FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A 30-story luxury rental building in the Financial District recently opened with a host of amenities, plus a bit of history.
The Lara, at 113 Nassau St., takes the place of a six-story building that was the first home of The New York Times. The newspaper published its first edition there in 1851, but moved to a new office by 1854.
The 19th-century building, most recently home to a McDonalds, was demolished in 2007 to make way for The Lara, which is nearly complete.
The building with 168 apartments has rented half of its units since they went on the market in late December, said Adam Disick, CEO of Triumph Property Group, its leasing company.
Rents start at $2,730 per month for 430-square-foot studios, $3,850 to $5,100 per month for one-bedrooms, and $5,825 to $7,500 per month for two-bedrooms.
Amenities include a large rooftop terrace, which, along with impressive views, feature an outdoor flat-screen TV and barbecue grills.
The building also includes a gaming media lounge with four TVs, a fitness center that includes a boxing studio and ballet barre, as well as outdoor pingpong tables on another terrace and a massive fifth-floor lounge with LED-lit chandeliers and 28-foot ceilings, Disick said.
The lounge area, which can be reserved for private events, has a catering kitchen and a bar with seltzer on tap and Italian syrups, for making your own soft drinks. Outside of the lounge is also a large outdoor terrace that will include an billiard table and a sculpture garden with a granite waterfall, Disick said.
Thirty tenants have already moved into the building. Disick said some of the public spaces still need finishing touches, and some of the upper-floor apartments are still under construction.
For more information about The Lara, visit its website.