Are Three Bedroom Residences New York in Short Supply

Three Bedroom Residences New YorkThe New York Times has an article in the December 23rd online edition in the real estate section about where to find three bedroom residences in New York. At the time of the article, the New York Times “Find a Home” site had 24,783 rentals listed, 3,145 of those had three bedrooms. The article goes on to list the 5 neighborhoods with the most available apartments, and gives the price range for the apartments in each neighborhood. Back in December, the list included The Upper East side (409), The Upper West Side (245), Manhattan Valley (164), East Village (131), and Lincoln Square (111).


Since that list is outdated, and doesn’t help me at all, I thought I would revisit the website and see how much has changed in 2 months. I selected the area of Midtown West, and the result was 1239 rentals. When I narrowed my search down to 3 bedroom options, the list dropped to 126 available rentals. The price range goes from $3500 – $17900.


One of the less expensive units is at 370 West 52nd Street, and is listed as a 3 bedroom, 1 bath for $3500 per month. Looking at the pictures, it looks like its a really old building, and not in the greatest condition.


As I scrolled through the listing, I found a 2 bedroom that says it is convertible to 3 listed by Caliber Associates. The listing didn’t give the exact address, but it was located on 10th Ave. The asking price for this one was $3600 per month, and has a fitness center, 24 hour concierge, swimming pool, laundry facility, and bike storage. That’s more of what I am looking for.


The higher end of the spectrum includes 2 apartments at Via 57 West. The first is a 1,933sqft 3 bedroom, 3 bath for $14,000 per month. The second is a 1,472sqft 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment for $10,200 per month. So I went directly to the Via 57 West website and found out some additional details. The smaller apartment is on the 21st floor and faces South & West. The larger apartment is on the 26th floor and faces North & West.


After doing the research, I would tend to think that there is not a shortage of 3 bedroom apartments in New York, it’s just a matter of where you want to be and how much you are willing to pay.

Dogs Deserve a Christmas Present Too

Ultra Luxury Manhattan Apartments.

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 Ultra Luxury Manhattan Apartments.

When people think of New York, they usually think of Manhattan, which is an island barely 12 miles long and 2 miles wide. This island is the main tourist area in the city and where most visitors stay. Manhattan consists of many neighborhoods. New York City is very densely populated but is surprisingly dog-friendly. Although you can’t take your dog to a Broadway Show there are a surprising number of things you and your visiting or resident dog can do together.


Visitors and residents of Manhattan often want to shop the large and famous stores. In New York, many of these stores are pet friendly stores including Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany’s, Restoration Hardware and Polo Ralph Lauren. Please check with the individual stores before bringing your dog in, as policies in stores often do change. We have found that if you ask at a lot of New York stores they will welcome your dog. Especially smaller ones but even larger dogs on leash are often welcome. Especially dog-friendly is the Time Warner Shopping Center, an indoor mall on Columbus Circle at 8th Avenue and 59th Street.


Dog-friendly Shopping Center near your apartment in Manhattan. 

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This shopping center is at the south west corner of Central Park so it is a great place to shop following a walk in Central Park with your dog.  Also, your leashed dog can go with you to the outdoor South Street Seaport near the Brooklyn Bridge. If you want to dine with your dog in New York, you will need to find a patio restaurant with seats on the sidewalk. There are many dog-friendly restaurants, and you can ask any restaurant you see that has sidewalk seating if your dog is welcome.

One thing that dogs like to do is to walk the Brooklyn Bridge for the scenery. There are guided walking tours of lower Manhattan that welcome dogs. The Central Park carriage rides welcome dogs accompanying you. You can take your dog to the grounds of the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site on East 20th Street, the General Grant National Monument and the Federal Hall National Memorial outside. Or for a closer look you can take your small dog on the Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island or any size dog on the Seastreak Ferry to New Jersey. The William Secord Art Gallery at 52 East 76th Street welcomes your leashed dog with you. But Manhattan is above all a walking town, which your dog will probably like. You can view the famous landmarks, the Empire State Building, Grand Central, Madison Square Garden and the awesome New York skyline from the street with your dog.

Off-Leash Dog Parks

New York City has more off-leash dog parks than any other city in the United States. There are off-leash dog parks in all areas of the city. The dog parks are free and no permits are required. Leashed dogs are allowed in Central Park, the huge green rectangle in the center of the map of Manhattan. The Canine Court is located in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and includes an agility course. If your dog wants to swim in New York, you can go to the Prospect Park Dog Beach in Brooklyn. This is a man made concrete beach. This beach is fenced. As far as Atlantic Ocean beaches are concerned dogs are not allowed on the sand at any NYC beach from May 1 to September 30. During the rest of the year, dogs are allowed on the Sand at some of the New York Beaches, including Rockaway Beach, Coney Island and some other beaches. Leashed dogs are allowed on the boardwalks and promenade at Coney Island, Brighton, Midland, South and Manhattan Beaches year round. 

Ultra Luxury Manhattan Apartments for You and Your Dog

Manhattan’s luxury studio apartments

For no fee luxury apartments in NYC, Silver Towers, located at 620 West 42nd Street, is your best bet. Built on the western side of Silver Towers is a public park. An outdoor landscape engages residents in an inviting, open air surrounding. The quarter-acre public park brings together the local community within a space that speaks to the neighborhood’s diverse character, and the myriad rhythms of urban life. The central open space is surrounded by numerous pavilions, an enclosed dog run, tables and chairs for lounging and picnicking.

