Finally the move from One Penn Plaza to Two Park Ave is done. And it’s quite different. Open work space replaced the old cubicle and office structure. Everything is a bit closer together and the whole team tries to get used to the new space situation. Some like it some like it not. Well, we will get used to it. For now I would say it’s just different and it could be worse. Ask me again in 18 days.
Located on Park Avenue between 32nd Street and 33rd Street, Two Park Avenue is a 29 story high building built in 1929 by Ely Jacques Kahn. In its Art Deco style it’s also a New York City landmark and proudly displays the historic grace of Art Deco. The corners and windows are neat and nice and the lobby is somewhat sublime. Ok, enough with the Ted Mosby-ing. At least when it comes to architecture.
Two Park Avenue is located in walking distance to two major transportation hubs: Penn Station and Grand Central. Within a 10-15 min walk, both hubs can be reached easily. According to the commute, One Penn was more convenient. Fall three times from the train and you were in the office. No rain, wind or weather was a factor. Now a 15 min walk in pouring rain awaits you. Of course, only when it’s raining. Currently I miss my in-house Starbucks coffee, but I’m fine. There’s a Pret-A-Manger right next door and the dark roast coffee is very tasty as well. The next Starbucks isn’t that far away, in good walking distance, but only if it doesn’t rain.
The lunch options around Two Park Ave are fine and good as well. Everyone’s favorite Chipotle is one street to the right, some Deli’s to the left and Korea Town for some Sushi is also not far away. No concerns about lunch options whatsoever.
Sure, with one crying eye I will miss One Penn: The view at the Garden, its easy train access and other amenities. But I’m looking forward to give Two Park Ave the chance it deserves. Guess some more pictures will follow in the future. These are the impressions for now.