New York Condos: You’ve found that job in New York City and now it’s time to find an apartment. If you want to live among the cognescenti, you have myriad housing options from historic brownstones in the West Village to pre-war masterpieces along Central Park. But one property, run by Related Companies, offers an intriguing mix of luxury, service and location that is hard to beat.
Related Companies has 21 residential buildings in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City. Each is committed to hospitality-based services, much like a luxury hotel. Eco-conscious New Yorkers have flocked to Tribeca Green. Those wanting hotel amenities have headed to Time Warner Center’s Residences at Mandarin Oriental New York. The Chatham has welcomed older New Yorkers. West Village lovers will delight in Superior Ink’s waterfront residences. But it’s The Caledonia, a building near the two-year-old High Line, that earns the most accolades.
The Caledonia rises 26 stories and overlooks the Hudson. The views are simply amazing, especially on a clear, summer day. Apartments are large, airy and have huge windows. Units are available for both rental and purchase. Still, renters aren’t treated as second-class citizens. One of the many amenities at the Caledonia is its concierge service. A Related Personal Assistant can arrange for dinner reservations, car services and even have your dog walked for you, among other things. Your phone, cable and Internet will be hooked up before move-in and staff are available to wait in residences for movers, deliveries and installations. The in-house Resident Service Specialists are also on-hand to address any need and sometimes even anticipate them.
“Related prides itself on providing an unparalleled residential offering. Our commitment to excellence is showcased in every aspect of our developments including our ongoing dedication to sustainability and superior management,” says Susan de Franca, President of Related Sales. “We also strive to continue to offer innovations and first-to-market products to our residents.”
The Caledonia, like other Related properties, feature high-tech fitness centers, outdoor terraces and a children’s playroom. Residents can also pay their rent via American Express or Visa. The company was the first in New York City to offer that service. Residents can earn reward points, which is a significant value-added return, according to Related.
Shandana A. Durrani
Shandana A. Durrani is a travel and lifestyle journalist based in New York City. She is the author of "Day Trips from New York City" (Globe Pequot Press, 2011) and co-author of "Insiders' Guide to New York City" (Globe Pequot Press, 2011), both travel guidebooks. She was Cigar Aficionado magazine's Travel Editor for more than 10 years and has visited such far-flung locales as New Zeal...(Read More)