Showing posts with label upper west side. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upper west side. Show all posts

Apr 15, 2014

New Developments | Upper West Side Conversions

340 West 72nd Street - The Chatsworth
Upper West Side Rental Conversions 
Opening in 2014 

340 West 72nd Street 
The Chatsworth 
81 units Rental conversion + new construction - Beaux-Arts landmark plus addition.

175 West 95th Street
80 units Rental conversion  - 18 story rental conversion

360 Central Park West

360 Central Park West 
50 units Rental conversion - Luxury pre-war rental conversion

498 West End Avenue

498 West End Avenue
45 units Rental conversion - Century old pre-war conversion

100 W 80th St. -The Orleans

100 West 80th Street - The Orleans
26 units Rental conversion - Luxury pre-war conversion
101 West 78th Street - Evelyn

101 West 78th Street - Evelyn
15 units Rental conversion - Pre-war conversion plus addition

Manhattan New Development/Conversion Listings

Dec 5, 2013

227 West 77th Street - The Larstrand | Now Renting

 227 West 77th Street - The Larstrand, Upper West Side 

The Larstrand, a 20 story, 181 luxury apartment building at Broadway at 77th Street is now renting.

The building features a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom rental apartments. Amenities include: Fitness Room. Facility Kitchen. Playroom. Cabanas. Rooftop Deck.

Studios from $3,175.
Alcove from $3,775
1 Bedrooms from $4700
2 bedrooms from $9,200
3 bedrooms from $16,500

Contact me for availability and viewings.

Jul 5, 2013

732 West End Avenue - Townhouse to 14 Luxury Condos


732 West End Avenue

732 West  End Avenue 

New Construction

14 three & four bedroom
full floor luxury condos

 Unique, luxurious, and historic, 732 West End Avenue is the Upper West Side’s and West End Avenue's newest condo development address. Each of the fourteen residences are accessed by the building’s privately keyed elevator which opens on a full floor home designed in concert with Baltimore Design Group.

Residents step off the private elevator into a vaulted- ceiling foyer, a few steps on the oak wood floors and the foyer opens into an expansive living room with a gas fireplace and stunning views of the Hudson River. Each kitchen is fully equipped with world class appliances and wine storage.

Plaster crown moldings and deep wood base boards surround each of the three bedrooms and the master bedroom opens onto a private terrace. Washrooms are uniquely designed and fitted with marble, stone, tile, and glass. The duplex garden level apartment and the triplex penthouse level apartment boast a more expansive outdoor environment including stunning river views from the fifteenth floor aerie.


Tree- lined West End Avenue is conveniently located between Broadway and Riverside Drive and all public transportation. While set apart from the hustle and bustle of the New York City streets, the address maintains proximity to New York’s culture, entertainment, restaurants, and shops.

3 bedroom 3 bath 1,777 square feet from $2.728,000

732 West End Avenue
The 14 full floor 3 and 4 bedroom condominium apartments range from $2,728,000 for a 3 bedroom 3 bath 1,777 square foot unit on the 3rd floor to $8,505,000 for a 3,190 square foot 4 bedroom 4.5 bath triplex penthouse with two private terraces and spectacular river views.

Please contact me for more information or to schedule viewing appointments.

Manhattan New Developments

Apr 22, 2013

Manhattan Market Update - Supply & Demand

 Manhattan Market Update

       Upper West Side exhibits best Supply/Demand fundamentals with 4.8 months supply
       6 to 9 months supply considered supply/demand (sales/inventory) equilibrium
       Downtown (excluding Financial District/Battery Park City) has 5.2 months supply
       Midtown and UES both have 9.4 months
FD/BPC still over-supplied at 19.8 months supply

Jun 27, 2012

West End Avenue Historic District Approved


The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted yesterday to approve the first phase of the Riverside-West End Avenue historic district. The district, which also includes buildings on Riverside Drive and Broadway, is split into three sections — The LPC approved a partial section of the planned historic district from 79th to 87th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive

After years of campaigning to designate West End Avenue a historic district WEPS (West End Preservation Society) announced a newly proposed area designation as defined by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on September 15, 2010.

