My 500sqft: An art collector from Philly swaps space for amenities at Hell’s Kitchen’s 555TEN

June 2018

Retired lawyer and art collector Andrew Ackerman may have given up some square footage when moving from Philadelphia to New York, but he more than made up for it with luxe lifestyle upgrades. Ackerman now calls one of the Midtown luxury apartments at Extell’s 555TEN his home, opting for a well-appointed alcove studio in which to display some of his extensive art collection. Ackerman says that the combination of convenience, high-rise living, and amenities like an attended lobby, covered dog run, pool deck, private bowling alley, and an in-residence washer/dryer all sweetened the deal for him. “I have no regrets,” says Ackerman of the transition. “There’s nowhere else in the world with this cultural diversity—the museums, the art galleries, the people you meet from all over the world.”