Hudson East

225 East 6th Street, New York, NY

The Hudson East is a seven story rental apartment building constructed in 1997 in the East Village neighborhood. Containing 86 units, the building offers amenities such as a 24-hour attended lobby and a landscaped rear yard. Designed by Harman Jablin Architects LLP, the articulated brick façade relates the building to its historic context with intermittent arched masonry sections mimicking the former entry to the famed Fillmore East Theater that previously stood on the site (the old façade on Second Avenue remains). The apartments have parquet wood flooring and independently controlled heating and air-conditioning. Five ground floor apartments offer private gardens, and ten penthouse apartments feature private outdoor terraces.

The Hudson East was one of the first new apartment buildings constructed in the East Village during the 1990s. Hudson purchased the property out of bankruptcy in 1994, and sold off a four-story section facing Second Avenue. Hudson identified the site as undervalued at a location well served by subway in an area poised for growth. Since the completion of the building, rents have steadily increased as the area has matured into a diverse mixed income residential neighborhood with vibrant retail and arts offerings.

Chase Community Development provided a land loan and, later, a letter of credit to secure construction financing using tax-exempt bonds issued by the New York State Housing Finance Agency. Permanent mortgage insurance was provided by the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA). The building qualified for federal housing tax credits and a 20-year real estate tax exemption through NYC’s 421-a program. Twenty percent of the apartments are reserved for low-income households and 80% are market rentals.

This project was sold in 2015.

Project Summary

  • Approximately 75,000 gross square feet
  • 86 rental apartments
  • Completed October 1997
  • Block and plank construction with steel frame penthouse level
  • Design by Harman Jablin Architects LLP
  • Construction management by Monadnock Construction Inc.
  • Financed by Chase Community Development and SONYMA

Site design by Naiad Design