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.