Civic Center Apartments


$3,5952BR, 1BA
Mulberry St Civic Center
No fee
Pets Allowed, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher
~ 1 Hour since update
$4,2252BR, 2BA
Riverside Civic Center
No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Playroom/Nursery, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 1 Hour since update
$2,8502BR, 1BA
1st Ave Civic Center
Laundry Room, On-site super, Walk-Up
24 Days since update
West 42nd St Civic Center
No fee1 month free
Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Backyard, Balcony, Fireplace, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Pool, Storage R...
3 Minutes since update
$3,9501BR, 1BA
West 42nd St Civic Center
No fee1 month free
700 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Garage, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Playroom/Nursery, Pool, Sto...
10 Days since update
$3,3751BR, 1BA
West 34th Civic Center
Laundry Room
9 Minutes since update

Neighborhood Description

Well-dressed men and women in slick grey suits carrying briefcases grace the civic center area.

Important decisions affecting everyone in New York abound here, as the civic center plays host to local government, city hall, and the courthouses. Statuesque stone buildings decked with staggering marble pillars give the area of a feeling of importance and authority--the latter really and truly--as the civic center is also home to the headquarters of the NYPD, made famous by Law and Order and its offshoots.

The civic center area could not be anymore central; it borders every neighborhood in lower Manhattan. To the west sits Tribeca and Battery Park, to the east Chinatown and Two Bridges, and to the south, the moneymaking capital of the world, the Financial district. Its centrality makes it a really convenient place to work and live, as 13 subway lines converge here.

Made notorious by the Disney film--and now Broadway musical--Newsies, for the strike of the newsboys against the corporate hegemons over a pay cut in 1899, The New York World used to sit at the heart of the Civic Center, ran by Joseph Pulitzer himself. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest office building in the world. The competing sensationalist paper, The New York Press, run by William Randolph Hearst, was built not far away from its competitor. The area also gave birth to New York City’s very first art museum, the Rotunda, and luxury hotel, the Park Hotel, otherwise known as the Astor House.

Foley Square, at the heart of the Civic Center, used to be a body of water known as Collect Pond. At that time, the city was so low to the ground that during the spring floods, the pond would extend all the way across Manhattan, connecting the East and Hudson Rivers. Back when Indians inhabited it, the latter used to paddle across Manhattan during the season. Unfortunately, though, the low level of the area became a catastrophic issue when Hurricane Sandy hit. The subways became drowning pools and water rose so high that many people had to be evacuated. Many businesses, shops, and apartment buildings are still recovering from the damage that happened over a year ago, the worst blow to lower Manhattan since 9/11.


Local Subway Stops

  • 4 6 5 Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall
  • J Chambers St
  • R N City Hall

The Top No-Fee Buildings

Building Address No-Fee Apts
115 Mulberry Street 1
605 WEST 42 STREET 1
605 WEST 42 STREET 1
202 Riverside Drive 1
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Civic Center Statistics

1BR Median Rent
  • 80% Luxury Highrise
  • 5% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 4% Walk-Up
  • 3% Pre War
  • 3% Elevator Building
Building types
popularity rank 2014 rank: 51

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Jennifer Evans
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