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.

GDC and Yonkers Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of [email protected]

Residents to Enjoy Hudson River Views, Amenities and Easy Access to Greystone Metro-North Train Station

 

YONKERS, NY (August 30, 2016) – City officials joined with representatives from Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) today to break ground on [email protected], a new 55-unit luxury rental apartment building in the Greystone neighborhood of Yonkers.

Located at 1177 Warburton Avenue, the contemporary designed three-story building is located one block north of River Tides at Greystone, GDC’s 330-unit luxury rental complex nearing completion.

Apartments at [email protected] will feature approximately 10-foot ceiling heights, oversized windows, wood laminate flooring, contemporary kitchen and bath designs and indoor garage parking. A landscaped courtyard and sundeck will offer dramatic views overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades.

The one-bedroom apartments will range in size from 680 to 965 square feet with monthly rents starting at $1895. The two-bedroom units will range in size from 1,105 to 1,245 square feet with monthly rents starting at $2795 and a line of three bedroom apartments at 1245 square feet will start at $3295. Occupancy is scheduled from September 2017.

In addition to spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Palisades, residents of [email protected] will enjoy their own gym and club room. They will also have access to a full range of amenities at River Tides at Greystone, including the fitness center, spa, yoga studio, pool and sundeck – as well as a private path to the Greystone Metro-North Train Station. River Tides at Greystone is scheduled to begin leasing in January 2017.

[email protected] offers a serene setting in a boutique building and easy access to Manhattan with Grand Central Station only a 32-minute commute by Metro-North train from the nearby Greystone station.

“We have a real commitment to the Hudson River and the Greystone community. We have built over 700 condominiums in the neighborhood and will be adding almost 400 luxury rental apartments at 1177 and River Tides. While the designs are all different, they share the same attention to detail, quality, landscaping and services that have become the mark of the GDC Rentals brand,” said Martin Ginsburg, principal of GDC.

[email protected] is yet another shining example of the great revitalization efforts we see blossoming here in Yonkers – along the waterfront, overlooking the Palisades” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “Developers like Ginsburg have the vision to repurpose deteriorating properties into resort-style homes and reclaim our beautiful Hudson River views.”

The [email protected] property is the fifth luxury rental development by GDC in the Hudson Valley corridor. In addition to River Tides at Greystone, GDC recently completed Harbor Square in Ossining and next month will be opening The Lofts on Saw Mill River in Hastings-on-Hudson. In Rockland County, GDC is completing the initial lease-up of Riverside at Harbors-at-Haverstraw, which opened in June 2016.

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, Elected Officials Come Together to ‘Top Off’ Ossining’s Harbor Square

From left, former Ossining Village Mayor William Hanauer; State Assemblywoman Sandra Galef; State Senator David Carlucci; County Legislator Catherine Borgia; Martin Ginsburg, principal, Ginsburg Development Companies; County Executive Robert P. Astorino; Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity.

 

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.

GDC and Haverstraw Officials Celebrate Completion of Waterfront Promenade Park

From left, GDC Principal Martin Ginsburg and Haverstraw Village Mayor Michael Kohut

 

New Half-Mile Long Park Features Monumental Sculptures and Spectacular Hudson River Views

HAVERSTRAW, NY (July 27, 2015) – Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and Haverstraw village officials today celebrated the completion of the final phase of the new Haverstraw Waterfront Promenade Park, a half-mile long village park adjacent to GDC’s Harbors-at-Haverstraw residential development.

Martin Ginsburg, Principal of GDC, turned over a symbolic key to Haverstraw Village Mayor Michael Kohut in a ceremony at the waterfront park. GDC agreed to build a park for the village as part of the Harbors-at-Haverstraw project. Development cost of the new park was $4.5 million.

A new and final permanent sculpture for the park was also dedicated at the event. Named “The Sentinel,” the 34-foot tall red and blue steel sculpture features 7-foot wide steel discs and is topped by a brass sphere. The sculpture was designed by Mr. Ginsburg, GDC Chief Architect Leoncio Torres and sculpture fabricator Mike Fasciano.

The new sculpture joins two other concrete and steel sculptures by renowned sculptor Peter Lundberg and Swedish sculptor Claes Hake. In addition to the new park, the Harbors development also features the Esperanza Fountain, a lagoon with kayak launch and a bridge over the lagoon.

