Friday, May 23, 2014

Upscale rentals and a rooftop reflection pool at The Nathaniel on 3rd Avenue

[Photo from May 10]

As far as we knew, the Karl Fischer-designed 9-story retail-residential complex on Third Avenue and East 12th Street … was going as 74-84 Third Ave. …

[From November 2011]

Anyway! That was only temporary! Say hello to The Nathaniel at 138 E. 12th St. …

We learned about The Nathaniel (who or what is this named for anyway?) via an article in the Post yesterday about new luxury rentals.

Luxury indeed!

According to the Post (we didn't spot this part online), studios start at $3,470; one-bedrooms start at $4,600; two-bedrooms start at $6,650; and three bedrooms at — !!!! — $11,500.

Here's a description of the place via Luxury Rentals Manhattan:

[T]he apartments for rent at the Nathaniel boast generous layouts, custom high-gloss cabinetry, white oak flooring, and oversized closet space. The kitchens feature caesar stone white countertops and each residence is fitted with a washer and dryer for your convenience. Select residences at 138 East 12th Street also offer private terraces. Luxury amenities at the Nathaniel include a 24-hour attended lobby, private gym, bicycle storage, club room, and rooftop sun lounge with reflection pool.

As pricy as this seems (IS), The Nathaniel is still more affordable than the incoming Eleventh and Third across the Avenue.

The corner parcel on Third Avenue and East 12th Street where The Nathaniel sits was previously home to Nevada Smiths, Yummy House and a parking lot.

[EVG file photo from November 2011]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Those persistent rumors about 74-76 Third Avenue and the future of Nevada Smiths

The East Village will lose a parking lot and gain an apartment building

Former Nevada Smiths down to its last floor; city OKs work for new building

Bendy thing sighting as 84 Third Ave. eclipses the AMC Loews Village 7

Westside Market coming to the East Village


Anonymous said...

I just learned something new today, from the listing "one of the most alluring locations in all of Manhattan", I walk around here all the time I had no idea how alluring it was.

blue glass said...

everyone can sit around the reflecting pool and reflect on their reflections and wealth.
i hope they are all wearing google glasses.

Crazy Eddie said...

Well, I guess this place won’t have to worry about banning RS tenants from the pool

Makeout said...

My building doesn't have a name. It must be too poor. Makes that $10k place almost look like a deal. Shiiit.

Anonymous said...

My second apartment in NY was in a building named "The Mildred", the building is still standing between B- C on that dead end called 5th Street. It must have been lovely when it was new with its wright iron doors, marble lined stairwell and neo-gothic ornament however by 1980 it was pretty trashed. I guess none of us will be around in 2114 to see how "The Nathaniel" will hold up.

Anonymous said...

Dear blue glass,

Yes! I can just imagine the reflection of the Google Glass circle jerk getting recorded above the gentle lapping of the reflecting, reflection pool.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, will buildings like this increase the "pressure" on other buildings in the area? The idea that "market" rents can increase by 100% in less than five years is going to push even more people away...

Anonymous said...

The Nathaniel was designed by McCartan who can be followed on Twitter using @McCartanDesign and also check out their designs on Instagram using @mccartandesign