Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Plaza

The Plaza, which used to be a 4-star hotel, is now a luxury condominium. After almost 2 years of renovations, the landmark building is now open and a one-bedroom apartment costs about $1 million.

If you had $1 million, what would you do with it?

25 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

That's such a stately building.

♫ ♪...If I had a million dollars
Well, I'd buy you a monkey - Haven't you always wanted a monkey?... ♫ ♪

Sally said...

Only a million a bedroom! Well, I'd probably not spend it on one bedroom!

Ex-Shammickite said...

If I had a million dollars.... well, it wouldn't be a one bedroom in The Plaza... it would probably be a place in the country, fresh air, sunshine, a nice garden.... and a snowblower!!!!

Changes in the wind said...

I's buy a summer cabin home up north and a motor home for everything in between:)

lynn said...

Well i wouldn't buy a one bedroom apartment, that's for sure!

I'd pay some bills, have a holiday and buy some property in the uk to sell on and buy more and sell on and buy more... yep i'd become a property developer.

Nice shot!

citygirl15 said...

One million is not bad for a 1 br in the Plaza.

I would probably buy a 1br in the West Village....though one million is barely enough for a down payment at Richard Meier's 165 Charles.

isabella said...

The Plaza is no longer a hotel? Weird. Last time I was there I saw Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley... when they were still a couple!

Jim said...

$1 Million huh? As much as I liked New York when I visited a few years ago, it wouldnt be for a one bedroom apartment in the Plaza. I would probably buy a house but with some land out in the country. Somewhere in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Missouri.

Isadora said...

It does look like a stately building. With a million USD?! :) Buy me a flat on Andrassy ut that has a roof terrace (sells for 1.3million HUF per square meter) and spend my winters in Sorrento, Italy.

marley said...

$1 million! Wow! Thats a mega amount for one bedroom. I'd spend it on having a relaxing life, doing what I want for a change.

thwany said...

travel the world

GMG said...

So the Plaza is back in style...
But one million for one bedroom is probably too much... Better use it for another RTW, but this time taking at least one year... ;)
For the time being, just finished Budapest posts...
Have a great weekend!

Neva said...

What a beautiful shot!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

That's the first shot I've seen without the ugly scaffolding all over it!

Nicely captured!

alice said...

"Who wants to be a millionaire? I don't!" I like this old song!

Belinda said...

I stayed at The Plaza during one of its final days as a hotel and it was horrible! I'm sure the one-bed apartment for a $1 million is much much lovelier!

Jilly said...

Fabulous photograph. I'd retire and give some money to animal welfare. and I'd visit you in New York, Ming and take you somewhere wondrous for a meal. Your choice?

missy said...

2 words Manolo Blahnik!! A couple of pairs of them and then got on the property ladder.

TCho said...

buy an apt. well i guess in NYC, it's more like put a down payment on an apt, and then take out some huge mortgage.

Sonia said...

What an impressive building!

Buy an apartament on NY! (Just kidding!)

Keropok Man said...

$1 million? Hmm.. buy a unit of the apartment you posted? haha..


Set up a Chair Professorship. LOL...
Imagine... The Keropok Man Professor in Information Systems. Hmmm...

Kuanyin said...

My how the times have changed! I surely wouldn't spend my one million on a one bedroom apartment at the Plaza.

• Eliane • said...

Great picture, Ming! It looks very pretty now, without its schaffolding. And I love the building behind it too. And the Paris cinemas just right there. And the Apple store accross the street. And the park on the other side. And... ok, ok, ok, I stop.

I think you may be completely off with this $1mio. It seems cheap for an appartment there. I thought it was much much higher than that. I had 4 in mind but maybe I am dreaming.

What would I do with a mio.$? It would probably go for some piece of real estate.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Oh Wow!

A million dollars? I suspect most of it would probably go to some of the charities in Jamaica.

But I'd really want a little apartment in New York or Paris too! :-D

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Ah ! The Plaza, my preferred ! If I had $1million I... will ask you what to do :-D