Rents Start at $12,800 Per Month at New Assisted Living Facility on UES

The Bristal Upper East Side

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A new assisted living facility catering to wealthy senior citizens has opened at 1622 York Avenue at 86th Street.

Crain’s New York Business reports that Bristal Assisted Living has opened its first assisted living facility in Manhattan. It has 132 studios, including 44 units set aside for clients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Rents start at $12,800 a month, while apartments in the memory care unit begin at $20,150 per month. The 14-story facility is also for solo seniors who wish to live independently.


The Bristal is offering a cutting-edge technology designed to monitor the health of residents in the memory care unit and prevent falls and wandering. The system employs “wireless sensors, artificial intelligence, deep machine learning, visual monitoring systems, and predictive analytics.” Infrared cameras in the apartments, which protect privacy by capturing only a silhouette of the residents, capture their movement patterns. Sensors are placed under their mattresses, which monitor breathing, heart rate, and restlessness. The system alerts staff if a resident tries to get out of bed.

The facility touts “tastefully appointed apartments and exquisite common areas,” gourmet meals, an outdoor terrace, and amenities include a creative arts studio, beauty salon and a fitness center. It has a “full activity schedule, plus daily housekeeping and transportation services.” The website describes the facility as being “located just off the scenic FDR Drive.”

Bristal Assisted Living has 23 assisted living facilities in the tristate area.
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