The 72nd floor at 8 Spruce Street.
Photograph by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao
Additional reporting by TJ Kosinski.
8 Spruce Street, Apartment 72A
Monthly rent: $14,100 Frank Gehry’s 870-foot financial-district extravaganza is a fairly conventional building wrapped in a lively, shiny skin. But when you’re on the 72nd floor of the tallest apartment building in town*, nearly everything is subordinate to the view. This three-bedroom is the highest apartment now being offered for rent, though several on floors 73 through 76 will soon become available. The view north goes all the way to the Bronx; southward, past Coney Island. Technically, the panorama isn’t vastly different from, say, the one from the 50th floor. Bragging rights, though, are another matter.
* Extell’s ONE57, under construction on 57th Street, will be 83 feet taller when done. Photo: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao for New York Magazine (interior); Courtesy of the broker (exterior).
157 West 57th Street, Apartment 66B
Asking price: $27.5 million Not finished yet, but it will soon be the tallest residence in town. The 4,193-square-foot three-bedroom comes with swimming-pool access and private cold storage, among many, many perks.
Building height: 953 feet (when completed).
Views: Central Park, both rivers, and the Empire State Building.
Charges and taxes: $7,183 per month.
Agent: Extell Marketing Group. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
146 West 57th Street, Apartment 72C
Asking price: $3.975 million Two bedrooms in 1,463 newly renovated square feet. The building, a mid-eighties behemoth with that black-glass Darth Vader vibe, has a residents-only restaurant with room service, a pool and gym, and parking with a chauffeurs’ waiting area.
Building height: 703 feet.
Views: All of Central Park, and east and north to Yankee Stadium.
Charges and taxes: $3,577 per month.
Agent: Howard Morrel, Brown Harris Stevens. Photo: Peggy Gertner/New York Magazine (exterior); Courtesy of the broker (interior).
151 East 58th Street, Apartment 48B
Asking price: $15.9 million A three-bedroom condo in One Beacon Court (a.k.a. Bloomberg Tower). A renovation removed interior walls, giving the living room a 270-degree vista (leaving only an oddly placed support column).
Building height: 782 feet.
Views: Over Central Park, up to the George Washington Bridge and the Palisades due north.
Charges and taxes: $6,883 per month.
Agent: Noble Black, the Corcoran Group. Photo: Peggy Gertner/New York Magazine (exterior); Courtesy of the broker (interior).
150 West 56th Street, Apartment 6206
Asking price: $1.625 million This 1,188-square-foot two-bedroom is in the octagonal Cityspire, a 1987 condo that lacks a bit of the sex appeal of the new giants but compares well on the amenities front (pool, party room, garage).
Building height: 799 feet.
Views: Largely open views to the south, west, and east (including the Citigroup Center directly across town).
Charges and taxes: $2,170 per month.
Agent: Marie Bianco, Prudential Douglas Elliman. Photo: Peggy Gertner/New York Magazine (exterior); Courtesy of the broker (interior).
25 Columbus Circle, Apartment 75CE
Asking price: $60 million A lot of people knock Time Warner Center, but this four-bedroom penthouse has 70 feet of windows facing Central Park, a mahogany-paneled library, and a media room. Residents also have access to a professional kitchen, a 40-seat dining room, and spa services at the Mandarin Oriental.
Building height: 750 feet.
Views: The East River and clear to the end of Queens.
Charges and taxes: $15,710 per month.
Agents: Elizabeth Sample and Brenda Powers, Sotheby’s International Realty. Photo: Alexander Frank/Courtesy of Sotheby’s (exterior); Courtesy of the broker (interior).
400 Fifth Avenue, Apartment 56A
Asking price: $10.75 million A three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom Gwathmey Siegel”designed condominium above the five-star Setai Fifth Avenue hotel.
Building height: 632 feet.
Views: Various landmarks, including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, all the way down to the Freedom Tower, plus both rivers.
Monthly charges and taxes: $3,671.
