The Croyon – 12 East 86th Street

The Croydon is a luxury apartment rental building located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A former hotel, The Croydon was built in 1920 and surrounds about half the block of 86th Street, bound by Madison and Fifth Avenues. It sits 15 stories high and offers a doorman and a garage but no sidewalk landscaping. The Croydon was designed by Schwartz & Gross and was erected in 1923. There are 343 apartments in the building, all of which enjoy the Dean & Deluca on Madison and 85th. No two apartments in The Croydon are alike, but all boast the same pre-war charm. The building was converted from a hotel to apartments in 1976.

Units and Pricing

There are currently six available units at The Croydon, all one bedrooms ranging in price from $3,300/month to $5,835/month. The average price per square foot at The Croydon is $87.

Features and Amenities

No two units The Croydon are alike, but all possess the pre-war charm typical of a 1920s building. Amenities at The Croydon include a fitness center, doorman, garage, laundry, bicycle room and valet service.

Location

This neighborhood at the south end of the Carnegie Hill District became very attractive in the late 1980′s and the 1990s with the opening of many boutiques and several restaurants and the upgrading of a nearby supermarket. There is excellent neighborhood shopping and many excellent schools and religious institutions nearby as well as many of the city’s most important cultural institutions. There is excellent west-bound cross-town bus service on the street, and the east-bound service has a stop across the avenue. An express subway station is at Lexington Avenue.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Croydon offers a chance to live in a historical building in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city. The units might not necessarily be perfectly modern, but the charm is there, and the building tells a story. The common areas have been beautifully restored and updated. It’s a true white glove building, one that’s reminiscent of old New York. If glitz is your thing, you might not like The Croyon, but if it’s old world glamour you’re looking for, this is the building for you.

Paramount Tower – 240 East 39th Street

Paramount Tower is a gorgeous luxury pre-war rental apartment building located in Midtown Manhattan. Paramount Tower offers the best of luxury apartment living. Every detail of the public spaces conveys quality, from the quiet high-speed elevators and warmly lit corridors to the custom-framed apartment entries of each large one, two, and three-bedroom apartment.. The building boasts a full staff including doorman and concierge, a swimming pool and fitness center, lap pool, saunas, and playroom. The historic Turtle Bay area offers the vibrant best of multi-cultural New York, from great shopping, to parks and open air markets, restaurants, and cultural events.

Units and Pricing

There are currently four available apartments for rent at Paramount Tower. These include two one bedroom units, priced at $3,595 and $3,895/month, as well as a two bedroom priced at $5,695/month and a three bedroom priced at $7,495/month. The average price per square foot at Paramount Tower is $73, and the median monthly rental price is $4,795.

Features and Amenities

Interiors at Paramount Tower boast high-speed elevators open to corridors lighted with alabaster fixtures and sconces, crown moldings, and decorative wood-framed apartment entrance doors. The building also offers an attended indoor garage; separate monitored and attended service entry, escorted deliveries, separate service elevator; full, air conditioned laundry facility with closed circuit TV monitor, a  beautiful swim and spa area, a fitness center, children’s playroom and recreational lounge.

Location

Paramount Tower is located in the historic Turtle Bay neighborhood. It’s just a few blocks from Grand Central and practically next door to the United Nations. The building is just a few blocks away from the eateries, bars and shopping of Murray Hill, which boasts a vibrant nightlife scene. The neighborhood offers excellent public transportation and a quiet place to come home to in the evenings.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Paramount Tower offers quite glove living in a historic neighborhood situated just east of the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan. It’s the perfect place to relax and luxuriate in the evenings and get to work quickly in the morning. Turtle Bay is a quaint and quiet historical neighborhood, and the building’s proximity to Grand Central means a weekend away is just a hop, skip and a jump away. The building’s architecture and amenities are spectacular, as are the interiors.

The Sierra – 130 West 15th Street

The Sierra is a rental apartment building located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. It’s an intimate, smoke-free residence, offering just over 200 apartments ranging in size from studios to two bedrooms. The fourteen story Sierra is a boutique building, designed and planned to complement the brownstones and townhomes that give West 15th Street its classic city charm. The Sierra was developed by Related Properties, and in line with their commitment to sustainability, the building, including the apartments and the common areas, is a smoke-free residence.

Units and Pricing

There are currently six available apartments for rent at The Sierra. Three of these available units are studios, two are one bedroom  units and one is a two bedroom apartment. A 575 square foot studio is renting for $3,200/month while a two bedroom apartment is listed at $6,695/month.  Previous listings ranged from $2,895 to $6,750. The average price per square foot at The Sierra is $66.

Features and Amenities

Studio apartments feature gourmet kitchens with full-sized stainless steel appliances and cherry wood cabinetry.  Other highlights include marble bathrooms, large windows, oak parquet floors, custom closets and washer/dryers. 2 bedroom homes feature oversized windows with wood sills and granite kitchens with cherry wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.  These homes have 2 full baths with pedestal sinks, generous closet space and washer/dryer. Select residences have terraces. Some residences have double exposures, others boast city views.

Amenities at The Sierra include a bicycle storage room, a business and internet lounge, a health and fitness center, and landscaped rooftop terrace. Services include the Related Personal Assistant, move-in coordination, electronic payments, in home package delivery and more.

Location

You’ll never lack for something to do in Chelsea. During the day, you can visit any one of the neighborhood’s many art galleries, tee off at Chelsea Piers, relax at The Highline, or wine and dine at Pastis. Chelsea is also jam-packed with celebrity hot spots. To enjoy the best of Chelsea’s culture and attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife, you simply have to step outside your front door and explore.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Sierra has a lot going for it – it’s an intimate building, with only 200 apartments, so you get the feel of a neighborhood home as opposed to a giant high rise residence. The smoke-free factor is something everyone should experience, but it’ll especially appeal to health nuts who don’t want to breathe in anything un-kosher. The Chelsea location means you’re just a step away from some of the city’s hottest nightlife, so you can party till dawn and come home to sleep it off in your luxurious abode.