Locating a Small Town in the Heart of New York

waterside promenadeNew York City is filled with business people and families who have had to relocate here for their jobs. Many of these people are excited to come to the city but have had some trepidation about the impact of urban living on their lifestyle. At Waterside Plaza, relocators have found the perfect balance: apartment living in midtown Manhattan that is both spacious and convenient, but that exists in the midst of a friendly community with a small town feel.

Completed in 1973, Waterside Plaza is the only residential real estate development east of the FDR Drive in Manhattan. Reached by footbridge at 25th Street, car, taxi, or bus at 27th street off the FDR, or cross walk at 34th Street, bordered on the East River, and surrounded by a ring of stores, a restaurant, and schools, it is considered a quiet oasis just minutes away from the bustle of Midtown.

As noted in many articles, the plaza itself features multiple playgrounds and play areas for young children, offers facilities like a pre-school and community center, and is completely secure, with 24 hour security and doormen who pride themselves on knowing all the residents of their building.

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 a boon to people relocating with furniture from homes larger than a typical NYC apartment.

Handy amenities for relocating individuals and families include:

  • a free shuttle bus to Union Square and 42nd Street
  • bike rooms and storage closets
  • on site parking
  • a health and swim club with trainers and kids classes
  • a sophisticated but child friendly restaurant that offers long delivery hours
  • a full service grocery store
  • seasonal events including performances, movies, and holiday parties

Historically, Waterside Plaza attracted many city workers and professionals who wanted to be able to raise a family while living within easy walking or subway distance of their jobs.  Today Waterside retains that sense of small town community that springs from residents who work near where they live: hundreds of United Nations families and medical professionals who work at the many medical facilities and hospitals on 1st and 2nd Avenues.

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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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