TOWERS IN THE SKY
For Families Looking for New City Digs, The Luxury Residential Real Estate Market Is Still On Top
Whether they are looking to rent or buy their next home, many city parents prefer new, amenityrich buildings. And as the city’s most exciting new residences in recent years fi ll up, new ones are debuting in a variety of neighborhoods. Developers know the score: These days proximity to the city’s best public and private schools, beloved parks and cultural institutions are still priorities, but parents have begun to expect more from the buildings themselves. In the following pages, you’ll discover city properties offering lifestyles that are close to suburban with rooftop terraces with movie screens, private green outdoor spaces, heated swimming pools, catering kitchens, a bowling alley, children’s playroom, and adult fi tness centers, all with the convenience of concierge services and the joy of amazing views. What’s not to like?
NEW JERSEY THE MERCURY LOFTS AT THE BEACON (4 Beacon Way, Jersey City)
This historic art deco building offers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding cityscape, and space galore. The building’s half- and full-floor lofts feature 13-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens and 2,994 to 6,665 square feet of space. “The size of the residences in the Mercury is particularly appealing,” says George Filopoulos, developer of The Beacon and president of Metrovest Equities, Inc. “What was originally designed for 104 families will now be home to only 25.” What makes this building especially family-friendly is BeKids at the Beacon, a 66,000-square foot children’s destination that will include an early childhood education center, gymnastics and sports camps, a restaurant and much more.