Staten Island was always the forgotten step-child of the 5 New York City boroughs. The consistent butt of jokes, it’s always been just a (free) ferry ride from the tip of Manhattan. Well, kids, you might just want to check out living there…
Urby Staten Island is a new residential development that puts a big emphasis on community. On the North Shore waterfront, it’s the largest new construction development on the island, with 900 apartments and 35,000 square feet of commercial space. It’s the first in a planned series of developments set to open in other cities, with the next Urby to open in another place just across the river from Manhattan, Jersey City.
It was conceptualized by real estate firm Ironstate and dutch architecture and interior designers, Concrete in order to offer a better rental-housing product. The concept is geared towards ‘contemporary urban residents’. Alongside studios, and one and two-bedroom apartments, Urby offers a range of social spaces that encourage neighborly interaction, like a pool, an urban farm (NYC's first) communal kitchen, and even an apiary that has several beehives.
Check out the architecture, restaurant, on-site farm and grounds. Studio apartments start at $1760. For more info, go here.
(via Design Boom)