Amenities: Mega- and Micro-Apartments Alike Appeal to Renters

An example of a furnished micro-apartment at Carmel Place.

Just this past Monday, NYC’s first micro-apartment building, Carmel Place, opened up applications for its market-price apartments. While tight quarters might be the antithesis of “luxury”, developer Moinian Group promises to deliver cutting-edge interior design with as comprehensive an amenity package as possible to appeal to early adopters. The so-called Ollie program will be best visualized in Carmel Place’s furnished apartments, offering chic and space-saving fixtures — but the real benefit is even more apparent by its amenities, which include a gym and residents’ lounge, as well as access to other Ollie facilities. Pending Ollie’s addition to other apartment buildings, this opens up the opportunity for residents to also use co-working spaces, pools, and spa facilities. But why settle for micro-living, when so many luxury buildings offer both stylish apartments and great amenities? Here are some of our favorites: Sky (605 West 42nd Street) Touted as the largest rental building in New York City, these Clinton luxury apartments for rent also offer an expansive, 70,000 sqft amenity suite. Amongst other things, it features three swimming pools, an NBA-sized basketball court, cafe with breakfast service, media room, sky deck, garage, and pet spa. 40 Bond Low-key luxury is the key to 40 Bond’s popularity. Distinctive and distinguished, this boutique building was designed by renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron. Similarly tailored, 40 Bond’s exclusive services include constant access to Lifestyle Management Services, available around the clock, every day of the year, providing complete and personalized concierge services. Additional services include housekeeping, personal shopping, child care, pet walking, and spa services. Tenants also have total access to David Barton Gyms. The Ohm (312 Eleventh Avenue) Whereas Sky appeals to tenants through the sheer scale of its hotel-style amenities and 40 Bond leverages unprecedented bespoke service, this luxury rental building in Chelsea is perhaps the only residential building in the city to boast a full retro arcade, as well as actual concerts in its lobby.