Wednesday, March 31, 2010

☞ DWELL: Tapestry to Debut in East Harlem

Tapestry is the new rental development on track for LEED Gold certification in East Harlem. The leasing office is scheduled to open April 1st with occupancy in May. Located at the corner of 124th Street and Second Avenue, Tapestry is a 12-story, 185-unit apartment building, developed in partnership by two of the city’s most important advocates for green living, Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC and Lettire Construction Corporation. Renters are offered a choice of 26 distinct floor plans and 7 kitchen layouts, all featuring expansive windows that provide exceptional natural daylight. Prices range from $1,750 for an alcove studio to $3,750 for a three bedroom.

In addition to a 3,000-square-foot landscaped terrace, Rainwater Harvesting, Forest Stewardship Council certified flooring, recycled content tiling and recyclable carpeting, etc., every single item in the model apartments has a “green” element to it, according to the developer. The leasing staff will encourage residents to purchase green furniture with their assistance, and will provide a green living guide to each tenant.

The lower photo shows what this corner of 2nd Avenue looked like a year ago, so East Harlem's renewal is slowly progressing along. Read more about this development in today's Real Deal article: LINK


  1. Little by little, progress is coming along.

  2. This building is significant in that it was well financed and proceeded immune to the recession. Also I am pleased to see this building has a very open store frontage that adds to this corner.

  3. Another green contribution would be for the new residents to participate in the huge community garden across the street that is in need of some willing hands. I know owners are more likely to be invested in their neighborhood, I hope some of these renters get involved.

  4. Nice to see a new building out there, but not all that delighted with it being a rental. Doesn't show a lot of confidence imo.