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Times Square from the roof deck at 1600 Broadway (CORE Real Estate) Times Square from the roof deck at 1600 Broadway (CORE Real Estate)
The Broadway theaters and bustling atmosphere of Times Square make it a must-visit for tourists from all over the country and indeed the world. But for most New Yorkers, this same busy atmosphere means it wouldn't necessarily be a desirable place to live.

However, Times Square has become more livable in recent years. During the 21st century, sections of Times Square have closed to car traffic, making for a more pedestrian-friendly area. Whole Foods opened a grocery store across the street from Bryant Park in January 2017, allowing for more dining options than ordering takeout from the oversized restaurants lining Times Square. More recently, Mayor Adams' rezoning efforts and plans to accelerate office-to-residential conversions could see some of the office towers of Times Square turned to residential.

In the meantime, if you want to live near "the center of the universe," there is already a good number of residential options out there. Enjoy the views and mind the tourists!

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135W52, 135 West 52nd Street
135W52, 135 West 52nd Street Midtown West
Executive Plaza, 150 West 51st Street
Executive Plaza, 150 West 51st Street Midtown West
Cassa, 70 West 45th Street
Cassa, 70 West 45th Street Midtown West
The Link, 310 West 52nd Street
The Link, 310 West 52nd Street Midtown West
1600 Broadway
1600 Broadway Midtown West
1600 Broadway
M&Ms New York is one of Times Square's best-known tourist destinations, but many people don't know there are condos on top reached through a separate entrance. All units feature floor-to-ceiling windows, modern appliances, and finishes, and in-unit washer/dryers. The fourth-floor Club on the Square offers such amenities as a fitness center, putting green, golf simulator, and lounge, and a rooftop terrace looks out on iconic views of Times Square and the Manhattan skyline.


247 West 46th Street
Up the street from the Lunt-Fontanne and Richard Rodgers Theatres, home to two of Broadway's hottest tickets, apartments at The Platinum high-rise condominium offer an escape above it all. All units feature full-length windows, white oak floors, kitchens with custom cabinetry and high-end appliances, zoned heating and cooling, and in-unit washer/dryers. Amenities include concierge service, a fitness center, golf simulator room, indoor/outdoor yoga studio, and lounge with a billiards table and access to an outdoor terrace with skyline views.

The Platinum, #1201 (Compass)

70 West 45th Street
Just east of Times Square, Cassa also offers easy access to attractions like Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, and Fifth Avenue shopping. All apartments feature abundant light, neutral-toned aesthetics, high-end kitchens, and luxuriously finished baths. However, hotel amenities like concierge service, housekeeping, fitness center, business center, outdoor terrace, and dining at Alex Guarnaschelli's BUTTER truly set Cassa apart.

Cassa, #35A (APT212 INC)

150 West 51st Street entrance
Conversions of offices and hotels to residences has been a hot topic over the past few years, but Executive Plaza is one step ahead of them: The Taft Hotel was constructed in 1926, but partially converted to residential units in 1986. Executive Plaza represents the residential component (the hospitality component is the Michelangelo Hotel), and the apartments are on upper floors to make the most of city views. Amenities include 24-hour concierge service, dry cleaning service, a new fitness center, and a landscaped terrace.

Executive Plaza, #2116 (ALTA Real Estate)

135 West 52nd Street
At the north end of Times Square, the Rafael Vinoly-designed 135 West 52nd Street was converted to a condominium in 2016. CetraRuddy was the architect of the conversion, which included new amenities like a three-story lobby, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a 12,000-square-foot Residents Club with indoor pool, fireside lounge, screening room, children's playroom, and furnished outdoor terrace. What has not changed, though, is its central location near Broadway theaters, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park.

135W52, #15B (Compass)

310 West 52nd Street
Located at the nexus of Times Square and Hell's Kitchen, The Link is primely positioned for easy access to some of Manhattan's best entertainment, dining, and nightlife. All units feature floor-to-ceiling windows, sophisticated interiors, and in-unit washer/dryers. Amenities include an attended lobby with concierge service, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a lounge, and a landscaped terrace with beautiful city views.

The Link, #PHA (R New York)