Mercedes House-555 West 53rd Street

Architect Enrique Norten brings form and function together to Mercedes House, 555 West 53rd Street, New York’s freshest residential structure laddering 30-stories tall with 900 units developed by Two Trees Management. Absolutely staggering, Mercedes House features a one-off zig-zag roof layout like no other, with vindicated views of both Clinton Park and the Hudson River. Fittingly located above the new showroom for Mercedes Benz, this contemporary-cut rental complex features flowing green roof balconies that make Mercedes House the heavy-hitter abode of the Clinton Park district.

Residences
The first phase which will be completed in May will include 250 rental units, which range from 460 sq ft studios to 1,000 sq ft 2-bedrooms. The floor-to-ceiling windows (many which open to terraces) that feature astounding views of Manhattan will bring a tremendous amount of light into each unit that features oak floors, 10 ft ceilings and washer/dryers. Sophisticated interiors assure ample liberty, be it a studio, one or two-bedroom home.

The second phase set to be completed the end of 2011, will create 600 more units, with 200 of these being roomier condo layouts with slightly different finishes/features than the rentals.

Amenities
Amenities are ample enough to make staying home possibly more enjoyable than going out. The 45,000 sq ft of space will including the state-of-the-art wellness center and health club, 24-hour concierge for who can call car service, on-site parking, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bocce and yoga, indoor basketball, barbeque, boxing ring, golf simulator, screening room, volleyball and spa facilities.
The outdoor space on the zig-zag includes two outdoor decks with community garden, green space for sunbathing, amphitheater and a large circular pool. For those animal lovers, you will notice the on-site stable for NYPD police horses!

Neighborhood
Mercedes House is ideally situated on the western edge of midtown Manhattan in Clinton, rising above the Hudson River and just across from newly renovated Clinton Park. Everything that characterizes the city that never sleeps is located just outside- International markets, restaurants (Taboon, 123 Burger Shot Beer, Azuri Café, The London Bar), mom-and-pop shops, world-class entertainment, some of the city’s hottest hotels and an endless array of arts & culture are all a stones throw away.

The Townsend – 350 West 37th Street

The Townsend is a luxury apartment rental building in Clinton. This luxury rental apartment building in New York City has a glass and limestone façade and is built for modern living. The Townsend’s location is central to all that Manhattan has to offer and is close to various subway lines and Penn Station, which offers easy access to train lines. The apartments for rent at The Townsend range from studios to two bedrooms and feature walls of glass that maximize spectacular city views. Apartments at The Townsend are very modern, as are the amenities (including a resident’s entertainment lounge, a fitness center, a rooftop sun deck and more).

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available units at The Townsend, a testament to the building’s popularity. Studios start at $2,450/month, one bedrooms at $2,754/month and two bedrooms at $3,845/month.

Features and Amenities

The apartments for rent at The Townsend range from studios to two bedrooms and feature walls of glass that maximize spectacular city views. These luxury Manhattan apartments also have built-in surround-sound speakers with IPOD/MP3 docking stations: an excellent accessory for entertaining or relaxing. Each apartment in The Townsend is furnished with in-unit washers and dryers. Interior finishes in the kitchen and bath resemble those found in high-end condos and include polished stone counter-tops, black granite floors, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry. Bathrooms in The Townsend apartments also boast Kohler fixtures and marble tile.

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 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.

Location

The Townsend is just a few blocks from Herald Square, a New York epicenter if there ever was one. While this location is raucous and lively during the day, it is quiet at night and convenient to major New York landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Morgan Library and the New York Public Library. Furthermore, the remarkable renaissance of Times Square several blocks to the north has dramatically revitalized the West Side in Midtown, and this location is not too far from the very trendy Flatiron District to the south and the increasingly popular Chelsea district.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Townsend is one of those hipper than hip modern buildings – perfect for people who want their iPod choices to be broadcasted to all their guests. This is the type of building that’s great for young creative types with money to burn. The amenities aren’t over the top, but they’re well executed, and the apartments are spacious and drenched in natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling windows. For a Clinton apartment, The Townsend is a great modern choice.

