One commenter rejects the notion that bowling alleys, pools and other amenities drive up prices: "I live at 15 Broad, and can tell you that the maintenance costs are very reasonable..Try finding another building in NYC where maintenance is less than $1 sq/ft.. while having an elevator, doormen, Pool, Jacuzzi, Bowling Alley, Steam room, squash court, movie theater, Gym, and basketball court, and a 5000+ sq/ft common roof deck.."
Another is bemused. "[I]don't understand new yorkers' desire to bring basketball courts or bowling alleys to their basements. stand back if these sophisticates ever find out about insinkerators."
In what is perhaps a sign of less exorbitant times, The Aldyn is sharing its amenities with a sister rental building. Budget-friendly? Yes. But renters and owners are not necessarily known for blending seamlessly into one apartment-dwelling nation. As one StreetEasy commenter notes, "Sounds messy."(CurbedNY; StreetEasy)
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