With the Thanksgiving Day Parade right around the corner, avid parade-goers may question how, and where, to watch this year’s festivities. Two schools of thought offer options—you can take in the floats from the comfort of your own home, watching them live on TV, or you can show up to watch the performances in person. But what if there was a third option, to watch from the warmth and comfort of your home as they march by you, en route? These homes are right along the parade’s route, so you can get the best of both worlds.
Parade Route: The parade will start off at West 77th Street and Central Park West and head south down to 59th Street Columbus Circle. It will then head east along Central Park South and turn onto 6th Avenue, finishing with Santa’s float at Macy’s Herald Square.
The San Remo penthouse is a three-story, one-of-a-kind mansion in the sky, in one of Manhattan’s most iconic and revered prewar buildings. Sitting atop the south tower of the twin-towered San Remo, this home vies as one of Manhattan’s greatest trophy penthouses with its rare opulent scale, wrap-around terraces and truly mesmerizing views. From here, you can see Central Park, the city skyline and the Hudson River all the way to the George Washington Bridge and beyond. The dazzling penthouse comprises the top three floors of the building, 26th, 27th and 28th, with approximately 8,000 square feet of exceptional living space, +/- 1,500 square feet of unrivaled terraces and well over 50 feet of frontage on Central Park.
This spectacularly renovated pre-war home boasts a stunning living room with a 19-foot ceiling. The north-facing window soars to 16 feet and has been restored to reveal the original steel and divided light window. This home has recently undergone a complete renovation by renowned architect and designer, Andrew B. Ballard. The upper level has two bedrooms including the master bedroom suite with an abundance of closets and a spectacular glass tile bathroom. The chef’s kitchen, a great spot for entertaining, is highlighted by an island that seats eight people. The best part about this home is the ability to take in the stunning views of Central Park—and the Thanksgiving Day Parade—from the roof deck.
This sprawling French Art-Deco penthouse home in a condo-like building boasts breathtaking, direct and full panoramic Central Park Views with almost 100 feet of park frontage from all major rooms. This one-of-a-kind 4500sf penthouse is newly renovated and restored as a luxury 1930’s Ruhlmann-style mansion. Upon entering the vestibule under the period piece onyx chandelier, the home opens to a large paneled foyer with semi-precious Tiger’s eye mosaic flooring. Adjacent to the living room is a large park-facing Anigre wood-paneled library featuring a fully outfitted wet-bar and the only wood-burning fireplace in the building.
This gut renovated apartment in a pre-war condominium that was erected in 1901 is ideal for someone looking for privacy. With 10′ ceilings and unique features that make this space warm, charming and cozy, the home offers a quiet oasis to come home to while still living near the city’s premier destinations. Only minutes away from the Ritz Carlton Hotel and famed Artists Gate entrance to Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Plaza Hotel, this home offers access to New York’s most cultural institutions. The building has 24-hour doorman, with a modern lobby, live-in super and laundry room.
This stunning completely renovated penthouse unit has incredible views of the Empire State Building and downtown Manhattan. A grand foyer provides an entry and separation between the main living space and bedrooms. Natural light cascades through the large windows into the open-layout kitchen, dining and entertaining space. Two full bathrooms include a large glass walk-in shower as well as a soaking tub. This residence also includes a private, 690 square-foot outdoor terrace, which makes for the perfect mix of indoor/outdoor living. Light, contemporary and located near the end of the Thanksgiving Day Parade route, a perfect place to enjoy the last performances.