“Today marks another milestone for this innovative development that has transformed a former industrial property into a thriving residential community with spectacular views of the Hudson River. We are particularly pleased to complete this new promenade park where everyone can enjoy the beauty and grandeur of the Hudson as well as world-class sculpture,” said Mr. Ginsburg.

“The Village of Haverstraw welcomes the addition of this portion of Harbors’ Promenade,” said Haverstraw Mayor Michael Kohut. “It completes a picturesque vista on the Hudson shoreline unmatched on either side of the river and moves the promise of miles of public waterfront access closer to reality. I invite all the public to enjoy this park and its access to the beautiful Hudson River.”

“The completion of the Haverstraw Waterfront Promenade Park is a great addition to historic Haverstraw, where the views of the Hudson River are unprecedented and where such a beautiful waterfront park promotes our community throughout the region,” said Haverstraw Town Supervisor Howard T. Phillips, Jr.

The completion of the Haverstraw Waterfront Promenade Park closely follows the grand opening last month of Riverside at Harbors-at-Haverstraw, a new resort-style luxury rental apartment residence located directly on the banks of the Hudson River. Riverside, which is the next phase of Harbors-at-Haverstraw, features 106 spaciously designed studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments.

Creating attractive public spaces with monumental sculpture along the Hudson River has become a hallmark of Mr. Ginsburg’s developments. Last month, GDC installed a towering 42-foot tall sculpture by Peter Lundberg at Harbor Square, a new luxury rental complex that GDC is building on the Ossining waterfront. The sculpture is the centerpiece of a new waterfront park and promenade that GDC is building as part of the Harbor Square complex. Dedication of the new park and promenade is scheduled for September.

Mr. Ginsburg, who has long been an advocate of promoting tourism along the Hudson River, envisions a sculpture trail 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.

GDC, which last year launched its GDC Rentals brand of luxury rentals, currently has three other resort-style luxury rental projects under construction in the Hudson Valley. They include Harbor Square, a 188-unit luxury rental development on the Ossining waterfront; River Tides at Greystone, a 330-unit luxury rental complex overlooking the Hudson in Yonkers; and The Lofts on Saw Mill River, 66 loft-style rental apartments in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson. GDC recently announced plans to transform the former St. Mary’s Convent property in Peekskill into a resort-style tourist destination that would feature a spa, inn, restaurant, 177 luxury apartments and 20 townhomes as well as 50 acres of woodlands and trails to Fort Hill Park. In Yonkers, GDC has unveiled plans for a 55-unit luxury apartment building in the Greystone neighborhood of Yonkers.

GDC Unveils Plans for Luxury Rental Building Overlooking Hudson in Greystone Neighborhood

From left, Yonkers Councilman Michael Sabatino; Yonkers Planning Commissioner Wilson Kimball; Yonkers Deputy Mayor Steve Levy; GCD Principal Martin Ginsburg; State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Irene Ginsburg

 

55-Unit Building One Block from GDC’s River Tides Project is Company’s Sixth Luxury Rental Project in Hudson Valley

YONKERS, NY (July 21, 2015) – The Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) unveiled a plan today for a 55-unit luxury apartment building in the Greystone neighborhood of Yonkers as the latest project in its GDC Rentals brand.

The three-story building at 1175-1183 Warburton Avenue would be built one block north of River Tides at Greystone, GDC’s much larger, 330-unit complex that is under construction.

Apartments in the new building would boast 10-foot ceiling heights, oversized windows, wood laminate flooring, contemporary kitchen and bath designs and indoor garage parking. A deck over the parking would become a landscaped courtyard.

Residents would have their own gym and club room in the building, and would also be able to use the full amenities of River Tides, including the fitness center, spa, pool and sundeck – as well as a private path to the Greystone Metro-North Train Station.

The four-parcel site was the location of a planned residential development by a previous owner that failed during the real estate crash of 2008. GDC expects to break ground in spring 2016 with construction on the building expected to take approximately one year.

“We are making a major investment in the Greystone neighborhood of Yonkers with River Tides,” said GDC Principal Martin Ginsburg, whose firm presented the latest plans to the Yonkers Zoning Board of Appeals on July 21. The proposal is compliant with the site’s zoning in terms of building height, density, unit count and parking requirements. GDC is seeking some minor area variances to accommodate bay windows and balconies and a site coverage variance to allow for the landscaped deck and courtyard. “We believe that this blighted assemblage of four deteriorating homes was hurting the value of the neighborhood. So we are excited to propose this project to add an attractive, highly desirable building that will enhance the entire neighborhood.”

The 1177 Warburton Avenue project is the sixth luxury rental project under construction or in development by GDC in the Hudson Valley corridor. Like most of the other projects, 1177 Warburton Avenue would feature spectacular Hudson River views and easy access to mass transit for commuters to New York City.

Altogether, GDC Rentals projects are adding almost 900 luxury apartments and townhomes to the region, half of them in Yonkers.

Last month, the company celebrated the grand opening of the 106-unit Riverside at Harbors-at-Haverstraw. Also last month GDC announced plans to build 178 apartments and 20 townhomes in a Peekskill project that would also transform the former St. Mary’s Convent into a tourist destination with a spa, inn and restaurant.

Last year, GDC began construction of Harbor Square, a 188-unit luxury rental development on the Ossining waterfront, and the River Tides at Greystone. Both will be ready for occupancy in 2016. Last month in Hastings-on-Hudson, GDC broke ground on The Lofts on Saw Mill River, which will feature 66 loft-style rental apartments in three buildings.

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 Breaks Ground on The Lofts on Saw Mill River

Pictured from left to right are Hastings Mayor Peter Swiderski, GDC Principal Martin Ginsburg and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

Pictured from left to right are Hastings Mayor Peter Swiderski, GDC Principal Martin Ginsburg and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

 

HASTINGS-ON-HUDON, NY (May 7, 2015) – Building upon the recent launch of its new GDC Rentals brand of luxury apartment living, Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) today began construction of The Lofts on Saw Mill River, a $34.9 million development in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.

Located on a 7.45-acre site on Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A), The Lofts will feature 66 loft-style rental apartments in three buildings. Two 3-story buildings will each include 27 units and one 2-story building will include 12 affordable workforce housing units. The 12 affordable units will count towards the affordable units mandated by the County’s affordable housing settlement with the federal government.

Monthly rentals for the market rate apartments will range from $2,900 for a large one-bedroom unit (950 SF) to $5,000 for the largest 3-bedroom unit (1,656 SF). The affordable units will range from $874 for a studio to $1,484 for a three-bedroom unit. Of the 12 affordable units, three will be available for households earning up to 50 percent area median income (AMI) and nine for households up to 60 percent AMI. First residential occupancy is expected in summer 2016.

As part of the project, GDC has dedicated 1.8 acres of “Great Lawn” to the Village and will create for the public a 10-space parking lot and pedestrian bridge to the South County Trailway, which runs by the property. The site is a former industrial parking lot that GDC has owned since 2005.

Speaking today at a groundbreaking ceremony attended by County and Village officials, Martin Ginsburg, Principal of Ginsburg Development Companies, said, “The Lofts on Saw Mill River will bring unique contemporary loft-style rental apartments to Westchester County as well as affordable workforce housing.” He added, “We are also pleased to dedicate open space to the Village with public access to the South County Trailway. As with all GDC developments, enhancing the neighborhoods where we build is an important component of our company mission.”

“Westchester County is delighted to have provided Ginsburg Development Companies with incentives and financial support to make this exciting new development, which will create high quality rental apartments and construction jobs, a reality,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino.

“The Village is very excited about The Lofts on Saw Mill River because it represents the opportunity for high quality rental apartments plus the 12 units of much-needed affordable housing. Ginsburg Development Companies has a reputation for building outstanding developments and we’re confident that they will deliver on these new rental apartments as well as the affordable units,” said Hastings-on-Hudson Village Mayor Peter Swiderski.

The Lofts is GDC’s fourth new luxury rental development to recently break ground that offers contemporary design and condo-quality finishes. Last year, GDC began construction of Harbor Square, a 188-unit luxury rental development on the Ossining waterfront, and River Tides at Greystone, a 330-unit luxury rental complex overlooking the Hudson in Yonkers. In Rockland, GDC will open next month Riverside at Harbors-at-Haverstraw, a 106-unit luxury rental building on the Hudson River.