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The New Gotham – 520 West 43rd Street

The New Gotham is a luxury apartment rental building located on 43rd Street in Clinton. It’s 33 stories tall and offers studios, alcoves, one- and two-bedroom residences. This 33-story building was completed in 1998; its utilitarian tower has two low setbacks and a two-story limestone base on 43rd Street. Residents enjoy a state-of-the-art gym with basketball court, personal trainer, yoga classes, and sauna facilities. Not to mention the sundeck, valet parking, 24-hour doorman and personal concierge services. The building has a garage, recreation room, children’s room, storage space, valet service, bicycle room and T-1 internet connections. Apartments offer kitchens stocked with appliances, Thermopane windows, hardwood floors, and individual HVAC units.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available units at The New Gotham. Past rentals, of which there are 33, ranged from $1,975 to $4,380/month. The average price per square foot is $56.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at The New Gotham feature hardwood floors, oversized windows, self-controlling heat and cooling, fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry, and marble bathrooms. Residents enjoy a state-of-the-art gym with basketball court, personal trainer, yoga classes, and sauna facilities. Not to mention the sundeck, valet parking, 24-hour doorman and personal concierge services. The building has a garage, recreation room, children’s room, storage space, valet service, bicycle room and T-1 internet connections.

Location

The New Gotham stands just north of Chelsea, and west of Times Square, in Hell’s Kitchen. This huge, slab tower provides spectacular views of the Hudson River. There are many off-Broadway theaters nearby as well as numerous restaurants and Ninth Avenue in this area is famous for its food stores and restaurants. The large and impressive Javits Convention Center is a few blocks south, and an entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel is nearby. Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton is up and coming and seems to get better every day thanks to the addition of hip and unique boutiques, bars and restaurants.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The New Gotham is an enormous building, and the apartments are well-finished. The location, which places you just west of Times Square, away from the hustle and the bustle but close enough to take advantage of the numerous opportunities the area has to offer, is great. Walk down a bit and you’ll find yourself in Chelsea; hop on the crosstown bus at 42nd Street and you’ll be at Grand Central in no time. At $56/square foot, The New Gotham is a bit overpriced for the area, however – so if you’re looking for an inexpensive Clinton apartment, keep looking!

The Cameo – 311 West 50th Street

The Cameo is a tasteful luxury apartment building in one of the city’s best mid-block locations. The building has a two-tone rusticated facade with an indented center section and a cornice. It overlooks the very large through-block plaza between the commercial skyscraper and the residential components of World Wide Plaza on the former site of the Madison Square Garden. The plaza is highlighted by a large sculpture, considerable seating and handsome food stands. Apartments at The Cameo feature renovated kitchens, updated baths and spacious layouts with hardwood floors and large windows.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available units at The Cameo. Previous units ranged in price from $1,750 to $4,195/month. The average price per square foot at The Cameo is just $42.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at The Cameo are large and lit by natural light thanks to oversized windows and spacious layouts. The kitchens are updated and feature stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry, while bathrooms are done in marble and feature soaking tubs. The building boasts video security, a full service garage, 24-hour concierge and attended lobby, a rooftop terrace, a laundry room, garden, fitness center and self-controlled heating and cooling systems throughout.

Location

The Cameo is close to the Theatre District’s mini-renaissance highlighted by the New York Times Building and the Hearst Tower. There is excellent public transportation with cross-town buses and subways. In addition to being only four blocks north of Restaurant Row, the Cameo is a short walk from the many excellent restaurants on Ninth Avenue. It’s also just a short walk from Port Authority and a few minutes on the train to Penn Station, so getting out of the city is a cinch.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Cameo offers updated, large apartments in a great Clinton location. For those who work in upper Midtown, The Cameo is a short walk from work, which is great for people who want to live close to their office but not on top of it. Clinton is an up and coming neighborhood that seems to add a new bar, boutique or eatery every minute, so you’ll never lack for something to do. The building itself offers a doorman, concierge and all the regular amenities (fitness center, garden, rooftop deck) that make a luxury building luxurious. At just $42/square foot, it’s a great deal for those looking for a Clinton apartment.

Symphony House – 235 West 56th Street

Symphony House is a luxury rental apartment building located in Manhattan’s Clinton neighborhood. The building is located slightly west of Carnegie Hall, hence the name, and is also just a short walk from Lincoln Center. This very large, orange-brown brick rental tower has a handsome polished red granite base and a very handsome entrance and plaza. The building’s south facade is distinguished by nine columns of attractive rounded balconies. The building has a health club and pool, garage, doorman, concierge, bicycle room, storage room, sundeck, recreation room, laundry on every floor, video security and valet service. It does not permit dogs.

