Apartment 3A at 209 East 56th Street is an oversized ALCOVE STUDIO in the heart of Midtown, located between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The open plan living room offers flexible layouts including a full dining area and potential home office. The galley kitchen was recently updated and functions perfectly even with its efficient size. The sleeping alcove accommodates a queen-sized bed easily and if so desired, can be converted into a separate, legal bedroom. A roomy dressing area leads into the master bath. There is no lack of abundant storage (four large closets). Pleasant constant northern light shines in through wall to wall north-facing windows. There are hardwood floors throughout and through-wall air conditioning. The Sterling, as the building is named, is a full-service post-war cooperative in a prime Midtown East location several blocks from Central Park and near terrific restaurants like The Shadmor, Smith & Wollensky, Felidia, and Crave Fish Bar. Great shopping abounds like Bloomingdales, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, and WHOLE FOODS just around the corner! Actually you wont ever have to cook with so many delicious choices around and even a full bar and Italian restaurant just downstairs of the building! With eight subway lines (4, 5, 6, E, Q, N, R, M) and the Second Avenue Select Bus, commuting is a breeze to anywhere in the city or outer boroughs. There is a huge fully-furnished common roof deck (a must see during your viewing of the apt.) with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. A live-in super, 24-hour doorman and a large common laundry room are also included. Hallways and the lobby have been recently renovated. The Sterling is Pet friendly and Pied--terres and co-purchasing permitted on case by case basis. The building is also a smoke free building. Call or email me anytime as the apartment is easy for me to show.