We’ve written about a number of Related’s green development efforts here in Manhattan previously, including the Upper East Side’s Brompton and the Superior Ink condos in the West Village. One Related project we haven’t discussed in much detail, though, is the Robert A.M. Stern-designed Harrison condominiums. Located at 305 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street on the Upper West Side, the project is substantially complete, and now has two more retail tenants to offer in addition to a second-floor Equinox health club. According to a press release, a children’s retail store called Giggle and a Crumbs Bake Shop (which seems odd given that another Crumbs is located across the street just a few blocks south on Amsterdam, but perhaps it’s a relocation?) have signed leases and will move into the Harrison’s available ground floor retail space.
The development itself consists of two towers – 19-stories at 205 West 76th Street and a 14-stories at 202 West 77th Street. The Harrison offers 132 residences, was constructed and appointed with various recycled-content materials, and also features energy-efficent building systems and appliances. However, it should be noted that – notwithstanding Related’s LEED Silver application to USGBC – a century-old Romanesque former carriage house failed to earn landmark status and was razed to make way for the development, despite significant local protest in support of landmark status.