GDC Celebrates the Grand Opening of 3 Westerly Bar & Grill, a New Waterfront Restaurant at Harbor Square in Ossining

 

OSSINING, NY (June 1, 2017) – Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) today joined with County and Village officials to celebrate the grand opening of 3 Westerly Bar & Grill, a new nautical-themed restaurant located at the Harbor Square luxury rental complex on the Ossining waterfront.

“Today’s grand opening of 3 Westerly Bar & Grill represents the final stage of our Harbor Square development which has transformed a former industrial site into a thriving mixed-use residential community with a public park and riverfront promenade. With the addition of this exciting new restaurant, people can enjoy first-class cuisine while experiencing the timeless beauty of the Hudson River,” said GDC Founder and Principal Martin Ginsburg.

“Surrounded by a beautiful park, right at the Metro North station, and with the world’s most glorious sunsets — 3 Westerly has picked a winning location! We are thrilled to welcome this new business to the Ossining waterfront,” said Victoria Gearity, Mayor of the Village of Ossining.

 

“Westchester County and its Industrial Development Agency are proud to have partnered with Ginsburg Development Companies on the Harbor Square project,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Now complete, Harbor Square’s innovative development is an attractive community for families, empty nesters and millennials alike, looking to move or stay right here in Westchester. Congratulations to Martin Ginsburg and the GDC team on this milestone.”

Housed within a distinctive free-standing lighthouse, 3 Westerly Bar & Grill features a variety of indoor/outdoor dining options all of which offer stunning panoramic views of the scenic Hudson River waterfront. Under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Dmitri Petriakov, formerly the Executive Chef at B.L.T. Prime in New York City, 3 Westerly Bar & Grill offers a wide array of dining options with a pronounced seafood emphasis.

A dramatic main dining area, which seats up to 100, houses exposed I-beam light pendants hanging over the main dining area, while the banquet seating is illuminated by the rugged elegance of steampunk lighting. The elegant main bar features a black granite bar surface and raised-booth seating with walls adorned with HD TVs, where up to 75 people can comfortably stop in to watch the big game or enjoy a quiet drink after work.

A full-service outdoor beer garden & sunset terrace, is capable of entertaining up to 125 guests, while the sunset terrace on the west side has lounge sofas with arm chairs and dining tables under an elaborate trellis ceiling design. The restaurant’s garden deck on the mezzanine level takes full advantage of the breathtaking Hudson River vista. There is also a private dining room lit by distinctive nautical rope chandeliers that seats up to 75 guests and is perfect for special events or meetings.

The 300-seat restaurant is operated by Jeremy Casilli, an innovative restaurateur whose other venues include TriBeCa’s AOA Bar and Grill, Pier 115 in Edgewater, N.J., and Soho and Tribeca Grand Hotels.

“After much anticipation, we are thrilled to bring this project to fruition and open our doors to the Ossining residents and the Westchester community. 3 Westerly Bar and Grill will be an iconic destination for people seeking a nautical indulgence. We have worked diligently to create a universal hub for all types of guests. We look forward to sharing our breathtaking views of the Hudson River while dining under our free standing light house structure,” said Casilli.

The grand opening of 3 Westerly Bar & Grill represents the completion of Harbor Square, a $65 million mixed-use luxury rental complex featuring 188 luxury rental apartments, a new public park with children’s playground, waterfront promenade with monumental sculptures and a dock that serves the NY Waterway Haverstraw-to-Ossining commuter ferry. Located across from the Ossining Metro North station, Harbor Square has a mix of studios and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, many with balconies with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Resort-style amenities include full service concierge, rooftop club lounge; rooftop pool and deck with cabana seating, BBQ stations and outdoor bar with TV; first-class spa and fitness center offering available personal trainers and spa treatments.

 

For further information about 3 Westerly Bar & Grill visit www.3westerly.com. For more information about Harbor Square and other GDC Rentals properties visit www.gdcrentals.com or call the Harbor Square Leasing Center at 914-945-0008

GDC and Ossining Dedicate Sculpture and New Public Kiosk at Harbor Square

Members of the Ossining Fire Department stand at Harbor Square and the sculpture “The Angel”, along with (front row L to R) 1st Assistant Chief Angelo Manicchio, Humberto Barbosa dos Santos, President of Fireman Brigade of Alijó, Portugal, the artist Cesar Israel Paulo, Mayor Victoria Gearity, Martin Ginsburg, Founder and Principal of Ginsburg Development Companies, and Matthew Scarduzio, Chief Engineer of the Ossining Fire Department

 

Sculpture is Tribute to Fire Departments in Ossining and Sister City in Portugal; Kiosk Features Plaques on History of Ossining Waterfront

OSSINING, NY (September 8, 2016) – Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and Ossining Village officials met yesterday at Harbor Square to dedicate a modern sculpture installed on the new public waterfront park and promenade of the luxury rental complex. They also dedicated a new public kiosk in the park that features 8 large-scale plaques commemorating the history of the Ossining waterfront.

