The Real Deal New York

UES buildings near private schools see springtime bump

And marketing teams are taking note
February 15, 2015 12:00PM

As acceptance letters to the city’s elite private schools go out, many parents are also weighing a move to the Upper East Side.

“People are much more willing to commute for work than they are to their children’s school,” Kristina Kaplan Wallison, an agent at Stribling & Associates, who relocated with her family to the Upper East Side from downtown after her daughter was accepted to a school in the area, told the New York Times.

And Wallison is seeing that trend play out at Philip House, a family-friendly condominium at 141 East 88th Street, where she is a director of sales, according to the Times.

“One family just got the good news that their child was accepted where they wanted to go, and the next day they called us and said they needed to find something,” Wallison said. “People are starting to look in earnest now because the process can take a few months, and they want to move in by the time school starts in September.”

Likewise, the sales pitches at the Carlton House, at 21 East 61st Street, and Carnegie Park, at 200 East 94th Street, are based in part on the buildings’ locations within walking distance of private schools, including the Nightingale-Bamford School and the Dalton School.

“Schools are a very big draw for the demographic we have been catering to,” Sherry Tobak, a senior vice president of Related Sales, the marketing and sales division of the Related Companies, the developer of Carnegie Park, told the Times. [NYT]Christopher Cameron

  • Eliza De Sola Mendes

    Wonder if the real estate brokers are mentioning to these families the 5,280 ton a day, 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, solid waste garbage dump that the City is adamant to build between the playground, playing field and community center of Asphalt Green, a jewel of a center for adults and children, and used by all those school on the East Side for their soccer field and swimming pools? A dump that is planned on pilings not even land on the highest flood plane on the Mayor’s Emergency Plan that will house radioactive and other toxic waste with sensors on either side of the weighing station to monitor not whether there is radioactive waste but the level and rooms to house the radioactive waste. If we get a toxic spill, fire, explosion we have over 75 thousand people in a 1/4th square mile area and no way off the island. During the day the plan is for residential garbage, then every night from 8pm to 8am it will be commercial waste haulers. The plan is so dangerous that in the 30 page draft permit Sanitation and Department of Environmental Protection indemnify each other if there is a fire or spill its no ones fault. In fact its so dangerous that the entire facility is leased to private trucking every single night, its not owned by the City at night! The plan is so dangerous that the head of Emergency Medicine at a major area hospital testified it “was more dangerous than a well kept nuclear station in Time Square.” The plan was supposed to be for “borough sufficiency” and “environmental justice” according to PlanNYC. It is far from it. All the other boroughs are using rail. The garbage from Manhattan is going to NJ to a waste to energy facility and would still be going there if the dump is built or not. Why bring the garbage all the way across the City to 91st only to barge it all the way around the island back towards the West Side to NJ at an extra estimate 2 billion dollars tax payer expense. Why make 91st a dump for 134 years? We had one there from 1945-1999 the new plan is for 80 more years. NYC calls this the answer to “sustainability?” Imagine the major international environmental conferences and NYC officials can say this is the best we can do for the 21st century? Google “garbage” and “children” and the only thing that will come up is children in third world countries playing in garbage and: 91st Asphalt Green and its playground. “Environmental justice” when the “inconvenient truth” is its across the street from Stanley Isaacs and John Holmes public housing? So many of the fine schools you have mentioned are located there or have their gyms also over there. The school buses will need to compete with the garbage trucks? When will this plan be stopped? Garbage dumps don’t belong in residential areas.