Amazing Amenities Wine Cellars, Aquariums or Maybe, a Bowling Alley?...

 New York City is known for having some of the very best urban opportunities in  the world—among the best colleges and schools, museums and libraries, as well as some of  the finest parks, the most interesting architecture, the most intriguing mix of  diverse people, and among the very best collection of historic sites in the  nation.  

 For residents, access to all that on a daily basis does not come cheap.  Residential space in the Big Apple is costly no matter where you live and these  days space, more than luxuries, has been the most sought after item in an  apartment. Still, location is king, and New Yorkers have gotten used to living  in what others would think of as cramped quarters, while generally not enjoying  some of the extras of community living that their apartment-dwelling suburban  friends take for granted.  

 However, it would seem those days are gone. While location and square footage  are still essential aspects of a property’s attractiveness to a potential buyer, they are no longer the only major  considerations. For several newer and established properties around town, a  building’s amenities are becoming a drawing point in and of themselves.  

 Among the most luxurious co-op/condo amenities now provided to residents include  wine cellars, grocery delivery coolers, in-house dog grooming services, yoga  studios, media/screening rooms, video arcades for kids, craft rooms and bowling  alleys. Some of these items are becoming passé, while others now are unwritten requirements of a building’s amenities package. But more often these days, that amenities package amounts  mostly to the facilities provided in a building, such as a gym, sauna, swimming  pool, and a massage room. In those areas, it seems that buyers believe bigger  may well be better.  

 Luxury Redefined

 Some of the most luxurious special amenities that New York City condo properties  are offering today include thousands of square feet of space dedicated to  resort-style recreational offerings. In The Aldyn, condominium residences at 60  Riverside Boulevard, the space dedicated to amenities—at 40,000 square feet—and the style of those amenities set a new standard for residential living in  the city, market insiders say. With a children’s playroom, swimming pool, squash court, basketball court, billiard room, a full  gym, sauna and steam room and more, The Aldyn defines what state-of-the-art  amenities are all about.  

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