Upper West Side Apartment near Columbus Circle, Central Park, the Met and more
We enjoyed a very nice week in this well appointed apartment. The owner met me in person to provide the keys and explain a few things. He also provided a cell phone number in case I had any questions during the week. Very helpful and informative. The photos show the apartment perfectly. It was clean and equipped with every amenity possible, including a washer, dryer, and even an espresso machine!
The apartment is only a short walk to subway and bus stops. It's situated in an excellent and safe neighborhood - easy walking distance to Central Park, museums, shopping, the arts, theatres and restaurants. There's a Whole Foods store close by in Columbus Circle. Nearby activities within walking distance include the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center concerts, Juilliard performances, the Frick Museum (best private art collection in the country), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, Carnegie Hall, the Apple store, Tiffany's flagship Fifth Avenue store, many high end designers, and art galleries.
We bought a very reasonable unlimited 7 day subway/bus pass that made it extremely easy to access all the major sights throughout Manhattan. It's an easy subway ride to the 911 Memorial and the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Newly renovated Grand Central Station is very impressive. Taking an elevator up to view Manhattan from the Empire State Building is also an exhilarating experience. Don't miss the Highline while down in the southwestern part of Manhattan. It's an elevated walking path through gardens that have transformed an old rail line extending 18 blocks.
The only concern that may be considered a downside is the construction going on adjacent the apartment building. Two huge new buildings are going up. This situation was fully disclosed to me by the owner prior to my renting the apartment. On weekdays the noise level is high from early morning until late afternoon. These buildings have compromised the view and reduced the available light into the apartment.
It's a fabulous apartment in a great neighborhood and if your goal is to get out and see the sights and experience the arts, it's just perfect! I would definitely recommend this apartment to my friends and patrons of the arts.
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