GDC, Elected Officials Come Together to ‘Top Off’ Ossining’s Harbor Square
Giant American Flag Unfurled to Mark Completion of the Top Floor of the New Luxury Rental Property
OSSINING, NY (October 15, 2015) – Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) representatives gathered with elected officials from the Village of Ossining and Westchester County today for a “topping-off” event at Harbor Square, the $65 million luxury rental complex featuring world-class amenities and spectacular views of the Hudson River.
More than 200 construction workers attended the festivities, which marked completion of the final floor and roof of the seven-story building. To celebrate this milestone, a gigantic 15-by-25-foot American flag was unfurled along the side of the building. Harbor Square is scheduled to begin leasing in spring 2016.
“We are delighted to celebrate the topping off of this beautiful new building that will bring luxury resort-style living to the Ossining waterfront. Today is also a celebration of the revival of one of the world’s greatest rivers. This property, which was once an industrial site, is being transformed into a magnificent waterfront community featuring a first-class restaurant, monumental sculpture and a new public park and promenade. And all just a short walk from the Metro-North train station,” said Martin Ginsburg, Principal of GDC.
“The Harbor Square development will provide high quality rentals to meet the housing needs of younger residents as well as empty-nesters while creating hundreds of construction jobs. The County’s Industrial Development Agency is proud to have partnered with Martin Ginsburg in providing financial incentives for this project. We applaud Martin Ginsburg for his vision in creating this innovative transit oriented development,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino.
“We are very excited to welcome people to enjoy the glorious Ossining waterfront at the beautiful new park and world-class restaurant,” said Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity.
Harbor Square, located across from the Ossining Metro-North station, will feature 188 luxury rental units, with a mix of studio and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Many will have balconies offering gorgeous views of the waterfront. Resort-style amenities will include full-service concierge; rooftop club lounge; rooftop pool and deck with cabana seating; barbecue stations and an outdoor bar with TV; and first-class spa and fitness center offering personal trainers and spa treatments.
Harbor Square will also feature a 6,000-square-foot restaurant, offering fine and casual dining along the Ossining waterfront. GDC is in discussions with several prominent restaurateurs to operate the restaurant. The restaurant, which will include an outdoor patio that will seat 100 diners, is due to open in summer 2016. As part of the development of Harbor Square, GDC is building a public park with a children’s playground and a promenade with access to the ferry which provides service between Haverstraw and Ossining. The new park will be dedicated next spring.
Harbor Square is among four resort-style luxury rental communities currently under development by GDC in the Hudson Valley. The other three are River Tides at Greystone, a 330-unit luxury rental complex overlooking the Hudson in Yonkers; The Lofts on Saw Mill River, which features 66 loft-style rental apartments in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson; and Riverside at Harbors-at-Haverstraw – the second phase of the Harbors-at-Haverstraw project – which features 106 studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments and is located directly on the banks of the Hudson in Rockland County. Riverside is more than 50 percent leased since opening in early June.