The Bristol Named New York Times Magazine Best of Luxury Homes and Estates

Published November 13, 2022


Located on the corner of 56th Street and Second Avenue, The Bristol is one of Glenwood Management’s prime rental towers, two blocks from Sutton Place and a 10-minute walk to Central Park in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. With a variety of 370 one- to four-bedroom residences, the building has been welcoming generations of New Yorkers home to its distinctive circular drive with fountains since the early 1970s, Many of the apartments in the 33-story building offer sweeping river and city views.

Key amenities include: landscaped gardens and rooftop sundeck, fitness center with new equipment, second-floor resident’s lounge, children’s playroom, building-wide water filtration system, complimentary luggage and bicycle storage, a choice of the most popular cable TV and internet providers, and an on-site attended parking garage. The recently renovated building is noted for its elegant two-story 24-hour staffed lobby with a separate attended service entrance, package room with in-house delivery and laundry facility. Valet and maid service is also available through the building.

The building consists of convertible two bedrooms (where the dining room could serve as a second bedroom), conventional two bedrooms and three bedrooms, with a handful of four-bedroom apartments that could be converted to five bedrooms. The renovations include spacious contemporary kitchens with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, marble bathrooms, central air-conditioning and noise reducing/energy efficient windows.

“Some of our renters have been here from the beginning, or pass their apartments down to family members, “said Yelena Daniel, The Bristol’s director of leasing. “They appreciate the generous layouts and overall size of their apartments. Even our one-bedrooms are spacious, with dining entry foyers, and they come with one full and one partial bathroom. They also appreciate the very spacious Art Deco-style common spaces, with an elegant two-level stepdown, double-height lobby, all very open, surrounded by gardens and beautiful landscaping and fountains that surround the building.”

The amenities make the building especially appealing for work-at-home residents and their families, she continued. “The second-floor lounge, which is new, is very popular, and can be reserved for celebrations or a meeting, and with a kitchen there, it is ideal for catered events.”

One-bedrooms with one-and-a-half bathrooms start in the high $4,000 per month price range, with convertible two-bedrooms, with 30-foot living rooms starting at around $6,000. Convertible three bedrooms start at around $7,000.

“There are many contemporary rental and condo buildings that offer a full list of amenities – but what sets us apart is the classic construction and very spacious layouts with a full list of amenities that people actually use, with parking in the building in an ideal residential location very close to, but importantly not in, the busy center of Midtown Manhattan.”

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