The Octagon – 888 Main Street
The Octagon a part of the Roosevelt Island Apartments, is a luxury apartment rental building located on Roosevelt Island. Gloriously restored to pristine condition, The Octagon is a building unlike any in Manhattan. And now 500 rental residential units flank the landmark eight-sided rotunda in two dramatic new wings. Fourteen stories tall, faced with finely dressed gray stone to match the blue-gray schist of the rotunda itself, the building’s classic lines evoke a Florentine grandeur, at once graceful and monumental.
Units and Pricing
There are a variety of apartments available at The Octagon ranging in size from studios to three bedroom penthouse units. Studios range from $1,975 to $2,100/month. One bedrooms start at $2,250/month and go up to $2,600/month. Two bedrooms range from $3,300 to $3,700/month and three bedroom penthouse units with private terraces start at $5,500/month.
Features and Amenities
The Octagon is as sumptuous to live in as it is to look at. Studio and 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments let you take luxury for granted. High-speed internet and cable. Hardwood floors. Ceramic tiled kitchens with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. And best of all, floor-to-ceiling windows where the East Side skyline hangs in your living room like a colossal urban fresco. In designing and outfitting The Octagon apartments we followed a simple, unbeatable formula: state-of-the-art amenities plus out-of-this-world views.
- Floor-to-ceiling windows
- Sweeping unobstructed views of the East River and Manhattan skyline
- Roof decks in select apartments
- Hardwood floors
- Washer/Dryer in many 1-BR apartments and all 2- and 3-BR apartments
- Stainless steel Energy Star appliances
- Granite countertops, cherry finished cabinets and ceramic floor tile in kitchens
- Frost-free refrigerator with icemaker
- Microwave ovens
- Garbage disposals
- Classic subway wall tile and porcelain floor tile in bathrooms
- Curved shower rod providing more spacious shower area
- Porcelain pedestal sinks
- Spacious walk-in or customized closets; extra storage available
- Individually controlled heating and cooling
- Cable TV/Internet hook-ups in multiple locations
- Internet access up to ten times faster than DSL with optical fiber and CAT6
The Octagon lifestyle is hard to beat as well. Want hotel-level services? We offer dry cleaning and laundry, valet, maid service, 24-hr. concierge, and doorman. Country club recreation? Try six tennis courts, a swimming pool, a 2,200-square-foot fitness center, a billiards room and private clubhouse. Family-friendly facilities at The Octagon include a playroom and waterfront playground, a daycare center, bicycle storage, and a café and convenience center with ATM. And for those with work to do, a business center provides conference and media rooms.
Roosevelt Island sits in the East River opposite FDR Drive, stretching from Midtown north to Gracie Mansion. The Native Americans who once fished its shores called it Minnahanonck, or “nice island.” English settlers named it Blackwell’s Island, after the family who farmed it. Last century it was renamed Roosevelt Island. And nowadays it’s sometimes called the Big Apple’s Little Apple.
A utopian plan developed during the 1960s by famed architect Philip Johnson ushered in the modern era of life on the island. Today a promenade circles its perimeter, offering spectacular views. Tram and subway stations make for easy connections to other parts of Manhattan. Johnson’s plan showcased the beauty of the setting, and from Lighthouse Park at its northern tip to South Point Park with its many varieties of nesting birds, the island remains a haven for nature.
Why You Would Want to Live Here
The Big Apple’s Little Apple blends country and city in a unique way. There’s a different feeling here, a spaciousness. Life is quieter, slower, never crowded. You might spend a Saturday afternoon tending your patch in the community garden, or enjoying a barbecue with family and friends, followed by a sunset stroll along the Esplanade. Here you’ll find all the mainstays of small-town life: A library and an excellent public school. The neighborhood pizzeria and diner and post office. The weekly farmers’ market. And even as new shops and eateries herald exciting changes, Roosevelt Island remains a place where neighbors greet each other by name on Main Street. If you’re looking for a Roosevelt Island apartment, it doesn’t get better than this.