Welcome to The Manchester, a Beaux Arts building graced with a beautiful limestone lady above its doorway: She's called "Phoebe," after one of the building's long-time residents. Pass through the original, ornate iron doors and into the newly renovated, heavenly lobby, complete with stained glass window, gilt-trimmed ceiling, and oak front desk, where the doorman sits. Take a ride up to the 8th floor via one of two brass-fronted elevators. Upon entry into the foyer of this lovely two-bedroom and one and one half bath, pre-war gem, you will find yourself in a generous living room, which features a large walk-in- closet, enough space for a sitting and dining area, beautiful hardwood floors, and extra-high ceilings. A gallery-worthy hallway beckons to you to display your art collection. The windowed kitchen has ample storage space and eye-catching stainless steel counters. The windowed, full bathroom is large and features a walk-in shower. The quiet primary bedroom is big enough for a king-size bed, nestled between two handsome, modern sconces. The second bedroom has beautiful southern exposures with open city views, enough space for two twin beds (or a queen- or king-sized bed), and plenty of space to play with (and play in). Between the two bedrooms, a unique sink area adds extra charm and convenience and, with board approval, offers the possibility of uncovering the currently capped-off waste-line and adding a toilet to convert the space back to a true half bathroom; and, likewise, one may opt to uncover the window behind the current shelving, as well. Keep the layout as it is and just add your own personal touches, or reconfigure it to suit your needs. This solid coop has excellent financials, is pet- and pied-a-terre-friendly, and, with board approval, allows WASHERS AND DRYERS in the apartments and subletting for two years out of 5 years, after one year of occupancy. The Manchester has a 24-hour door concierge, live-in super, full-time porter, playroom, bike storage, a grand lobby, and new elevators. The building is located a few blocks from the #1 train and many bus lines. Enjoy living in this sought after neighborhood with its close proximity to Columbia University and Riverside and Central Parks, and numerous options for food shopping, restaurants, and cafes, such as Silver Moon Bakery, Cafe du Soleil, Serafina, Absolute Bagels, Garden of Eden, and Whole Foods.
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