It’s easy enough to see what makes Lincoln Square an appealing place to live. This small, upscale sub-neighborhood at the southernmost tip of the Upper West Side is a pretty good working definition of central location -- just steps from Central Park and Columbus Circle, and directly adjacent to Lincoln Center, the famed performing arts complex that lends Lincoln Square its name. But while it’s easy to name Lincoln Square’s landmarks, there’s more to living in Lincoln Square than being near the Time Warner Building or Lincoln Center. Once something of an in-between neighborhood, Lincoln Square has emerged as a surprisingly sedate, upscale community there in the shadow of some of New York City’s most recognizable landmarks.
Emphasis should be on "upscale," there -- when the neighborhood grocery store is the Whole Foods in the Time Waner Building, the park around the corner is Central Park, and the restaurant around the corner could be Michelin-starred destination restaurants such as Jean-Georges, Per Se or Masa, upscale is clearly the right term. But while many Lincoln Square condominium listings are of the ultra-high-end variety -- One Lincoln Plaza, 15 Central Park West and The Time Warner Center Condominiums being some notable examples -- Lincoln Square is also home to some less-extravagant apartment listings, and to an understated but welcoming array of unpretentious restaurants, bars and shops. This other, less glitzy Lincoln Square is less-extravagant, but no less desirable. After all, it's still in Lincoln Square.
One of the Upper West Side’s gems is The Park Laurel, a post-war high-rise elegantly tapering off into a pyramid at the rooftop. The amenities as well as the nearby Lincoln Center along with plenty of boutiques and restaurants provides residents with comfort and convenience just a few blocks away.
Clinton’s 457 West 57th Street’s Addison Hall stands out as a classic pre-war high-rise in Manhattan’s vibrant Clinton area. The apartments are decorated lavishly with granite countertops, wood cabinetry throughout the kitchen, and modern fixtures in the bathrooms giving the space a contemporary feel.
At 243 West 60th Street in Lincoln Square, residents will find a mesh between contemporary living, while still maintaining an elegant style. State-of-the-art amenities include a health club, tennis court, business center, indoor pool and lounge area. 243 West 60th Street Lincoln Square offers the highest level of luxury in lively East Village.
One Lincoln Plaza is located in the Upper West Side, just steps from Central Park. The spacious apartments are equipped with high ceiling and over-sized windows. With its premier location, spacious apartments, and top-of-the-line amenities, Lincoln Plaza stands as one of the most sought after residences in Manhattan.
The Upper West Side’s 45 West 67th Street is a post-war condo soaring 33 stories over Park Avenue in all its quaint red brick glory. Condo units have marble baths and mosaic tile kitchens to satisfy the most particula, while amenities like a 24-hour doorman and private garden provide a satisfying living experience.