The Real Deal New York

Amenities increasingly supersede location

Buyers are being drawn to less established neighborhoods by pools, bowling and golf

December 07, 2014 11:00AM

The Aldyn at 60 Riverside Boulevard

The Aldyn at 60 Riverside Boulevard

In pursuit of their dream amenity, buyers are sacrificing on location.

Increasingly, developers are drawing buyers to the less established fringes of the boroughs. According to the New York Times, buyers have recently settled down in the Bronx for a massage room, and in Brooklyn for a robotic garage.

And several new buildings are offering bowling alleys, including the Aldyn at 60 Riverside Boulevard, and the Ashley, a rental tower on West 63rd Street.

“It seems like for every block you travel away from the middle of Manhattan, you will find buildings with more and more amenities,” John Chang, a Re/Max agent who has a listing at the Atelier, a condo at the far reaches of West 42nd Street with a private basketball court, a playground and a rooftop ice-skating rink, told the Times. [NYT] Christopher Cameron

  • Marc

    Around the country it has always been that way. A shi**y location has more amenities. Also people don’t get married and have families anymore. It’s no longer about neighborhood, quality of life, schools………………… It’s just about the building.

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