Silver Towers – 620 West 42nd Street

Silver Towers is a luxury apartment rental building located in far Midtown West. The building towers above the Hudson River, offering studio, one and two bedroom layouts, as well as loft apartments and luxe penthouse residences. Apartments offer floor to ceiling windows, state of the art kitchens with stainless steel appliances, modernist bathrooms with clean lines, and Bosch washer/dryers in each unit. Silver Towers offer a 24-hour doorman, concierge service, parking garage and valet service, as well as a fitness center with swimming pool, spa and lounge. The building opened in 2009, and is one of the hottest buildings in the city right now, offering two 60-story towers connected by a six story base. Designed by Costas Kondylis and Partners, it’s the city’s largest luxury residential rental apartment complex.

Units and Pricing

There are currently eight active listings at Silver Towers, ranging in size from studio to three bedrooms and ranging in price from $2,207 to $6,554/month. The median price for the available listings is $3,746/month. Silver Towers offer a mix of market rate apartments, corporate housing and moderate and low income units.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at Silver Towers are spacious and sunlit, thanks to the floor to ceiling windows. They feature sleek, modern kitchens with state of the art stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch washer/dryer. The bathrooms are minimalist and comfortable. The building offers a fitness center with an Olympic size swimming pool, spa and lounge. Residents also enjoy a 24-hour doorman, concierge service, tenant breakfast facilities, a library, parking for 194 cars and more than 20,000 square feet of retail space.

Location

Midtown West/Clinton is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city these days, with new developments springing up left and right. With residential development comes  retail and food, so the neighborhood offers a bevy of bars, eateries, groceries and entertainment options. In addition to the local haunts, Silver Towers is located within walking distance of Times Square, home to the Great White Way of Broadway and pretty much every other entertainment option under the sun. In addition, Silver Towers’ proximity to Times Square means that residents have a variety of subways at their disposal.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Silver Towers is one of the hottest building around right now, and with only eight units left, apartments are going left and right! The building offers condo-like finishes and amenities without the commitment of purchasing a home in the city. Built in 2009, Silver Towers is practically brand new, and chances are, if you snag an apartment now, you’ll be the first one to live in it. The prices are a bit steep, but you’ll get your money’s worth. The Clinton location is practically unbeatable, especially for those who work in Midtown.

The Ellington – 260 West 52nd Street

The Ellington is a rental building located in Manhattan’s Times Square neighborhood. Just steps away from the famous Theater District, The Ellington is placed close to incredible dining options, a bevy of boutiques and big box stores and more. The lower reaches of Central Park are just a hop, skip and a jump away from The Ellington. The building boasts a recently renovated lobby; many apartments inside feature fireplace and some feature terraces. The Ellington offers studios, one and two bedroom layouts. There are 210  units in the building in total.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available rental listings at The Ellington, a testament to the building’s popularity. Previous rental listings, of which there are 210, ranged from $2,035/month for a studio to $3,950/month for a two bedroom unit. The average price per square foot at The Ellington is $50.

Features and Amenities

The Ellington features laundry on every floor, as well as a 24-hour doorman and a concierge in the recently renovated lobby. The building also boasts a fitness center and a sauna, as well as bicycle storage and additional resident storage available.

Location

Two words: Times Square. The center of New York City, and perhaps, the universe; Times Square is a visual spectacle, a hustle and bustle at all times. It features the Great White Way, beloved by theater-goers worldwide, as well as a bevy of shopping and dining options. A variety of forms of public transportation, including buses and trains, as located in Times Square, so transport to other portions of the city is a cinch.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

It’s said that Times Square is the bane of the existence of many “real” New Yorkers, who claim that their New York is nothing like Times Square. This being said, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the landmark location every day, and you couldn’t ask for a better pied-a-terre. For those visiting the city for extended periods of time, The Ellington offers everything you could ask for – a gym, a perfect location, great public transit, and spacious, well-equipped residences with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Long term New Yorkers might not favor the building, but as we stated above, the fact that there are no available units is a testament to The Ellington’s popularity.