Within the past month, MNS has launched multiple properties (both rentals and condos) – 470 Manhattan, 567 Ocean, and 251 W 117th (which created its own app). The full-service real estate brokerage announced that some of their properties (including PLG) are moving units faster than they were pre-COVID.
People are adjusting to our “new normal” – New Yorkers have been in their homes for almost three months now – they’re figuring out exactly what they do and do not like, and are ready for some new walls to be looking at. There’s also a lot of pent up demand – people who were slated to move in April/May and are now on a month-to-month lease are feeling safer to make the move. I’m expecting a very busy summer. In terms of amenities, prospective buyers and renters are looking for private spaces, such as balconies and patios, now more than ever. But on top of that, they’re also heavily inquiring about well-kept outdoor amenity spaces. Take a look at PLG, it’s almost like its own little city with the amount of amenities – we’re actually moving units faster now than they we were pre-COVID. – Andrew Barrocas, CEO of MNS
Surrounding a shared courtyard and only a few blocks from Prospect Park, the 108-unit condominium 567 Ocean offers a variety of sizes and layouts including studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, as well as duplex/townhouse residences with private entrances, many with private outdoor spaces. Developed by New Empire Corp., with sales and marketing being led by MNS, homes at 567 Ocean feature: Carson/Smartphone integrated video intercom, individually zoned heating & cooling systems, top-of-the-line appliances and floor-to-ceiling, triple-paned windows.
The high-end amenities include a furnished roof deck, residents lounge, party room, courtyard, storage/bike storage, parking, kids’ playroom, and fitness center
251 West 117th Street
Developed by K&R Realty Management, South Harlem’s newest 72-unit rental development 251 West 117th Street features studios, one- and two-bedroom residences with high-end finishes including quartz kitchen countertops, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows, and closets designed and outfitted for maximum storage. Select residences include in-home washer and dryer units as well as private outdoor space with sweeping park and skyline views. Studio units will include a Murphy bed equipped with a console for optimal storage and a plush sofa. Pricing begins at $2,850 for a studio and ranges up $5,500 for a two-bedroom unit.
Residents have access to various amenities including a multi-service virtual doorman, digital package room, laundry room, fitness center, a resident lounge attached to a landscaped terrace and fully furnished rooftop with lounge chairs, al fresco dining area with grilling stations, and a fire pit.
MNS is handling the leasing and marketing of the project. The team collaborated with DREAMS, a startup creating innovative solutions for interactive virtual open houses, to create an app – 251 W 117th – that lets users virtually tour the building, neighborhood and even apply for housing.
470 Manhattan, an eight-story, 101-unit rental building is located just steps from McCarren Park, between Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Developed by Heatherwood with architecture by Hill West, the leasing and marketing of the project is being handled by MNS.
Residences range from studios to two-bedroom units (select units have large private terraces). Homes feature oversized windows, quartz kitchen countertops, stainless steel GE appliances, Bosch washer and dryer, custom vanity, hardware and fittings. Residents will be able to use virtual doorman, bicycle storage, gym with yoga area, business center and roof deck.
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