The South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge continue to be cultural attractions and the World Trade Center Site will be a focus in the neighborhood for decades to come. Subways and transportation are plentiful as most of the city’s subway lines run directly through the Financial District giving its residents lots of options.
Another New York City neighborhood named and defined by its mainstay feature, The Gramercy Park.
This downtown neighborhood feels more like a quiet neighborhood than the typical fast paced lifestyle that New York City is well known for. The neighborhood spans from 23rd St on the North, 14th Street to the South, Park Avenue South to the West and First Avenue to the East.
Gramercy Park itself is found between 21st and 20th Streets and Gramercy Park West and East, approximately between Park Avenue South and Third Avenue. Irving Place a very notable and famous street starts at the south end of Gramercy Park on 20th St. Irving Place is home to some of the better restaurants, cafes, and entertainment in the neighborhood.
Real estate is diverse in the neighborhood. Surrounding Gramercy Park are a number of historically significant town houses and co-op and condominium residences. Views of the park are highly sought after and with the limited frontage to the park, apartments are highly desired.
What makes Gramercy so desirable is its relative close location to a number of subways, walking distance to Union Square, the Flatiron District and Midtown offices, restaurants and nightlife. The calm nature that the park brings with it, spreads itself to the many tree lined streets and pristine architecture in the neighborhood.
Soho is a neighborhood with a name that is defined by its geographic borders. South of Houston Street, Soho is one of the most popular and desirable downtown Manhattan neighborhoods. Soho’s boundaries could be described as Houston Street on the north, Canal Street to the South and Lafayette/Centre Street on the East and West Broadway on the West Side.
Once known as Hell’s Hundred Acres and an industrial wasteland, the neighborhood couldn’t be more transformed. As artists flooded the neighborhood in the 1960’s, transforming the once cast iron commercial buildings into residential live/work lofts the area gentrified quickly. The cast iron architecture of the the district has become one of Soho’s most notable characteristics, these commercial buildings were transformed into loft residences that have now become some of the more expensive and desirable types of apartment residences in Manhattan.
New construction condominiums now to try to emulate the characteristics that these original buildings possess. High ceilings, huge open layouts, with large open windows, give Soho real estate a prized feel. Along with the desirability comes with it the high prices of real estate in the neighborhood as loft residences tend fetch some of the highest prices in downtown Manhattan.
The neighborhood is known for its European feel, with cobblestone streets, European street side cafes, famous boutique shopping, nightlife options and many top end restaurants. You can still experience Soho’s artistic culture as many art galleries are still found in the neighborhood.
Named after the neighborhoods signature building, the Flatiron Building located at 23rd and Broadway. This neighborhood is approximately bounded by Union Square to the South, Madison Square Park to the North, Gramercy Park to the East and Chelsea on its western border. The Flatiron District is appropriately named due to its signature building but its a relatively new neighborhood. The name was coined in the late 1980’s as the area gentrified with new residential apartments and restaurants started to find their way to this once commercial neighborhood. Once known as the Photo District or the Toy District, the Flatiron moniker was established as a real estate term for this promising area.
The neighborhood is in relative proximity to many popular neighborhoods such as Union Square, Greenwich Village and Gramercy Park. There is a variety of restaurant choices and shopping within its immediate vicinity. The area is mainly made up of low rise buildings but has a number of prominent high rise office and residential towers. Residential real estate choices are plentiful as there are many new condominium properties and both co-op and rental buildings to choose from.
Easy transportation and multiple bus and subway lines make this a popular area. Being so close to many cafes, new and established restaurants, and nightlife choices make this a desirable downtown neighborhood. The Union Square Park on its southern border is a highlight of the neighborhood. The Union Square Farmer’s Market is one of the largest and most popular farmer markets in all of New York City.
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Upper East Side
Widely recognized as the most affluent and prestigious neighborhood in all New York City, the Upper East Side. Spanning a huge amount of space like its west side counterpart, from 59th Street to 96th St and from Fifth Avenue to the East River the Upper East Side is home to a number of distinct neighborhood enclaves such as, Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, Yorkville and specifically the prestigious Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue apartment dwellings.
With a long standing tradition, the Upper East Side is home to some of the most elegant and expensive real estate not just in New York City but the world. It’s been said that one of the perks of living on Fifth Avenue is having Central Park as your 843 acre front yard. With access to world class shopping on Madison Avenue and home to some of the finest dining experiences and hotel accommodations make living in the Upper East Side a truly unique experience.
Home to Museum Mile and a number of the world’s embassies and consulates, Fifth Avenue has some of the most recognized residential real estate in New York City. Some of the finer pre-war co-op residences with both doorman and elevator services, along with grand architecturally historical and significant apartment buildings are all found on Fifth Ave. Highly desirable for their flexible nature, Fifth Avenue Condominiums include 1049 Fifth Avenue, 923 Fifth Avenue, 817 Fifth Avenue, 995 Fifth Avenue, and the Condominium Residences at the Plaza Hotel.
Whether you are looking for the grand residence on Fifth or Park Avenue or the convenience of living in of the most well established with access to some of the best school districts, shopping, transportation and culinary choices the Upper East Side will have what you are looking for.
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