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Central Park South

Central Park South
Living in Central Park South

Spanning just three blocks between Eighth and Fifth Avenue, Central Park South maybe small but it packs a big punch. Some of New York's most iconic stores, hotels and bars are in the neighborhood, along with Central Park, which offers residents a year-long retreat from the fast-paced streets of the city.

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Conveniently located within walking distance of shopping meccas like the Time Warner Center and cultural landmarks like Lincoln Plaza, Central Park South offers you the very best of New York living.

Central Park South Real Estate


One of the biggest draws of having a Central Park South Apartment are the north views of the park. Along 59th street there are modern condos and elegant co-ops like the art-deco Hampshire House which look out over Manhattan's most famous expanse of green. Even hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and The Plaza have residences for sale, while nearby Colombus Circle also has high-rises available.

Central Park South History


With the creation of Central Park in the 1860's the streets bordering the park became desirable places to build a home. Central Park South was a little late to this trend, and it wasn't until the 1870's that apartment blocks like the long-gone Bradley appeared.

The trend continued with the construction of the first Plaza Hotel in 1890. Considered to be too small this was torn down and replaced by The Plaza we know today. Other notable buildings in the area include Hampshire House, an art-deco tower completed in 1937 and one of the city's best-known co-ops. In addition there's 240 Central Park South, built in 1963, that introduced a more modernist structure to the area.

Central Park South Attractions


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Naturally, the chief attraction is Central Park. One of the best ways to experience it is to sign up with an informed guide like Central Park Pedicab Tours which depart from 58th street and offer fun way to see the park. Just outside the park is Grand Army Plaza. Completed in 1916, it lies between 58th and 60th street and was once the site of Cornelius Vanderbilt House, one of the great Gilded Age Mansions. Some of the centerpieces of the Plaza include the equestrian statue of William Tecumseh Sherman and the Pulitzer Fountain. In Columbus Circle, you'll find The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), which displays innovative work from artists, designers, and artisans. It also offers educational programs for school groups giving them a hands-on experience in making art.

Central Park South Shopping


In the Time Warner Center, you'll discover The Shops at Columbus Circle. There are over 30 stores selling everything from groceries to high-end fashion, as well as restaurants and an Equinox Gym.

Founded in 1899, Bergdorf Goodman first opened in its current location in 1928. Since then it has expanded over the years until now. There are two stores, one dealing with men's fashion the other with women's. The store carries some of the most exclusive fashion brands and beauty products in the world and has been the subject of two documentaries.

On Fifth Avenue, you'll also find New York's flagship Apple Store. Currently undergoing renovations, it is due to reopen in late 2018, and when it does, it will be over twice the size of the original store.

Finally, whether you're a weekend warrior or someone fully committed fitness, a visit to Niketown is a must. They'll be sure to provide you with the perfect outfit to help you in your athletic endeavors.

Central Park South Restaurants


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In Le Parker Meriden you'll find Indian Accent, which explores progressive ideas in Indian cuisine while maintaining traditional integrity. For dinner, they have a prix fixe menu in the dining room and an a la carte menu at the bar and patio.

The Michelin starred Marea redefines high-end Italian seafood. Its name means 'tide' in Italian and serves food heavily influenced by ingredients drawn from the four bodies of water that surround 'the boot' of Italy.

In the Time Warner Center, you'll find two of the city's best-reviewed and most expensive restaurants. Bar Masa is chef Masa Takayama's take on an experimental approach to Japanese cuisine. The interiors are made from solid plank African Bubinga wood and walls of Japanese Oya limestone that create a sleek, sedate space.

Opened in 2004, Thomas Keller's Per Se is a 3 star Michelin restaurant featuring a nine-course tasting menu using classic French cooking techniques. An award-winning 2,000 bottle wine list complements the menu.

Designed by renowned architect Jeffrey Beers, Todd English is a European-inspired specialty food hall in the Plaza Hotel. It has nine diverse food stations serving oysters, noodles, tacos, sushi, and wine among other things.

And while you're in The Plaza, a must visit is The Palm Court dining venue, which serves breakfast, afternoon tea, and craft cocktails.

Central Park South nightlife


The Paris Theater was opened in 1948 by Marlene Dietrich, who cut the inaugural ribbon. These days the sole surviving single-screen cinema in Manhattan shows art house and subtitled films from around the world.

In the Mandarin Oriental are two great bar options. First, you'll find The Office, an intimate speakeasy serving classically inspired cocktails and vintage spirits.

Secondly, there is The Aviary where you accompany your classic cocktail with a panoramic view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

The Plaza's iconic Oak Room is currently closed, but you can still enjoy a visit to opulent Champagne Bar. First opened in 1907, this was once the haunt of Diamond Jim Brady and the Prince of Wales and is the ideal place to order the finest champagne wine and caviar. Another classic drinking establishment is Harry's Bar, named after real estate magnate and philanthropist, Harry Helmsley. It's commonly known as the 'Club of Clubs' and serves classic cocktails in a refined setting.

