Waterside Plaza is an ideal Manhattan residence for individuals and families who want all the advantages of a big city, but with a small town feeling and room to breathe. Waterside Plaza is one of the most diverse communities in Manhattan, with United Nations staff and missions from more than 62 countries; doctors and medical students from the nearby medical schools; and families who have relocated here from all over the country. Waterside was designed as a mixed-use residential complex that offered a sense of familiar community within the large city of Manhattan. The Waterside Plaza community includes professionals, academics, administrators, teachers, medical students, and a number of people who have come to New York from smaller cities and who enjoy the opportunity to get to know their neighbors. It's so rare in Manhattan to have such a large open space right outside your door. The two-acre landscaped plaza is the heart of the social life at Waterside Plaza, the gathering place for a world-class community. A year-round schedule of concerts, movies, and fun events make it easy to connect. But more than the scheduled events, it's the everyday luxury of this casual physical space that easily and naturally brings people together. Residents are drawn out of doors to enjoy the sun, sit and read, stroll, watch the children play, grab a snack, browse the Web, or just catch the river breeze and watch the changing light.