquil tree-lined Harlem side street. The unit boasts an open concept kitchen making this the perfect home to entertain in. Framed with lacquered cabinets featuring under the cabinet LED lighting and Ceasarstone countertops, the backsplash is finished with elegant Daltile white glass tile. Appliances include an LG Refrigerator, and a complete Electrolux Series stainless steel package with preferred range, microwave, and dishwasher. Throughout the home, the space is uniquely styled with 5 inch wide White Oak plank flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows. The home also offers a 25-year tax abatement! See floor plan and full details here.

561-Pacific-Street-01 All images of Five Six One Pacific Street via Douglas Elliman
Five Six One Pacific Street brings a Japanese-inspired design to the cusp of Boerum Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, and Park Slope. Wood paneling, lush green walls, an inner courtyard, and a roof deck with beautiful Brooklyn views bring a sense of peace to this bustling area. Additional amenities, designed with socialization in mind, include a fitness center, children's playroom, and residents' lounge.

561-Pacific-Street Five Six One Pacific Street, #PH1202 (Douglas Elliman)
Five Six One Pacific Street, #805: Penthouse 1202 is an impeccably designed and expansive 2,021-square-foot 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with a triple exposure and 856 square feet of private outdoor space including an enormous private roof terrace complete with outdoor kitchen. Modern interiors by internationally acclaimed Architects of ODA New York and Ryoko Okada have crafted exquisite spaces to delight both residents and guests. Cascading terraces create multitudes of windows and outdoor spaces, abundant natural light, and various living options to choose from. This penthouse residence offers oversized windows with high sound attenuation, 7" wide European white oak plank flooring. See floor plan and full details here.

399-East-8th-Street-01 All images of THREE99 via Bond NY
The boutique condominium dubbed THREE99 brings a touch of luxury to Alphabet City with well-appointed apartments, many of which have private balconies. Residents arrive to a lobby with green wall and chandelier, and additional amenity offerings include virtual doorman, a fitness center, a billiards lounge, a bicycle room, storage, a refrigerated package receiving area, and a pet spa. A tax abatement is in effect until 2036.
2231-Adam-Clayton-Powell-Jr-Boulevard-01 All images of Aurum via Compass

60-White-Street-01 All images of 60 White Street via CORE NYC
In 2010, three cast-iron commercial buildings dating back to the mid-19th century were combined into one luxury condominium in the heart of Tribeca. The facade pays respectful tribute to the buildings' history, but a decidedly modern environmental consciousness played a role in the conversion: All volatile organic compounds were eliminated, materials that were not part of the original structure were locally sourced, and there is a magnificent green wall in the lobby. Amenities include virtual doorman, fitness center, and lounge.

251-1st-Street-01 All images of 251 First via Halstead
The ODA-designed 251 First brings a striking style, top-of-the-line amenities, and abundant outdoor space to Park Slope. It is a short walk to Prospect Park, but a lounge with green wall, two courtyards, and a landscaped roof lounge provide plenty of nature much closer to home. Additional amenities include a fitness center, children's playroom, pet spa, and virtual concierge.

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