The entire proposed district spans from 70th Street to 109th Street

West End Ave: 70th - 107th Sts

Riverside Drive: 70th - 109th Sts

Parts of Broadway (WS): 70th - 109th Sts

Much of the Cross Streets: 70th - 109th

from RSD to West Side of Broadway

related blog posts:

West End Avenue

Dec 23, 2011

Recycled Christmas Tree on Upper West Side

NYC garbage Christmas Tree onrnaments

Christmas Tree with ornaments made of lids in front of The Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew
at West End Avenue and 86th Street on the Upper west Side of Manhattan

The Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew | West End Avenue @ 86th Street

The Upper West Side Methodist Church offers Homeless a Home and more. The Church has operated a pantry for more than 30 years and a woman's shelter fror more than 20 years. Many of the Church's congregants started out sleeping on the Church steps.

Today the building is also shared by Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun and West Park Presbyterian Church.

iPhone photos: Mitchell Hall

Dec 15, 2011

The Savannah | 250 West 89th Street

The Savannah Condop | 250 West 89th Street

The Savannah is a full service post-modern luxury condop on Upper Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The Savannah built 1987 has 20 floors and 141 apartments. Apartments range from studios to one and two bedroom simplexes, duplexes and penthouses.

The Savannah is a coop with no "board approval" and is ruled like a condo. It is pied-a-terre, pet and investor friendly.

Amenities include:  Bike room, garage, fitness room, laundry on every floor, rooftop deck, doorman and concierge.

Corporate ownership is allowed. Maximun financing is 80%.  Located at Broadway and West 89th Street. Community Board 7, School district 3.

Prices range from the mid $300's for studios to $1.7M for a 2 bedroom penthouse. At this wriing, there are currently no active listings available for sale but there is a penthouse studio for for rent at $2350/month.

Dec 10, 2011

Upper West Side Market Report

Upper West Side Market Report


Resale co-op pricing on the West Side decreased from both Second Quarter 2011 and Third Quarter 2010. Median price dipped 4% from last quarter and 9% from a year ago while average price dropped 5% from last quarter and a year ago.

Three-plus bedroom co-ops, however, increased 11% in median price from last quarter. Resale condos, on the other hand, increased 11% in median price and 7% in average price per square foot versus Second Quarter 2011.

Compared to a year ago, condo median price dipped 4% as fewer two- and three-plus bedroom residences traded but average price per square foot was 2% higher.

 Data from Corcoran Report 3Q-11

West side new development pricing saw big jumps in median price and average price per square foot over both time periods.

Median price rose 43% from last year and 44% from last quarter as a large number of $5 million- plus transactions were recorded.

Average price per square foot increased 15% from last year and 14% from last quarter. These sales were primarily at  The Laureate, The Apthorp, The Aldyn and 535 West End Avenue.

 Data from Corcoran Report 3Q-11

As always, I will continue to follow closely sales activity and trends in Manhattan Lofts, and would welcome the oportunity to answer any questions about this report, the market in general or any questions about buying or selling real estate in Manhattan.

Nov 30, 2011

Brooks Brothers at Broadway and 87th St.

2381 Broadway bet 87th/88th
Brooks Brothers new Upper West Side location

The vacant space, where both Saigon then Malaysia Grill once occupied will become a Brooks Brothers store.

The block between 87th and 88th on Broadway has been vacant since 2007. This summer Ricky's moved in followed by a Japanese Gap style retail chain Uniqlo that opened in August with fake snow in the window.

The Japanese retailer closed and was gone by the end of September.

The Gap at 2373 Broadway between 86th and 87th at The Boulevard is closing in February and Filenes Basement at Broadway and 79th is closing in January.

