We at NYApartmentblog searched high and low for the absolute best new apartment buildings in Manhattan. (Don’t worry Brooklyn, we are working on that right now.) Below are the top new buildings of 2010 based on Architecture, Amenities, Floorplans and Layouts, Location as well as what we call “the cool factor.” We had to make some tough choices, but in the end, a winner was selected.
Without further ado, the top 10 are:
# 10. The Townsend
350 West 37th Street
Architect: Avinash Malhorta Architects
This luxury Apartment building has a glass and limestone façade and is built for modern living.Complete with a full-time doorman and concierge, the Townsend has a planted roof deck with seating and expansive views of both the Hudson River and New York City. Amenities also include with these No Fee Apartments in New York City are a complete fitness center. Residents of this luxury rental apartment building can relax in the residents’ lounge, which can be rented out for private functions along with an adjacent kitchen.
# 9. 505 WEST 37th STREET
Developer: TF Cornerstone
Architect: Handel Architects
One of the most desirable new rental developments, these elegant glass-skinned rental buildings are right in the heart of Midtown West. The public spaces are extraordinary with a landscaped roof deck and a 2,000 square-foot fitness center.
# 8. SILVER TOWERS
600 West 42nd Street
Developer: Silverstein Properties
Architect: Costas Kondylis and Partners
Silver Towers is the largest luxury and most ambitious rental development in New York City with two 60-story glass towers overlooking the city. What really makes these property unique is the quarter acre park, outdoor entertaining terrace, 20,000 square-feet spa & gym facilities, 75-foot indoor pool, library lounge, private parking and a personal concierge.
# 7. AIRE
200 West 67th Street
Developer: A&R Kalimian Realty
Architect: 200 West 67th Street
This luxury building has created an amenity list that any Upper West Side resident could dream of- two sound-proof rehearsal rooms, a library, a party/event deck with catering pavilion, reflecting pool and an indoor/outdoor children’s play area. The rooftop sundeck offers panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park. Many apartments also feature private terraces and balconies.
# 6. THE CORNER
200 West 72nd Street
Developer: The Gotham Organization
Architect: Handel Architects
In addition to the 24-hour concierge & doorman, this new development features a children’s playroom and a luxurious rooftop lounge. Numerous cultural and entertainment venues are close-by including Lincoln Center, Beacon Theater and Hayden Planetarium, as well as both Central Park and Riverside Park.
# 5. 2 COOPER
Developer: Atlantic Development Group
Architect: GKV Architects
At 2 Cooper, creativity and energy has been captured in each uniquely designed residence and amenity, including private walkout terraces on select 2nd and 7th floor residences with garden and city views. The 6,500 square-foot roof is unlike any other in NYC, with 360 degree unobstructed city views, swimming pool, barbeque and grill, and a 20ft long Azul Aran Granite bar.
# 4. COLUMBUS SQUARE
808 Columbus Avenue
Developer: Chetrit Group and Stellar Management
Columbus Square is perhaps most revered for its eco-friendly practices, such as the 200 solar panels on the roof and it’s Tri-Gen systems, which recycle a substantial amount of heat and waste to either heat or cool other areas such as the pool or the Whole Foods on the retail level of the building. The building boasts a variety of amenities, including cold storage in the lobby, a four season salt water pool, a resident lounge, media center, professional kitchen with formal dining room, a children’s play room, a fitness center with state of the art equipment, a laundry room, underground garage and two full acres of lawns and gardens.
# 3. THE BEATRICE
835 Sixth Avenue
Developer: JD Carlisle
Architect: Perkins Eastman
Trendy and chic. One of the latest mixed use developments by JD Carlisle Development Corp, the Beatrice’s 301 impressive luxury rentals occupy the top 30 floors of the sleek, 54-story, Perkins Eastman-designed mixed-use glass tower, situated above Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants’ brand-new Eventi hotel. Amenities at Beatrice include a state-of-the-art fitness center on the 25th floor with incredible city views on three sides of the building and a separate yoga studio.
# 2. OHM
312 Eleventh Avenue
Developer: Douglaston Development
Architect: Stephen B. Jacobs Group
These cool, modern, green apartments bring an exciting vibe to West Chelsea. The stylish lounge features a giant fireplace, billiards table, big screen TV and indoor shuffleboard table, along with the concierge, oversized windows and stackable washer and dryer, of course.
# 1. THE ASHLEY
400 West 63rd Street
Architect: Costas Kondylis & Partners LLP
The Ashley is newly constructed and offers oversized floor plans with palettes of white and wheat with steel and copper accent, creating apartments that are both modern and comfortable. The building offers a 40,000 square foot La Palestra fitness suite, which features a swimming pool, a sauna, indoor rock climbing wall, yoga, pilates and kineses studios and more. The building also boasts a bevy of other amenities, including an indoor bowling alley, a private landscaped courtyard, an indoor playground for children by Kidville, a 24-hour doorman and concierge services by Abigail Michaels.