Northside Piers Debuts On-Site Sales Office
Toll Brothers threw open the construction site gate today, challenging yupsters to locate their brand-new on-site sales office. We recommend prospective Northside Piers residents don their Carhartt work jackets and Timberland boots (hardhats optional) for the dicey treck past broken fences and construction equipment to the foot of North 5th Street. Or just drive.
Honestly, though, the on-siteness factor is actually doing future Northsiders a big favor: the muddy, broken terrain and looming overhead cranes are such standard landscaping features in the neighborhood that if one finds themselves put-off by this ramble, they might well consider keeping their Upper West Side walk-up for a few more years. Just wait til they discover that Otto Tootsis and the meat juice on North 6th are a bad combo...
Imnotsayin went sniffing around on your behalf, and was greeted by an extremely cordial and well-informed receptionist. We even scored an invite to Tuesday's champagne reception and super-secret afterparty. Plus a bunch of pics of the giant scale model of the development. The requisite kitchen and bath mock-ups are there: built-in Sub-Z, GE garbage disposal, granite countertops, blah, blah, blah. Honestly, though, our favorite part was the curiously-taxidermic bathmat.
The tower currently under construction is number one of three - with numbers two and three slated to begin obstructing the breathtaking panoramas from tower one within a year or two. That begs the question: who's the target customer for the $2 million Manhattan-facing units in tower one, who will be teased with a great view for one year? The terminally ill?
The big model is quite revealing in other aspects though. The rezone-mandated public promenade is there in all its glory; there's a rather large new pier projecting well out into the river (gotta believe that NY Water Taxi has their eye on that); what currently appears to be a one-story frontage on Kent Avenue is actually six-story mixed-use as originally reported; and this new info: the three-story sawtooth front units lining North 5th and North 4th Streets are actually townhouses.
OK, you've all been very well behaved while we tortured you with wordy word stuff...here's your eye candy, kids:
Northside Piers Photoset on Flickr