For those of you seeking Upper West Side apartments in amenity-filled, luxury rental buildings, we’ve put together a list of those with the best bells and whistles.
These buildings also have onsite leasing offices, which means you can rent an apartment while avoiding broker fees. However, depending on the state of the NYC rental market, the developers behind these buildings may offer to pay broker fees, in which case you can bring you agent.
645 West 59th Street, 675 West 59th Street, 400 West 61st Street – located between 59th and 61st Streets, from 12th Avenue to Freedom Place.
Waterline Square is a three building complex with a mix of condominium units and rentals ranging from studios to 4 bedrooms.
Condo owners have the amenities included in their common charges, whereas renters can pay a monthly fee for access to all amenities.
Upon entering the grounds of the complex, the first thing you’ll notice is the three acre Waterline Square Park.
In addition to a spacious health club, some of the more unique sports and fitness amenities include tennis, basketball and squash courts, an indoor athletic field, indoor skatepark with a half-pipe, 30 foot rock climbing wall and golf simulator.
Waterline Square is also equipped with pilates, yoga and boxing studios, two swimming pools, a hot tub, steam rooms, saunas and more.
If you want to stay active without breaking much of a sweat, they’ve also got a bowling alley and a game room with ping pong, billiards and foosball.
For those who like to tap into their creative sides, Waterline Square is also equipped with art, music and photography studios.
They even have a gardening studio!
Waterline Square also offers its residents with a screening room and performance space, business center, a club room, social hub, enclosed catering kitchen and more.
Kids and pets haven’t been forgotten. The “Kids Adventure Club” spans a whopping 4,600 square feet, and dogs get their own playroom, training and washing areas.
To learn more about Waterline Square Rentals, and to view more of the amenities, please visit www.waterlinesq.com.
400 West 63rd Street, between Freedom Place and Riverside Boulevard
The athletic package at The Ashley is like few in NYC, featuring a 75 foot pool and hot tub, 38′ rock climbing wall, basketball and squash courts and more.
The Ashley’s bowling alley comes with digital screens and tables and chairs to entertain.
Want to practice your swing? Head on over to The Ashley’s own golf simulator.
And the game room comes with a billiards and ping pong table.
And, residents will get to enjoy this private landscaped courtyard designed by Mathews Nielson.
Learn more at www.theashleynyc.com.
West River House
424 West End Avenue, on the corner of 81st Street
What makes West River House special, more than anything, is its location. West End Avenue is known for its prewar buildings, and is predominantly filled with c0-ops – making this luxury rental building rare for more than one reason.
Views of the Hudson River and city skyline can be enjoyed on West River House’s roof deck.
The windowed, high-floor health club is equipped with everything you need – and more views. You’ll also find three racquetball courts located on the penthouse!
Additional amenities include a children’s playroom, resident lounge, valet services, a full-time doorman, and laundry on every floor.
212 West 91st Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
This historic prewar building was once a hotel, but has been modernized for UWS apartment seekers looking for more.
The Greystone’s landscaped rooftop deck comes with barbecues and comfortable seating. This is also the setting for annual resident parties, and even has an area sectioned off for tenants to do their own gardening.
The building has a club room equipped with a billiards table and a movie screen. Staff members organize weekly and monthly events here.
The Greystone has a large and fully-equipped gym, and they actually offer free weekly yoga classes. These classes take place on the roof deck when it’s warm out.
Additional amenities include a free continental breakfast, 24 hour doorman, laundry and bike storage.
Learn more at www.greystonerentals.com.
775 Columbus Avenue, 795 Columbus Avenue, 805 Columbus Avenue, 808 Columbus Avenue, 801 Amsterdam Avenue – 97th to 100th Streets, Columbus to Amsterdam Avenue
Columbus Square is a five building complex which got quite a bit of attention when it was first developed in 2009. In addition the wide range of unique amenities, the development brought several modern, glass-enclosed commercial retail spaces to the Upper West Side, turning the area into a shopping and dining destination.
While only available to residents of 808 Columbus, the 70 foot, three lane heated lap pool comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and has direct access to an elevated outdoor lounge. We’ve included it in our list of nicest pools on the UWS!
Columbus Square’s elevated garden lounges surrounds all five buildings on the third-floor. This expansive outdoor area comes with barbecues, lots of comfortable chairs, recliners, dining tables, and lots of trees and grass.
Residents who want to take their little friends outside will be delighted to know they also have an outdoor playground and dog park!
For indoor relaxation, the resident lounge comes with wifi and a separate gourmet kitchen.
Additional amenities include a fitness center, children’s playroom, 24-hour concierge and valet services and bike storage.