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Top 10 New York City Condo Buildings with Porte a Cocheres

There is something intangible about a driveway that adds glamour to a New York City apartment building. Perhaps it’s the fact that residents and guests don’t have to hurdle puddles in their party dresses. Perhaps it’s because the hoi polloi, and the paparazzi, can be often kept at bay, at least psychologically, from penetrating too deeply onto the driveway’s sidewalk. Whatever it is, there is a mystique and elegance that is tangible.

#1 - River House, 435 East 52nd Street

Co-op in Beekman/Sutton Place

The impressively gated driveway here permits River House to be free-standing and allows for the discrete comings and goings of its always fashionably dressed revelers.



#2 - 15 Central Park West

Condo in Central Park West

A gated driveway separates the two buildings of this immensely successful residential complex designed by Robert A. M. Stern.



#3 - 1 Sutton Place South

Co-op in Beekman/Sutton Place

A driveway that exposes one to the elements is really very proper and that's why 1 Sutton Place South has a triple-arched interior driveway. 



#4 - 2 Sutton Place South, 450 East 57th Street

Co-op in Beekman/Sutton Place

A big driveway can be somewhat ostentacious which possibly explains why this building has a short but very cute corner interior driveway.



#5 - One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street

Condo in Midtown East

Architect Cesar Pelli knows that entrances should be dramatic and therefore he designed the elliptical, through-block driveway here with seven-story-high glass walls slightly incanted inwards.



#6 - 860 United Nations Plaza

Co-op in Turtle Bay/United Nations

The twin 38-story towers of this mixed-use complex at the north end of the gardens of the United Nations have a long driveway parallel to 49th Street.



#7 - The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

Co-op in Central Park West

This residential fortress has a large courtyard and a sentrybox imposingly guards its entrance driveway.



#8 - Manhattan House, 200 East 66th Street

Condo in Lenox Hill

This full-block, glazed-white-brick residential building is famed for its driveway and transparent lobbies offering glimpses of its large and lush gardens.



#9 - Stewart House, 70 East 10th Street

Co-op in Greenwich Village

This full-block residential building was erected in 1960 with one of the city's first curved driveways and it is named after A. T. Stewart who created the city's finest department store that eventually was sold to John Wanamaker & Sons but was closed on this site in 1954.



#10 - The Stratford, 1385 York Avenue

No fee rental in Lenox Hill

This 36-story, 286-unit rental apartment tower between 72nd and 72rd streets was erected by Glenwood Management in 1969 and is set back in a large plaza with a curved driveway and very lush landscaping.


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