Luxury and convenience on the Upper East Side - Constructed in 1977 and designed by the architectural firm of Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman, Plymouth Tower is a 30 story brick luxury high rise. There are 356 original units, however, over the years many have been combined into larger units. The building is located on First Avenue and extends the full block between 92nd and 93rd Streets. The neighborhood of Yorkville is to the South and Carnegie Hill is to the North. Residents can enjoy excellent views, as many of the surrounding buildings are still low-rise buildings.
Plymouth Tower is all about convenience. The building features commercial stores, which also includes a Citibank ATM and pharmacy. Plymouth Tower is also a prime residential location as it is situated just one block east of the East River and the Asphalt Green playing fields, pool and fitness center.
Plymouth Tower contains two large residential plazas. The plaza located at the building entrance was recently renovated under the supervision of architect, William Q. Brothers III. It includes a newly-installed granite and cobble paved entrance, a beautiful perennial garden and gazebo. The 92nd Street plaza is currently under review by the Department of City Planning to undergo a renovation. Once completed, the 92nd street plaza design will compliment the newly renovated 93rd Street plaza, as well as the surrounding neighborhood.
The building is also within walking distance of Carl Schurz Park and Gracie Mansion. It is conveniently located within four blocks from the 92nd Street Y, which is an important cultural center for the neighborhood. It features a number of great events, including concerts, literary readings, continuing education and a fitness center. The building is also located near lively nightlife, especially at nearby Second Avenue. The neighborhood also features gourmet markets, such as Butterfield Market & Catering, Eli’s Vinegar Factory and Gourmet Garage.
The full-service building features an elegant marble line entrance and lobby that boasts a number of services for all residents. These services include 24-hour concierge, on-site building manager and staff, three-passenger elevator and a mezzanine laundry room. To make things even better, Plymouth Tower is also home to a rooftop health club, which includes a private roof top gym, lounge, sauna, lifeguard supervised swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and landscaped roof deck with outdoor furniture. There is also a full service garage at the ground level, which is accessible from the building. Plymouth Tower is also welcomes pets.
If all that was not enough, then another benefit of Plymouth Tower is that it is conveniently located near public transportation, as the building is just three blocks away from cross-town bus service on 96th Street where there is also a Lexington Avenue IRT subway station. Plymouth Tower is located near the entrance to the FDR Drive, which allows for quick and easy access to bridges, and LaGuardia Airport is only 15-minutes away by car.