With polluted, car-filled streets, green-seekers head to the outer boroughs where neighborhoods put green-living first and have plenty of park space thus less air pollution. Here is a list of New York City’s leading green neighborhoods based on the amount of park space, number of green buildings and cost of living.
Battery Park – Battery Park City is a waterfront enclave with strict construction guidelines to ensure that residential buildings will be built to high green standards.
Tottenville, Staten Island – Small and timeless, Tottenville boasts that everyone knows each other, large 19th-century homes on quiet, tree lined streets, old churches, a library, boutiques and strong public schools.
Bergen Beach, Brooklyn – Bergen Beach is a high-end, coastal community in South Brooklyn. There’s a variety of private schools however Bergen Beach stays a top draw because of the leading public schools. The air quality is excellent and there are parks everywhere.
Silver Beach, Bronx – This unique Bronx community flies under the radar. Silver Beach sits on a bluff above the East River between the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges. Silver Beach is a co-op community and pathways lead to each of the houses, not roads.
Forest Hills Garden, Queens – Dating back to 1908, Forest Hills Garden is one of America’s oldest planned communities in a 126-acre section of Queens. The neighborhood was planned on the model of the garden communities of England. It is an upper-middle-class, mostly residential neighborhood full of Tudor mansions, stone homes, manicured lawns and historic churches.
Randall Manor, Staten Island – With maple and elm lined streets, Randall Manor is full of multicolored Victorian houses, bungalows, 1950’s brick ranches and wooden homes with views of New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan.
Kew Gardens, Queens – Kew Gardens has low ozone rates and less toxic pollution than other areas in Queens. It’s walking distance to a train station and the largest park in Queens, Forest Park which offers over 500 acres, a golf course, and a 4-mile horse path.
Emerson Hill, Staten Island – Greener than 99% of the Big Apple’s neighborhoods, Emerson Hill draws people who enjoy outdoor activities, gardening and bird watching. Emerson Hill is one of the highest points in New York City and the air is crisp and clean.
Green-living residences in New York City can’t always arrange their lives out in the outer boroughs. For those of you that can relate, you’ll be happy to know that there are eco-friendly luxury apartments in NYC to accommodate. The most unique would be VIA 57 West at 625 West 57th Street.
With all of the internet tools available today it is getting easier to search for apartments without leaving your home. Let’s say you are searching for two bedroom residence rentals New York, only because that is the search criteria I was using. Would you be more likely to look at a professional virtual tour, or a broker’s personal walk through video tour? Each has its pro’s and con’s, but I think I am partial to the professional virtual tour.
As I was searching for a 2 bedroom apartment online, I came across a couple of videos by this guy that calls himself “Mr. All Access”. The start of his videos are pretty good, but as soon as the intro finishes playing his camera work has a bit to be desired. Some of his shots are too close to get a good idea of the area, his camera goes in and out of focus, and if he messes up you can hear him curse. Which I find to be a bit funny. Other than adding the intro, which is the same for all of his videos, I don’t think he does any editing.
The two videos I watched were nice apartments. The first one was around Columbus Circle near the Time Warner Center, and the second was on the Upper West Side. Neither video gave a street address, so I have to call to find out the exact location.
I also came across a few virtual tour videos from RobertHill.com. These were the types of video tours that I was looking for….no music, no talking, just a quiet tour that shows the layout of the apartment. While the quality of the videos from Mr. Hill were better than those of Mr. All Access, I still didn’t find what I was looking for.
What I was hoping to find was a video tour of Via 57 West, a luxury apartment on the West side of Midtown. I found some videos of the construction phase, but nothing posted since the building has been open for tenants.
If you are planning to live in Chelsea, for sure, you will be able to enjoy several advantages.
Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, and is a neighborhood which contains the Chelsea Historic District and its extension.
It is considered the center of New York City´s art world, and you can find more than 200 small to midsize galleries in the area , such as the Gegoshian Gallery which showcases modern art and represents more than 40 artists and estates in contemporary art.
Chelsea’s name came from an Old English origin and the theory of its meaning is chalk landing place.
Chelsea Manhattan takes its name from a Federal –style house in the area which had been named after the manor of Chelsea at London.
The closest airport to Chelsea is La Guardia, in New York City. You can get there in just 55 minutes.
Although, this neighborhood is primarily residential with a mix of apartment blocks, town houses and city housing projects, it is just a few minutes away from the main New York City attractions.
Compared to other neighborhoods, Chelsea NYC no fee rentals can be found everywhere! So start searching now for your favorite place to move!
At Eosnomad.com you can find great residences, and I want to share one with you that I really loved.
This building is located at 100 West 31st Street, and promises residents a pleasant stay with exclusive amenities and awesome views.
Its residences come with a sophisticated design, fine furniture, premium finishes and fixtures.
You can find a two bedroom, two bath apartment which features Laundry in unit, dishwasher, microwave, North and East exposure, floor to ceiling windows and great views of the city for: $ 6134.
This property is close to the Flatiron district, so when you step out of EOS, this neighborhood awaits. jJust a few minutes away, you will be able to visit awesome locations such as Bryant Park, Chelsea and you can also find no fee rentals in the Flatiron District.
So, come on! Meet Chelsea and its surroundings, you will love this location and you will surely find amazing apartments to call home!