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The Ritz Plaza

235 West 48th Street, New York, NY, 10036
Rental Building in Midtown West
$$$ | Studio, 1, 2 Bed
479 Units | 44 Floors | Built in 1989

Building Amenities

No fee building1 No Fee Building
Cats allowed1 Cats Allowed
Dogs allowed1 Dogs Allowed
Doorman1 Doorman
Elevator1 Elevator(4)
Garage1 Garage
Gym1 Gym
Laundry in building1 Laundry in Building
Live in super1 Live in super
Management company run1 Management Company Run
Roof deck1 Roof Deck
Swimming pool1 Swimming Pool

Price

Studio $2,500 - $3,300
1 Bed $3,500 - $4,500
2 Bed $5,000 - $6,500

Broker Fee Savings

Studio $3,480
1 Bed $4,800
2 Bed $6,900

Subway

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50th St

5 min walk, 0.08 miles

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49th St

4 min walk, 0.28 miles

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50th St

3 min walk, 0.17 miles

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7th Ave

6 min walk, 0.23 miles

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47th-50th Sts - Rockefeller Ctr

4 min walk, 0.39 miles

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42nd St - Port Authority Bus Term

7 min walk, 0.49 miles

Building Reviews (13)

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Anonymous

Aug 04, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

Front desk doorman/concierge amazing, nice gym, close to subway,

Cons:

but extremely noise, there's lot of traffic noise plus fire station close by.

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Anonymous

Jun 15, 2017

Tenant:

Cons:

I'd like to give ZERO stars. The Ritz Plaza leasing staff, offers anyone who posts a positive review $25. So, keep that in mind when reading "positive reviews". The deal is they will review your "review" and if it's amazing and glowing enough, then they pay you $25 for your wonderful review! That should say enough right there, about the kind of people you are dealing with, that they have to PAY people to give good reviews.I've lived here for 6 years, over all the building is lovely. The doormen are the best people in the world. So sweet, nice and fun. The leasing agents and office staff are polar opposite. The laundry machines regularly eat your money and they refer you to their vendor, making sure you know that it is not their problem. The office staff are routinely as rude as you can get, if you have any issues, you will have to work that out yourself. Amy and Adrianna - extremely rude and could care less about helping you figure out any types of solutions if an issue comes up. Not to mention if you move in or out your mover will need a $5MM Umbrella policy (which their paperwork says $3M, but forget about that), most movers in NYC do not carry those kinds of numbers. There's no loading dock at this building, so movers are taking your items from your apartment down the elevator to the street. Also would not let me have help come into my apartment, to pack up my items. Literally threatened to have the superintendent come and throw these people out, and they were IN my apartment, packing boxes. If I were you I would find other places to rent from, there are plenty of luxury buildings that have pleasant staff. AVOID this place like the plague.

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Anonymous

May 28, 2017

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I must express, the (physical appearance) of a building can be deceiving. Having enough financial support to rent, impeccable (perfect) rent history, including a roommate and Guarantor, is not enough when applying with Ritz Plaza. Sure there are blemishes on my credit report. I live a Life and have struggled in the past. I am improving those flaws. Nobody is perfect. Of course I was impressed with the Amenities and the high floor 1 bedroom we viewed. It's the application process and their management that failed. Without even asking for any additional documents to support a possible acceptance, I was denied the application. Amy Schuleman is the Leasing Manager. She apparently forgot I had a 2:30 appointment with her to view an apartment after I confirmed date and time with her 24 hours prior. That was a red flag, considering poor "time management." My reply to Amy after receiving her email regarding my application; I asked if Stonehenge did a thorough view of all of my supported documents and having a Guarantor (3 of us in total) applicants still would unsatisfy their decision. She kept it short, "yes, sorry." The point I'm getting across; do not be discouraged if you are turned down an application to rent. Manhattan is a World of its own and there are hundreds and thousands of other residential communities that are not so demanding, yet are exceptionally professional. I have since applied to another community, application was accepted in less than 24 hours and I am so excited! Much nicer and newer building located in Midtown West. To all future or current applicants; hang in there! Keep trying, move on with a Smile!

