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This apartment at 15 Central Park West looks directly onto the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route (Compass) This apartment at 15 Central Park West looks directly onto the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route (Compass)
Tomorrow morning, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off the holiday season starting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 23. New balloons will include Beagle Scout Snoopy, Po of Kung Fu Panda, and first-ever NFT Parade balloon Blue Cat & Chugs. Celebrities like Cher, Brandy, Jon Batiste, and Ashley Park will perform on the floats.
The parade will be broadcast all over the country, and indeed the world, on NBC, Telemundo, and Peacock starting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. But those in New York have a front-row seat like no one else: On Wednesday, the inflation of the balloons takes place by the American Museum of Natural History in an event that is as much a part of the holiday as the parade itself to some New Yorkers. On Thanksgiving morning, sections of Central Park West and Sixth Avenue will be open for live public viewing.

However, rather than brave the chill and the crowds, residents of the following buildings can watch the parade from the warmth of their homes. From the start of the parade at West 77th Street to the conclusion in front of Macy's Herald Square, we look at residential buildings on the parade route.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route

Condos and Co-ops
145 Central Park West
With an address between the balloon inflation and the start of the parade, residents of The San Remo have a front-row seat to all the events of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Central Park views, impressively scaled floor plans, and prewar details appeal all year round.

The San Remo, #4C (Corcoran Group)

1-West-72nd-Street-01 All images of The Dakota via Sotheby's International Realty
The Dakota is home to some spooky stories both fictional and not, and it's fair to describe its views of Central Park and iconic Upper West Side architecture as scary beautiful. As Halloween gives way to Thanksgiving, it is in a prime position on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route.

The Dakota, #45 (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

115-Central-Park-West-01 All images of The Majestic via Brown Harris Stevens
All season long, the two Art Deco towers of The Majestic have looked out on the changing colors of Central Park foliage. At the unofficial start of the holiday season, they enjoy bird's-eye views of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The Majestic, #2E (Serhant LLC)

50-Central-Park-West-01 All images of The Prasada via Compass
As the parade makes its way south, The Prasada's formal entrance and dramatic facade make for a pleasing backdrop as the balloons and floats pass by on television. However, oversized windows in Central Park-facing units mean certain viewers don't even need to turn on their TVs to see the parade.

The Prasada, #8A/9A (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

15-central-Park-West All images of 15 Central Park West via A & I Broadway
In the years since the residents-only restaurant at 15 Central Park West opened, it has become a gathering spot for parade viewing on Thanksgiving morning. But some residents don't even have to change out of their pajamas to enjoy the action.

15 Central Park West, #5A (Compass)

220 Central Park South
As the parade route turns from Central Park West onto Central Park South, 220 Central Park South is well situated at the heart of it. Its soaring height, oversized windows, and vistas of Central Park and Columbus Circle allow for excellent views without obstruction from its supertall neighbors.

220 Central Park South, #23C (Corcoran Group)

200-Central-Park-South-01 All images of 200 Central Park South via Corcoran
In an increasingly architectural adventurous section of Midtown West, 200 Central Park South continues to stand out for its broadly curved facade. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow for incredible light and views all year long, and easy parade viewing on Thanksgiving morning.

200 Central Park South, #3C (Coldwell Banker Warburg)

The-Osbourne All images of The Osborne via Christie's International Real Estate
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a New York City institution and, as one of the city's oldest cooperatives, so is The Osborne. It is well positioned to watch the parade's transition from the Upper West Side to Midtown.

The Osborne, #2DB (Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC)

1600 Broadway
Between its soaring height and address in the middle of Midtown, 1600 Broadway may be what most people think of when they picture a New York City apartment building. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out on the bustling streets, including the parade, below.

1600 Broadway, #18G (Compass)

100 West 39th Street
If the mayor's office-to-residential conversion plan goes through, there are several buildings that are both eligible for conversion and situated to make the most of front-row parade routes in the coming years. Bryant Park Tower was an early residential entrant in this section of Midtown, and residents of the condos on the upper levels enjoy direct parade views.

