Top 10 NYC Apartments Buildings For Santa's Landing -CityRealty


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CityRealty, a leading New York City apartment search and resource site, recently announced its list of Top 10 Apartment Buildings where Santa is most likely to land in Manhattan for 2011. Carter B. Horsley, CityRealty editor and architecture expert, compiled the list based on architectural merit.

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Top 10 NYC Apartments Buildings For Santa's Landing -CityRealty

  1. 1. Top 10 New York City Apartment Buildings:Where Santa is Likely to LandBy: Carter B. HorsleyDecember 2011
  2. 2. Everyone knows Santa likes fireplaces and cookies—so here’s a list ofprobable landing sites at New York City apartment buildings.--Carter B. Horsley, CityRealty Editor | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  3. 3. 1 - New York by Gehry, 8 Spruce StreetFrom this aerie, Santa can slalom down the rental tower’s stainless steel ripples to his very large heart’s delight whiletaking in all the ho-ho-ho sights of Lower Manhattan. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  4. 4. 2 - The Beresford, 211 Central Park WestThis triple-tower luxury cooperative apartment building has very bright “landing” lights atop its towers to guide Santato a safe landing. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  5. 5. 3 - Zeckendorf Towers, 1 Irving PlaceThis full-block condominium apartment complex has illuminated see-through pyramids atop its four towers at thecorners of its large sleigh-top. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  6. 6. 4 - One Beacon Court, 158 West 58th StreetThe top six floors of this mixed-use tower are illuminated but Santa must be nimble to avoid banging into its tallantenna. It’s a natural “refueling” stop since it’s across the street from Bloomingdale’s. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  7. 7. 5 - The Time Warner Center, 80 Columbus CircleThis icy, mixed-use complex overlooking Columbus Circle has two, tall, illuminated towers that most travelersuse to find the greatest Whole Foods store in the world in the huge basement with all the goodies that Santadeserves. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  8. 8. 6 - The Porter House, 360 West 15th StreetThis small residential building at the epicenter of Chelsea is the city’s premier “lighthouse” with its myriad verticalstrips of lighting guiding the universe’s best pinball wizard to a safe landing. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  9. 9. 7 - Downtown by Starck, 15 Broad StreetResidents have access to the adjoining building’s large roof deck offering a spectacular view as it looks directly at thehighly decorative pediment of the New York Stock Exchange--whose members could probably use some holiday cheer. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  10. 10. 8 - Trump Tower, 725 Fifth AvenueThe flat roof of this mixed-use bronze tower is right next to Mrs. Claus’s favorite store, Tiffany’s. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  11. 11. 9 - One Lincoln Plaza, 20 West 64th StreetThis was one of the city’s first tall buildings to go gaga with satellite dishes, so Santa can play “Jingle Bells” on itif he can nimbly navigate a landing without getting too wet from the new fountain across the street at theLincoln Center. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  12. 12. 10 - The Chelsea Enclave, 177 Ninth AvenueThis new residential building is the east end of the full-block seminary that is clustered about TheClose, its big lawn where Santa is always welcome because that’s where Clement Moore probablywrote “twas the night before Christmas.” | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships
  13. 13. About Carter B. HorsleyMr. Horsley, editor of CityRealty, writes ----“Carter’s View on Manhattan Real Estate”and his popular “CityRealty’s Top 10 Buildings” lists. Prior to joining the online realestate and apartment search site, he spent 26 years writing for The New York Times asa real estate and architecture news reporter. In addition, he produced the syndicatedradio program, “The Front Page of Tomorrow’s New York Times,” which was a WQXRstandard. He later served as real estate editor and architectural critic for The New YorkPost and International Herald Tribune.About is a New York City apartment search and real estate site established in1994. CityRealty streamlines the apartment search process by matching buyers andrenters with qualified real estate agents who are screened for marketknowledge, expertise, professionalism and client compatibility. Additional informationabout CityRealty is available at or by calling (212) 755-5544. | 212.755.5544 | Building Relationships