In the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side — near museums, restaurants, and Central
Park — sits Park 79, an elegant, gothic-revival building that seniors will soon call home. The
former extended stay, single room occupancy hotel recently acquired by Fairstead, is now
in the midst of a renovation scheduled for completion in 2022.
The seven-story, terracotta and steel property will boast 77 studios, new community
and meeting rooms, and a beautifully designed garden. The extensive rehabilitation will
also include façade restoration and a transformation to a fully electric, and thus more
Project FIND, whose mission is to help seniors to continue to lead independent lives, is
also in the process of setting up an office on the site, from where it will offer a multitude
of services ranging from meal security and health assistance to community engagement
events, that will make it easier for residents to age in place.