We probably sound like a broken record when it comes to Chelsea–galleries, bars, restaurants, hotels, the High Line, etc.–but we just believe in the neighborhood and its attributes that much. This two-bedroom apartment in a boutique condominium on West 18th Street really is an eye-catcher, and it’s easy to see why: Top of the line appliances are everywhere, all bathed in light from the floor to ceiling windows. All this, in the best location around. (There we go again.)
West Harlem has been thrust into the spotlight following Columbia University’s announcement of a 17-acre campus expansion in the neighborhood, and the area has become a bona fide alternative to some of the costlier neighborhoods downtown. Ask any Red Rooster regular what’s so great about the neighborhood and you’ll likely never hear the end of it. Or, ask the readers of Curbed why they voted Frederick Douglass Boulevard the Neighborhood of the Year in 2010. There are big things happening in Harlem, and you won’t be able to get a two-bedroom of this quality at this price point for much longer. Everyone hears stories of lucky New Yorkers who bought their apartments for a song back when their neighborhoods were still under-developed. Now’s your chance to have that story for yourself.
Central Park West is one of the most idyllic stretches in the city, and the blocks right off it contain some of the most desirable residential addresses for people seeking a slice of calm and elegant living within the bustling metropolis. This prewar beauty is offering up two gracious bedrooms and a large living/dining area for a price that won’t rattle any seasoned Upper West Side. And there’s really nothing like having Central Park just steps away, like your own outdoor space that you don’t have to worry about maintaining.