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 committed to remaining.
Over the past century, Manchester 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; acclaimed cinematographer Harris Savides 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, film makers and photographers, acclaimed poets, journalists and classical and musical theatre composers.