Connect with your neighbors in the communal kitchen, at the urban farm, around the outdoor pool, or tending to the beehives.

Located on the north shore of Staten Island, residents of Urby Staten Island can enjoy magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn, and lower Manhattan.  When complete, Ironstate’s $275M upscale waterfront rental community will offer a total of 900 units contained in two five-story buildings, plus 35,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, parking, and a public plaza.

Hoboken-based Ironstate Development’s transformation of the site, formerly  a U.S. navy yard,  is a component of the city’s $32 million redevelopment project designed to reconnect the community with the waterfront.  Ironstate, along with Dutch architecture and interior firm, Concrete, joined forces to create Urby Staten Island, to both meet the needs of today’s urban dweller, and also to encourage a sense of community and interaction with its inhabitants.

To encourage the sense of community, Urby’s common spaces were situated within the development to facilitate opportunities for neighbors to meet: for example, the entrance to the building is via the house-shaped entrance café so residents pass through as they enter or exit.  Common interior spaces are inviting and warm, with airy high ceilings, with wooden beams and accents lending an intimate and organic feel.

Urby’s communal kitchen is overseen by a resident chef who hosts tastings and cooking classes.  The outdoor pool, two-storey gym, and spacious gardens, complete with fire-pits, provide casual places for residents to meet and greet.  The community also boasts one of the largest urban gardens, growing over 50 varieties of plants under the watchful eye of the farmer-in-residence.  If that’s not enough, a roof-top apiary houses beehives to produce honey for the on-site café.

The LEED certified project offers well-appointed suites with keyless access and clever storage, in a variety of floor plans and sizes, appealing to everyone from young professionals to empty nesters. Just the diversification a good community needs.

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