This full block complex has one of the most sensually rewarding interior courtyards in New York City. Unlike most of the other Garden Apartment complexes in the area where one must first pass through the building to get to the interior courtyard, at Washington Plaza, one must pass through the courtyard to get to the buildings. And what a delight that is! This complex is said to have largest succession of cascading pools within a residential building complex in New York City. And one must walk between their undulating shapes on one side and the most beautifully kept planting areas on the other, to get to one's building entrance. The five levels of fountains are arrow-shaped and stepped so that the point of one overlaps the base of the next, allowing the water to flow down. The buildings, too, are at an angle to the fountains, enhancing the naturalistic feel of the courtyard, and creating what seems like a lush green valley hidden within brown, craggy vertical cliffs.