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Are there buildings that restrict kids, eg for mature adults without kids, except limited visitors?
Yes, it's called "senior living." There are lots of buildings that are age restricted to 55/62/65+, but many are either income restricted, nursing homes, or in Florida...
Straight up market rate age restricted buildings? Not familiar with any in NYC...and by simply saying "no children" that would be in violation of fair housing laws...
If you make less than 60% of AMI I can help direct you, though...if you're willing to get on a 10,000 person waiting list???
How about a building with no a-holes? Where can I find one of those?
Definitely not in Manhattan!
Only if it was for senior citizens...and I haven't heard of any of those in the city
NYCHA housing projects have no a-holes.
Sounds like you are a good candidate for one of those micro-studios. While others move out and on with their lives you can start collecting old newspapers like the old dudes who lived down the hall from me in the EV of my youth. When the time comes, you can move straight to Florida or stay put and be found when the hallway starts to smell.
His place already smells. Hard to smell it when it's you.
Posting same reply here
My question seems to have elicited a lot of emotion which wasn’t intended.
Setting a few things straight.
First, we are not elderly. When we reached 55, the term “mature” seemed appropriate and better than “senior”, except when getting discounts. Our parents are elderly. Our kids are grown up, whether they are mature or not is subject to debate.
Second, kids. Done that. Like kids, but don’t want them screeching around the hallways or bumping our knees into strollers in the elevators. This may be a city living compromise if the only places where kids are restricted is in true senior homes. We are NO looking for senior homes. So if the answer to our question is “no”, that’s fine.
Third, racism. We are not racist. Our preference to not have kids is not the same as a racist prejudice to not be in the same building as blacks, Latinos, Asians, or Jews, Catholics, people with accents, etc. Equating the two is WRONG. And kids are not cripples. We’ve seen in our lifetime Polio and people victimized by Thalidomide. I don’t know how anyone can put this in the same thought process as our inquiry. Ok, enough of my lecture, we were merely seeking information with our question.
I can't think of any buildings on the UWS, other than designated "senior housing" - there's one on Riverside between 75th and 76th, and a few others dotted around the 70s. One on 71st bet. Columbus & Broadway, another in the mid-70s bet. Amsterdam & Columbus, and one on 75th between Bway and WEA.
However, maybe you should take another tack - look for apartment buildings that are NOT conducive to families. Smaller apartments - studios, 1-bedrooms, few 2-bedrooms and a lack of combinations. Those buildings exist. Or look for small buildings with few common hallways - one idea would be to look for a elevatored townhouse building, where you know the mix of apts.
Like NYC10023 suggestion re looking at buildings with mostly studios and 1 bedrooms. You will get mostly single or couples. Best suggestion I've heard yet. My old co-op was like that. Small building only two bedrooms were combined units (there were only 4), very very few children as none of the two bedrooms had people with young children. The ones with young children usually moved out not long after the babies were born since they needed more space.
I think it is also important to point out that most co-op buildings have House Rules that prohibit children from congregating in the halls or common areas. Some that have outdoor garden spaces do not allow children or pets to use these spaces either. I think you would find that most NYC buildings (not all, certainly)are protective of the shareholders right to quiet and private living. I would recommend that you find a good RE broker and make certain that any property you consider have these kinds of protections in the house rules. And of course, your RE attorney could also check the board minutes to see if there have been violations of these rules.