Model Home Program Sparks Sales at The Accolade

via The Staten Island Advance – For the 4th time this year, the developer of The Accolade in St. George has unveiled a professionally furnished model home to help showcase the wide range of floor plans and upscale living spaces offered at the new luxury condominium on Staten Island’s north shore waterfront.



Real Estate Developers Hope to Cash in on North Shore Revitalization

The Accolade/ Photo: NY1

The Accolade/ Photo: NY1

Via NY1

With nearly $200 billion of private investment planned for Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront in the coming years, real estate developers are hoping to cash in on the boom, too. As Borough Reporter Amanda Farinacci  reports, at least one new building is already attracting buyers who can’t wait for what’s in store.

There’s plenty to see from a fourth floor balcony of the Accolade, St. George’s newest condominium building set to open next month.

To the right is the Verrazano Bridge and to the left is the lower Manhattan skyline.

It’s that view, and the building’s closeness to the St. George Ferry terminal, that sold Hawaii native Jennifer Roar the moment she stepped inside.

“For the price and value compared to Manhattan, you couldn’t go wrong,” said Roar.

Roar has lived in various Manhattan neighborhoods for the last five years. She and her husband heard about the Accolade from her sister, who also bought a unit.

Her tour of the building was her first trip to Staten Island.

“A lot of people are like, ‘Staten Island?’ A lot of people say, ‘I’ve never been to Staten Island and I’m a New Yorker.’ So they’re a little hesitant, but what’s coming down the pipeline of new development, the waterfront, the restaurants and the ferry, it’s gonna be great,” said Roar.

NY1 2The 101-unit building is the latest development drawing residents to Staten Island’s booming north shore. The apartments range from $300,000 to $1 million and a recent soft opening was so successful, developers already starting hiking prices.

“We were able to raise prices consistently. So I’ll say that, but I’ll also say that there’s still an excellent value to be had here,” said Angela Ferrara of The Marketing Directors.

“As the other things start to develop, the wheel obviously, and the shopping center, as those things develop I think it’s just going to get better and better,” said Sandy Krueger of Staten Island Board of Realtors.

The Accolade is neighbors with Bay Street Landing, another condominium apartment complex. The two buildings will share some amenities, as part of a plan to create a real sense of community along the waterfront.

That includes use of a dog run, basketball and tennis courts and an outdoor barbecue. Add that to a gym, a lounge area and children’s play room in a building that was raised to conform to new FEMA flood standards and Roar says there are plenty of reasons she can’t wait to call the Accolade home.

The Accolade Enjoying Strong Sales Activity on Staten Island’s North Shore Waterfront



First Closings Scheduled for Fall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y,– Modern, oversized residences with upscale finishes and appointments, an elaborate amenity offering, spectacular panoramic views, and a location within walking distance of the Staten Island Ferry and within close proximity to downtown Manhattan continue to attract buyers to The Accolade at the St. George waterfront.

More than 50% of the new luxury condominium building’s 101 residences have now been sold, with the first buyers scheduled to start moving in this fall.

“The Accolade features exceptional new homes and an amenity-rich, waterfront lifestyle that simply hasn’t been available in Staten Island before now,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the company who was retained by Meadow Partners to market and sell The Accolade.  “That opportunity alone has been enough to attract buyers, but they’re also embracing the vision of a larger north shore destination teeming with new shops, restaurants, recreation and hospitality.  The success of the Accolade provides further proof that the dream for this untapped north shore waterfront is moving closer to a reality.”

Meadow Partners recently completed the extensive array of private amenities at The Accolade, revealing yet another tangible sign of the luxury condominium’s upscale lifestyle offering which is unrivaled in the Staten Island marketplace.

The newly-finished amenities include a marble-adorned attended lobby, expansive residents-only lounge featuring a bar, seating area, poker, Ping-Pong, foosball and pool tables; a private conference room, golf simulator, children’s playroom, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.  The private amenities complement the building’s exceptional residences and waterfront location within the gated Bay Street Landing community in Staten Island’s St. George neighborhood.

