The residential area of Central Park South is small, but it offers what may be the City’s most unrivaled views of Central Park, framed by the uptown city skyline. The apartments here are prewar residences, condos and co-ops, including a few available within classic hotels like the Plaza and the Ritz-Carlton. The cultural offerings of Lincoln Center, fine dining of Columbus Circle and the shops at Time Warner Center are all nearby. The proximity of the corporate canyons of Midtown and nearby access to most of the City’s subway lines makes almost all of Manhattan accessible in minutes. You’ll find a collection of classic dining and gathering spots here as well, with Sarabeth’s Restaurant and the Oak Room among the favorites.
Of course, there’s the distinction of having Central Park for a backyard (or a front yard as the case may be). A perfect foil for the busy city, the park’s 800+ acres offer any activity you can imagine—including miles of jogging and bike trails, playgrounds, ponds, athletic fields, a boathouse, zoo, wildlife conservatory, skating rink and much more—and plenty of fields, gardens and open spaces perfect for doing nothing at all. Central Park hosts concerts, theater performances, movie screenings, and countless other cultural events year-round as well