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50 Central Park South At The Southeast corner of Sixth Avenue | Midtown West View on Map
The Residences at the Ritz Carlton at 50 Central Park South are on the top 12 floors of the 33-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel building on the southeast corner at the Avenue of the Americas.
There are 11 very large condominium apartments on those floors and 259 hotel rooms beneath them in the building that was originally the St. Moritz Hotel designed by Emery Roth in 1930.
The 2002 conversion of the St. Moritz into the Ritz Carlton and the creation of the Residences were by Millennium Partners, of which Christopher Jeffries was a partner.
In 2008, Mr. Jeffries sold one of his apartments in the building for $28 million and in March, 2012 he put a duplex apartment on the 30th and 31st floors, that he had purchased in 2002 for $20 million, on the market for $77.5 million. Part of the apartment was the hotel’s former ballroom, which boasts 15-foot-high ceilings and spectacular views of Central Park.
Between 61st Street & 62nd Street | Central Park West View on Map
Robert A.M. Stern designed 15 Central Park West between 61st and 62nd Streets.
15 Central Park West is comprised of two limestone towers and features 202, one- to four-bedroom residences. Units offer multi-directional views and full-floor, duplex penthouses are extremely spacious, with some ranging between 5,000 and 6,000 square feet. Kitchens have top-of-the-line appliances and bathrooms are equipped with deluxe fixtures and finishes.
Amenities at 15 Central Park West include a 24-hour doorman, a private dining room and library, a screening room and a health club and pool. Many units also have individual wine cellars.
It is near the restaurants and shops of Columbus Circle as well as Central Park and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
212 West 18th Street, between Seventh Avenue & Eighth Avenue | Chelsea View on Map
This 24-story building tower known as Walker Tower at 212 West 18th Street betweeb Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Chelsea was converted to 50 condominium apartments in 2012.
It is named after Ralph Thomas Walker, the Art Deco-style architect whose other buildings include One Wall Street and the Barclay-Vesey Telephone Building at 140 West Street, two of Lower Manhattan’s masterpieces, and The Western Union Building at 60 Hudson Street.
The lower 8 floors in the 1929 building house a Verizon switching station with an entrance on 17th Street. The residential entrance is through a small, two-story high wing on 18th Street.
JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group undertook the conversion that was designed by Cetra/Ruddy and added four stories to the building and four thin spires atop the western end of the building, which was not an official city landmark.
JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group's recent developments include 50 North 1st Street and 202 8th Street. Other Property Markets Group projects include 823 Park Avenue, 500 West End Avenue and 171 MacDougal Street.
80 Columbus Circle, between West 58th Street & West 60th Street | Central Park West View on Map
Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and completed in 2004, the Time Warner Center is located at 80 Columbus Circle in the Upper West Side.
Much of what has drawn eager buyers is the Time Warner Center’s premier location. It offers more than geography, though, as residents enjoy elegantly designed spaces with first-rate finishes and premium appliances.
Time Warner Center amenities include a screening room, party rooms, a children's playroom, an in-house garage with valet parking, a chauffeur's lounge and access to such Mandarin Hotel conveniences as a spa, a pool, a fitness center, room service, valet service and maid's service. In addition to 198 apartments, the twin 750-foot towers house the headquarters of Time Warner, the studios of CNN, the 250-room, five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the Jazz at Lincoln Center performance space.
The Time Warner Center is also occupied by a multi-story galleria with many restaurants and retailers, including Masa, Per Se, L’Occitane, Pink, Armani, Hugo Boss and Whole Foods.
157 West 57th Street, between Sixth Avenue & Seventh Avenue | Midtown West View on Map
With reports of billionaires jockeying to pay record-setting prices for its trophy penthouse apartments, One57 from Extell Development is set to open this year. The 90-story building both a hotel and private residences, is currently the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, the tower rises more than 1,000 feet above 57th Street just south of Central Park. The top portion of the building, which has a private entrance on 58th Street, contains 92 condominium apartments that feature interiors designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. In the tower's lower floors is the Park Hyatt’s new U.S. flagship, a 210-room hotel slated to open sometime in 2014.
The building offers such luxury amenities as 24-hour doorman and concierge service, an indoor pool, a private fitness center, a performance room, a private dining room, a library and lounge area, a full-catering kitchen and on-site parking. Residents will also have full access to the hotel’s amenities including room, catering, and housekeeping services.
151 East 58th Street, between Lexington Avenue & Third Avenue | Midtown East View on Map
One Beacon Court at 151 East 58th Street is located at the nexus of Midtown and the Upper East Side.
Its 105 condominiums are located on the 30th to 55th floors and are equipped with white, double-stacked cabinetry, modern, premium appliances and washers and dryers.
One Beacon Court amenities are run by London-based Quintessentially and include a 24-hour doorman, concierge service, a garage and valet parking. What’s more, residents have access to the Beacon Club, which is located on the 29th floor and includes a children’s playroom, a business center and a fitness and health spa. The lower floors of the tower contain offices for Bloomberg L.P.