The 23-foot tall carbon steel sculpture, which is the fourth sculpture to be installed at Harbor Square, was created by artist César Israel Paulo of Portugal. Commissioned by Harbor Square developer Martin Ginsburg, the sculpture is an exact replica of a sculpture in Alijó, Portugal, which is the sister city of Ossining. Former Ossining Village Mayor William Hanauer had seen the piece on a recent trip and connected the artist back to Mr. Ginsburg to discuss recreating the piece at Harbor Square.

Called “The Angel”, the sculpture is a tribute to the fire departments of Alijó and Ossining. The bright red sculpture varies its color and light and shadow depending on the time of day and year. “With the completion of this artistic project in Ossining there will be, in two different parts of the globe, two “Angels” standing as an homage to all those who give their lives for others,” said artist César Israel Paulo whose work is represented in public collections in Portugal and in private collections in Portugal, Europe, and North and Latin America.

“This powerful piece rising from the bank of the Hudson River is a fitting tribute to the remarkable men and women of the Ossining Fire Department,” said Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity.

“Generations of Ossining residents have proudly served our neighbors. This sculpture is a fine way to honor their sacrifice and dedication,” said Matthew Scarduzio, Chief Engineer of the Ossining Fire Department.

“We are delighted to have brought this exciting work of art to Harbor Square to be enjoyed by our residents as well as the general public who visit this beautiful new waterfront park. We believe that public art plays an important role in creating vibrant residential communities,” said Mr. Ginsburg.

Mr. Ginsburg has a passion for displaying public art at GDC’s residential communities. Last year, GDC installed a towering 42-foot tall sculpture at Harbor Square created by internationally known sculptor Peter Lundberg, whose work is in collections around the world. Across the Hudson in Rockland County, GDC’s Harbors at Haverstraw residential community features several monumental sculptures along a waterfront promenade.

The new waterfront kiosk features photographs and maps from the Ossining Historical Society Museum. Panels are installed on the outside of the kiosk, each one highlighting a different piece of history from the Sint Sinck Indians to the iconic Sing Sing Correctional Facility to the arrival of the Hudson River Railroad’s impact, the Hudson Wire Company, a tribute to Henry Gourdine, a renowned local fisherman for whom the park is named in his memory, and the opening of Harbor Square.

Harbor Square is a $65 million luxury rental complex featuring 188 luxury rental apartments with spectacular Hudson River views. In the first four months of opening, more than 50 percent of the units have been leased. Located across from the Ossining Metro North station, Harbor Square has a mix of studios 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, many with balconies with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Resort-style amenities include full service concierge, rooftop club lounge, rooftop pool and deck with cabana seating, BBQ stations and outdoor bar; and a first-class spa and fitness center offering available personal trainers and spa treatments.

Harbor Square is the latest rental community of Ginsburg Development’s GDC Rentals brand of luxury resort-style properties, which launched last year with the opening of Riverside, a 108-unit luxury rental at Harbors-at-Haverstraw in Rockland County. Other GDC Rentals communities include River Tides at Greystone, a 330-unit luxury rental complex overlooking the Hudson in Yonkers, and The Lofts on Saw Mill River, which features 66 loft-style rental apartments in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson. All GDC Rentals communities are pet friendly and smoke free.

For further information about Harbor Square and other GDC Rentals properties visit www.gdcrentals.com or call the Harbor Square Leasing Center at 914-945-0008.

County and Village Officials Join with GDC to Celebrate Grand Opening of Harbor Square Luxury Rental Complex

From left, Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg; Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity; Ossining Village Trustee Quantel Bazemore; County Executive Robert P. Astorino; Martin Ginsburg, Principal, Ginsburg Development Companies; County Legislator Catherine Borgia; State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Jamie Ethier of the Office of Planning and Development for the New York Department of State.

 

Officials Dedicate New Public Park Named in Honor of Legendary Hudson River Fisherman Henry Gourdine

OSSINING, NY (June 2016) – Westchester County and Ossining Village officials joined with representatives from Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) to celebrate the grand opening of Harbor Square, a new $65 million, mixed-use luxury rental complex on the Ossining waterfront featuring world-class amenities and services with spectacular views of the Hudson River. The June 23rd event kicked off the grand opening weekend for the public to visit Harbor Square at open houses.

The ribbon-cutting celebration also included the formal dedication of a new public park at Harbor Square named in honor of Henry Gourdine, a legendary local fisherman who spent most of his 94 years harvesting the Hudson with fishing crews. The $1 million public park, which was built by GDC and funded 50% by a grant from New York State, features a children’s playground, waterfront promenade and dock that serves the NY Waterway Haverstraw-to-Ossining commuter ferry.

