In New York City, Real Estate is one of those subjects that never gets old. Native New Yorkers can chit chat nostalgic for hours, days, even years about dirt cheap loft prices in the 1970s in desolate Lower Manhattan or the apartment they once lived in that is now worth millions. Whether you’re looking to buy or sticking to a rental—even if you’re not in the market for new digs, customizing search options on StreetEasy or poring over the real estate section in the NYTimes seems to be the unofficial hobby for every New Yorker. We can’t get enough. Well, at least I can’t get enough; I am constantly in search of the perfect dwelling.
Waterline Square is the latest in my real estate obsessions. The luxury condo development is being built on the Upper West Side—well, really on a 2.6-acre park where Midtown meets the Upper West Side, so you have the best of both worlds. Condominium residences are available on the 20th floor and above and are priced from $2M with a 20-year 421a Tax abatement anticipated. Monthly costs are as low as $1,025. The views of the Hudson River are spectacular, and the actual buildings and amenities are dreamy.
The buildings were designed by internationally acclaimed architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and Viñoly. The Waterline also boasts the first ever food hall and culinary experience by Cipriani and drool-worthy indoor amenities like tennis, soccer, squash court, gardening studio, recording studio, and a 25-meter pool. I have always wanted to learn about gardening but who has the space for a real garden in New York City! And a morning swim, of course.
Waterline Square is like a private little enclave, an oasis in one of the busiest and face-paced areas of Manhattan. The community kind of reminds me of Battery Park City, but these new buildings are cooler and way more modern. And the location is so key, as you are closer to iconic New York sites like Columbus Circle, Central Park South and our favorite, Lincoln Center.
The Hudson River Park runs along the waterfront and meets Riverside Park right near Waterline Square, so you have a quiet and leisurely feel to the area. There is also a wonderful laid back and tourist-free neighborhood feel in and around Waterline Square, which anyone who lives in Manhattan can appreciate. BUT you’re also a stone’s throw from frenetic and fast-paced Midtown Manhattan.
We took some time to explore the area and found a few great spots. Lincoln Center is one of our favorite places—and probably the inspiration behind Siella’s dream of dancing, performing and costume designing. The Time Warner Center is great for shopping and I certainly wouldn’t mind being a quick walk from Central Park and my favorite place, Strawberry Fields. There are fun restaurant options nearby like Quality Italian, Sushi Damo, and The Smith (the kids love this hipster cool spot) and if you feel like a little walk, the Museum of Natural History it’s a few blocks north.
But the sweeping views, jaw-dropping interiors and grounds surrounding Waterline Square are so beautiful you probably won’t be venturing out too often. To learn more about the condo residences or the rental options at the luxurious Waterline visit their website and make an appointment to view the property. I can already imagine myself living there. If only for the Cipriani food court…wink.
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