151 East 58th Street occupies an entire city block and is bounded by Lexington and Third Avenues, and 58th and 59th Streets. Residents have easy access to Le Cirque restaurant, which is located in the tower’s lower floors, as well as public transportation. Shops and restaurants are also nearby.
Between West Street & Washington Street | West Village View on Map
Designed by world-renowned starchitect Richard Meier, the 16-story 165 Charles Street overlooks the Hudson River and opened in 2005.
165 Charles Street offers two river-facing apartments per floor that feature large terraces. The 30 apartments and one penthouse were delivered fully finished, with everything from the floor plans to minor details designed by Meier himself. The floors are organized freely about an island kitchen unit. Floor-to-ceiling glass wraps each apartment and all units come with wide-plank Wenge wood floors, double-glazed windows and central air conditioning and heating.
Amenities are impressive and include a top-of-the-line fitness center with a 50-foot infinity-edge pool and a private wine cellar. Its West Village location is within close proximity to the restaurants and shops in the neighborhood.
Between East 85th Street & East 86th Street | Carnegie Hill View on Map
1049 Fifth Avenue merges an opulent pre-war style with state-of-the art finishes and technology.
It recently underwent an interior gut renovation that included substantial soundproofing between floors and apartments. With only 54 condominium residences on 23 floors, there are no more than three units per floor, with one floor designated for smaller staff apartments.
Residences are sprawling, averaging over 2,000 square feet. There are libraries with raised panel walls, coffered ceilings, Chicago windows with hand-operated panels, solid core raised panel doors, crown moldings and hand-laid rosewood herringbone patterned floors with ebony borders. Marble bathrooms have cherry wood raised panel cabinetry, double sink vanities and deep soaking tubs. Eat-in kitchens have top-of-the-line appliances, white marble and polished gray granite floors, full-size washers and dryers and butler’s pantries with warming ovens. Many residences have multiple terraces offering some of the best views in Manhattan of Central Park and the city.
It has a full-time doorman and concierge, private storage, attended elevators, a bicycle room and refrigerator storage for deliveries.
23 East 22nd Street, between Broadway & Park Avenue South | Flatiron/Union Square View on Map
One Madison at 23 East 22nd Street is located at the crossroads of Chelsea, Madison Square Park, Gramercy and the Flatiron District.
It is situated at the start of Madison Avenue. Its prior owners sold the building and it is now managed by the Related Companies. Residences are spacious and feature floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the surrounding cityscape. Kitchens and bathrooms have modern appliances and fixtures and many offer views of the Empire State Building and Midtown.
The building's One Club features amenities such as a private dining room with a gourmet catering kitchen, a lounge, a parlor with a billiards table, a lap pool, a spa with a glass-enclosed steam room overlooking Madison Square Park, a fitness center with yoga room and a children's playroom.
Between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue | Carnegie Hill View on Map
The second best pre-war apartment building in the city in the post-war period is this limestone-clad, 19-story, mid-block building at 135 East 79th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
The building was erected in 2013 and has 32 condominium apartments. It was built by The Brodsky Organization and designed by William Sofield, a designer whose clients have included Gucci and Tom Ford.
1 Central Park South, between 58th Street & Central Park South | Midtown West View on Map
Sporting one of the most famous names in the city, the Plaza has two addresses, 768 Fifth Avenue and 1 Central Park South.
The Plaza features 181 apartments facing to the north and east and hotel rooms facing south. Residences are equipped with high ceilings, period moldings and mantelpieces. Kitchens contain stone countertops and mosaic marble-tiled backsplashes.
Residents have access to the hotel’s notable restaurants – including the famous Palm Court – as well as its Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, the Warren-Tricomi Salon and a La Palestra fitness center. Additionally, the Plaza offers such amenities as a 24-hour concierge and doorman, nanny service, limousine service, turn-down service and a private butler.
The Plaza is located close to some of the best shopping and nightlife in New York City, as well as public transportation.
Between East 59th Street & East 60th Street | Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St. View on Map
Completed in 2000, 515 Park Avenue has only 30 apartments on 43 floors and is the tallest building on Park Avenue in the Upper East Side.
Residences at 515 Park Avenue are designed on a grand scale: some apartments have large terraces and its designers took care to employ expert craftsmanship in such details as mahogany paneled libraries, coffered ceilings, marble and herringbone wood floors and cherry wood cabinetry. Other features include fireplaces, billiard rooms, high ceilings, granite and marble countertops, marble bathrooms and butler’s pantries.
The amenities are equally impressive: there are 15 private, climate-controlled wine cellars, 38 storage rooms, a private gym with state-of-the-art equipment, a full-time doorman, concierge, valet services, a dining room and individual staff suites on the second floor for residents’ use. There’s also a kitchen for Chef Daniel Boulud, the exclusive caterer for 515 Park Avenue.
Between Hudson Street & Varick Street | Tribeca View on Map
One of the city's most handsome Romanesque-Revival-style buildings, this structure was erected in 1887 and designed by Albert Wagner, who was also the architect of the famous Puck Building on Lafayette Street at Houston Street.
