The building: Mercedes House, 550 West 54th Street What you'll pay: Rentals available now start at $2,850 a month for a studio, with one-bedrooms ranging from $3,300 to $4,000 a month for larger units with better views. A two-bedroom is available for $6,290 a month. Amenities: Health center, gym, parking, indoor pool, outdoor pool, two outdoor decks, sunbathing lawn, bocce court, yoga area, indoor basketball court, boxing studio, outdoor putting green, indoor/outdoor ping pong, outdoor amphitheater, juice bar, spinning studio, spa, doorman, concierge. Tenants pay $80 per month, but a current promotion waives the fees for the duration of a one- or two-year lease. Non-residents can pay $130 a month to use the amenities by joining the so-called Mercedes Club. Which amenities do you swear by?
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Bathrooms at least 1 bathroom at least 1.5 bathrooms at least 2 bathrooms at least 2.5 bathrooms at least 3 bathrooms at least 3.5 bathrooms 4 or more bathrooms Presented by Jason: Just about everything. Seilan: All of the fitness center equipment, but not the decks much. Maybe this summer. Patti: Pretty much all of it, I love the decks and the lawn the most. Which do you never use? Jason: I’ve never played ping pong. But I probably would. Seilan: The lawn, the decks, the parking. I feel like no one uses the parking. Patti: I don’t use the parking. I have a gym membership so I don’t use the fitness center too often, only when I’m feeling lazy. What surprised you? Jason: For such a huge building, there are a lot of regulars at the gym. I found a running buddy the week I moved in. Seilan: It's everything I imagined a luxury building would be. Patti: The spa services are really high end. Did you move here for the amenities? Jason: Definitely, there’s no other place like this in the city. Seilan: Yeah, that’s what it's famous for. Patti: I guess so. I wanted to live somewhere a little removed. I happened to get somewhere really over the top. Related posts: At the Edge in Williamsburg, the perks are for kids. But the gym's not half bad At Brooklyn Gold, the pool is a draw. But the parking? Not so much. New York by Gehry residents: Wild for the workout spaces, but lukewarm on interior design tips Amenities: icing on the real estate cake The technology concierge...and 6 other amenities we'd like to see What matters more: location or amenities?