Neighborhood Guide: REAL ESTATE & DESIGN – FALL 2011
By Celene McDermottSeptember 21, 2011
New York Family
In A Market Where Parents Expect Exciting Family-Minded Amenities, The Newest Developments Offer Lots of Can-You-Top-This Inspiration. Who’s Ready For A Museum In Their Building?
Like all parents, city moms and dads care about the quality of their children’s education, the safety of their neighborhoods, and their family’s access to parks, playgrounds and cultural fun. In recent years, the city’s high-end residential market has established another priority for parents who can afford it: buildings with fun and helpful amenities like children’s playrooms, full-service gyms, catering kitchens, business centers and swimming pools. In the spirit of capturing a suburb-in-the-city feel, some also offer backyard areas, landscaped gardens, rooftop terraces and lots of storage space. What’s next? In this season’s line-up of new residential properties—which includes some established classics as well—some families won’t even have to leave the buildings to access a school, a bowling alley…even a museum!
So whether you’re actively looking to rent or buy—or just curiously browsing about the market—the following pages will help you discover a big variety of tempting options around the city.
The Pavilion (500 East 77th Street)
Just steps from John Jay Park and some of the city’s finest schools, this historic rental building offers one, two and three-bedroom residences, designed with growing families in mind. “Because of our wide-ranging selection of spacious homes at The Pavilion, we often find residents moving within the building as their lives evolve,” explains Steve Maschi, Vice President of Glenwood Management, the building’s developer and management company. “It is not uncommon to see a family grow up within one of our properties, resulting in a very tight-knit community.” 500 East 77th Street remains one of the most recognized addresses in New York. The building offers a variety of amenities and services, including maid service, concierge service, landscaped roof decks, its own shopping arcade (including a hair and nail salon), a grocery store, laundry facility, and even a personal training facility. The circular driveway leads to an elegant lobby with two doormen. There’s also an attended parking garage and shuttle service to transit and other shopping areas in the city.
- History of the West Side
- The Time Warner Center
- Central Park
- The Central Park Conservatory Garden
- Alice Tully Hall
- High Line
- Stone Street
- Bryant Park
- Times Square
- Washington Square Park
- Madison Square Park
- Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts
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