By Amy Rosner By Amy Rosner | August 20, 2021 | culture
As New York City continues to reopen and domestic travel gains momentum, a major highlight for residents and tourists alike has been the recent reopening of Broadway! And let’s not forget about the city’s most sought-after music halls and performing arts venues.
After nearly a year and a half, these esteemed and internationally recognized establishments have started to turn on the lights and open the doors as actors and musicians dust off scripts and once again prepare for opening night.
With performance, artistry, and cultural institutions at the heart of New York City’s identity, we’ve rounded up new condominiums and residential developments that specifically cater to the emerging, or established, artist and musician.
From tricked-out sound lounges and jam rooms to themed playrooms, these spaces are specifically designed to appeal to young and old performers alike.
Baby musicians need practice, too! The tallest residential building on the Upper West Side, luxury condominium 200 Amsterdam is located just a short walk away from the iconic and leading performing arts venue Lincoln Center. This proximity has served as a major source of inspiration throughout the building and is especially present in the children’s playroom, aptly named The Little Composer’s Room. The space features musical motifs to inspire future musicians, artists, dancers, and actors. Nearby is a separate, soundproof rehearsal room where budding musicians, as well as professionals, can practice and hone their craft.
Situated in the heart of the Upper East Side, premium condominium The Kent continues to garner attention with its striking Sound Lounge. The space was envisioned by renowned musician Lenny Kravitz—yes, you heard us correctly— and inspired by his private studio. The multi-sensory retreat provides a state-of-the-art studio space where one is able to practice his or her concert or relax and screen a motion picture. The Sound Lounge is outfitted with a full performance space and stage, dance floor, and multiple gaming consoles.
The three buildings in the Waterline Square complex are connected by Waterline Club, a 100,000-square-foot space designed by Rockwell Group. A music studio includes a baby grand piano, electric guitar, drum set, and recording studio with sound mixing and production equipment. Visual artists have a studio of their own, and a video/photography studio comes with audiovisual equipment. In the wise words of Chandler Bing, could it BE any better?
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The Rowan, Astoria’s most luxurious new ground-up condominium, features a music room for residents—and their kids—to rock out in privacy. The space will feature soundproof walls and comfortable furniture that lends itself to jamming out.
No matter if you’re Celine Dion or a self-proclaimed professional shower singer, there’s plenty of space for you at these ultra-lux performance hubs.
Photography by: Paulette Wooten, Caught In Joy, and Sourced from Antenna Group