When looking for an apartment in New York City it’s easy to be swept away by all of the luxury options. There are many to choose from but here are our top 10 choices:
One of the financial district’s most ultra-modern buildings is The Lara. Amenities include a full gym with studio boxing, a high tech gaming room, and several lounges. You will find a library and seating areas with fireplaces indoors in addition to a garden, fountain, and all-weather pool table outdoors. Studios, one, and two bedroom apartments are all available with walnut wood floors, Grohe faucets, and stunning soft close cabinetry. Kitchens also contain state of the art appliances including dishwashers, ranges, and garbage disposals. Rental prices start at $3,500/month.
Brooklyn Gold is actually two buildings and is located in the Metro Tech Center neighborhood. It is centrally located with access to Long Island Rail Road and many subway stations including the 2, 3, A, C, M, R, Q, 4 and 5 trains. You can’t get better accessibility than that. Some of the fantastic amenities you will experience here are a 6,000 sq ft fitness center (no more waiting for a treadmill), a glass enclosed indoor pool, gardens, bike storage, and more. The apartments include washer/dryer units, large closets, and built in surround sound speaker systems with iPod and mp3 docking stations. This rental community offers studios, one and two bedrooms starting at $2,350/month.
Located in Park Slope, Arias is sleek and modern. Some of the more interesting amenities you will find there are a putting green, yoga room, and a pet spa, in addition to the more expected gardens, on-site parking, and billiards table. It is served by the R, 2, 3, D, N, and R trains and is a breath away from the Barclays Center. In-unit perks include individual temperature control, stainless steel kitchen appliances, white oak cabinetry, and washer/dryers. Studios begin at $2,985/month. One and two bedrooms range from $3,000-$4,795/month.
Harlem’s found a gem in the Tapestry building. If you’re looking for luxury in a quiet area, this is the place for you. Amenities here cater to busy tenants with in-house dry cleaning and housekeeping services available. Laundry facilities have televisions so you can pass the time while you fold. Just a two-block walk to the 4, 5, and 6 trains the complex also boasts green living with smoke-free apartments, energy conserving appliances, and a rainwater retention system. Studios are a mere $1,873/month with one and two bedrooms ranging from $2,575- $3,400/month.
You can’t forget Long Island City when searching for luxury apartments. The area is accessible by the 7 train. 4545 Center Blvd is a TF Cornerstone building which includes such amenities as multiple tennis courts, beach volleyball court, Children’s playrooms both indoor and outdoor, as well as a dog run for your furry friends. Units have floor to ceiling windows, bright interiors with white lacquer cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Studio, one, two, and three bedrooms are all available in this beauty of a building from $2,750/month.
Located in the chic neighborhood of NoHo, 2 Cooper Square is a cool and beautiful place to live. You can get to this area via the 6, N, and R trains. The outdoor space here is unbeatable with a resort-style pool, lounge chairs, barbeque, and granite bar complete with refrigerator and icemaker. You can kiss Laundromats goodbye with the Bosch washers and dryers in every unit. You also have complete control over the heating and cooling system as well as solid oak flooring and 9-12 foot ceilings. Studios, one, two, and three bedrooms are available starting at $4,100/month.
Luxury in SoHo isn’t easy to find, so hold onto this prize at 55 Thompson Street. Possibly the best thing you will find in this building is their “Sky’s the Limit” concierge service. You can have anything from massages, to car service, to personal shopping. It does cost the resident separately for these services but the organization is completely handled by the building at no fee to you. You even have the option to have a private chef come into your home and cook a meal. In the unit you will enjoy stunning kitchens with rainforest stone countertops and top of the line gas range and stove. One, two, and three bedrooms are available as well as “townhouses”. Rent ranges from $6,500- $16,250/month.
Williamsburg isn’t shy on luxury buildings but one of the best is The Union. Gorgeous outdoor pool, furnished roof top terrace, and parking are just some of the perks of this complex. Unique design elements make the units quite special when added to the warm toned hard wood floors and oversized windows. Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen will make you wish you were a gourmet chef. The L train will be your mode of transportation in this area. Studio, one, and two bedrooms units are available starting at $2,600/month.
Located in Tribeca, this beautiful building has everything you will ever need. There is a Whole Foods in the building… need I say more? Enjoy marble floors in your bathroom and stainless steel appliances in your kitchen as well as onsite storage. One of the best perks here is the ability to transfer apartments to any available unit in the building with just 30 days notice. As a tenant you will be notified of available units before they are made available to the public. There are many subway stations within walking distance including the A, C, 1, 2, and 3 trains. Studio apartments begin at $3,945/month. One, two, and three bedroom units are also available.
Although it is not open for business yet 432 Park Avenue definitely still makes our list for one of the best luxury buildings. It is the tallest residential building in New York City. Beside the view, some of the amazing perks of living in this modern marvel are a spa, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, 75 foot swimming pool, parking garage, and a valet. Residents will enjoy 12 foot ceilings and private elevator landings for certain floors. Kitchens include natural oak cabinetry and Miele stainless steel appliances and the bathrooms have Italian staturario marble. This building is comprised of condos, whose prices start at $16.9 million.