Barclay Tower

For families considering renting an apartment in Manhattan, Barclay Tower in Tribeca should be at the top of their list. The newest building to join Glenwood Management’s roster of luxury rental properties, the 58story, 396-unit building offers an intimate living environment and amenities that are well-suited to families.

“What makes us different from other buildings is our culture,” says Steve Maschi, director of marketing at Glenwood Management, Barclay Tower’s developer and management company. “Our philosophy is when you walk past the front door of the building, you’re home, before you even cross your apartment door.” Whether your family has outgrown your space or your economic situation has changed, Maschi says one of the benefits of leasing rather than buying an apartment is the flexibility it offers in the future. “It’s much easier to move when you’re in a rental,” he points out. Not that moving will be necessary once you’ve settled into Barclay Tower. The building’s one-, two- and convertible three-bedroom apartments are spacious and cleverly designed, featuring nine-foot ceilings, oversized windows, eat-in kitchens with granite countertops, and lots of closet space and a washer and dryer in each unit. “We put a lot of attention to detail in this building,” says Maschi. In addition, the building has a top-notch playroom and an indoor pool with dedicated swim times just for kids. With the Children’s Museum of the Arts, The Jewish Museum, and the South Street Seaport Museum all nearby, there’s no shortage of local activities for families. The area is also home to a Kidville Annex, a Take Me To The Water swim facility, indoor play gym spaces, and children’s art classes.

Nearby schools include highly desirable PS 234, a Montessori school, and several nursery schools. Stroller moms will love the Hudson River Promenade, and Battery Park City’s 36 acres of open space are sure to please even the most energetic toddler. —Robin Saks Frankel

Address: 10 Barclay Street Prices: 1 BRs start at $2,995; 2 BRs start at $4,495; and convertible 3BRs start at $6,995 | Developer: Glenwood Management | Architect: Costas Kondylis and Partners LLP | Designer (Public Spaces): John Saladino | Leasing Center: 212-430-5900 | Website: