4 Luxury Apartments for rent near 57th Street NYC

Let’s take a look at four luxury apartments for rent not so far from Columbus Circle and near the iconic Via 57 West building on 57th Street…

  1. Helena 57 West – 601 West 57th Street, NYC. These 57th Street luxury apartments for rent have been a part of the Durst Organizations portfolio since 2005. A shuttle service to Columbus Circle is offered and it’s a LEED certified 38 story building with 597 residential homes, and 376 floorplans available. Amenities include a 41st floor roof deck and a three-level fitness center with a Pilates and spin room.
  2. The Westport Luxury Apartments – 500 West 56th Street, NYC. The Westport are stylish apartments for rent close to Columbus Circle which is only a short 10 minute walk away. Constructed in 2003, The Westport spans 24 floors and contains 371 apartments. Located just steps from Central Park, and Columbus Circle, The Westport are apt rentals near theater district as well. The apartments feature immensely oversized windows, parquet hardwood floors, stackable washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchens offer stainless steel appliances, sleek granite countertops and wooden cabinetry.
  3. Mercedes House – 550 West 54th Street, NYC. With its sleek interiors, floor to ceiling windows and generous floor plans, Mercedes House created a total of 865 units (695 rental units and 170 condo units), including 20 percent inclusionary housing. Apartments start at $2,895 for studios, $3,700 for one bedrooms and $5,000 and up for two bedrooms. There’s a washer and dryer in every unit and the building is smoke free. Bonus – no fees! Contemporary custom kitchens and exquisite finishes are hallmarks of every studio, one and two-bedroom home.
  4. West 54th Apartments – 505 West 54th Street, NYC. Situated perfectly between the Upper West side and Chelsea, West 54th Apartments offers contemporary apartments, the best amenities and the Hudson River just blocks away. This attractive, red-brick rental apartment complex offers residences a fitness center, parking garage and valet dry cleaning service.

Live in luxury near 57th Street, New York City!


Right On Target – A New East Side Community Amenity for NYC Luxury Apartments

Retail stores near East side NYC luxury apartments with amenitiesWatch out Macys! There’s a new retailer in Midtown Manhattan. NYC welcomes a new Target store reported in the NY Times this month.

Macys has been the leading department store retailer for what seems like forever. And it’s no wonder! Founded in 1858 by R. H. Macy, Macys has been in business for 158 years. The products include clothing, footwear, accessories, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, and housewares. Macys is also very well known for conducting the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City since 1924 and has sponsored the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display since 1976.

The Target Corporation is the second-largest discount store retailer in the United States behind Walmart.  Founded in 1902 by George Dayton, the company was originally named the Dayton Company. The first Target store opened in Roseville, Minnesota in 1962. Target’s product line is far larger than Macys including food and at a discount.

The new Target store is 43,000 square feet and is expected to open in October at 112 W. 34th St., across the street from the Macy’s flagship store on Herald Square. The complete development at the location is about 92,000 square feet, and will have a Foot Locker, Sephora, and a Swatch store.

Not far from Midtown Manhattan is Murray Hill with its own new East Side NYC luxury apartments with amenities – House 39 at 225 East 39th Street. House 39’s studio, one, two and three bedroom residences feature luxurious interiors including floor-to-ceiling windows exposing outrageous views of Manhattan, chef-style kitchens, modern bathrooms, washer/dryer and a list of amenities that is sure to please everyone.

Interested in more information on House 39? you can visit their website at or give them a call at (212) 661-3900.


Apartments For Rent Near Columbus Circle Nominated for Award

And the accolades just keep on coming….

courtesy of Wikipedia

Bjarke Ingels Group and The Durst Organization have been named one of four finalists in the housing category of ULI New York’s 2017 Awards for Excellence in Development for their creation of Via 57 West. The program is designed to honor those real estate development projects that lead the way in creating sustainable thriving communities and responsible use of land.

The winner will be announced at the 2nd Annual award ceremony on April 3, 2017 at Gotham Hall in New York City. The other 3 finalists in the housing category include nArchitects and Monadnock Development for Carmel Place, Alexander Gorlin Architects and Breaking Ground HDFC for Breaking Ground/Boston Road Permanent Supportive Housing, & Dunn Development Corp., L+M Development Partners, Inc., IMPACCT Brooklyn, FXFOWLE Architects, Curtis+Ginsberg Architects, Architecture in Formation, Rader+Crews Landscape Architecture for Navy Green in Brooklyn.

ULI New York spent “Five Minutes With” Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner and Head of Business Development at Bjarke Ingels Group. In the interview Mr. Bergmann talks about architecture, design, Via 57 West and answers questions like who had the most influence on his career, what is his NON-BIG favorite building in NYC, and what makes him proudest of being a ULI NY awards finalist.

The Durst Organization and BIG put a lot of work into Via 57 West to create an affordable, eco-friendly, luxury residential high-rise in Midtown Manhattan. The 709 apartments for rent near Columbus Circle were designed to minimize the impact the building has on the environment with the installation of an air purifying ventilation system, an on-site water filtration system, the use of energy star appliances, and solar EcoVeil Window shades.

