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22 Bond Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 22 Bond Street by Carter Horsley

This slim, 11-story building has only 6 duplex condominium apartments at 22 Bond Street in the NoHo Historic District but adds significantly to the glory of Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery as one of the city’s most architecturally interesting and attractive.

The developer is Second Development Services and the Richport Group.

The developers acquired the site in 2013 after work was halted in 2007 on a 14-story hotel on the site.  They agreed to reduce the height of that building, which was designed by Smith-Miller Hawkinson by three stories in exchange for permission from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission for some changes including making its entrance larger.

The building, which runs through the block to 25 Great Jones Street, has been redesigned by BKSK Architects, which also designed the very handsome 25 Bond Street across from it on Bond Street.

Immediately to the west of this development, Morris Adjmi has designed a boxy, 10-story building with several setbacks on Lafayette Street across from that street from his handsome mid-rise building and Annabelle Selldorf’s terracotta 10 Bond Street.

Immediately to the east of this development on Bond Street are the delightful, frolicking gold figures on the façade at 24 Bond Street, where Robert Mapplethorpe, the late photographer, used to live.  Their lively forms reinforce the great and very sinuous “graffiti” fence on the base of the green-glass 40 Bond Street building designed for Ian Schrager by architects Herzog and de Meuron at 40 Bond Street.

Bottom Line

A very bold and rusty filling of a major gap on the city’s most architecturally celebrated side-street with a lush garden next to the prancing gold nymphs of the adjacent building obviously giddy with the belated arrival of this tower of six duplexes with 20-foot-high ceilings


The redesign makes use of Corten steel on its north and south façades.  The taller north façade has thin Corten piers/fins.  The three-and-a-half-story façade on Bond Street has a screened entrance to a long, lushly landscaped “art” garden with Corten trellises and wall screens and angular open planter enclosures, designed by Future Green Studio.  Near the screened entrance Federico Uribe had designed “Superfly,” a 13-foot-high wall sculpture made from salvaged Jet Ski and boat parts. The garden has a meandering path to Great Jones Street tower.

Inside the glass-enclosed lobby will be a 14-foot-high sculpture by Roy Nachum of interconnected gold crowns.  According to a February 6, 2017 article by Dana Schulz at “more of his work is seen throughout the public spaces, including in the lobby which also features ‘cyprus walls burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban, accented with benetti moss installations on walls and the elevator lobby ceiling.

According to an article by Jason Sayer at August 3, 2016, this building will have a “braille sidewalk” with cast-iron vault lights which illuminate the entrance area at night.


The lobby will have a fireplace.


According to a February 3, 2017 article by C. J. Hughes in The New York Times, “inside the six three-bedroom units, some of whose ceiling heights will soar to 22 feet, art will also likely feature prominently,” and “every wall will be reinforced with plywood, so paintings can be hung anywhere and not just at certain study points.”

All of the apartments have balconies.  The top penthouse has two additional terraces while the second highest has one.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 31 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 29 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 20 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #29 Rated condo - Downtown
  • #3 Rated condo - NoHo
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