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.
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!