Living in Central Park South
Spanning just three blocks between Eighth and Fifth Avenue, Central Park South maybe small but it packs a big punch. Some of New York's most iconic stores, hotels and bars are in the neighborhood, along with Central Park, which offers residents a year-long retreat from the fast-paced streets of the city.

Living in Central Park South” style=

Conveniently located within walking distance of shopping meccas like the Time Warner Center and cultural landmarks like Lincoln Plaza, Central Park South offers you the very best of New York living.

Central Park South Real Estate


One of the biggest draws of having a Central Park South Apartment are the north views of the park. Along 59th street there are modern condos and elegant co-ops like the art-deco Hampshire House which look out over Manhattan's most famous expanse of green. Even hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and The Plaza have residences for sale, while nearby Colombus Circle also has high-rises available.

Central Park South History


With the creation of Central Park in the 1860's the streets bordering the park became desirable places to build a home. Central Park South was a little late to this trend, and it wasn't until the 1870's that apartment blocks like the long-gone Bradley appeared.

The trend continued with the construction of the first Plaza Hotel in 1890. Considered to be too small this was torn down and replaced by The Plaza we know today. Other notable buildings in the area include Hampshire House, an art-deco tower completed in 1937 and one of the city's best-known co-ops. In addition there's 240 Central Park South, built in 1963, that introduced a more modernist structure to the area.

Central Park South Attractions


Attractions in Central Park South” style=

Naturally, the chief attraction is Central Park. One of the best ways to experience it is to sign up with an informed guide like Central Park Pedicab Tours which depart from 58th street and offer fun way to see the park. Just outside the park is Grand Army Plaza. Completed in 1916, it lies between 58th and 60th street and was once the site of Cornelius Vanderbilt House, one of the great Gilded Age Mansions. Some of the centerpieces of the Plaza include the equestrian statue of William Tecumseh Sherman and the Pulitzer Fountain. In Columbus Circle, you'll find The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), which displays innovative work from artists, designers, and artisans. It also offers educational programs for school groups giving them a hands-on experience in making art.

Central Park South Shopping


In the Time Warner Center, you'll discover The Shops at Columbus Circle. There are over 30 stores selling everything from groceries to high-end fashion, as well as restaurants and an Equinox Gym.

Founded in 1899, Bergdorf Goodman first opened in its current location in 1928. Since then it has expanded over the years until now. There are two stores, one dealing with men's fashion the other with women's. The store carries some of the most exclusive fashion brands and beauty products in the world and has been the subject of two documentaries.

On Fifth Avenue, you'll also find New York's flagship Apple Store. Currently undergoing renovations, it is due to reopen in late 2018, and when it does, it will be over twice the size of the original store.

Finally, whether you're a weekend warrior or someone fully committed fitness, a visit to Niketown is a must. They'll be sure to provide you with the perfect outfit to help you in your athletic endeavors.

Central Park South Restaurants


Restaurants in Central Park South” style=

In Le Parker Meriden you'll find Indian Accent, which explores progressive ideas in Indian cuisine while maintaining traditional integrity. For dinner, they have a prix fixe menu in the dining room and an a la carte menu at the bar and patio.

The Michelin starred Marea redefines high-end Italian seafood. Its name means 'tide' in Italian and serves food heavily influenced by ingredients drawn from the four bodies of water that surround 'the boot' of Italy.

In the Time Warner Center, you'll find two of the city's best-reviewed and most expensive restaurants. Bar Masa is chef Masa Takayama's take on an experimental approach to Japanese cuisine. The interiors are made from solid plank African Bubinga wood and walls of Japanese Oya limestone that create a sleek, sedate space.

Opened in 2004, Thomas Keller's Per Se is a 3 star Michelin restaurant featuring a nine-course tasting menu using classic French cooking techniques. An award-winning 2,000 bottle wine list complements the menu.

Designed by renowned architect Jeffrey Beers, Todd English is a European-inspired specialty food hall in the Plaza Hotel. It has nine diverse food stations serving oysters, noodles, tacos, sushi, and wine among other things.

And while you're in The Plaza, a must visit is The Palm Court dining venue, which serves breakfast, afternoon tea, and craft cocktails.

Central Park South nightlife


The Paris Theater was opened in 1948 by Marlene Dietrich, who cut the inaugural ribbon. These days the sole surviving single-screen cinema in Manhattan shows art house and subtitled films from around the world.

In the Mandarin Oriental are two great bar options. First, you'll find The Office, an intimate speakeasy serving classically inspired cocktails and vintage spirits.

Secondly, there is The Aviary where you accompany your classic cocktail with a panoramic view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

The Plaza's iconic Oak Room is currently closed, but you can still enjoy a visit to opulent Champagne Bar. First opened in 1907, this was once the haunt of Diamond Jim Brady and the Prince of Wales and is the ideal place to order the finest champagne wine and caviar. Another classic drinking establishment is Harry's Bar, named after real estate magnate and philanthropist, Harry Helmsley. It's commonly known as the 'Club of Clubs' and serves classic cocktails in a refined setting.

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