Units and Pricing

There is currently just one apartment available at Symphony House, a two bedroom unit listed at $6,900/month. Previous rentals ranged in price from $2,400 for a one bedroom, one bath unit with 650 square feet to $6,450/month for a two bedroom, two bath unit. The average price per square foot at Symphony House is $59.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at Symphony House feature oak parquet hardwood floors, oversized windows, and spacious layouts. Kitchens feature dishwashers, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry while baths are done in marble and boast soaking tubs and stainless steel fixtures. All apartments have self-controlled heating and air conditioning and are wired for high-speed cable and internet. Symphony House boasts a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a fitness center, hotel service, a laundry service, valet service, video security, a bike room, laundry on every floor, a pool, rooftop deck and terrace, a sauna and more.

Location

The area around Symphony House has been improving steadily since it was erected, and a supermarket opened nearby on 57th Street in 1998, removing one of the major problems for Midtown residents. This area has become very desirable as it is one block from Carnegie Hall, two blocks from Columbus Circle, three blocks from Central Park and close to many theme restaurants along 57th Street and not too far from the new Times Square and Theatre District. There are many new major towers in the vicinity including the Hearst Tower designed by Sir Norman Foster directly across Eighth Avenue, and the Time Warner Center, which has a Whole Foods store in its basement, on Columbus Circle. Public transportation is excellent and new construction, including a major office building directly across 56th Street, is continuing in the area.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Symphony House offers great amenities and well-finished, large apartments in a great location. When you live at Symphony House, you’ll never be late for the ballet. You’ll never miss a concert again – and you’ll live in the heart of it all, just a short walk from the world’s best shopping on Fifth Avenue, from the hustle and bustle of Times Square and from the beautiful oasis that is Central Park. When it comes to Clinton apartments, Symphony House is a great choice.

River Place – 1 River Place

River Place is a luxury apartment rental building located right on the water in Manhattan’s Clinton neighborhood. With a location anchoring the western end of 42nd Street, overlooking the Hudson River, every apartment for rent in this 41-story glass tower offers stunning river or city views. Among River Place’s unique athletic amenities are a year-round Olympic pool, 34,000-square-foot fitness facility, two outdoor tennis courts, an indoor basketball court, a golf practice green and a billiards room. Outdoor recreation is a snap, too — Hudson River Park is a short walk way, and the bicycle room makes taking advantage of the scenic Hudson River bike paths especially easy.

Units and Pricing

There is currently just one apartment for rent at River Place, a one bedroom listed at $3,550/month. The average price per square foot at River Place is just $52, a great price given the building’s unique location and state of the art finishes and facilities.

Features and Amenities

While the apartments at River Place are spacious, sunlit and well-kept, it’s the amenities that really sell the building. A 24-hour doorman and concierge add convenience to the living experience at River Place, as do laundry rooms on every floor, copious renter storage and valet parking. River Place’s three sun decks offer plenty of basking space, while the light-filled private courtyard offers a peaceful respite from the stresses of the city. A 25,000 square foot public park that lies between River Place’s two apartment towers offers even more open green space. The park at River Place features an open lawn area with ample public seating, garden beds and birch trees as well as an interactive mist fountain for children and a dog park along 41st Street. There’s also the slew of fitness facilities, including a gym, Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, golf practice green…the list goes on and on!

Location

River Place is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood. It’s just a few blocks away from both Penn Station and Port Authority. The building is also close to Times Square, Bryant Park and a bevy of subway lines, making it an ideal location. Hell’s Kitchen is one of the up and coming neighborhoods in Manhattan thanks to its small-town feel in the big city. It’s chock full of hip bars, eateries and boutiques, and it’s getting better and better every day. Best of all, however, is the fact that River Place is literally right on the water – you’ll have the best water views around, thanks to oversized windows and a high-rise building that feels as though you’re towering on top of the Hudson.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

You might not possess the power to walk on water, but at River Place, you can live on it. The residences in this building are nothing spectacular, but the amenities, especially for those who love sports and exercising, are unbeatable. The location, given the views, is pretty spectacular – especially for under $60/square foot. It’s rare to find a building in Manhattan that offers basketball courts, tennis courts and water views – all in one place. It’s not heaven, it’s River Place – and it’s a great building if you’re looking for affordable luxury in a Clinton apartment.

Ivy Tower- 350 West 43rd Street

Ivy Tower is a luxury apartment rental building located in Manhattan’s Clinton neighborhood. Ivy Tower has a prime Clinton location at 350 West 43rd Street, in the heart of Manhattan, but Ivy Tower’s magnificent amenities and luxurious rental apartments make the total package every bit as impressive as that ideal Clinton location.Oversized windows in each rental apartment ensure plenty of natural light and provide breathtaking Manhattan views. The gourmet kitchens at Ivy Tower feature condo-quality finishes such as salt-and-pepper granite countertops, authentic slate floors and stainless GE appliances. Amenities at Ivy Tower include laundry, a landscaped garden, state of the art fitness center and more.

