New York, NY – March 17, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Azure, the premier new residential building on the Upper East Side, today announced the release of the Tower Residences featuring corner residences with floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic river and city views.

The Tower Residences include two, three and four bedroom residences up to the 33rd floor as well as two four bedroom-plus penthouse residences.  Two-bedroom residences range from 1,198 to 1,499 square feet, three bedrooms are over 1,800 square feet, and four bedroom residences range from 2,952 to 3,019 square feet.  For additional details on current availability and prices for the Tower Residences, please visit: Azure, availability.

“Many buyers today are seeking large homes with luxury amenities and finishes, and residences with these features have been in short supply on the Upper East Side.  The Azure Tower Residences meets this demand by offering spacious floor plans and high quality design,” says Karen Mansour, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Douglas Elliman Developments for Prudential Douglas Elliman.

The interiors of the Tower Residences offer spacious layouts with exceptional natural light, rich Brazilian Afromosia flooring, ceiling heights of up to 11 feet, and walk-in closets throughout.

Windowed kitchens feature European designed cabinets with CaesarStone counters, a Viking refrigerator, range and microwave, Bosch wood paneled dishwasher, and Kohler stainless steel sinks.  Master bathrooms have Italian marble floors, walls and vanity tops, oversized walk-in shower, a graphite oak vanity with Kohler undermount double sinks, and Kallista brushed nickel fixtures.  Second bathrooms include Zuma soaking tubs, porcelain tile walls and floors, and Wenge vanities accented with CeasarStone countertops and brushed nickel features.  All homes also offer a Bosch washer and dryer.

Azure is designed by SLCE Architects.  The building offers over 6,300 square feet of amenity space including a children’s playroom, game room, resident lounge with private dining room and catering kitchen, as well as a fitness center and two landscaped roof terraces.  The luxurious lobby design by SLCE and Studio MORSA features original glass art by Amanda Weil.  There is also a 24-hour concierge and full service valet.

About Azure: Azure (www.azureny.com) is a luxury residential building at 333 East 91st Street on the Upper East Side.  Developed by The Mattone Group and The DeMatteis Organizations and designed by SLCE Architects, Azure provides 6,300 square feet of amenity space.  The building has a full service valet and 24-hour concierge, live-in resident manager, Fresh Direct approved with refrigerated storage, individual storage units, free bicycle storage, and a 421a 10-year tax abatement with an additional 10 years of tax benefits.   Azure is located steps away from world-class private and public schools, parks, museums, art galleries and fashion boutiques.  Douglas Elliman Developments is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the building.  Please follow Azure, New York on Facebook to receive timely information on sales data and market reports, as well as events and other fun activities taking place in the building and surrounding neighborhood.

About The DeMatteis Organizations: The DeMatteis Organizations enjoy an outstanding reputation in the development of residential housing.  As a totally integrated company, covering management, construction and financing of real estate projects, DeMattteis has melded its diverse capabilities to deliver successful projects encompassing millions of square feet of residential and commercial real estate projects throughout the Metropolitan area.  With over 90 years of experience, led by the third generation of ownership utilizing the skill, expertise and resources of a veteran staff, DeMatteis’ development and construction capabilities, particularly in the highly complex environment of New York City, are well established.

About The Mattone Group: With over 45 years of successful real estate investment, the Mattone Group currently owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, office, residential and industrial properties.  The Mattone Group has been involved in the  development of more than 70 properties totaling 3 million square feet.  Theorganization’s expertise lies in its ability to complete public-private conventional transactions while keeping abreast of a constantly changing real estate market.  The mission of the Mattone Group is to develop a diversified high quality portfolio, concentrating on asset acquisition and real estate development in the New York Metropolitan area.

About Douglas Elliman Developments: With over 11 million square feet of residential development, Douglas Elliman Developments is ranked among New York’s most prominent residential sales and marketing firms.  Our extensive market experience allows us to work with the finest developers across the country, delivering maximum value to every property through comprehensive predevelopment planning, innovative marketing and superior sales management. Representing over $9 billion in sales, Douglas Elliman Developments delivers a premier selection of properties throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and beyond.