Click links below for coverage of The Lofts on Saw Mill River Groundbreaking:

The Journal News/LoHud

New York YIMBY

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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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Ginsburg Breaks Ground on $100 Million River Tides at Greystone Luxury Rentals – Yonkers Project Marks Debut of New GDC Rentals Brand

YONKERS, NY (October 21, 2014) – Construction of one the largest residential developments to be built in Yonkers in recent years got underway today as City officials joined with executives of Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) to break ground for River Tides at Greystone, a new $100 million, 330-unit luxury rental complex overlooking the Hudson River.
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(Pictured from left to right are Yonkers City Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino, Council Member Dennis Shepherd, City Council President Liam McLaughlin, Mayor Mike Spano, Developer Martin Ginsburg, New York State Assembly Member Shelley Mayer, Council Member Christopher Johnson, Majority Leader John Larkin and Council Member Mike Breen at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of GDC’s River Tides luxury rental development.)

 

Located just a short walk from the Greystone Metro-North station, River Tides at Greystone will set a new standard for luxury rental living in Westchester County offering Manhattan-style finishes and amenities as well as breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.

The debut of River Tides at Greystone marks the launch of the Ginsburg’s new GDC Rentals brand of luxury rental apartment buildings. “Set against the backdrop of one of the most spectacular views in North America, we are extremely excited to break ground on River Tides, which will become a flagship property of the new GDC Rentals brand,” said Martin Ginsburg, Principal of GDC, which currently has riverfront luxury rental communities under way, Riverside in Haverstraw and Harbor Square in Ossining.

Designed in a stunning contemporary architecture with expansive exterior corner walls of glass, the 10-story River Tides at Greystone will feature a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units, many with direct views of the Hudson. Luxury amenities include full concierge service, elegant two-story lobby, elegant club lounge; fitness and wellness center with available personal trainers, yoga classes and spa treatments; and a spectacular resort-style swimming pool and deck with cabana seating, seven barbecue stations, playground and outdoor firepit lounge. The apartments will feature stainless steel appliances, Euro-style cabinetry, stone countertops, bay windows and terraces, many with river views.

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood near the picturesque Untermyer Park, River Tides at Greystone will have a direct walkway to the Greystone Metro-North station which is just a 30-minute commute to Grand Central.

“There are absolutely no residential rental buildings in Westchester to compare with what we are offering at River Tides at Greystone,” Mr. Ginsburg said. “We are taking luxury rentals to a new level of elegance and resort-style living. We anticipate a broad market for the apartments at River Tides, from singles and young couples who are not yet ready to purchase a home, to New York City rail commuters, to empty nesters who want a truly exciting residence where they can live in a resort-like environment all year long.” First residential occupancy is expected in Fall 2016.

GDC has owned the site in the Greystone section of Yonkers since the 1970’s, a neighborhood where the firm previously built more than 600 rental and condo units. “This is our prime site in the neighborhood. Until now all of the factors didn’t come together to develop it,” said Mr. Ginsburg.

“The City of Yonkers is delighted that Martin Ginsburg’s commitment to invest in our city has never wavered and today we welcome the beginning of River Tides, a project that will certainly establish Greystone as one of the premier apartment neighborhoods in Westchester,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “We are particularly pleased that River Tides will have its own walkway to the Greystone Station of Metro-North Railroad, reflecting our commitment to Transit-Oriented-Development.”

River Tides at Greystone is receiving benefits from the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency that include $3.7 million in mortgage recording tax and sales tax exemptions. “The public-private partnership between GDC and our IDA demonstrates the willingness of our city to work with the private sector to stimulate investment in Yonkers,” said Mayor Spano, Yonkers IDA Chairman. “This property, which has been taxed as vacant land for decades, will now become an important addition to the city’s tax base.”

In addition to generating new tax revenue for Yonkers, River Tides at Greystone is expected to create more than 300 construction jobs over a period of two years.

Westchester-based GDC has been the leading builder of luxury townhome condominiums in the northern suburbs of New York City over the last several decades. River Tides at Greystone, along with the ongoing construction of Harbor Square in Ossining and Riverside in Haverstraw, represents a new company focus on building luxury rental apartments.
 

 

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