Al Shapiro Fine Apartments
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What could be better
- Management can sometimes by unresponsive
Recent Al Shapiro Fine Apartments reviews
The Newport- Great Value for Quieter "In-Between" Option
I've really enjoyed living at the Newport, which I describe to friends as a "hybrid" of a brownstone and sky rise. For those looking for a solid in-between option, the Newport can't be beat- it's an old school Philly apartment building with nine floors, lots of space, tons of sunlight, high ceilings, and a small but fully equipped gym in the basement.
For other amenities, we have our own dishwasher, washer/dryer, and small balcony, along with ample closet space and beautiful hardwood floors. The best part is the price; it's value can't be beat, though this is definitely kept down by a lack of a doorman.
As for the neighborhood around 16th and Spruce, there are lots of fantastic restaurants and coffee shops nearby, and it's just a few minutes walk to the heart of Rittenhouse. While it's certainly not a very social building, there are a number of Penn grad students who live here (mostly med school from what we can tell), and plenty of classmates to share ubers with in neighboring buildings or nearby brownstones.
Management could be more responsive, but they're definitely not the worst we've experienced.
Good price, decent location. Not too social, a bit far from school, but can't beat price. Management is a bit hard to reach.
The Newport is is in a great location
Great location, well priced, a bit old inside that needs renovation
No frills, good location
Location: Great location near the Square, restaurants, bars, two blocks from the bus stop (where the bus isn't yet too crowded). Cute coffee shop and Thai restaurant right across the street. Lots of coffee shops in the area. Close to Flywheel, markets, dry cleaners, and CVS. A bit far from school - about a 35-40 minute walk at a brisk pace.
Building: No frills, no doorman, very small, older gym. Building management is very unresponsive but the maintenance man is amazing and responds very quickly.
Unit: In-unit (normal-size) washer and dryer is very convenient. Huge windows facing west (beautiful sunsets) so lots of natural light. Tall ceilings. Nice hardwood floors everywhere. Spacious living room. Very small bedrooms, but great built-in organization in the closets. Kitchen does not have granite or stainless and lacks in cabinet/pantry storage. Units vary.
Price: Cheaper than most in Rittenhouse, but you get what you pay for (limited amenities, no granite or stainless). Additional cost will be cable/internet and electric (Aug - Oct has been ~$50-65 a month) only.
The Newport is a great building
Great location and aesthetic!
Great location and amenities at a competitive price
The Newport has been largely under-the-radar for MBA students. It offers a great location, large rooms with high ceilings and great amenities for a very competitive price.
Have enjoyed living at The Newport
Smaller apartment complex, in a quiet neighborhood that's still close to Rittenhouse Square and right next to the Kimmel Center. It is not as flash as some of the other buildings Wharton students live in, but it was recently renovated and has some nice amenities, including a gym.
The Newport is a great value
The Newport has cheaper two bedrooms than most of the other options in the Center City Area and it comes with some amenities you would not expect at the price range like a Washer and Dryer and a gym. The surrounding area is fairly quiet, but the location is still pretty convenient. Lots of nice shopping and restaurants nearby.