504 East 63rd Street
New York, New York 10065
Architect: Abramowitz, Harris, Kingsland Architects Planners
Scholars Residence is a 38-story residential building of 248 apartments on the corner of 63rd Street and York Avenue. Completed in 1989, Scholars Residence is the taller of the two towers in the 500/504 East 63rd Street building complex. The building is fully staffed with an in-house maintenance staff and resident superintendent as well as 24-hour doormen who monitor all building entrances by closed circuit TV and announce all visitors.
Residents have access to the public areas and community rooms dispersed throughout the 500/504 East 63rd Street building complex, including 2 laundry rooms, an exercise room equipped with weight lifting and aerobic equipment, 3 children's play rooms, a reading room, a music room, and the Solarium on the 38th floor of Scholars Residence. Tenants only have access to public areas until midnight with the exception of the laundry room and access to the Solarium is by reservation only. The garden and terrace, located in the center of the building complex, features a tot lot, sprinkler, and playground equipment as well as lounge chairs, picnic tables and grills. Residents are also able to store bicycles and rent a locker for a fee in a designated area of the basement.
Other amenities of Scholars Residence include a package room and mailroom adjacent to the main lobby where packages may be delivered and held for pick-up throughout the day. A loading dock is available for move-ins, move-outs, and major deliveries when arrangements are made with the Housing Office. Moves may be arranged through the Building Services Office. Residents will also have 24-hour access to the Campus Community Bridge which spans East 63rd Street and links the residential building complex to the main campus of the University. Guest rooms are located on the 4th and 5th floors of the building and can be rented for short periods, subject to availability.