The “cheapest” apartment in a new building at 222 West 80th street on Broadway is $10,000 a month, an eye-opening price that does seem to outdo even the luxury buildings in that part of the neighborhood.
Buildings with five-figure rentals (as their lowest price) tend to have views of either Central Park or the Hudson River. And while some of the 72 apartments in the new building — including the ones at the top for $25,000 — may offer a peek at those landmarks, most of them likely won’t.
The Times notes that the apartments in the building are generally much larger than the average Upper West side abode — well over 1,000 square feet. It has all the luxury amenities that new buildings have these days, including a rooftop terrace with bar and kitchenette, and even its own bowling lanes. It’s already more than 30% leased even though it’s still in the preview stage, the Times notes. There’s also this line, which is kind of confusing: “The majority of renters so far are from the Upper West Side and other parts of the country.”
So they’re either from the neighborhood, or from some other part of the country, but not from other parts of the city?
We wrote about the history of this site, which was previously a Filene’s Basement and then a Fox’s, here.