The Octagon, Roosevelt Island, New York City
The Octagon, Roosevelt Island, New York City - Address, Phone Number
Address: 888 Main St, New York, NY 10044, United States
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About The Octagon, Roosevelt Island, New York City
Set in an upcoming waterfront park, The Octagon is one of the most sought after rental luxurious apartments in the city of New York. Octagon is beautifully dressed entirely in pristine blue-grey stone. It is covered by plenty of green space, spectacular skyline views and ample fresh air. Octagon has been recently re invented and has come up to be one of the most beautiful architectures to see and also stay. They have rightly said that now, “You can have your Manhattan and leave it too”- thanks to the Octagon.
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How To reach The Octagon, Roosevelt Island by Public Transport
- Take a Manhattan bound e train to 888 Main Street.
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The new management company (Bozzuto) has been great. The office staff and building services people are super friendly, organized, and always very helpful. They've made a number of very nice upgrades to the building decor, as well as the building grounds. Lots of new appliances, etc. And for the first time in a couple of years, the air conditioning / chiller system is not turned off in September-- so apartments truly are individually climate controlled. Sounds trivial, but makes a big difference in comfort level. Overall a lovely place to live!
Every time I started to like this place, something went wrong and reminded me that this place is nightmare. For the past 24 hours, there is no heat in my apartment. The handyman just took off last night and left people sleeping in coldness. When I asked the front desk about the problem, the doorman smiled to me and said "oh it's not just you, it's the entire building". Awesome, I'm not alone in this, good to know! The building recently started renovating the hallways (hallways are a mess no with no progress of renovation for the past month) to lure more people to fall into this trap, but they wouldn't do something about this stupid heat/AC system. This is the fourth time that the heat in my apartment failed and today would be the fifth time the incompetent handyman tries to fix it. Also just so you know, heat costs a lot of money this building and our electricity bills can run to $200 in the coldest month. The bottom line is, heat is a very basic thing for an apartment building. I have never seen this kind of things in any other places, yet it happens all the time in this so-called luxury building.
Loved living here except for the children. It's overrun with kids. They completely overtake the pool and the courtyard. Management was good about addressing noise complaints when they played in the hallways. The staff is hard working and friendly. The Octagon is clean and the grounds are well maintained. They try to build a community with monthly activities but again it's overrun with kids. The private shuttle is a plus and I appreciated that. I noticed a lot of brief oversea occupancy. Maybe because of the UN? It is very diverse. They do raise the rent each year so be careful of that: 5% each year I lived there. Which was funny because by the time I left I was paying almost as much as a 1 bedroom when I was in a studio. Maybe my studio was awesome?! Management did return my security deposit within a week after I moved out which was impressive. I did appreciate the history of the building - it's really beautiful and the art gallery was cool. It's far from the train. That's a bummer but if you bike to the subway it's not so bad. The red bus is the worst. I didn't have patience for that. In general, island living was kind of neat. I'd live at the Octagon over the other buildings because of the pool and the grounds. If you like being outside there is plenty of space: trees and grass.
Have lived in many different buildings in Manhattan all my life, and this one was one of the worst. I heard about the walls being thin but didn’t expect it to be this bad! They are literally like 3-4 inches between apartments, smells and NOISE travel so easily. On top of that, the majority of people who live here are not from NYC so they will complain at the slightest noise at 9PM. Had neighbors who duct tape signs with profanity on my front door, call security 15 times in 6 months, and also even threaten to fight me. When I hear a little noise coming from them I ignore it because it’s part of living here. Only 2 stars because it is dog friendly, building staff are great guys, and good view of the river (until new construction next door completely blocks it after 2017). Other than that, if you can afford an extra $100 a month, go for River walk or River Point buildings closer to the subway.
Unrivaled vistas of the west side AND queens - with Hudson in the foreground. For those with the means, I recommend picking up a city apartment here.