Units and Pricing

There are currently five apartments for rent at Ivy Tower, ranging in size from one to two bedrooms. One bedrooms start at $2,769/month and go up to $2,954/month. Two bedrooms range in price from $2,895 to $2,995/month. The average price per square foot at Ivy Tower is just $50, a great deal given the high quality finishes and amenities of the building.

Features and Amenities

All units at Ivy Tower feature oversized windows that provide tons of natural light and incredible views of the city. The gourmet kitchens are decked out with salt and pepper granite countertops, slate floors and stainless steel GE appliances. Bathrooms, meanwhile, are spacious and offer  marble accents and Kohler fixtures. All units at Ivy Tower are wired for high-speed Internet and satellite TV. Amenities in the building include on-site laundry, a 24-hour doorman, concierge and valet service, a landscaped garden, state of the art fitness center, self-controlled heating and AC, a business center and more.

Location

Ivy Tower’s central Manhattan location is also something of an amenity in its own right thanks to its easy access to multiple mass transit options and the booming restaurant and nightlife scene on Ninth Avenue. It sits in the heart of Manhattan’s Clinton neighborhood, just a hop, skip and a jump away from Times Square, the Theater District and tons of subway lines. Movie theaters, world class restaurants and all-night party bars are at your disposal when you live at Ivy Tower, so you’ll never lack for something to do.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Ivy Tower offers condo-like amenities and high-quality finishes without the price or commitment of purchasing a home in New York City. The building’s unique location positions it in the middle of it all but still away from the noise and the action of Times Square. While it’s just a short walk to the hustle and bustle, Ivy Tower offers a luxurious, quiet place to come home to at night. At just $50/square foot, it’s a great deal for a Clinton apartment, especially given how nice the apartments themselves are. If you’re looking for a shorter morning commute and a hip neighborhood, Ivy Tower is for you.

Atlas New York- 66 West 38th Street

Atlas New York is a luxury apartment rental building located in Manhattan’s Clinton neighborhood. It’s a 47-story mixed-use tower at 66 West 38th. The building offers Midtown luxury rental apartment living in close proximity to Bryant Park, public transportation, Times Square, the Theater District and the Garment District. The building has a 24-hour attended lobby, a garage, valet services, and bicycle storage. Apartments range from about 435 to 1,156 square feet. Kitchens feature wild applewood cabinetry and black GE appliances. Many apartments have corner windows. The building is pet friendly, with a roof deck and a resident’s lounge with daily breakfast service. Atlas is famously known as the home of Project Runway contestants – whenever the show films in New York, contestants of the hit Bravo (now on Lifetime) fashion designer challenge shack up in the building.

Units and Pricing

There are currently four units for rent at Atlas New York, all of which are one bedrooms. The smallest unit, with just 583 square feet, is listed at $3,000, while the largest, at 732 square feet, is listed at $3,380. The average price per square foot at Atlas New York is $55.

Features and Amenities

Atlas New York has a 24-hour attended lobby, a garage, valet services, and bicycle storage. Apartments range from about 435 to 1,156 square feet. Kitchens feature wild applewood cabinetry and black GE appliances. Many apartments have corner windows. The building is pet friendly, with a roof deck and a resident’s lounge with daily breakfast service.

Location

Atlas New York is located at the beginning of Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton  neighborhood. It’s just a few blocks away from both Penn Station and Port Authority, and sits right near the Garment District. The building is also close to Times Square, Bryant Park and a bevy of subway lines, making it an ideal location. Hell’s Kitchen is one of the up and coming neighborhoods in Manhattan thanks to its small-town feel in the big city. It’s chock full of hip bars, eateries and boutiques, and it’s getting better and better every day.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Atlas New York offers the opportunity to live close to a variety of public transit options and close to the office while still spending your nights somewhere quiet. Clinton isn’t as quaint as the West Village, nor as noisy as Times Square – instead, it’s somewhere in between, making for a great place for young professionals who want to hit up the brunch selection on Sunday mornings and still make it to work on Monday with a short commute.