Silver Towers best feature for dogs is their Spot Experience Dog Daycare, onsite and open 7 days a week. Spot Canine Club provides a wide variety of services to pamper and care for your canine friends. 

Rent Ranges at Silver Towers

Manhattan’s luxury studio apartments at Silver Towers range from $3,500 to $3,700 per month. The rent for a one bedroom ranges from $4,200 to $6,000 per month, depending on the location of the unit. And a two bedroom rental will range from $5,500 to $7,300 per month.

Besides the Spot Experience Dog Daycare, white glove services, a state-of-the-art health club with a 75-foot long swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, entertaining rooftop lounge with BBQ and wet bar, doorman service, concierge service, on-site indoor parking, business center and conference room and shuttle buses are just some of the offerings that enhance the ease of living at Silver Towers with your pooch.


So with the holidays just around the corner, don’t forget what a wonderful present the Silver Towers would be for you AND your dog.







Thinking about Rental apartments near Grand Central… alone or with roommates?

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Pros and cons about sharing a 3 bedroom apartment with friends.

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Ok, so when I have to start writing about this kind of articles I really get excited cause I know many women will feel identified with my experience, most of all teenagers who are, at this right moment, thinking about moving to an apartment with friends….well not sure if after they read this article they´ll still be willing to move, but…anyway…sorry if I spoiled your dream!


Moving to an apartment with friends near Grand Central or any other cool neighborhood could result in an excellent experience or in a complete disaster…believe me…not even comparable to the worst tsunami!


A few years ago, when I was young (still I am, of course), I was eager to move out of my parent´s house, but, as by that time I didn´t have a steady job, I couldn´t afford an apartment myself.  That´s when I decided it would be a great idea rent an apartment with two of my best friends who were also desirous of getting rid of their parents (yes, we were bad girls!)


So it was on July 9,th , ….and here you´ll ask yourself: “how the hell did she remember the date, and I´ll answer: “It was  midsummer with an absolutely unbearable heat, that believe, you wouldn´t forget either!” So, again, it was on July 9th that we moved to this three bedroom, beautiful apartment in Manhattan.

Wooww!! That felt sooo good! free girls, independent, pretty and young, ha! What else! But…every dream ends and soon problems started to show up…even in Grand Central area.


Head-desk- Yes, that´s how I felt every so often when I argued with my girls ( yes I call them that way lovingly) and I thought, if this happens while living with friends can´t imagine how it would be like living with a guy! Ughhh, I´d better stay single!

Here are some of the cons about sharing your apartment with friends:


  1. No privacy-AT ALL

You´ll never feel it´s YOUR home while living with other people, even if they are your fabulous best friends of your childhood, you will have to get used to walk around in underwear…. (Yes! After this I bet boys will start using their binoculars more often! ) and forget about watching your favorite tv show (fights over the remote control will be a constant!)


  1. Disorder!!!- Save me from this Tsunamiiiii!!!!!


You are going to sort your clothes, neat and tidy, and someone is going to mess it up right away! You are going to find, towels, cigarette butts and pieces of paper all over the place! Now I´m thinking if this is something that usually happens or is it that I have such bad luck that this things only happen to me??? Hmmm.


  1. Food will disappear from the fridge- Abracadabra


What??!! Where´s my delicious piece of cake I just bought with my last dollar!!! ( silence…..) Ok, nobody was! I should blame the dog then, which we do not owe! It´s not like you are going to starve if you live with friends but make sure to hide …YES HIDE!!! Your at least, favorite food in a very, listen to me, VERY SAFE PLACE. Specially if you are on an specific and strange kind of diet (Atkins, vegan, paleo ) and you are only have permission to eat that kind of foods the 24/7 mini markets at the corner will never offer.


Ok, are you panicking and taking Prozac after what you read ??? Relax dude!! Here are the best things you will enjoy while moving with your friends, so keep walking:

Leave tragedy behind and enjoy the following pros!


  • You will achieve your best experiences while living with your friends- Yes! “FRIENDS WILL BE FRIENDS”


There will be countless situations that will make you lough, cry, enjoy and realize your friends are the most in this world! So spend time with them and always value friendship above all….snif snif…I´m already crying….


  • Share expenses- SAVE YOUR MONEY!


Just think that if it wasn´t because of your friends you´d probably never think about moving yourself to that penthouse for rent in Manhattan, ever in your life! Now you have your own space, located in the city of your dreams and best of all…… will still have money left!!! Your budget divided by 3 makes it not impossible at all, so take this ride and enjoy its trip it to the fullest!!

  • Feel safe! UNION MAKE FORCE!

So in a huge fantastic city like Manhattan, you too know, bad things happen, so living with friends will make you feel safe and sound, because, come on! you know that 3 woman together are more fearsome than the worst villain. So stick together and make the world stumble!


IMHO this are some of the things that would probably happen if you decide to move to an apartment with your friends.To me it was worth it!! You only live once so if you have the chance just take it and good luck!