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Upscale Uptown Additions


88 Morningside

While Downtown Manhattan's skyline continues to grow, Uptown has also made a slew of renovations to its historic buildings as well as modern additions. The area is perfect for those who want to escape the busy and crowded streets of the city, and convenient for families with kids who want to run around the various nearby parks. Here are three of the newest and hottest additions in uptown.

Modern Additions to the Upper West Side


Facade of One Riverside Park

The Upper West Side is typically known for its classic brownstone townhouses that line the streets and are only a short walk away from Central Park. While most of those still stand, over the years the neighborhood has gotten a large amount of modern apartment buildings that give the area a beautiful mix of old and new. Here are three of the hottest and newest additions to the UWS.

A New Market for Wealthy Renters Takes Hold

Luxury Manhattan Rentals - Real Estate TrendsNew luxury rental buildings built in the past few years have changed the dynamic between buying and renting in Manhattan, perhaps permanently. A trend has emerged among Manhattan elites: a wave of wealthy renters are leasing properties all over the borough. This shift in demand has created a niche market for ultra-luxury apartments that didn’t exist before, at least not nearly to this extent. Moreover, the stigma attached to renting a luxury apartment in Manhattan as a significant downgrade in social status is rapidly disappearing. This Old New York mentality has given way to the new attitude that there is no substantive difference between the two, whether it be in quality of living or in social standing. This shift is directly attributable to the high-quality of new construction in Manhattan, but it extends to all Manhattan real estate as well. The proof is in the listings.