A single glance at the latest brainchild of architect Lenny Taub is enough to distinguish it as one of Manhattan's most exciting new residential structures. At the cutting edge of urban development, 160 East 22nd sports a modern white facade elegantly laced with jade-tinted windows. While the exterior is unmistakably futurist, inside you will find a host of classic, old-fashioned comforts. Twenty-one floors provide 145,000 square feet of luxury in studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, walk-in closets, and gourmet chef kitchens with stainless steel appliances are standard for all units of this Gramercy Park development.
All lifestyles are accommodated with its numerous amenities. 24-hour concierge service is available for those who work (or play) ‘round the clock, and a complete fitness center with gym, outdoor pool, and sauna will satisfy the needs of physically active residents. Meanwhile, a garden and rooftop decks with a professional grill provide opportunities for much-needed relaxation. A children's play center ensures that the building will appeal to singles, couples and families alike.
It would be a challenge to find a building that better exemplified the creativity and resourcefulness of New York City architecture. When 270 3rd avenue declined to sell, Lenny Taub's development firm Kaish and Taub decided to build around the existing structure as they refused to give up the prime location. Comfortably nestled in between Gramercy, Madison Square, Union Square, and Stuyvesant Park, the site is at the center of one of Manhattan's most popular neighborhoods. Oversized windows provide views of the surrounding area, which features a variety of trendy hotspots. With its proximity to 3rd avenue and the colleges of NYU, FIT and Baruch, there is an unbeatable combination of fine dining, high-end retail and a truly vibrant nightlife. And of course, there is easy access to the subway and bus stops when you wish to venture out into the greater Manhattan area.