Wednesday, December 2, 2015

If you're Jonesing for a new apartment on East Houston


[Photo from August, oh August!]

Rentals are now on the market at Jones LES (website here), the new 13-floor residential building on East Houston at Ridge Street.

Per Buzz Buzz Home (h/t Curbed!), there are five units available at the moment, with leases ranging in price from $2,854 for a studio to $5,477 for two bedrooms.

The 78-unit building includes 16 affordable apartments.

The photos at Streeteasy look pretty nice, with items carefully and photogenically draped over things... just like a real apartment, except not on the floor...





As for the amenities! Per Streeteasy:

Residents have access to a unique mix of amenities, including a lobby lounge, library, fitness center, and a private garden with exclusive street access. Fourteen stories above jones hill, residents can enjoy a landscaped rooftop with remarkable 360-degree city views, complete with an outdoor screening area...

Lobby lounge! Oh, hello! Would you like to see my boxing gloves? They are on my wall...



And the roof deck...



From the TV screen on the roof, you can apparently watch people in the lobby lounge...



As for the name, Jones LES, here's the explanation via the marketing copy:

In 1776, the home and gardens of judge thomas jones sat at the highest point on the lower east side. This location became known as jones hill. For manhattan at the time, jones hill afforded some of the most incredible vistas in lower manhattan. These view experiences can be relived today exclusively at jones l.e.s

We always read that this hill was roughly the area now of Grand and Pitt.

The parcel here sat empty for years, the property of reclusive real-estate baron William Gottlieb.

Previously on EV Grieve:
An L-Shaped footprint ready to make its impression on East Houston Street

An abandoned car in an empty lot that will soon yield a 13-floor residential building

On East Houston, work begins on a new 13-floor residential building

What 331 E. Houston St. will look like one day

A look at 331 E. Houston St., with a rooftop deck for outdoor showers and 'Live Free or Die Hard'

16 affordable apartments now available at the incoming 331 E. Houston St.

Full reveal at 331 E. Houston St.

331 E. Houston St. now with a teaser site and name — Jones LES


[Jones LES lot in July 2013]

8 comments:

Gojira said...

I bet Judge Jones's place was nicer than this pile. And what's with the "hip" (I assume) refusal to capitalize proper names in that descriptive claptrap? And is that seriously a bar in the lobby? Is that so you can get a snootful without even having to go out or up to your apartment?

Anonymous said...

I'll take the empty lot, thanks; all it needs is a couch and a tv set and it's the dream.:)

EVQP said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your commentary, Grieve! Shame about the "product" though...

Anonymous said...

It has its own library? Because the Hamilton Fish branch of NYPL is very close--is that considered a unique amenity?

DrBOP said...

I thought lobby lounge libraries were code mandatory these days?




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Goggla said...

If I read my history correctly, the American Revolution in 1776 put Judge Jones out of a job and he was exiled to England.

For some fun reading, see this article:
https://lihj.cc.stonybrook.edu/2009/articles/thomas-jones-embittered-long-island-loyalist/

Makeout said...

What? No "safe, secure bike parking? Fuck you.

Anonymous said...

They need to fire that photo stylist.