Do you know where Lincoln Square is New York City?
I didn’t exactly know where it was so I googled it. It’s in the borough of Manhattan facing the Hudson River and backed up to Central Park between West 59th Street and West 72nd Street and referred to as the Upper West Side.
Included in the Lincoln Square area is The Juilliard School, Metropolitan Opera and the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. In addition there are some luxury apartment buildings also in Lincoln Square and that’s what I’ll be writing about. I have found three apartment buildings that I would like to detail for you…
Connected to each other by a 40,000 square foot La Palestra Athletic Club are The Ashley and The Aldyn apartment buildings. First, let me tell you about The Ashley Building… The Ashley at 400 West 63rd Street is an attractive, 23-story rental apartment building that was erected by Extell Development in 2010. It has 23 stories, 209 apartments and was designed by Costas Kondylis & Partners. Matthew Nielson was the landscape architect and Roman and Williams designed the lobby and lounge. Services and amenities include an attended lobby, concierge, full time doorman, basement storage, central A/C, full service garage, on-site parking, bike room, live-In Superintendent, terraces/balconies, elevator, garden, health club, 75 foot indoor swimming pool and hot tub, in-unit washer/dryer, lounge, outdoor entertainment space, indoor basketball court , event room, sauna, steam and private treatment rooms, spa features men’s and women’s locker rooms, squash court, yoga, pilates, personal training and kinesis rooms, bowling alley, game room, golf simulator, 38′ rock climbing wall and Children’s Playroom by Kidville. The rent rates start as follows – Studio $3,400, 1 Bedroom $3,900, 2 Bedrooms $7,200 and 3 Bedrooms $8,700.
Completed in 2010, the Aldyn at 60 Riverside Boulevard is located on the Upper West Side with 169 apartments. Apartments have tall ceilings and large windows that let in ample light. Varied and unique floor plans are also found throughout the Aldyn. Kitchens feature appliances from Smeg and Miele and bathrooms are equipped with double vanities, teak-wrapped master bathrooms and deep soaking tubs. Most residents of the 40-floor Aldyn have views of the Hudson River, as well as access to such amenities as a full-time doorman, concierge service, central air conditioning and heating, a health club, intercom system, party room, lounge, entertainment room with gourmet catering kitchen, free shuttle to Columbus Circle & 72nd/Broadway, pet-friendly, private landscaped courtyard By Mathews Nielson, sauna, steam rooms and private treatment rooms, squash court, storage space and a children’s playroom. Sizes and rent rates start as follows – 1 Bedroom $1425, 2 Bedrooms $3,050, 3 Bedrooms $4,200, 4 Bedrooms $5,400 and 6+ Bedrooms $17,900 per month.
The Ashley and The Aldyn are fantastic residential apartment buildings but the cost is expensive. While looking around the Lincoln Square area for apartments to rent, I found another apartment building equally fantastic just 2 blocks for the Lincoln Square neighborhood. This extremely interesting shaped apartment building is Via57West located at 625 W. 57th St., New York City. The 35 story luxury high rise Manhattan apartments known as VIA 57 West boast some of the best views of the Hudson River. These green living apartment rentals were designed by star Danish architect BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst and are smoke free. The asymmetrical building takes on different shapes from different angles – a pyramid, a sailboat, a wave, etc. and is a splendid new addition to the New York City skyline. The main attraction of VIA 57 West is the green living focusing of the Water, Earth, Air and Energy – water conservation and improved quality is a mandate building’s system, the use of “clean” material meeting strict performance and durability standards, the building’s system ensure efficient heating, indoor quality air and lighting for maximum comfort and control, and energy efficiency and performance strategies save energy and ensure resiliency. The massive Courtyard Oasis features 80 trees and nearly 50 species of native plants and amenities beyond your expectations you may never want to leave VIA 57 West.
Their services and amenities are as follows – attended lobby, full time doorman, valet, basement storage, reading room, party room, poker room, ping pong, pool table and shuffle board game room, movie screening room, golf simulator and putting green, chefs kitchen, Tot Spot Playroom, sun decks, swimming pool, indoor basketball court, outdoor activity areas, four barbecue grills, fitness center, bike room, many bay windows AND it has it’s very own movie theater owned by Mark Cuban from Shark Tank and owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks. Sizes and rent rates start as follows – Studios $3,200, 1 Bedroom $3,400, 2 Bedrooms $5,200, 3 Bedrooms $9,600 and 4 Bedrooms $12,800 per month.