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Anonymous

Feb 16, 2017

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Cons:

I've been living in this apartment for the past couple of years.I love the location; it's close to almost any line of the subway and as you know, times square is so touristy that it's crowded till midnight, which means there's people's eyes so it's safe.The biggest downside is the rent. RENT!!!At first the rent is like any similar apartments in Manhattan but every year they just gets you to pay more, more and more!!!The rise is about 4-6 times faster than the other apartments and they almost never lets you negotiate.So if anyone is trying to live here because they like the location, go for it if you plan to move out in a year or two.Avoid it and go to other places for longer term!!!!Also let me note that there is a roof top bar right next to the building so from Wednesdays to Saturdays it's horribly noisy depending on the location of your room.That is, until 4 in the morning! And of course, the leasing people never told me that.I can hear music(even the lyrics)and people screaming even with my windows closed...HAHA.

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Anonymous

Jan 26, 2017

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Pros:

Really great buildingThe best property management in NYC - maintenance is amazing. Great app, has fun events Nice doormenGreat amenitiesVery close to lots of subways

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Anonymous

Dec 19, 2016

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Can I give zero stars? I'm staying w a friend and was treated horribly by the front desk help. I was spoken down to and the helper raised his voice when I was looking for a lobby restroom. Being wrapped in a jacket and scarf, I was trying to not return to the apartment. What a jerk with an ego. Bummer for all involved.

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Anonymous

Sep 01, 2016

Tenant:

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One time I got locked out, forgot my key in the apartment. And they charged 50 dollars just to grab the key in the building and open it up for me. I can not believe this property is trying to make money from hoping people to get locked out and charge them. I was not informed by the leasing office or anyone else that this is one of their stupid policy, and I tried to argue with them see if they can waive this since it's my first time lock out. And they responded "this is out building policy". What a crap, they are trying to tell me they can do whatever they want with the building policy and I just have to comply with it????!!!!!! I am 100 percent sure that in the near future they are gonna charge me for something else just for like some other stupid policy they made up!

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Anonymous

Jul 29, 2016

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Pros:

BTW: the concierge and doorman staff are EXCELLENT individuals. Also the porters and facilities guys. It's an amazing building. With great balconies and a support staff that ranks A+

Cons:

I have lived at the ritz plaza for over 3 years now. I waited to post a review in the hopes that certain issues would eventually be addressed. I can now confidently say that The Stonehenge property group has ZERO interest in running an efficient building here and much prefers the money they make using AIRBNB to rent apartments to part timers and their corporate clients. ( BTW you can't Airbnb here but THEY are allowed to. Thank the NYC council for that). For as long as I have lived here there has NEVER EVER EVER been 4 functioning and accessible elevators. I've tried to find out why countless times but the last thing in the world the management of ritz plaza cares about is your experience. Just the astronomical rent they can collect. No one should view this place as anything more than a shitily run hotel, where the experience of the tenant ranks zero. So let's ask the question that I always ask when I read a review like this: well why have you stayed there for 3 years, Answer: Balcony. I love having a balcony in midtown. So let me tell you, the people at ritz plaza know they offer something unique and they could give two shits about any other aspect of your experience here. So renter be ware . But guess what folks? No building has a higher turnover rate of their quality staff than this one. So many of he great people who work here have left for alternative Stonehenge properties, as well they should. This place is run by an asshole. Btw, asshole, my name is Darren Bedrosian. If you have any issues with what I posted here let's schedule a meet up. I've publicly put my name to my post here. Will you put your name to the shoddy and pathetic experience you have cultivated at ritz for the past few years? I dare you . Sadly, I'm prepared to leave the ritz solely out of spite. Because in Manhattan, you can't demand respect and so sometimes the only way to get it is to walk away. That's such a shame.. They can't compensate for the ineptitude of the owners. Nor should they.