In 2010 Forbes ranked New York, NY 10024 on Upper West Side #32 most expensive zip code in the country (median home: $2,486,757 - up 6% from 2009)

related blog posts:

Say No to Drug store chains 9/2007

No Walgreens at Broadway between 87th/88th

Apple store opens on Upper West Side 1/2008

Vacant Storefront Broadway between 87th/88th

(iPhone photos: ©Mitchell Hall)

Nov 19, 2011

Upper West Side Galactic Laser Spectacular

iPhone photo ©Mitchell Hall 2011
The American Museum of Natural History is located on Central Park West between 77th and 81st Streets.
The museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space at the Hayden Planetarium is a galactic spectacular

Bright green waves of laser light will ripple across the Hayden Sphere from 5 to 11 pm every evening until Sunday, November 27, to illustrate how the Hubble Space Telescope analyzes distant galaxies, quasars, and other celestial objects in the universe.

iPhone photos ©Mitchell Hall 2011

The laser installation can be best viewed from 81st Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

Sep 21, 2011

Upper Broadway - Condos and Condops

Upper Broadway, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, NY
Broadway is the busiest boulevard on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Everything happens on The Boulevard.

Upper Broadway, the hub of the Upper West Side architecturally is an eclectic mix of pre war buildings with modern luxury full service buildings.

The most famous condo on Broadway,The Ansonia is Broadway's most opulent structure. When The Ansonia opened in 1904 it was called: 

"The most technologically advanced apartment house in the world"

Apthorp Apartments, the elegant full-block apartment complex built by the Astor family for the New York elite has converted its 163 apartments to condominiums. The landmark 1908 building has two addresses 390 West End Avenue and 2201-2219 Broadway between west 79th and west 78th streets.
While there are some grand prewar condos and coops on upper Broadway many of the residential buildings are post war modern condos and condops that were built on the Broadway corridor in the west 80's and west 90's during the late 1980's. New construction condos and a rental building have recently been completed in the West 70's.

The landmarked Apple Bank Building at 2112 Broadway at West 73rd Street and West 74th Street has been converted into 29 residential condominiums over the building's top four floors.

Post war Modern Condos and *Condops on Broadway from West 72nd Street to West 96th Street.
*Condop is a term for a residential building or portion of a building that includes both a condominium and cooperative ownership structure. Typically the condop refers to the residential portion of a building which is treated as a single condominium unit owned through a cooperative ownership structure.

The Alexandria - 200 West 72nd Street at Broadway - Built 1991
The Alexandria -201 W 72nd St
Luxury condo, 25 floors 202 apartments, pool, health club
The Laureate - 2050 Broadway - New Construction - 2011
The lau
New Luxury condo - Broadway at 76th Street

Linden78- West 78th Street & Broadway - New Construction - 2010
Boutique Luxury condo at 78th and Broadway

The Broadway - 2250 Broadway at 81st Street - Built 1987
The Broadway - 2250 Broadway
Full service condo, 21 floors, 123 apartments, garden, health club

The Bromley - 225 West 83rd Street at Broadway - Built 1987
The Bromley _ Upper West Side
225 West 83rd Street at Broadway - Full service, condo, health club, pool, children's playroom

The Boulevard- Upper Broadway - Upper West Side
The Boulevard is a full service luxury Condop. Apartments range in size from studios to 4 bedroom homes including simplexes, duplexes and penthouses. Garage, two level health club, pool, racquet ball/squash courts, children's playroom, Duplex party room, solarium, landscaped roof deck.
The Savannah - 250 West 89th Street - 250 West 89th Street at Broadway - Built 1987
The Savannah
Full service condop - 20 floors, 140 apartments, garage, fitness room, roof deck

The New West - 250 West 90th Street at Broadway - Built 1986
The New west 250 W 90th at Broadway
Full service condo, 21 floors, 185 apartments, rooftop pool and health club

The Princeton House -215 West 95th Street at Broadway- Built 1987
Princeton House 215 West 95th
Full service condo, 17 floors, 213 apartments, garage, fitness room, roof deck

The Columbia 275 West 96th Street at Broadway - Built 1983
The Columbia - 275 West 96th Street at Broadway
Full service condo, 35 floors, 302 apartments, garage, health club pool.
The Columbia was the first modern luxury high rise built on Broadway on the Upper West Side. It is taller than most Upper West Side buildings because it is on the north side of 96th street. Above 96th street zoning laws allow taller buildings.

