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Top 10 New York City Apartment Buildings to Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

#1 - The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

Co-op in Central Park West

No Harry Potter could dream up a better castle from which to view the glorious Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Just be careful not to tempt the great dragons along its cast-iron moat fence if they've not been fed recently.  There are, of course, plenty of fireplaces and spooks inside keeping Rosemary's Baby gigly.

#2 - The Majestic, 115 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

The twin Art-Deco towers of the Majestic offers birds'-eyes views not only of the parade but also of Bethesda Fountain in the middle of Central Park close to the Boathouse restaurant which might be a little crowded

#3 - The Prasada, 50 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

 With its very grand, formal entrance with four, large, two-story banded columns supporting a cartouche and a semi-circular loggia entrance, this 1907 apartment building lost its original mansard roof in 1919 but still retains its great, large arched windows on the first floor that are perfect for "oohing" at the passing undersides of gigantic balloons

#4 - 15 Central Park West

Condo in Central Park West

While the vistas of the Thanksgiving Day Parade from this two-building complex are short, they are quite lengthy and fine for the turn around Columbus Circle to Central Park South. The building's residents-only restaurant has turned into a parade viewing destination.

#5 - 1 Central Park West

Condo in Central Park West

 With its prime location at the north end of Columbus Circle, this tower is well positioned to survey the parade's turn from Central Park West to Central Park South

#6 - Residences at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle

Condo in Central Park West

 Though this twin-towered, mixed-use development has blocked views of most of Central Park West, it has terrific views of the parade's turn at Columus Circle east to Central Park South 

#7 - 200 Central Park South

Co-op in Midtown West

 The broad curve of this Central Park South Tower affords fine views of the parade as it starts to descend Seventh Avenue

#8 - The Osborne, 205 West 57th Street

Co-op in Midtown West

 This mighty brownstone fortress resonates with the parade's stately stomp as it prepares to pass Carnegie Hall

#9 - Herald Towers, 50 West 34th Street

No fee rental in Midtown West

In 1913, this large and finely detailed building overlooking Herald Square and Macy's and  designed by F. M. Andrews, was erected as the Hotel McAlpin and it was converted to rental apartments in 1999 by JEMB Realty.

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#10 - Hollingsworth, 70 West 37th Street

No fee rental in Midtown West

Hollingsworth is located on Sixth Avenue between West 36th and 37th Streets, close to the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route. Many units look out onto Sixth Avenue, and retail tenants like Birch Coffee, Krispy Kreme, and Paris Baguette put parade-viewing treats just an elevator ride away.

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