“Today represents a major milestone for GDC and the Village of Ossining. Working together we have been able to transform a former industrial property into a magnificent mixed-use residential community featuring luxury rental residences, a first-class riverfront restaurant and a new public park where residents and their families can enjoy the incomparable beauty of one of the world’s greatest rivers,” said Martin Ginsburg, Principal of GDC. “As a transit-oriented development, Harbor Square appeals to both millennials and empty-nesters who want the convenience of being just a short walk to the Metro-North train station,” he added.

“The dedication of Henry Gourdine Park and the ribbon cutting of Harbor Square herald an exciting new chapter for Ossining’s waterfront. Is there any place more magnificent to watch a sunset than over the Hudson River? We are delighted to be welcoming this new opportunity for more people to enjoy the beauty our village,” said Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity.

“I am truly impressed by the ambition of Harbor Square, and the scope of what

will be offered to Ossining and the entire county as a result,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Westchester County is proud to have supported this project.” The County’s Industrial Development Agency provided financial incentives for the project.

“The Department of State is proud to help New York State’s waterfront communities become more vibrant and economically developed,” said New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado. “The completion of Henry Gourdine Park along the Ossining waterfront will improve public access to the Hudson River and provide recreational and economic opportunities for the Village.”

Conveniently located across from the Metro-North train station, Harbor Square features 188 luxury rental apartments in a wide variety of one- and two-bedroom layouts with many featuring separate powder rooms and den/studies with some large enough to function as a guest room. As a waterfront property, many units offer bay windows and balconies with breathtaking views of the Hudson River.

One-bedroom apartments range from a 683 square foot unit priced from $2,395 to a unique 1,114 square-foot one-bedroom that lives like a home with a separate dining room, large den/guest room and two full baths priced at $3,295. Two bedroom units range from $3,195 for a 1,156 square-foot apartment to $6,000 for a 1,448 square-foot Penthouse corner apartment with walls of glass and head-on river views.

The apartment homes at Harbor Square boast fixtures and finishes more often found in a luxury condo than a rental. The Euro-style open kitchens feature center islands or a Parsons table breakfast bar; white lacquer and wood grain cabinetry; quartz countertops; under-mount sink with bar-style faucet with pull down spout, glass backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The designer bathrooms feature walk-in showers in all master baths with an adjustable showerhead. The apartments, which have wood laminate flooring in living areas and premium carpeting in bedrooms, have large walk-in closets, window shades, solid core room doors and a ceiling fan in all master bedrooms.

As the only full service luxury rental building in Westchester’s river villages, Harbor Square offers 24-hour front desk concierge services with package and dry cleaning acceptance and penthouse amenities including a spectacular club lounge with Hudson River views; a first-class fitness center with available personal trainers; a spa with available treatments from licensed massage therapists, a yoga/motion room with classes and a rooftop pool and sundeck with BBQ stations. Residents also have access to a business center and café serving Starbucks coffee. There is even a pet wash!

Residents of Harbor Square will also enjoy programming and events that include wine tastings, guest lectures, personal enrichment classes, musical performances, art shows, resident parties both in the club and poolside and curated field trips to local cultural and historic sites.

Harbor Square also features a destination restaurant, offering fine and casual dining along the Ossining waterfront with an outdoor patio that seats 100 diners. The restaurant is currently undergoing interior construction and is scheduled to open in the fall.

Harbor Square marks the Westchester debut of Ginsburg Development’s GDC Rentals brand of luxury resort-style properties, which launched last year with the opening of Riverside, a 108-unit luxury rental on the Hudson River at GDC’s Harbors-at-Haverstraw community in Rockland County. Other GDC Rentals communities in development include River Tides at Greystone, a 330-unit luxury rental complex overlooking the Hudson in Yonkers, and The Lofts on Saw Mill River, which features 66 loft-style rental apartments in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson. All GDC Rentals communities are pet friendly and smoke free.

GDC and Ossining Celebrate Raising of Monumental Sculpture at Harbor Square

From left, GDC Principal Martin Ginsburg; Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity, State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and sculptor Peter Lundberg

 

42-Foot Tall Sculpture by Renowned Sculptor Peter Lundberg to be Featured at New Waterfront Park Being Built by GDC at Harbor Square

OSSINING, NY (June 22, 2015) – Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and Ossining Village officials met today to raise a monumental sculpture that was molded in the earth at the new public waterfront park and promenade being built at GDC’s Harbor Square luxury rental complex in Ossining.

The towering 42-foot tall, 80-ton sculpture, which was commissioned by Harbor Square developer Martin Ginsburg, is the creation of internationally known sculptor Peter Lundberg, whose work is in collections around the world.