The Ariel (East and West) Broadway at West 99th Street - Built 2006
The Ariel East and West, Broadway at 99th St.

The Ariel complex consists of two two glass towers, the Ariel West (the larger of the two) and the Ariel East. Ariel East, 2628 Broadway, 37 floors, 64 apartments. Ariel West, 245 West 99th Street, 31 floors, 73 apartments. Fitness center, pool, private playgrounds, jungle gyms, slides, half court basketball, screening room, billiards room, two childrens' playrooms, resident's lounge, pet grooming salon.

Most of the post modern condos and condops on upper Broadway feature luxury amenities such as pools and health clubs that are rarely found in pre-war and many post war buildings. Most have apartments that range in size from studios to 4 bedrooms. Prices range from $500,000 to over $5 million.

As a long time Broadway resident myself, it is a true pleasure to walk along Broadway and take advantage of the well established retailers, and restaurants. My favorites are: FairwayZabarsCitarella, the famous H&H Bagels and my office The Corcoran Group -Westside Gallery are all located on Broadway in the heart of the Upper West Side. I love running into past and current clients, friends and colleagues on Broadway.

Upper broadway - Zabars The Corcoran Group Gallery office
Hope to see you on Broadway!

If you would like to purchase or rent an apartment in a luxury condo or condop on the Upper West Side or if you've been thinking about selling your apartment, please contact me at 917-312-0924 or click here: Upper West Side Apartment Buyer or Upper West Side Apartment Seller.

Sep 15, 2011

Landmark Feast: Uper West Side


Landmark Feast is an unprecedented outdoor farm dinner celebrating the Upper West Side and life’s essentials—great architecture, parks, people, food—all key to a sustainable future.

On Sunday, September 25, 2011, the Arthur Ross Terrace at the American Museum of Natural History will be transformed into an extraordinary outdoor dining room for a four-course sit-down dinner—served family-style at one long, communal table under the stars—featuring best-quality local food prepared by the Upper West Side’s most brilliant chefs, all of whom are donating their time and talent, including:
Jonathan Benno, Lincoln
Chef/Collaborator Ed Brown
Executive Chef John Miele, Ed's Chowder House
Erin Burns, A Voce
John Fraser, Dovetail
Vito Gnazzo, The Leopard at des Artistes
Johnny Iuzzini, Jean-Georges

Michael Lomonaco, Porter House
Marc Murphy, Landmarc

Madge Rosenberg, Soutine
Damian Sansonetti, Bar Boulud
Bill Telepan, Telepan
Tom Valenti, Ouest
(For the full list, visit Meet the Chefs!)

In addition, a pre-dinner walkaround of cocktails & tastings will be provided by up to 20 top neighborhood restaurants, including Café Luxembourg,'Cesca, Compass, Gastroarte, Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too, Nice Matin, Nick & Toni's, Recipe, Rosa Mexicano, Scaletta, Shake Shack, Shun Lee, and The Tangled Vine.

All this is being orchestrated by Outstanding in the Field, an international leader in the farm-to-table movement with a track record of coordinating unique food experiences across the country.

All proceeds from Landmark Feast support Friends of Roosevelt Park, the only group dedicated to maintaining and beautifying the green oasis surrounding the Museum of Natural History for the enjoyment of West Siders and four million annual visitors to the area and LANDMARK WEST!, the grassroots organization responsible for preserving the Upper West Side's historic character and livability for the past 25 years.

Because of these two 501(c)(3) nonprofits, our neighborhood is one of the most beautiful and desirable places on earth.

