New York—Stonehenge Partners and SL Green Realty Corp. have opened 1080 Amsterdam, a rental apartment tower in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. It’s the seventh property by this particular partnership—in this case a redevelopment of an older structure.
The property is just south of Columbia University, and dates from the early 1930s. It was formerly staff housing for the nearby St. Luke’s Hospital Center; Stonehenge and SL Green leased the property for 99 years in late 2012.
The 95 apartments at 1080 Amsterdam range from studios to two-bedrooms, including some terraced residences with private outdoor space. At the top of the tower is a full-floor penthouse with two-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, a formal dining room and wrap-around terrace with views from Columbia University to the Financial District.
Monthly rents range from $2,500 to $12,000, and move-ins starting around the beginning of June. The partners haven’t released pre-leasing figures yet.
The 20-story property was renovated by Steven Kratchman Architects and re-envisioned for the Upper West Side with interiors by designer Andres Escobar. The two-year renovation project included revamping the building’s mechanical systems, as well upgrades to windows and corridors.
Each apartment includes various high-end finishes, such as hardwood floors, Scavolini Italian cabinetry, and Caesarstone countertops. Common amenities include a 24-hour attended lobby, fitness center with a private studio, a media lounge with a flat-screen TV, and a bike storage hub. The property’s residents will also have access to events at the property and other Stonehenge properties, such as fitness classes, dinner parties with noted chefs, and private movie screenings.