Upper West Side Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
My house is a five-story 1895 townhouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I had the ornate brownstone facade restored recently. It has eight apartments (I occupy the garden apartment). The house is part of a neighborhood of townhouses on the side streets, large multiple dwellings on the avenues, occasional grand apartment buildings on Central Park West, and some notable institutions such as the Museum of Natural History and Lincoln Center dotted around the neighborhood. The area is well served by buses and subways, with a large population of restaurants of many different ethnicities and varying levels of sophistication. No area of Manhattan is far away in time or difficult to reach.
Keywords: Walk-up Townhouse Apartment
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Alec Walling
I bought this house 44 years ago because I was tired of moving around the world as a youngster - my parents were in the diplomatic corps and every two years we were in a different part of the world. In my career, I've been active in real estate activities involving rehabilitation and the use of alternative energy. My house is the first NYC townhouse to have a solar hot water system - 1977 - and it still works!
Alec Walling purchased this apartment in 1969
Why Alec Walling chose Upper West Side
At the time, I could only afford this dicey neighborhood, but I figured it would improve. And it has - a whole lot!
What makes this apartment unique
Safety, day and night; convenience to major Museum attractions, Lincoln Center, and Central Park; transportation up, down, and across town by bus and subway; Zabars and Fairway nearby; a slew of different restaurants from Sarabeth's to Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, Peruvian, Spanish, Indian, etc;