The sculpture was made by framing trenches dug on the site with stainless steel and pouring concrete into the trench. It will face the Hudson River and serve as the centerpiece for the new waterfront park and promenade that GDC is building as part of the Harbor Square complex. The park will also include a children’s playground and new riverfront restaurant which is currently under construction. Dedication of the new park and promenade is scheduled for September at which time a second monumental sculpture from a sculptor in Portugal is expected to be installed at the park.

“We are delighted to have this magnificent sculpture by renowned sculptor Peter Lundberg as the showpiece of the beautiful public waterfront park and promenade we are building at Harbor Square. Art is a very important part of our daily lives and we are proud to incorporate it into the public spaces of our residential communities,” said Mr. Ginsburg.

Mr. Ginsburg has a passion for public art at his residential communities. Just across the Hudson River from Harbor Square, Lundberg sculptures are featured at GDC’s Harbors at Haverstraw development. In June, GDC will be finishing the Sculpture Trail & Promenade at Harbors which will include another large monumental sculpture. It will be the fourth major sculpture on the 1.5-mile long public promenade at the Harbors waterfront in Haverstraw.

Mr. Ginsburg, whose company has been building homes in the Hudson Valley for more than 50 years, has a vision of creating sculpture trails along other rivertown waterfronts from New York City to Albany and combining with Dia Art Foundation in Beacon and Storm King Art Center in New Windsor to create the largest outdoor museum in the world. “What better place to showcase world-class sculpture than along one of the world’s greatest and most beautiful rivers,” said Mr. Ginsburg.

“I am delighted to continue to work with Martin Ginsburg to create significant pieces of public art along the Hudson River. The experience of creating this piece was made all the more special by staying in the Village of Ossining and getting to know the people of Ossining during its fabrication. I hope all area residents, especially the children, will come and enjoy this new waterfront park and this new beacon on the river that we raise today,” said Mr. Lundberg.

Mr. Lundberg’s sculptures are in collections in eight U.S. states and five countries including Australia, China, Germany, Norway and Sweden). Locally, his work can also be seen at the Storm King Art Center and at the entrance of the George Washington Bridge off the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Meanwhile, construction is moving ahead at Harbor Square, a $65 million luxury rental complex featuring 188 luxury rental apartments. Located across from the Ossining Metro North station, Harbor Square will have a mix of studios and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, many with balconies with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Resort-style amenities will include full service concierge, rooftop club lounge; rooftop pool and deck with cabana seating, BBQ stations and outdoor bar with TV; first-class spa and fitness center offering available personal trainers and spa treatments. Occupancy at Harbor Square is scheduled for spring 2016.

Harbor Square is the latest resort-style luxury rental community under development by GDC in the Hudson Valley. Last fall, GDC broke ground on River Tides at Greystone, a 330-unit luxury rental complex in Yonkers. GDC began construction in May on The Lofts on Saw Mill River in Hastings-on-Hudson, and this month in Rockland County GDC opened the leasing center for Riverside, a 106-unit luxury apartment residence at the Harbors-at-Haverstraw community.

GDC Brings Smoke-Free Apartments to All New Luxury Rentals in Hudson Valley

VALHALLA, NY (April 28, 2015) – Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC), one of the largest residential developers in the Hudson Valley, is implementing a policy of smoke-free apartments in all of its new rental complexes.

The new smoke-free policy applies to almost 700 luxury rental units coming on line in Yonkers, Ossining, Hastings-on-Hudson and Haverstraw. Residents and their guests will be prohibited from smoking in their apartments, the common areas and even outdoor areas such as pools, cabanas and other property amenities.

“This is an idea whose time has come,” said Martin Ginsburg, Founder and Principal of Valhalla-based GDC. “People, especially young adults, are more health-conscious and more sensitive to secondhand smoke than ever before. We’ve had residents complain about smoke drifting in from their neighboring apartments. Even one or two people smoking in a building can make a lot of other residents uncomfortable.”

Ginsburg’s move was applauded by Maureen Kenney, Director of POW’R Against Tobacco, an organization that works to reduce tobacco use in Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland counties.

“Everyone deserves to breathe fresh air,” Kenney said. “As consumers are becoming more aware of the dangers of secondhand smoke, the demand for smoke-free housing options has steadily trended upward over the past decade.”

She cited a study showing that 60 percent of the air in an apartment building comes from surrounding units – a sobering fact in light of a 2014 report from the U.S. Surgeon General which concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke increases risk of heart disease, cancer and strokes in adults. Children and infants exposed to secondhand smoke are more susceptible to respiratory problems, middle ear disease and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, according to the Surgeon General.

“We hope that many developers across New York State and across the country will follow Martin Ginsburg’s lead,” Kenney said. “This is a policy decision that will no doubt improve the health and quality of living of his tenants.”

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