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Anonymous

Jun 26, 2016

Tenant:

Pros:

I lived here for over 3 years. The front desk staff is the best I have had in NYC. Elevators are always working pretty much. Sometimes one elevator will be down or something but the other ones will be working so it's fine. They recently redid the entire look and added a huge lounge. The fire station next door never bothered me because in NYC there's always something loud like that. Whether it's ambulances, fire trucks, cop sirens or loud drunk people. It's right next to time square so there's going to be some noise.

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Anonymous

Aug 23, 2015

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I have lived here for over 2 years now and I love the building / the staff / amenities / apartment size / location it's amazing.Pros:- Great location / very close to my office and eating out options (Hells Kitchen), groceries etc are close by too- Rent (ok this might have gone up now, but it was reasonable then)- We moved apartments in the building last year to a higher floor and a slightly bigger apartment, the transition was super smooth everything from rent transfer to sequring elevators to move - flawless experience- The people: the desk staff is almost like family now, my kid loves them too. So courteous and friendly.- Amenities: new gym and especially the lounge are simply WOW, we already had a small party there and all our friends were quite wow'ed by it too. Oh there is an indoor pool too- Apartment: depending on your apartment you have a balcony, especially on a higher floor it's like having your own slice of heaven in NYC - great views too- Maintenance: everything is fixed same day, I have had a whole oven and AC replaced the same day Cons (I am trying hard to think)- It can get quite noisy if you live with windows facing 48th street due to the theatre location, but this is not a problem on higher floorsAll in all, I love living here it has provided me with a ton of convenience and a great experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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Anonymous

Jun 18, 2015

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Pros:

I spent 2 months at the Ritz Place. My experience has been mixed. I am a world traveller and working in the finance industry so that may give you a little better context of my comments below.Noise: My rest is important. However the fire station at the corner of 48th St and 8th ave just runs their fire engine on around-the-clock basis. This is in addition to the St Luke Hospital ambulance nearby. I lived above 25F and I was woken by the sirens many nights. Front desk: The staffs are in general as friendly as it gets. However this is a 500 unit apartment with 2 front desk staffs at any one point. So, they are stretched. As much as they are friendly, they cant keep up with the foot traffic not to mention unfamiliar faces like me who comes in and out on a quarterly basis. If the apartment were to be 100 units, even for short term corporate lease guests, they would be able to recognize me. It is the behemoth size of the apartment plaza rather than the staffs for some of the hospitality lapses.Location: stone throw from Hell's kitchen (major plus) and Times square (depends, it is a major minus for me. Tourist stampede is a daily event)Gym: Just renovated as of May 2015. Big, bright and new on the 2nd floor (or they call it the Ritz Pavillon)....Pool: small pool but I didnt use it when I was there so I cant really comment. Laundry: They dont have washer and dryer in the room. You have to go to the second floor for that. It is a major inconvenience for me. However, you may look it at the bright side. The laundry room is next to the gym so you can force yourself to the gym while washing cycle is at work.Overall: If quiet environment is your priority, skip this. If hustling and bustling is your scene, then this maybe a choice. Because of the noise and the behemoth size, I can only give it a 3 stars vs some other apartment I have lived in NYC.

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Anonymous

May 04, 2015

Tenant:

Pros:

Doorman and concierge building. Staff is always courteous and prompt with maintenance. Gym is currently under renovation, but a temporary gym is open. Pool hours are limited, but available still. Laundry facility on-site and convenient to most trains. Spacious living area, balcony and plenty of closets. Grateful for the AC on those muggy summer days. Noise level can sometimes be loud, but it's NYC!

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Anonymous

Apr 12, 2015

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Great building I wish I had the cash actually live in this place. Located on 48th and in prime hella kitchen the location is prfect. The buildibg abd apartments are also very nice and the doormab and security are top notch. well aware of everyone coming in and out and very friendly.