The Biltmore – 271 West 47th Street

The Biltmore is a luxury apartment rental building that places an emphasis on luxury – the kind that befits kings and queens. The Biltmore is a 53-story rental apartment tower with 464 apartments. It has a fitness center, business center, residents’ lounge with a fireplace, games area, screening room, and terrace. The red-brick building has the upper portion of a facade angled to create some bay windows. The Biltmore offers an outstanding array of floor plans including studios, alcove studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, and two+ bedroom residences. What the building is really known for, however, is its service. Everything from personal European tailoring to upholstery cleaning is available for residents.

Units and Pricing

There are currently sixteen units available for rent at The Biltmore, ranging in size from studio to two bedrooms. Studio units range in price from $2,450/month to $2,750/month, while one bedrooms start at $3,095 and go up to $3, 750/month. Two bedrooms range in price from $4,195 to $4,400/month. The average price per square foot at The Biltmore is $56, which is on the lower side given the building’s Times Square location.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at The Biltmore offer sweeping views of Times Square thanks to floor to ceiling windows, as well as hardwood floors, spacious closets, fully equipped chef’s kitchens with granite countertops and wooden cabinetry and bathrooms with marble floors and walls, soaking tubs and stainless steel fixtures. Amenities include 24-hour concierge and doorman, a children’s playroom, hotel service, laundry, a fitness center and a rooftop terrace. However, it’s the hotel service that really makes The Biltmore stand out. Services include dry cleaning, shirts laundered, laundry by the pound, European tailoring, leather and suede cleaning, shoe repair and shoeshine. Maids offer uniformed service, floor waxing, rug shampooing, window cleaning, and upholstery cleaning. Travel and entertainment options include limousine and private car service, theater, concert and sporting event tickets, restaurant reservations recommendations, and travel arrangements. Other services include courier services, messenger and mail services, an ATM, food shopping and storage, waiter and waitress service, private catering, party planning and DJs, wine storage, dog walking, plant watering, errands, flowers, and gift baskets. Basically, they’ll do anything you need!

Location

The Biltmore is located on 47th Street in the heart of Times Square, one of Manhattan’s loudest and most colorful neighborhoods. By day, the area is crazy and confusing, the streets clogged with tourists – by night, the bright lights of Broadway light up the avenues and dazzle apartment dwellers with the gorgeous city skyline. The Biltmore is close to a bevy of transportation options with  multiple subway lines at Times Square. It’s also close to Midtown, making for an easy morning commute.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

If you’re the type who wants to live at the center of it all, The Biltmore is a great place to be. It’s also perfect for someone who is busy enough that they don’t have time to iron their shirts, let alone plan a weekend full of activities – the hotel servicers at The Biltmore will act as your own personal assistant, and then some, making your life run smoothly while you run about the city. If you want a Times Square apartment with all the accouterments and amenities a person could ask for, The Biltmore is for you.

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.