Independent Living in New York

Independent Living

The freedom to do what you love starts here.

Focus on what’s important to you

At The Amsterdam, independent living gives you complete freedom to live your life as you choose. Swim laps in the pool or shoot some pool in the billiards parlor. Create glass art in the creative arts studio or raise a glass with friends. With all the amenities The Amsterdam has to offer, you can focus on doing what’s most important to you.

When you choose independent living in New York at The Amsterdam, you’ll receive a full complement of services—all for a one-time entrance and monthly service fee. This includes all utilities, gourmet dining, weekly housekeeping, interior and exterior maintenance, a full suite of on-site and off-site educational and cultural programs and numerous daily activities to keep you active.

With Life Plan, we have you covered

The Amsterdam is a Life Plan community. That means, you will receive access to a full continuum of licensed on-site health care including enriched housing, memory support, rehabilitation, award-winning skilled-nursing and hospice care. You have the comfort of knowing that your caregivers are right here should you ever need them, and your monthly fee won't change when you receive care.

How Do They Compare?

We encourage those looking at senior living options to explore all aspects of each community. You may find this list helpful when making comparisons between different types of communities. We hope you will see the many value benefits related to a not-for-profit Life Plan community such as The Amsterdam at Harborside.

Not-for-Profit Life Plan CommunitiesFor-Profit Rental Communities
Typically, long-range planning – a proactive choiceTypically, a needs-based move – a reactive choice
An investment in your daily lifestyle and surroundingsLimited investment in the building/programs
Less deferred maintenance and upkeep at the community as decisions are made locallyLess long-range planning by corporate entity; distance from corporate decisions
Full continuum of supportive services without an additional move offsiteOften lack full continuum of living, which can require a future move offsite in the time of a health crisis
Estate protection of an entrance fee (up to x% refundable)No entrance fee; higher monthly fees
Tends to attract younger residentsTypically attracts a frailer resident due to waiting longer to make the choice
Longer resident length of stayShorter resident length of stay (more transient environment)
Revenues exceeding expenses (profits) are reinvested back into the community to benefit the residentsProfits benefit executives, shareholders, etc.
Certainty of culture with local management and ownershipUncertainty of future with buyout/acquisition possibilities based on profit motive

Can you picture yourself living here?

There is no better time than the present to make an investment in your future. We would love to send you more information or, even better, give you a tour.

What The Amsterdam offers

Experience gracious living in a beautiful setting in the highly desirable North Shore of Long Island. At The Amsterdam, you can choose from an array of thoughtfully designed apartment homes that feature spacious, open layouts with modern conveniences and comforts to make you feel right at home.

  • Residence Features

    • Spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes (also available with den and penthouse options)
    • Kitchens equipped with electric, stainless-steel appliances
    • Full-size washer and dryer
    • Walk-in closets and additional storage
    • High-quality finishes
    • Individually controlled heating and AC
    • Basic cable
    • Internet access
  • Resident Services

    • The Amsterdam’s Life Plan benefit
    • Lifetime interior and exterior maintenance
    • Regularly scheduled group transportation
    • Weekly housekeeping
    • Concierge services
    • Wellness programming
    • All utilities, except telephone and internet
    • On-site banking and postal services
  • Community Amenities

    • Dedicated venues for restaurant-style fine dining, casual bistro selections and private parties
    • Fully-equipped fitness center
    • Heated indoor swimming pool
    • Business center with computer stations
    • Card and game room
    • Billiards parlor
    • Multimedia room
    • Library
    • Creative-arts studio
    • Beauty salon and barbershop
    • Underground parking
    • Woodworking shop
  • Safety Features

    • 24-hour emergency call system and security monitoring
    • Power generators
    • Security personnel
    • Fire-rated and sound-resistant construction
    • Sprinkler system and smoke detectors

Join us to meet our residents!

THERE IS NO BETTER WAY to get to know our community than talking to those that live here. This is a great opportunity to join our resident panel as they share firsthand insight into life at The Amsterdam at Harborside.

Feel right at home.

Our spacious layouts offer gracious sophistication and style to make you feel right at home. Choose which layout is right for your needs.

The Regatta Classic

Two-Bedroom, Two-Bath

The Zephyr Select

Two-Bedroom, Two-and-a-half Bath

The Mariner Signature

Two-Bedroom, Two-Bath

Meridian Classic

Two-Bedroom, Two Bath

Font Resize