Before when you bought an apartment, you would gain access to a wellness center and outdoor amenities, but today we're seeing developers partner with local cultural institutions to offer its residents special memberships. These memberships are bringing cultural experiences right to your front door and can include access to museums, botanical gardens and more. Here are four luxury developments offering the new amenity—culture.
111 Montgomery, the first full-service newly built condominium in Crown Heights, is located in the cultural epicenter of Brooklyn. Just steps away from the Brooklyn Museum and directly overlooking the 50-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park, known for its picturesque specialty gardens and cherry blossom trees, 111 Montgomery introduces 163 luxury homes to one of New York’s most storied and exciting communities. Interiors, designed by Brooklyn-based Mesarch Studios, are meant to reflect the way modern New Yorkers live. Presenting residents with an enjoyable opportunity to immerse themselves in the neighborhood, 111 Montgomery offers residents a one-year membership to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the 52-acre landmark that attracts over 900,000 visitors per year.
Greenwich West, one of the tallest new buildings in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood that has been created by a team of premiere French designers, brings an elegant sensibility to luxury condominium living at the nexus of one of Manhattan’s most desirable areas – located just steps from the West Village and Tribeca. Offering residents and their families a unique cultural and educational opportunity, Greenwich West has partnered with The Children’s Museum of the Arts, one of the lead non-profit institutions in New York City, to program and design the children’s playroom, which will bring the museum-like experience into the building. Additionally, a year-long membership to the museum is available for use.
The luxury condo building 242 Broome is a cultural anchor for the new Essex Crossing development on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The building’s second and third floors will contain the latest location for the International Center for Photography (ICP), the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Residents of 242 Broome will be given a complimentary one-year membership to ICP which includes unlimited free admission, discounts for all ICP school courses, workshops, private curatorial walk-through, lectures and exclusive invites to members-only exhibition openings.
180 East 88th Street
Situated in the Upper East Side's coveted Carnegie Hill neighborhood, 180 East 88th Street is a striking condominium being developed and designed by DDG and partner Global Holdings. Perfect for those who want to connect with the nearby cultural institutions, 180 East 88th Street has a special collaboration with the nearby 92nd Street Y, which provides residents with priority access to the 92Y’s iconic arts and cultural programming and nearby facilities. Taking the collaboration one step further, the retail component at the base of 180 East 88th Street will also be utilized by the 92nd Street Y for a variety of community-based programs such as youth and adult dance classes, talks and performances.