Landmark Feast is sponsored by:

Sep 14, 2011

Manhattan Brownstones


Brownstone Townhouses

New Yorkers lived in Townhouses during the 19th century.
19th Century Single Family Townhouses were made of Brownstone and Limestone.

The luxury apartment building was actually invented in New York in the late 19th century. In 1890 The Dakota was the first luxury apartment building in Manhattan. By 1930, 90% percent of Manhattanites lived in apartments.

West 88th Street Townhouse - Park Block

The Townhouse Market today is very desirable as single family homes and multi-family income producing rental buildings for investors.

Sep 5, 2011

Back to Private Schools on Upper West Side


The Upper West Side of Manhattan is home to many private schools. Below are some of  the finest private schools on the Upper West Side. 

The Calhoon School West End Avenue

The Calhoon School - West End Avenue

The Calhoun School is a progressive, independent, college preparatory school located in the heart of Manhattan’s West Side. Founded in 1896, Calhoun has grown into a two-building coeducational institution with 670 students, ranging from three-year-olds to twelfth graders.

The former Claremont Academy- Stephen Gaynor School

The Stephan Gaynor School
 West 89th and West 90th Street

The Stephen Gaynor School, a non profit organization, provides a unique educational experience for children ages 5-14 with learning differences in a nurturing environment where children are helped to reach their academic potential. At Stephen Gaynor the pattern of academic failure is broken and children are taught to become successful learners with unlimited potential.
The historic Claremont Riding Academy building was supposed to be converted to condos, the units were supposed to give the feeling of a barn. The market turned and the condo developers sold the building for $12 million to the Stephen Gaynor School, which is located behind Claremont on 90th Street. The developers bought the building for $14 million in 2007.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School was founded in 1983, a new model of Jewish day school was created. An independent school offering a pluralistic approach to Jewish learning in addition to secular studies. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun recently purchased the building at 270 West 89th Street from the Abraham Joshua Heschel School for $20 million. The trade symbolizes growth for two Jewish institutions on the Upper West Side. B'nai Jeshurun had rented space in the building from Heschel for its Hebrew School since 1984, when B'nai Jeshurun sold the building to Heschel

                              Trinity School 139 West 91st Street

Trinity School 139 West 91st Street

Founded in 1709 as a charity school supported by Anglican missionaries, the school had its first classes meet in Trinity Church at the head of Wall Street.  Its first schoolhouse was built on the church grounds in 1749, and it is the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the city of New York. The school stretches nearly the length of 91st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. 

Ethical Culture School -33 Central Park west

Ethical Culture School - 33 Central Park West

The Fieldston Ethical Culture school is committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECF offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.

The Dwight School - 291 Central Park West

The Dwight School - 291 Central Park West

Founded in 1872, The Dwight School is a PreK-12 private international school located on Manhattan ’s Upper West Side. In 1996, Dwight became the second school in North America to offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program from kindergarten through grade 12. With the opening of Woodside Preschool in the fall of 2005, Dwight became the first school to offer the IB Primary Years Program for children ages 2-4. Dwight continues to be a pioneer in international education and today nearly 40 countries are represented in its student body.

Columbia Grammar and preparatory School

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is one of the oldest institutions in America, with a long and notable tradition of excellence as a college preparatory school. Facilities include a state-of-the-art theater to computer and science labs, five art studios, including filmmaking and photography and library for children and programs PK through 12.

West Side Montessori school

West Side Montessori School - 309 west 92nd Street

West Side Montessori School (WSMS) is an independent early childhood Montessori school serving 209 students, ages 2.10 through 6. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City and accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the American Montessori Society, and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Many private schools have long waiting lists and have admission requirements/procedures similar to colleges and universities. Most private schools require mandatory testing from the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) as well as interviews, school tours, and references. The best time to contact schools for brochures, applications, and procedures is after Labor Day and ERB testing forms should be completed in early October.

For More Information:

Educational Records Bureau
Parents League of NY

 The Archdiocese of New York     1-212-691-3381
 Abacus Guide                          

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