Is There a Doctor in the House?


The Manhattan neighborhood of Murray Hill east of Second Avenue is often jokingly referred to as “bedpan alley” because of its concentration of hospitals and medical schools, and more scrub-clad doctors per foot than anywhere else in the city. Because of their long working hours, finding an apartment within a short walk to work is critical. For many young doctors and dentists, the residential community of Waterside Plaza fits the bill perfectly.

Waterside Plaza is the only residential real estate development east of the FDR Drive in Manhattan. Reached by footbridge at 25th Street (or car or bus at 23rd Street) it is a 5 minute walk to NYU Medical Center, Bellevue, Beth Israel, and NYU Dental School, among others.

For the medical community at Waterside who work long shifts, sometimes into the early morning, some of the most appreciated features include the 24 hour doormen, the thorough security, the health and swim club, and the on-site cafe with long delivery hours.

Waterside’s apartments include many 2 and 3 bedrooms with multiple baths, unique layouts, amazing views, and most of all, large living rooms and bedrooms, notably larger in many cases than other nearby developments, that are perfect for shares.

Other handy amenities for medical residents include:

  •  bike rooms and storage closets
  •  a full service grocery store
  •  bank, dry cleaner, stationery store & other retail shops
  •  24 hour laundry rooms and affordable 24 hour attended garage
  •  seasonal events including concerts, movies, and holiday parties

Finally, the park-like plaza, surrounded by Waterside’s four towers and row of townhouses, overlooking the East River, is frequently mentioned by resident doctors as a key part of the living here, a “decompression zone” that helps them cope with the rigors of their residencies.

If you are, or about to be, a resident at one of the local medical schools or hospitals, and are seeking an apartment tailored for your situation, take a look at our available listings:

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And contact one of our specialized rental agents here:

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To get a sense of Waterside Plaza, also have a look at “Living at Waterside Plaza” a short documentary available on YouTube.

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