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Top 10 Views

What good are spectacular penthouse views if you’re on the second floor?  Well, in New York City real estate they are cherished for generally increasing the building’s fame as a place of envy.  Democratic buildings with roof decks, of course, make communal fireworks observations a pleasant "ooh" ritual as unobstructed vistas are so rare in this ever-changing city that many New Yorkers are grateful just for a peek of sky.  The perfect apartment, of course, could be the minaret-like parapet atop the Sherry Netherland with views of Fifth Avenue in midtown not obscured by its gigantic neighbor, the former General Motors Building across from the Plaza.  Problem is, that parapet does not come with an apartment. But making do with the New York City apartment views that do indeed exist, we offer you this Top 10.

#1 - Sherry Netherland Hotel, 781 Fifth Avenue

In addition to being able to look across Central Park South to the impressive twin towers of the Time Warner Center, the Sherry Netherland offers up-close views of New Yorkers' favorite building, the Plaza Hotel, as well as a bunch of trees in Central Park and vistas south on Fifth Avenue.

  • Nine apartments currently for sale from $575,000 to $67,000,000

#2 - The Plaza, 1 Central Park South

To the east, the Plaza offers splendid views of Fifth Avenue's best two skyscrapers, the Sherry Netherland and the Pierre, and to the north, it offers the skylines of Fifth Avenue and Central Park West separated by Central Park.

  • Nineteen apartments currently for sale from $1,350,000 to $24,995,000

#3 - The Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street

This isolated but impressive Art Deco-tower has great views in all directions including to the west of Central Park with some low-rise buildings in the foreground for perspective. 

  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $1,495,000 to $12,500,000

#4 - Trump Palace, 200 East 69th Street

From its central location on the Upper East Side, this tower offers great views of the city punctuated by shorter nearby towers for more drama.

  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $579,000 to $3,800,000

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

The tall, twin towers of this stunning mixed-use complex are aligned with Broadway for angled vistas of Central Park South, Columbus Circle and Central Park.

  • Four apartments currently for sale from $6,250,000 to $8,495,000

Brand new condos starting at $1.325M with hotel-style amenities. View Property
Waterfront condos starting at $1.350M. Immediate Occupancy. View Property

#6 - Olympic Tower, 641 Fifth Avenue

The southern vistas from this very attractive, bronze-glass tower confront the beautiful twin towers of St. Patrick's Cathedral with the elegant Rockefeller Center off  to the side.

  • Twelve apartments currently for sale from $1,765,000 to $19,500,000

#7 - The San Remo, 145 Central Park West

The idyllic, bucolic vistas of people rowing on the lake near the beautiful Bethesda Fountain in the heart of Central Park with the Upper East Side in the background is not all bad.

  • Two apartments currently for sale from $9,000,000 to $17,950,000

#8 - The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

The great expanse to the east of the large lawn near Turtle Pond in Central Park appeals to the sporty types while the scientific and romantic are carried away with the view to the south of the new and very glamorous Hayden Planetarium. 

  • Three apartments currently for sale from $5,200,000 to $18,950,000

#9 - Trump International, 1 Central Park West

Donald Trump summed it up correctly and with considerable humor when it posted a large sign near the top of the west side of this very handsome tower announcing to residents of the Time Warner Center that his building had unobstructed views of Central Park.

  • Twenty apartments currently for sale from $925,000 to $22,950,000

#10 - 15 Central Park West

Putting a tall building behind a short one makes sense when one is trying to maximize vistas of what is on the other side of the short one as is the case here.

  • Sixteen apartments currently for sale from $4,495,000 to $55,000,000

Brand new condos starting at $1.325M with hotel-style amenities. View Property
Waterfront condos starting at $1.350M. Immediate Occupancy. View Property
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