Framed by spectacular panoramic views of the New York Harbor, Manhattan skyline and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, The Accolade features a striking design that is beautifully integrated into the collection of architecturally-significant loft buildings within Bay Street Landing, which for years has attracted a mix of professionals, couples, families and empty-nesters.  The gated community is set on 11 park-like acres and features such shared amenities as tennis courts, BBQ pits, children’s playground, on-site parking, dog run, professionally landscaped green spaces and 24-hour roving security.

accolade17-retModern residences with expansive living spaces and upscale finishes and appointments have been designed for The Accolade to appeal to a variety of discerning buyers, with studios-to-three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 772 to 2,479 square-feet – including dramatic duplex Penthouse residences.  Priced from $350,000 to over $1.2 million, the homes feature soaring ceiling heights, hardwood flooring, and kitchens with GE stainless steel appliances, Ceaserstone countertops with glass mosaic tile backsplashes, custom wood cabinets and Kohler fixtures.  Baths are adorned with high-end stone floors and walls, custom vanity with marble top; a full-size tub and shower, custom vanities and Kohler and Hansgrohe fixtures.

“Almost every home offers private outdoor space and oversized windows, while many residences feature magnificent views that stretch from the Manhattan skyline to the Verrazano Bridge,” Ms. Urgo points out.

Other prominent projects poised to transform the underutilized waterfront into a premier residential and lifestyle destination include a one-million-square-foot mixed-use retail hub adjacent to the ferry, the 625-foot-tall New York Wheel, and the redevelopment of a three-acre pier into new retail, dining, hospitality and residential uses.  And in nearby Stapleton, work is underway to redevelop the former Navy Homeport site into 30,000 square feet of street-level shops and restaurants which will combine with a new public plaza and a six-acre waterfront esplanade.

For more information on The Accolade, visit, or call 718-815-6500.   The Sales Office is located at 90 Bay Street Landing, Residence 4B, Staten Island, NY 10301.


About Meadow Partners

With over 40 years of combined real estate experience, Meadow Partners brings the assurance of a reliable, well-funded ownership team that is firmly committed to the development and success of Accolade and the redevelopment of the Staten Island waterfront. Their demonstrated talent, long-range perspective, and financial strength has set to redefine the standards of quality and excellence of North Shore living.

About The Marketing Directors

The Marketing Directors is a development advisory and master property marketing and sales force that works exclusively on behalf of owners and builders of new homes. Headquartered in New York, with offices and sales teams active around North America, The Marketing Directors is known for its success in selling and leasing homes at prices that help its clients achieve their goals for each development. In its 30+ year history, The Marketing Directors has helped its clients successfully sell-out more than 1,000 new developments across the country – more than any other marketing firm. It is headed by founder Adrienne Albert and Jacqueline Urgo.

Newest NY developments offer luxury, location — and value

New York Post

via the New York Post

This has been a punishing winter for New Yorkers. Not the schizo temperature shifts (although, we concede, those weren’t exactly fun, either) — we’re talking about the lack of available residential real estate. According to the fourth quarter 2013 reports by appraisal firm Miller Samuel, NYC was at its lowest level of inventory in 14 years.

But the punishment is hereby over. The new condo projects that developers had been hoarding all winter are springing up from Staten Island to Brooklyn to the Upper East Side. Here are a baker’s dozen to look forward to:



The Accolade, Staten Island

Hear, hear! The Accolade, a 100-unit condo, will join the burgeoning north waterfront development boom in St. George, where new shopping, restaurants, residences and an esplanade are planned.

Set in the gated Bay Street Landing community, the 10-story building is made up of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom units — plus eight duplex penthouses — ranging from 772 to 2,479 square feet and priced from $300,000 to more than $1 million. The homes feature high ceilings, oversized windows, hardwood floors, kitchens with custom wood cabinetry and Kohler fixtures and stone and marble bathrooms.

Most units offer private outdoor space; many have spectacular views of Manhattan and the New York Harbor. Amenities include a residents’ lounge with a bar and catering kitchen, Ping-Pong and billiards tables, a golf simulator, fitness center and screening room. Sales will launch in the next couple weeks; occupancy is slated for summer 2014. Contact: Sales office, 718-815-6500