To learn more about Via 57 West, please visit their website at


Need a night out away from the kids?

Ultra luxury Manhattan apartments
ultra luxury manhattan apartments

Imagine living at a ultra-luxury Manhattan apartment? Wouldn´t it be great to enjoy its amenities and a lifestyle only New York can offer?

The Big Apple is ideal if you love nightlife and going out to fancy restaurants and shops.

There is always something you will find to do, something unique and fun, ’cause this city never sleeps! And finding one bedroom apartments in Manhattan is a great option.

All those who have children know they are the light of our eyes, but sometimes everyone needs a little time for themselves. A little adult time to go shopping, dining, to the movies or just hang out with friends.

Many families experience the difficulty of going out without their kids ’cause they don´t wanna leave them for too long. But, what if I told you that if you live at Silver Towers you can find an onsite bowling and entertainment center? So, if you live with your family, a two bedroom luxury apartment in New York City at Silver Towers is just perfect.

One bedroom luxury apartments New York City style
One bedroom luxury apartments New York City style

This building is located at 620 West, 42nd Street and offers its residents a real luxury lifestyle full of glam and charm.

AND, it comes with amazing amenities such as: white glove services, health club with a 75 –foot long swimming pool, entertainment room with Barbecue, doorman service, sauna and steam rooms and much more!

Its location is the best! In the Times Square vicinity of Hell´s Kitchen, a top and brilliant neighborhood by the Hudson River, Silver Towers in near everything!!

Top theatres, restaurants and cool shops await you! Enjoy the best events, and live in the city like never before!

It´s apartments, luxurious and meticulously designed offer its residents a sophisticated and modern way of life.

They feature high ceilings, hardwood floors, contemporary finishes and floor to ceiling windows. In addition, they are spacious and luminous with awesome views.

Start enjoying a new lifestyle, take time for yourself, and go out to the best places located near the home of your dreams!







5 reasons it´s hard to find good available apartments in Manhattan

Finding a good available apartment is kind of difficult but finding a good available apartment IN Manhattan, is almost impossible!

available apartments in manhattan

available apartments in manhattan

I went through this stressful experience a few years ago when I decided to move from New Jersey to the Big Apple. Believe me, I learned a lot about it. So I´m going to reveal my most precious secret so you don´t have to go through the same thing I did (yes I know, I´m unique J)

What happens when you are looking for an available apartment in Manhattan? Thousands of other people are looking for it too! Maybe you get lucky, and find it right away.  Best of all, at an incredible price, but I´m afraid to say that those things don´t happen IRL!
Ok, so you just found the apartment of your dreams.  You called to see if it’s available, and you get answer you´ve been waiting to hear for so long: “yes it is!”

You are really excited, full of adrenaline, until you think for a while and…FACEPALM, you think: “How did I miss asking its price!!!”. When you find out the price (you´d prefer not to hear it) you suddenly cry out: “BUT THAT´S TOO DAMN HIGH!! I CAN´T AFFORD THAT PRICE, EVEN IF I ROBBED A BANK!!” Oops! Anyway, if you get that frustrated feeling that you can´t afford nice apartments or that you always come late and another B #@% rents the apartment of your dreams, don´t give up and read these tips!

1. Create Google Alerts- Google is a good pal and will never fail u!

Want to rent an apartment in a particular neighborhood? Ask Google to let you know immediately when one is available! And if the alert sounds in the middle of an important business meeting, GET OUT! And go for it! It could be your last chance! I.e. “available apartment Manhattan“, “empire state building view apartments for rent” or “luxurious apartment rentals in Manhattan” may be good google alerts you can set here: and you can get alerts in your email any time an available apartment is updated on a website like this:

2. Use the classic Newspaper-Ancient??? BUT EFFECTIVE!

Always keep your daily newspaper under your arm just like in the old days! You can find publications of apartments you won´t find on the internet, and it will keep you updated with the latest news!

3. Ask your friends!!- They´ll do anything for you!!

Love the building where your best friend is living right now, but there´s no chance you can move in together? Ask him to alert you as soon as an apartment is available! Even if he has to knock on his neighbors door to ask, I´m sure he´ll do that for you….and more!

4. Offer a Real Estate independent Agent an extra fee- Juicy temptation

Come on! Be honest! Who doesn´t like to get some extra cash??? Need a nice affordable apartment? Ok, offer a Real Estate Independent Agent an extra fee and I´m sure he´ll be eager to find that apartment that suits your needs…in minutes!

5. Browse the web-Specialized Real Estate Agents are waiting for you!

The internet can help you out with anything you need, well not anything, but with ALMOST ANYTHING you need, so take advantage of it. There are specialized Real Estate websites where you will be able to search for your ideal apartment according to its price, location, number of bedrooms, etc! So come on! Don´t get left behind and start now !

So I have just revealed my best kept secret!!! I hope you make good use of it and go rule the Real Estate world!!

Good luck!