It is distinguished by its very lively façades that feature balustraded rooflines, large arched windows on the fifth floor and small arched windows on the third and fifth floors, and strong rustication on the first floor that has very wide windows in contrast with the very narrow windows on the top floor. Windows are inset on the richly modulated façades and the corner is highlighted by a protruding element on the top floor that is a particularly nice and interesting design touch.
Sanba International Inc., of which Aldo Andreoli, an architect, is the principal, renovated the building and converted it into 14 condominium apartments.
The street is cobblestoned and there is a subway station at the corner.
The cream-colored-brick building has a doorman and a superintendent. It was originally erected for the Walton Company, a manufacturer of wrapping papers.
This building is not far from several of TriBeCa's most important landmarks such as the former New York Mercantile Exchange Building of 1884 at 6 Harrison Street that was converted to condominiums in 1987, the great Art-Deco-style Western Union Building at 60 Hudson Street between Thomas and Worth Streets, and the fine Art-Deco-style A. T. & T. Long Lines Building of 1918 at 32 Sixth Avenue between Walker and Lispenard Streets.
This building is also very convenient to City Hall and Battery Park City as well as many restaurants and shops.
610 Park Avenue, between East 64th Street & East 65th Street | Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St. View on Map
Built in 1925 and designed by J. E. R. Carpenter, the leading luxury apartment architect of his generation, this handsome building was originally the Mayfair House, a pleasant, 450-room hotel, but it gained considerably more cachet when Le Cirque restaurant opened on its first floor sidestreet frontage in 1974 and quickly became one of the city's most socially prestigious dining rooms.
A generation later, however, Le Cirque decided to relocate to the Villard Houses that are part of the New York Palace Hotel at 451 Madison Avenue in 1997 and the next year the building was bought at a bankruptcy auction for $15 million and Park 65th Associates L.P., an affiliate of Colony Capital Inc., a real estate investment group based in Los Angeles that had recently also taken over the Stanhope Hotel on Fifth Avenue and has been active in luxury resort properties, and the Trump Organization, headed by Donald Trump.
The new owners renovated the property for another $55 million to convert it into 70 condominium apartments. At the time of the conversion the hotel had had 210 hotel rooms.
A large entrance marquee on the sidestreet had been created in 1934 for a restaurant, but over the years it had become the hotel's entrance and Le Cirque had an adjacent, discrete entrance. The 1998 renovation, however, used the marquee sidestreet entrance for the building's new restaurant Daniel, which was considerably larger and much grander than Le Cirque, and it quickly became one of the city's top restaurants. A new entrance to the apartment building was created on the avenue frontage.
Le Cirque would subsequently relocate from the Villard Houses to One Beacon Court.
Carpenter was also a co-developer of the building, which for a while in the 1980s had been acquired by the Hong Kong-based Regent International Hotels chain.
The new condominium project got off to a flying start and began selling units based only on floorplans. Early prospective buyers were not even allowed to enter the building and there were no model apartments and within a few months, the sales campaign had sold all but three of the apartments that ranged in price from about $700,000 to more than $7 million for units that ranged in size from 986 to 4,400 square feet.
The combination of an elegant but older exterior with lavish new interiors was a strong selling point as was the fact, for some buyers probably, that the tenant mix was likely to have a narrower range of income groups compared with the typical pre-war residential property whose owners have moved in at different times as apartments are offered for resale.
Given its excellent location and the fact Le Cirque was being replaced with another famous restaurant, Daniel Boulud's Restaurant Daniel, which offered catering service to the residents, and that the apartment layouts were designed by Costas Kondylis & Associates, P.C., and the common interiors by Mac II, it was not too surprising that the conversion was successful.
The apartments have coffered, 9-foot-high ceilings, seven-inch-high base moldings and many have fireplaces, libraries and living rooms as large as 20 feet square. The building has a fitness center, maid service and valet parking.
A far more architecturally stunning "Mayfair" apartment building was built in 1908 at 471 Park Avenue. Designed by Charles Buckham, it featured duplex apartments and was notable for its large double-height, arched windows.
The exterior of this building is a stereotyped Park Avenue apartment house but the elegant sidestreet marquee and the grandness of Restaurant Daniel make it a very choice building in a very choice neighborhood, not far from midtown and close to Madison Avenue's many boutiques and art galleries.
The brown-brick building has a three-story limestone base, a doorman, a health club, sidewalk landscaping and basement storage, but no balconies, no garage and no roof deck.
Between West Street & Washington Street | West Village View on Map
173 Perry Street was the first of three mid-rise residential condominium buildings facing the Hudson River designed by Richard Meier.
It and 176 Perry Street were completed in 2002 and were developed by Richard Born, Ira Drukier and Charles Blaichman.
The third tower, 165 Charles Street, just to the south of the first two, was completed in 2005 and developed by Izak Senbahar and Simon Elias.
176 Perry Street is wider than 173 Perry Street and the two very similar towers set a new design standard for mid-rise residential buildings in Manhattan.
Mr. Meier was one of the "New York Five" architects who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970's and were influenced by the clean and bright lines of Le Corbusier. (The other four were Michael Grave, Peter Eisenman, the late Charles Gwathmey, and the late John Hedjuk.)