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Top 10 Manhattan Apartment Buildings That Celebrate Labor Day

Union Square has long been associated with labor so it is not surprising that many of the residential buildings surrounding it may not have union labels but “union” addresses.  Not all of them are architectural masterpieces nor historical monuments but they carry a lot of the city’s history for important causes.  The most prominent development on the square, the four, pyramid-capped towers of Zeckendorf Towers. 1 Union Square South brought an artistic facade and large and modern retail spaces that would begin to obscure the memory of 14th Street’s legendary Luchow’s Restaurant and Diamond Jim Brady.  Some architectural glory persists at the Bank of the Metropolis Building at 31 Union Square West, especially with its fine outdoor dining. The big action nowadays is the large farmer’s market where regional growers bring their produce in big trucks.  

#1 - Zeckendorf Towers, 1 Irving Place

Condo in Flatiron/Union Square

This full-block, four-towered, 29-story residential complex was completed in 1987 and designed by Davis Brody & Associates and led to the renaissance of Union Square.

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#2 - 1 Union Square South

No fee rental in Flatiron/Union Square

Completed in 1998, this 27-story, full-block mixed-use complex  was developed by the Related Cos., and includes apartments, a cineplex, retail spaces and a major public art work, "Metronome" created by Kristen Jones and Andrew Ginzel.

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#3 - Bank of the Metropolis Building, 31 Union Square West

Rental in Flatiron/Union Square

The handsomest building on Union Square, this 22-story building was designed by Bruce Price in 1903 and contains 76 apartments.

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#4 - The MacIntyre, 874 Broadway

Co-op in Flatiron/Union Square

Designed by R. H. Robertson, this 12-story cooperative apartment building one block north of Union Square was erected about 1892 and is distinguished by its turrets, arched windows and terracotta facades.

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#5 - American Felt Building, 114 East 13th Street

Condo in East Village

Named after a company that made felt used in pianos, this very handsome 12-story, mid-block building was erected in 1909 and has a roof deck.

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#6 - Union Square Flats, 56 East 13th Street

Condo in Greenwich Village

This very attractive, mid-block, Beaux-Arts-style building was built in 1906 and has 8 condominium apartments with high ceilings.

#7 - 8 Union Square South

Condo in Gramercy Park

This 14-story building was built in 2007 by the Claremont Group and designed by Arpad Baksa with 20 condominium apartments and replaced a low-rise building designed by Morris Lapidus.

#8 - The Claremont at Union Square, 126 University Place

Condo in Greenwich Village

Designed and developed in 2004 by the same term that erected 8 Union Square South just to the north, this small building on University Place has a facade with split-face stone elements.

#9 - One Ten Third, 110 Third Avenue

Condo in East Village

This 21-story condominium apartment tower was erected by Toll  Brothers on the site of the historic Variety Arts Theater on Third Avenue.

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#10 - 250 East Houston Street

No fee rental in East Village

This 13-story rental building was erected in 1989 as the first substantial new private development in the southern portion of the  East Village in many years and is notable for its rooftop clock.

Managed by Dermot