Long-Term Friendships.

Active Participation.

Welcoming Public Spaces.

…A Place to Call Home

Whether gathering for a holiday party in the lobby, convening for a committee meeting in the Playroom, or attending a Manchester Live resident performance it is our sense of community that draws new residents to The Manchester — and keeps long-timers here.

Over the past century, The Manchester’s residents have included the acclaimed author Flannery O’Connor; jazz legend, pianist and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Hank Jones; Jerome Alexander, one of the premiere 20th century American scientists in the field of colloidal chemistry; and noted folk singers Martha Schlamme and Ed Lipton. President Woodrow Wilson even made visits here to see his aunt.

The building continues to draw residents who share a passion for the arts, nature, community, and Manhattan’s Upper West Side’s landmarks. Indeed, current residents include renowned novelists, pianists, violinists, opera singers, cinematographers, photographers, acclaimed poets, journalists and classical and musical theatre composers.