Bryant Park Tower, #36C (J One Corporation)

240 Central Park South
In a section of soaring glass condos where Central Park meets Columbus Circle, the landmarked rental at 240 Central Park South stands out for its prewar design. The interiors were designed to make the most of light and air, and select units have private terraces and Central Park views to make the most of parade viewing.

Living room with oversized windows
From the Listing: 240 Central Park South features stunning units, a 24-hour concierge, a fitness center, as well as several shops, cafes and an award-winning restaurant. The building also offers a rooftop lounge and deck overlooking the park. Each home has unique features: Some offer wood-burning fireplaces, unparalleled views of Central Park, washers and dryers and private terraces. Interiors are regularly fully renovated with modern designer kitchens and bathrooms. See floor plan and full details here.

1050 Sixth Avenue
ML House is located in one of the busiest section of Midtown, but it draws inspiration from Bryant Park to integrate botanically inspired textures for a peaceful atmosphere inside the building. Certain units have private balconies, and all apartments have oversized windows to make the most of city and parade views.

Living room and open kitchen
From the Listing: New luxury, one-bedroom apartment neighboring the iconic Bryant Park. The entry way foyer opens to a sun-drenched unit with floor to ceiling windows and close to ten-foot ceilings throughout. Modern kitchens have custom cabinetry, Northern white oak flooring, limestone backsplashes, Caesarstone counter tops and state-of-the-art Bosch appliances with gas range cook top. Marble bathroom with honed limestone flooring and polished stoned mosaic shower flooring. See floor plan and full details here.

Atlas New York, 66 West 38th Street
5 availabilities from $3,594 - $4,742/month
Up to 1 month free rent on a 16-month lease and $1,000 American Express gift card on leases signed by November 30
66 West 38th Street
Between the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the nearby Winter Village at Bryant Park, Atlas New York is well situated to make the most of the holiday season in the city. Residential amenities like a library, lounge, and Sky Terrace are ideal for hosting parade viewing parties, but residents of certain units don't even need to leave home for it.

Living room and open kitchen
From the Listing: Neighboring Bryant Park, and all major public transportation, Atlas New York is a 48-story luxury rental building, with a resident only concierge, and exclusive amenities. The building features studio to 2-bedroom apartments, appointed with open kitchens, full-sized stainless steel appliances, Oak wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, washer/dryers in select homes, and unparalleled views of the Manhattan. See floor plan and full details here.

70-West-37th-Street-01 Hollingsworth (CityRealty)
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 base-level retail tenants like Birch Coffee, Krispy Kreme, and Paris Baguette put parade-viewing treats just an elevator ride away.

70-West-37th-Street-02 Hollingsworth, #PH15 (Greystar)
From the Listing: Blocks from Bryant Park are residences that want for nothing. Each apartment is filled with modern finishes and appliances, including in unit washer and dryer. Neutral finishes create an aesthetic that is warm, welcoming, and awaits your personal touch. Our community is a collection of amenities which make this a living environment that will exceed your expectations. See floor plan and full details here.
70-West-37th-Street-01 The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen from an apartment in The Hollingsworth (Greystar)

Herald-Towers-03 Herald Towers (
In 1913, this large and finely detailed building overlooking Herald Square was designed by F. M. Andrews and erected as the Hotel McAlpin. Decades later, it is an amenity-rich rental located en route to the parade's conclusion in front of Macy's Herald Square.

Herald Towers, #22C05 (MNS)
From the Listing: Herald Towers is a million square foot residential gem in the heart of New York City’s Herald Square. Soaring 25 stories high, the building houses 690 luxury rental homes. Residences feature luxurious new kitchens and bathrooms and include over-sized closets. Ideally located, Herald Towers is nestled where nearly all of New York’s major subway lines converge and is only a couple of blocks away from the PATH Train, Penn Station, Port Authority and Grand Central.See floor plan and full details here.
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