“Historically, the midtown area was more of a work destination where people commuted to their offices. However, for more than a decade, midtown has been transitioning into an exclusive area of luxury living initiated by The Residences at the Time Warner Center in 2003 and now capturing record numbers with sales at One57 West 57th Street, also known as the “Billionaire’s Building.”
With iconic bookends like The Plaza Residences at 1 Central Park South and 15 Central Park West, the global elite are drawn to the area for its oveted skyline and Central Park views that have catapulted real estate prices to levels that surpass London, making it an international epicenter. It is attractive to homeowners and investors alike given its convenient location to award-winning restaurants (where not everyone can get a seat at the table), Broadway shows, high-end shopping, gourmet grocers, and transportation to almost anywhere in the city. But it’s not just the new construction that is drawing people to Midtown. Fabulous prewar buildings like the Osborne and Alwyn Court are rich with history and still remain premiere residences today. Built in 1908 and designed in the French Renaissance style by the architectural firm of Harde & Short, Alwyn Court opened in 1910 with full-floor residences to provide mansion-like living in a city apartment featuring separate billiard rooms, music rooms, and libraries. Now divided into more modest-size apartments, it is still one of the city’s most celebrated buildings known for impeccable, white-glove service and privacy.
Louise’s Neighborhood Picks:
240 Central Park S
Elegant Italian Fine Dining
Kingside w/Chef Marc Murphy at Viceroy NY Hotel
Viceroy Hotel New York, 124 W 57th St.
New American Fare
24 W 57th St #805
182 W 58th St,
The best Caviar in town
Mizu Hair Salon
505 Park Ave
See Vaughn Acord, owner & stylist to the stars