Great Buildings: NYC’s Top Luxury Rentals

Great Buildings: NYC’s Top Luxury Rentals


L to R: 461 Dean Street, VIA 57 WEST, HOUSE39

New York is a city of renters, we’re told–and leasing offers convenience and flexibility for a population on the move. There’s lots of talk about luxe interiors and impressive amenities–from doormen to dog spas and kids’ rooms that rival Disneyland–at the city’s top condos and white-glove co-ops. But there are a growing number of buildings that are competing to pamper big-ticket rental residents. Below is a sampling of the city’s top-notch rental buildings that don’t skimp on luxury.

VIA 57 WEST’s Lounge; The Durst Organization

VIA 57 WEST, 625 West 57th Street

Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG, this architecturally stunning pyramid-shaped rental building boasts an equally stunning set of amenities that includes a 22,000 square foot courtyard, a 24-hour attended lobby, a library, chef’s kitchen, screening room, Tot Spot playroom, golf simulator, swimming pool with outdoor sun terrace, barbecue grills, a fitness center, a residents’ lounge, a half basketball court, valet service, a parking garage and more

461 Dean Street’s Rooftop Terrace; Douglas Elliman

461 Dean Street

This thoroughly modern tower next door to Brooklyn’s Pacific Park (formerly Atlantic Yards) development has the distinction of being the world’s tallest modular building. Situated at the crossroads between Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, the SHoP Architects-designed residents has more to brag about including apartments with floor to ceiling windows, solar shades, wide plank walnut floors, custom-crafted kitchens and high-end fixtures and finishes. Building perks include an attended lobby, a sky lounge and rooftop terrace, fitness center, yoga, and dance studio, residents’ lounge with a catering kitchen and a childrens’ playroom.

HOUSE39’s Game Room; Rose Associates

HOUSE39, 225 East 39th Street

This gleaming glass recent addition to Murray Hill boasts interiors and amenities by the Rockwell Group, who are known for occupying the cutting edge when it comes to luxury apartment living. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, central A/C, amazing views and chef-style kitchens can be found within, and building amenities include Included a 24/7 attended lobby, a concierge, a rooftop pool, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a private driveway and on-site garage, game rooms and a children’s playroom.

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