The Lucerne

Located on the southwest corner of 79th Street and First Avenue, The Lucerne is one of the most popular luxury rental buildings on Manhattan’s Up­per East Side. Passing through the 24-hour staffed landscaped grounds framed by lime­stone pillars and wrought-iron fences, rent­ers and guests are greeted by an elegant two-story lobby, always brightened by fresh flower arrangements. The 45-story building, with 236 one- to four-bedroom apartments, is known for its full suite of amenities, river and city views that reach Central Park, and the convenient parking garage, where spac­es are guaranteed for residents.

The style is classic New York, with taste­fully decorated corridors accented by de­signer alabaster lighting fixtures and wall sconces, crown moldings and decorative wood-framed apartment doors. Highlights include the line of three-bedroom duplex apartments, with two penthouse residenc­es, one a duplex with a wraparound terrace, fireplace, solarium and a large eat-in kitch­en, and the other a four-bedroom simplex with a greenhouse and large terrace.

The Lucerne features a gourmet Italian market on the ground floor, with a land­scaped rooftop sun terrace above. The full suite of amenities on the second floor in­cludes a lounge with a garden terrace and a kitchen, both of which can be reserved for private parties, fitness center, playroom, 55-foot lap pool with separate men’s and women’s locker rooms equipped with sau­nas, and an on-site management office. All but the standard one-bedroom apartments come with their own washer-dryers, with an additional laundry room on the second floor. Valet dry cleaning, housekeeping services, cable TV and Wi-Fi service from a selection of providers are also available.
Apartments come with oak or bamboo floors, windowed stainless steel kitchens with custom cabinetry, marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and standard and walk­in closets, each of which are designed with shelving to maximize space. Each of the three- and four- bedroom apartments have balconies – most with both river and city views.
“Here you get the flexibility of a one- or two-year lease, but with condo-level finishes and parking,” explained Stephen Bello, director of leasing. “Primary bedrooms are up to 18-feet across, with large en suite bathrooms with dual sinks, Jacuzzi tubs and separate showers, with nine-foot ceilings throughout. Coupled with the location, services, views, amenities and indoor parking – The Lucerne offers an attractive package that renters ap­preciate year after year.”
One-bedrooms start at $4,800 a month, with the duplex three-bedrooms starting at $11,000. For more information on Glenwood Management properties in New York City, visit, or call them at 212-535-0500. ❖

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