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A person can learn a lot just by stepping into the lobby of Luminaire Gramercy, one of Gramercy’s most desirable luxury, residential buildings. The sculpted glass art by Duncan Laurie, the oriental woods and the Tuscan Limestone are all indicators of the sophisticated lifestyles upheld by residents of Luminaire Gramercy. Venture inside one of these Union Square luxury condos, all of which range in size between studios and two bedrooms, and one will find impeccable features such as floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, designer blinds, in-home washers and dryers, gourmet chef’s kitchens, granite countertops, sophisticated central cooling and heating systems and self-cleaning ovens. The world-class amenities, such as the rooftop terrace, urban Zen garden and state-of-the-art fitness center also add to the ultra-modern building’s overall allure.

 

For these kinds of discerning renters, the status of the neighborhood must match that of the home. Thankfully for these folks, Gramercy delivers on all fronts. The 21-story, 138-unit building sits on the remarkably quiet corner of 1st Avenue and 23rd Street. However, this highly sought after stretch of Manhattan is anything but mundane.

 

The historic Gramercy neighborhood offers endless options for designer shopping, upscale dining and nightlife. It’s no wonder that Gramercy is a hot spot for models and fashionistas. Numerous designer stores and boutiques call Gramercy home including Gramercy Project, Inc. a destination for fashionable women who wish to find a range of designer clothing under one roof. Popular retail chains like H&M, Zara and Intermix also have locations in the neighborhood. For those who like to turn the style on their dwellings, there are several upscale home-furnishing stores with the perfect pieces to elevate the homes at Luminaire Gramercy. Shop hot spots like WolfHome, Décor New York and ABC Carpet and Home to give your living room the seasonal makeover it deserves.

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For dining, restaurants like the iconic Gramercy Tavern have been serving New Yorkers a contemporary, American menu for the years. This upscale pub and eatery combines top-notch food and impeccable service with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Grab a more casual bite at Danny Meyer’s beloved Shake Shack located in the heart of picturesque Madison Square Park. Just on the other edge of the park is Eataly, a European market concept from Iron Chef Mario Batali. Visitors can enjoy a glass of wine and people watching from their floor to ceiling windows, or entertain at home after picking up a grocery list of imported oils, olives, cheese, handmade pastas, cured meats and rare, bottled wines. This is the cheapest alternative to a first class ticket to Italy. City Bakery is another favorite among locals and tourists, beloved for its extensive menu of homemade breads, cookies, cakes and pies all baked fresh on the premises daily.

 

For those who live for the nightlife, Gramercy is full of wine bars, late night cafés and concert venues. Irving Plaza has recently played host to world-renowned rock bands like the Foo Fighters, while also providing a stage for up and coming talent, as well as electronic acts. Gramercy Plaza around the corner provides a similar atmosphere and performance schedule, offering residents the very best in rock, punk and alternative acts.

 

For those prefer to live in luxury and want a neighborhood to match, Luminaire Gramercy in Gramercy is a great option. Combining a luxurious home with the city’s best shopping, dining and nightlife may seem like a difficult feat, but this glamorous building pulls it off without a hitch.