The “Big Apple” may be famous for its pre-war buildings, but modern NYC apartments are attracting more and more renters and buyers in recent years. Moving in NYC can be daunting, but having an elevator can make move-in day run smoother, especially if you’re the one hauling the boxes. Besides having elevators, modern NYC apartments have many amenities that you can’t find in older apartments:

  • In-building/In-unit Laundry
    One of the best things about living in a modern apartment in NYC is that you no longer need to carry your dirty laundry outside of your building and across the busy NYC streets. Most modern apartments now have an in-building laundry room on the 1st floor of the apartment building. Many units are also beginning to incorporate in-unit laundry facilities so you don’t even need to leave your apartment and you can do laundry at any hour!
  • Gym
    Let’s be honest, many New Yorkers find it difficult to go to a gym on a regular basis with our hectic schedules. If your gym isn’t close to where you live, it’s even harder to find motivation to work out. This issue can be simply solved by living in a modern apartment with a built-in gym. There’s no excuse not to go if the gym is right downstairs! Some luxury apartment buildings even have built-in pools.
  • Doorman and On-Site Super
    Having a doorman and a live-in-super can make apartment-living much more enjoyable. It’s always nice to know that there’s someone there to open the door when your hands are full of groceries or shopping bags. Additionally, if something breaks in your apartment, an on-sight super can take care of the issue fairly quickly and you don’t need to worry about finding someone right for the job
  • Appliances
    Although living in a pre-war building can be charming, sometimes appliances break down or the flooring needs to be redone due to long-term wear and tear. Modern apartments don’t have that issue and many come with new, shiny stainless steel appliances for the contemporary renter.

After reading all these perks of living in a modern apartment in NYC, we bet you’re interested in renting or buying a unit. To begin your search to find apartments in NYC, here are a few modern listings from Platinum Properties:
This beautiful 3-bedroom apartment is in Chelsea, a neighborhood famous its art scene and amazing architecture. Contact our licensed agent Cash Bernard for a showing of this elegant Chelsea apartment on West 23rd St!



Check out this gorgeous loft in Tribeca on Franklin St. This Tribeca apartment is in an area renowned for its top-notch restaurants and annual film festival. Daniel Hedaya (President) or Cash Bernard would be happy to schedule a showing!

Now that you’re sold on the benefits of modern NYC apartments, it’s time to think about finding that perfect Manhattan apartment for you. Once you find that dream apartment, you’re ready for the fun part: decorating your apartment. Choose the perfect décor and paint colors to match your modern apartment and lifestyle!