For a city with countless residential buildings in it, it can be hard to find the perfect place in New York. And while walk-ups have their charm and brownstones have a certain appeal, if you’re seeking the true New York experience, there’s nothing like a stylish high-rise to provide it. And for New Yorkers who want to be in the center of all the city has to offer, from theater to shopping to fine dining to the headquarters of some of the world’s biggest companies, there’s no better place to enjoy the city than Midtown—and that’s why ARO NYC has become such a standout in a city with hundreds of thousands of properties in its midst.
In Manhattan, even luxury rentals tend to be similar: similar size, similar layouts, similar amenities. You might get a gym if you’re lucky, maybe there’s a doorman if you find a rare unicorn of a building, but for the most part, even paying a pretty penny might not get you the upgrades you seek. At ARO, however, residents can enjoy all the luxe extras one might expect from a co-op or condo right in a rental apartment. The metal lattice-and-glass-encased CetraRuddy-designed tower is home to more amenities than you’d find at your average hotel, let alone a residential building. Want to have friends over? Enjoy one of the building’s three private lounges to entertain them in. Need to get out some energy? Swim some laps in the building’s indoor pool, take a few swings on the golf simulator, play a pick-up basketball game on the building’s basketball court, cool down with some asanas in the yoga studio, or just pump some iron in the fitness center. Want to hang out with your kid without making a trip to the park? The building’s playroom is perfect for keeping little ones entertained. And for those evenings when you’re not out enjoying the culinary options nearby in Midtown, like Le Bernardin or The Modern? You can always whip up something exceptional in the building’s chef’s kitchen.
However, no New Yorker loves their building for its architecture or amenities alone—and while ARO is certainly a stunner, with a futuristic cantilevered exterior, floor-to-ceiling windows, and spacious windows, it’s neighborhood is truly the piece de resistance when it comes to making the building such a standout. If you want culture, you’re mere blocks from Carnegie Hall, where you can see some of the world’s most incredible musicians perform virtually any night of the week, and MoMA is practically right out your front door. If theater is more your style, you’re just a stone’s throw from the Theater District. Eager to get some fresh air? You can practically smell the fresh-cut grass on the Great Lawn at Central Park. And with 57th street just a few blocks up, you can get everything from housewares at Bergdorf’s to clothing at Gucci to jewelry at Tiffany’s in one fell swoop.
New York as a city has so much to offer, but it’s a richer experience when your home does, too, and that’s just what those who call ARO home can enjoy—the best of everything, all under one roof.
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