Superior Ink Asking Superior Rent–Even As They’re Giving Apartments Away

superior ink Superior Ink Asking Superior Rent  Even As Theyre Giving Apartments AwaySuperior Ink has already set the record for the top downtown sale. Can it do the same for the rental market, even as Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street is vying for the crown? Superior Ink, Related’s new Robert A.M. Stern-designed condos along the West Village gold coast, has just thrown a unit into the rental ring with a new $30,950-per-month listing.

The three-bedroom apartment boasts iPad-powered home theaters in nearly every room, according to The Real Deal, and was bought by a Westchester couple that decided not to move into the city, at least for the time being. At $148 per square foot, the 2,500-square foot apartment is about the most expensive currently on offer downtown, according to StreetEasy.superior ink home theater

There are a few townhouses and apartments asking more, including a $60,000-per-month converted warehouse in Tribeca and a $45,000-per-month apartment in Superior Ink’s famous predecessor, Richard Meier’s neighboring Perry Street Lofts. Both of those listings are bigger, though, and thus cheaper on a per-square-foot basis.

This does not mean there are not deals to be had in the building. After all, Related boss Steve Ross took a Superior apartment for free, and The Real Deal is reporting that another unit has just sold for a mind-bending $258,705. The buyer is hidden behind an LLC, but the monthly suspects it could be another inside deal, given that that is a steal for any Village property, let alone a 3,200-square-foot, seventh-floor unit overlooking the Hudson in one of the hottest buildings downtown. Compare the $80-per-square-foot sale price to Leslie Alexander’s record-setting penthouse sale, which sold for $4,983 per square foot in November.

Whoever that buyer’s brokers are, can you please send us their contact info?

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