Sweet NY Rental: Starchitect Quarters, $49K

Corcoran
Corcoran

It's always nice to live in a building with its own Web site. What's funny about this one, though, is that its eclectic shell -- it was designed by starchitect Jean Nouvel -- is highly visible from the West Side Highway. Because, well, it's essentially on the West Side Highway, despite the official street address of 100 11th Avenue.

Still, it might be worth the traffic below. Once the armpit of lower Manhattan, this nook of Chelsea now gets to nuzzle up to the beloved High Line, the refurbished waterfront park and the glam of the Meat Packing District.