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HouseHunt, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY

Where is Central Park South in NYC and what is it like to live there?

Asked by HouseHunt, New York, NY Sat May 5, 2007

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Central Park South is 59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle. It is opposite the southern part of Central Park. It is conveniently located. Many of the famous Hotels on Central Park South have been converted to condos. Many apartments on CPS have breathtaking Central park views.
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Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
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It is where many aspire to live. Central Park South is the southern boundary of the famous park in the vicinity of 59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle. It is known as the quintessential cosmopolitan area. It is within walking distance of Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue shopping, Carnegie Hall, Time Warner Center and Whole Foods. This area offers exceptional convenience by being located in the middle of Manhattan, and it is an ideal location for commuters. Resident runners enjoy daily runs in the park just steps from their door. Central Park South is a true iconic neighborhood, and is the epitome of luxe sophistication.
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It's a beautiful place to live. Great, convenient access to the park. Very pricey and exclusive. Great restaurants around.
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It is a wonderful and very safe place to live. Close to transportation, food and shopping with an 800 acre playground across the street. It does not get any better...........
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It is an excellent area! A beautiful place! It depends on personal preferences, though, to see if you like the area.
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I have some nice apartments in that area, if you are interested. My name is Erika and I can be reached at 917-335-8569. Thank you and good luck.
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Great views and some really nice rental buildings there Also some coops , hotels and a couple of restaurants and quite a few upscale doctors offices. Quite few long time movers and shakers live there. The most famous who comes to mind is Tony Bennet, he frequently paints the changing views of Central Park from his windows!
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Central Park South - you know of the location and the history geographyically, but the question unanswered I wish to address is:
What is it like to live there?

(by Interview with a friend who has lived on Central Park South / CPS / all his life)

As an adult living on CPS, it is nice. It has changed int he past 30 years. Everything from Columbus Circle to Grand Army Plaza is a lot nicer, you have every train from the N, the R, the F, B, & D trains availalble, and at the western end where Central Park South is intersected by Central Park West (8th Avenue), you have the 1, 2, A, & C trains.

Most people live 6th Avenue and East - so you have a great variety of restaurants.
It is expensive, there are limited grocery stores, unless you go to Whole Foods in Columbus Circle. There is a grocery store at
58th and Seventh Avenue.

You have to endure the touristy thing during the holidays.

Having grown up on the CPS, there was not a large presence of children, but for business people its great. And you cannot beat Central Park. I worked at the Carousel as a kid. Where else in the world can you see the touristy things? For nightclubs you have to go elsewhere.


Just in case you are intersted in renting on Central Park South, I have a furnished rental at 100 Central Park South, available now furnished. If you play a piano, the apartment includes a white baby grand piano.

http://www.halstead.com/detail.aspx?id=1494189

Why not try to see how it is to live on Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas/ and Central Park South yourself?

You may really like it!
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