staten island urby includes new york's first residential urban farm staten island urby includes new york's first residential urban farm
jul 20, 2016

staten island urby includes new york's first residential urban farm

 

‘staten island urby’ is a residential development in new york that places a strong emphasis on experience and community. located on the north shore waterfront, it is the largest new construction development in the borough, with a total of 900 apartments and 35,000 square feet of commercial space. the scheme is the first in a planned series of developments set to open in other cities, with the next urby expected to open later this year in jersey city.

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the residential development seeks to place a strong emphasis on experience and community

 

 

staten island urby has been conceptualized by real estate firm ironstate and dutch architecture and interior designers concrete. conceived 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. these include an urban farm, a communal kitchen, and an apiary that encompasses several beehives.

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the concept is geared towards ‘contemporary urban residents’

 

 

measuring a total of 5,000 square feet, the scheme is organized around one of new york city’s largest urban farms. the plot grows over 50 varieties of produce and includes a greenhouse and picnic tables for shared dining and composting. the facility even has its own farmer-in-residence. a large communal kitchen teaches culinary classes, hosts chef tastings, and incorporates produce from the urban farm within gourmet meals. beehives are located on the roof with the goal of producing honey to be served in the on-site café.

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a large communal kitchen teaches culinary classes and hosts chef tastings

 

 

the development also includes a 5,100 square foot fitness center, an outdoor pool, landscaped courtyards with fire pits, wi-fi enabled green spaces, and a 300-car garage. the LEED certified project features a number of environmentally conscious elements such as filtered water filling stations in the lobbies, electric car chargers in the garage, and storage for up to 500 bicycles.

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the scheme is located on the north shore of staten island

 

 

individual apartments come equipped with built-in wardrobes, storage spaces, bookshelves, window treatments, lighting, and wi-fi. residents have keyless building and apartment entry through smart technology systems located throughout the development, while every apartment comes with its own washer/dryer. urby also features 35,000 square feet of commercial space, which will soon include a selection of boutique restaurants and shops.

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the scheme is organized around one of new york city’s largest urban farms

 

 

located on the north shore of staten island, the development is just a few minutes away from the st. george ferry in the neighborhood of stapleton. urby provides views of the statue of liberty, verrazano bridge, brooklyn, and lower manhattan. ironstate’s transformation of the site — which was a former U.S. navy yard — is part of the city’s $32 million USD plans to reconnect the community with the waterfront esplanade.

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the development includes a 5,100 square foot fitness center and an outdoor pool

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residents have keyless building and apartment entry

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apartments come equipped with built-in wardrobes, storage spaces, and bookshelves

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studios, and one and two-bedroom units are available

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the scheme is part of the city’s plans to reconnect the community with the waterfront esplanade

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