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The Beckenstein building
Like the East Village, the Lower East Side is now transforming into a neighborhood where luxury rentals and high-end amenities are becoming the norm. With the upcoming Essex Crossing development, which already has six out of the nine sites underway, this transformation will possibly skyrocket. See our rundown below of the top rental buildings in the burgeoning Lower East Side.
1. The Rollins, 145 Clinton Street
Photos via Douglas Elliman
Living room
Roof Deck
Unsurprisingly, the top rental on this rundown is The Rollins, located at the mega-development Essex Crossing. Renters can look forward to first-class amenities, including an attended lobby, concierge service, a resident's lounge with billiards and shuffleboard tables, a fitness center, pet spa, a private dining space and meeting room, TV lounge, built-in banquette, and workstations. And that's not all, the building also offers a rooftop terrace lounge, a garden terrace, and a public landscaped plaza. A Trader Joe's and a Target are both set to open at the retail space later this year.
2. The Chrystie, 229 Chrystie Street
Photos via Rose Associates
Living room
Lounge
Built in 2005, The Chrystie offers 300+ rental units with studio, one-, and two-bedroom layouts. The building was recently renovated and offers top-notch amenities like a resident lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio theatre, a rooftop sundeck with lovely views, and game rooms.
3. The Beckenstein, 130 Orchard Street
Living space (via Real New York)
Balcony (via Real New York)
The Beckenstein is a historic building named after the fabric and interior decorating company S. Beckenstein, which occupied the building from 1920 through the early 2000s. Renovations gave each open space new hardwood floors and a kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, including a washer/dryer. Apartments also feature balconies, oversized windows, and high ceilings – as high as 20 feet in some! Keeping in line with the LES, there are exclusive art galleries on the first two floors.
4. 155 Attorney Street
Photos via CORE
Living room
Lobby
This newly-built 7-story, 37-unit building offers its residents a sleek entry lobby with a lounge, a virtual doorman, bike storage, mail/package room, and a landscaped rooftop terrace complete with outdoor seating, an outdoor kitchen with gas grill, and 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Apartments provide enviable features like grey-stained oak floors, quartz countertops, an in-unit Bosch washer/dryer, and floor-to-ceiling casement windows.
5. Jones L.E.S, 331 East Houston Street
Photos via Real New York
Lobby
Game room
Another newly-built rental, Jones L.E.S has the allure of condo-quality finishes which include a soaking tub, custom Italian kitchen cabinetry, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. Residents can make full use of the gym, WiFi lounge, private garden, bike storage, billiard's table, and a rooftop terrace with an outdoor screening area.
6. Suffolk Commons, 99 Suffolk Street
Photo via HUBB NYC
Living Room (via Real New York)
Roof Deck (via Real new York)
Built in the early 2000s, 99 Suffolk Street still competes with newer rentals thanks to its recent renovation. The pet-friendly building offers residences with high ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and much more. As for building features, renters will have a virtual doorman, fitness center, storage, and common terrace.
7. The Ludlow, 188 Ludlow Street
Photos via Edison Properties
Living room
Game room
Undoubtedly a luxury tower, The Ludlow has amenities that include a 24-hour doorman, valet services, a fitness center with a yoga/Pilates studio, a rooftop sundeck with stunning views, and a media/billiards lounge. Apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows, light oak hardwood floors, and kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.
8. The Stanton, 196 Stanton Street
Rendering by Karl Fischer Architects
Kitchen (via Real New York)
Balcony (via Real New York)
The Stanton, built in 2010, is a modern elevator building with a 360-degree roof deck, a virtual doorman, gym and yoga center, pet grooming station, and bike room. Residents offer large windows with tons of natural sunlight, private balconies, hardwood floors, and condo-level finishes throughout.
9. 275 South Street
Photos via Bold New York
Living room
Lounge
While this mammoth-sized rental was built in 1978, it was recently renovated and now offers its lucky residents a brand new roof deck, co-working space, and gym – all of which were designed and curates for creative and collaborate lifestyles. Best of all, the doorman building overlooks the waterfront in the Two Bridges area.
10. 145 Ludlow Street
Photos via TOWN
Penthouse
Roof Deck
145 Ludlow Street was designed by David Howell Design and built in 2015. Its beautifully-crafted residences claim to balance "quality, aesthetics, and functionality." All apartments boast 9'6" ceilings, oversized European tilt and turn windows, white oak floors, a washer/dryer, and central AC. For amenities, residents can check out a planted roof terrace and have access to storage, a bike room, and video intercom with i-door capability.
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