360 West 43rd Street

360 West 43rd Street is a luxury apartment rental building located in Manhattan’s Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Erected in 2002 by the Brodsky Organization, this 23-story rental apartment building has a red-brick base beneath a beige-brick tower. It occupies the northeast corner at Ninth Avenue and 42nd Street, incorporating four 19th-century row houses on Ninth Avenue. The building has a 10-story wing, and the west facade of the tower is a “gently curved metal and glass curtain wall, accentuated by a deep red color on window mullions and floor slab covers,” as described by the designer. The entrance has a marquee suspended on cables from the fourth floor.

Units and Pricing

There are currently three units available at 360 West 43rd Street ranging in size from studio to two bedrooms. The studio unit is listed at $2,200/month; the one bedroom at $3,000/month and the two bedroom at $4,600/month. The average price per square foot at 360 West 43rd Street is just $48.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at 360 West 43rd are spacious and light-filled with updated kitchens and baths. 360 West features a concierge, 24-hour attended lobby, on-site super, fitness center, garage, bicycle room, valet service, private garden, and an ATM, and it is pet friendly.

Location

The building is extremely convenient to Times Square and the Theater District and the many restaurants of Ninth Avenue as well as the nearby bus terminal. There is excellent public transportation. Just a block away from a cross-town street with access to all kinds of transportation, 360 West is close to Times Square Post Office, Theatre Three, Mint, Primary Stage, Blue Angel and all Hirschfeld theaters.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

360 West 43rd Street is a luxury building with all the amenities you need and nothing you don’t. It’s extremely convenient to Times Square and all of the attractions of the bright lights and big city. However, it’s also close to the charming neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, where it technically sits. It allows you to marry the best of both worlds – the excitement and craziness of Times Square with the more quiet, real New York feel of Clinton. At just $48/square foot, it’s a relatively reasonable choice if you’re looking for a Clinton apartment.

Emerald Green – 320 West 38th Street

Emerald Green is a luxury apartment rental building located in the Garment District. It is the first green building in the area, and sets the bar fairly high for new builds. The condo-quality finishes in each of Emerald Green’s apartments for rent are singularly sustainable, from the bamboo flooring to the energy-efficient windows to the Energy Star-rated in-unit washer/dryers and GE appliances in the gourmet kitchens. Green building management systems also ensure that the living experience at Emerald Green is top-notch — a building-wide water filtration system reduces waste and provides ultra-clean water right out of the tap; occupancy sensors ensure that public spaces are ultra-efficient as well.

Units and Pricing

There are a bevy of units available at Emerald Green currently, ranging in size from studios to two bedrooms. The building features 569 units total. Studios start at $2,995/month and go up to $3,250/month if that studio includes a home office space. A one bedroom starts at $3,495/month; add on two baths and a home office and you’re at $4,095/month. Two bedrooms are priced at $4,750 and have two baths.

Features and Amenities

The condo-quality finishes in each of Emerald Green’s apartments for rent are singularly sustainable, from the bamboo flooring to the energy-efficient windows to the Energy Star-rated in-unit washer/dryers and GE appliances in the gourmet kitchens. Green building management systems also ensure that the living experience at Emerald Green is top-notch — a building-wide water filtration system reduces waste and provides ultra-clean water right out of the tap; occupancy sensors ensure that public spaces are ultra-efficient as well. Kitchens feature granite countertops, while bathrooms are done in marble and porcelain. All units have nine foot high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.

Amenities at Emerald Green are of condo-quality. You’ll find a state of the art fitness facility with a 50-foot lap pool and whirlpool spa, a 24-hour doorman along with maid and valet service and an on-site garage. There’s also a sustainable rooftop sun deck, a children’s playroom and private terrace, as well as a residents-only screening room, lounge and library.

Location

One might think that Emerald Green’s placement in the middle of the Garment District is odd, but in reality, it’s quite a logical placing. The building is just a short walk from a variety of public transportation options, as well as Penn Station. It’s also close to one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city right now, Hell’s Kitchen, which is full of boutiques, bars and eateries. Between the easy commute to Midtown and the locational amenities provided by the Penn Station area, you’ll never lack for something to do or somewhere to go.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Emerald Green is a top-notch choice when it comes to luxury sustainable apartments. It offers a building that has truly gone above and beyond when it comes to crafting an environmentally-friendly living experience, and none of the apartments sacrifice style in the slightest. On the contrary, the units are beautifully finishes and are quite sophisticated. In terms of Garment District apartments, Emerald Green is setting the bar quite high. Whether this will prove to be Manhattan’s next big residential neighborhood is unknown, but the truth is, even if it doesn’t become so, the amenities of the nearby Hell’s Kitchen and Penn Station are enough to satisfy residents.