900 Park Avenue, New York City, NY
The Park 900
|Developer||Resnik Development Corp.|
|Management Company||Dermer Management|
|Number of Units||122|
|Number of Floors||28|
|Type of Roof||IRMA|
|900 Park Avenue, New York City, NY|
|Distance to Public Transit||over 25 transit options within walking distance|
|Region||New York City|
|Municipality||New York City|
|Title of Land||Condominium|
BackgroundThe Park 900 is an Upper East Side luxury condominium, offering 122 apartments over 28 floors. Set in its own plaza with private driveway. The building with a limestone facade was one of the first residential high-rises on the Upper East Side, and is now celebrated for the design integrity that it holds today. Along with an airy and spacious lobby with large windows, The Park
The Park 900 surrounds residents with high-end living spaces, featuring the finest in home furnishings and finishes in units that range in size from studios to three bedrooms. The building itself was designed in a modernist style and provides a tenant's restaurant for an easy night out. Residents of The Park 900 can also take advantage of concierge services, a full-time doorman, basement storage, and a private parking garage. This Manhattan condominium's location on the corner of East 79th Street and Park Avenue places tenants steps away from Central Park and New York City’s famed museum mile.
LocationThe Park 900 Condominium is located at the corner of 79th Street and Park Avenue. The Upper East Side signifies old money and high society to both New Yorkers and visitors alike.
A glance along the manicured grass meridian of Park Avenue evokes scenes from Bonfire of the Vanities or Gossip Girl, however there are more than pretentious clubs, opulent apartments, and elite private schools here.
For a taste of the ritzy life, visit Madison Avenue for its splendid boutiques. Strolling between East 60th and East 82nd Street is like stepping into the pages of a fashion magazine and many designer houses have their flagship stores here, showcasing their swanky wares in equally exquisite settings. Beyond clothing, the boutiques here carry trinkets to satisfy any champagne wishes, whether it's a box of truffles at La Maison du Chocolat or an intriguing read at Crawford Doyle Booksellers.
Venturing east of Lexington Avenue showcases a less wealthy and more diverse Upper East Side inhabited by couples seeking some of the last (relatively) affordable places to raise a family south of 100th Street, and recent college grads getting a foothold in the city (on weekend nights 2nd Avenue resembles a miles-long fraternity and sorority reunion).
A neighborhood particularly worth exploring is northeast-lying Yorkville, especially between 78th and 86th streets east of 2nd Avenue. Originally a relatively isolated hamlet with a large German population, its several remaining ethnic food shops, 19th century row houses, and one of the city's best-kept secrets, Carl Schurz Park, make for a good half-day's adventure. Be sure to visit the most notable residence there, Gracie Mansion.
The Park 900 was built in 1973 and at the time, was attacked by some architectural critics and planners for its insensitivity to the surrounding architectural and urban ambiance. The passage of time and the rapid growth of many other high-rise towers on the Upper East Side have blended its original conspicuousness into the landscape.
Architecturally, this building’s limestone façade has a vertical emphasis and its lobby is expansive and highly visible due to large windows. The building was completed in 1973 and was designed by Philip Birnbaum. As the most prolific designer of high-rise apartment towers in the city of his era, Birnbaum produced an vast array of plans and variations ranging from ordinary to captivating. His design here actually marked a definite upgrading of the stereotype, post-war residential tower, reflecting its prime, elegant location.
Layout and Features
Residents and visitors alike are greeted by full time doorman who ushers them into a cavernous yet tastefully appointed lobby with a 24 hour concierge.
Elevators with operators whisk residents to their floors where most apartments boast an extra-large entrance foyer, window in the kitchen, marble baths, lots of deep closets, large dining areas and extra-spacious entertainment sized living rooms.
There are 122 units ranging from cozy studios to family sized three bedroom condos. Interior finish and decor will likely differ from unit to unit as most will have been updated and renovated, replacing the original 1970s decor and appliances.
The Park 900 is made up of a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. Below are some representative floor plans.
The Park 900 is a full service building with a 24 hour doorman, concierge, bike and health room and garage. The building also boasts basement storage, a live-in super, central AC and a restaurant. There is, however, no terrace or roof deck, no balconies and ceilings are relatively low compared to more recently constructed buildings. The Park 900 also features laundry, a resident's lounge, banquet room plus complete Maid Service.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy the 900 Park Restaurant & Lounge. The restaurant is a neighborhood favorite, and offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere. Their menu offers an array of selections that is sure to offer something to satisfy any palate.
|Park 900 Bylaws|
The Park 900 is a pet friendly building and allows rentals of units. However, rental tenants may not be allowed pets.
Walkscore.com gives The Park 900 a walk score of 100/100, a transit score of 100/100 and a bike score of 58/100. Availability of shops and services nearby added to easy availability of transit means that car ownership for is not a necessity for residents. There are several car share and rental agencies nearby should the need for wheels arise.
- The current high-rise building replaced one of the last large corner townhouses on the Upper Eastside, which had been designed by John Mead Howells and Issac Newton Phelps Stokes in a collegiate style for John Sherman Hoyt in 1917. Mr. Hoyt was an engineer, civic leader and a founder of the Boy Scouts of America. The house was purchased from Hoyt in 1926 by James A. Stillman and subsequently had other owners.
- Once known as the ‘Silk Stocking District’, the Upper East Side is the home of some of the most expensive real estate in the United States and, given the population density and high per capita income, is often touted as the home of the United States greatest concentration of individual wealth.
- World famous auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's can be found in the neighborhood.
- Some of the most famous upper-class families have called the Upper East Side home: Astors, Rockefellers, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Whitneys, Dukes. Numerous celebrities also live in the Upper East Side. Woody Allen has called this neighborhood home for 40 years. Others such as Bill Murray, Samuel L. Jackson, Madonna and Tom Brokaw call the area home.
- Before the arrival of Europeans to New York City, the Upper East Side was home to Native American fishing camps along the East River bluffs. As immigrants arrived on Manhattan’s shores, most inhabitants remained in lower Manhattan, and the Upper East Side existed as rural farmland and market gardens for many years. This began to change in 1837, when the New York and Harlem Railroad began to increase commercial development around its one station in the neighborhood, at 86th Street.
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