Thursday, November 29, 2007

Not the same West End Ave I remember as a kid!

When I was a child, the first strip of land along West End Ave was desolate. I lived in the tiny brownstones now known as West 63rd Street LLC. I was actually in one of the buildings on West 63rd, they wrap around to West 64th and are all the same. It actually is the only place I know of where you can get a three bedroom for under $3K per month south of 96th Street. However, you may not be too thrilled with the quality.

I remember the area as being a whole lot of warehouses and empty parking lots and such back then. Now, you can walk up West End Ave from West 60th and see luxury High Rise rental and condominium buildings all along until you hit the Pre-Wars around 70th Street. Trump developed along what is now known as Riverside Drive Boulevard, a street which didn't exist when I was young.The picture you see on the left side of the home page is actually a show unit for 10 West End Ave designed by O at Home. I wasn't too fond of the furnishings in that particular unit. (No offense Oprah!) The layouts at this condominum are decent, yet they looked too clutterd with the designer's furnishings. It took away from the appeal of being on the higher floors overlooking the Hudson River and also the city's midtown views.

My main impression was this is a great building in terms of overall value for the space and amenities. The area is not for everone, yet.For more pics of the model units and also the buildings blog, visit this link below.

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