Midtown West: Better Than The Rest?

Midtown West is growing in popularity

There are some blocks in New York City which are thought to be, quite simply, better than the rest. We’ve seen this phenomenon of sorts along locations like Central Park West, where the presence of 15 Central Park West has added an almost incomparable sheen to the Upper West Side neighborhood. It happens all the time downtown too, where real estate is more expensive than ever. But now, it is the Midtown West section of Manhattan that is getting its time in the sun, with the area becoming the location of choice for some of the most fascinating new developments in the city that are currently the talk of the town.

Interestingly enough, the majority of these new constructions that have become the talk of the town are concentrated on one street alone. The New York Observer has predicted that 57th Street will become “the place to live in New York,” thanks to extremely high-profile developments like One57 and 432 Park Avenue rising on the block. One57 continues to garner headlines with its billionaire apartment owners, while 432 Park Avenue waits in the sidelines to knock One57  off the tallest residential tower mantle when it completes construction in 2016.

Besides them, another 51-story tower is also soon to come up in the neighborhood;  with it set to occupy a rather narrow space on 57th Street and Broadway. The proposed residential building at 107 West 57th Street, which will also have retail space on its first three floors, will also have its head somewhere in the clouds with an impressive height of 697 feet. The building, which will have single apartments on each floor, is being constructed by Cetra/Ruddy architects, whose credits include the Chelsea building of One Madison Park.

Although the slew of new constructions in Midtown West may be slightly disconcerting, the neighborhood, however, is well equipped for the luxury lifestyles these high-profile residents of One57 and other buildings may be expecting. Entertainment seekers can head over to Times Square and the Theater District for a dose of everything cool that is associated with New York City, while a hearty meal is never far away thanks to the proximity of bars, restaurants and clubs in Hell’s Kitchen. Incoming residents of Midtown West, therefore, have little cause to be worried about their lifestyles in this hot and happening neighborhood.