Amenities of the Atelier
It didn’t take long for the Atelier to become a luxury landmark in Manhattan. Some of the most influential people in New York City, including celebrities, call it home. But what makes the Atelier so special? Besides being located in one of the most seeked out neighborhoods in what is arguably the best city in the world, the Atelier offers a great deal of impressive amenities to its residents. Interestingly, the building also helps out the world as well.
The New York City skyline is a sight that almost anyone is the world can recognize. Residents of the Atelier are fortunate to have some of the best seats in the house to witness this view every day. There are multiple fully landscaped terraces and sundecks in the condo building that offer unbeatable views of the surrounding city. To the west the building overlooks the Hudson river, where you can easily pick out the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. It also has views of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square. However, not only does the Atelier have impeccable terraces and sundecks with unbeatable views, but it’s also home to the tallest outdoor pool in the United States and the world’s tallest ice skating rink, the first of its kind in New York City. The ice skating rink is located on the roof of the building, which has forty-six floors. Daniel Neiditch, President of Atelier, feels that “the outside space has always been wasted during the winter… now you’ll be able to skate around while overlooking the city.” The 3,000 square foot rink opened on November 15th, 2014. It is kept open from November through March. While the rink is only open to residents of the building, you can host a private event up there even if you aren’t a resident.
Other amenities in the building include a BBQ grilling area, a tennis court, a basketball court, a bocce ball court, a golf driving range, complimentary daily breakfast served in a common room, 24-hour concierge and security, an indoor pool, a sky lounge with a Billiards room, a parking garage and valet services, state-of-the-art fitness center, a yoga/pilates studio, building wide wireless internet, on-site storage, bike storage, an indoor children’s playroom and outdoor playground, dry cleaning, and the condo building is pet friendly. Additionally, all units come standard with stainless steel and granite kitchens, beautiful hardwood flooring, marble and glass bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows with incredible views, washer/dryer in unit, Bosch appliances, and a sub zero fridge.
In 2011 solar panels were installed on the Atelier, which made it the tallest residential solar installation in the United States. As of 2011 the system generated about ten percent of the buildings energy, which cut utility costs by approximately $120,000 a year. The initial investment in the first installment of solar panels was made back in a matter of months. Between 2011 and 2015 additional solar panels have been added to the building as well, cutting back even more utility costs over time. The saved cost of energy has been reinvested in the building, one of those investments being the ice skating rink. Not only do the solar panels benefit the residents of the building but they also are helpful for the environment. When explaining why he installed the panels Daniel Neiditch says, “I wanted to save on the building’s energy consumption and contribute to the protection of the environment.” Solar panels don’t make any noise, produce very little pollution, and no greenhouse gases. Since the sun is a renewable source of energy there is no strain on the environment, except for the pollution from manufacturing the equipment. However, the pollution from the manufacturing of the solar panels doesn’t even come close to to current pollution output from environmental damages like oil drilling. Overall, the installation of solar panels has not only benefited the residents of the Atelier but the world as well.