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Inside: Central Park Tower Rises on Billionaire's Row

Central Park Tower

The 57th Street corridor in Manhattan became synonymous with Billionaire’s Row when One57 pushed prices received for condos to new limits at the time. Since One57 rose to new heights above Midtown Manhattan, a new wave of construction has been occurring along West 57th Street. New supertall towers coming to Billionaire’s Row include 220 Central Park South, 111 West 57th Street, and 217 West 57th Street, or Central Park Tower. The latter is sure to push the boundaries of “Billionaire’s Row” to new limits with exclusive and pricey pads that are unrivaled by other projects.

Central Park Tower, from the same developers as One57 – Extell, will rise high above 57th Street and literally tower over Central Park as it climbs 1,550 feet tall. The building, designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architects will surpass nearby neighbor 111 West 57th Street in height as well as 432 Park Avenue. Central Park Tower is expected to be completed in 2019, and construction progress suggests that it is on track for a 2019 completion.

The base of the building will be home to a 7-level flagship Nordstrom store as well as other office and amenity space for the condos above. The current plan for the building shows 183 residences which will start from the cantilever up. Of the units, the largest on the plan is the uppermost penthouse which is currently configured as a triplex on floors 129-131 spanning 17,000 square feet.

Centra Park Tower Interiors

In an ultra-luxury market that has slowed since the peak of One57 in 2014, Central Park Tower aims to once again push the limit for Manhattan real estate. The exclusiveness of the property as well as the location and trophy apartment offerings, Central Park Tower is attracting the world’s elite. 20 units are expected to have asking prices of $60M+ and price per square foot throughout the building will be $7,000+.

Of the units listed in the offering plan filed with the New York Attorney General, the smallest is a studio asking $1.542M ranging to the most expensive listed on the plan, Unit 53. Unti 53 spans over 7,900 square feet with a private terrace complete with an outdoor pool asking $95M. The largest units of the building still appear to be held based on the offering plan filed.

Interiors are sleek and luxurious as expected. The signature "Extell Choice" will be available with a selection of light or dark wood kitchen as well as brass. Additionally, buyers have the choice of either a light or dark bathroom finish as well. 

Central Park Tower Extell
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The amenities will be as luxurious and lust worthy as the apartments themselves. Most notably, perched on the 100th floor will be grand ballroom with a bar, cigar bar, and private dining – imagine those views! The Michelin Star restaurant will have seasonal farm-to-table style menu. Other amenities within the Central Park Club include a resident’s lounge, conference room, and play area. The 16th floor will include an indoor pool, and there will also be an outdoor, landscaped terrace with a 60-foot pool. Both pools will be salt water while the outdoor cabanas will offer butler service.

Questions or interest in the ultra-exclusive new development? The Victoria Shtainer Team has exclusive access to the Central Park Tower sales gallery and additional information. Please contact us to schedule your appointment or to request additional information.



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Why Midtown is Really the Center of New York

Midtown East Neighborhood Guide

New York City is one of the most vibrant and culturally rich cities in the world, with neighborhoods to match anyone's personality. Some neighborhoods offer more than others, but one in particular, Midtown, really is the center of New York. 

Looking at a NYC map, Midtown is physically at the center, but it is also at the center of arts & culture, dining, and a real estate revolution. Residents of Midtown are in proximity to some of the best the city has to offer in all of these categories. 

Midtown is close to many office buildings and transportation hubs such as Grand Central making it a convenient neighborhood to walk to work and then revel in all the cultural options afterwards.


The Midtown cultural district is home to a lengthy list of art galleries, museums, and auction houses that extends into the neighboring Upper East Side. In addition to the museums and auction houses, Midtown is also home to many public art installations that one can enjoy by simply strolling through the area.

New York City Art Galleries

Office buildings throughout Midtown East serve as art galleries of sorts, with buildings such as IBM and Jeffries serving as home to unique art pieces in their lobbies respectively. The outdoor space at the famed Seagram building, a highly utilized plaza, has been home to public art displays. This summer, we saw the sculpture "Welcome Parade" by Jean Dubuffet on display in the plaza. The Lever House has also been home to many art installation both outdoors and in the lobby as well. Jeff Koon's sculptures have called the Lever House lobby home.

You may have also noticed various sculptures along the green spaces of Park Avenue, changing over the course of months and years. The Fund for Park Avenue, which is responsible for maintaining the flowers and plantings, spearheaded the sculpture displays along the avenue. These installations have been enjoyed by many, locals and tourists alike. 

Where to Go:

  • Museum of Modern Art: 11 W 53rd Street
  • Christie's: 20 Rockefeller Plaza
  • Phillips: 450 Park Avenue
  • The Morgan Library: 225 Madison Avenue
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery: 41 E 57th Street



The culinary options in Midtown are unrivaled, with virtually everything at your finger tips including some of the most highly regarded restaurants of the city. Enjoy quaint bistros and diners along 2nd Avenue, or more upscale and trendy places along 5th and Madison Avenues. 

The dining scene is undergoing an exciting change, with some heavy hitters in the industry coming to the area. Major Food Group (of Carbone, Dirty French, and Sadelles fame) has been tasked with revitalizing the former Four Seasons Restaurant, which many might say is an unofficial New York City landmark. Major Food Groups slated renovation for the space includes a grill room and a modern pool room. 

The second notable arrival to Midtown East is  celebrity chef Joel Robuchon. Robuchon has more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world, amassed from at his restaurants in culinary centers around the world. Robuchon will be opening a new restuarant and market place in the Foster + Partners development, 100 East 53rd Street. 

Where to Eat:

  • Casa Lever: 390 Park Avenue
  • Le Cirque: 151 E 58th Street
  • Avra Madison: 14 E 60th Street
  • The Baccarat- Grand Salon: 28 W 53rd Street
  • The Polo Bar: 1 E 55th Street
  • Philippe: 33 E 60th Street

Real Estate Revolution

In addition to the evolution of the dining and shopping options, Midtown is also experience a real estate revolution, with the hottest, eye catching new development popping up in the neighborhood.

Midtown has, in a sense, always been at the forefront of architecture and design, dating back decades. The Mid-Century design of buildings such as the United Nations and the Lever House were revolutionary at the time, standing in contract to the stone Park Avenue facades. The new developments are situated well among their architecturally pleasing neighbors. 

57th Street has been a key component in the transformation of the luxury real estate market in New York, with the arrival of super-luxurious (and pricey) pads that began a competition of "who can build the tallest residential tower" in New York. Among the most famous is 432 Park Avenue, the slender square building that towers over the Manhattan skyline. If you haven't done so, get a look inside 432 Park Avenue. Other notable new development include the MoMa Tower at 53 West 53rd Street, 520 Park Avenue, and glass tower rising at 100 East 53rd Street.

100 East 53rd Street

Foster + Partners are bringing their latest project in the form of a sleek, glass tower that is rising at the corner of 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue. Situated behind the landmark Seagram Building, One Hundred East Fifty Third is designed by architect Norman Foster and will stand 63 stories tall, featuring a glass curtain wall exterior. 

The 94 homes range in size from lofts to 3 bedroom full-floor residences. Lofts are characterized by exposed raw materials done in an elegant way such as finished concrete walls that are perfect for displaying artwork and diamond-polished high-grade concrete floors.

Residences have floor-to-ceiling windows with UV protection, kitchens outfitted with Gaggenau appliances and wired brushed oak cabinets. Tower residences feature custom millwork designed by Foster + Partners, Italian Carrara marble countertops, and aquabrass fittings in the master baths. Some tower residences have private elevator entrances. 

The views from the tower residences are sure to be stunning!

Amenities: The amenity space will be on the third and fourth floors, with a 1,200 square foot wellness center complete with sauna and steam room, a pool, and library. The restaurant by Joel Robuchon will comprise the first and second floors. There will be a gourmet market accessible to the public on the ground level and a fine dining restaurant located on the second floor.

Example Availability: Residence A Floor 24: 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath comprised of 1638 square feet. $5,500,000.

Also Available in Midtown East- The Victoria Shtainer Team is also pleased to offer a unique residence at the heart of the Midtown East neighborhood at the luxurious One Beacon Court Condominium- 151 East 58th Street, 47A

151 E 58th Street 47A

If you are interested in scheduling a private showing to preview 100 East 53rd Street or 151 East 58th Street, 47A, please contact The Victoria Shtainer Team.