Agents: Gail Sankarsingh and Andrew Anderson, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
One MiMA Tower, 460 West 42nd Street, Penthouse 1K
Monthly rent: $25,995 An 1,800-square-foot corner three-bedroom, three-bath with access to perks at the M Club, a 44,000-square-foot recreation space that includes an outdoor theater, basketball and volleyball courts, lap pool, and billiard room.
Building height: 627 feet.
Views: Sweeping northern views of the city and the Hudson River.
Agent: Daria Salusbury, the Related Companies. Photo: Peggy Gertner/New York Magazine
80 Columbus Circle, Apartment 73C
Asking price: $29 million A four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath in the north tower of the Time Warner Center. Residents have access to all the hotel perks, including the spa, room service, and housekeeping.
Views: Central Park, Columbus Circle, the Hudson River, Trump Tower, La Guardia airport, the Statue of Liberty, the George Washington Bridge, Fifth Avenue, and New Jersey are all clearly visible.
Monthly charges and taxes: $16,345.
Agent: Tamir Shemesh, the Corcoran Group. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
721 Fifth Avenue, Apartment 61AB
Asking price: $10.85 million This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half condo combines two apartment lines, resulting in panoramas from three exposures.
Views: The Hudson River, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and more.
Monthly maintenance and real estate tax: $8,747.
Agent: Jaswant Lalwani, the Corcoran Group. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
303 East 57th Street, Apartment 44F
Asking price: $1.25 million This two-bedroom with a separate dining room is in a pet-friendly co-op that allows pieds-à-terre and has its own 24-hour garage.
Views: The George Washington Bridge, Central Park West, the East River, and well over the Triborough Bridge into the Bronx.
Monthly maintenance: $5,229.80.
Agent: Elayne Reimer, Halstead Property. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
4-74 48th Avenue, Penthouse 1C, Long Island City
Asking price: $479,000 A 921-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bath with private outdoor space in Citylights, the tallest residential building in Queens.
Views: East River bridges (and on a clear day, the George Washington Bridge, too), plus the entire Upper East Side, particularly Sutton Place.
Monthly maintenance: $1,919.
Agent: Joan Dunne and Carolina Escobar Chao, Prudential Douglas Elliman. Photo: Andrew Kiracofe
301 West 57th Street, 52nd Floor
Asking price: $4.9 million A 1,573-square-foot two bedroom, two-bath condominium.
Views: A 180-degree vista that overlooks all of Central Park, Columbus Circle, the George Washington Bridge, midtown, and downtown”all from the living room alone.
Monthly common charges and taxes: $4,940.
Agents: Drew Glick and Richard F. Ferrari, Brown Harris Stevens. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
610”620 West 42nd Street, Apartment 53F
Monthly rent: $6,800 A two-bedroom, two-bath in Silver Towers, a luxury building with a full spate of amenities, including a children’s playground, enclosed dog run, sun terrace, yoga studio, housekeeping services, and more.
Views: Facing southeast, with views of the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, the Hudson River, and more.
Agents: Baris Tuncer and Kateryna Zemskova, Keller Williams. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
200 East 65th Street, 49th Floor
Asking price: $17.95 million A four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath co-op with a 22-foot-long family room, a master bath with a double steam room, a nine-zone central air-conditioning system, and a breakfast room large enough to seat twelve guests.
Views: A 360-degree view of the skyline, Central Park, the Hudson River, and the East River.
Monthly charges and taxes: $15,679.
Agents: John Burger and Margery Hader, Brown Harris Stevens. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
111 Lawrence Street, Apartment 48H, Brooklyn
Monthly rent: $4,180 A two-bedroom, two-bath with its own washer and dryer in the Brooklyner, the tallest residential tower in Brooklyn.
Views: Midtown Manhattan, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Harbor, the Seaport, and the Statue of Liberty.
Agent: Equity Apartments. Photo: Courtesy of the broker
10 Barclay Street, Apartment 52B
Monthly rent: $11,995 A three-bedroom, three-bath in an amenity-laden building with a swimming pool, fitness center, and more.
Views: All western exposure with spectacular rivers views, sight lines all the way to New Jersey, the Freedom Tower, the reflecting pools, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Agent: David Stern, Glenwood Management. Photo: Courtesy of the broker