Hip To Be Square: 5 Luxury Rentals Near Union Square Park

Aerial view of Union Square Park in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Photo via Wikimedia Commons user Jan Ainali

Union Square is one of the hottest spots in Lower Manhattan. While the park itself isn’t all that big, it’s a popular hangout that’s filled with buskers, small vendors, and plenty of other people taking a break from the usual hustle and bustle of the city.

It's in a great, central location, surrounded by fantastic restaurants, bars, and boutiques. It's just a short walk form the NYU campus, and acts as a de facto gateway to the East Village and Lower Manhattan. We’ve compiled a list of five luxury rentals by Union Square Park that make perfect homes from which to explore Manhattan’s amazing Lower Manhattan neighborhoods.

Bank of the Metropolis

The pre-war loft-style building has a narrow profile, but its distinguished architecture is exemplary of classic Manhattan architecture, from its limestone facade to its marble-clad lobby. Located at 31 Union Square West, its tenants enjoy an address just across the street from this great park.

1 Union Square South

Needless to say, 1 Union Square South’s address is unmistakable—and neither its facade. The huge piece of wall art, known as “The Metronome”, is easily identifiable as a Union Square fixture. This luxury rental building also features a full suite of amenities, including a quarter-acre “great-lawn”.

Echelon Chelsea

Echelon Chelsea is actually closer to Madison Square Park (not to be confused with Madison Square Garden) than Union Square Park, but once you’re on Broadway, just walk four blocks downtown and you’re there. This fantastic new construction rental building features sleek, modern apartments, as well as an excellent location by the Flatiron District and Chelsea.

14 West 14th Street

This stunning new construction in the West Village is just a short walk from the Meatpacking District’s nightlife, not to mention the litany of galleries and boutiques that define the area. Like many new constructions, its apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, which means sweeping views from sunlight-flooded homes.

123 Third Avenue

Easy as 1-2-3, this elegant rental building is just a couple blocks to the east of Union Square, and short walk from Astor Place. This white brick, LEED-certified building features a beautiful rooftop terrace from which to enjoy stunning views of Lower Manhattan.