Although the Manhattan real estate market has been on the fast track to recovery for a couple of months now, the lifting of mask mandates in mid-June has given it yet another boost. With COVID-19 restrictions now eased, New York’s bustling, vivacious lifestyle has returned in full force, presenting a great opportunity for buyers on the hunt for an iconic NYC living experience to fulfill that goal. This round-up features listings all located near the most beloved restaurants, museums, and cultural centers that the Big Apple is so famous for. With a revitalized New York just outside the door, these listings offer buyers the best of the greatest city in the world.
Experience Manhattan’s most famous museums and cultural centers
- 35 West 81st Street, Apt 5B, $2,395,000, by Susan Landau Abrams and Michael Abrams of Warburg Realty
A two-bedroom, two-bathroom pre-war home with open and sun-filled views, Apartment 5B features a state-of-the-art, windowed kitchen with stainless-steel appliances.
This spacious unit sits right near the Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side (the oversized windows actually overlook the famous building). This sponsor apartment also does not require board approval!
- 15 West 81st Street, Apt. 4E, $4,000,000, by Michael J. Franco of Compass
Also nestled across from the Museum of Natural History, the palatial Apartment 4E at 15 West 81st Street was recently gut renovated and reimagined. Its living room expands into the primary bedroom to capture an eastern facing window with views of Central Park.
Quintessential Manhattan views abound in this unit, with windows of the great room offering lush views of Central Park, and the bedroom windows overlooking rows of iconic brownstones.
- 1120 Fifth Avenue, Apt 2B, $8,800,000, by Ana Centola of Warburg Realty
This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has been renovated and is the perfect combination of old New York grandeur and comfortable elegance.
On the east side of Central Park, this unit is located directly on the world-famous Museum Mile, which is home to nine major museums including the Met and the Guggenheim. Boasting sixty linear feet directly on 5th Avenue, this iconic J.E.R. Carpenter designed space is about as Manhattan as it gets.
- 61 West 62nd Street, Apt. 4B, $570,000, by Michael J. Franco of Compass
A generously proportioned one bed, one bath apartment at 61 West 62nd Street features a full-size living room with sunny and quiet northern exposures, a renovated kitchen outfitted with a Blomberg refrigerator and dishwasher, Verona Italy stovetop, and GE convection oven, and a large bedroom.
Located directly across the street from Lincoln Center, home to the renowned New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera, music lovers will covet this centrally-located, generously-designed space.
Live just around the corner of New York’s most iconic restaurants (and now enjoy restriction-free indoor dining!)
- 210 Lafayette Street, Apt 4E, $925,000, by Tania Isacoff Friedland, Allison Chiaramonte, and Sarah Minton of Warburg Realty
This 446 square-foot loft-like studio boasts soaring ceiling heights (10 ft+), oversized windows, and modern finishes like a Bosch dishwasher, Miele stove, SubZero fridge, disposal, and in-unit Bosch washer/dryer.
The residence is located just around the corner from the highly-praised brasserie Balthazar. The venue offers a wide selection of fresh seafood and shellfish, as well as bread and pastries that are baked every day at Balthazar Bakery. A few blocks in the opposite direction is the legendary Lombardi‘s, New York’s “first pizzeria,” which opened in 1905.
- 16 West 16th Street, Apt 2WN, $885,000, by Alan Levy of Warburg Realty
The generously proportioned 1-bedroom features a spacious living room and a large, north-facing bedroom. The closed kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances and the bathroom has a vanity and mirror.
- 415 East 52nd, Apt. 6JC, $599,000, by Svetlana Choi of Warburg Realty
This south-facing renovated one-bedroom / one-bath home in Sutton House features sunny exposures of other elegant Sutton Place buildings, beautiful new floors, and a fully renovated open kitchen and bathroom. The sellers are also including the furnishings.
This listing is situated not far from New York City classics such as Ess-a-bagel, upscale eateries like Avra Estiatorio, and the hottest new international restaurants including the Yara and Au Za’atar.