Upper West Side 

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photos courtesy of Compass/Martin Eiden Team

For classic Upper West Side living, there’s nothing quite like the co-ops that line West End Avenue. But this penthouse at 465 West End Avenue takes things a step further, exuding all the pre-war elegance you’d hope for, along with a glass solarium and a massive, 2,900-square-foot terrace. It’s currently asking $2,775,000.

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condos, Design, Interiors, Upper West Side 

Model residence at 350 West 71st Street; photos courtesy of MW Studio/ Nina Poon

The condo building at 350 West 71st Street manages to maintain its historic allure while providing residents all of the perks of modern living. Designed by DXA Studio, the seven-story development on the Upper West Side measures just 75,000 square feet, but still packs in an impressive amenity package, including a library, fitness center, playroom, and large landscaped rooftop with grill and lounge areas. The boutique building sits within the West 71st Historic District, designated 30 years ago for its uniqueness as a tree-lined cul-de-sac and the distinct Beaux-Arts architecture found across the properties.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

And that’s just the beginning. In addition to a basketball court in the basement, this $35 million Upper West Side brownstone has 21 rooms, four outdoor spaces, a wine cellar, and a personal gym. The home at 32 West 76th Street just came out of a multi-year renovation that left it with and some serious contemporary flair and nearly 11,000 square feet of indoor living space.

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City Living, Restaurants, Upper West Side 

Open streets outdoor dining along West 47th Street, photo by CityRealty

On Friday, Mayor de Blasio announced that an additional 15 locations would be closing to traffic and opening their streets for outdoor dining through a combination of the city’s Open Streets and Open Restaurants programs. This brings the total to 62 participating streets. Some of the latest include 13 blocks along Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side, another stretch in Chinatown, Koreatown, a few in Noho/Soho, and five blocks along Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights. Since restaurants were first able to open for outdoor dining when phase two began on June 22, more than 9,500 have signed on to participate.

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Restaurants, Upper West Side 

Photo taken by 6sqft on July 24, 2020

Last week, West Side Rag noticed a “for lease” sign on the window of La Caridad 78, a beloved Chinese-Cuban restaurant that has been on the corner of Broadway and 78th Street for 52 years. Neighbors had speculated about its closing in the days prior after seeing the restaurant’s furniture and other interior items taken out. As Florence Fabricant wrote in the Times, “It was one of the city’s best-known purveyors of Chino Latino food,” serving up dishes like “fried rice with plantains or Chinese pepper steak with Cuban black beans.”

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

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For the very palatable price of $540,000 this true one-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side is a cozy, country home. Located at 331 West 89th Street, just steps from Riverside Park, the apartment is full of charming pre-war details like exposed brick, moldings, and a decorative fireplace. The current owner has also outfitted it with on-style accessories like a Smeg refrigerator and romantic chandeliers.

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Architecture, condos, Features, Interviews, New Developments, Upper West Side 

Images courtesy of CetraRuddy

Designed by CetraRuddy and RKTB Architects, Dahlia at 212 West 95th Street celebrates the Upper West Side‘s classic residential blocks of pre-war architecture while adding innovative design elements. The condo’s 38 homes and common areas are designed to be more spacious than the average Manhattan apartment, and perks unheard of in New York City include a huge 5,100-square-foot private elevated park, a fitness center with a yoga room, and a private parking garage. Plus, each apartment is situated on a corner of the building, so there’s no shortage of views and natural light. 6sqft recently offered a peek at the 20-story building’s interiors, and we’ve now chatted with architect John Cetra about this new addition to the Upper West Side, the neighborhood, and how apartment building design must be sensitive to changing times and the idea of home in the city.

An interview with John Cetra of CetraRuddy, this way

condos, Cool Listings, New Developments, Upper West Side 

Image by Hayes Davidson

Not only is this apartment three floors, but it has a two-floor terrace, too. It’s the Terrace Penthouse at 555 West End Avenue, a former Beaux-Arts school building transformed into a 13-unit boutique condo. The Upper West Side home is currently listed for $22.5 million and has four bedrooms, a two-story living area connected by a floating staircase, and a full-floor roof terrace that’s accessed via an outdoor staircase leading from the wraparound terrace.

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City Living, Upper West Side 

Photo of the Strand’s new UWS storefront, taken by 6sqft on July 7, 2020 

After a long and dramatic saga, the Upper West Side’s Book Culture closed for good in February, but a new beloved book store is opening up in the storefront. The Strand announced earlier this year that third-generation owner Nancy Bass Wyden signed a lease for the space, which will be renamed The Strand at Columbus Avenue. And Gothamist received confirmation from the owner that it’ll be opening this month.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of Tim Waltman

The El Dorado is iconic for so many reasons–its Art Deco architecture, its design by Emery Roth, its two-part tower silhouette–but nothing can beat those Central Park views. And this 15th- and 16th-floor duplex at the classic Upper West Side co-op has 36 windows through which to see these views, along with a 50-foot private balcony. Just listed for $19,999,000, the home has four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and tons of classic pre-war details.

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